Back when we worked together at Newsday, Peter King told me he was actually a bigger baseball guy than football. I believe he had a Cleveland Indians cap on at the time. So only Peter would think to go back and review the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. He pointed out that Brandon Weeden, the quarterback who was taken 22nd overall by the Browns last Thursday, was the 71st pick of the baseball draft that year.
He listed some of the guys taken after Weeden that year: Curtis Granderson at 80 overall; Josh Johnson at 113; Matt Capps (193); Adam Lind (242); Howie Kendrick (294); Brandon McCarthy (510); Jacoby Ellsbury (674).
Jerry Sullivan – Jerry Sullivan spent 16 years as The Buffalo News' lead columnist on the Bills. He loves the NBA, Strat-o-Matic baseball, Tom Waits and reading novels, along with the usual periodicals.