Saturday, December 15, 2012

Manchester United Academy Still Tops in England

For all of the talk of Manchester United youth system not producing talent, that is simply not true, according to a report from Sporting Intelligence. According the report, United lead the Premier League in developing talent, yes more than famed youth policy at Arsenal.  According to the report, Barcelona No1 for producing players for clubs in Europe’s elite leagues. Now that is not surprising at all, considering the players that have come out of La Masia over the last decade.

Friday, December 14, 2012

This season really has been bird crap

The Philly Daily News hit it right on the head with their front page today after another Eagles loss

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Christmas Miracle

Nick Foles is now St. Nick after leading the Eagles to a dramatic win over the Bucs yesterday. The Philly Daily News sums it up perfectly.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Manchester Madness

Today's Manchester Derby had it all. Great goals, great drama and some terrible incidents involving fans. Here are some tweets from around the world describing United's 3-2 win over City.

Prospects Plus: A Failed Experiment

The book has finally been closed on one of the worst experiments in the history of the Washington Nationals. After five years in the farm system, Jack McGeary is gone from the system. The Boston Red Sox selected the Massachusetts native in the Rule 5 draft during the recently completed Winter Meeting in Nashville.

When McGeary was selected in the 2007 draft he was supposed to be the face of the franchise for years to come. When the Nationals drafted McGeary in 2007, they gave him a $1.7 million signing bonus to buy him out of commitment to Stanford. Little did we know that McGeary would be a huge flop.

I remember seeing him pitch when he was in the SAL and thought what A Waste of Money, So Far. His stuff was not overpowering, his command was not that good and he just seemed disinterested on the mount. During his time in the Nationals system, McGeary put together an 8-18 record with a 4.97 ERA. McGeary never made it pass A-Ball.

At first I was in total favor of the drafting him and paying him, little did I know that he would turn into an example of how much of a crap shoot the baseball draft really is.