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SoxGirl4Life
08-31-2009, 11:16 PM
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JohnnyInnsbrook
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
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gr8mexico
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
Thanks Jose

http://twitter.com/cst_sox/statuses/3681709151

AlexeisAlley
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
http://twitter.com/cst_sox/statuses/3681709151

AlexeisAlley
08-31-2009, 11:18 PM
Adios!

Viva Medias B's
08-31-2009, 11:18 PM
The last couple of years have been rough, but we'll always revere you for what you did in '05.

DaveFeelsRight
08-31-2009, 11:19 PM
thanks for 2005 jose.

SoxGirl4Life
08-31-2009, 11:20 PM
Thank you, big guy, for a wonderful run in 05-06. Wish you the best.

Wow

hi im skot
08-31-2009, 11:20 PM
Jose is nothing but a good dude. I hope he rediscovers some magic with the Rockies.

ShoelessJoeS
08-31-2009, 11:21 PM
From late '05 to early '06, Jose may have been the best pitcher I've ever seen.

Thanks for all the memories, big guy!

Vienna
08-31-2009, 11:21 PM
Best of luck! Thanks for a beautiful 2005.

gobears1987
08-31-2009, 11:21 PM
The last few years haven't been great for him, but he did a lot form 05-06. He won 17 straight decisions and carried the rotation in the final two months of 05.

Rockabilly
08-31-2009, 11:22 PM
thanks for the 05 season

october23sp
08-31-2009, 11:22 PM
05 was awesome. Glad to see you not stink it up anymore. Thanks for a good start while I was in Chicago this year too.

MrT27
08-31-2009, 11:23 PM
One of the few remaining guys from 05' gone. Thanks for carrying us at the end of 05' and your great 06' season. It has been rough lately but thats not what I will remember from you.

yazz32
08-31-2009, 11:23 PM
Thanks for 2005 Count.. Good Luck in Colorado

AlexeisAlley
08-31-2009, 11:23 PM
Cheers to the forkball...when it worked.

Without him, we probably wouldn't have a ring.

I can't believe the Rockies would've wanted him?!

LoveYourSuit
08-31-2009, 11:23 PM
Jose IMO was the single force on why we won the whole thing in 2005. The guy was as good as any pitcher I have seen in a Sox uniform that second half. Most dominant to go along with Jason Bere 1st half of 1994.

Class guy.

SoxSpeed22
08-31-2009, 11:26 PM
It came together for Jose at the right time. Thanks for 2005 and the first half of 2006 before hurting your back. Unfortunately, his legs just don't have it anymore, hopefully he does better with Colorado.
:worship::contreras:

WhiteSox5187
08-31-2009, 11:26 PM
Wow. I'm shocked anyone would take him. I hope he does well against poor NL hitting. He was a classy guy who even though he was getting rocked showed a lot of guts. I hope a change of scenery does him well.

JB98
08-31-2009, 11:31 PM
Best wishes to Jose Contreras, who was an ace in 2005. He was instrumental in making our dreams as Sox fans come true.

DeadMoney
08-31-2009, 11:32 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2008-10/43105432.jpg
Word.

hi im skot
08-31-2009, 11:33 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2008-10/43105432.jpg
Word.

****ing awesome.

oeo
08-31-2009, 11:34 PM
Thanks for 2005, and for busting your ass to get back this year. Honestly, even with as bad as you've been lately, things would be a lot worse, a lot earlier if not for you.

WhiteSox5187
08-31-2009, 11:36 PM
Jose, thanks for 2005 and also thanks for some great starts in 2008. Seeing him limp off that field against Boston was so sad. Te amo Jose!

gr8mexico
08-31-2009, 11:36 PM
The Sox got Brandon Hynick (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/H/brandon-hynick.shtml)from the Rockies
Not a bad return

DumpJerry
08-31-2009, 11:37 PM
When you were on, you were ON. In the tradition of Chicago, you were an Untouchable.

Good luck in the NL where the batters don't know you.:gulp:

JGarlandrules20
08-31-2009, 11:38 PM
Thanks, Jose! We won't forget the great things you did in a Sox uni. Best of luck in Colorado!

GoGoCrede
08-31-2009, 11:41 PM
Jose.

