UPDATE: THE SOX GET JAKE PEAVY. THAT’S THE WHITE SOX. PEAVY HASN”T PITCHED SINCE JUNE, BUT THIS AL CENTRAL RACE IS HEATING UP.
The deadline approaches. I’m not going to wait it out. Everyone will be in a mad dash to get wasted by the time all this shakes out. The only deal that looks 100% right now is the Tigers picking up Jarrod Washburn. It’s a nice move for Detroit. One of the ESPN cats wrote about how it usually isn’t the biggest name that makes an impact in the Series. Washburn fits that bill. Victor Martinez now officially headed to Boston. The Red Sox deal La Roche for Casey Kotchman…as they continue to stockpile 1B. Not entirely sure what the Sox are doing, but they add a nice bat.
Biggest rumor has Heath Bell and Adrian Gonzalez going to LA. L.A. making a serious move at some bullpen help. Trading for Adrian Gonzalez doesn’t really do it for me. I actually like James Loney. Gonzalez I think can be pitched too. He’s cooled it seems since a hot start, and he’s hitting .252. I applaud the aggression, though. A lot of other contenders out there not doing anything yet, so we’ll have to keep one ear tuned to Tim Kirkjian for the remainder of the evening.
Tiger shot 63. I guess he’s ok. My prediction is that Tiger gets just outgunned this week, wins next week at Firestone, and then doesn’t win the PGA. That’s been the pattern of the year, and I’m sticking to it. The real golf achievement of the day, however goes to blog visitor Rand, who did something special this morning. I think I invented the term “2-chip/2-putt double.” It’s funny, it’s catchy. It has it all. Well, Rand up the ante today with the “3-chip/3-putt quad”. As an added degree of difficulty he putted off the green…then 3 chipped, before smooth 2-jacking for quadrangle. Impressive. All took place at Jeffersonville…oh how I will ban thee.
Tonights the night. Cliff Lee in San Fran. Sucks that it’s a late coast game on a Friday, but Cliff gets a nice pitcher’s park to make his debut in. I think he gets off to a good start, and the Phils offense due for a little surge. Pedro is also scheduled to throw in Allentown, but it looks like some nasty storms are lining up for the East Coast, so I’m not sure if they’ll get it in. If he throws we have some eyes on the scene to get an idea of how it goes. I have it on pretty good authority that no one was really blown away with his bullpen on Tuesday, but they are anxious to see him take the hill.
That’s it….Go to a bar or something…get out of here.. Any major deals from here on out…maybe I’ll quick blurb. We’ll recap it all for Monday, and maybe I’ll even pick the playoffs just for fun…and because I can. Busiest week ever. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented. Later.