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kba
04-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Per the Denver Post (http://blogs.denverpost.com/rockies/2009/04/01/pods-will-be-released-rox-explore-deals-for-gaudin-hammel/), Podsednik was released by the Rockies today. He's hoping to land somewhere else. (The writer speculates Milwaukee.) But his declining numbers suggest he could be done.

ChiSoxFan81
04-01-2009, 01:34 PM
KW GET ON THE PHONE NOW!!! :redneck

102605
04-01-2009, 01:35 PM
He is done.

http://www.glenncarr.com/blog/uploaded_images/pods-797829.jpg

NLaloosh
04-01-2009, 01:38 PM
How could he be done ? He could platoon in CF with Owens.....no better yet....Pods in Left, Owens in Center and Wise in RF.....think of all the runs we would score !

LoveYourSuit
04-01-2009, 01:55 PM
How could he be done ? He could platoon in CF with Owens.....no better yet....Pods in Left, Owens in Center and Wise in RF.....think of all the runs we would score !


Where, Charlotte?

nitetrain8601
04-01-2009, 02:14 PM
A much better option than Wise or Owens.

sox102
04-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Here we go again! :rolleyes:

nitetrain8601
04-01-2009, 02:27 PM
I don't like Pods all that much, but he is better than either one in terms of what KW supposedly was looking for. OBP and then speed and a guy who sees a lot of pitches. Podsednik does do that. It's just a matter of him being healthy or not IMHO. Either way, we can't throw him into CF anyway.

Honestly, Willie Harris is a better option to me as well. That's not me reminiscing abotu 2005, but seeing all players as they are today and looking at history as one indicator.

psyclonis
04-01-2009, 02:34 PM
Hopefully KW picks him up, his obp is worth the price alone.
How does he compare to Wise in CF?
Pods as a #9 would be sweet. (Getz as leadoff)

Lip Man 1
04-01-2009, 02:34 PM
What's the harm in checking to see if he'd consider going to Charlotte as insurance?

Is he 'the answer'? No... he isn't. Could he be a part of the answer? Maybe...but if you don't ask you'll never know.

Lip

LoveYourSuit
04-01-2009, 02:35 PM
I don't like Pods all that much, but he is better than either one in terms of what KW supposedly was looking for. OBP and then speed and a guy who sees a lot of pitches. Podsednik does do that. It's just a matter of him being healthy or not IMHO. Either way, we can't throw him into CF anyway.

Honestly, Willie Harris is a better option to me as well. That's not me reminiscing abotu 2005, but seeing all players as they are today and looking at history as one indicator.


Any player who adds instability because he can't stay in one piece is not a good thing for a ball club.

This is why I hate Luol Deng so much.

LoveYourSuit
04-01-2009, 02:36 PM
What's the harm in checking to see if he'd consider going to Charlotte as insurance?

Is he 'the answer'? No... he isn't. Could he be a part of the answer? Maybe...but if you don't ask you'll never know.

Lip


I don't think he is capable of ever playing CF again, and when he was healthy he was bad at it too.

kittle42
04-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Some at WSI would like Charlotte to have a 75-man roster of former Sox and other teams' garbage. What could it hurt?

esbrechtel
04-01-2009, 02:51 PM
if by some you mean most :redneck

doublem23
04-01-2009, 03:06 PM
Some at WSI would like Charlotte to have a 75-man roster of former Sox and other teams' garbage. What could it hurt?

It would give me a reason to visit Charlotte. :cool:

Daver
04-01-2009, 03:13 PM
This is why I hate Luol Deng so much.

Who the hell is that? He's not on any roster in the White Sox system.

WhiteSox5187
04-01-2009, 03:15 PM
Ah, poor Pods. Too bad, he was up there on my list of all time favorite Sox players.

sox2000divchamps
04-01-2009, 03:35 PM
Any player who adds instability because he can't stay in one piece is not a good thing for a ball club.

This is why I hate Luol Deng so much.

Totally agree

sox2000divchamps
04-01-2009, 03:37 PM
Who the hell is that? He's not on any roster in the White Sox system.

He plays on the Bulls and is good, but is always hurt.

DumpJerry
04-01-2009, 04:33 PM
The Score said today the Rockies sent him to AAA.

Nothing on their website. Last date of transactions on their site is March 30th.

VeeckAsInWreck
04-01-2009, 04:41 PM
I'm sure the Joliet Jackhammers have Pods on speed dial. :redneck

FedEx227
04-01-2009, 05:16 PM
Some at WSI would like Charlotte to have a 75-man roster of former Sox and other teams' garbage. What could it hurt?

It really gets annoying.

