Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Enemy

Check out the multimedia page to hear a good interview with Boston RedSux advance scout Todd Claus. He speaks about their top pitching prospects as well as prize outfield prospect Jacoby Ellsbury. A brief scouting report on Ellsbury:

Amazing athlete with a great work ethic. Ellsbury has consistently won awards for his defensive play in centerfield. He is extremely fast and knows how to run the bases (but does get picked off a little too often). Great on base ability. Decent gap power for a centerfielder who projects as a lead-off hitter. Has often been compared to Johnny Damon. Also said to be a team leader.
Already I don't like this kid. Maybe Boston will trade him away as they did with Freddy Sanchez (2006 NL Batting title) or Hanley Ramirez (2006 NL Rookie of the Year) or Anibal Sanchez (threw no-hitter & was 10-3 with 2.83 ERA in 2006).

There are also audio interviews with the Farm Directors for Atlanta, Baltimore and Arizona. Finally, here is a more in-depth look at Jeff Samardzija's baseball abilities, potential, etc.

David Wells agreed to a one-year $3million deal. With incentives, the contract could be worth up to $7million total. With all the flack Roger Clemens gets for his posponed retirement, David Wells sure doesn't get the same kind of backlash for consistently misleading fans and MLB managment.

For those who didn't make the title/photo connection, rent Almost Famous. Great soundtrack, corny yet solid movie based around Cameron Crowe's time chasing LedZeppelin and the like around 1970s rock tours. The main character was nicknamed "The Enemy" because rock journalists were to rockstars then what Page Six is to overrated actors today.

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