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dakuda
08-31-2008, 11:03 PM
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/news/2008/aug/31/padres-release-iguchi-tomko/?padres

Lefty34
09-01-2008, 12:10 AM
What happened to Iguchi? Oh well, he was filling his roster spot with a -6.9 VORP, numbers that could probably be easily replicated or surpassed by a young prospect getting MLB experience. BUT WAIT: IGUCHI WAS HERE IN '05! Quick, KW, let's get him and Rowand back, and our Sox team will finally be complete again...WooHOOOOO!!

chisoxfanatic
09-01-2008, 12:13 AM
What happened to Iguchi? Oh well, he was filling his roster spot with a -6.9 VORP, numbers that could probably be easily replicated or surpassed by a young prospect getting MLB experience. BUT WAIT: IGUCHI WAS HERE IN '05! Quick, KW, let's get him and Rowand back, and our Sox team will finally be complete again...WooHOOOOO!!
:o:

It's not complete without Scotty Pods!

MeteorsSox4367
09-01-2008, 12:17 AM
I don't think Chris Widger is busy, either.

Lefty34
09-01-2008, 12:19 AM
:o:

It's not complete without Scotty Pods!

I don't think Chris Widger is busy, either.

It's a celebration bitches!

chisoxfanatic
09-01-2008, 12:30 AM
I don't think Chris Widger is busy, either.
Nor is El Duque. And, I'm sure we can pry Garland away from LAA, since they're about to lock up their divisional crown anyhow.

Paging Freddy Garcia and Geoff Blum...

johnnyg83
09-01-2008, 12:34 AM
I dont give an F if he ever gets another single in the majors in his life. HE helped bring a WS banner to Chicago ... and his HR in game 2 of the ALDS changed the way we won games. Viva la Taguchi!

chisoxfanatic
09-01-2008, 12:35 AM
Viva la Taguchi!
:o:
He never played for the St. Louis Cardinals!

MeteorsSox4367
09-01-2008, 12:35 AM
Maybe the Sox grab Willie Harris from the Nationals for the always-exciting player to be named later.

chisoxfanatic
09-01-2008, 12:36 AM
Maybe the Sox grab Willie Harris from the Nationals for the always-exciting player to be named later.
We could have bafiarocks03 personally escort him to Comiskey Park. He'd love that!

johnnyg83
09-01-2008, 12:36 AM
:o:
He never played for the St. Louis Cardinals!

get over it ,,, this aint he wash psost

DumpJerry
09-01-2008, 12:37 AM
What happened to Iguchi? Oh well, he was filling his roster spot with a -6.9 VORP, numbers that could probably be easily replicated or surpassed by a young prospect getting MLB experience. BUT WAIT: IGUCHI WAS HERE IN '05! Quick, KW, let's get him and Rowand back, and our Sox team will finally be complete again...WooHOOOOO!!
That darn VORP. Kills careers all the time......

dakuda
09-01-2008, 12:40 AM
What happened to Iguchi? Oh well, he was filling his roster spot with a -6.9 VORP, numbers that could probably be easily replicated or surpassed by a young prospect getting MLB experience. BUT WAIT: IGUCHI WAS HERE IN '05! Quick, KW, let's get him and Rowand back, and our Sox team will finally be complete again...WooHOOOOO!!

I just thought that with this being the section to talk about other teams, that some people might be interested.

DSpivack
09-01-2008, 12:43 AM
:o:
He never played for the St. Louis Cardinals!

So?


:tongue:

chisoxfanatic
09-01-2008, 12:45 AM
So?


:tongue:
:rolling:

Adele_H
09-01-2008, 12:49 AM
Stats aside...

Granted I haven't seen Tadahiro Shinguchi play in a year, and I know he's coming off a major injury...

But if he still has that compact all-field swing, could he conceivably help the Sox as a pinch-hitter/back-up 2B/sentimental favorite/other-good-japanese-player-recruitment facilitator?


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WhiteSox5187
09-01-2008, 12:53 AM
That darn VORP. Kills careers all the time......
Yea, I always thought Ruth was a pretty good player until I learned his VORP was ****!

Lefty34
09-01-2008, 12:56 AM
That darn VORP. Kills careers all the time......

You want an '08 season stat that is both sub-par and Juan Uribe-like, you just take your pick. But in all fairness, this season's numbers are WAY down from any other season he has had, leading me to...***?

DSpivack
09-01-2008, 01:29 AM
Stats aside...

Granted I haven't seen Tadahiro Shinguchi play in a year, and I know he's coming off a major injury...

But if he still has that compact all-field swing, could he conceivably help the Sox as a pinch-hitter/back-up 2B/sentimental favorite/other-good-japanese-player-recruitment facilitator?


