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SoxFan78
04-25-2009, 12:13 AM
Just announced by Chris Rongey on the post game show!

Quentin4prez
04-25-2009, 12:14 AM
Just announced by Chris Rongey on the post game show!
you think beckham could pitch?:tongue:

LoveYourSuit
04-25-2009, 12:14 AM
Dfa?

LoveYourSuit
04-25-2009, 12:16 AM
you think beckham could pitch?:tongue:


Well, SS does look like the weakest link right now. Sorry Alexei, get your head out of your ass soon buddy.

southsideirish71
04-25-2009, 12:17 AM
Dfa?

No he was optioned back to Charlotte.

LoveYourSuit
04-25-2009, 12:21 AM
No he was optioned back to Charlotte.


The title of the post made it sound like he was gone for good. So I thought DFA or something.

DumpJerry
04-25-2009, 12:22 AM
Players are DFA'd when they are out of options. This was Egbert's first trip up.

WhiteSoxOnly
04-25-2009, 12:23 AM
Any word on who gets the next crack at it ?

RCWHITESOX
04-25-2009, 12:35 AM
Any word on who gets the next crack at it ?

Gary Peters

LoveYourSuit
04-25-2009, 12:35 AM
Players are DFA'd when they are out of options. This was Egbert's first trip up.


I could have sworn he made a few stops here last year and 2007, but I think I was confusing him with either Philips or Russel.

In othe words to me, they are all one and the same. They are bad (including Broadway).

ewokpelts
04-25-2009, 12:37 AM
I'll reserve judgement until I see it in tommorow's tribune.

JohnTucker0814
04-25-2009, 12:39 AM
It's gotta be Jon Link... 8 2/3 IP 7 hits 3 ER 3 BB 14 K's

Who else would it be?

And I'm thinking the next move is to send Owens back down and bring up Nix... Lillibridge would be our 4th OFer and Nix would be platooning with Alexei at SS and giving Getz a day off every now and again. Once Alexei gets back on track he'll be back in the line-up full time. At this time, we just can't wait for him to get things going, give him a day off every 3rd game or so until he starts hitting! I love Alexei, but he shouldn't get a free pass to being ****ty at this point because he was so great last year! And this is not a reaction to his poor defense tonight... JMO

LoveYourSuit
04-25-2009, 12:41 AM
It's gotta be Jon Link... 8 2/3 IP 7 hits 3 ER 3 BB 14 K's

Who else would it be?


Dewon Day

WhiteSoxOnly
04-25-2009, 12:43 AM
Gary Peters

Works for me...Joel Horlen not available ?

Sockinchisox
04-25-2009, 01:00 AM
Man I remember when Egbert used to be a top prospect, had a dominant year in AA a few years back.

kevingrt
04-25-2009, 01:09 AM
Dewon Day

Ehren Wasserman.

Sad thing is no teal is required for that suggestion.

Noneck
04-25-2009, 01:34 AM
The start of a season long merry go round begins.

Noneck
04-25-2009, 01:55 AM
Man I remember when Egbert used to be a top prospect, had a dominant year in AA a few years back.

Yes that farm system has done wonders.

Nellie_Fox
04-25-2009, 02:24 AM
Yes that farm system has done wonders.Every farm system has top prospects who don't pan out.

southside rocks
04-25-2009, 08:29 AM
Works for me...Joel Horlen not available ?

Give him a week to get in shape and Wilbur Wood will join the team.

Too bad for Egbert, it sure wasn't his night last night, but he blew an opportunity there.

SOXfnNlansing
04-25-2009, 08:51 AM
Egbert was terrible. I'm glad to see the Sox brass run him out of town right away. Maybe he'll come back someday and be better.

DrCrawdad
04-25-2009, 09:07 AM
Egbert was terrible. I'm glad to see the Sox brass run him out of town right away. Maybe he'll come back someday and be better.

I got to see the Jack Egbert-era begin in Baltimore...

eastchicagosoxfan
04-25-2009, 09:14 AM
Works for me...Joel Horlen not available ?
Why not Wilbur Wood? He can throw in both Colon's and Contreras's spot, in addition to coming out of the pen. He could be a modern-day Old Hoss Hadburn.

DSpivack
04-25-2009, 09:25 AM
Every farm system has top prospects who don't pan out.

True, but who was the last top Sox pitching prospect to pan out?

KenBerryGrab
04-25-2009, 09:40 AM
Where's Dennis Lamp when you need him?

veeter
04-25-2009, 09:43 AM
How about Jhonny Nunez?

TomBradley72
04-25-2009, 09:44 AM
Alifornia Jones anyone?

I think this might be a long season for our pitching staff...we're not even out of April yet...and we've churned through MacDougal and Egbert, if/when we get hit by an injury or two...this could get ugly

soxfanreggie
04-25-2009, 09:52 AM
A buddy and I discussed this last night. We want to see what Link can do, but we said we wouldn't be surprised if it is Wassermann or Russell.

Chez
04-25-2009, 10:09 AM
A buddy and I discussed this last night. We want to see what Link can do, but we said we wouldn't be surprised if it is Wassermann or Russell.

If the Sox are looking for consistency from this spot, they should recall Wassermann. He's consistently lousy.

DickAllen72
04-25-2009, 10:14 AM
Maybe the Sox will bring in Vizcaino. At least he's been a major league innings eater. No sense wasting Poreda or Link in that slot, and the rest of the Sox minor league bullpen options are basically crap.

tstrike2000
04-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Maybe the Sox will bring in Vizcaino. At least he's been a major league innings eater. No sense wasting Poreda or Link in that slot, and the rest of the Sox minor league bullpen options are basically crap.

