Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from today’s Jug of News. Hit the jump for an update on K-State baseball alums plying their craft in the professional ranks, NCAA Football 13 really really liking our Cats, and more.
The latest edition of Kansas State Baseball In The Pros was finally posted yesterday. I left the legwork to the KStateSports.com release, but it’s still interesting to see how each of our pros is doing. Of particular note, Carlos Torres–currently playing in the Rockies’ system–has pitched fairly well lately, and stands a decent chance of being recalled to the majors later this season.
Switching to football–well, the video game version, anyway–NCAA Football 13 has landed, and it seems to really like KSU. Tom Fornelli, who writes for CBS Sports’ blog, “Eye On College Football”, simulated the upcoming season. In that simulation, K-State goes 12-0 (9-0), winning the Big 12, and advances to play none other than Arkansas–who at 13-0 (9-0), won the SEC–in the final non-playoff BCS Championship Game. From his controller to God’s ears, I say. You’ll have to read his write up to see how we fare in that championship game.
Finally, according to ESPN Big 12 Blogger David Ubben’s calculations, Bill Snyder is one of the Big 12’s “best values” as a coach. He uses a cost-per-win model to calculate this metric, which is crude, but basically accurate. On a more human level, I doubt Manase Foketi would hold the same view of Coach Snyder’s “value” as a coach. I’m not taking sides here, since there’s always going to be two sides (and often more) to any story like this, but this really doesn’t look good for my alma mater, even if it’s mainly a perception issue. I just don’t see the downside to simply releasing Foketi from his scholarship.
CODA: Kevin Kietzman–and his son, Spencer–are lying liars, who tried to convince people that former K-State great Jacob Pullen is a serial criminal. Just keeping that little tidbit front-of-mind, in hopes that people will pressure them both into issuing a full retraction and an apology.
Some older stories, in case you missed them:
Kansas State Baseball In The Pros (updated)