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March 05, 2010

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PhillyCane

Numero uno

francis w

Wow so many blogs makes my head spin
Fran

raizecane

^^^^^ no kiddin

francis w

BTW that cold North Fl trash passed thru Central Fl with near record temps but we survived.
Next Tuesday I will be Best man at my H/School and USCGR friend 50th marriage vow renewal at Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine in Orlando, The same thing I did 50 years ago. He is living in N.Carolina and on his way here now.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

I dont care what the sport is. You cant let either one of those schools come into our house and beat us. Be dirty with hard fouls or beanballs and let them know the 305 is no place for the weak of heart. Dont just beat them but take away their manhood while doing it.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

You got to have thick skin in this business. I come here to talk to you guys because you treat me with respect, even if you don't agree with my opinions or thoughts. If there is something you like or don't like about what I've written -- keep bringing it. I ain't scurrred! LOL

Posted by: Manny Navarro | March 05, 2010 at 01:02 AM

>>>

There it is...

Cat 5 Cane

Damn... Things happen so quickly around here. Must be a dollar day sale going on at Penny's.

Calvin... glad you're back, even if we disagree.

Cat 5 Cane

I'm out.

bg1906

Legion.

By the way, Latwan Anderson is a confirmed visitor this weekend. So I guess there REALLY was smoke. If it goes well and if coach is comfortable with letting him be a part of the team, I'd expect him to be a Cane come Monday, if not, he'll go to WVU.

SOUP

Highest paid assistant coaches in 2009:

Monte Kiffin $1.3 M (TENN)
Will Muschamp (Texas)
Ed Orgeron (Tenn)
Jimbo Fisher (FSU)

Highest paid assistants in 2009?

Tennessee $3.3 M
Texas $2.9 M
Bama $2.7 M
LSU $2.7 M
OU $2.5 M

Three schools that paid over $6 M for coaching?

Bama
OU
LSU

Loco

I feel I've missed something in the past few days/weeks....

SOUP

bg...we are NOT talking about that anymore. It's OVER. Let it go. I let Randy's comment and Calvin's comments stand to be fair and balanced. I will do the same to be fair. No more comments from me on the subject. Promise.

Thanks for your input and support, but you are in way too deep and taking all this way too personally. It's a sports blog. Nobody comes here to talk about relationships, or justice or open air forums.

Talk about UM sports, not people.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Six- When Yogi was talking about the old days with the Yankees it made me feel like I was right there living that life with him. A super guy

I would just warn parents to not bring their children over when Yogi is sitting around talking about those days with other adults, he tosses 4 letter bombs like crazy. It goes great with his stories

Loves the suds as well

Ucane

I see the wounds,some surgery can't fix.I also feel the healing,people coming out of the closet.Praise Jesus for healing!!!Look back for lessons and learn-Look forward to improve and advance.ITS A CANES THING>Do what you have to make it right. the"U"

raizecane

Is there a mutiny going on?? what the hell...

Sarasota 'cane

I see the wounds,some surgery can't fix.I also feel the healing,people coming out of the closet.Praise Jesus for healing!!!Look back for lessons and learn-Look forward to improve and advance.ITS A CANES THING>Do what you have to make it right. the"U"

Posted by: Ucane | March 05, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Jesus is a 'cane!!!!!!!!! Praise Jesus!!!!!!!

Go 'canes!

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

So....when Timmy PEDbow gets busted for using supplements will the media crush him like they did all the others or will it be spun in a different light?

Of course this was JMO, but why not him?

SOUP

From Shandel at the Sun-Sentinel:

A few thoughts:

–Running back Storm Johnson said he was timed at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash. According to UM, Tommy Streeter now runs a 4.4. That says something about Johnson’s combination of size and speed.

–Coach Randy Shannon said there was a noticeable decline in running production last year when Hill was injured. Hill is 100 percent, and should bolster the running game.

–Tight ends coach Joe Pannunzio said the biggest difference in senior Richard Gordon is maturity. Gordon now takes notes during team meetings. It’s a sign he’s realizing this is his last opportunity to make an impact.

Ucane

rch 05, 2010 at 11:30 AM
Sarasota 'cane

I see the wounds,some surgery can't fix.I also feel the healing,people coming out of the closet.Praise Jesus for healing!!!Look back for lessons and learn-Look forward to improve and advance.ITS A CANES THING>Do what you have to make it right. the"U"

Posted by: Ucane | March 05, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Jesus is a 'cane!!!!!!!!! Praise Jesus!!!!!!!

