MSHSAA Going to 5 Classes

May 4, 2012

The vote is in.  Five classes it is.  The change will be made for next season.  A few thoughts on this… it’s great for our athletes as it creates more championship opportunities.  It lowers district sizes.  It evens the competitive field. Read the rest of this entry »

When High School Baseball Finishes

May 12, 2011

Once my high school season finishes I’ll try to get back to this as much as possible.  I don’t have time to even watch the big league team right now as crazy as it seems. 

Barret Loux Signs with Texas

November 20, 2010

“The Rangers gave Loux $312,000.”

I was disappointed to see this little nugget role across my Twitter feed.  By the way, I just signed up for Twitter a few days ago to get all those breaking stories.  I think this is my feed.

I was really hoping KC would take a shot on Loux.  I know he needs the shoulder cleaned out and he may never come back, but I thought he was worth up to $500K.  And to see him sign for nearly $200K less than that is disappointing.  Well, we’ll see what happens with him in the Rangers organization.  I’ll watch to see how he does with their long toss program.

The Purpose of Wilson Betemit

November 20, 2010

Some of us felt that Wilson Betemit was a risk worth taking.  A guy that was signed because he had a lot of potential, has never lived up to it, and might flourish in Kansas City.  And he rewarded the Royals with decent production while he was on the field.  If you can look past his tremendous strikeout totals, you’ll find that Betemit posted an OPS 100 points higher than his career averages.  But here is the sole purpose of Wilson Betemit on the Royals ball club.

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Bubba Starling 10.23.10

October 23, 2010

ESPNU gave us a glimpse into the mind and demeanor of Bubba Starling last night by televising a high school football game.  It was very good to see and I’m sure more pro baseball scouts were there last night than anyone imagined.  But, those guys were there to get a glimpse of the kid who a few think has a chance to go number one overall in the 2011 MLB Draft.  That is some high praise so any chance I get to see this kid, I’ve got to take it.  If you missed it, page through the guide on ESPNU and they might be showing it again.  So here’s what I saw from the HS football game.

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Twins Position Prospects 2011

October 21, 2010

The Twins have a lot of athletic guys.  After trading Wilson Ramos this season, one would think they took a hit to their farm, but that really isn’t the case.  The top prospects list is loaded with athletic and toolsy guys.  It is somewhat heavy on the OF side of things, but they will fill that void this season with the draft. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins Pitching Prospects 2011

October 20, 2010

There are two reasons for writing up a report on the Twins system.  The first is that you need to know your enemies.  As a division rival and the team that seems to always compete for the AL Central, we need to know what the Twins have coming up and how we compare to them.  The other reason for writing the Twins up today is that they might be in play for the services of one Mr. Zack Greinke according to Buster Olney and a few others.  It makes sense for the Twins to take on Greinke’s contract with the possibility of Pavano leaving.  ZG would be a solid starter for two years on a contender who needs a power arm and prolific pitcher.  So let’s take a look.

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