It does appear as if next year will be a crucial one for Rocky Ward and the NMSU baseball team. McKinley Boston wants the program to produce now and is expecting better results. If not, Ward is gone and will be feeling the heat in his final season under his current deal in 2K8.
Say what you want about Ward but injuries are crucial in all of sports. The Aggies’ pitching staff was decimated this past year. Some will say that a good coach can overcome those problems and find production out of the pieces he has in place. But in baseball, if you can’t pitch, you can’t win and the Aggies did neither last season.
If I was a betting man, I would say that Ward is gone when his deal is up. He’ll need some arms. You can’t climb the standings with an ERA in the mid 7’s. And you can’t keep your job if you continue to lose. Big year for Aggie baseball in 2K8.