Why don't we let our minor league coaches and managers train young players. Why do we have to pick up every former Sox without a team?

Just give it up. He's bad.

tstrike2000
04-01-2009, 05:28 PM
I'm sure the Joliet Jackhammers have Pods on speed dial. :redneck

Sure and since their season is shorter, he might be healthy enough to play most of it.

Lip Man 1
04-01-2009, 05:35 PM
Fed Ex says: Why don't we let our minor league coaches and managers train young players. Why do we have to pick up every former Sox without a team?

Answer: Maybe because for the past decade or so the minor leagues have done a poor job. Perhaps that will change now that Kenny has fired the previous staff...we'll see.

Lip

FedEx227
04-01-2009, 05:58 PM
We have a great staff now, so that's exactly my point. Instead of playing ex-Sox washouts and 39-year old journeymen let's ensure playing time and proper coaching to our increasingly talented minor league system.

Frater Perdurabo
04-01-2009, 06:41 PM
Coop'll fix him. :tongue:

sunofgold
04-01-2009, 07:00 PM
Scott Podsednik is available. Reassigned to the Rockies minor league camp.

Trick question: Who is better in a platoon situation in CF? Wise or Podsednik?

getonbckthr
04-01-2009, 07:03 PM
Podsednik wwould be on the DL by May 1st.

CLR01
04-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Podsednik was barely acceptable in LF but hell lets go ahead and put him in CF anyway. HE'S FAST!!111

thomas35forever
04-01-2009, 07:15 PM
Scott Podsednik is available. Reassigned to the Rockies minor league camp.

Trick question: Who is better in a platoon situation in CF? Wise or Podsednik?
There's not going to be a platoon situation. It's already been made clear that Wise is our center fielder.

DaveFeelsRight
04-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Podsednik was barely acceptable in LF but hell lets go ahead and put him in CF anyway. HE'S FAST!!111He was the white sox starting CF in MVP 05 with rowand in LF. anything can happen!!!!!!

sunofgold
04-01-2009, 07:20 PM
Don't have an answer myself. Will listen to your thoughts.

Now how good is Wise defensively in CF?

getonbckthr
04-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Don't have an answer myself. Will listen to your thoughts.

Now how good is Wise defensively in CF?
Not.

Frater Perdurabo
04-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Seriously question, because I just don't know the answer:

If given the choice between Pods or Wise in CF, who would you choose?

Yeah, yeah, I know, you'd choose a bullet to the brain. But after that, who would you pick among those two?

sox2000divchamps
04-01-2009, 07:34 PM
I would sign Pods, test him in the minors and when BA really starts to stink, bring him up.

getonbckthr
04-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Seriously question, because I just don't know the answer:

If given the choice between Pods or Wise in CF, who would you choose?

Yeah, yeah, I know, you'd choose a bullet to the brain. But after that, who would you pick among those two?
Pods won't be there long til he gets hurt. However Wise WILL be there too long. I guess Pods.

Frater Perdurabo
04-01-2009, 07:54 PM
Trade Wise for Pods. At least Pods has significant previous MLB leadoff experience. Since Ozzie doesn't care about CF defense, then we might as well have a bad defender who can lead off (Pods), instead of a bad defender who cannot (Wise).

sunofgold
04-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Just wondering if anybody would pick up Wise if he was on waivers?

I leaning towards Pods. I know that he is injury prone. But, I know that he could still leadoff better than Wise (higher OBP) and steal more bases than Wise. Probably a wash defensively.

Don't believe that you would have trade for Pods. Looks like he can out of his minor league contract on Wednesday. And if Wise could clear waiver, you are looking at the best of both worlds. hahaaha!

manders_01
04-01-2009, 08:17 PM
The Score said today the Rockies sent him to AAA.

Nothing on their website. Last date of transactions on their site is March 30th.

It is on their website here: http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090331&content_id=4098338&vkey=news_col&fext=.jsp&c_id=col

I saw this on the news last night and I was so sad. I was so ready to get my Rockies Podsednik t-shirt even if I did have to get it in black (I'm not a big fan of black clothing and summer sun :D:).

I know this sounds completely crazy but his being on the Rockies was so fun for me. I always felt I had this connection with him that no other Rockies fan has cause he helped my favorite team to a World Championship and no other Rockies fan could say that. Like I said, crazy.

I will miss you Scotty P :whiner: and hope to see you at Coors Field soon!

oeo
04-01-2009, 08:24 PM
Just wondering if anybody would pick up Wise if he was on waivers?

I leaning towards Pods. I know that he is injury prone. But, I know that he could still leadoff better than Wise (higher OBP) and steal more bases than Wise. Probably a wash defensively.

