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Baseball 2022

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Terry O'Keefe, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. Stu Ryckman

    Stu Ryckman Well-Known Member

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    Cleveland 60 million...total. Yet played exciting ball and made it to the 5th game of the division playoffs.
     
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  2. Terry O'Keefe

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    Yankee's have their first Captain since Derek Jeter retired. Aaron Judge was named Captain today.
     
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  3. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Carlos Correa...Mets now concerned about the same medical issue as the Giants and his contract has not been finalized. The Mets want to change the deal and Correa is balking.
     
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    Maybe they found the buzzer?
     
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    The Carlos Correa saga continues, going from 350M with the Giants to 315M with the Mets and now back to Minnesota for 200M, that is if he passes the physical.
     
  7. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    There is an interesting article on The Athletic that makes a case for Georgia being the best job in college sports. Reasons of course are the support from the University to provide the facilities and the money to support the effort to not only bring in the best players (recruiting) but also to provide the infrastructure for them to grow and develop. They also say that as a coach that Smart is a master at program building and maintaining. He's 47 and has already won 2 National Titles, and he'll be the favorite to 3 peat next season.

    LOS ANGELES — Kirby Smart is the answer to college football’s scariest hypothetical question. What if Georgia ever gets the right head coach at the right time?

    Georgia, quite obviously, has surpassed Alabama as the sport’s standard bearer. In a legitimate rebuilding year after losing 15 NFL Draft picks and five first-rounders off its defense, Georgia became the third team in the College Football Playoff era to go 15-0.

    Kirby Smart spent nearly a decade working underneath the sport’s best coach ever: Nick Saban. Now, Smart is applying that blueprint to one of the only jobs in college football with a bigger upside than the program Saban operates.

    Two decades after leaving Athens at the end of his playing career, Smart is back. And he’s tapping into Georgia’s limitless potential.

    College football’s newest Death Star is now fully operational, and it’s finally proving something that has been true for a long time: Georgia is the best job in college football.

    Now, it’s being done by what is clearly one of the sport’s premier coaches, one clearly on track to become an all-time great.

    The difference in resources, facilities and fan support at elite jobs like Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and Georgia is minimal. The decisive difference is the most important one: access to talent.

    He has an outlandishly large recruiting budget that belies his most important belief: Talent acquisition is the most important thing in the sport. He has that budget because he pushed for it. And at a place like Georgia, he got it.

    In 2021 and 2022, the state of Georgia produced 16 of the 150 highest-ranked prospects in America. In 2022, Alabama produced eight. In 2021, Alabama produced six.

    Alabama also shares its state with another SEC program: Auburn.

    “If you don’t have good players, you’ve got no chance,” Smart said.
     
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