Friday, December 10, 2004


Kent a Dodger and more ...

You've got to hand it to Jeff Kent. He went and got an excellent deal -- $17 million, two-year -- for a guy that has showed that he can still produce. Something that the Astros didn't have enough guts to do. They'd rather hold on to an aging Craig Biggio, who happened to turn in a sterling year. It seemed that Kent would have taken less money to have a no-trade clause. You would assume that the Astros think the Chris Burke will be ready at second base soon. If Kent is still producing, however, and Bagwell isn't, Kent can always go to first. Instead, he'll get a chance to beat up on Barry Bonds and the Giants more often in 2005 and 2006 in Dodgerland.

I'm still in doubt that we'll be able to sign Carlos Beltran and without Beltran and Kent, what enticement is there for Roger Clemens to stick around? To me, none.

The Houston Chronicle mentioned Moises Alou and Jeremy Burnitz as potential outfield options, but I like the sound of J.D. Drew better than the two of those.

Congratulations to the
HBU Huskies' women's basketball team for their 78-65 win over Division I Alcorn State Thursday night at Sharp Gym. Shane Brown's Huskies are now 6-2 and are bouncing back from the loss of starting senior PG Jere` Adams and losses to No. 1 Union (Tennessee) and No. 3 Southern Nazarene. Freshman G Dominique Thomas led the way over the Lady Braves with 22 while freshman A.J. DeVries (who I really think has a ton of potential for HBU) and senior Stephanie Stoglin both scored 14 each. Arie Wilson had a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. HBU has a two-game road trip Saturday and Monday nights in Odessa and Laredo, respectively, before playing again at home Thursday night against Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Houston Westbury Christian dropped its first game in the
Gonzaga Prep Classic Thursday night against Hyattsville DeMatha (Md.), 73-66. The Wildcats slipped to 10-2. They'll do battle against Germantown Academy from the Philadelphia area Friday night at American University's Bender Arena. Jeremy Barr led the way with 18. Sean Coleman, Wendell Preadom and Peter Stein added 15, 11 and 10 points, respectively. It is Westbury Christian's fourth appearance in the tournament.

As far as this weekend's
Heisman Trophy goes, if we are talking about the best for an individual team, I think you'd have to give it to the USC quarterback. But I like Cedric Benson of UT before I do Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma.

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