Nov
03

Solid day for Romine in the desert

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Jim Callis revealed a little more than we previously knew about the Scott Bittle situation in this week’s Ask BA. Apparently the Yanks had a deal in place with their 2008 second round pick, but he failed a post-draft physical not because of a specific ailment, but because of general wear-and-tear. The Yanks didn’t sign him and used the compensation pick to select J.R. Murphy in 2009. Bittle ended up with the Cardinals as their fourth rounder that year, and sure enough he missed the entire 2010 season after having shoulder surgery. Dodged a bullet there, eh?

AzFL Phoenix Desert Dogs (8-0 loss to Peoria) wow they suck, just 6-13 on the season
Jose Pirela, 2B: 0 for 5, 2 K
Brandon Laird, LF: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at third
Austin Romine, C: 2 for 4, 1 K – he actually threw out an basestealer today, the only one that attempted to swipe a bag
George Kontos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-5 GB/FB – 17 of 31 pitches were strikes (54.8%)

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    The Yanks didn’t sign him and used the compensation pick to select J.R. Murphy in 2009. Bittle ended up with the Cardinals as their fourth rounder that year, and sure enough he missed the entire 2010 season after having shoulder surgery. Dodged a bullet there, eh?

    But I was specifically told in no uncertain terms that failing to sign our first two picks that year meant that the 2008 draft was an unmitigated and franchise-crippling disaster.

    I am now at a loss as to how to take this news.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      I’d rather have Gerrit Cole and his billionaire family. But Sladerunner and Murph are pretty cool too.

    • Jeffrey

      Well maybe they shouldn’t have drafted him in the first place.

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

    Man how pissed was Bittle when he heard Loux got awarded FA?