Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Opening Day Aftermath

A couple of brief thoughts regarding yesterday's exercise in futility at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City.

A. Spring training is over, time to wake up guys, the season is here.

B. One game behind and only 161 left...

C. Schil - You can't spend spring training clamouring for a new contract and then cough up five earned runs in four innings while being out dueled by the immortal Gil Meche and expect to have credibility with Sox fans. We love you for what you did a couple of years ago, but don't negotiate your contracts in the press - it has a way of biting you in your ass.

D. This was one of the Sox uglier opening days...hopefully Josh Beckett will have better luck tomorrow.

E. Is that six losses in a row now to the Royals?

Didn't watch a single minute of this year's March Madness and found I didn't miss it at all.

With the NFL Draft practically upon us there has been a lot of recent speculation about what this team will do and what that team will do. The draftniks have said they believe with their two first round picks the Patriots will...

Draft a safety and lineman

A linebacker and a corner

Trade lower and get more picks while drafting a linebacker

Get a wide receiver and linebacker

A running back and safety

or any number of different combinations of the above. It really covers a lot of possible options, but I will be the first to say that I have looked at Patriots needs in the past, compared it with Belichick's draft history in those years and I think it's safe to say that I have no frakkin' clue what the Patriots will do.

Sure, they could use more youth at linebacker and safety, they could use another running back, and good corners are always hard to find. However, they seem to have addressed all the major concerns in free-agency this year, so don't be surprised if they go after the best available player that fits their system, rather than for high-need.

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