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Sockinchisox
04-14-2009, 12:35 PM
He's baaaackkk.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9455118/Source:-White-Sox-reach-deal-with-Podsednik?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=49

GoGoCrede
04-14-2009, 12:36 PM
My mind, it is blown. Welcome back.

DaveFeelsRight
04-14-2009, 12:36 PM
.........................

doublem23
04-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Well the Knights did need a 4th outfielder.

rowand33
04-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Can't be worse than Jerry Owens

oeo
04-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Should improve a bad Charlotte club. In all seriousness, I'd rather have Pods than Owens.

HawkDJ
04-14-2009, 12:38 PM
Sadly, I like Jerry Owens as a player more than Podsednik.

Heffalump
04-14-2009, 12:38 PM
Welcome back Scotty Pods.....If those legs are healthy, the man can contribute!

DaveFeelsRight
04-14-2009, 12:38 PM
dude is so injury prone. i dunno about this.

Jurr
04-14-2009, 12:39 PM
He was pretty solid in 2003 and 2005. Is he just getting old now?

mccoydp
04-14-2009, 12:39 PM
If he can stay healthy, he is a major asset to the Sox.

If we get 2005 Pods back, we're in business. :D:

rowand33
04-14-2009, 12:39 PM
dude is so injury prone. i dunno about this.

It's a minor league deal.

Virtually no risk, medium reward.

Rocky Soprano
04-14-2009, 12:40 PM
It's a minor league deal.

Virtually no risk, medium reward.

My thoughts exactly.

Marqhead
04-14-2009, 12:40 PM
Wow.

doublem23
04-14-2009, 12:40 PM
If he can stay healthy, he is a major asset to the Sox.

If we get 2005 Pods back, we're in business. :D:

Except he cannot play CF at all. Everyone bitched about Dewayne, Podsednik's barely passable in LF.

JGarlandrules20
04-14-2009, 12:40 PM
Haha. Let's reunite the whole '05 gang while we're at it. :smile:

SoxGirl4Life
04-14-2009, 12:41 PM
Oh my....

Jurr
04-14-2009, 12:41 PM
Haha. Let's reunite the whole '05 gang while we're at it. :smile:
Well, to do that, we'd have to pull the rest of the team out of retirement or the depths of multiple rosters.

mccoydp
04-14-2009, 12:42 PM
Except he cannot play CF at all. Everyone bitched about Dewayne, Podsednik's barely passable in LF.

Not to worry; the Sox will bring in Rob Mackowiak to sharpen his skills. :redneck

hi im skot
04-14-2009, 12:42 PM
:rolling:

SoxGirl4Life
04-14-2009, 12:44 PM
Not to worry; the Sox will bring in Rob Mackowiak to sharpen his skills. :redneck


I had a Rob Mackowiak thought this morning. Then quickly pushed it aside as a replay of balls flying over his head played in my head...

Sargeant79
04-14-2009, 12:45 PM
Holy ****.

For the love of God...I hope they don't try to play him in center field.

cards press box
04-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Podsednik can pinch run and can still play left field. If the Sox bring up Podsednik instead of Owens, then the Sox would have the following five outfielders: Quentin, Anderson, Dye, Podsednik and Lillibridge. Anderson and Lillibridge can play CF and Podsednik can do so, if necessary. Podsednik can spell Quentin in LF. I don't know whether Pods can spell Dye occasionally in RF; he doesn't have a great arm but I know the Rockies played him in RF in some spring training games.

voodoochile
04-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Minor league deal - does he start in AAA or do they designate Owens again and bring up Pods?

kittle42
04-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Waste of time.

Rohan
04-14-2009, 12:47 PM
If he were to be pulled up to the majors it would mean he'd be playing left or quentin to center.
In all honesty i'd much rather have Podsednik playing than Wise or Owens.

SoxGirl4Life
04-14-2009, 12:47 PM
Minor league deal - does he start in AAA or do they designate Owens again and bring up Pods?


At this point, I'd prefer that. At least Scottie has some good history behind him.

Rocky Soprano
04-14-2009, 12:47 PM
Waste of time.

How so?

longtimesoxguy
04-14-2009, 12:47 PM
I would assume he moves into BA spot as late inning base runner and I don't know whatelse!!!

SoxGirl4Life
04-14-2009, 12:48 PM
lol @ Cowley:

"DETROIT - He was not injured during the signing of the contract."

102605
04-14-2009, 12:49 PM
He HAS to be better than Mackowiak was in CF. :cool:

Rocky Soprano
04-14-2009, 12:49 PM
Ranger just finally mentioned the deal. I know WSI didn't break the news, but didn't know we got news that much faster than the official Sox radio station.

Gammons Peter
04-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Cowley is a tool...

//Does he know that Freddy signed yet?

oeo
04-14-2009, 12:51 PM
Waste of time.

I'd say it's more of just the Sox giving Pods a job, as a thank you or whatever. Someone has to fill Owens' spot in Charlotte. Unless we have another injury or two, Pods won't see the big league club.

october23sp
04-14-2009, 12:52 PM
YEAHHH..... Anyone who hits a game winning home run during the World Series on my birthday is ok by me. LOVE Pods.

Rohan
04-14-2009, 12:52 PM
I'd say it's more of just the Sox giving Pods a job, as a thank you or whatever. Someone has to fill Owens' spot in Charlotte. Unless we have another injury or two, Pods won't see the big league club.

Why not? If he's healthy then he could be hitting .250-.260... Which is probably better than Wise can do.
Anderson could do better but we all know Ozzie would sooner play his son Onie out there than have Brian Anderson as a starter.

Cuck the Fubs
04-14-2009, 12:53 PM
:?: Um....welcome back :?:

ChiSoxFan81
04-14-2009, 12:53 PM
They brought him back for a video tribute.

Rohan
04-14-2009, 12:54 PM
They brought him back for a video tribute.

LMAO....
It's going to happen...

oeo
04-14-2009, 12:54 PM
I would assume he moves into BA spot as late inning base runner and I don't know whatelse!!!

It's a minor league deal. The Sox have already purchased Owens' contract, he's back on the 40-man roster, and in Detroit. Pods will be playing in Charlotte, and we won't see him unless someone else has to hit the DL (and even then, I think Kroeger gets called up first).

Jurr
04-14-2009, 12:54 PM
His on base percentage is awful. Maybe it was the result of the injuries, though I doubt it.

Anyway, Coop will fix him. :bandance:

moochpuppy
04-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Haha. Let's reunite the whole '05 gang while we're at it. :smile:

It has been a while since the Sox have signed/traded for Jurrasic.

ChiSoxFan81
04-14-2009, 12:58 PM
It has been a while since the Sox have signed/traded for Jurrasic.

We can see if one of the Alomars wants to come out of retirement.

spawn
04-14-2009, 01:00 PM
Waste of time.
My thoughts exactly.

Soxaredabest
04-14-2009, 01:00 PM
not sure if this has been posted but confirmed by Merkin

http://scottmerkin.mlblogs.com/

thomas35forever
04-14-2009, 01:00 PM
"Welcome back...your dreams were your ticket out..."

How many people here hope he's productive enough to be called up and stay here throughout the season?

