Thursday, July 30, 2009

Assorted News

The trading deadline end tomorrow at 4pm. It will be interesting to see if Halladay is traded. Any ideas if he will be, and if so to where?

It appears as if he will be staying put in Toronto, which will be to the delight of many Jays fans. If he does stay its too bad they had to go through all this nonsense for the past few weeks. You have to wonder if Halladay was looking forward to possibly switching teams, especially after some of the heartbreaking losses the team has been encountering as of late.

A few things to note:
  • To anyone who has an iPhone or iPod Touch. Does anyone have the MLB AT Bat 2009 application? If not, I have to tell you, it is freaking amazing and probably the best 9.95 I ever spent. A few days ago the Jays game was featured as part of their TV games and I was able to watch the entire Blue Jays vs Mariners game. It was interesting watching it on such a small screen but I cant even tell you how clear the images were. It is amazing how far technology goes nowadays.
  • Looks like the Yanks are going to be calling up a guy from AAA tomorrow. It looks to be either Austin Jackson or Shelley Duncan. I have a soft spot in my heart for Shelley so I hope its him, but if it turns out to be AJax, I guess I can accept that also. I will say though, if you don't appreciate Shelley because you feel he strikes out too often, look for similar results with Austin. I personally do not think hes ready for the major leagues, but I guess we may soon find that out.

  • My husband, the great Mark Melancon, finally pitched in a game. About damn time Girardi. I still say the guy should be in the minors if he isnt going to get any work but what the hell do I know. I am just a girl who follows the game. The only experience I have is in complaining.

  • Are the Jays really going to trade Scott Rolen?

  • Aaron Hill and Adam Lind make me happy, really happy. At least someone on the team (along with Rolen) has decided to show up for the Jays

  • Another day, another big player we find has used steroids. I guess at this point you can't be surprised. I think its one of those things where I would be disappointed if I found out someone like Girardi , Jeter, or Leiter used steroids back in the day. Hopefully that's not the case.

  • Tough play by Coke. He almost had the ball which would have kept the game going. Instead the winning run scores and the Yanks lose. Oh well close call.


Kyle said...

Should be an interesting trade deadline. Do the Yankees get Washburn? Does Halladay get traded? My guess is the Yankees don't get Washburn and Halladay is traded, but not to the Yankees.

I'd guess they call Shelley up. AJax isn't ready. I think fans might be disappointed with him. People hype him to be a superstar, but he projects to be similar to Mike Cameron. Solid, but some fans will have higher hopes due to hype.

My surprise with Ortiz is that somehow he was never even implicated of PED use or anything until today. He might just have been the most obvious user in the game.

I too would be upset if Jeter or Rivera used steroids. I wouldn't be shocked with certain other Yankees, but some would disappoint me.

Tough loss tonight. Can't win them all I guess. Offense and our defense needs to play better on Friday.

Al Leiter said...

I took the kind of steroids that make you talk a lot.

My best to Rascal.

The Commish! said...

Why the heck did the Yanks get Jerry Hairston, Jr.? Ugh!!!

V-Mart to the Red Sox-no surprise.

Rolen to the Reds.

Washburn to the Tigers

Peavy to the White Sox

Halladay stays put

Does Shelley know that Mark Melancon is your husband? He might want his bat back!

Shelley gets called up! Christina, please have Shelley get me tickets? Thanks!

Bruno Van Rottweiller said...

Halladay NOT traded...Christina you was right! I'm happy about that. Didja hear what Kay said about the Yankee payroll. Hal told Cashman, that after Teixeira that was that! They got the lowly Pirates to pay Hinske's salary. In essence, the Yanks have very little payroll flexibility.

Most interesting trade was the Peavy one. I'd love to see how bad or how good he will be on the Palehose. Nice job by Kenny williams. After Peavey said no, he finally said yes...

Rolen for Encarnacion two minor leagures...very blah trade. The Jays will probably let Bautista take over third and let Encarnacion be DH. Encarnacion has been shitty this year both offensively and defensively, so this is a step down for the Jays.I don't even think that Brian Butterfield(their great infield /bench coach) can save this disaster! The two pitchers don't seem that bad though......

Al Leiter's Bullpen Catcher said...

I dont get the Rolen trade, the Jays have clearly given up on their season. I wish they hadnt put Halladay through all this nonsense unless they were somewhat sure it would get done.

Did you see Shelley is on the team? Too bad he probably wont get used. Hes worked so hard to get where hes at and is a really nice guy.

I agree though Bruno, the Peavy deal is definitly the most interesting. It will be good to see how that works out for them.

Bruno Von Rottweiller said...

The rolen trade was to save money for next year, I mean they are 13 games out. Hopefully the next GM, will be able to add at least two good RISP hitters and get rid of that lazy prima donna Rios!If they could use the money they save to get a Wynn, Abreu or a Damon next year....then things are shakin'. Otherwise with this current group, they are not going anywhere.AS great as Rolen was defensively and as a gamer, he has a tendency to get injured. He also didn't like the turf at the Skydome. Encarnacion supposedly has an upside BUT we'll see....

Problem with Shelly is that his minor league power hasn't really translated to the big league level. I like his enthusiasm BUT the Yankee are so filled with DHs and the like and Teix is a permanent fixture at first. Then again anyone should be a defensive replacement for Swisher! Even the Yankee Stadium dog catcher......

Al Leiter's Bullpen Catcher said...

hahahah... so true about Swisher.... Looks like Shelley is headed back to AAA today. I wish they would have at least given him a chance to hit at least once.