Don't believe that you would have trade for Pods. Looks like he can out of his minor league contract on Wednesday. And if Wise could clear waiver, you are looking at the best of both worlds. hahaaha!

Both of those are false. Pods of a few years ago would steal more bases, not Pods of today. Also, while Wise is bad in CF, Pods is worse, and has a noodle arm...Wise's arm is like Ichiro's in comparison.

TheCommander
04-01-2009, 08:54 PM
Scott Podsednik is available. Reassigned to the Rockies minor league camp.

Trick question: Who is better in a platoon situation in CF? Wise or Podsednik?

As soon as I saw the other Pods thread in Talking Baseball, I knew you would have one here pondering his availability. :wink:

:cleo
"I see I have some competition from TheCommander,mon!"

Noneck
04-01-2009, 09:00 PM
If Wise can not keep the starting job in center I see no benefit in keeping him as the 4th outfielder. Maybe Pods can add something, but I don't know what he has left in the tank.

salty99
04-01-2009, 10:16 PM
Hey remember when he got punched in the face in New York?

LoveYourSuit
04-01-2009, 10:26 PM
Coop'll fix him. :tongue:


"I definitely think this phrase has jumped the shark."

Frater Perdurabo
04-02-2009, 06:06 AM
"I definitely think this phrase has jumped the shark."

Kind of like "jump the shark" has jumped the shark? :tongue:

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-02-2009, 07:16 AM
He was the white sox starting CF in MVP 05 with rowand in LF. anything can happen!!!!!!

Strike that - reverse it. Pods was in LF, Rowand in center.

CLR01
04-02-2009, 08:17 AM
Strike that - reverse it. Pods was in LF, Rowand in center.


That's incorrect.

Mendoza Line
04-02-2009, 08:24 AM
Sad to see he was released. The man provided me with one of the most electrifying moments in White Sox history. He's a class act and forever linked to a world championship!

If he can't play, I'd love to see him as a bench coach or first base coach. He could certainly help players improve their base stealing techniques.

DeuceUnit
04-02-2009, 08:39 AM
If we were to get the Pods of 2005 then I think it would be a great idea. He was the perfect lead off hitter. However, the chances of him returning to that form are slim to none so it's probably not the best idea. Wise isn't the answer but unless Pods is healthy he is going to be any better.

soxinem1
04-02-2009, 10:57 AM
At least he got to figure into the ST win against us the other day, throwing Getz out at 2B, and scoring a couple runs.

I heard a story that MIL is looking at him.

The only guy who was cut I see out there I'd take a gamble on is Frank Catalanotto.

southsidesoxfan1
04-02-2009, 11:05 AM
Hey remember when he got punched in the face in New York?

http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2005-08/18874950.jpg

:D:

esbrechtel
04-02-2009, 11:13 AM
He caught that ball too....

I remember in 05 I thought hes pretty good out there in LF...

Then 2006 came around :o:

Frater Perdurabo
04-02-2009, 08:20 PM
The only guy who was cut I see out there I'd take a gamble on is Frank Catalanotto.

I'd go for both of them. Cut/trade Wise. Trade Betemit for a prospect. Sign Pods as the backup OF and Catalanotto as the backup infielder.

If Pods ever caught fire again, he could lead off with Cat batting second. That would be a pretty good - and inexpensive - top of the order.

DSpivack
04-02-2009, 08:22 PM
I'd go for both of them. Cut/trade Wise. Trade Betemit for a prospect. Sign Pods as the backup OF and Catalanotto as the backup infielder.

If Pods ever caught fire again, he could lead off with Cat batting second. That would be a pretty good - and inexpensive - top of the order.

Catalanotto is interesting. But Pods is done.

FedEx227
04-02-2009, 08:33 PM
Strike that - reverse it. Pods was in LF, Rowand in center.

He's saying in the video game MVP Baseball 2005 when you start the game with the White Sox Pods is in CF and Rowand in LF.

Tragg
04-02-2009, 09:19 PM
I'd go for both of them. Cut/trade Wise. Trade Betemit for a prospect. Sign Pods as the backup OF and Catalanotto as the backup infielder.

If Pods ever caught fire again, he could lead off with Cat batting second. That would be a pretty good - and inexpensive - top of the order.
Isn't Cat an outfielder?
Simplify this: Just sign Cat and cut Wise

Frater Perdurabo
04-02-2009, 09:44 PM
Isn't Cat an outfielder?
Simplify this: Just sign Cat and cut Wise

Cat's more of a 1B/2B/LF kind of guy, but could play 3B in a pinch. He definitely does not have the speed, range or instincts for CF, and not the arm for RF.