Chez
04-14-2009, 01:02 PM
I'd say it's more of just the Sox giving Pods a job, as a thank you or whatever. Someone has to fill Owens' spot in Charlotte. Unless we have another injury or two, Pods won't see the big league club.

I agree. Sox are giving Pods an opportunity to play in the minors so that maybe he draws interest from another club.

SoxGirl4Life
04-14-2009, 01:03 PM
"Welcome back...you're dreams were your ticket out..."

How many people here hope he's productive enough to stay here throughout the season?


I hope he's productive enough to help the Sox. I have nothing against him if he plays well

AZChiSoxFan
04-14-2009, 01:03 PM
In all seriousness, I'd rather have Pods than Owens.

Totally agree.

kobo
04-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Why not? If he's healthy then he could be hitting .250-.260... Which is probably better than Wise can do.
Anderson could do better but we all know Ozzie would sooner play his son Onie out there than have Brian Anderson as a starter.
What? Wise won't be back for at least 2 months. And Pods is not better in the OF than Wise is. Right now, this is Anderson's job to lose. No matter how Ozzie feels about Anderson Ozzie has to play Anderson now and it's up to Anderson to show that he should be the full time CF. Otherwise, Wise will be starting again when he's healthy. Pods should not see the ML roster unless Anderson gets hurt.

balke
04-14-2009, 01:07 PM
I'm not clammoring, but BA legitimately should start throwing a fit. These are 2 players who don't hit well and cannot field the position. Just get a damn defender out there til wise is back.

AZChiSoxFan
04-14-2009, 01:08 PM
We can see if one of the Alomars wants to come out of retirement.

:rolling:

kittle42
04-14-2009, 01:10 PM
we all know Ozzie would sooner play his son Onie out there than have Brian Anderson as a starter.

God you bunch of whiners.

hdog1017
04-14-2009, 01:11 PM
No Risk, decent reward. He's better than Jerry Owens. Maybe they can catch lightning in a bottle.

Gammons Peter
04-14-2009, 01:11 PM
they brought him back to operate the "Race Scott Podsednik" machine

Dibbs
04-14-2009, 01:12 PM
Why not? He is better than Wise if he is healthy, and he is certainly better than Owens.

Soxaredabest
04-14-2009, 01:12 PM
they brought him back to operate the "Race Scott Podsednik" machine

:rolling:

JB98
04-14-2009, 01:13 PM
I don't think Pods can play anymore. Maybe I'll be proven wrong.

Chez
04-14-2009, 01:14 PM
No Risk, decent reward. He's better than Jerry Owens. Maybe they can catch lightning in a bottle.

Well even if he can catch lightening in a bottle, Pods' arm is so weak, he couldn't throw the lightening back to the infield! :smile:

VeeckAsInWreck
04-14-2009, 01:14 PM
Let's bring back Iguchi too! :praying:

#1swisher
04-14-2009, 01:14 PM
See you soon Pods:bandance:

Foulke You
04-14-2009, 01:15 PM
Why not? He is better than Wise if he is healthy, and he is certainly better than Owens.
Not sure if Pods is better than Wise at this stage of his career but I agree that anybody is better than Owens. You can never have too much depth in your organization. Even if Pods stays in Charlotte all year, it is nice to know we have options.

soxfan21
04-14-2009, 01:15 PM
I would also rather have Pods than Owens when Pods is healthy. Overall, good move for the Sox.

SoxFan78
04-14-2009, 01:16 PM
Its just a minor league contract people. If Pods doesn't cut it in AAA then no worries, he's not going to make the big leagues. If he does show he can cut it, then he should be able to compete against Wise/Anderson/Owens.

The Sox want the best CF playing. So far Wise/Anderson/Owens haven't stepped up and showed Ozzie that they should be playing there. Maybe with this opportunity Anderson will finally show his potential. If not, he has nobody to blame but himself.

cws05champ
04-14-2009, 01:16 PM
Reunited and it feels so good....

LoveYourSuit
04-14-2009, 01:17 PM
Except he cannot play CF at all. Everyone bitched about Dewayne, Podsednik's barely passable in LF.


When I think of Pods with a glove I always remember that play in Oakland which many claimed hit his head.

He's bad with the Glove, and he will be a disaster in CF.

But for a team who never cares about defense in CF, he fits right in.

decolores9628
04-14-2009, 01:17 PM
Let's bring back Iguchi too! :praying:

Chris Widger!
Dustin Hermanson!
Cliff Politte!
Neal Cotts!
Aaron Rowand!
Joe Crede!
El Duque!
Freddy!
Garland!
Shingo!

Rohan
04-14-2009, 01:19 PM
Reunited and it feels so good....

That'll be the song when he comes up to bat for the first time.

soltrain21
04-14-2009, 01:20 PM
Chris Widger!
Dustin Hermanson!
Cliff Politte!
Neal Cotts!
Aaron Rowand!
Joe Crede!
El Duque!
Freddy!
Garland!
Shingo!


Kevin Walker!

spiffie
04-14-2009, 01:20 PM
There is only one thing left to do now.

Call up Brian Sabean. Offer him Gordon Beckham for Aaron Rowand. Make it happen KW!

mccoydp
04-14-2009, 01:24 PM
Kevin Walker!

Damn! Beat me to it!

sunofgold
04-14-2009, 01:25 PM
They listened to me. Thank you KW! This is great news.

VeeckAsInWreck
04-14-2009, 01:26 PM
Since we really need a centerfielder and we're going back to the past, why not give Lance "One Dog" Johnson a shot?

Gammons Peter
04-14-2009, 01:26 PM
Chris Widger!
Dustin Hermanson!
Cliff Politte!
Neal Cotts!
Aaron Rowand!
Joe Crede!
El Duque!
Freddy!
Garland!
Shingo!


We're putting the band back together

White City
04-14-2009, 01:28 PM
Unfortunately for Pods, BA is just too focused to slip up this great opportunity to win the CF job.

If only Pods knew what Brian's weakness is, and had some ace up his sleeve to exploit it ...

scarsofthumper
04-14-2009, 01:28 PM
Kevin Walker!
Timo Perez!

chisox77
04-14-2009, 01:28 PM
The 2005 magic is back!!!

DeuceUnit
04-14-2009, 01:28 PM
The guy is going straight to AAA. No bad can come of this. It's not like we signed him to a 3 year, $12 million deal. If he does well, we win! If not, he doesn't make it up to Chicago. Simple as that. He is better than Jerry Owens. If he can come somewhat close to what he is capable of it will be great. Time for me to dust off the ole Pods jersey.

RockJock07
04-14-2009, 01:29 PM
Its just a minor league contract people. If Pods doesn't cut it in AAA then no worries, he's not going to make the big leagues. If he does show he can cut it, then he should be able to compete against Wise/Anderson/Owens.

The Sox want the best CF playing. So far Wise/Anderson/Owens haven't stepped up and showed Ozzie that they should be playing there. Maybe with this opportunity Anderson will finally show his potential. If not, he has nobody to blame but himself.

Disagree, I feel like he's going to be up with the big club. What's the point in singing him then? The WS could have signed any trash scrub to fill out the AAA roster.

