Saturday, August 25, 2007

Get 'em while you can

Summer 2007 marks the end, at least tentatively, of the free-transfer era in college baseball.

Following this offseason, players will be subject to the same rules as transfers in other sports are, meaning players will have to sit a year instead of jumping from one Division I school to another and suiting up right away.

Once again, Rick Jones and Tulane have come out winners in the transfer derby. This time, the Green Wave added a pitcher from North Carolina and shortstop Josh Prince from Barbe High School via Texas.

Jones has had tremendous success with transfers in the past. Examples include Cory Hahn, a pitcher from Kentucky, Micah Owings, currently pitching (and hitting) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Wes Swackhamer from Florida.

When you add in the new Division I-tested faces Jones now has, it looks like the Wave is ready to rebound in 2008.


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