Monday, June 4, 2007

Baseball Has a Draft?

Mike Jones says: "Aaaaaaaugh, my arm!!!!!!"

Some baseball draft expert (translation: Loser) is doing a MLB mock draft (the real one is on the 7th.). We’ve seen plenty of NBA and NFL mock drafts, but a baseball mock…that’s ridiculous. What’s there like, 600 rounds? Anyway, the Brewers pick 7th and are slated to take some high school pitcher from Indiana. Great. Let me refresh your memory on a few other early HS pitchers drafted by the Brewers: Mike Jones, JM Gold, Mark Rodgers, Nick Nuegebauer, Jeremy Jeffress…any of these guys ring a bell? The point is, let’s try a college pitcher this time. Oh, and if you're looking for something to put you asleep on Thursday, the draft will be on TV! Watching teams pick a boatload of guys you've never herd of (never will hear of?) is sure to do the trick.


woziszeus said...

No kidding...the ratings for a televised draft would be 0 except for the fact that all the relatives for the 1 million guys that are drafted will probably watch.

Aside from like...10 players a year...nobody has any idea who these guys are that get drafted. Of course, we knew who Prince Fielder was when we drafted him for example.

At least ESPN is making the effort to broadcast more college regular season games now...hopefully it will get to the point where following certain college teams will be much simpler (It would be nice if WI had a program, stupid Title IX).

Anyone ever try and watch a WIAC game on FSN? They have two camera's I think...its just brutal to watch cause you can't follow the ball. Its like watching poker from the 90's without being able to see the cards...what's the point?

matt said...

The baseball draft is a complete crap-shoot. Give Jack Zdnureiakcvieik (or whatever his name is) credit for hitting on a couple of first rounders lately...but instinctively I'd shy away from a HS pitcher too.

Agreed on the WIAC baseball call - I tried to watch a minute of the Green Bay's arena football team (don't ask) and I had to change the channel before I puked. Not from the poor quality of football (which was admittedly brutal) but from the schizophrenic camera work.

Anonymous said...

With the trades and acquisitions made going into the draft, plus the bulk of the team that is carried over from last season, and the trades and draft picks made during the draft, it sure seems like the Pats are going to be the team to beat in the AFC this season, and perhaps in all of the NFL.

Considering the Pats were almost in the Superbowl last season with a pathetic receiving corps and that they've added very talented players into said receiving corps this season, barring some nasty injury(ies), they look to be the team to take it all.I say injury(ies) because I think they could survive an injury or two to some positions, but if they lost Brady they'd probably have a hard time recovering.

I wish I could say that the Redskins did well in the draft and/or in free agency but so many holes still exist that I'm not sure they'll be significantly better than last season. I suppose on face they should be if they can keep their corners healthy. With Landry (argh, hard to type that name as a Redskin!!) back there with a healthy secondary they might be able to cheat up more and put more pressure on opposing QBs. Might.

They still have what should be a lot of talent in the receiving positions, and Campbell should be better, but they don't have the quality on either line (offense or defense) that I wish they'd have, so it could be yet another year of .500 at best, or worse.

Still, the NFC East looks to be the NFC Least again this season. None of the teams there look like they'll be that good, and none really look ready to step up and take the division.

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