VeeckAsInWreck
04-14-2009, 01:29 PM
Time for me to dust off the ole Pods jersey.

Will Josh Fields give him back #22? :scratch:

Hartman
04-14-2009, 01:31 PM
Why did the Rockies release him after last season?

kittle42
04-14-2009, 01:32 PM
The WS could have signed any trash scrub to fill out the AAA roster.

They just did.

WhiteSox5187
04-14-2009, 01:33 PM
Wow. Well...I didn't really see that coming. Ironically I just signed him on my MLB '09 team but that was really only for nostalgia. I don't know how he can contribute, but he was one of my favorite players, so. Welcome back.

White City
04-14-2009, 01:33 PM
Disagree, I feel like he's going to be up with the big club. What's the point in singing him then? The WS could have signed any trash scrub to fill out the AAA roster.

1) Known commodity. If he is a temporary solution, maybe the fans will go easier on him -- and keep buying tickets -- than if it is some random scrub.

2) Helping out an old friend. Maybe Anderson AND Pods light it up, and Pods gets picked up by some other team from our farm system.

The real answer, though, is that Lisa Dergan is going to be the best thing to happen to Charlotte since Bank of America got a second round of TARP funding.

DeuceUnit
04-14-2009, 01:36 PM
Will Josh Fields give him back #22? :scratch:

You bring up a good point! With a legend like Pods, you have to give him his number back, right?

Soxfan 78
04-14-2009, 01:36 PM
Let's bring back Iguchi too! :praying:
YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH!!!!!!!!:bandance:

BRDSR
04-14-2009, 01:43 PM
The real answer, though, is that Lisa Dergan is going to be the best thing to happen to Charlotte since Bank of America got a second round of TARP funding.

Hilarious.

dwalteroo
04-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Hilarious.

Well done.

Soxaredabest
04-14-2009, 02:00 PM
The real answer, though, is that Lisa Dergan is going to be the best thing to happen to Charlotte since Bank of America got a second round of TARP funding.

:rolling:

GlassSox
04-14-2009, 02:06 PM
Nothing wrong with this deal and nothing to lose. Welcome back Pods.

jabrch
04-14-2009, 02:17 PM
The amount of sillyness in this thread is just amazing.

HomeFish
04-14-2009, 02:19 PM
I'd say it's more of just the Sox giving Pods a job, as a thank you or whatever. Someone has to fill Owens' spot in Charlotte. Unless we have another injury or two, Pods won't see the big league club.

I hope this is true.

esbrechtel
04-14-2009, 02:23 PM
If wise doesn't get hurt this doesn't happen....

Good for Pods, good for Charlotte, and who knows maybe good for the Sox?

Personally, I agree with the Pods>Owens....

jabrch
04-14-2009, 02:25 PM
Pods can not under any circumstance play CF. He'd be the worst defensive CF we have seen in this last 5 years - and that is coming up against stiff competition.

CWSpalehoseCWS
04-14-2009, 02:26 PM
Wow. Well at least the Sox keep the tradition with signing former players. They should make a commercial for this, since tradition seems to be the big emphasis. I guess he isn't any worse than Owens.

palehozenychicty
04-14-2009, 02:32 PM
He can't play anymore. If he gets up on the roster, then we are in serious trouble.

esbrechtel
04-14-2009, 02:35 PM
I really dont understand all the disdain....

He just signed a MINOR LEAGUE DEAL. Every one is reacting like we just signed him to a long term multi-million dollar deal. No one ever said he is going to trot into CF in Chicago...

What else should the sox have done? Had a spot because Dewayne was hurt and Kenny and Jerry helped out a guy that helped the team win a World Series...quit complaining...

jabrch
04-14-2009, 02:40 PM
I really dont understand all the disdain....

He just signed a MINOR LEAGUE DEAL. Every one is reacting like we just signed him to a long term multi-million dollar deal. No one ever said he is going to trot into CF in Chicago...

I don't even think Pods will steal ABs from Kroger or Restrovich. But people make a big deal out of it with no information. I can't tell if I am more amazed by that, or by the folks that actually want him on the roster over Owens.

esbrechtel
04-14-2009, 02:41 PM
well to be honest I think Owens cant give the sox anything that a healthy Podsednik couldn't :dunno:

Frankfan4life
04-14-2009, 02:42 PM
Sadly, I like Jerry Owens as a player more than Podsednik.So do I. This sounds like an insurance move. I hope we never get desperate enough to call him up.

Noneck
04-14-2009, 02:44 PM
well to be honest I think Owens cant give the sox anything that a healthy Podsednik couldn't :dunno:

I am thinking that if he was healthy another MLB club would have taken him rather than the Sox signing him to minor league contract.

Sox
04-14-2009, 02:46 PM
Definitely didn't see this coming......:scratch: WB Scotty P....:cool:

cws05champ
04-14-2009, 02:57 PM
He's just coming back to get his Blue seat and go home...

manders_01
04-14-2009, 02:57 PM
And here I was all bummed out that he wasn't on the Rockies! I love this signing! Welcome back Scotty P!!! :bandance:

Why did the Rockies release him after last season?

They optioned him to AAA for Dexter Fowler (who's batting .294 and has 2 HR) and he wants to play in the big leagues. Clearly he sees that opportunity with the Sox.

HawkDJ
04-14-2009, 03:02 PM
I really dont understand all the disdain....

He just signed a MINOR LEAGUE DEAL. Every one is reacting like we just signed him to a long term multi-million dollar deal. No one ever said he is going to trot into CF in Chicago...

What else should the sox have done? Had a spot because Dewayne was hurt and Kenny and Jerry helped out a guy that helped the team win a World Series...quit complaining...


It just kind of stinks of the type of move Ozzie and KW would do (putting Pods in center and leading off).

Tragg
04-14-2009, 03:04 PM
Can't be worse than Jerry Owens
True

captainclutch24
04-14-2009, 03:17 PM
2005!!!!! Is crazy Carl available?

HangWiffum
04-14-2009, 03:22 PM
wow kenny is really grasping at ****ing straws at this point

Lip Man 1
04-14-2009, 03:27 PM
Low risk...maybe (notice I said maybe) some "reward" down the line.

Lip

Mendoza Line
04-14-2009, 03:29 PM
Scotty P, regardless of his diminished skills as a player, could be extremely valuable in teaching base-stealing techniques to minor leagers and even players on the roster. I think it's a great pick-up. I see him having a ton of value as a bench coach or first base coach in the future.

Welcome back Scotty!

Thome_Fan
04-14-2009, 03:32 PM
And here I was all bummed out that he wasn't on the Rockies! I love this signing! Welcome back Scotty P!!! :bandance:



They optioned him to AAA for Dexter Fowler (who's batting .294 and has 2 HR) and he wants to play in the big leagues. Clearly he sees that opportunity with the Sox.

If I were KW, I'd allow him to play in the bigs in exchange for Lisa. :tongue:

doublem23
04-14-2009, 03:34 PM
wow kenny is really grasping at ****ing straws at this point

I think you need to reserve that comment until he's actually starting in Chicago. Right now, this looks like a roster move... for the Knights.

