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DaveFeelsRight
01-06-2009, 03:06 PM
http://www.soxtalk.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=69381

not the most reliable source ever but i would welcome lyons in the bullpen and pedro in the rotation (but i highly doubt this would even happen)

oh well!

Craig Grebeck
01-06-2009, 03:07 PM
http://www.soxtalk.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=69381

not the most reliable source ever but i would welcome lyons in the bullpen and pedro in the rotation (but i highly doubt this would even happen)

oh well!
in before lock/deletion

CashMan
01-06-2009, 03:09 PM
I thought I heard Lyons, was going to be signing with the Cards.

Foulke You
01-06-2009, 03:19 PM
I haven't seen Pedro pitch in a long time (since he went to the NL). Does he have anything left in the tank? I had heard he is more of a junk ball thrower at this stage of his career. I guess if he isn't commanding big bucks, it certainly doesn't hurt to have another veteran starter who knows how to pitch in Spring Training.

turners56
01-06-2009, 03:19 PM
I can understand Lyon, but Pedro?

sox1970
01-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Having Brandon Lyons and Clayton Richards on the same team? Cool.

oeo
01-06-2009, 03:21 PM
I can understand Lyon, but Pedro?

Future Hall of Famer on his last legs...

eriqjaffe
01-06-2009, 03:28 PM
Future Hall of Famer on his last legs...Well, that will nicely fill the void left by Griffey.

dickallen15
01-06-2009, 03:32 PM
Having Brandon Lyons and Clayton Richards on the same team? Cool.

If only they signed Kerry Woods as well.

kittle42
01-06-2009, 03:34 PM
1. This thread sucks.

2. Uh, oh!

bestkosher
01-06-2009, 03:36 PM
Pedro will be what Greg Maddux was to the Cubs the second time around. A leader and someone who will show the people in 5th spot how to pitch.


I highly doubt Lyon is coming here although that would be great. It makes me think of all the earlier speculation threads that Jenks might be gone. Lyon is a decent reliever who is used to pitching in a dome and that could help us even after Minny moves to their outdoor ice palace.

Konerko05
01-06-2009, 03:38 PM
As much as I accept Pedro's arm is washed up, I still can't help but be intrigued by having one of the most dominating pitchers in history on the White Sox.

Signing him to a very cheap deal, and letting him compete with the kids in the back of the rotation might not be a bad idea. He could also take on an El Duque type role.

If his arm miracuously came back to 75% of what it was once, the White Sox pitching staff would take a huge leap.

Madvora
01-06-2009, 03:40 PM
Text messages from close friends always start the best threads.

twentywontowin
01-06-2009, 03:45 PM
If Pedro comes back healthy, the upside on him is gigantic. He may not have the stuff he used to, but he can throw some real garbage.

It's worth the risk to at least get him out here at the right price. Make it happen Kenny.

hi im skot
01-06-2009, 03:45 PM
Text messages from close friends always start the best threads.

Latest rumor: "Im at mcdonalds" January 5th, 3:52pm

kittle42
01-06-2009, 03:54 PM
Latest rumor: "Im at mcdonalds" January 5th, 3:52pm

I won't believe it until my friend sends me a text message saying that he saw you at McDonald's, possibly wearing a Brandon Lyon Sox jersey.

turners56
01-06-2009, 03:57 PM
Latest rumor: "Im at mcdonalds" January 5th, 3:52pm

Why are you at McDonald's? Are the Sox trying to work out a deal for Ronald McDonald? I hope Gavin Floyd isn't involved...

Unless of course they throw in John McDonald.

CashMan
01-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Latest rumor: "Im at mcdonalds" January 5th, 3:52pm


Can you get me some chicken mcnuggets with sweet and sour sauce?

ShoelessJoeS
01-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Text messages from close friends always start the best threads.A buddy of mine overheard Kenny on his cell phone at the airport. It's pretty much a done deal.

