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Taliesinrk
08-04-2008, 12:47 AM
What are the chances we pick up another guy for the pen, after they clear waivers? Does anyone think this is possible/probable?

thomas35forever
08-04-2008, 01:01 AM
What are the chances we pick up another guy for the pen, after they clear waivers? Does anyone think this is possible/probable?
Remote.

35th and Shields
08-04-2008, 01:21 AM
What are the chances we pick up another guy for the pen, after they clear waivers? Does anyone think this is possible/probable?

I'm praying for a Jenks like miracle from either Link or Rodriguez

Noneck
08-04-2008, 02:00 AM
Mike MacDougal

Nellie_Fox
08-04-2008, 02:17 AM
EVERYBODY in today's game needs bullpen arms. Complete games are looked at like some sort of miracle. Relievers go one inning, max, if not being lefty/righty specialists.

The chances of anyone worth spit clearing wavers are pretty damn remote.

CWSpalehoseCWS
08-04-2008, 02:23 AM
I'm praying for a Jenks like miracle from either Link or Rodriguez

Same here. I would call Link up right now. Wassermann hasn't impressed, and with Linebrink still on the D.L. I don't see the harm in giving him a shot.

Lillian
08-04-2008, 07:43 AM
Childers is likely to be called up before Link.
Derek Rodriguez is the other possible reliever from Charlotte.
The Sox are not likely to find anyone better on the waiver wire than those two guys.

munchman33
08-04-2008, 10:52 AM
What are the chances we get three or four relievers? Because that's what we need.

getonbckthr
08-04-2008, 03:11 PM
As odd as it sounds and as bad as our pen has been maybe MacDougal wouldn't be a bad idea. Who knows maybe the banishment has changed him a bit.

Lillian
08-04-2008, 04:52 PM
As odd as it sounds and as bad as our pen has been maybe MacDougal wouldn't be a bad idea. Who knows maybe the banishment has changed him a bit.

Perhaps, but not by the looks of his performance at Charlotte.

palehozenychicty
08-04-2008, 04:55 PM
As odd as it sounds and as bad as our pen has been maybe MacDougal wouldn't be a bad idea. Who knows maybe the banishment has changed him a bit.


He's done.

socko82
08-04-2008, 06:58 PM
I don't know who is doing what in the minors right now. But if Richard has made his last start and Contreras is due back this weekend, don't you think it would be smart to option Richard before tomorrow night's game and get somebody up here who can help out at least for the next 4 or 5 games? Even if you just call up somebody to eat some garbage innings or in case of extra innings. How has Adam Russell done since his demotion?

guillen4life13
08-04-2008, 07:05 PM
I might get flamed for this idea, but...

How 'bout Livan Hernandez in the Sox bullpen? He could take over Masset's role and is well acquainted with pressure situations, having pitched for the Marlins and Giants in World Series. He might be rejuvenated in the pen.

mccoydp
08-04-2008, 07:21 PM
Billy Koch and Mike Jackson might come back, if we talk nicely to them.

ViPeRx007
08-04-2008, 07:40 PM
Billy Koch and Mike Jackson might come back, if we talk nicely to them.

What about Dustin Hermanson?

Dude was lights out for a while in 05....

Brian26
08-04-2008, 07:46 PM
The chances of anyone worth spit clearing wavers are pretty damn remote.

Kenny picked up Scott Sullivan from the Reds in 2003 (August 30 for Tim Hummel). Sullivan had a 3.66 ERA in 15 appearances for the Sox. That kind of trade is probably the exception to the rule.

For some reason I thought Schoeneweis was a waiver-deal too, but KW made that trade with LAA on 7/30/03.

Rockin Robin
08-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Lets call up Ray King and Tomo Okah.

Problem solved.

Brian26
08-04-2008, 07:56 PM
Then there was the Ken Hill experiment.

Signed by Chicago White Sox (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2000/TM_CHA2000.htm) (August 18, 2000 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2000/08182000.htm)).

Released by Chicago White Sox (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2000/TM_CHA2000.htm) (August 29, 2000 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2000/08292000.htm)).

DickAllen72
08-04-2008, 08:23 PM
I might get flamed for this idea, but...

How 'bout Livan Hernandez in the Sox bullpen? He could take over Masset's role and is well acquainted with pressure situations, having pitched for the Marlins and Giants in World Series. He might be rejuvenated in the pen.
I've had the same thoughts.

