Seattle Mariners 

Draft Prospect Watch: Aces draw soft landings

It’s opening weekend of college baseball and that means the “draft season,” if there really is such a thing, is under way, too. And yes, there really is such a thing. D-1 schools generally play four games per week — occasionally five — with three coming over the weekend and one coming mid-week. You’ll hear the term “Friday starter” a lot in college ball, which is another word for an ace. That pitcher isn’t always the best draft prospect, but he is the anchor of the staff and usually the…

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Seattle Mariners 

2014 ACC Preview

In 1955 Eisenhower was still in his first term in office. The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn. Perez Prado’s “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” topped the charts. Elvis Presley was a rising star. This was also the last time that a team from Atlantic Coast Conference won a national championship in baseball. Since Wake Forest’s title in 1955, the ACC has sent 43 teams to Omaha. But every single one has come up short. It is mind-boggling to think that one of the elite conferences in the sport has…

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