Sam Spade
01-06-2009, 04:13 PM
That board sucks.

thedudeabides
01-06-2009, 04:19 PM
So, a guy on another board got a text message, from a friend, who heard a radio report, that the Sox might be signing someone. :D:

Is this the biggest reach for a rumor here on WSI? I'm sure I'm forgetting one or two classics, but this has to be up there.

The offseason can be quite comical.

champagne030
01-06-2009, 04:21 PM
Coop and Herm will fix'em.

thomas35forever
01-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Another arm in the 'pen will do wonders for us. As for Pedro, he's probably one of the best arms we can fill our rotation with. I'm not going to feel confident if we head into ST with only four definite starting pitchers. Don't second-guess any decision of the like. Otherwise, what would Randy Johnson still be doing in this league?

DaveFeelsRight
01-06-2009, 04:47 PM
hey now, don't shoot the messenger. i thought it would be a nice conversation starter since there hasn't been any news.

areilly
01-06-2009, 04:54 PM
Haha...Pedro the Lyons.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Hard_to_find_a_friend.jpg

Metalthrasher442
01-06-2009, 04:58 PM
I wouldn't hate it, but I would hate how Ozzie would have to play Pedro a lot even if he sucked it up just because he was good at one time.

DSpivack
01-06-2009, 05:03 PM
Why are you at McDonald's? Are the Sox trying to work out a deal for Ronald McDonald? I hope Gavin Floyd isn't involved...

Unless of course they throw in John McDonald.

Well, we had a McDowell a few years ago, they're a close competitor of McDonald's.

SOXfnNlansing
01-06-2009, 05:05 PM
I saw some kid at Chicago Ridge mall wearing a black Sox jersey #17 with duct tape covering a name and had written Martinez with a sharpie. I'm not sure if he was at McDonalds today though, but my wife heard he was. She said her cousin saw him eating a double cheeseburger and complained to the manager that there was only one slice of cheese on it.

hi im skot
01-06-2009, 05:05 PM
Haha...Pedro the Lyons.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Hard_to_find_a_friend.jpg

One of my favorite records of all time.

/emo-wuss

veeter
01-06-2009, 05:05 PM
Latest rumor: "Im at mcdonalds" January 5th, 3:52pmPlease tell me you don't eat that crap.

Konerko05
01-06-2009, 05:08 PM
Latest rumor: "Im at mcdonalds" January 5th, 3:52pm

Are you nugnuts?

DumpJerry
01-06-2009, 05:08 PM
So, a guy on another board got a text message, from a friend, who heard a radio report, that the Sox might be signing someone. :D:

Is this the biggest reach for a rumor here on WSI? I'm sure I'm forgetting one or two classics, but this has to be up there.

The offseason can be quite comical.
You left out the best part.

Nobody else seems to have heard that report.

Zisk77
01-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Well, we had a McDowell a few years ago, they're a close competitor of McDonald's.


Nicely done! Sexual chocholate was my college intramural team name.:redface:

DSpivack
01-06-2009, 05:18 PM
Nicely done! Sexual chocholate was my college intramural team name.:redface:

The Roots are my favorite music group; drummer ?uestlove and keyboardist James Poyser have produced a few songs as 'The Randy Watson Experience'. :tongue:

EDIT: Also, remember Griffey coming out to 'Soul Glo'.

turners56
01-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Haha...Pedro the Lyons.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Hard_to_find_a_friend.jpg

I bet it is hard for both Pedro and Lyon to find a friend. But that's no longer a problem because KW is now their best friend.

kittle42
01-06-2009, 05:30 PM
hey now, don't shoot the messenger. i thought it would be a nice conversation starter since there hasn't been any news.

You're right, and the conversation is how much the rumor sucks. It's been fun!

wsf4l
01-06-2009, 05:39 PM
This reminds me of the rumor that we were going to sign Batolo Colon...
I also think that Pedro will perform like Bartolo did last year and he wont do much of anything.
Lyons would be a good signing at the right price. I could see him have a nice comeback season.

hi im skot
01-06-2009, 05:46 PM
Please tell me you don't eat that crap.

That was my last inbox message.

I do, however, enjoy a southern style chicken sandwich now and then.

