Friday, November 20, 2009

I am a free agent as well

The start of free agency is here! Now many of us MLB fans will be tuning into coverage on ESPN, MLB Network, Sports Illustrated, Twitter, etc to here the latest rumors of where respective free agents will land. But this isn't the free agency period I am talking about.

This post is about me! I am a free agent and I am actively looking for work during these winter months. With that, let me tell you some information about myself!

*Orginally from Southeastern, Massachusetts

*28 Years Old

*Bachelor's in Sports Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI

*Certificate in Baseball GM & Scouting from Sports Management Worldwide

*Will be completing my Master's Degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, MA this winter

*Assistant Baseball Coach for Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis, IN. We have a great high school program and if you would like more information I would be more than happy to discuss with you. The team finished 23-8 last season before losing in the State Semi-Finals.

*Also served as an Assistant Baseball Coach for the Lafayette White Sox this past summer, a summer travel team of high school players.

*Previous Manager of a Fitness Center; both at the university level and in non profit

*Recently volunteered with Maury Brown of Business of Sports Network (helping transcribe interviews)

*I will be in attendance at the MLB Winter Meetings and the SMWW Baseball Conference come December

Thursday, November 12, 2009


When talking about baseball I am still just like a little kid even though next week I will be turning 28. Last spring and summer, I had my first real opportunity to get into coaching. It has been an amazing experience and something I have always seen myself diong and will in all likelihood continue to do for the rest of my life.

I am presently the Assistant Baseball Coach at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. Last year, I served as a volunteer coach. It is great being part of school taking a great deal of pride in their baseball program. The varsity team last year went 23-8 before losing in the State Semi Finals. We had a number of seniors graduate and some who will be playing collegiate ball. This year, the team will be returning our entire junior class. Our Junior Class is made of our 14 individuals. Needless to say, I am excited about the opportunity to work with this great group of individuals again.

This week, we had our annual Parent's Meeting and winter workouts will begin right after the Thanksgiving holiday. I am excited to be back!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Off Season Activity

After being eliminated in the 1st round of the playoffs to the Angels, the off-season for the Boston Red Sox has gotten off to a very busy start with a flurry of activity of the past several days. To recap:

1. Traded for outfielder Jeremy Hermida (formerly of the Florida Marlins)
2. Declined option on SS Alex Gonzalez
3. Declined option on C Jason Varitek (TEK has a player option to come back)
4. Picked up option on C Victor Martinez
5. Resigned SP Tim Wakefield to a 2 year deal

Hermida is a former 1st round pick who at the early stages of the off-season looks to have the inside track on the Red Sox 4th outfield slot.

Gonzalez could resign but for smaller money then his $6 million option that was declined.

Varitek has the next few days to decide whether or not to exercise his player option at $3 million. If he elects to come back it will most certainly be as the back up catcher, but he is still someone whom would be great to have around for the pitching staff.

It will be a treat to see VMART hit all season with 1/2 his games at Fenway.

Finally, Wakes was resigned to a 2 year deal. Wakefield is 11 wins shy of 200 for his career.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cheering myself up after a New York Victory

Well baseball season has now come to a close. Like all of New England and I am sure most of the country I am disgusted by the fact that the Yankees winning their 27th World Championship. I mean they spent $423 million just last off-season to acquire 3 players on the free agent market and began this year with a payroll of over $200 million again. Despite being a fan of a big market team (Red Sox) it still amazes me in seeing the money being tossed around in New York.

In order to cheer at least myself up:

The Patriots went into the bye week with a 5-2, as Tom Brady as started rounding back into top form. Take a peak at his number and one will notice they are right their with all the other premier QB's in the NFL.

The Celtics have opended up the season with a 6-0 mark and the team has a great deal of depth to it this year. It is worth noting the depth of the current roster doesn't include that of "Big Baby" Davis who is out with an injury.

The Bruins will at least be competitive but are off to a disaapointing start.

We will have hockey at Fenway this winter!

Boston College & Boston University Hockey are always amongst the premier D1 programs.

The NCAA 1st & 2nd rounds are being held in Providence come March

last but not least.....Pitchers & Catcher's now report in 105 days
Interesting MLB Statistic:

12 teams (Yankees, Mets, Cubs, Red Sox, Tigers, Angels, Phillies, Astros, Dodgers, Marines, Braves, White Sox), all started 2009 season with payrolls greater than $96 million dollars

2 of those top 3 teamns where in National League Markets (Mets & Cubs). Yet at the start of the season no team was within at least $65 million dollars of the Evil Empire.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


The beauty in the game of baseball is that one always has another opportunity at redemption. After the Phillies held on to beat the Yankees last night and force a Game 6 back in New York, that is exactly what the theme of Wenesday's game should be - REDEMPTION. Pedro Martinez has been the best pitcher many of us will ever have seen in our lifetime during his absolute prime of his career. He had a great deal of success versus the Yankees early on while playing with the Red Sox and despite his solid performance in Game 2 of this year's World Series, the Phillies find themselves training 3-2. Game 6, faces Martinez versus Petitte. What would be sweater then a Pedro Martinez victory against steriod user Andy Petitte back in the Bronx??

You can be sure I will be one of many rooting for Pedro to beat the Evil Empire one last night and make this World Series a 7 game event. And if then happens, we can then continue with the theme of REDEMPTION as Cole Hammels would take to the mound for Game 7.