Go 'canes!


I hope Jesus is a CANE!We might be looking at a 12-0 season?ACC champs?major BOWL?
Just hoping-Just sayin.

the"U"

CanesCanesCanes

Dont just beat them but take away their manhood while doing it.

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | March 05, 2010 at 10:22 AM

I like it

Ucane

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | March 05, 2010 at 11:41 AM
Sorry Sarasota 'cane-no disrespect!

the"U"

carolina cane

Will see what we are made of this weekend. So far we've beaten up some bums and losing to Manhatten, should never happen. Latwan Anderson is paying us a visit this weekend. I hope it's not another trip to get away from some cold weather, on our dime. It amazes me when these players say they are life long Hurricanes fans and their uncles, dad's or whoever how many they have in their family, love us and then they sign somewhere else.

Daytoncane

had something on my mind that i wanted to post.

why is it that in Florida there is so much hate towards the Canes? all you guys ever talk about is when you wear your Canes gear you all get the stink eye from other people. that just doesn't make sense to me.

whenever i used to tell people that i liked the Canes (in Ohio) they instantly acknowledged us the U, not Miami. people never gave me hell for it and always said good things about us. and this is in Dayton, Ohio.

isn't it very ironic that the Canes receive so much hate in their home state, yet i hear nothing but good things about them in a state that you all supposedly despise?

im not trying to start anything, just had something on my mind that i don't understand.

CGNC

LOL the canespace snow woman.....yeah my handiwork

Are we seriously considering Gretzky's son?
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2010/03/miami_hurricanes_show_interest.php#comments

j.w.

So, we're back to U sports now, right? :) Anyone going to be able to give updates from the game tonight? I'll try to listen to it on the internet, but I always appreciate the efforts of the bloggers here..

SOUP

Will see what we are made of this weekend. So far we've beaten up some bums and losing to Manhattan, should never happen.

Posted by: carolina cane | March 05, 2010 at 12:07 PM

U are correct sir. GO CANES, BEAT THE GATORS!

j.w.

CGNC- Frowm what I read/heard, Young Gretzky is probably staying on the West Coast. My bet is UCLA

j.w.

But Latwaan Anderson? I know Symonette isn't on the roster any more, so maybe there is a spot for him.

SOUP

LOL the canespace snow woman.....yeah my handiwork

Posted by: CGNC | March 05, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Thought U would like that.

SOUP

Cat5 and SlingBlade...hope U got the message yesterday that I am sick with the flu and will not be at the game tonight or tomorrow.

francis w

Daytoncane in Ohio you do not have hundreds of thousands possibly millions of Gator and Seminole fans ( some really fanatical)at every turn. Many that graduate from those 2 schools do not leave the state as do UM grads because they came to Miami just to go to school. Its not that simple but as an example I live on a street with 38 homes 4 Gator grads.... 4 familys have students at FSU or FU. Only one of them even respects me for being a UM fan even though I never went to college anywhere.
Fran

CGNC

Soup - did you see Phillycane was first? Send him a Pens shirt - LOL j/k!

Calvin - my "short feet" are happy to see you posting

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Plain and simple.........This is a Gator state and they outnumber us Miami fans by far and you know thats a major hatred right there. We hate them and they hate us. Also many people are still stuck in THUG U stuff and look at Miami fans as THUGs as well

SOUP

From Rivals mail bag:

Probably no program was hit harder by early defections to the NFL draft than Georgia Tech. Four players entered the draft and all played key roles in the Yellow Jackets' 11-3 showing and No. 13 final ranking last season.

Running back Jonathan Dwyer led Georgia Tech with 1,395 rushing yards. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas led Tech with 46 receptions (no one else had more than eight). Defensive end Derrick Morgan led the ACC with 12.5 sacks. Strong safety Morgan Burnett was an All-ACC selection. Morgan and Thomas are viewed as possible first-round selections.

moneycane

Dayton I don't get that sort of hate when I wear my Miami gear. Hell I live in Tally and go to FSU and never get the "stink eye". Everyone shows respect to the U. I go to the grocery store and old people throw up the U and it catches me off guard. So in short I don't get any hate in FLA.

CaneSniper

Picking up a late 5-star prospect in the 2010 class would go a long way towards silencing critics and making Canesiper happy.

