You're thinking of the wrong pot.
They got a pretty good return considering the fact that he's been atrocious this year and will be a free agent this winter. The OF is a consensus top 10 prospect for the Cards, who are one of the best organizations at drafting/developing talent. I really liked Masterson, and he should have jumped on the offer he got this past winter. But he probably cost himself $10 million+ on his next contract in addition to crushing the Tribe's playoff hopes. Seriously, he was the only experienced starter on the roster, and if he pitched to his ability the team would be right in the thick of it.
I wish they could've kept Kazmir...
Umm...11W league(s) anyone?
We have so many good running backs its gross! One of them will be the next great Buckeye back. Only one more month...
Not to be a conspiracy nut, but wasn't he actually higher than 18th as well?
He basically only made the McDonald's team because of a lack of big men, I'm pretty sure he was ranked in the 40-somethings, so the expectations were a bit outsized from the get-go. I agree that at this point he is what he is, and that's certainly not bad. It's just not great and probably not good. Definitely above-average, I think.
I have to disagree with that last bit. Grant had 28 tackles last year and like 2 in the last 6 games. Amir has improved statistically every year, but even as a sophomore against Syracuse in the Elite 8 Amir made quite a contribution when Sully left the game due to foul trouble. Amir isn't and will not be a star (or probably even objectively good), but he's been a consistent contributor for 2 seasons now. Now, as for their ceilings for this season? Grant's is definitely higher, especially since they Basketbucks have Anthony Lee now.
That was Andy Groom, who was a pretty good athlete in his own right. But that fake was doomed from the start.
If I've learned anything from this site, it's this ^ Fan is short for fanatic, and with a fanbase as large as ours....there's bound to be a lot of stupid. Reminds me of something I was told about glass houses....
I was only 6 when Joey was a Buckeye, so it's hard for me to imagine him being faster than Teddy. I honestly haven't seen another player since who matched his on-field speed. You could actually tell when he shifted gears, it was incredible. So naturally now all of this makes me sad that I never got to see Joey.
I am Bassdropper!
I don't see UC putting up 27 at night in the Shoe, Kiel should be on his backside too often for that.
I think a UC DV'er drove through this way, anyone see 'em?
That Essien goal was absolutely sick.
I'm not a fan of Caliendo, but some of his impressions are really impressive. That was great!
That's actually just good advertising by heart.org, well played!
There's 14 SEC schools now, just like the B1G. Projections don't matter, but if you want to go there our SOS for next season comes in at #36 according to the NCAA methodology (which still matters- for now) and sbnation ranked our non-con 10th among AQ schools. That puts the Bucks ahead of: Bama, LSU, FSU, Oklahoma, Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and Baylor (and tied us with Florida). We have a very competitive schedule this year and that will likely be the trend going forward.
And on top of all that, we have no idea what the committee will do, seeing as there's never been one before.
You know who Wisconsin plays right after LSU? An FCS school, Bowling Green, and South Florida. Collectively, OSU's schedule is more challenging. We play 3 good teams in the non-con and Wisconsin plays 1.5. As Brunstar stated, Bama's SOS is awful. OSU has actually been way ahead of the curve scheduling marquee games against big schools such as Texas, USC, Va Tech, Oklahoma, et al. Those teams are certainly more impressive than the lists plenty of other Power 5 schools have played in recent memory. Everybody has at least one crap game on the schedule (usually more) and it will stay that way until there are actual requirements because: wins.
Buzz Killington fact of the day: that guy (Jeffrey Jones) actually ended up being arrested for child pornography.
They probably had Eleven in stock.
I wouldn't trade Tressel obviously, but man I wanted Pagac to get the job after Coop. I still think he would have done pretty well.
I clicked this link and ended up dusting off my twitter account to follow FauxPelini (and TFL). Internet what have you done??
My comment might have been a bit ambiguous, but I was referring to EW's own roster page.
This seems like a good place to throw this out there, but I was looking at the site's football roster recently and noticed Nick Vannett is absent!
If he's better than Stefon....wow. Too bad we can't have both.