The school’s two most successful high-profile coaches were already in place when Del Conte was hired in 2009 — Patterson and baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle, who has taken the Horned Frogs to four straight College World Series but is still looking for his first national championship.
Del Conte made his biggest mark off the field, though, with facilities upgrades that helped make TCU more attractive to the Big 12 when it lost four schools and added West Virginia along with the Frogs going into the 2012 football season.
Stafford is a gamer; no one doubts his intent to get himself on the field week in and week out. It certainly sounds as if his intent again this week is to play. The difference is that his backup, Jake Rudock, has been getting more reps with the first team this week in case Stafford can’t go or — in a more plausible scenario, perhaps — starts but struggles.
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached agreement to bring back reliever Pat Neshek to bolster their bullpen, giving him a two-year contract worth between $16 million and $17 million, according to multiple reports.
Neshek was 5-3 with a 1.59 ERA in 71 relief appearances combined with Colorado and Cheap Jerseys Hockey Philadelphia last season. He held right-handed hitters to a .201 average Cheap Jerseys In USA and had 69 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings.
A two-time All-Star, Neshek was traded from the Phillies to the playoff-bound Rockies for three minor league players midway through the season. He was an All-Star last year in his first season in Philadelphia.