Monday, August 11, 2014

AVCA WOMENS VOLLEYBALL PRESEASON POLL


  1. Penn St
  2. Texas
  3. Stanford
  4. Washington
  5. USC
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Nebraska
  8. Purdue
  9. BYU
  10. Florida
  11. Illinois
  12. Minnesota
  13. Florida St
  14. San Diego
  15. Mizzou
  16. Michigan St
  17. Hawaii
  18. Colorado St
  19. Kentucky
  20. North Carolina
  21. Duke
  22. Kansas
  23. Creighton
  24. American
  25. Arizona St

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NSCAA MENS SOCCER PRESEASON POLL


  1. Notre Dame
  2. Maryland
  3. Virginia
  4. UCLA
  5. New Mexico
  6. Washington
  7. California
  8. Connecticut
  9. Georgetown
  10. Michigan State
  11. Wake Forest
  12. Marquette
  13. Akron
  14. Louisville
  15. Penn St
  16. UC Irvine
  17. Coastal Carolina
  18. UC Santa Barbara
  19. UMBC
  20. Stanford
  21. Wisconsin
  22. North Carolina
  23. Charlotte
  24. CS Northridge
  25. (tie) Navy/Old Dominion

NSCAA WOMENS SOCCER PRESEASON POLL


  1. UCLA
  2. FLA ST
  3. Virginia
  4. North Carolina
  5. VA Tech
  6. Stanford
  7. Michigan 
  8. Florida
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Santa Clara
  11. Portland
  12. West Virginia
  13. Nebraska
  14. South Carolina
  15. Marquette
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Tx Tech
  18. Duke
  19. Boston College
  20. Georgetown
  21. Wake Forest
  22. BYU
  23. UCF
  24. Penn St
  25. Denver

Thursday, July 31, 2014

TRIBE TRADE DEADLINE


  1. Today at 1pm PT,  the non- waiver trade deadline in MLB ended Tribe today traded Justin Masterson to STL for  AA OF James Ramsey. Ramsey played at Florida St. I agree with this trade because this year Masterson pitched poorly. When the Tribe acquired hin 5 years ago from BOS many critics thought he could not be a starter because he has a sidearm delivery from the right side. However the team not thought he could be an effective starter but a #1 ace. The problem on both fronts is opposing managers would load up with lefty bats because they see the rotation of Masterson's sinker and especially his slider better than righty bats. Masterson never came up with another pitch to "control" the LHH. He also gave up too many free passes like walks and HBP. Yes the Tribe defense is terrible and STL D is good, but Yadi Molina the normal catcher is on the DL for the Cards. Matheny should have Tony Cruz catch him. However, Cards offense has been struggling for the most part . The other critics say he is not a ace is he does not have the makeup. When Masterson pitched poorly in a "big game" he seemed like he did not care. I know he is a born again Christian, but I have seen other pitchers who are get upset if they pitch bad in a big game. Only time will tell if Masterson turns it around.
  2. Also today Asrubal Cabrera was traded to WSH for a IF Zach Walters. Cabby was a better player than some Tribe fans think. He should have played 2B not SS.  That was Tribe FO did today. OAK traded for Jon Lester and DET traded for David Price. The Tribe FO did NOT trade for starting pitching and/or for right handed hitting. Why did they not? Kluber is the only starter I trust. Bauer and Salazar have upside but they need to learn how to be "professtional pitchers". They should have kept Kazmir. Why also they did not trade for RHH. They could have traded for Marlon Byrd. He had better stats than Murphy/Raburn combined. Alex Rios too. Of course they SHOULD have draft Giancarlo Stanton or Mike Trout . They better make waiver trades ASAP. With LeBron returning to the Cavs and Manziel playing for the Browns, Tribe are becoming an irrevelant franchise in CLE. I do not like that but it is the truth. They do not have any players in the top 20 in MLB in jersey sales. No current Tribe players have appeared in a Sports Center commercial. It has been at least 6-7 years the team appeared on ESPN "Sun Night Baseball". That is why the casual fans are not coming to games. You need many franchise players along with the pesky ones.