August 15, 2014

While We’re Waiting… Buckeye Spring Practice, an early MLB Draft look, and the Browns’ top draft bust

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com.

Johnny at Eleven Warriors gives us a window into Spring Practice for the Buckeyes, “Defense ruled on a day that saw the offense commit turnover after turnover in practice, including a slew of interceptions and one spectacular strip of Kenny Guiton by John Simon, who then pounced on the loose ball. Kenny G in particular had a bad day, completing far fewer passes than he attempted and accounting for a couple of those INTs.” [Eleven Warriors]

Indians Prospect Insider gives us an early look at 2011 MLB Draft, “There are a lot of ways the Indians could go, but I am betting they will pay the money to sign Lindor. Lindor reminds me of a better version of Wolters. He is an excellent defender and switch-hiter who will definately stay at shortstop. He is smaller, so there are the same questions that there are when it comes to Wolters, but Lindor shows an excellent eye at the plate. He has also shown good power, but he doesn’t project as a power guy. He is the top shortstop in this class, and seems a top ten lock in spite of his small stature.” [IPI]

Jake at Only In Cleveland talks about the Tribe scoring runs, “Looking back to 2007 when the Indians were one game away from the World Series, at the 14 game mark the Indians were 7-7 with a -6 point differential.  That was in the bottom 10 of the league.” [OIC]

According to Chris Pokorny over at Dawgs by Nature, David Veikune is the top draft bust for the Browns, and I cannot disagree, “In his rookie season in 2009, Veikune appeared in ten games and did not record a single tackle. He was never trusted to be in the linebacker rotation during the regular season, and this was at a time when Cleveland really did not have Pro Bowl linebackers or anything like that.” [Dawgs by Nature]

Finally, as I’ve admitted already, I’m a sucker for syncing up music to specific players. Anthony Castrovince gives us a tour of the Tribe at-bat music, “But nothing musical resonates with baseball fans quite like the at-bat choices of their favorite players. They are, after all, a window into the player’s personality (or lack thereof). A window that really wasn’t available to us until, if I recall correctly, the mid-90s, when at-bat tunes first came in vogue.” [CastroTurf]

 

  • MrCleaveland

    Evidently, Mangini was an even worse drafter than Savage.

  • http://www.onlyincle.com Jake In Ohio CIty

    Hey thanks for the shot out!!!