GURU

thomasville,ga

Gin & Tonic

Dayton,

Wait til this years game at columbus gets closer. And if you think that is bad then wait to see what happens after Miami wins in Columbus. Then the Suckeye nation will have reason to hate the U, right now they are still too grateful for the gifted National Championship to say anything negative.

Gin & Tonic

Also rivalry has a lot to do with it. For example; In Miami if you see an infant in a Detroit Lions outfit you think to yourself, "poor little fella has to root for the Lions his whole life". Now you see an infant in a NY Jets/NE Patriot outfit you think to yourself, "let's eliminate the little bastard before it has a chance to reproduce".

DZ8

Snowboarding is fun... video has gone to editing and will be up eventually.

DZ8

Now you see an infant in a NY Jets/NE Patriot outfit you think to yourself, "let's eliminate the little bastard before it has a chance to reproduce".

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | March 05, 2010 at 01:00 PM

Yes we do.

carolina cane

CaneSniper,
That's what worries me about picking up a 5-star, when's the last time one panned out. The jury is still out on Forston and Armstrong But every little bit helps. We have to break the 5-star jinx sooner or later.

DZ8

Cromartie to the jets won't be fun twice a year.

I wanted him coming out of fla st. but was reluctant to use the #16 pick on him. I would trade Jason Allen (our 16th pick) for him right now.

Six

I watched FSU put a 7 spot on the Crocs in the 1st inning Tuesday night, the Crocs starter didn't even make it out of the 1st inning with a recorded out - he got shelled for 5 earned runs on 3 hits with 5 batters faced .... he also hit 2 of the FSU batters. It was Anthony DeSclafani on the mound for the Crocs. The first 5 batters for FSU got on base

FSU won the game, 10-5

The thing with FSU is, their batters stood in the box, even with DeSclafani hitting one FSU guy in the shoulder and also hitting another one on the top of the head with a pitch. Didn't rattle FSU at all - hope the Canes don't fall for that garbage either, trying to be intimidated at the plate, or losing control of your emotions after taking a pitch high and tight, and then swinging at bad pitches after that

The Crocs top of the lineup isn't bad, 1-4. Matt den Dekker (Sr.), Josh Adams (Jr.), Preston Tucker (Soph.) and Austin Maddox (Frosh). Tucker was named SEC Frosh of the Year last year, NCBWA Frosh Hitter of the Year, Frosh All-American. He also won the triple crown for the Crocs last year and blasted a HR against the Canes in the NCAA Tourney. The kid is from Tampa, watched him at Plant High.

Josh Adams dropped a HR on the Canes last year as well, going back-to-back with Tucker.

Matt den Dekker is on the SEC All-Defensive team - the kid also does whatever he has to do to get on base. He led the team last year in being hit by pitch and doesn't have a problem sacrificing to move runners over.

The Crocs outfield has some decent arms. I watched them during warm-ups, gauging them and they'll make you take a second guess in tagging up if you want to advance in medium ranged hits to the outfield. I think the aggressiveness of the Canes on the base paths will help though, might make them rush their throws. Their RFielder Pigott has a nice arm. The whole team looked crisp in their fielding warm-ups, O'Sullivan has some kids with nice quick hands, fundamentally sound in their footwork. He brought some of that Clemson ACC type ball to UiF.

On the flip side, FSU looked sloppy in their fielding warm-ups, but it didn't really show during the game b/c their pitching didn't really allow their fielding too much work anyway.

Crocs have 3 kids from Tampa as starters on their team. Tucker from Plant High, Tommy Toledo is a righty starting pitcher from Alonso, Alex Panteliodis is a lefty pitcher from Alonso as well. All of them are Sophs. Toledo is a freakin beanpole, he makes Jacory Harris look like Mark Mangino the former Kansas head coach.


The Canes will see both Panteliodis and Toledo during this series. Panteliodis is supposed to throw tonight against Chris Hernandez. Tommy Toledo will be throwing on Sunday. So the Canes will face 2 lefties in a row, with a righty on Sunday.

If anyone remembers last year in the NCAA Tourney, the Crocs dropped 22 hits on the Canes when they curb stomped them 16-5. The Crocs had 7 two-out hits in a row .... that's absolutely pathetic and inexcusable for the Canes to allow that to happen.

