Transfers, Portal, etc

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Chop, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Looks like KU’s Maui Ahuna will take his 0.400 batting average to Tennessee, a team that failed to make the CWS.
     
  2. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

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  3. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    I read the article. Shaw sounds like a project with some good stuff but needing work on his control. That’s a familiar refrain around these parts…
     
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  4. giveemhell

    giveemhell 1,000+ Posts

  5. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    yes, my point. He should fit right in.
     
  6. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    Portal is high risk high reward and aggy played it great this year but that is no guarantee of future success. Texas didnt do half bad the last two years with Antico and Messenger through the portal. That said looking to fill more than one or two pieces a season with the portal is not a sustainable strategy long term.
     
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  7. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    I say we grab an infielder (3rd baseman preferred), an outfielder or two, and 2-3 pitchers. Of course, if Paul Skenes or that guy from NC State want to come here, they’d obviously be welcome.

    People have their own philosophies, but I prefer the guys with the really high batting averages—even over power, fielding, and speed. Others may feel otherwise.

    For college pitchers (and pitchers at all levels of baseball below the MLB) I personally prefer the smart, good control guys who can paint the corners consistently and can work in a well disguised changeup—even over the 95+ mph heat throwers, or the wicked-drop slider/curveball guys. Give me a staff full of Lucas Gordons. We won’t shut people out, but teams may only average around 3 runs per game against us and we’d have the lowest team ERA in the league. For the college game—give me Tom Glavine over Randy Johnson. (Some knowledgeable people will tell me to put down the crack pipe, but many others, equally knowledgeable, will agree).
     
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  8. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    As reported in an independent thread, Aaron Nixon has entered the portal. Hope he lands somewhere good that we don’t play. Best of luck to him.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2022
  9. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    We’ve done really well with proven JC transfers. Wonder if we’ll keep on doing that?
     
  10. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Nixon should transfer far far away. To the PAC or ACC.
     
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  11. aUTfan

    aUTfan 500+ Posts

    I agree about the hitters. But I want guys who can flat play without mistakes with a plus arm. Defense and pitching is most important in my book, hitting is last. pitchers I just want control. I don’t care if he can throw 99 or barely touch 88, he just needs to be able to control his pitches and have at least 2-3 pitches, that’s all a pitcher needs really all the way through the mlb oh and be pretty smart, him and the catcher need to keep up with what they’ve pitched and what has worked on each batter (or hasn’t worked.)

    give me great pitching and zero errors from the defense and I’ll be in every game we play no matter how strong the opponent offense is. :hookem: I can’t handle mistakes in the field. That’s little league stuff.
     
  12. TexasFight86

    TexasFight86 250+ Posts



    Is Morehouse staying ?
     
  13. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Why are people asking about Morehouse? Did you see anything that led you to believe he might transfer? Or do you think the MLB will draft him high enough and offer him enough $$$$ to make him jump? Next year, Morehouse will be the mid-week starter at a minimum, maybe he’ll be a weekend starter.
     
  14. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    I heard this morning on The Horn that Aaron Nixon has or is going to enter the xfer portal. This gives me a sad.
     
  15. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Seems like he would wait until the new pitching coach is announced. That could help him tremendously.
     
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  16. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Entering the portal =/= actually transferring out. Some guys test the water and decide not to jump in. Others are practically pushed off the diving board by the coaches and have no other choice.

    I have no idea which situation Nixon finds himself in, but I would like to think he has the option to remain at Texas if he likes the new Texas pitching coach more than any other alternative.
     
  17. STHAustin

    STHAustin 100+ Posts

    I haven't heard that Nixon's announced he's going anywhere else, so he can pull his name out of the portal if he likes. Correct? That said, sometimes you just need a change of scenery. Somewhere he doesn't have flashbacks of the Tech game.
     
  18. giveemhell

    giveemhell 1,000+ Posts

    Great point, and discounts my knee-jerk reaction that he's gone...
     
  19. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    The ultimate irony………





    Is if Nixon transfers to Tech.
     
  20. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    Sangre, does "=/=" mean "may or may not be"? Or did you mean to use "does not equal" which is "<>"? I'm looking to learn something new here.
     
  21. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I always thought =/= was "does not equal". I am happy to find out if I am wrong about that.

    1+1=/=3
    boy=/=girl

    etc
     
  22. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    google and microsoft use a single character of an equal sign with a slash through it for
    "does not equal"
     
  23. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    Back in the day when I was a COBOL programmer, "<>" was the symbol for "does not equal".
     
  24. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I looked that up too and it literally means either greater than or less than, and therefore not equal to.
     
  25. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    WV Catcher/DH McGwire Holbrook—All Big 12 2nd team—has entered the portal.

    He batted 0.327 for the year with 6 Homers and plenty of RBIs.

    We should give him a hard look. All Big 12 2nd team…
     
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  26. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Christian Little has entered the transfer portal
    Vanderbilt
    Sophomore
    Relief Pitcher
    6’4”
    3.72 ERA
    46 strikeouts in 38.2 innings
    3 saves
    1 win
    Will be heavily pursued
     
  27. HomeBrewHorn

    HomeBrewHorn 100+ Posts

    LSU did very good in the portal today.
     
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  28. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Dang. Not only did LSU just get Little, they also got the top batter in the portal. White of NC State.
     
  29. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    We don’t need to be sitting around resting on our laurels. We need to pursue and sign some of these top portal guys.
     
  30. HomeBrewHorn

    HomeBrewHorn 100+ Posts

    Agree, slightly concerned that we don't see any movement yet.
     
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