Irishsox1
04-14-2009, 03:37 PM
If he can still steal bases and fill in at lead off, he can help the team. However, we might need to rip off his arm and put a bionic arm on there to help with the throws from the outfield.

SoxGirl4Life
04-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Ozzie says its Brian's job to lose. How much Owens or Pods play is a direct correlation to BA's performance.

Per Cowley (about the middle of the article):

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/1526041,white-sox-detriot-041409.article

jabrch
04-14-2009, 03:43 PM
wow kenny is really grasping at ****ing straws at this point

By signing a veteran to go to AAA and play in a spot that Jerry Owens sat in, while Owens fills in for Wise?

Sorry - I don't see what straws he is grasping at. It's no different than Ben Broussard or Brad Eldred.

russ99
04-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Welcome back Scott! :D:

Hopefully he'll do well enough in AAA to bring him into the MLB mix.

jabrch
04-14-2009, 03:45 PM
If I were KW, I'd allow him to play in the bigs in exchange for Lisa. :tongue:
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/art/PigArt.jpg

areilly
04-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Trade Quentin for Rowand, Alexei for Uribe, Fields for Crede.

It's all coming together. . .

2005 II: 2009

Foulke You
04-14-2009, 03:51 PM
I don't even think Pods will steal ABs from Kroger or Restrovich. But people make a big deal out of it with no information. I can't tell if I am more amazed by that, or by the folks that actually want him on the roster over Owens.
Why are you amazed that fans want Pods over Owens? What exactly has Owens done to warrant any confidence in our fans? I've never seen Owens be able to consistently hit MLB pitching for any stretch. I've never seen good defense out of Jerry Owens for any stretch. All Jerry Owens has contributed to this club was a handful of stolen bases back in 2007 and the yearly promise of "great speed if he could only hit" in both 2008 and 2009. I've actually seen Pods have success at the MLB level both in Milwaukee and in Chicago with my own eyes. Pods has a hall of fame resume compared to Owens. I am actually more amazed that people would want Owens over Pods. That being said, I actually think Josh Kroeger had a great Spring and should have gotten the call and the roster spot when Wise went down. He is probably better suited to bench duty than Pods and would make more sense as a 4th outfielder. We'll just have to wait and see how this plays out. There just isn't enough information yet.

balke
04-14-2009, 03:52 PM
This isn't a bad move by any stretch. I just hope everyone realizes Pods played LF for the Sox, when he was much faster and healthier. He was clinging on to LF by playing way over his head that season.

Ozzie might get so desperate for a leadoff hitter, Pods will get called up... or Owens will play everyday. This can't happen. They need Defense in CF more than a leadoff hitter.

If the Sox slump like last season, then you try to get a spark in the batting order. As of right now, PK, Dye, Thome, Quentin all seem to be playing fine. If Fields doesn't struggle, I wouldn't worry about run production. Should be plenty of opportunity to compete with great pitching and defense.

Andy T Clown
04-14-2009, 04:04 PM
Was Wilber Wood the baseball card of the week before this news came out?

jabrch
04-14-2009, 04:06 PM
Why are you amazed that fans want Pods over Owens?

Because Pods couldn't play CF when he was healthy 4 years ago. He's a bad LF and would be amongst the worst defensive CFs in the game. Why would anyone want him over JO?

What exactly has Owens done to warrant any confidence in our fans?

Nothing.

I've never seen Owens be able to consistently hit MLB pitching for any stretch.

Where were you in 07?

I've never seen good defense out of Jerry Owens for any stretch.

Did anyone say in this thread that he plays good defense?

All Jerry Owens has contributed to this club was a handful of stolen bases back in 2007 and the yearly promise of "great speed if he could only hit" in both 2008 and 2009.

He actually hit well in 07. But again - that's not the point. Scott Podsednik was signed to take Owens spot in AAA, not to play major league baseball.

I've actually seen Pods have success at the MLB level both in Milwaukee and in Chicago with my own eyes.

I saw Rickey Henderson have success with my own eyes. I'm not interested in him in Chicago or Charlotte. He's done.

Pods has a hall of fame resume compared to Owens.

Time slips away - and leaves you with nothing mister....

That being said, I actually think Josh Kroeger had a great Spring and should have gotten the call and the roster spot when Wise went down. He is probably better suited to bench duty than Pods and would make more sense as a 4th outfielder.

Pods is not doing "bench duty". He is going to Charlotte. But by the way, if you are so focused on Pods resume, how does that logic apply to Kroger. I have seen Owens have much more success at the MLB level, and even more recently than Pods, than Kroger.

We'll just have to wait and see how this plays out. There just isn't enough information yet.

That's true...predictions are usually not worth the bandwidth they take up. It's all wild ass guessing.

(almost) Nobody is happy to see JO here. (almost) Nobody was happy to see Wise playing every day. I can't say the same about BA - it seems that this is a difference maker to some. I don't get that...but that's WSI for ya.

We chew every last ounce of fat off of the Owens/Wise/BA CF bone, and at the end of the day, we were arguing over what will amount to amost nothing over the course of a full season. 3 pieces of crap...and just for fun, lets add in Pods to make it 4.



EDIT: But to play fun games with sample size...Pods is a career .286/.375/.551 hitter in the post season. Maybe he is EXACTLY what we need?

russ99
04-14-2009, 04:08 PM
I'm going to wait to see what Anderson does the next two-three weeks before overreacting like the rest of you.

If he does well, no need for all this drama. If he doesn't, then get someone else in there.

And honestly I'm totally sick of defending Owens and now again Pods to you guys who are either too biased in favor of one specific player or seemingly want all sluggers on the team to appreciate what they bring to the table.

ChiSoxGirl
04-14-2009, 04:10 PM
Well, anybody from this board who has met me before knows how I feel about this move!!!! I'm selfishly hoping he's called up to the big club before I get to Tampa on Friday to see two games of the series. :wink:

Frontman
04-14-2009, 04:28 PM
Welcome back Scott. Amazed that there is hatred for Pods?

On WSI?

Amazing.

But he might be a bench player, he might be backup for when Owens gets hurt. (Yeah, I said it.)

beasly213
04-14-2009, 04:39 PM
Welcome back Scott. Amazed that there is hatred for Pods?

On WSI?

Amazing.

But he might be a bench player, he might be backup for when Owens gets hurt. (Yeah, I said it.)

Agreed. Who knows maybe he'll show he's healthy in the minors and get called up. No matter what happens I can't see him being a starter. The man simply can't play CF.

Even still I'm a little bit excited he's back. :cool:

PennStater98r
04-14-2009, 04:52 PM
This smells like a Gary Redus or Tim Raines move to me - base running coach.

kevingrt
04-14-2009, 04:54 PM
Joe Borchard should be available...

Just joking. Nice to see Pods back. Hopefully he can bring something to the team. I have my doubts but it doesn't mean I will not root for him.

chisox77
04-14-2009, 05:09 PM
Is Timo Perez available? KW, get on the phone and make it happen! Let's get that 2005 magic back!!!

mccoydp
04-14-2009, 05:16 PM
Is Timo Perez available? KW, get on the phone and make it happen! Let's get that 2005 magic back!!!

Don't stop believin'!