I didn't realize his BAA was so horrid (.340 or so) until someone else posted it in another thread. But I don't know if he's been consistently that bad or if hitters were getting to him after the second or third time around when he was starting. Maybe he could be good in the pen. It's up to the Sox scouts and coaching staff to decide, but if I heard they signed him, I wouldn't be upset at all.

mccoydp
08-04-2008, 08:34 PM
What about Dustin Hermanson?

Dude was lights out for a while in 05....

Sorry, I forgot this: :redneck

Hermanson was the man for the first half of 2005, no doubt.

kba
08-04-2008, 08:47 PM
Then there was the Ken Hill experiment.

And there was Jose Paniagua - acquired August 27, 2003; released September 10, 2003.

In 1/3 of an inning pitched with the Sox: three hits, four earned runs, one obscene gesture, and one ejection.

UofCSoxFan
08-04-2008, 08:55 PM
And there was Jose Paniagua - acquired August 27, 2003; released September 10, 2003.

In 1/3 of an inning pitched with the Sox: three hits, four earned runs, one obscene gesture, and one ejection.

Was at that game....terrible.

UofCSoxFan
08-04-2008, 09:02 PM
I might get flamed for this idea, but...

How 'bout Livan Hernandez in the Sox bullpen? He could take over Masset's role and is well acquainted with pressure situations, having pitched for the Marlins and Giants in World Series. He might be rejuvenated in the pen.

I mentioned the possibility of Livan Herandez in a game thread and was accused of being drunk.

He may not be that good, but at least he can eat some innings, which is all you really want from your long guy. When he's in, you're probalby losing and you don't want to blow your whole pen. If he can keep you close to come back its a bonus.

Let's face it...we're not going to get a stud off the waiver wire....but a guy that could be used situationally and keep our good arms (if we have any) fresh...that could be very valuable.

A. Cavatica
08-04-2008, 09:38 PM
How 'bout Livan Hernandez in the Sox bullpen?

Must...not...fix...post...to read...Orlando...

Must...not...fix...post...to read...Orlando...

guillen4life13
08-05-2008, 12:00 AM
Must...not...fix...post...to read...Orlando...

Must...not...fix...post...to read...Orlando...

Orlando has been having problems with his right foot. As of July 18, he was still having recurring problems with his foot in his rehab start. Otherwise the Mets would be using him. He hasn't pitched at all this year.

Nellie_Fox
08-05-2008, 03:28 AM
I've had the same thoughts.

I didn't realize his BAA was so horrid (.340 or so) until someone else posted it in another thread. But I don't know if he's been consistently that bad or if hitters were getting to him after the second or third time around when he was starting. Maybe he could be good in the pen. It's up to the Sox scouts and coaching staff to decide, but if I heard they signed him, I wouldn't be upset at all.He was on a pace to become the first pitcher in the era of the five-man rotation to give up 300 hits in a season.

kba
08-05-2008, 10:08 PM
He was on a pace to become the first pitcher in the era of the five-man rotation to give up 300 hits in a season.

And he's apparently (http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/8416786/Sources:-Rockies-awarded-claim-on-Hernandez) found work in Denver.

DickAllen72
08-05-2008, 10:11 PM
He was on a pace to become the first pitcher in the era of the five-man rotation to give up 300 hits in a season.
:o: Yikes!

CWSpalehoseCWS
08-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Lets call up Ray King and Tomo Okah.

Problem solved.

As long as the Astros don't mind if we borrow King, lol. We traded him I believe about 2 months ago. Ohka has been terrible and lost his rotation spot. The only guy worth the callup IMO is Link.

the1tab
08-06-2008, 01:00 AM
Just putting this out there....

Scott Eyre was designated by the Cubs today. He's a veteran lefty who's pitched in the clutch who would come uber-cheap, if not free. Yes, he's had health concerns in the past (as recently as just before the break), but he is allegedly 100 percent now and available.

Any thoughts?

Ziggy S
08-06-2008, 04:46 AM
Just putting this out there....

Scott Eyre was designated by the Cubs today. He's a veteran lefty who's pitched in the clutch who would come uber-cheap, if not free. Yes, he's had health concerns in the past (as recently as just before the break), but he is allegedly 100 percent now and available.

Any thoughts?

Why the heck not? He at least won't **** his drawers like a guy with the first name Boone and the last name Logan.

BUMMER
08-06-2008, 08:29 AM
Just putting this out there....

Scott Eyre was designated by the Cubs today. He's a veteran lefty who's pitched in the clutch who would come uber-cheap, if not free. Yes, he's had health concerns in the past (as recently as just before the break), but he is allegedly 100 percent now and available.

Any thoughts?
Eyre might be worth a look-see ----- someone will grab him, I'm sure