I've always had a soft spot for you, even when you struggled mightily. I still remember what Garfien said about you, how you lit up like a little boy when you talked about pitching again after getting off the DL. I remember reading about Adam Russell being nervous about asking you for tips, and you generously helped him out and invited him to dinner with your family.

You were a hero in 2005. And this season, when you knew you'd likely get shelled, you went out there anyway. You even accepted a demotion to AAA to improve.

I wish you nothing but the best, and hope to see you shine once again. Thanks for the memories.

MeteorsSox4367
08-31-2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks, Jose, for all you did in 2005. You were a key reason why my favorite team won a World Series. For that, I'm grateful.

Good luck in Denver. Colorado is beautiful. Keep the ball down.

DickAllen72
08-31-2009, 11:42 PM
Jose was one of the biggest reasons the Sox won the World Series in 2005. He was also the best pitcher on the staff from midway '05 to midway '06.

He is a classy guy who always carried himself well, even through his struggles. He worked his butt off to come back from what appeared to be a career ending injury, then volunteered to go to the minors to regain his form.

I hope he still has a lot left in the tank and the change of scenery does him good. I'd like to see him pitching in the World Series with the Rockies this year.

All the best, Bronze Titan! Thank you!

PKalltheway
08-31-2009, 11:43 PM
Thanks for 2005 and 2006 Jose, it was a lot of fun watching you pitch when you were at the top of your game. Here's to hoping that you rekindle that magic in Colorado.:gulp:

LoveYourSuit
08-31-2009, 11:43 PM
Am I the only one here who takes Jose moving on a little more to my heart than Thome?

whitesoxfan
08-31-2009, 11:44 PM
Not only was he the best pitcher on the staff from the second half in 05 to the second half in 06, he might have been one of the top 5 pitchers in the league at that point.

Thanks for that awesome year, Jose. It's a shame things didn't work out this year but you'll always be remembered for what you did from July 05-July 06. Pretty sensational.

GoGoCrede
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
Am I the only one here who takes Jose moving on a little more to my heart than Thome?

Count me in as well. He's had such a rough time this season. Forgive me if this sounds cheesy, but I just wanted to give the guy a hug.

DumpJerry
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
Am I the only one here who takes Jose moving on a little more to my heart than Thome?
Jose was part of the Big Four who dismantled the Angels and Astros in the '05 post season run. All four guys in that rotation will always have a special place in our hearts.

DickAllen72
08-31-2009, 11:47 PM
Am I the only one here who takes Jose moving on a little more to my heart than Thome?
They are both class acts, and Thome seems like one of the nicest guys in baseball.

But Jose helped us win a Championship while Thome's best years were with Cleveland.

It's too bad they both had to go, but I'll miss Jose a lot more, and that's no knock on Thome.

Lip Man 1
08-31-2009, 11:47 PM
Kenny has made mistakes but very few G.M.'s could get a National League club for God's sake to take a classy but one dimensional player AND get any team to take a broken down, beat up pitcher like Jose Contreras.

Kudos to Kenny, even though he sent cash it had to be less than what they were going to get paid for a final month. That's more in the bin for this off season to use on guys who can actually do something on the field.

Lip

Soxman219
08-31-2009, 11:49 PM
Thanks for 2005! I'll never forget.

StillMissOzzie
08-31-2009, 11:59 PM
The last couple of years have been rough, but we'll always revere you for what you did in '05.

Ditto!

Vaya con Dios, Jose.

SMO
:gulp:

slavko
09-01-2009, 12:05 AM
Glad I got the chance to see you for a last hurrah on 8/20. Good thing about Rox:Ski season starts in October! See you again on the slopes.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 12:07 AM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_WQITaDtVEUM/R7z1efmCUzI/AAAAAAAAASM/crZkHnKIKHg/s640/WORLD%20SERIES%20FIRST%20PITCH.jpg

guillensdisciple
09-01-2009, 12:10 AM
And so another one of our 2005 heroes departs. Thanks for everything Contreras, you were one of my favorites.

ramblinsoxfan11
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
He had a ruff season, but the guy wasa hell of a pitcher and a class act. At least he gets to leave with his White Sox World Series Ring :D:

kevingrt
09-01-2009, 12:22 AM
Rough season this year and last but you were an amazing, integral part of the best White Sox season of my lifetime time and many others. Good luck and you will always be cheered when you walk into the Cell. Thanks for the great memories.