Lip Man 1
01-06-2009, 05:58 PM
WSF:

The Sox did actually ask Colon's agent about the possibility and it was discussed by management but he wanted more then the Sox wanted to give.

Lip

Sockinchisox
01-06-2009, 06:13 PM
SOXOBAMA is Rockabilly.

whitesox901
01-06-2009, 06:56 PM
sign em kenny!

veeter
01-06-2009, 07:07 PM
That was my last inbox message.

I do, however, enjoy a southern style chicken sandwich now and then.We just need to keep Sox fans around as long as possible.

WhiteSoxOnly
01-06-2009, 07:54 PM
Can you get me some chicken mcnuggets with sweet and sour sauce?

You'll need the sauce just to digest those nasty ****ing things.
While you're at it,ask the shake machine guy if he's heard any
new rumors.

whitesox901
01-06-2009, 08:17 PM
You'll need the sauce just to digest those nasty ****ing things.
While you're at it,ask the shake machine guy if he's heard any
new rumors.

I remember back in the early-mid 1990's, my kids meal mcnuggets were purple in the middle...and I love'd em! Liked the Cheeseburgers more though

WhiteSoxOnly
01-06-2009, 08:30 PM
I remember back in the early-mid 1990's, my kids meal mcnuggets were purple in the middle...and I love'd em! Liked the Cheeseburgers more though

Cheebourgers ok...mcnuggets :shocked:

Jurr
01-06-2009, 08:33 PM
Wow, this thread is crazy. This is a board aching for a rumor!

the1tab
01-06-2009, 08:39 PM
I'll bet you that crispy ranch wrap that Bruce Levine will break a story about Pedro taking a physical at U of Chicago tomorrow on ESPN 1000.

pmck003
01-06-2009, 09:44 PM
I have a beefy feeling about this one

Huisj
01-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Haha...Pedro the Lyons.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Hard_to_find_a_friend.jpg

YES! Now I've seen it all. This is indeed the only sports message board when you'll ever see a Pedro the Lion reference, especially one this funny.

I love that album too. . . though I'm a little more into Winners Never Quit.

hi im skot
01-06-2009, 10:58 PM
YES! Now I've seen it all. This is indeed the only sports message board when you'll ever see a Pedro the Lion reference, especially one this funny.

I love that album too. . . though I'm a little more into Winners Never Quit.

It's all about "Control."

:cool:

A. Cavatica
01-06-2009, 11:10 PM
I'm not all that excited about Lyon, but I would vote for Pedro.

Huisj
01-06-2009, 11:11 PM
It's all about "Control."

:cool:

Control is intense. You kind of need the right mood to listen to it. It's almost difficult to swallow in places just because of the sheer pain and anger that comes through in the story telling that weaves with the monster hugeness of the guitars and ceaseless cymbal crashing.

areilly
01-06-2009, 11:15 PM
I'm not all that excited about Lyon, but I would vote for Pedro.

Pedro offers you his protection.



Lyons...whatever. But a liger? That's pretty much my favorite animal.

A. Cavatica
01-07-2009, 12:34 AM
As far as I can tell, the Sox have had Pedro Lopez and Antonio Pedro Osuna, but have never had a player named Napoleon.

FireMariotti
01-07-2009, 12:34 AM
:reinsy
Do I need to sell, sorry McCell?

NardiWasHere
01-07-2009, 01:45 AM
Who is Karim Garcia?

SOXfnNlansing
01-07-2009, 02:19 AM
I believe Martinez is a country in Conquer Club:scratch:

WhiteSoxFan84
01-07-2009, 03:54 AM
there is only on pedro i am willing to acknowledge on a first name basis only...

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4386/040ti.jpg

Pedro Cerrano!

4 points
01-07-2009, 04:25 AM
Well, that will nicely fill the void left by Griffey.

From Griffey to Pedro in centerfield might not be such a dramatic dropoff:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

JohnTucker0814
01-07-2009, 07:10 AM
Hat for Bat! Gracias!

