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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-21-2013 09:24 PM)MylesKnight Wrote:  Have Stetson and JU really been this effected by UNF and FGCU moving up to D-I?

Stetson and JU are both only one tournament removed from the NCAA's. I don't know if I would call anything and effect at this point. Teams are prone to go up and down especially at this level.
04-23-2013 02:46 PM
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
Major bullpen problems for Mercer are even more evident right now. MU losing to 4-win Florida A&M after nice starting effort. Going to be interesting to see what that does to RPI.
04-23-2013 08:18 PM
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-23-2013 08:18 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  Major bullpen problems for Mercer are even more evident right now. MU losing to 4-win Florida A&M after nice starting effort. Going to be interesting to see what that does to RPI.

It won't hurt that much, but I have seen FAMU play and they are horrid. I don't know what in the world could have happened here because they are BAD with a capital B.
04-24-2013 08:59 AM
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-23-2013 02:46 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-21-2013 09:24 PM)MylesKnight Wrote:  Have Stetson and JU really been this effected by UNF and FGCU moving up to D-I?

Stetson and JU are both only one tournament removed from the NCAA's. I don't know if I would call anything and effect at this point. Teams are prone to go up and down especially at this level.

I understand that point. Previously though, both of these programs were good for an NCAA Appearance I'd say 2/3's of the time.

JU putting money into Football makes some of the reasoning understandable.. But Stetson? Facilities in Deland are great. Football is just now getting going.

Btw, Mercer has done a great job in improvement across the board. I remember going up to Macon years ago to check out a couple of Mercer/UCF Basketball Games at Porter Gym... Light years difference. Cheers to MU!
04-24-2013 01:41 PM
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-24-2013 01:41 PM)MylesKnight Wrote:  
(04-23-2013 02:46 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-21-2013 09:24 PM)MylesKnight Wrote:  Have Stetson and JU really been this effected by UNF and FGCU moving up to D-I?

Stetson and JU are both only one tournament removed from the NCAA's. I don't know if I would call anything and effect at this point. Teams are prone to go up and down especially at this level.

I understand that point. Previously though, both of these programs were good for an NCAA Appearance I'd say 2/3's of the time.

JU putting money into Football makes some of the reasoning understandable.. But Stetson? Facilities in Deland are great. Football is just now getting going.

Btw, Mercer has done a great job in improvement across the board. I remember going up to Macon years ago to check out a couple of Mercer/UCF Basketball Games at Porter Gym... Light years difference. Cheers to MU!

I remember the Porter Gym days! I'm glad I got to experience the environment in there. Thanks for the compliments on MU. I'm glad I got to see UCF in the A-Sun for a few years. UCF may have been Mercer's first opponent in the new Arena? Hmmm...now I'm not sure.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-24-2013 01:41 PM)MylesKnight Wrote:  
(04-23-2013 02:46 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-21-2013 09:24 PM)MylesKnight Wrote:  Have Stetson and JU really been this effected by UNF and FGCU moving up to D-I?

Stetson and JU are both only one tournament removed from the NCAA's. I don't know if I would call anything and effect at this point. Teams are prone to go up and down especially at this level.

I understand that point. Previously though, both of these programs were good for an NCAA Appearance I'd say 2/3's of the time.

JU putting money into Football makes some of the reasoning understandable.. But Stetson? Facilities in Deland are great. Football is just now getting going.

Btw, Mercer has done a great job in improvement across the board. I remember going up to Macon years ago to check out a couple of Mercer/UCF Basketball Games at Porter Gym... Light years difference. Cheers to MU!

I understand your point as well, but essentially they have only missed one NCAA Tournament since their last appearance. This is the second consecutive down year for JU and Stetson while decent last year (35 wins) didn't make the tournament and again are decent but not great this year.

I just don't see the big fall off, but just see a normal cycle for both programs. The interesting part for JU will be the transitioning away from Coach Alexander to what I assume will be Montez. Should be entertaining.

As for the league, UNF is looking strong with alot riding on the last four weeks of competition. Essentially, they have what amounts to a three game lead in the loss column over Mercer (because of tie-breaker) but have played three fewer games. The interesting part for UNF is Tyler Moore, Kyle Westwood, and David Trexler (3 of the teams top 4 arms) have hardly even played. Talk about battling through.

Mercer is good, but from my estimation is missing something. Personally, I think they lack a dominate arm (both starter and reliever), but then again I have only see them play one time this year.

ETSU can pound it and they do have a GREAT Friday starter. The rest of the staff is fairly young, but that isn't always a bad thing.

FGCU is falling fast. I don't know if its injuries or just a mid to late season swoon, but wow the last three weeks have been mighty brutal. Personally, I think it was the back to back trips to Atlanta (KSU and Mercer) that got to them and still haven't been able to recover.

The rest of the league is fighting for seeding with Lipscomb currently on the outside looking in. Oddly enough Lipscomb has wins over both UNF and Mercer.

Thats just my take.
04-25-2013 01:22 PM
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
Mercer has 2 dominant starters, and the season opening Ace just returned from injury. It's the bullpen that's in shambles.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
FL Gulf Coast is continuing to tumble. North Florida (rightfully so) is now fighting for the next at-large position in the ASUN at #46
04-27-2013 06:45 PM
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-27-2013 06:45 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  FL Gulf Coast is continuing to tumble. North Florida (rightfully so) is now fighting for the next at-large position in the ASUN at #46

Anyone going to update our Baseball By the Numbers? Was kind of looking forward to that this week. It's going to be an interesting week for ASun Baseball!
04-29-2013 11:37 PM
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
We will be figuring out where teams officially stands after this weekend's action because everyone will have played the same amount of games. The top of the league is still the same, because both UNF and Mercer swept their respective series on the road.

The way it is figured right now, UNF has 9 conference games remaining and Mercer 6. UNF despite having only a 0.5 lead officially would have to lose three conference games with Mercer going 6-0 in order to NOT be the #1 seed. The tie-breaker is huge in this case. If Mercer were to lose a game along the way (probably the ETSU series is the only chance of this), UNF would have to go 5-4 in its last 9 not to be #1 seed.

ETSU is mathmatically eligible for the #1 seed but I don't see it happening. So, FGCU, ETSU, Stetson are all battling for 3 through 5 with Kennesaw probably #6 and JU/Lipscomb at #7 and #8. Whoever gets Kennesaw State and/or Jacksonville in the first round will be facing a 1st round major league draft pick and that is never a good thing. It can make a bad team really good in a hurry when you have a plus arm on the mound. No one else in the league has an arm as good as Janas or Anderson in my opinion.
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