Brendan Panikkar

Brendan Panikkar

Brendan Panikkar is a graduate of Brock University's Sport Management program. Currently, he is the Vice-President, Customer Service at North Aware. He loves all sports but baseball and football take precedent over hockey and basketball. Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Argonauts, San Francisco 49ers, Toronto Raptors

By Brendan Panikkar On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Aaron Sanchez Solidifies AL Wild-Card Game Start

About a week ago I wrote a piece outlining that the starting pitcher decision for the AL Wild-Card game which is looking more and more likely to be at the Rogers Centre next Tuesday October 4th may not be as clear More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

11 Games Left, 3 Teams, 2 Spots For The NL Wild-Card

Carlos Martinez gets the ball in the NL Wild-Card game. What a storyline this could quickly become with only 11 games remaining in the MLB’s regular season. The New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, and San More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

AL Wild-Card Scenario: J.A Happ or Aaron Sanchez?

The Toronto Blue Jays squeaked out a win on Monday night against the Seattle Mariners in front of what some are calling Rogers Centre West (thank you Mike Wilner) due to the thousands of Blue Jays fans that stormed More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Monday, September 19th, 2016

It’s All On Josh Donaldson For The Toronto Blue Jays Playoff Hopes

As Josh Donaldson goes, the Toronto Blue Jays go. 13 games left. 5-11 in the month of September. This isn’t exactly the September the Toronto Blue Jays and their fans had envisioned things going when the More...

Ryan Braun
By Brendan Panikkar On Saturday, June 4th, 2016

A Crazy But Bold Toronto Blue Jays Trade Idea

Ryan Braun’s name is circling in trade rumours. I want to start this piece by saying it is purely a fun idea. Perhaps very outlandish and not very likely to happen but if GM Ross Atkins and CEO Mark Shapiro More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Why Adding Jason Grilli Is Such A Big Deal

Jason Grilli adds a lot more than just a solid veteran to the Toronto Blue Jays The struggling Toronto Blue Jays bullpen has needed someone to step up for a while now. Joe Biagini was the only one who has proven More...

Justin Smoak
By Brendan Panikkar On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Perhaps Justin Smoak Just Needs Consistent Playing Time

Justin Smoak is off to a nice start in 2016 It was quite the eventful night around the Toronto sports scene on Tuesday May 3rd. The Toronto Raptors were playing in only their 2nd ever playoff round at the Air Canada More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The Great, Good, Bad, and Ugly Of The Toronto Blue Jays April

J.A Happ has been phenomenal through April in his 2nd stint in Toronto 2016 really was the most anticipated seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays since the glory days of the early 90’s. We know what happened More...

Aaron Sanchez
By Brendan Panikkar On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The Toronto Blue Jays Biggest X-Factor: Aaron Sanchez?

Aaron Sanchez may just be the biggest X-Factor for the Blue Jays in 2016. I think 2016 is going to be the year of the 416. The 416 being #41 Aaron Sanchez and #6 Marcus Stroman. The 6 has arrived and largely cemented More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Top 10 Second Baseman For 2016

With the end of the NFL season upon us, the Baseball Hot Corner team brings back the Top 10 at each position series as we get closer to pitchers and catchers reporting. The first position to highlight is 2nd base, More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Could Another MVP Come out of Toronto?

Troy Tulowitzki will win the 2016 AL MVP 2015 marked the return to the playoffs for the first time since 1993 for the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a welcome sight for fans of all ages to see playoff baseball return More...

By Brendan Panikkar On Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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My Toronto Blue Jays Christmas Wishlist

Marcus Stroman leads the 2016 Blue Jays pitching rotation Everybody has their Christmas wishlists every year. Some wish for toys, some wish for personal goal achievements in the coming year, others for world peace, More...

Drew Hutchison
By Brendan Panikkar On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Drew Hutchison Prime For A Bounce Back In 2016

Drew Hutchison will bounce back in 2016 Drew Hutchison came into 2015 after a 2014 campaign where he demonstrated quite a bit of promise in his first full season after Tommy John surgery. Hutchison  received much More...

Starlin Castro
By Brendan Panikkar On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Starlin Castro To The New York Yankees

The New York Yankees appear to be the beneficiary of the Chicago Cubs signing free agent Ben Zobrist to a free agent contract as the Yankees and Cubs have agreed to a deal that will send the once highly touted More...

Jose Bautista
By Brendan Panikkar On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Pick One: Extend Jose Bautista Or Edwin Encarnacion?

Jose Bautista is the guy I extend over Edwin Encarnacion The Toronto Blue Jays front office has been relatively quiet over the course of the off-season. We all know who the new bosses are in charge so let’s More...

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