White City
04-14-2009, 05:31 PM
#1 beneficiary of this CF soap opera: Carl Skanberg.

schach
04-14-2009, 05:41 PM
I'm very excited about this. I know he's getting older, but he knows the organization and the ballpark. As long as he stays healthy, it'll be great. It gives us another option out in CF. Hey, we can dream!

Rohan
04-14-2009, 05:42 PM
#1 beneficiary of this CF soap opera: Carl Skanberg.

Speaking of Carl Skanberg.. I haven't seen a new Palehose 9 in awhile.. Anyone know if he's doing alright?

kittle42
04-14-2009, 05:43 PM
Welcome back Scott. Amazed that there is hatred for Pods?

Don't start this ****. There is no "hatred" for Pods. Saying that he is done and wondering why the club would even bother acquiring him is NOT "hate."

NLaloosh
04-14-2009, 06:00 PM
Scott Podesdnik- great guy, provided great White Sox memories.

But, he's of no more use to the Sox now than Wise or Owens.

Please just let Brian Anderson play baseball.

If we need to add someone that could possibly play CF then there is a guy named Jim Edmonds out there that is a whole world better than any of these mopes.

Rocky Soprano
04-14-2009, 06:00 PM
Don't start this ****. There is no "hatred" for Pods. Saying that he is done and wondering why the club would even bother acquiring him is NOT "hate."

People may not have "hatred" for Pods but some are throwing a fit.
Its a freaking minor league deal, with virtually no risk at all.
What is big problem here? If he sucks, they cut him. If somehow he is able to pull of a good year then the Sox win. Why bitch so much?!

tstrike2000
04-14-2009, 06:01 PM
:?:

WhiteSox1989
04-14-2009, 06:02 PM
I'm all for just seeing how it works out before I make any kind of judgment, but I do see it as low risk.

kevingrt
04-14-2009, 06:05 PM
Best part of signing Scott Podsednik is the potential for fans attending the Cell to get a quick glimpse of Lisa Dergan.

kittle42
04-14-2009, 06:09 PM
People may not have "hatred" for Pods but some are throwing a fit.
Its a freaking minor league deal, with virtually no risk at all.
What is big problem here? If he sucks, they cut him. If somehow he is able to pull of a good year then the Sox win. Why bitch so much?!

The fit is being thrown at those acting like he's any more viable of an option than Jerry Owens.

Rohan
04-14-2009, 06:13 PM
The fit is being thrown at those acting like he's any more viable of an option than Jerry Owens.

Chastise them! They have different opinions on the skill of baseball players!

Rocky Soprano
04-14-2009, 06:22 PM
The fit is being thrown at those acting like he's any more viable of an option than Jerry Owens.

I don't think any of the two are anything to write home about, lets just see how this plays out.

kittle42
04-14-2009, 06:29 PM
Chastise them! They have different opinions on the skill of baseball players!

Hey, at least the Sox brass seems to have equal opinions on guys who have been passed over by all 29 other teams. Go Owens! Go Pods!

oeo
04-14-2009, 06:32 PM
Hey, at least the Sox brass seems to have equal opinions on guys who have been passed over by all 29 other teams. Go Owens! Go Pods!

Every organization has those type of players. :shrug:

Seems like people care way too much about this move on both sides. Unless we have a couple more injuries, I doubt Pods will be back in a Sox uniform, so who cares? The 'welcome back' posts can wait until he's actually on the 25-man roster (my guess is never), and the 'waste of time' posts are just typical of WSI after signing anyone to a minor league deal...it's not a 'waste of time', he's just kind of there. It's not like they signed him to take over CF and return to the glory days of a few years ago.

UChicagoHP
04-14-2009, 06:33 PM
Welcome back Pods!

jabrch
04-14-2009, 06:34 PM
I don't think any of the two are anything to write home about, lets just see how this plays out.


That's the funny thing...

BA
JO
Wise
Pods

They all suck.

One plays better D.

One is faster.

One is less bad in any one area, but less good in all areas

And the other is well past his prime.

Turd #1, Turd #2, Turd #3 and Turd #4...

Four suboptimal options - someone has to play the position.

t1mm41
04-14-2009, 06:48 PM
Best part of signing Scott Podsednik is the potential for fans attending the Cell to get a quick glimpse of Lisa Dergan.

where does she sit? :D:

BleacherBandit
04-14-2009, 06:58 PM
I'll avoid the arguments about CF, and will sit back and see how this season turns out. Whether it's Podsednik, Owens, Wise, or Anderson, we all know that they're not going to be game changers. Whatever.

Foulke You
04-14-2009, 07:20 PM
Where were you in 07?Hiding under a rock because our team sucked so bad. In between that, I saw Jerry Owens have a mediocre (at best) season. The only bright spot of '07 was Buehrle's no hitter, Thome's 500th, and the surprise production from Josh Fields. Owens doesn't even make the list.

Because Pods couldn't play CF when he was healthy 4 years ago. He's a bad LF and would be amongst the worst defensive CFs in the game. Why would anyone want him over JO?Who said anything about him playing CF? I want Anderson to start there with Lillibridge as the emergency backup until Wise is healthy again. I don't disagree at all that Pods would be bad in CF but then again, so would Jerry Owens. **IF** I had Pods on my roster, I'd use him as a reserve corner outfielder/pinch runner. That's it. My opinion is that since both Pods and Owens are bad at defense, if the Sox were to choose between the two, I'd take Pods for offense because he can hit MLB pitching better and (if healthy) knows how to use his speed to steal bases.


Time slips away - and leaves you with nothing mister....Pods just turned 33 which is only a few years older than Owens. It isn't inconceivable to think he *might* (emphasis on *might*) have a few productive years as a reserve player left in the tank.

Did anyone say in this thread that he plays good defense?Nope. Just thought I'd mention it since some people think speed makes him a better defender than others. (Not accusing you of that though...):cool:

Pods is not doing "bench duty". He is going to Charlotte.Um, I know he hasn't been named on the MLB roster yet and I know he is going to Charlotte. The whole point of my post was to give an opinion that I'd rather have Pods take the roster spot than Owens. Just an opinion.



That's true...predictions are usually not worth the bandwidth they take up. It's all wild ass guessing.

(almost) Nobody is happy to see JO here. (almost) Nobody was happy to see Wise playing every day. I can't say the same about BA - it seems that this is a difference maker to some. I don't get that...but that's WSI for ya.

We chew every last ounce of fat off of the Owens/Wise/BA CF bone, and at the end of the day, we were arguing over what will amount to amost nothing over the course of a full season. 3 pieces of crap...and just for fun, lets add in Pods to make it 4.We are in agreement on this quote. Too bad we don't have Grady Sizemore or Torii Hunter out there and we could just sit back and argue about Mike MacDougal or something.:tongue: Also, and this isn't to pick on you Jabrch, but am I the only one who hates the sentence by sentence post dissection with quotes? I realize it is a WSI tradition since way back but wouldn't it have been easier to just quote my small paragraph and then type a paragraph with your thoughts? When the post is broken up, it pretty much forces me to use the same format to reply to yours. Maybe I'm in the minority...