Canes better play like they did against the Crocs the first time they went to Gainesville last year when they swept them in a 3 game series and outscored them 26-8 .... b/c they played like garbage the second time they went there, when it really mattered.

I'm still pissed about that dirty slide that Riley Cooper did to Scott Lawson at 2B, the game that the Canes won 16-2. He freaking kicked Lawson in the stomach. I don't forget things like that and I still want some retribution ... I couldn't believe none of the Canes pitchers had Lawson's back by tattooing one of the Crocs right in the upper ribs - even the Croc pitcher hit JWeislow in the back, after he came in from the outfield and shoved Riley Cooper after kicking Lawson

Canes better salt the earth with these punkasses from UiF

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Here in Tampa we had to put up with the Bull fans for quite awhile and we shut that noise up real quick. Since UF has scoreboard on us the last few times we`ve played them it seems to have become worse

FightingIbis

Dayton I don't get that sort of hate when I wear my Miami gear. Hell I live in Tally and go to FSU and never get the "stink eye". Everyone shows respect to the U. I go to the grocery store and old people throw up the U and it catches me off guard. So in short I don't get any hate in FLA.

Posted by: moneycane | March 05, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Hell I used to sport my Canes gear when I lived in Tally all the time and NEVER had anyone mess with me. I used to have people ask why aren't I at Miami but when I told them how much the tuition was they would say OH, I didn't know that.

I could care less what a Gayturd or Criminole think though. Been beating their ass like red headed step children.

DZ8

I love the fact a top recruit like Anderson is considering us late. If he blows up not many people will notice and if he does good then awesome.

Also I remember reading about how Butch eventually had the good players in the lockerroom that he was able to take a "chance" on some questionable characters knowing the team would "police" itself. Same thing is happening now even if it doesn't happen with Latwan this year.

CanesCanesCanes

i don't understand.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 05, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Dayton - I could write a book, or at least an article, on why there is so much hatred for the Canes. The reasons you've gotten so far are all valid. There are several others, I'll just give you one of many:

Probably the most virulent hatred comes from FU fans. You've got to remember, the Canes has 4 National Championships in football and the Gators had not even sniffed an NC yet, or for that matter I don't think they had won their first SEC title until the 90's (not even talking baseball here, just football)

This hatred is born of that envy, of an all consuming jealousy; Right up until the Tebow era, UF was WITHOUT QUESTION the MOST UNDERACHIEVING college football program in the HISTORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL. 100 years of being in arguably the most talent rich state (Texas & CA might argue, but I still say FL), state funding out the ying-yang, an enormously large fan base, a huge alumni base, with tons of cash, and practically the entire state behind them.....AND....nothing...nada...zippo.
Now this little private school in south Florida, "Da U" comes in and takes the world by storm, wins 4 NC's. It all highlighted their pathetic underachievement. EPIC FAIL.

I still say if you look at their overall history, they are undoubtedly the most underachieving college football program in the history of college football.

There are other reasons, Dayton, but that's the genesis of their major hate towards us. There are several other reasons as well, though.

DZ8

I'll be happy if the Dolphins can get Karlos Dansby and either Jamal Williams from SD or that Pacific Islander name (no offense Six) that Carolina just cut. Both coming off of injuries but it'll give us some flexibility entering the draft. BPA.

16 grams

good day all_Go Canes

CGNC

DZ8 - looking forward to the video. Carolina also cut Damione Lewis. I was sad to see that.

CanesCanesCanes

Meant to say:

the Canes HAD 4 National Championships in football before FU has even won their first one

SOUP

Need a Special Teams coach? Sorry this one is taken:

USC announced Thursday that Fresno State assistant coach John Baxter was hired as the Trojans’ special teams and associate head coach. Baxter, 46, spent the past 13 seasons at Fresno State and was one of Bulldogs coach Pat Hill’s original assistants. Fresno State kicker Kevin Goessling made 15 of 16 field goals last season, including a school- record 15 in a row. Fresno State blocked 83 kicks during Baxter’s tenure and leads the nation with 48 blocked kicks since 2002. – LA Daily News

48 blocked kicks since 2002? That's what 48 / 8 years = 6 per year AVERAGE?

How many has Miami blocked in that time?

CaneRock

Me personally, I've never received any strange looks or remarks when I've worn my U gear in Florida, not that I can recall. But I do recall a teenager screaming eff The U when I was in Valdosta one time...

