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beasly213
11-13-2008, 04:00 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081113&content_id=3678210&vkey=hotstove2008&fext=.jsp

Where do you think he'll end up. Should the Sox try to sign him for one year?

He had a great second half last year and a proven veteran who can pitch in the playoffs.

btrain929
11-13-2008, 04:08 PM
I think he wants to stay on the West Coast.

Rocky Soprano
11-13-2008, 04:11 PM
Kenny loves him and tried to work a trade for him years ago so it would be like Kenny to sign him now that his career is practically done.

Risk
11-13-2008, 04:19 PM
Pass. Johnson's is a HOF quality pitcher who is unfortunately well past his prime.

Risk

Tekijawa
11-13-2008, 04:22 PM
You didn't hear that while you were standing next to Kenny in an Airport did you?

Daver
11-13-2008, 04:22 PM
The real question is how many losses does he collect before he gets his five wins, and does he retire as soon as he gets the fifth one.

rustysurf83
11-13-2008, 04:46 PM
The real question is how many losses does he collect before he gets his five wins, and does he retire as soon as he gets the fifth one.

About 7 or 8 and it probably depends on whether the team he pitches for has a realistic shot at a championship if he retires or not.

white sox bill
11-13-2008, 05:01 PM
Gears are turning in KW's mind:

Always wanted him check
Past, no way past prime check
Overpaid check
Closing in on retirement check
Diminishing skills check

Go get him KW

kittle42
11-13-2008, 05:19 PM
Someone should show KW a tape of Johnson's last perfromance at the Cell.

Lundind1
11-13-2008, 05:40 PM
No, No, No, NO!!! Seriously?!?!?!?! :rolling: I wouldn't sign him. I don't know if there is any team that might. He is not just past his prime, he is vinegar to me.

DumpJerry
11-13-2008, 05:55 PM
Sign him and have him play only six games: All six Crosstown Classics. Isn't he something like 14-0 against the Cubs?

rowand33
11-13-2008, 06:14 PM
Johnson post all star break:

5-3 86 IP 2.41 ERA 1.05 WHIP 78 Ks

Overall:

11-10 184 IP 3.91 ERA 1.24 WHIP 173 Ks

I'd take those numbers on the Sox. Not worth compromising an upgrade at 2B or CF though.

PatK
11-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Do it Kenny

He won't have to wear a wig or have his team photo altered for Mullet Night

2906
11-13-2008, 06:45 PM
There will be plenty of interest in him.

Supposedly he was willing to sign for $8M with Arizona. He would probably demand more to play elsewhere.

Dodgers would seem to be a fit, they're competitive and close to home.

It's worth noting he's a neighbor of both Reinsdorf and KW in Paradise Valley and they are all reputed to be on friendly terms.

Who knows, but it bears watching. Someone will want him, I think it really depends on where he wants to play.

thomas35forever
11-13-2008, 06:46 PM
Wouldn't mind him on our roster. I'm sure he'd fare better in the playoffs than Javy.

NLaloosh
11-13-2008, 06:59 PM
I'd definitely signhim for one year to be the 5th starter - $ 6 mil.+ incentives. He would get his 300th win as a Sox. That's pretty cool.

I'll bet he stays in the NL though.

Zisk77
11-13-2008, 10:31 PM
Johnson is a total asshat.

munchman33
11-13-2008, 11:09 PM
Johnson would be a perfect fifth starter. :shrug:

pythons007
11-14-2008, 08:00 AM
Johnson would be a perfect fifth starter. :shrug:


:yup:

AZChiSoxFan
11-14-2008, 10:19 AM
No, No, No, NO!!! Seriously?!?!?!?! :rolling: I wouldn't sign him. I don't know if there is any team that might. He is not just past his prime, he is vinegar to me.


:rolleyes:

The guy won 11 games last year with an ERA < 4. Yeah, he's totally washed up.

Thome25
11-14-2008, 10:35 AM
We almost traded George Bell for Randy Johnson in the early 90's. I remeber hearing that the White Sox even had his jersy made up but, the Mariners pulled the plug.

Anyone else remember this?

dickallen15
11-14-2008, 10:58 AM
We almost traded George Bell for Randy Johnson in the early 90's. I remeber hearing that the White Sox even had his jersy made up but, the Mariners pulled the plug.

Anyone else remember this?

I do remember the part where his uniform was all sewn and such and hanging in the White Sox clubhouse. I don't recall if it was George Bell.

Madscout
11-16-2008, 09:42 AM
:rolleyes:

The guy won 11 games last year with an ERA < 4. Yeah, he's totally washed up.
In the NL west.

But seriously, it all depends on the contract.

PKalltheway
11-17-2008, 12:53 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing the Big Unit in a Sox jersey, but his last year in the AL didn't work out so well. The wins were there, but he also had a pretty bloated ERA (an ERA of 5.00 in 2006:o::o:). It would probably make more sense for him to stay in the NL.