Carolina Kenny
04-14-2009, 07:31 PM
Hiding under a rock because our team sucked so bad. In between that, I saw Jerry Owens have a mediocre (at best) season. The only bright spot of '07 was Buehrle's no hitter, Thome's 500th, and the surprise production from Josh Fields. Owens doesn't even make the list.

Who said anything about him playing CF? I want Anderson to start there with Lillibridge as the emergency backup until Wise is healthy again. I don't disagree at all that Pods would be bad in CF but then again, so would Jerry Owens. **IF** I had Pods on my roster, I'd use him as a reserve corner outfielder/pinch runner. That's it. My opinion is that since both Pods and Owens are bad at defense, if the Sox were to choose between the two, I'd take Pods for offense because he can hit MLB pitching better and (if healthy) knows how to use his speed to steal bases.

Pods just turned 33 which is only a few years older than Owens. It isn't inconceivable to think he *might* (emphasis on *might*) have a few productive years as a reserve player left in the tank.

Nope. Just thought I'd mention it since some people think speed makes him a better defender than others. (Not accusing you of that though...):cool:

Um, I know he hasn't been named on the MLB roster yet and I know he is going to Charlotte. The whole point of my post was to give an opinion that I'd rather have Pods take the roster spot than Owens. Just an opinion.

We are in agreement on this quote. Too bad we don't have Grady Sizemore or Torii Hunter out there and we could just sit back and argue about Mike MacDougal or something.:tongue: Also, and this isn't to pick on you Jabrch, but am I the only one who hates the sentence by sentence post dissection with quotes? I realize it is a WSI tradition since way back but wouldn't it have been easier to just quote my small paragraph and then type a paragraph with your thoughts? When the post is broken up, it pretty much forces me to use the same format to reply to yours. Maybe I'm in the minority...
this internet blagoviching gives me a headache.

Danryan
04-14-2009, 07:41 PM
Where is Wilie Harris?

SOX LA Mikey
04-14-2009, 07:46 PM
Where is Wilie Harris?


Nationals DL as of today

russ99
04-14-2009, 09:22 PM
So enough whining about our 9th place hitter, overall our lack of MLB-quality outfielders has me wondering.

What happens if (crossing fingers-hopefully not) Quentin or Dye gets injured? I don't see where the Sox have anyone short of the usual suspects (Owens/Pods) in LF and maybe Betemit or Lillibridge could take over on an emergency basis. I guess Alexei could also move to OF in a pinch with Lilibridge or Beckham at SS.

And do we really have anybody in the minors who could step in and capably hold down a corner OF position for 2-4 weeks? That's where I'm concerned where we'd miss a player like Wise on the roster.

Hopefully Kenny does something about our lack of OF's sooner rather than later... Maybe he signed Pods as a stopgap while looking for someone else.

Alexei4president
04-14-2009, 09:30 PM
uggghhh welcome back i guesss ha



^^^^6ya we totally need to build our outfield before its to late seriously

sunofgold
04-14-2009, 09:52 PM
Let it begin. He will be up to the big show on the South Side very shortly. He put up decent numbers for the Rockies last year as a reserve. Scottie Pods is a better option than Owens. I welcome Pods back with open arms.

Mr. Downtown
04-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Getz is not playing Wednesday. Won't start again until Tampa. Too bad because he's from the Detroit area and lots of locals came to Comerica Monday and Tuesday to see him.

Ozzie told him after the game today that he needs to rest the arm for at least another day.

october23sp
04-14-2009, 10:46 PM
Oh by the way the "sp" in october23sp stands for Scott Podsednik or Scotty Pods.:D:

hi im skot
04-14-2009, 11:13 PM
Let it begin. He will be up to the big show on the South Side very shortly. He put up decent numbers for the Rockies last year as a reserve. Scottie Pods is a better option than Owens. I welcome Pods back with open arms.

You're the president of his fan club, right?

sunofgold
04-14-2009, 11:20 PM
Pods was on SNL!

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/05/05dupdate.phtml

Tina Fey: This week, the Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros in four games to win their first World Series in 88 years. [cheers and applause] Yes! Please welcome the hero of Game Two, World Champion Chicago White Sox left-fielder Scott Podsednik!

[pan to Scott; applause]

Scott Podsednik: Thanks, Tina and Amy. Great to be here.

Tina Fey: Thanks for being here, Scott. Am- Amy and I are so psyched that you’re here. We’re huge White Sox fans from way back, ‘cause you know, we both used to live in Chicago.

Amy Poehler: Yeah.

Scott Podsednik: Oh really? What part?

Amy Poehler: Uh, Wrigleyville.

Tina Fey: Evanston.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, so you know we’re hardcore Sox fans.

Scott Podseknik: Really? People from the North Side are usually Cubs fans... and yuppies.

Tina Fey: [taken aback] What?

Amy Poehler: No! Yuppies? We’re old-school die-hard Chicagoans! We used to hang out at all the gritty places.

Tina Fey: Mm-hmm. Ann Sather’s bakery.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, the American Girl Store.

Tina Fey: Walgreen’s.

Scott Podsednik: [confused] Have you guys ever even been to the South Side?

Amy Poehler: Hells yeah! We’re South Side all the way, yo! I would always, you know, just hop on the Red Line (http://snltranscripts.jt.org/05/05dupdate.phtml#) to Cominsky Field—

Scott Podsednik: Uh, Amy, that’s Comiskey Park, which is now U.S. Cellular Field.

Amy Poehler: I know that!

Tina Fey: I- I buy all my meats on the South Side, alright? Moo & Oink!

Tina and Amy: Moo- moo- Moo & Oink! [dancing to the commercial jingle]

Amy Poehler: I bought my car at Celozzi-Ettelson Chevrolet!

Tina and Amy: Celozzi-Ettelson Chevrolet, where you always save more money!

Tina Fey: I flew out of Midway once!

Amy Poehler: Listen, I had a bunch of friends that lived in the Robert Taylor Homes.

Scott Podsednik: Oh really, what were their names?

Amy Poehler: Uh, JJ, and uh, Thelma... [clearly embarrassed at her blown lie]

Scott Podsednik: Listen, if you- if you guys are Cubs fans, just admit it.

Tina Fey: [a beat] We’re Cubs fans.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, we’re Cubs fans.

Tina Fey: [pointing at Amy] She’s a Red Sox fan!

Amy Poehler: Shut up, Tina!

Scott Podsednik: Guys, guys, it’s cool. Relax. This World Series win was for all the cursed teams. And it belongs to all the Ch- all the people in the Chicagoland area.

Amy Poehler: That’s right. Even Skokie?

Scott Podsednik: Even Skokie.

Tina Fey: Even Wilmette?

Scott Podsednik: Even Wilmette.

Amy Poehler: Even Schaumberg?

Scott Podsednik: No, not Schaumberg.

manders_01
04-14-2009, 11:26 PM
Pods was on SNL!

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/05/05dupdate.phtml

Tina Fey: This week, the Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros in four games to win their first World Series in 88 years. [cheers and applause] Yes! Please welcome the hero of Game Two, World Champion Chicago White Sox left-fielder Scott Podsednik!

[pan to Scott; applause]

Scott Podsednik: Thanks, Tina and Amy. Great to be here.

