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Lorenzo Barcelo
07-08-2008, 08:05 PM
He hasn't played in about a week. Is he hurt or is he a bench player now?

FedEx227
07-08-2008, 09:44 PM
Because he's really, really bad.

canOcorn
07-08-2008, 10:34 PM
Because he's really, really bad.

I cannot find the nail on the head icon! That was one of the worst draft picks in the history of draft picks and that's saying a lot........

Lorenzo Barcelo
07-08-2008, 10:57 PM
I knew he was on that 0-20something slump, so for that he's benched for good? I'm no apologist for him I was just curious.

Tragg
07-08-2008, 11:42 PM
He was drafted a few rounds too early, but I would think that both Sr and Jr would him to play for another organization. It could put both of them in a tough spot.
I don't know why the Sox do so much insider BS. It's bad news most of the time.

Britt Burns
07-09-2008, 09:52 AM
KW Jr is playing so bad, he's do for a promotion! Don't believe me? Look at where Oney is playing these days.

FedEx227
07-09-2008, 10:01 AM
KW Jr is playing so bad, he's do for a promotion! Don't believe me? Look at where Oney is playing these days.

I'm personally a big fan of the ol' .122/.175/.144 line Oney sported aka promotion. Makes sense.

It's Dankerific
07-09-2008, 01:02 PM
I'm personally a big fan of the ol' .122/.175/.144 line Oney sported aka promotion. Makes sense.

Don't tell me what you hit, tell me when you hit it!

dickallen15
07-09-2008, 01:25 PM
What's even sadder is KW Jr. got a $150k signing bonus. Maybe when KW goes into his can't spend a dime when he only has a nickel speeches, someone can tell him to have his son give him a loan.

Britt Burns
07-10-2008, 10:24 AM
What's even sadder is KW Jr. got a $150k signing bonus. Maybe when KW goes into his can't spend a dime when he only has a nickel speeches, someone can tell him to have his son give him a loan.

Or if he can't sign Danks or, god forbid, Beckham, to say nothing of Long and a few of the oter late-round fliers the Sox took in the draft.

palehozenychicty
07-10-2008, 11:32 AM
Well, that's just lovely.

Noneck
07-10-2008, 11:32 AM
Wow, nepotism also exists in the White Sox organization, Amazing.

UofCSoxFan
07-10-2008, 12:25 PM
I played against Oney in college when he was a freshman at North Park.

He wasn't good. During BP, he was lazy as hell, although you could tell he had good hands defensively (although I believe he did make an error or two in the game), but he couldn't hit a lick then. If you aren't hitting much at the D3 level with metal bats, you probably aren't going to do much in minor league ball. Those North Park teams were terrible as a whole too (although I believe they have improved recently). There is no way a scout would have sniffed him if it weren't for his dad.

It really is a joke he's taking up a roster spot. I didn't have a huge problem with them drafting him b/c of his dad....whatever. But the fact that he is still around floors me.

The fact thatwe took a hot head, poor average, 1 tool player with a 6th round pick is a bigger travisty however.

I've heard Ozzie's son who is in high school in Miami is an absolute stud, however...like a possible first round pick out of h.s.? Anyone else hear this?

oeo
07-10-2008, 12:40 PM
I've heard Ozzie's son who is in high school in Miami is an absolute stud, however...like a possible first round pick out of h.s.? Anyone else hear this?

I've read that as well.

chaerulez
07-10-2008, 12:50 PM
Is Oney even on a team anymore?

2906
07-10-2008, 12:52 PM
Is Oney even on a team anymore?

He's last man on the bench at Kannapolis, low A ball.

JorgeFabregas
07-10-2008, 12:57 PM
Is Oney even on a team anymore?
MILB site lists him as still at Kanny, where he has four at bats and two singles. Dramatically improving his minor league numbers. Ha.

Lorenzo Barcelo
07-15-2008, 11:14 PM
Any update on this? They usually play rookies occasionally. Its been like three weeks since his last at bat? This just shows the nepotism needs to end.

jabrch
07-16-2008, 12:57 AM
Does anyone actually know why he isn't playing?

JermaineDye05
07-16-2008, 01:30 AM
Does anyone actually know why he isn't playing?

Kenny grounded him.

He's actually the key piece in a Duchsherer or Daniel Cabrera deal.

jabrch
07-16-2008, 07:32 AM
He's actually the key piece in a Duchsherer or Daniel Cabrera deal.

Well - you can't trade him for a year - so that isn't it.

hula
07-16-2008, 01:49 PM
Oney is now in Montana:

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080615/SPORTS/806150320

2906
07-22-2008, 04:51 PM
Just a quick update on Kenny Williams Jr.

I got an email from the Great Falls Tribune baseball beat writer today. KW Jr. is hurt and is doing his rehab elsewhere, probably at the White Sox minor league complex in Tucson. The reporter said the Voyageurs front office didn't inform the newspaper exactly how/where/when KW Jr. got hurt, but he is definitely on the disabled list.

jabrch
07-23-2008, 12:03 AM
Just a quick update on Kenny Williams Jr.

I got an email from the Great Falls Tribune baseball beat writer today. KW Jr. is hurt and is doing his rehab elsewhere, probably at the White Sox minor league complex in Tucson. The reporter said the Voyageurs front office didn't inform the newspaper exactly how/where/when KW Jr. got hurt, but he is definitely on the disabled list.

*crickets*

Lip Man 1
07-23-2008, 12:07 PM
Mark Gonzales was kind enough to pass this along to me:

"He has a massive brace/cast on his shoulder following surgery. He will start rehab Aug. 2. He got hurt on a swing in his first game and tried to play through the pain."

Lip

Lorenzo Barcelo
07-23-2008, 01:52 PM
Mark Gonzales was kind enough to pass this along to me:

"He has a massive brace/cast on his shoulder following surgery. He will start rehab Aug. 2. He got hurt on a swing in his first game and tried to play through the pain."

Lip

2906 and Lip thanks for the update. The mystery is solved.

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:03 PM
Oh, I was just guessing because he sucks.

jabrch
07-27-2008, 01:38 AM
Mark Gonzales was kind enough to pass this along to me:

"He has a massive brace/cast on his shoulder following surgery. He will start rehab Aug. 2. He got hurt on a swing in his first game and tried to play through the pain."

Lip

Thanks Lip...hope the kid is doing better. Hate to see a talented kid hurt and then trying to play through it.