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Posted by: Six | March 05, 2010 at 01:04 PM

I made it through the U beating of the Bulls and that was it. It was way to cold for my azz to stay for that game.

Six

There are a lot of unwritten rules in baseball, I don't want the Canes following any of them tonight

You save those for teams you respect

I want the Canes to steal bases, even if they're up by 8 runs. I want the Canes to drop squeeze plays in, even if they're up by 8 runs. I want Hernandez to throw the ball behind the lower back of the 1st batter. I want one of the Frosh Cane relievers that throws hard, to come in later in the game and throw a ball behind the lower back of any Croc hitter, when the Canes are up by 5 or more runs. I want the Cane batters to step out of the box and act like they're tying their shoes as much as possible or fake like there is something wrong with their eye and step out of the box as much as possible, to get the Croc pitchers and coaches irritated - play mind games with them.

I don't like anything about UiF. Period. I don't respect them in the least bit.

I think the Canes hold a 122-95-1 record over them in baseball. Canes have won 6 of the last 9 against them? Canes have eliminated them 8 times in the NCAA Tourney? Jim Morris got his 700th and 701st win over the Crocs last year?

Beat them down, burn their buses so they have to walk to the airport, turn the electricity off to their clubhouse while they dress.

DZ8

I don't want Damione for the Dolphins just cause I think he'll fit better in a 4-3 scheme. Dolphins need a healthy gargantuan noseguard.

And don't worry about Lewis, he'll find work. Most of those cuts Carolina had to make were because of reworking Peppers contract last year. That is why I respect the Patriots, it's about a team, not individuals.

And the video should be nice. When my buddy was messing around with it he had the theme song to The Last Of the Mohicans in the background. Made it seem very important, life or death, monumental. haha, should be good for a laugh or two.

And one of my buddies lives in your neck of the woods, Charlotte NC. He took his mini cooper up the mountain and almost didn't make it up or down, lol. Treacherous drive up to Snowshoe.

SOUP

Beat them down, burn their buses so they have to walk to the airport, turn the electricity off to their clubhouse while they dress.

Posted by: Six | March 05, 2010 at 01:15 PM

LMAO!

CanesCanesCanes

Beat them down, burn their buses so they have to walk to the airport, turn the electricity off to their clubhouse while they dress.

Posted by: Six | March 05, 2010 at 01:15 PM

I'm loving this

SOUP

Duke getting better? Quick, who was Sonny Lubick?

The Arizona State football coach who lured five-star talent Vontaze Burfict to Tempe is leaving. Matt Lubick, ASU’s assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator, finalized a multiyear contract Wednesday to accept different positions at Duke University. Lubick, who also coached defensive backs for ASU the last three seasons, will be Duke’s recruiting coordinator, passing game coordinator and receivers coach. Moving eastward affords him the opportunity to have a hands-on role on the offensive side of the ball. Mark Brand, ASU’s associate athletic director, said he was not aware of Lubick’s departure. Brand added that the hiring university - in this case, Duke - typically makes the first announcement. – Arizona Republic

CaneRock

As far as UF-FSU/Miami goes, yeah, those are rivalries, but it's just something about VT/Miami that's different from the other two that I mentioned. I remember I had homeboys that used to go to Virginia, and they used to always tell me how Virginia boys used to hate Miami boys, I don't know. But there's just something different when those two hook up...

Six

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) - ha, I was in the pressbox, so the heater was on in there

I had to open the window in front of me though, b/c the majority of those guys in there just flat out smelled like donkey butt

I was the only Cane in there of about 15 people. The rest were all USF. Then for the night game, a whole slew of UiF people came in and a few FSU guys. One of the guys sitting next to me was doing a live blog on Warchant.com, along with 2 other guys there. I guess they run the site or something

Six

Sonny Lubick tried to bring the Cane swagger to Colorado State, even had them coming out to smoke - he's a legend up there

He was the D-Coordinator for the Canes under Erickson

CaneRock

Lubick used to recruit Dade County pretty good when He was at CSU didn't He...

CanesCanesCanes

Sonny Lubick also turned down the Canes coaching job before Butch accepted.

How'd that work out for him?

Six

See, memories in baseball last a long time

Barry Zito hit Prince Fielder in spring training, SIX MONTHS after Fielder showed him up after a home run

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Payback-time-Zito-plunks-Fielder-six-months-aft?urn=mlb,225914

Six

DZ8 - Maake Kemoeatu?

