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Posted on: February 20, 2010 9:43 pm
 

random musings.......Some MLB Walk-Year Players

The $$ is ever present in the minds of Walk-Year players,  And there's nothing wrong with that.  Just as in other sports, an individual has the right for the pursuit of happiness.  Can't, and won't, be able to play forever.   So while team loyalty always sounds fine and dandy in the appropriate press releases and media outlets, a fan never knows until the signature is on the dotted line......

Jason Werth: top notch 2009 season, 159 games, but will he stay healthy?  First time in last six years he didn't find himself on the DL.

Carl Crawford: If you follow baseball, there's no need to highlight his 2009 season.  Somehow I feel he's going to take alot of $$ where ever he ends up.  And will the Rays pony up with a fat contract extension?

Josh Beckett: Very reliable in recent years, a break from his early career.  The Red Sox have made no attempt to hide their interest in an extension.

Derrek Lee: In 2005 Derrek nailed the 30 HR plateau, and finally again in 2009.  Couple that with his 111 RBI, and he had a right fine season.  Question is, was this a one year spike in production?

Derek Jeter: Many years ago I was 37 years old.  And I am still amazed at what Derek can do at this age.  It would seem that the Yankees would, and will, sign Mr Jeter to a very fat extension before he tests the waters of the AL and NL.  His offensive production offsets his defensive woes.  From a fantasy standpoint, what position will he end up playing?


And there are others who will test the free agency market, but I'm going to enjoy observing the bidding wars and season as this plays out.


be safe.  enjoy life.

Posted on: February 20, 2010 9:43 pm
 

random musings.......Some MLB Walk-Year Players

The $$ is ever present in the minds of Walk-Year players,  And there's nothing wrong with that.  Just as in other sports, an individual has the right for the pursuit of happiness.  Can't, and won't, be able to play forever.   So while team loyalty always sounds fine and dandy in the appropriate press releases and media outlets, a fan never knows until the signature is on the dotted line......

Jason Werth: top notch 2009 season, 159 games, but will he stay healthy?  First time in last six years he didn't find himself on the DL.

Carl Crawford: If you follow baseball, there's no need to highlight his 2009 season.  Somehow I feel he's going to take alot of $$ where ever he ends up.  And will the Rays pony up with a fat contract extension?

Josh Beckett: Very reliable in recent years, a break from his early career.  The Red Sox have made no attempt to hide their interest in an extension.

Derrek Lee: In 2005 Derrek nailed the 30 HR plateau, and finally again in 2009.  Couple that with his 111 RBI, and he had a right fine season.  Question is, was this a one year spike in production?

Derek Jeter: Many years ago I was 37 years old.  And I am still amazed at what Derek can do at this age.  It would seem that the Yankees would, and will, sign Mr Jeter to a very fat extension before he tests the waters of the AL and NL.  His offensive production offsets his defensive woes.  From a fantasy standpoint, what position will he end up playing?


And there are others who will test the free agency market, but I'm going to enjoy observing the bidding wars and season as this plays out.


be safe.  enjoy life.

Posted on: January 15, 2010 9:16 pm
 

Is Vol's AD destroying the UT football progam ?

It is perplexing to observe how Mike Hamilton has deflected the media, and loyal fan, firestorm away from him like a non-stick skillet bought on isle 11 during a blue light special.

Mike Hamilton negotiated a deal with Lane Kiffen that, in the corporate business world I was part of many years ago when younger, would have Mike looking for another site of employment.  No need for an exit interview by a subordinate staffer.  No questions asked.  Security escort to the door, with personal belonging being carried inspected.  Oh, and don't bother using us as a reference.  Ever.  In fact, you can expect an unnamed source to leak details of your poor judgement and negotiating skills.

Lane's buyout is, was, to the tune of $ 800,000. 

Lane's contract payout in the unfortuanate situation of being fired, or as some say, relieved of duties, was, is, to the tune of $ 7,500,000.

From a simplistic business analysis, the checks and balances were, are, seriously flawed.

Lane's assistant coaches are, were, signed to multiyear agreements.   Any wonder on the hesitation of coaches approached ?  You're relegated to using coaches you don't know.  Probably don't want.  And who knows if the assistant coaches care any more.  And what of the emotional baggage these assistant coaches present to current players and those recruited by Lane's staff ? 

Mike Hamilton has napalmed the Vols football program
Posted on: January 1, 2010 8:34 pm
 

Which Gators come out tonight ?

Coach Meyer is in limbo.  Coach Strong is in temporary limbo. Gator Nation is in limbo.

Bearcats are a very very formidable top level football team in college football.

Do my Gators come out and stink up the Dome ?

Do my Gators come out and play with passion, emotion, and heart ?

How will Tim Tebow play ?  What's going on in Meyer's head ? 

We'll certainly know in a few hours...........
Posted on: October 6, 2009 12:21 am
 

Tebow has been cleared !

Tuesday the press conference with the Gators will release the following:

"Tim Tebow, in a quiet, yet powerful, moment on Sunday afternoon laid his hands upon himself and was healed. "

More details will be released in the morning !
Posted on: July 27, 2009 12:42 am
 

College Football Rule Change.....Punters beware

Last year we saw the punters in college football moving about, kicking rugby style.  This year a rule change in college football will come into play that will make this a little more interesting for the defense. 

Now, if a college punter moves outside the "tackle box" and punts the football, he's fair game if hit  No roughing the punter.  No penalty flag.  And while this rule change probably won't affect special teams who can get the punt off, the days of scrambling around have just got more interesting.

Of interest is that Justin Tucker, one of the punters for Texas who also handles kickoff duties, now punts rugby style with either foot.  While that doesn't sound like a big deal, last year he pinned other teams deep numerous times.  At my age, I sometimes wonder which shoe goes on which foot. 
 
 
 
 
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