Tina Fey: Thanks for being here, Scott. Am- Amy and I are so psyched that you’re here. We’re huge White Sox fans from way back, ‘cause you know, we both used to live in Chicago.

Amy Poehler: Yeah.

Scott Podsednik: Oh really? What part?

Amy Poehler: Uh, Wrigleyville.

Tina Fey: Evanston.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, so you know we’re hardcore Sox fans.

Scott Podseknik: Really? People from the North Side are usually Cubs fans... and yuppies.

Tina Fey: [taken aback] What?

Amy Poehler: No! Yuppies? We’re old-school die-hard Chicagoans! We used to hang out at all the gritty places.

Tina Fey: Mm-hmm. Ann Sather’s bakery.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, the American Girl Store.

Tina Fey: Walgreen’s.

Scott Podsednik: [confused] Have you guys ever even been to the South Side?

Amy Poehler: Hells yeah! We’re South Side all the way, yo! I would always, you know, just hop on the Red Line (http://snltranscripts.jt.org/05/05dupdate.phtml#) to Cominsky Field—

Scott Podsednik: Uh, Amy, that’s Comiskey Park, which is now U.S. Cellular Field.

Amy Poehler: I know that!

Tina Fey: I- I buy all my meats on the South Side, alright? Moo & Oink!

Tina and Amy: Moo- moo- Moo & Oink! [dancing to the commercial jingle]

Amy Poehler: I bought my car at Celozzi-Ettelson Chevrolet!

Tina and Amy: Celozzi-Ettelson Chevrolet, where you always save more money!

Tina Fey: I flew out of Midway once!

Amy Poehler: Listen, I had a bunch of friends that lived in the Robert Taylor Homes.

Scott Podsednik: Oh really, what were their names?

Amy Poehler: Uh, JJ, and uh, Thelma... [clearly embarrassed at her blown lie]

Scott Podsednik: Listen, if you- if you guys are Cubs fans, just admit it.

Tina Fey: [a beat] We’re Cubs fans.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, we’re Cubs fans.

Tina Fey: [pointing at Amy] She’s a Red Sox fan!

Amy Poehler: Shut up, Tina!

Scott Podsednik: Guys, guys, it’s cool. Relax. This World Series win was for all the cursed teams. And it belongs to all the Ch- all the people in the Chicagoland area.

Amy Poehler: That’s right. Even Skokie?

Scott Podsednik: Even Skokie.

Tina Fey: Even Wilmette?

Scott Podsednik: Even Wilmette.

Amy Poehler: Even Schaumberg?

Scott Podsednik: No, not Schaumberg.

I somehow missed this episode. I wish they had the video up, I would love to see it. But I've searched all over SNL's site all to no avail. :(:

Redus Redux
04-14-2009, 11:53 PM
That SNL thing was just so obviously written by a Cub fan or two.

Anger-inducing.

Pods kind of tripped over his lines a bit. Recovered fully though.

sunofgold
04-15-2009, 12:20 AM
Tina & Amy. SNL sucks now w/o T&A. Even Pods won't watch it now.

WhiteSox5187
04-15-2009, 12:23 AM
Pods was on SNL!

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/05/05dupdate.phtml

Tina Fey: This week, the Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros in four games to win their first World Series in 88 years. [cheers and applause] Yes! Please welcome the hero of Game Two, World Champion Chicago White Sox left-fielder Scott Podsednik!

[pan to Scott; applause]

Scott Podsednik: Thanks, Tina and Amy. Great to be here.

Tina Fey: Thanks for being here, Scott. Am- Amy and I are so psyched that you’re here. We’re huge White Sox fans from way back, ‘cause you know, we both used to live in Chicago.

Amy Poehler: Yeah.

Scott Podsednik: Oh really? What part?

Amy Poehler: Uh, Wrigleyville.

Tina Fey: Evanston.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, so you know we’re hardcore Sox fans.

Scott Podseknik: Really? People from the North Side are usually Cubs fans... and yuppies.

Tina Fey: [taken aback] What?

Amy Poehler: No! Yuppies? We’re old-school die-hard Chicagoans! We used to hang out at all the gritty places.

Tina Fey: Mm-hmm. Ann Sather’s bakery.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, the American Girl Store.

Tina Fey: Walgreen’s.

Scott Podsednik: [confused] Have you guys ever even been to the South Side?

Amy Poehler: Hells yeah! We’re South Side all the way, yo! I would always, you know, just hop on the Red Line (http://snltranscripts.jt.org/05/05dupdate.phtml#) to Cominsky Field—

Scott Podsednik: Uh, Amy, that’s Comiskey Park, which is now U.S. Cellular Field.

Amy Poehler: I know that!

Tina Fey: I- I buy all my meats on the South Side, alright? Moo & Oink!

Tina and Amy: Moo- moo- Moo & Oink! [dancing to the commercial jingle]

Amy Poehler: I bought my car at Celozzi-Ettelson Chevrolet!

Tina and Amy: Celozzi-Ettelson Chevrolet, where you always save more money!

Tina Fey: I flew out of Midway once!

Amy Poehler: Listen, I had a bunch of friends that lived in the Robert Taylor Homes.

Scott Podsednik: Oh really, what were their names?

Amy Poehler: Uh, JJ, and uh, Thelma... [clearly embarrassed at her blown lie]

Scott Podsednik: Listen, if you- if you guys are Cubs fans, just admit it.

Tina Fey: [a beat] We’re Cubs fans.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, we’re Cubs fans.

Tina Fey: [pointing at Amy] She’s a Red Sox fan!

Amy Poehler: Shut up, Tina!

Scott Podsednik: Guys, guys, it’s cool. Relax. This World Series win was for all the cursed teams. And it belongs to all the Ch- all the people in the Chicagoland area.

Amy Poehler: That’s right. Even Skokie?

Scott Podsednik: Even Skokie.

Tina Fey: Even Wilmette?

Scott Podsednik: Even Wilmette.

Amy Poehler: Even Schaumberg?

Scott Podsednik: No, not Schaumberg.
I refuse to believe that Tina Fey is a Cubs fan. I love her too much to allow that sort of thing.

slavko
04-15-2009, 01:16 AM
Welcome back Esteban L.. I mean Scotty!

sunofgold
04-15-2009, 01:38 AM
I would like to see Scott Pods take Rowand's old number 33. We could use some 33 around here.

Or 69 wouldn't be a bad second choice

Nellie_Fox
04-15-2009, 02:03 AM
^^^^6yaWhat the hell does that mean?

Thome_Fan
04-15-2009, 02:12 AM
I was wondering the same...

BadBobbyJenks
04-15-2009, 02:20 AM
Well in honor of this signing, I just watched the game two dvd. There is nothing like that 9th inning.

Joe Buck: Do you think that Lidge should have pitched in game 6 to get the taste of the Pujols homer out of his mouth?

Tim McCarver: I don't think the taste is there.

Scott Podsednik: Taste that!

Brian Anderson: That's Gone

Aaron Rowand: No way, No way, Oh My God!


This gem stood out while I was watching the game. I think this was in the 6th inning. Joe was talking about Pettite and said, "Not only did his work out regimen change when Roger Clemens arrived, but his confidence and toughness. Roger Clemens has been such a great influence on Andy Pettite.":lol:

jabrch
04-15-2009, 08:24 AM
SNL sucks now w/o T&A.

