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As usual, there are factions developing among fans:
There are those that would like to make a trade because they see weaknesses on the team, and strength on the current trade landscape. There are those that don’t want to make a trade because they see strength on the team, and weaknesses in the trade landscape.
There are those that want to make a trade because trades are cool and exciting . . . and there are those who don’t know what the hell they think. [Wine and Goldrush]
Still want to wait on a quarterback? “I was shocked to see how few QB’s mattered. There were 103 QB’s drafted from pick 33 on since 1999. Out of those 103, only eight of them had seasons that we cared about. That is just under 8% on a hit percentage (obviously giving us a 92% miss). The first round gave us 40% miss percentage. Neither of those numbers are pretty, but 40 is a whole lot prettier than 92.” [Dawgs by Nature]
Don’t blame it on the market size: “[Mark] Shapiro is taking a complete opposite approach as the Seattle Mariners and is counting on internal development to spur a gain in the standings. The Indians are expecting growth internally and cheaply. Seattle, another smaller market team, is hoping to rise in the standings by growing from outside the organization (other than the Felix extension) and expensively.” [Waves of Arms]
Make Archie Proud! “Unlike their southern brethren, the Buckeyes typically don’t use their full allotment of schollies when signing a a new class, preferring to hold one or two to reward a walk-on that has put in hard work on the practice field. In a slight variation to this, Jim Tressel and staff have offered a scholarship to running back Adam Griffin of St. Francis DeSales in Columbus, making him the 19th member of the class. A smallish (5-9/185) running back, Griffin helped lead the Stallions to the 2009 state championship game on the way to earning all-district honors.” [Jason/Eleven Warriors]
And finally, The Plain Dealer will continue to cover all things Cliff Lee ['64 and Counting]