Ya, good luck remembering how to spell that. I had to quadruple check to make sure I spelled it correctly

Six

fran - that's great man, 50 years of marriage for your friend. Takes something special on both parts to make it that long

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

When scoring on a close play at the plate, go elbow 1st and lay the catcher out cold. Stand over him and flash the U at their dugout. On the court tommorrow let someone drive to the hole and crush him like WR coming over the middle. Take a tech if need be or get tossed from the game. Someone bite the bullet and become an instant legend in Miami folklore

SOUP

He was the D-Coordinator for the Canes under Erickson

Posted by: Six | March 05, 2010 at 01:23 PM

CORRECT

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | March 05, 2010 at 11:41 AM
Sorry Sarasota 'cane-no disrespect!

the"U"

Posted by: Ucane | March 05, 2010 at 11:56 AM

None taken Steamer!

Go 'canes!

DZ8

I'll take your word for it Six. If Miami signs him I'll know how to spell his name, what it means, and any other famous Kemoeatu's out there. LOL.

SOUP

From the "U Did Not Know" file:

TRADITION OF EXCELENCE
137 straight wins
27 All-Americans
4 NCAA singles champions
2 NCAA doubles champions
1 University of Miami

The Hurricanes men’s tennis program is Among the most successful in the country,
consistently advancing to the NCAA Tournament and developing All-Americans.

Since 1930, the Hurricanes have won 952 dual matches for an .800 winning percentage – including a streak of 137 consecutive dual match victories, one of the
most impressive winning streaks in collegiate athletics.

SOUP

What no tennis fans on here? LOL

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

From Shandel at the Sun-Sentinel:

A few thoughts:

–Running back Storm Johnson said he was timed at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash. According to UM, Tommy Streeter now runs a 4.4. That says something about Johnson’s combination of size and speed.

–Coach Randy Shannon said there was a noticeable decline in running production last year when Hill was injured. Hill is 100 percent, and should bolster the running game.

–Tight ends coach Joe Pannunzio said the biggest difference in senior Richard Gordon is maturity. Gordon now takes notes during team meetings. It’s a sign he’s realizing this is his last opportunity to make an impact.

Posted by: SOUP | March 05, 2010 at 11:49 AM

>>>>

Did he just write this stuff? It's about a week old.

Mephistopheles

Six,

You seem plugged into the baseball program-will gaby sanchez get a shot with the marlins this year? I always thought that guy had a world of ability if he could just get his head right.

As for this weekend, Morris needs to unleash the speed. Its been years since we had a real running team, and if its a little chilly, the ball is harder to throw for the catcher so we need to challenge him all night. I like our chances with Erickson tossing on launch pad Sunday, so tonight's game is key.

My worry is Sat. game because Santana looks rusty to me. The past few years he's had one of the best change-ups in college ball, but its not diving down this year so far-maybe the weather's been an issue, but he doesn't have the stuff to challenge hitters w/o that change.

We need this one tonight.

SOUP

The Book on Gaby Sanchez
Prospect Info

Gaby Sanchez

Born 9/2/1983 (26 years old)

3B, FLA

An all-conference catcher at the University of Miami, Sanchez was drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 draft by the Marlins. In his first pro season, Sanchez led the New-York Penn League with a .355 average. The next year, Sanchez hit .317 in his first full-season and posted a 55-game OPS of 1.050. He finished with a .288 average, 15 HR and 50 RBIs in 74 games. At high-A Jupiter in 2007, Gaby slammed 9 home runs while maintaining a solid .279 average.

Having blown past all levels of play, he's now on the fast-track in youth-oriented Florida system.

Sanchez was moved to first base last year and projects long-term at that position, though Florida has a hotter need at the hot corner, which means he could work his way back to MLB at third base before moving across the diamond later. Of course, since his real strengths lie as a hitter, that all might be best for his own development too.

So whether he catches, plays first base or even third base, he's a hitter, and a hitter who hits for high average, for power, and to all fields. He may get a crack in 2010, but whether that happens or not, the Marlins will find somewhere for him to play, sooner rather than later.

Mephistopheles

Whose your source, Soup?

Daytoncane

i wonder what kind of "vegetables" Prince Fielder eats?

im pretty sure he's never seen one.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Soup, the U should do well in tennis being in SoFl and all. It'd be nice to see them consistently beat Stanford though.

