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  1. Thank you! You’re a magician. Seriously, I greatly appreciate your time,
  2. Okay, @ellitor, I’ll get working on it!! Will others still be able to see the link announcing the Northwest League All- Star game in Boise? Thank you for your help and patience as I navigate my way through message boards. I sincerely do appreciate it and #WDE
  3. I wasn’t sure how to start a new thread, so I thought I’d post this here. Great recognition for D-Rob in his 1st season in Minors. He’s in the Texas Rangers Organization and playing A ball in Spokane. Putting together one heck of a season it appears. If someone wants to put in it’s on thread or a different thread that is fine. Thank you and #WarEagle https://www.milb.com/spokane/news/five-indians-selected-to-the-nwl-all-star-team/c-309548284 Five Indians Selected to the NWL All-Star Team NWL vs. PBL All-Star Game is August 6th in Boise By Spokane Indians | July 30, 2019 3:14 PM SPOKANE, Wash. - The Northwest League announced on Wednesday that five Spokane Indians have been selected to represent the Northwest League in the NWL-PBL All-Star Game in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, August 6th. Designated hitter Blaine Crim, catcher David Garcia, relief pitcher Daniel Robert, outfielder Kellen Strahm, and starting pitcher Ricky Vanasco were all chosen to represent Spokane in the mid-summer classic. Crim will start as the Northwest League's designated hitter in Tuesday's game. This is the second-consecutive season that the Indians have had five All-Star representatives. The past two seasons have been the most selections since 2014 when eight Indians were named NWL All-Stars. The five selections this season are tied with the Hillsboro Hops for the most All-Star representatives from a single team. DH Blaine Crim - Crim has been raking ever since joining the Indians roster on June 21st. The product of Mississippi College was named the NWL player of the Week for the week of July 15th to July 21st. He currently ranks second in the league with a .347 batting average and third with both a .562 slugging percentage as well as a .400 on-base percentage. In his last 18 games, the Alabama-native is hitting .406 with a .681 slugging percentage. He's had three home runs, ten doubles, and 11 RBI over that stretch. C David Garcia - Garcia is the Indians home run leader this season with five, a mark that ranks in the top eight of the Northwest League. The Venezuelan also ranks in the top two for Spokane in slugging percentage (.467) and top three for OPS (.803). The catcher has continued to develop behind the plate as well, gunning down three baserunners on Saturday, July 27th. This season he's caught 15 baserunner stealing on 40 total attempts. RHP Daniel Robert - Robert has unquestionably been Spokane's best arm out of the bullpen this season. He is 2-0 with two saves this season and a ridiculous 0.42 ERA in 21.2 innings pitched. The former Auburn Tiger is on a streak of 19.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run. He has 31 strikeouts this season to just four walks. OF Kellen Strahm - Ever since arriving to Spokane Strahm has provided a spark to the Indians offense. He leads the team with eight stolen bases, 24 runs, and 17 walks. The Rangers' 2019 5th round pick has been in the top four batters of Spokane's lineup in every game he's played this season, including 20 games leading off. The outfielder was on a ten-game hitting streak this season in July, the longest streak by an Indians' player this season. RHP Ricky Vanasco - Based on his starts this season, it's no surprise that Vanasco is currently ranked the #23 prospect for the Texas Rangers according to MLB.com. The right-hander is 3-1 in seven starts and sports a 2.27 ERA. He ranks second in the NWL with 48 strikeouts in a modest 31.2 innings pitched. His best start of the year came in Hillsboro on July 5th when the 2018 15th round pick struck out a career-high 10 batters and allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings. The All-Star Game marks the fifth-straight season that the Northwest League and Pioneer Baseball League have squared off. The first match up occurred in Spokane in 2015, and the NWL leads the all-time series 3-1. The PBL earned their first win last season, with a 13-10 victory in Grand Junction, Colorado. The NWL vs. PBL All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th at Memorial Stadium in Boise, Idaho. First pitch is set for 6:30 PM PST.
