Saturday, July 14, 2012

I need some new Flyers shirts

Last season I bought two Flyers shirts. One for JVR and another for Jagr, now they are both gone and it's back to the drawing board for me.

Prospects Plus: The Untouchables

With the trading deadline coming up and teams are looking at other organizations for potential trade partners. Here is a list of "untouchables" in the systems all over MLB.  Dylan Bundy and the Minor League 'All-Untouchable' Team at the Trade Deadline, according to the Bleacher Report.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Prospects Plus: Futures Game

For prospects fans like myself the Futures Game during All Star weekend is always a big treat. Here are a couple of notes from the game:
  • Reds Prospect Billy Hamilton is going to have to move to outfield. He is a terrible infielder.
  • Every time I see Profar I keep seeing a superstar and wonder what the Rangers are going to do with him.
  • Dylan Bundy fastball is not hit able, you just wonder how long the Orioles are going to be able to keep him in the minors.
  • Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker might be the most athletic pitcher that I have ever seen. Easy delivery and big time velocity. Its going to take a couple of years, but the finished product is going to out of this world. 
  • Phillies fans are going to complain about giving up Gose and Singleton but just remember what came back in those deals and the World Series that was won. 
  • Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos, who took home the games MVP award, might be the best hitting prospect in the minors. Sweet swings, he looks like he is going to hit for power. The questions because what do the Tigers do with him. He is blocked at both third and first base. Could they include him in a deal for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels. Castellanos could be in the majors by the end of next season or the end of the 2013 season. 
  • The Royals fan showed how much this event has grown in the last decade. Amazing job selling out the place for the game. Royals fans understand how important a good farm system is.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Maybe Golf was not her deal

In honor of the US Women's Open final round today, lets remember the person that lost in a playoff to Se Ri Pak the last time the event was played at Blackwolf Run. In a sudden death playoff, Pak defeated then amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn. For Jenny, the playoff ended up being the highlight of her career, now she has a higher calling. Chuasiriporn, U.S. Women’s Open Playoff Loss Was a Turning Point.