Possibility. At least they didn't waste any time deciding what they were gonna do with Egbert.

russ99
04-25-2009, 10:40 AM
How about Jhonny Nunez?

Both Nunez in AA and Link in AAA are being groomed to be closers, so you don't bring them up to pitch long relief. If we had an injury to one of the setup guys or Jenks, then you'd probably see Link called up.

Wassermann's probably the best pick right now, since they're probably saving Marquez or Poreda to start in case Colon or Contreras can't go.

kevingrt
04-25-2009, 10:49 AM
True, but who was the last top Sox pitching prospect to pan out?

Buehrle however he wasn't really a top prospect was he? So hmm Mike Sirotka until he got injured and traded?

DSpivack
04-25-2009, 11:01 AM
Buehrle however he wasn't really a top prospect was he? So hmm Mike Sirotka until he got injured and traded?

A 38th round draft pick? Hardly a top prospect.

Besides him, Brandon McCarthy and Sirotka are the only decent SPs drafted by the Sox organization in the last decade. You could add Jon Garland, as he was traded soon after being drafted and spent most of his brief minor league career in the Sox organization.

DrCrawdad
04-25-2009, 11:15 AM
If the Sox are looking for consistency from this spot, they should recall Wassermann. He's consistently lousy.

Now that's funny!

Sad, but funny.

Lip Man 1
04-25-2009, 12:18 PM
I don't think Vizcaino has cleared waivers yet (you have to wait 72 hours) so the Sox are going to have to bring someone up at least for a few days. Then if he clears maybe they work something out with him.

Lip

JB98
04-25-2009, 02:59 PM
Maybe the Sox will bring in Vizcaino. At least he's been a major league innings eater. No sense wasting Poreda or Link in that slot, and the rest of the Sox minor league bullpen options are basically crap.

I'm definitely in the camp that wouldn't mind taking a chance on Vizcaino. We're basically looking for a guy to be the 11th man on the staff. Vizcaino is still good enough to eat innings and keep games from getting totally out of hand like last night's did.

The Sox have to wait for him to clear waivers, though. Any team that puts a claim in would be on the hook for $4 million, if I'm not mistaken. Viz could help the Sox, but not at that price.

DirtySox
04-25-2009, 03:45 PM
Broadway Called Up (http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/white-sox-call-up-lance-broadway.html)

FielderJones
04-25-2009, 04:25 PM
Broadway Called Up (http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/white-sox-call-up-lance-broadway.html)

Those stats look horrible in AAA. He may have trouble beating Kansas City again.

LoveYourSuit
04-25-2009, 04:39 PM
Broadway Called Up (http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/white-sox-call-up-lance-broadway.html)


And the revolving door of bullpen crap has began. Next up after Broadway sucks up here, Russel?

Britt Burns
04-25-2009, 05:03 PM
Well, Broadway couldn't be worse....

Right?

Craig Grebeck
04-25-2009, 05:07 PM
Both Nunez in AA and Link in AAA are being groomed to be closers, so you don't bring them up to pitch long relief. If we had an injury to one of the setup guys or Jenks, then you'd probably see Link called up.
That is stupid, and false. You bring up the best talent available (90% of the time, in instances involving service time there's plenty of room for nuance).

Do you really think that if Dotel/Linebrink got hurt this weekend they'd call upon Jon Link to pitch in the eighth inning?

Noneck
04-25-2009, 05:54 PM
And the revolving door of bullpen crap has began. Next up after Broadway sucks up here, Russel?

Round and around it will go where it stops no one will know.

elrod
04-25-2009, 11:27 PM
Alifornia Jones anyone?

I think this might be a long season for our pitching staff...we're not even out of April yet...and we've churned through MacDougal and Egbert, if/when we get hit by an injury or two...this could get ugly

Wait a minute...there's a dude named Alifornia? Why didn't I think of that?

TomBradley72
04-25-2009, 11:39 PM
Wait a minute...there's a dude named Alifornia? Why didn't I think of that?


http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jonesal02.shtml

nedlug
04-26-2009, 01:53 AM
True, but who was the last top Sox pitching prospect to pan out?

Jon Garland?

slavko
04-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Give him a week to get in shape and Wilbur Wood will join the team.

Too bad for Egbert, it sure wasn't his night last night, but he blew an opportunity there.

Wilbur never was in shape. We need him now.

DSpivack
04-26-2009, 01:00 PM
Jon Garland?

Cubs drafted him, but he spent most of the time in the minors with the Sox organization; I believe he was traded just a little over one year after being drafted. Still, he was drafted in 1997. That was awhile ago.

Chez
04-26-2009, 01:23 PM
True, but who was the last top Sox pitching prospect to pan out?

Depends on how liberally you want to define "pan out," but Kip Wells had some success in the majors as has Jon Rauch -- though their success, such as it was, came with other clubs. Your point is well taken -- Sox pitching prospects haven't done too well.

tsoxman
04-26-2009, 05:32 PM
Egbert was terrible. I'm glad to see the Sox brass run him out of town right away. Maybe he'll come back someday and be better.


Egbert, Russell and Broadway represent a very bleak period in our history of player development when we were too scared and cheap to draft and sign pitchers that threw hard. Instead we drafted mediocre, middle of the road soft tossers who will never pan out. This will haunt us for a while and it's not all Duane Schafer's fault.

soxfanreggie
04-26-2009, 06:38 PM
I wonder if their idea for Broadway is to eat long innings as well as pitching when up or down by 3+ runs.

BadBobbyJenks
04-27-2009, 12:03 AM
Cooper said tonight the only reason they sent Egbert down was because he was going to be unavailable for the next couple of days.