The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
FORMER PREP STANDOUT
AN ALL-TIME GREAT
In his days at
Those numbers and those performances clearly won't be forgotten any time soon, as Barden was one of 10 Cal Poly players named to the All-Time Great West Football Team for his days with the Mustangs in the Great West Conference.
The list was released Wednesday.
Barden, who is currently a receiver with the
This season with the Giants, Barden has played in six games with seven catches for 84 yards. New York is coming off a dramatic 37-34 win against the
SLATEN NO LONGER
On Monday night's
Slaten was plagued by injury last year, sidelined for much of the campaign with left elbow ulnar neuritis and struggled on the mound with a 4.41 earned-run average in 31 games.
Slaten, who made $650,000 last season, will now move on to find a spot with another team. He is a six-year major league veteran, having played his first four with the
REID GETS COMPLIMENT
"Clearly, I respect the heck out of Andy," Ryan said in a story on Bostonherald.com. "He's a tremendous coach; probably a Hall of Fame-type of coach. What he's done, his resume is as impressive as anybody. I know he doesn't have the big win yet, but he certainly has his team competitive and in the mix every single year. I know this one is kind of an exception right now. But clearly he's a tremendous coach."