Whether it’s a waiting game, fiscal responsibility or a form of collusion we are just over three weeks away from the opening of spring training and yet more than 100 free agents remain unsigned including Toms River’s Todd Frazier.

I caught up with Frazier yesterday and mentioned a couple of things I have read regarding him and he simply responded, “don’t believe what you read and hear.”  Mike Puma of the New York Post believes the Mets could end up signing the soon-to-be 32 year old third baseman, a move that would obviously thrill me and others.

Todd meanwhile continues to work out in preparation for the season and is enjoying spending time with his wife and two young children in his Toms River home.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were all elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame which will make for a crowded stage during the July 29th induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York.

Just as noteworthy the election results showed that steroid-tainted former superstars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have a way to go before earning their spots in baseball’s shrine.  Clemens came up 75 votes shy and Bonds 79 from 422 votes cast by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Next year’s list of eligible players will include Derek Jeter.

The Central Regional boys basketball program is one that appears to be on the rise with only two seniors on their roster and a group of freshman that includes starting guard Marvin Goodwine, Jr.  The future got even brighter for the Golden Eagles with the news Wednesday that 6’7 freshman Kyle Rhoden has transferred from Rutgers Prep to Central.  Rhoden, who attended Central Middle School is the younger brother of former Toms River North standout Jaden Rhoden.  He will be eligible to join the Golden Eagles in 30 days but cannot take part in the state tournament.

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