College Baseball 2014 Season

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:33 pm

Michael Roth:

@mtRoth29: @aaronfitt that's a weak ass move for any organization. If I were a junior this year Id tell the phillies not to draft me after that.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby ctcf » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:22 am

I look forward to the inevitable pissed off Deadspin article.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby Tryptamine » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:46 pm

Aaron Fitt ‏@aaronfitt 58s
One agent: "As of today, Phillies are out. Phillies are not getting into any more of our households. We're shutting down all communications"


Good for him. I hope more agents take this stand against an absolutely vile act. It's not enough that 18-21 year old kids have to negotiate against a multibillion dollar partner, but now they have to face blackmail if they try and even the odds.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:03 pm

Good. Hope more follow.

This was regarding the Fitt tweet posted above:

@CrawfordChrisV: LRT: Had one agent who advises three well-known guys call the situation "scary."

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:05 pm

toonsterwu wrote:This isn't meant as an over-reaction to one game, but I do wonder if Brandon Waddell will hold on as UVA's Friday starter all year. Talent-wise, Kirby and Sborz are clearly better in terms of "stuff". Looks like Connor Jones will be in Branden Kline's freshman year role as a fireman of sorts. My guess is that, with three sophomores in the rotation, that Connor will follow Branden's path and be the closer next year, with a shot at anchoring the rotation as a junior.


Apparently you aren't being reactionary. Kirby is moving to Friday, Sborz to Saturday and Waddell drops to Sunday.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:38 pm

Tryptamine wrote:Aaron Fitt ‏@aaronfitt 58s
One agent: "As of today, Phillies are out. Phillies are not getting into any more of our households. We're shutting down all communications"


Jesus, what a massive [expletive]. Whoever works with the Phillies making these descisons is either insane or has some kind of personal vendetta against these kids.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby craig » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:47 pm

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:
Tryptamine wrote:Aaron Fitt ‏@aaronfitt 58s
One agent: "As of today, Phillies are out. Phillies are not getting into any more of our households. We're shutting down all communications"
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Heh heh, he better. He's not supposed to be an "agent". It's supposed to read, "one 'ADVISOR'", not "one agent"!

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CubinNY » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:52 pm

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:
Tryptamine wrote:Aaron Fitt ‏@aaronfitt 58s
One agent: "As of today, Phillies are out. Phillies are not getting into any more of our households. We're shutting down all communications"


Jesus, what a massive [expletive]. Whoever works with the Phillies making these descisons is either insane or has some kind of personal vendetta against these kids.

Ruben Amaro is terrible at his job.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:36 pm

As always, reading the home team's fans' take on this sort of thing is hiarious.

http://www.thegoodphight.com/2014/2/20/ ... ck-to-ncaa

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College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby ctcf » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:17 pm

KyleJRM wrote:As always, reading the home team's fans' take on this sort of thing is hiarious.

http://www.thegoodphight.com/2014/2/20/ ... ck-to-ncaa


That joecatz guy is hilariously dumb. "Let's face it guys, rules are rules and he broke em."

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Wetzler suspended 20% of Oregon State's games.

@aaronfitt BREAKING: Oregon State's Ben Wetzler will be suspended for 20 percent of the season, which includes time he's already missed.


@aaronfitt Oregon State statement says Wetzler's 20 percent suspension "is too hard given all of the mitigating factors." He'll return Sunday, March 3.


‏@aaronfitt OSU: "Having seen these amateurism rules in action, OSU believes NCAA should take a serious look...toward revising rules on amateur status"


@aaronfitt I completely agree with Oregon State that this penalty—or any penalty—is too harsh for Wetzler, but at least it's not a longer suspension.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:18 am

BP on Wetzler, the NCAA and the Phillies: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... ao.twitter

Good read.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby Slugger_16 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:54 pm

Some fireworks late in the South Carolina-Clemson game this afternoon. Clemson coach Jack Leggett comes out to argue a call on a play at the plate while play is still live. He touches his catcher to tell him to throw it to 3rd because the runners are advancing while they're arguing with the ump. Runner is out at 3rd but the Clemson player talks trash and benches clear. Clemson loses 10-2 and their coach is the whiniest bitch who's ever bitched.

