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June 27, 2010

LeBron James and Chris Bosh to the Bulls “a done deal”?

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ June 27, 2010 5:45 pm
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Jonathan Abrams @ NYT:

The LeBron James sweepstakes will kick off in Ohio on his home turf Thursday as five teams — the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat, the Knicks, the Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers — travel there in an attempt to woo James away from the Cleveland Cavaliers, an executive of one of the teams in the hunt said Saturday.

But the meetings might not be much more than a formality. The executive, who did not want to be identified discussing a player who is not yet a free agent, said he had gathered from discussions with his fellow N.B.A. executives that James was strongly leaning toward joining the Bulls in tandem with another free agent, Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors.

“I think it’s a done deal,” the executive said.

A done deal? That’s freakin’ awesome!

Draft pick stats: RHP Edward McCray (16th round), RHP Douglas Murray (19th round)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 27, 2010 3:26 pm
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Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
488 16 McCray, Edward Tennessee RHP L/R 6’03″ 235 1987-10-06 SR
578 19 Murray, Douglas U San Francisco RHP R/R 6’02″ 195 1988-09-26 SR

Stats:

RHP Edward McCray (16th round):

Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2010 3.04 6-4 14 14 1 0/0 0 91.2 73 32 31 30 64 11 1 11 329 .222 8 19 0 2 4
2009 5.16 4-3 19 9 0 0/0 0 52.1 67 33 30 15 39 14 1 11 209 .321 2 6 1 0 1

and

Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L
2008 42 92.1 46 34 89 77 29 3.31 10 2
2007 61 100.1 42 33 93 86 30 2.96 9 2

RHP Douglas Murray (19th round):

Year ERA W-L App-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2010 3.34 8-6 18-15 2 0/2 1 105.0 103 48 39 13 70 23 6 1 398 .259 9 18 1 8 5
2009 3.77 9-0 13-13 0 0/0 0 88.1 95 47 37 18 45 21 5 4 350 .271 6 18 0 2 3
2008 2.73 8-2 14-12 0 0/0 1 82.1 67 31 25 19 55 7 0 1 297 .226 7 23 1 3 9
2007 4.05 1-3 12-7 0 0 46.2 44 30 21 16 31 6 10 2

Buddy Bell’s minor-league philosophy

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 27, 2010 12:21 pm
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Manch @ GF Trib:

Buddy Bell’s job with the Chicago White Sox is in player development, which means he’s constantly assessing talent and judging the potential of minor-league prospects.And that doesn’t always mean he’s looking for prodigious power and 100 mph fastballs.

“I watch for kids who aren’t afraid to make mistakes,” said Bell, the former major-league star who was in Great Falls over the weekend to watch the Voyagers. “These guys have to have enough courage to keep getting after it.

“More than anything, I watch how kids respond to failure. Because if you can’t get up off the canvas, you can’t play this game.

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