  4. It’s interesting he talked about it. I’m not sure how it works, but the White Sox have inner city baseball program that awards financial scholarships to athletes in the program. It’s based on talent level and academics. I As a matter of fact, Michigan has at least two players (2B and CF, for sure) that are part of this White Sox program. Both kids played at inner city private HS, Morgan Academy and traditional powerhouse Mount Carmel. One of the announcers talked about the program on-air and mentioned how they wouldn’t have this opportunity without the program. Since it’s inception, the program has awarded more than 150 scholarships. Not sure how Michigan tapped into it, but I thought it was a great program targeting inner city baseball players in Chicago.
  5. Haha. You got it! I love the Board and I’m impressed with those that do post often. Love the passion and comments. I’ll tell you one thing, I’m certainly glad I’m not a coach at Auburn. Lol.
  6. Okay, thank you for answering and as I said, I knew it wasn’t as simple as I conveyed. Additionally, I think I’m jaded to the financials of P5 and in particular, SEC schools because in the grand scheme of things $300-$500 K to a bottom line is a rounding error. Not every school/conference has the luxury of the SECNETWORK and the $ it generates for each member institution. Thank you again for your insights/comments. As a former D1 athlete and parent of a student athlete, I wish it was that easy. War Eagle and keep up the great feedback you both provide.
  7. I’m sure I’m missing something, but why couldn’t they simply add 8 scholly’s to Baseball to bring to 19.7 and add 8 to Softball to bring to 20? I know SB don’t all carry full rosters but I’m assuming most if not all carry 20. You’d fulfill the Title IX requirement and I’m sure SB programs would welcome the additional scholly’s. That added number can be whatever you want it to be and I just choose the two men’s and women’s sports that I’ve heard complaints on number of NCAA allowed scholarships. Not sure how you handle if there is no SB programs (Vandy) or Baseball (Wisconsin and Colorado come to mind of P5 schools without). Curious to see your thoughts and as I said, I’m sure I’m missing something because this seems too simple of a solution.
  8. They have been throwing , learning to pitch in the SEC since last fall. They should have progressed more. They are sophomores in 1 month. Time to grew up and show you are an SEC pitcher who can take it from bullpen to field. If not, move over to give the opportunity to someone else.
  9. We had 11 hits, 3 BB and scored 3 runs.......GTech 9 hits, 9 BB!!!! and scored 9 runs You simply can’t GIVE AWAY 9 BB’s and expect to be competitive even with 11 hits! This doesn’t count the WP’s and HBP. Something or more importantly, someone is going to have to step up and throw strikes. Also, did I hear correctly on the radio tonight that Bailey Horn is throwing in games 11 months post TJ?? Keegan, DRob were still knee deep in rehab & flat ground work at 11 months.....Gabe Klobosits is nearing 11 months and nowhere near throwing of the mound let alone pitching in game situation. Just saying
  10. Saw this on Twitter today. Not a bad collection of arms! I think it’s really cool how the former players that have moved onto the professional ranks, are welcomed with open arms and have access to the staff, facilities, etc. Probably a good resource for Butch and program to have them around for the current players to see how they workout or ask questions.
  11. Saw this picture on Twitter today. Very cool seeing former players coming back to work out in the off season and getting ready for spring training. 

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  12. Really was all only adjustments to his release point/arm slot and getting his arm stronger. He only really touched low 90’s at Auburn and his FB was pretty flat. As I said, he put a lot of work on strengthening his arm after getting drafted worked out a lot with a weighted ball, bands, etc. His off speed pitch has gotten a lot better and obviously his FB has really taken off and has some movement to it now. I think he got real lucky by being drafted by San Diego, in that he has been given the chance to progress and they haven’t been to successful at the MLB level, so he’s getting a chance a lot of really talented players out there who simply get stuck.
  13. This call up was a testament to the Padres Scout who saw the potential in Trey and the hard work Trey has put in since leaving the Plains. Ir was exciting to see him don his first MLB Uniform at Wrigley Field.
  14. I agree that it shouldn’t cost the guy his job. I was saying Henderson’s “blatant miss“ gave Cohen the ammo to get “his” guy and most likely those 98.4% of fans would probably support that decision when he left Smalls in. If the Lemonis to MSU reports are correct, I agree it’s a big gamble by Cohen and still believe Henderson should have gotten the position. Lemonis has a reputation as a great recruiter. He’ll get the opportunity, real quickly, to show everyone at MSU how great he is starting with the current returning MSU players. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.