SOUP

Pleased to meet U, hope U guess my name:

http://www.scoutingbook.com/players/p2141

SOUP

Here's a shocker for U: ACC champs in swimming and diving in 2009-10?

Virginia

HUH?

carolina cane

Anybody heard anything on Sentrel Henderson?

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Now all we need to do is get a good recruiting for next years Curling team and we will be set.

j.w.

Nothing at all, carolina. He's supposedly waiting to see what happens to SC, but I don't think he's going to hear anything on that for a while.

Six

Meph - I think 86 just gave you the answer right there about Gaby, ha. Like the report said, the Marlins are built on youth and it seems they're not afraid to move people around, as long as the kids can rake at the plate

A lot depends on Gaby, how hard he wants to work at playing 3rd or 1st or wherever they need him. We all know some teams are willing to sacrifice defense in the outfield for a guy that can hit .... I still have no idea how Johnny Damon has a job, b/c chickens shoot out eggs faster than that guy can get the ball out of his glove and back into the infield - an F arm for sure. He'll be completely exposed as well playing in that canyon stadium that Detroit has - no more weak home runs to pad his stats in the little league field up in the Bronx

As you know as well, injuries play a HUGE factor. I knew some guys when they were in the low A, high A ball clubs, they said it was basically a dog-eat-dog world - no real team concept deep down, they'd all fake it on the surface. Every guy is staring at the box scores every day of the big club, wondering if the guy who has their spot go injured and for how long - so they could move up. It's almost cut throat

Say the Marlins have some injuries and need to shuffle people around - Gaby could be with the big boys very soon. Same with Yonder, like we were all discussing the other day. Burrell played in the OF for the Phils, Braun was moved to the OF by the Brewers, Huff was moved all over the place by the Rays and Orioles ... I saw him play 3rd, 1st, RF, etc.

Gaby and Yonder are both hosed by being in the NL simply b/c of depth on the big league team. If they were AL, they could possibly be DH and then play their respective positions when the starters had days off, or even take over the position outright while getting their time in at the plate at the big league level


I think Santana will come around, he gave up some hits against Rutgers, but that was his 1st start. I really have no idea what happened against Manhattan - he got shelled. Even the bully though in that game was getting hit around - Miranda and Nazario got lit up for 6 runs.

If you look back at the Rutgers game that Hernandez threw, Rutgers was in position to score 3 of the 4 innings that he threw. The game that Santana threw against Rutgers, he did give up some runs, but the 3 errors in the 4th didn't help either. Just some first start jitters.

I think Erickson being back helps out Hernandez .. A LOT. I'll chalk up the Manhattan game they lost as just a bad day all around for the pitching staff, b/c the bully didn't stop the bleeding either, they opened up the wound even more.

I agree completely with you about Morris telling the rabbits to run. They need to wreak some havoc on the basepaths, give the Croc pitchers and catcher something to think about. Canes need to be patient up at the plate as well - they showed it against USF, I was pretty happy with it. They weren't chasing after garbage. They have to win tonight to make a statement

novaCANEPHINatic

I have a question. When Bossman didn't allow Marve to transfer to a school that was on Miami's schedule, was that because the way the Marve fiasco came about, or is that Shannon's rule for all transfers? If so why was AB allowed to transfer to K-State. Just wondering.

DZ8

It was because Shannon had reason to believe that certain teams were tampering with Marve while he was still under scholarship with us.

DZ8

Did AB transfer to K-State? I thought he would go JuCo then there.

SOUP

AB is at KSU.

novaCANEPHINatic

He will be playing there when Miami plays them in 2011. He has to sit out a year per the transfer rule(from what I read)

LessIsMore

who's going to the game tonight?

CaneSawMassacre

BG u out there.....

What is the word on Latwan Anderson and I need some xbox live advice.

SOUP

KSU 2011 schedule:

Sat, Sep 24 Miami (FL) at Miami, Fla. TBA

shwarma

Nova - I know K-State was trying to get out of those games, so that could make a difference. They were scheduled before Snyder was back in the saddle.

DZ8

I think that is perfect for him. I said as much before when I thought AB was going the JuCo route. Why do that when you can sit out per transfer rules AND use your redshirt which he never used while here. Good for him.

CaneSawMassacre

CanesCanesCanes.. I don't want to question your logic but I don't think UF has had 100 years of football history...

Weren't they an all woman's college back in the 50' before they got football?

I could be wrong.

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