Thome25
01-07-2009, 01:11 PM
My cousin's step-brother's nephew's half-sister told me to meet her out behind the Burger King to tell me that KW was on Sirius Satellite Radio saying that we might sign Sidney Ponson and trade Lance Broadway to the nationals for Daniel cabrera.

kittle42
01-07-2009, 01:14 PM
My cousin's step-brother's nephew's half-sister told me to meet her out behind the Burger King to tell me that KW was on Sirius Satellite Radio saying that we might sign Sidney Ponson and trade Lance Broadway to the nationals for Daniel cabrera.

Pfft. That rumor was reported over the two tin cans with string attached that I have days ago.

spawn
01-07-2009, 01:14 PM
My cousin's step-brother's nephew's half-sister told me to meet her out behind the Burger King to tell me that KW was on Sirius Satellite Radio saying that we might sign Sidney Ponson and trade Lance Broadway to the nationals for Daniel cabrera.
You're late with that rumor. I already read about this under the cap of my bottle of Sierra Mist. It also says that if I buy a 20 oz. Mountain Dew or Pepsi, I get one free. KW rumors and a free pop...life doesn't get much better than this.

whitesox901
01-07-2009, 01:46 PM
Pfft. That rumor was reported over the two tin cans with string attached that I have days ago.


You're late with that rumor. I already read about this under the cap of my bottle of Sierra Mist. It also says that if I buy a 20 oz. Mountain Dew or Pepsi, I get one free. KW rumors and a free pop...life doesn't get much better than this.

:rolling:

areilly
01-07-2009, 01:52 PM
As far as I can tell, the Sox have had Pedro Lopez and Antonio Pedro Osuna, but have never had a player named Napoleon.

Napoleon Calzado has been a free agent since 2006 - and he can play center! What ARE YOU WAITING FOR KENNY?!? CALL MY BROTHER'S NEIGHBOR'S EX-GIRLFRIEND'S COUSIN AND MAKE IT HAPPEN IS WHAT I HEARD AT THE BYRON'S ON LAWRENCE ALREADY!!!!!1!!

Thome25
01-07-2009, 03:01 PM
Pfft. That rumor was reported over the two tin cans with string attached that I have days ago.

You're late with that rumor. I already read about this under the cap of my bottle of Sierra Mist. It also says that if I buy a 20 oz. Mountain Dew or Pepsi, I get one free. KW rumors and a free pop...life doesn't get much better than this.


Excellent posts by both of you. The two of you are funny, funny White Sox fans I tell you!!

I set you both up with a couple of lollipops and without hesitation you both knocked the ball outta the park for a grand slam!!

Pure comedy gold.......:rolling::D::bandance:

champagne030
01-07-2009, 04:11 PM
My cousin's step-brother's nephew's half-sister told me to meet her out behind the Burger King to tell me that KW was on Sirius Satellite Radio saying that we might sign Sidney Ponson and trade Lance Broadway to the nationals for Daniel cabrera.

Sadly, I wish we could trade Broadway for Cabrera. :(:

soxwon
01-07-2009, 06:34 PM
pedro martinez was with my realtor friend today lookin at homes on the nwside.

chunk
01-07-2009, 07:30 PM
I wish.

Unfortunately I've settled on the conclusion that the Sox probably won't be doing anything more.

cws05champ
01-08-2009, 07:46 AM
On the MLB network they mentioned a team in the AL offered Pedro a $7M 1 yr deal and he turned it down, wanting to stay in the NL. Geeee I wonder why?

FedEx227
01-08-2009, 09:58 AM
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/images/aaron-boone-home-run-2003.jpg

DaveFeelsRight
01-08-2009, 10:03 AM
little left him in too long!

palehozenychicty
01-08-2009, 10:06 AM
Pedro was an amazing pitcher once, but no more. He was heading downhill when he signed with the Mets in '05.

Marqhead
01-08-2009, 10:11 AM
Only 13 hours left....exciting!

Rocky Soprano
01-08-2009, 10:17 AM
I wish.