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2B is not a real need position. Uribe, Getz, et al.

Nellie_Fox
09-01-2008, 02:05 AM
What happened to Iguchi? Oh well, he was filling his roster spot with a -6.9 VORP, Not to mention that his Frble was the square root of axolotl.

Adele_H
09-01-2008, 02:14 AM
2B is not a real need position. Uribe, Getz, et al.

Uribe is more 3B these days and his hole-ridden swing is different than fundamentally sound (healthy) Iguchi. Getz is entirely unproven.

IF Tadahito has anything left in the tank, at his price, why not put him on the bench? I guess it could cut into Brian Anderson's PH duties - such as they are... :tongue:

Who knows, a pennant race in a major market city may rekindle that competitive spark/pride. When it's all said and done, Iguchi and Fukudome in the same market may become, like, the new Biggie-Tupac.:bandance:

DSpivack
09-01-2008, 02:43 AM
Not to mention that his Frble was the square root of axolotl.

That sounds Aztec. Did they have fancy propellerheads back then in their handball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_ballgame)? Or would they have just been executed?

VA_GoGoSox
09-01-2008, 03:26 AM
I dont give an F if he ever gets another single in the majors in his life. HE helped bring a WS banner to Chicago ... and his HR in game 2 of the ALDS changed the way we won games. Viva la Taguchi!

That is the loudest I have ever heard a crowd get. I have seen some great moments in different sports, but when Tadahito hit that ball, that place was up for grabs.

WSox597
09-01-2008, 07:22 AM
WTH is VORP?

It sounds like something a Klingon would eat for breakfast. :D:

hose
09-01-2008, 08:04 AM
Tadahito always has his singing career to fall back on.

Brian26
09-01-2008, 08:20 AM
Nor is El Duque. And, I'm sure we can pry Garland away from LAA, since they're about to lock up their divisional crown anyhow.

Paging Freddy Garcia and Geoff Blum...

Blum's having a decent year for Houston...his average is only.242, but he's racked up 13 homers, some of them in key situations.

turners56
09-01-2008, 10:21 AM
WTH is VORP?

It sounds like something a Klingon would eat for breakfast. :D:

It's something Baseball Prospectus made to judge a player's value over the average player.

chaerulez
09-01-2008, 10:26 AM
Granted going from a hitter friendly park in U.S. Cellular to PETCO is a change, but Iguchi's offensive decline is a bit surprising. He hit 18 HRs in 2007 in 555 ABs but has managed only 2 in 303 this year. Age shouldn't be a factor since he's only 33. I don't know, one would think Iguchi could still play at a high level.

cards press box
09-01-2008, 11:01 AM
WTH is VORP?

It means value over replacement player. That refers to the number of runs the player would contribute beyond what a replacement-level player at the same position would contribute, given the same number of plate appearances. It doesn't take into account defense.

Lefty34
09-01-2008, 11:48 AM
It means value over replacement player. That refers to the number of runs the player would contribute beyond what a replacement-level player at the same position would contribute, given the same number of plate appearances. It doesn't take into account defense.

Also it is a counting stat, meaning it comes from a player's on-fields performances and thus does have a basis in fact and reality. A VORP of 10 (ten runs over a replacement player's production) is roughly considered to be one win contributed by that player. Now if only BP would release the formula so we wouldn't have to deal with this:

Not to mention that his Frble was the square root of axolotl.

or this

That sounds Aztec. Did they have fancy propellerheads back then in their handball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_ballgame)? Or would they have just been executed?

Vive la Mom's Basement!

ode to veeck
09-01-2008, 12:42 PM
Not to mention that his Frble was the square root of axolotl.

you lost me there professor

I'll have to go watch that big HR against the Wrong Sox in the '05 playoffs again, a thing of beauty against perhaps the toughest team we played in the playoffs that year.

A. Cavatica
09-01-2008, 01:57 PM
get over it ,,, this aint he wash psost

Apparently it isn't an English language Sox board either.

Iwritecode
09-02-2008, 09:42 AM
get over it ,,, this aint he wash psost

Worst. Post. Ever.

Iwritecode
09-02-2008, 09:43 AM
WTH is VORP?

It sounds like something a Klingon would eat for breakfast. :D:

Try this link. (http://www.google.com)

slavko
09-02-2008, 03:59 PM
That sounds Aztec. Did they have fancy propellerheads back then in their handball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_ballgame)? Or would they have just been executed?

To be accurate, use of the hands was not permitted, IIRC. I saw many games as a kid. Those Xochimilco Toltecs were a helluva team.