SNL has sucked since the early 90s.

asindc
04-15-2009, 09:21 AM
Well in honor of this signing, I just watched the game two dvd. There is nothing like that 9th inning.

Joe Buck: Do you think that Lidge should have pitched in game 6 to get the taste of the Pujols homer out of his mouth?

Tim McCarver: I don't think the taste is there.

Scott Podsednik: Taste that!

Brian Anderson: That's Gone

Aaron Rowand: No way, No way, Oh My God!


This gem stood out while I was watching the game. I think this was in the 6th inning. Joe was talking about Pettite and said, "Not only did his work out regimen change when Roger Clemens arrived, but his confidence and toughness. Roger Clemens has been such a great influence on Andy Pettite.":lol:

It was the bottom of the 10th.

Redus Redux
04-15-2009, 09:53 AM
SNL has sucked since the early 90s.

People were saying this in the 90s about the 70s.

There have been pockets of real good times since the Phil Hartman days, even though right now it's 'rebuilding' time so to speak.

sunofgold
04-15-2009, 09:58 AM
It was the ninth. Astros tied it in the top of the 9th off Jenks. Then, Pods hits the game winning home run in the 9th. The third game of the series with extra innings (14). When Blum hit his home run.

beasly213
04-15-2009, 09:59 AM
It was the bottom of the 10th.

No it wasn't. It was the bottom of the 9th.

asindc
04-15-2009, 10:14 AM
No it wasn't. It was the bottom of the 9th.

My mistake, you both are right, of course. Even though I "know" the game did not go into extra innings, for some reason I'm always "remembering" it that way. Maybe because as soon as Houston scored two in the top 9th I started thinking about extra innings.

ChiSoxFan81
04-15-2009, 10:27 AM
What the hell does that mean?

I nominate it for post of the year.

hawkjt
04-15-2009, 11:17 AM
an interview today that mully had with the Denver Post columnist who was saying that Pods is in the best shape of his life and had a good spring but was let go simply due to a rookie that had a surprisingly great spring.
Basically was raving about Pod's conditioning,attitude and opined that he could play center field a few days a week and help the sox.

Heard Pods inteviewed later in the show and he really sounds excited to be back with the sox and confident that he is ready to go in Charlotte. Said he heard from some sox already,including Burls and JD.

Considering the bind the sox are in...I like this move and hope Scotty does well down in Charlotte to give kenny an option to Owens if he fails.

Alexei4president
04-15-2009, 11:24 AM
What the hell does that mean?


sorry bro it was a mistake i accidently hit the 6 ha

jabrch
04-15-2009, 11:36 AM
an interview today that mully had with the Denver Post columnist who was saying that Pods is in the best shape of his life and had a good spring but was let go simply due to a rookie that had a surprisingly great spring.

Between Smith and Fowler, they had no room for him. They still have Carlos Gonzalez waiting in the wings.

That being said, as with Owens, the baseball world wasn't buzzing to sign him. Only an injury to Wise created a spot for Owens on the MLB roster. And only that created a job in Charlotte for Pods.

Who knows if we have another injury - but I still can't see how he could possibly be asked to play CF.

Thome_Fan
04-15-2009, 11:40 AM
sorry bro it was a mistake i accidently hit the 6 ha

Sigh. Really, bro? I'm thinking you could have accidentally ended up on the wrong message board... :redneck

sunofgold
04-15-2009, 04:46 PM
OK. Seen enough. Bring up Pods. haahha!

CLR01
04-15-2009, 04:50 PM
OK. Seen enough. Bring up Pods. haahha!


Podsednik sucks donkey ****. :rolleyes:

DirtySox
04-15-2009, 04:53 PM
Don't worry, we are going to get Rowand.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/whitesox/2009/04/rumor_to_ponder.html

CLR01
04-15-2009, 04:59 PM
Don't worry, we are going to get Rowand.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/whitesox/2009/04/rumor_to_ponder.html

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:


Would it be wrong to wish Cowleys hands get caught in a meat grinder?

ChiSoxFan81
04-15-2009, 05:01 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:


Would it be wrong to wish Cowleys hands get caught in a meat grinder?

But he types with his ass

jabrch
04-15-2009, 05:07 PM
Don't worry, we are going to get Rowand.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/whitesox/2009/04/rumor_to_ponder.html


What an amazing piece of crap. (both Joe and his "rumor to ponder")

Lip Man 1
04-15-2009, 05:09 PM
I was just going to mention this blog note. It appears based on the way it is written that Joe has heard something i.e. the Giants wanting to unload the deal, but he also states that the Harris move is speculation on his part.

And how can you not love the 'love' given to Ol' MacDougal (e-i-e-i-oh no!)

Lip

russ99
04-15-2009, 05:25 PM
I was just going to mention this blog note. It appears based on the way it is written that Joe has heard something i.e. the Giants wanting to unload the deal, but he also states that the Harris move is speculation on his part.

And how can you not love the 'love' given to Ol' MacDougal (e-i-e-i-oh no!)

Lip

That's gotta be total speculation. If Kenny can't go higher on payroll (Cowley's own words) than why would we take on Rowand's contract, which was excessive when he signed it, and looks even more so now. The Giants would have to eat close to 75% to even make any financial sense to the Sox, and then it makes no sense to them.

Plus the Giants need hitters, and I can't think who we'd send there...

We're getting the (2005) band back together!!

hi im skot
04-15-2009, 05:35 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:


Would it be wrong to wish Cowleys hands get caught in a meat grinder?

Cowley's a douche.

WhiteSoxJunkie
04-17-2009, 12:10 AM
Oh the movie never ends it goes on and on and on and on.

Foulke You
04-17-2009, 06:19 PM
this internet blagoviching gives me a headache.
I guess we can't discuss Sox baseball on this Sox baseball discussion forum. It gives Carolina Kenny a headache. :rolleyes:

chisox77
04-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Pods and Rowand? . . . who next, Carl Everett?

Ron Karkovice
04-20-2009, 06:14 PM
Pods and Rowand? . . . who next, Carl Everett?

Quick. Somebody make a below average dinosaur joke

Soxaredabest
04-21-2009, 12:12 PM
Pods in four games is batting .188, with a .316 OBP. No stolen base attempts. One fielding error.

I don't think we are going to be seeing him anytime soon...but I guess it has only been four games.

veeter
04-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Cowley's a douche.I agree 100%.

sunofgold
04-28-2009, 01:05 AM
He is now batting .281, .410 OBP.

Owens better watch out, b/c Pods is coming.

Soxaredabest
04-28-2009, 12:38 PM
He is now batting .281, .410 OBP.

Owens better watch out, b/c Pods is coming.

He actually is getting alot better. He has 5 walks with just one stolen base with that being his only attempt, but hey you have to start somewhere. I don't think Jerry has to watch out just yet, but maybe in a couple of weeks. Jerry isn't getting enough playing time to be sent down yet.

sunofgold
04-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Nothing personal against Owens, but he isn't hacking it here. Owens could probably use a fresh start with another team. Would like to see Pods back up at the bigs for us...in a reserve role of course.