Unfortunately I've settled on the conclusion that the Sox probably won't be doing anything more.


Early January is truly the best time to come to conclusions!

esbrechtel
01-08-2009, 10:27 AM
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/images/aaron-boone-home-run-2003.jpg

I do really like the Yanks but that game was amazing...It was on Prime 9 (on MLB network) as one of the 9 greatest HRs ever...

dickallen15
01-08-2009, 02:11 PM
Pedro is meeting with the Mets next week. Pretty odd if he was signing with the White Sox this week.

whitesox901
01-08-2009, 02:12 PM
If we got Pedro, I'm hoping he can the El Duque of2008 in our rotation..without the 5.00 ERA

soxfan43
01-08-2009, 02:14 PM
Pedro is meeting with the Mets next week. Pretty odd if he was signing with the White Sox this week.


Happens all the time. A guy could get a take it or leave it offer, or just be blown away by an offer. Not saying it'll happen here, but it's pretty common in pro sports.

NLaloosh
01-08-2009, 02:39 PM
Do you think they'll announce these deals at midnight ? Or, will we have to wait until tomorrow afternoon? What uni # will Pedro wear? Will he shave his head if it gets hot?

soxfan43
01-08-2009, 02:58 PM
Do you think they'll announce these deals at midnight ? Or, will we have to wait until tomorrow afternoon? What uni # will Pedro wear? Will he shave his head if it gets hot?


The better question is, is Pedro's Mini Me coming too?

http://photos2.flickr.com/2383489_8953dfb3d9_m.jpg

Rocky Soprano
01-08-2009, 02:58 PM
Do you think they'll announce these deals at midnight ? Or, will we have to wait until tomorrow afternoon? What uni # will Pedro wear? Will he shave his head if it gets hot?

They are going to announce it at 7:11 am at the nearest 711 to the cell.

spawn
01-08-2009, 03:15 PM
They are going to announce it at 7:11 am at the nearest 711 to the cell.
He's going to wear jersey# 711 as well. It's in his contract.

LoveYourSuit
01-08-2009, 03:20 PM
The better question is, is Pedro's Mini Me coming too?

http://photos2.flickr.com/2383489_8953dfb3d9_m.jpg

Nelson de la Rosa passed away.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_de_la_Rosa

Iwritecode
01-08-2009, 03:28 PM
http://www.soxtalk.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=69381

not the most reliable source ever but i would welcome lyons in the bullpen and pedro in the rotation (but i highly doubt this would even happen)

oh well!

Is it a coincidence that Soxtalk has been down since this rumor was reported here?

Just saying...

spawn
01-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Is it a coincidence that Soxtalk has been down since this rumor was reported here?

Just saying...
That's what happens when you impede on KW's master plans...he takes you DOWN!

whitesox901
01-08-2009, 03:30 PM
That's what happens when you impede on KW's master plans...he takes you DOWN!

:KW
"I Suggest you all leave this thread...we wouldn't want any accidents"

Iwritecode
01-08-2009, 03:31 PM
:KW
"I Suggest you all leave this thread...we wouldn't want any accidents"

I can't believe we don't have a "nervous" smiley.

Rocky Soprano
01-08-2009, 04:11 PM
He's going to wear jersey# 711 as well. It's in his contract.

That's right! And 7 11 will be the only place you can buy his jersey or trade in 711 icee cups for a free jersey! :bandance:

ViPeRx007
01-09-2009, 02:02 PM
Am I the only one that's surprised this rumor didn't become reality?

:rolleyes:

dickallen15
01-09-2009, 02:11 PM
Am I the only one that's surprised this rumor didn't become reality?

:rolleyes:
Pedro wants to go back to the Mets. The guy on SI.com is saying the Sox are looking at Freddy Garcia.

AZChiSoxFan
01-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Am I the only one that's surprised this rumor didn't become reality?

:rolleyes:

Well, it's still Friday. I think I'll head down to the baggage claim area at the airport and try to eavesdrop on some cell phone conversations to see what I can find out.

I'll report back later on today.

