Waikiki loses in a walk-off

NLDS Game 4: Phillies vs. Brewers
ALDS Game 3: Rays @ ChiSox

HWB Waikiki (7-6 loss to North Shore, walk-off style)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 5, 1 R, 3 K
Jeremy Bleich: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 7-1 GB/FB – 39 of 69 pitches were strikes (56.5%) … threw first pitch strikes to 12 of the 19 batters he faced … all three runs scored on RBI groundouts

Remember how I’ve been saying the Arizona Fall League starts on Monday? I’m wrong, turns out it starts Tuesday. My bad. Phil Hughes is one of the league’s top plot lines this year.

NLDS Game 4: Phillies vs. Brewers
ALDS Game 3: Rays @ ChiSox
  • Miles Roche

    Now that Andrew Brackman had the rebound start, Bleich is the one that has to carry the ‘ ‘ Bust ‘ ‘ banner, right?

  • Steve

    Brrrrr . . . just got a chill up my spine.

    Honey, is there an overdraft in here? Check the windows.

    • Miles Roche

      Still trying to figure out what you’re referring to. . . .

      • Miles Roche

        Oh, overdraft, gotcha. . .
        Turns out, beside being reasonable and good looking, you’re creative and funny as well :-)

  • Bill

    Would you do this trade:
    NYY get Peavy
    SD gets 2B Cano, SP Hughes, CF Jackson, SP Belatances.

    Then trade Veras for a 2B, and hope Gardner can play CF.
    Imagine a rotation of:
    C.C.
    Wang
    Peavy
    Pettite
    Joba

    That would be crazy.

    • Miles Roche

      You’re out of your proverbial mind!
      Kidding me??? Trade 4 blue-chippers for Peavey in addition to paying him an average of 15 mil per???

    • Steve

      Cano has 27 mil guaranteed over the next 3 years, and with the way he hit and fielded his position this year he’s not worth the money. He’s out.

      Anyone who thinks Cano is a fit for a small market team should look up his contract. He was cheap this year (3 mil) but not going forward.

    • Mike W.

      If the Padres wouldn’t do this, we could always throw in Montero too.

      :-)

    • pat

      no absolutely not that is a terrible idea

    • Mike Pop

      You Craaaaazzyy Bill !

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      My favorite part of this isn’t even the Peavy lunacy. It’s the “Then trade Veras for a 2B.”

      Sure, because it’s just that easy.

  • Brian

    hughes’ “finishing touches on his reputation restoration”? um, ok. i suppose, but really?

  • Mike Pop

    Id rather deal for Felix than Peavy and sign Felix long term for a cheaper amount.. Trade for Felix and sign CC we have the best rotation in baseball cuz its all number 1’s// could we get Felix without Hughes tho
    Felix
    CC
    Wang
    Joba
    Hughes/Mussina

    only in dreams

    • http://inmymothersbasement.blogspot.com Tremont

      What kind of package are you offering for Felix?!!

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        They would have to clone Joba, then trade Joba and Joba2.0 for him.

  • http://inmymothersbasement.blogspot.com Tremont

    Am I alone in not hating the Jeremy Bleich pick? They thought they were going to blow a lot of their budget on their 1st pick, Gerrit Cole. Then they went over slot on a bunch of later picks. Given this context, I have no problem with the team signing a lower risk/ lower reward guy.

    Let’s say his ceiling is as a 4th starter and he has a decent likelihood of reaching that ceiling. Having a bunch of those guys in your system makes it possible to make trades (Nady/Marte) and avoid signing middling vet pitchers to big money (Pavano/Wright). For chrissakes, Kyle Lohse just signed a $40 million contract. Fourth starters are mighty expensive.

    • greg

      I understand what you’re saying and it does make some sense, but I disagree. The yanks should draft based on upside. They can afford to pay a 4th starter $40 million, but you can’t just sign stars in their peak, so the yanks should draft people who have the potential to be stars.

      • A.D.

        so who should have they drafted in the supplemental round?

  • Bill

    Peavy at 15 mil is a bargain. The bottom line is in order to acquire talent u need to give up talent. Cano actually has a team friendly contract because his team doesn’t have to worry about an unexpected rise in arbitration. Btw he’ll also be cheap next yr at 7 mil. We could always throw in cash if we have to.

    Look at the Beckett deal. IS Hanley crazy good? Yes. Do the sox regret trading him? No

  • Frank Sobotka

    Bleich is the belle of the ball from this draft class so far, and has been unimpressive. But there’s still plenty of time for the other draft picks to pan out into something more interesting and productive.

    And Veras for a 2B? Dumbest thing I’ve ever read.

    • A.D.

      Bleich has 6 career innings, he’ll be fine

  • Marc

    Anyone know what day Hughes will pitch? I live in Tucson, AZ and could easily make it to the AFL games.