Thursday, May 21, 2009

That’ll Do Pig, That’ll Do.

 

It’s pretty much over. The latest NCAA Projections have been released and well, Auburn wasn’t in them.

Not in Rivals.

Not in TheCollegeBaseballBlog

Nowhere.

And with Vandy’s upset win against LSU in the SEC opening round, that’ll probably be the last we hear from the Auburn baseball team for a bit.

But was it a disappointment?

Well, yes. Of course. This is Auburn. We expect to win, even though that hasn’t been the case in the last couple of years. I know it pains Auburn fans (especially ones in the Birmingham area) each continuing year that Auburn misses out on the SEC tournament.

Was it a wasted season?

No. Not in the slightest. 30 wins isn’t anything to sneeze at. Like I’ve said before. It’s akin to a 20 win season in Basketball or a 10 win season in football. This year, however, 30 wins wasn’t enough to slide into the SEC tournament.

Was anything positive?

Well, for me personally, I think we found a set rotation that should last us for a good bit. With Dexter Price, Corey Luckie, and Jon Luke Jacobs, we should have our weekend rotation set, before the 2010 season even begins.

But that’s not to say those positions are set in stone. Give credit to CJP. This incoming recruiting class is loaded with guys who will compete from Day 1. Especially the JUCO guys. (By the Way, we signed another one)

Then there is CJP. I just hope Auburn fans can give him the time he deserves. Just his attitude on and off the field should tell you all you need to know about the future of Auburn baseball. It’s Bright. I’m excited. You should be too.

We should go into 2010 Ranked. More than likely in the Top 20. We lost very little on offense (Joseph Sanders/Ben Jones at that’s it) and the pitching can only go up. We won’t be trotting out Freshman on the hill anymore. They will at least have a year’s worth of experience.

But for now, this will probably close another chapter for AU Baseball. Yes, we could still make the Tournament (but it will be more akin to Arizona making the NCAA Basketball Tournament).

I can put lipstick on this season for months to come, but when it comes down to it, yes, it was a pig of a season. So, that’ll do pig. That’ll do.

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