While Everton might be a mess, when it comes to come money, they do have something to smile about: Ross Barkley. Everton's rising star Barkley is the best come out of their academy since Rooney. Over the last couple of years, Everton's academy has produced a ton of talent over the last couple of years and is starting to look like the West Ham Academy that produced so many great players in the '90's.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
For some the Europa League means nothing but to Irish club Shamrock Rovers it might as well be the Champions League. After fighting extinction, Shamrock Rovers are savouring their chance to play European football. While some kill the Europa League, I can not wait to the see the small little club that could play Spurs in the group stages.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Things are changing in the Premier League, gone are the days of clubs spending $14 million on a 26 year old players, now its all about the kids. The Daily Mail's Matt Barlow takes an interesting look at practice.Clubs are looking at the resale value of a player kind of like what happened with Ronald at Manchester United.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
For years she has been most dominating coach in college sports, but now Pat Summitt is fighting a different battle. The Lady Vols head coach has been diagnosed with the early onset dementia. Such a sad story, I hope that she is able to battle through and coach as long as she wants.
The original reason for making the three hour drive to Harrisburg was to see Bryce Harper play in Double A, but that did not happen after he got hurt and was ruled out for the rest of the season. But that did not stop me from scouting a couple of other Nationals prospects.
After Harper, the next best ranked player in the system is catcher Derek Norris. During game Norris struck out twice and did not look doing it against a left handed pitcher. Norris was the second ranked player in the Nats system coming into the season by Baseball American, but that is going to change after the season is over. My only question is what positions does he play, Wilson Ramos appears to the be the catcher of the future, so does that mean Norris moves to first base. I know he has impressive stats, but I think that he will never make the grade in Washington
Sunday, August 21, 2011
For Expos fan, a trip to see the Harrisburg Senators is a like a trip to mecca. For years the Senators have played a key role in player development and that appears to be continuing with Strasburg and Harper suiting up for the them over the last couple of years
Senators = Championships
Brandon Phillips once part of the doomed Bartolo Colon deal
You know its Minor League Baseball when the kids are warming up with the players
Vlad near I say anything else. The banners around the stadium show how many great players that have come through Harrisburg
Somewhere Phillies rookie pitcher Michael Stutes is smiling