Here's are the multiple Vines of the play:
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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby OleMissCub » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:29 pm

Junior pitcher from LSU, Aaron Nola.

Dude has now pitched 53 innings without giving up an earned run. This year he is 4-0, 0.00 ERA, 27 innings, 36 K's and 2 walks. Goodness.
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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby The Logan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:15 pm

Well that's just a very fortunate last name.
"I don't think this team improves by trading Scott Feldman," Samardzija said.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:20 pm

I think I hate Vine more than I hate Twitter itself.
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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby Redfoot » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:13 pm

Virginia vs Miami is on ESPNU. Waddell vs Radziewski.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby toonsterwu » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:34 pm

UVA's season has been ... iinteresting. The elite offense hasn't been there, as guys have struggled (particularly Downes, but McCarthy did as well). Fisher is out. That said, the pitching, which was in a rebuilding mode, has picked up the slack, as Kirby has been dominant. Sborz is clearly a pen arm functioning as a Saturday starter for now (I now expect Sborz to move back to the pen next year, with Connor Jones taking a rotation spot, as Jones is arguably the best, or 2nd best, arm for UVA). The meat of UVA's schedule is in April, though. Fisher comes back, I want to say mid-April. A good April, and they'll probably be in contention for the top overall seed.

The benefit of all these injuries/struggles is that younger positional guys are getting PT and AB's, which will help for next year, after this junior crop of positional guys leave, but while UVA still has an elite pitching staff.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:05 am

BA's midseason projected field: http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ ... eld-of-64/

The top 8 seeds, in order, are: Virginia, South Carolina, Florida State, Texas, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Louisiana-Lafayete, Oregon State and Vanderbilt.

Other teams people care about: Ole Miss is a 2 in Miami's regional, UCLA is a 3 in Cal Poly's regional, Kansas is a 2 in South Carolina, Oklahoma is a 2 in Oregon State and Indiana hosts it's regional again (matched up in the Supers with Vandy).

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:41 pm

You thought the Rodon tweet about his 134 pitch outing was bad?

@Texas_Baseball: Consider this: Nathan Thornhill tossed a complete game on just 93 pitches - despite a TWO-hour rain delay in the middle of the game.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:36 pm

My Rebels are facing Aaron Nola from LSU tonight on ESPN. Not looking forward to this....

So far he is 7-1, 0.70 ERA, 64 IP, 84 K, 13 BB, 9 games started with 6 shutouts.
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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:36 pm

OleMissCub wrote:My Rebels are facing Aaron Nola from LSU tonight on ESPN. Not looking forward to this....

So far he is 7-1, 0.70 ERA, 64 IP, 84 K, 13 BB, 9 games started with 6 shutouts.


Well, Chris Ellis isn't half bad. Currently outdueling Nola.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:40 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:My Rebels are facing Aaron Nola from LSU tonight on ESPN. Not looking forward to this....

So far he is 7-1, 0.70 ERA, 64 IP, 84 K, 13 BB, 9 games started with 6 shutouts.


Well, Chris Ellis isn't half bad. Currently outdueling Nola.


I've seen Ellis listed as a late first or early second round guy on some mocks.
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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:53 pm

I really hope that, come tourny time, UVA slides Waddell in as the 2nd pitcher instead of Sborz. Sborz's command in a pivotal 2nd game would really have me worried. Heck, been saying it for awhile, but I sorta wish Connor Jones was a starter with Sborz in the pen. I think Sborz has draft potential ... but as a pen arm (doubt the Jones/Sborz swap happens this year ... maybe next year). Hell, I wouldn't even really mind flipping Nick Howard's strike throwing ability with Sborz.

The return of Fisher should bode well for this UVA squad, but what this team really needs is for Brandon Downes to snap out of his funk. I know he's been banged up, but it's getting to be crunch time.

As a side note, this year seems rather wide open. It isn't hard to imagine FSU beating UVA 2 out of 3 if they had Leibrandt.

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Re: College Baseball 2014 Season

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat May 10, 2014 11:39 pm

Man, UCLA is going to go from winning the College World Series (and making Omaha 3 of the last 4 seasons) to not even making the tournament. Sucks, but oh well, last year was so much damn fun.


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