Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Morning Joe: Rooney = Ball Stamping Incident

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Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough loves LFC and hates Manchester United. While previewing the World Cup today he referred to Wayne Rooney's incident in the last World Cup as "Ball Stamping Incident" this is the first time that I have ever heard it described as that. I guess Morning Joe will be our World Cup headquarters for the next months.

The Front Page Story: Strasmas

Yesterday was a big day in Washington DC politics with primaries all over the country, but what was the biggest story on the front pages of the some DC Daily Newspapers, Starsburg of Course. Stephen Strasburg made Nationals fans cry in happiness with his performance last night against the Pirates, 7 innings, 2 runs and 14 strikeouts, not bad for your first start.
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Monday, June 07, 2010

MLB Draft quick thoughts

I'm a draft geek and I admit that, so here is my quick thoughts on the MLB Draft:
• It was great to see Gammons back making good points, excellent points on why college catchers have not developed because they don't call their own pitches.
• No Strasburg/Harper battery in the future, disappointing but it makes sense. Don't get him killed behind the plate.
• Love Drew Pomeranz. Great stuff and he should be fast tracked to the big league.
• UNC Matt Harvey is a potential ace, the Mets are getting big time arm. Love the picked.
• MLB Network is getting better at the draft but they need to show more of Mayo and Callis. Hart and Reynolds are just not in the same league and bring nothing to the table.
• I would love to see MLB Network take the draft to next level and show Cape Code League games.
• This is why the Rays are so good and have so much talent on the farm, they make the right choices during the draft and they did it again with OF Josh Sale.
• Rockies and Kyle Parker, the second qb the Rockies have taken Todd Helton being the first and that worked out well.
• Gammons: "Parker only 20/20 player in draft 20 hr 20 td passes" great line.
• The Dodgers took a guy they have no intention of signing, Zach Lee. They are not spending the money, take the pick next year in a draft that scouts say is deeper.
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Sunday, June 06, 2010

OTWT MLB Mock Draft

After watching hours of tape and reading countless scouting reporters, here is the OTWT Scouting Departments MLB Mock Draft, check on Monday on MLB Network to see if we are correct.

1. Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper, C, College of Southern Nevada
2. Pittsburgh Pirates: Manny Machado, SS, Britto HS (Fla)
3. Baltimore Orioles: Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX)
4. Kansas City Royals: Yasmani Grandal, C, University of Miami
5. Cleveland Indians: Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast.
6. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drew Pomeanz, LHP, Ole Miss.
7. New York Mets: Deck McGuire, RHP, Georgia Tech
8. Houston Astros: Michael Choice, OF, UT-Arlington
9. San Diego Padres: Zach Cox, 3B, Arkansas
10. Oakland Athletics: Chris Sale, OF, Bishop Blanchet HS (Wash)
11. Toronto Blue Jays: Christian Colon, SS, Cal State Fullerton
12. Cincinnati Reds: Gary Brown, OF, Cal State Fullerton
13. Chicago White Sox: Stetson Allie, RHP, St. Edwards HS (Ohio)
14. Milwaukee Brewers: Brandon Workman, RHP, Texas
15. Texas Rangers (for unsigned 2009 draft pick Matt Purke): Matt Harvey, RHP, UNC
16. Chicago Cubs: Karsten Whitson, RHP, Chipley HS (Fla.)
17. Tampa Bay Rays: AJ Cole, RHP, Oviedo HS (Fla.)
18. Los Angeles Angels (for Type A free agent Chone Figgins (Seattle):Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha HS (Cal)
19. Houston Astros (for Type A free agent Jose Valverde (Detroit): Brett Eibner, RHP, Arkansas
20. Boston Red Sox (for Type A free agent Billy Wagner (Atlanta): Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, LSU
21. Minnesota Twins: Nick Castellanos, 3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS (Fla)
22. Texas Rangers: Bryce Brentz, OF, Middle Tennessee State
23. Florida Marlins: Delino DeShields Jr, OF, Woodward Academy (Ga)
24. San Francisco Giants: Alex Wimmers, RHP, Ohio State
25. St. Louis Cardinals: Kyle Parker, OF, Clemson
26. Colorado Rockies: Kaleb Cowart, RHP, Cook HS (Ga)
27. Philadelphia Phillies: Justin O'Connor, C, Cowan HS (Ind)
28. Los Angeles Dodgers: Asher Wojciechowski, RHP, The Citadel
29. Los Angeles Angels (for Type A free agent John Lackey (Boston): Seth Blair, RHP, Arizona State
30. Los Angeles Angels: Jedd Gyorko, SS, West Virginia
31. Tampa Bay Rays (for unsigned 2009 draft pick LeVon Washington): Austin Wilson, OF, Havard-Westlake HS (Ca)
32. New York Yankees: Tyrell Jenkins, RHP, Henderson HS (Tx)