Yea, I think you are one of those delusional MD fans to be honest. The program just isn’t what it was. I think you saying it’s definitively better than jobs I listed, when those schools are winning more and out recruiting them, is hilarious.
Again, it’s not a bad job..it’s still an excellent job. But it’s not among the top 20ish job anymore…it’s lost luster.
It’s like UCONN…UConn was amongst some of the best jobs and now it’s not.
Yes, this is a thread about hitting, and yes, I'm sure others have noted this, but when commenting about our anticipated SP success or failure, it seems most are not considering the impact AR will have.
Setting aside his above-average framing skills, I can absolutely foresee him helping raise the level of each and every pitcher with whom he teams up.
I'm quite sure we saw this impact when Wieters would catch for Tillman. I really believe Tillman's success depended heavily on MW being there to guide him through jams and particularly to get him through outings when he didn't have his best stuff.
There are limits, of course, but I can't wait to see how much influence Rutschman's presence has on whatever staff we have in place.
Best HS bat in the draft, and most experts feel one of the best HS bats in a very long time. Green has by far superior tools, and will be an elite outfielder, but Johnson is the better hitter with much better contact ability. I love the idea.... I'm not sure he'd go much under slot, though...
I reject the idea that MD isn't an easy top 20 gig in the country. Maybe a little luster is off because of leaving the ACC (worst decision ever), but you're talking about a large fanbase for college basketball; top-notch facilities; a long and storied history; a campus in a large and attractive urban market; and you're the home town team, and really only major player, in probably a top 5 area for amateur talent in the country.
There's no reason that MD shouldn't consistently be in the Sweet 16 and a coach/AD who can't produce those results should not be tolerated.