Of course, Mackowiak was more of a 1B/2B/LF kind of guy, who also could play 3B in a pinch, who Ozzie stubbornly put in CF. But Cat isn't grindy enough to be an Ozzie-type player; his average and OBP are too high.

ComiskeyBrewer
04-03-2009, 03:35 AM
Per the Denver Post (http://blogs.denverpost.com/rockies/2009/04/01/pods-will-be-released-rox-explore-deals-for-gaudin-hammel/), Podsednik was released by the Rockies today. He's hoping to land somewhere else. (The writer speculates Milwaukee.) But his declining numbers suggest he could be done.

i laughed when i read that in the article. He sure as heck wouldn't start for the brewers, and would at best be a 5th or 6th option behind chris duffy(that's right) and Brad Nelson, both who look to make the team this year. Heck, he might not be better than Tony Gwynn Jr at this point. He's done, but i'm sure he'll sign on with the Mariners, or Padres or someone with an extra spot open in the outfield.

goofymsfan
04-03-2009, 04:26 AM
i laughed when i read that in the article. He sure as heck wouldn't start for the brewers, and would at best be a 5th or 6th option behind chris duffy(that's right) and Brad Nelson, both who look to make the team this year. Heck, he might not be better than Tony Gwynn Jr at this point. He's done, but i'm sure he'll sign on with the Mariners, or Padres or someone with an extra spot open in the outfield.

While I'd love for him to come to the Mariners, we actually have quite a slew of outfielders at the moment. I'd much rather him play for an AAA team in the PCL.

Jurr
04-03-2009, 06:05 PM
He's saying in the video game MVP Baseball 2005 when you start the game with the White Sox Pods is in CF and Rowand in LF.
...and he was an ANIMAL on the basepaths. Actually he was the only Sox player I could get to steal a base!

sunofgold
04-04-2009, 10:54 AM
Haven't heard what Pods is going to do? Guess that he can opt out of his minor league contract. Maybe he will just stay with the Rockies in their minor league system.

Madscout
04-04-2009, 11:06 AM
...and he was an ANIMAL on the basepaths. Actually he was the only Sox player I could get to steal a base!I believe that they start out with Willie Harris as well, so you can steal with him. Shows you how realistic that game was, but I would always swap Joe Crede for Jamey Carroll and lead off with Carroll. I couldn't hit with Pods, but all you had to do with Carroll was look for a pitch outside to loop to RF, and he was on a good amount of time. I think I would hit about 350 with him on the hardest level.

FedEx227
04-04-2009, 11:18 AM
...and he was an ANIMAL on the basepaths. Actually he was the only Sox player I could get to steal a base!

Oh he was a beast. I think I stole 90 bases with him one year.

sunofgold
04-10-2009, 09:45 AM
Let's find him.

kittle42
04-10-2009, 09:46 AM
Let's find him.

I'd prefer the revolving door of opportunity over a surefire miss. And where do you suggest putting him, CF? Ugh.

getonbckthr
04-10-2009, 12:50 PM
I'd prefer the revolving door of opportunity over a surefire miss. And where do you suggest putting him, CF? Ugh.
Is Wise any better than Pods defensively?

chisox77
04-10-2009, 01:13 PM
Would not be a bad idea to pick up. You never know, some of the 2005 magic can come back.

kittle42
04-10-2009, 01:39 PM
would not be a bad idea to pick up. You never know, some of the 2005 magic can come back.

2005!

getonbckthr
04-10-2009, 01:49 PM
Would not be a bad idea to pick up. You never know, some of the 2005 magic can come back.
This reasoning is very bad reasoning.

Madscout
04-10-2009, 01:56 PM
This reasoning is very bad reasoning.
You can reason that we never can have enough bad defense slap hitters who don't get on base and have leg injuries. Is that good?

kittle42
04-10-2009, 02:06 PM
You can reason that we never can have enough bad defense slap hitters who don't get on base and have leg injuries. Is that good?

KW? Is that you?

Madscout
04-10-2009, 02:12 PM
KW? Is that you?
:KW
That is how we go about our business, kittle, and if you don't like it, well, we really don't care what you like.

JB98
04-10-2009, 02:46 PM
Would not be a bad idea to pick up. You never know, some of the 2005 magic can come back.

There wasn't anything magical about it. Back in 2005, Pods could play. Now, he can't.

Pass.

sunofgold
04-14-2009, 12:26 PM
yes. We got him!

Nellie_Fox
04-14-2009, 02:32 PM
yes. We got him!Thus ending this discussion and starting a new one in The Clubhouse (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110923).