HomeFish
01-09-2009, 02:32 PM
Roberto Alomar was once in the same security line as me at O'Hare. I actually heard him talking on his cell phone. He was talking about how he was at the airport...maybe to KW!

Iwritecode
01-09-2009, 02:43 PM
Pedro wants to go back to the Mets. The guy on SI.com is saying the Sox are looking at Freddy Garcia.

:thud:

DumpJerry
01-09-2009, 04:06 PM
Pedro wants to go back to the Mets. The guy on SI.com is saying the Sox are looking at Freddy Garcia.
Yeah, I, too, find watching the 2005 DVDs refreshing.

ViPeRx007
01-09-2009, 09:30 PM
Ugh, I think the Freddy Garcia ship has sailed...and is sinking to the bottom of the sea with each passing day.

JUST SAY NO!

Lundind1
01-09-2009, 11:21 PM
I have a statement and a question.

#1. How did this thread get so long, I mean I know what I have been reading, but how did it get to this?

#2 Pedro: NO NO NO!!! Too much baggage and injury potential hoging a spot on the 25 man.

NLaloosh
01-10-2009, 09:47 AM
Where's Pedro?

I'm still waiting here at the airport for him.

Lip Man 1
01-10-2009, 10:49 AM
Didn't you hear? He took a limo instead.

Lip

FedEx227
01-10-2009, 11:07 AM
I have a statement and a question.

#1. How did this thread get so long, I mean I know what I have been reading, but how did it get to this?

#2 Pedro: NO NO NO!!! Too much baggage and injury potential hoging a spot on the 25 man.

It was pretty much a joke thread about about half of it. Just making fun of yet another Rockabily, inside sources rumor gone wrong.

...
01-10-2009, 11:37 AM
It was pretty much a joke thread about about half of it. Just making fun of yet another Rockabily, inside sources rumor gone wrong.

XM radio is an inside source now?

Gammons Peter
01-16-2009, 09:06 PM
Looks like the Twinks and Tigers are interested in Lyons

FedEx227
01-16-2009, 09:08 PM
XM radio is an inside source now?

You must not be familiar with his history.

It's never him directly hearing this source, it's a friend texting him, telling him another guy was mentioning something.

DirtySox
01-16-2009, 09:21 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9090020/Why-aren%27t-teams-calling-for-Hudson

Rosenthal says that the White Sox are still interested in signing Freddy despite the addition of Colon.

Also says that Contreras is coming along nicely in his rehab, has lost 25 pounds, and is already throwing off the mound.

oeo
01-16-2009, 09:27 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9090020/Why-aren%27t-teams-calling-for-Hudson

Rosenthal says that the White Sox are still interested in signing Freddy despite the addition of Colon.

Also says that Contreras is coming along nicely in his rehab, has lost 25 pounds, and is already throwing off the mound.

Doesn't surprise me on either end. I don't think they would be in serious discussions with both Freddy and Bartolo to only sign one, and Contreras works his ass off by all reports.

Save McCuddy's
01-17-2009, 01:04 PM
Looks like the Twinks and Tigers are interested in Lyons

They can have him. He's a poor man's Bob Wickman.

If there's an Arizona reliever to be interested in, it's Juan Cruz.

nug0hs
01-24-2009, 02:48 PM
Well, Lyon signed with the Tigers today for 1 year/4.25 Mil -- Looks like this guy's "inside sources" were wrong

DumpJerry
01-24-2009, 03:36 PM
Well, Lyon signed with the Tigers today for 1 year/4.25 Mil -- Looks like this guy's "inside sources" were wrong
His rumors here usually did not pan out, either. Doesn't mean the Sox weren't talking to the players he says they might sign.

FedEx227
01-24-2009, 06:11 PM
Most people with "inside sources" are wrong about 99.99999999%, especially when that man is Rockabily.

DumpJerry
01-24-2009, 09:18 PM
Most people with "inside sources" are wrong about 99.99999999%, especially when that man is Rockabily.
Otis is batting 1.000 so far this offseason. He is yet to make a wrong prediction with us.