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    We are #5 RPI in the SBC.
    We are #5 overall record in the SBC.
    This squad has clawed their way back from the grave.


    We are 11-4 in our last 15. We have 15 games left. We finish those at 11-4, that would put us at 33-23 overall. A couple of wins in the conference tourney we're at 35 and a safe bet for an at-large.





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    IF we make a regional, big IF, Robe has done his best coaching job. With this team, that remaining record could easily be flipped.


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    this team has been all over the map. In terms of wins and losses, though, they have gained some traction of late. I'm hoping for a strong finish, win the West, and use the momentum of a home conference tournament for a strong showing. But as Beau pointed out, with this teams inconsistency all year, that 11-4 finish could be 4-11 with our guys working the concession stand at the Sun Belt tourney lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    We are #5 RPI in the SBC.
    We are #5 overall record in the SBC.
    This squad has clawed their way back from the grave.


    We are 11-4 in our last 15. We have 15 games left. We finish those at 11-4, that would put us at 33-23 overall. A couple of wins in the conference tourney we're at 35 and a safe bet for an at-large.


    I don't think that gets us an at large bid. Getting to the conference finals might be enough for that invitation but I doubt it. However, if he pitching staff is completely healthy by the time of the conference tournament, they have as good a chance as anyone to win it. I remind people once again that at least three games with multi run ninth inning leads were blown due to not having Stoelke. He may be the key guy going forward.

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    Mike, I think your entire assessment seems spot on. Hopefully they can keep some momentum going and peak at the right time of year.


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    You... OP....are messing with the RP beatch in. I'm in.. I said a few weeks ago our pitching staff is tournament ready. Just a question of which regional


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    A 5-0 record this week would help 😎😎😎😎😎


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I don't think that gets us an at large bid. Getting to the conference finals might be enough for that invitation but I doubt it. However, if he pitching staff is completely healthy by the time of the conference tournament, they have as good a chance as anyone to win it. I remind people once again that at least three games with multi run ninth inning leads were blown due to not having Stoelke. He may be the key guy going forward.
    D1baseball thinks the Cajuns are legitimate at-large contenders - with work still to do - currently listed as "bubble-out"

    I think that 11-4 from here on out, putting us at 33-23, with a decent showing in the conference tournament - at least 2-2 - putting us at 35-25 - gives us a decent shot at an at-large IF the Cajuns can win the West and claim the #2 seed. RPI at 35-25 with the Cajuns SOS should be around 40. But lots of variables... I'd rather just win the conference tournament championship on our own field...

    Then go win regional...

    Then fire Talbot anyway - because all this will have been accomplished in spite of his presence.

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    I think we SHOULD get to a regional. Do we? tbd


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    Making a regional will save Talbot


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxmc1023 View Post
    Making a regional will save Talbot
    No it won't. Robe controls Talbots fate, whether we make a regional or not is irrelevant.

    If I were to make an honest assessment of our hitting over the last 4 years it would be substandard. That aspect of the game has been our downfall in that timespan. But in order for Robe to replace him, he would have to find a guy who fits in the type of system Robe wants to play.

    Deggs was an anomaly not the norm under Robe. So I wouldn't expect another aggressive hitting coach to be hired under Tony.

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    I am thrilled that we have more delusional baseball fans than just me..
    (I'm a self professed unrealistic optimist when it comes to baseball)


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    Let's just beat LATURD first. If last week's performance at home was any indication of how this series will go, playing them on the road could be depressing. Go 4-1 or 5-0 this week, then start with the regional talk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    No it won't. Robe controls Talbots fate, whether we make a regional or not is irrelevant.

    If I were to make an honest assessment of our hitting over the last 4 years it would be substandard. That aspect of the game has been our downfall in that timespan. But in order for Robe to replace him, he would have to find a guy who fits in the type of system Robe wants to play.

    Deggs was an anomaly not the norm under Robe. So I wouldn't expect another aggressive hitting coach to be hired under Tony.
    I think this one is out of Robe's hands Admin will force him to make a move. Too much money will be left on the Table is Talbot is here next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    I think this one is out of Robe's hands Admin will force him to make a move. Too much money will be left on the Table is Talbot is here next year.
    Im struggling with this.
    Do people really think Maggard is going to "force" Robe to fire someone? Even entertaining that idea, do people really think that wouldn't be a huge mistake?

    Robe knows what he needs to do. As much as I like Bryan, if he were to try to "force" Robe to do anything, I'd be pretty disappointed.

    Having said that, I don't for one second believe that's going to happen.

    (And btw, I know you have some access to people that matter. I'm genuinely curious if thats what they think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginScotsman View Post
    Let's just beat LATURD first. If last week's performance at home was any indication of how this series will go, playing them on the road could be depressing. Go 4-1 or 5-0 this week, then start with the regional talk.
    We play better on the road.
    Another bizzare thing about this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Im struggling with this.
    Do people really think Maggard is going to "force" Robe to fire someone? Even entertaining that idea, do people really think that wouldn't be a huge mistake?

    Robe knows what he needs to do. As much as I like Bryan, if he were to try to "force" Robe to do anything, I'd be pretty disappointed.

    Having said that, I don't for one second believe that's going to happen.
    Agree. Maggard is an administrator. If he is dictating who our head coach hires and fires we are toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    Agree. Maggard is an administrator. If he is dictating who our head coach hires and fires we are toast.
    And if you look at his track record, especially since he's been here, he has not conducted his business that way. He puts leaders in positions, and he trusts them to do their job.

    I thought Talbot showed what he was last year. But I do understand the reasons he was brought back this season. Now, we have all the evidence we need. Robe knows JT has run his course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Im struggling with this.
    Do people really think Maggard is going to "force" Robe to fire someone? Even entertaining that idea, do people really think that wouldn't be a huge mistake?

    Robe knows what he needs to do. As much as I like Bryan, if he were to try to "force" Robe to do anything, I'd be pretty disappointed.

    Having said that, I don't for one second believe that's going to happen.

    (And btw, I know you have some access to people that matter. I'm genuinely curious if that's what they think)
    People I know want him gone yesterday some will cut back on donations and tickets to prove a point ( Worked to remove Hud & Scotty ) .... Admin needs to approaches it by saying do you need more money for a better staff we want this program to continue to dominate the sunbelt and will provide you with whatever you need to do so

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    No it won't. Robe controls Talbots fate, whether we make a regional or not is irrelevant.

    If I were to make an honest assessment of our hitting over the last 4 years it would be substandard. That aspect of the game has been our downfall in that timespan. But in order for Robe to replace him, he would have to find a guy who fits in the type of system Robe wants to play.

    Deggs was an anomaly not the norm under Robe. So I wouldn't expect another aggressive hitting coach to be hired under Tony.
    The 6 million dollar question is, what established hitting coach will want to come here?

    If the current recruiting and baseball philosophy continues, its pitching (with extra spots allocated), defense, then hitting. If we get lucky enough to get a lock down defender with adequate batting skills, and one good batter to stick in the DH spot, that is what the batting coach has to work with. Otherwise, it's develop small ball.

    With Deggs, we were lucky enough to hire someone who was basically untapped and out of baseball. The tap opened up at the right time (player wise) and it worked wonderfully.

    We tried to get the same thing with Talbot, hoping he was coming from the same tap and we see where we are.

    So, where are the Cajuns going to find the young or experienced superstar coach that is willing to try to advance his career under these circumstances? And even if they find him, does he have a real chance to succeed?

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