No hard feelings this year but you did suck pretty badly a lot.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 12:23 AM
Rough season this year and last but you were an amazing, integral part of the best White Sox season of my lifetime time and many others. Good luck and you will always be cheered when you walk into the Cell. Thanks for the great memories.

No hard feelings this year but you did suck pretty badly a lot.

A nice touch to an appreciation thread.

BoysMom3
09-01-2009, 12:28 AM
Thanks for everything, Jose, and best of everything to you.

BadBobbyJenks
09-01-2009, 12:29 AM
From all accounts, Jose was a great dude. There really was nothing like watching his ridiculous run from the 2nd half of 05 to the all star break of 06. The most dominant pitcher in the game during that run.

Go get the Rockies into the playoffs.

102605
09-01-2009, 12:32 AM
One of my favorite White Sox players of all time. No Joke.

I hope he finds that magic a couple more times and hopefully gets a chance in the playoffs to find it then.

Foulke You
09-01-2009, 12:33 AM
The splitter and forkball he had in the second half and October of 2005 was a sight to behold. It was easily the most dominant stretch I've ever seen from a White Sox pitcher in my lifetime. Thanks for the memories.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/10/16/sports/baseball/sox.jpg

munchman33
09-01-2009, 12:35 AM
For a long while Jose, you were my favorite sox player. Good luck in retirement!

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:36 AM
Thanks for 2005 and all other success you had with us. And thanks for always trying. I know people criticized you for not trying, but I don't think that's the case at all.

You're a fighter and a great ball player. You've got one roller coaster of a career, but such is life. Thanks for being classy and not lashing out at the ******* fans who boo'd you when you were struggling.

I wish you the best.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2008-10/43105432.jpg

ihatethecubs
09-01-2009, 12:41 AM
thanks for carrying us to chicagos first world series championship in 88 years

hawkjt
09-01-2009, 12:44 AM
I only wish Jose had been a Sox player for the last 17 years...he would have been a possible HOFer if he had been in MLB your whole career.

Loaiza for Contreras?....amazing Kenny...
Jose really was one of my favorites because of his story...the improbable journey from Cuba on a raft...and ending up THE ACE on a world series champ.
Jose had a huge heart,and was a gentle giant. Thanks for the memories,Jose...you will always be a champion in Chicago.

Boondock Saint
09-01-2009, 01:08 AM
God bless you, Jose. 2005 doesn't happen without you.

Pear-Zin-Ski
09-01-2009, 02:16 AM
Mmmmmm, I love me some forkball! Without a doubt, the most dominant White Sox pitchers ever. When the kite was flying, it was up there at 50,000 ft!

Being that my last name is Contreras, I'm gonna miss seeing all the headlines then next morning, such as "Contreras is on a roll!" haha...yep, that's me! Seriously, thank you so much for all the joy you gave to this organization in 2005. A name that will not be forgotten, ever.

:gulp:

HomeFish
09-01-2009, 02:32 AM
Won us a ****ing World Series. I never bitched about Jose Contreras after that.

doublem23
09-01-2009, 03:45 AM
The ace of that World Series staff... Nothing but good memories. Good luck in Colorado, Jose.

Thome25
09-01-2009, 03:47 AM
Thanks for 2005 and 2006 Jose and thanks for trying to be a warrior and rushing back to help this team in 2009. You will be missed.:gulp:

WhiteSox1989
09-01-2009, 04:53 AM
Dude works his ass off, I'll always respect him for that, and oh--he was a world series "hero".

October26
09-01-2009, 04:57 AM
Thank you for pitching your heart out in game 1 of the 2005 World Series. You made my 78 year old dad's face light up with joy as he saw you throw the first pitch and dominate the Astros in that game. Buena Suerte, Jose!

southside rocks
09-01-2009, 06:26 AM
Jose, thank you for being a true gentleman for your entire time with the White Sox, and I'm glad you were an excellent pitcher for so much of that time. It hurts to watch the struggles you're having this year; I hope you find your way out of them.

I wish you all the best, and you will always be a part of my best Sox memories.

WhiteSox1989
09-01-2009, 07:07 AM
I hope he dominates with the Rockies. I don't know if that's likely, but I really hope he ends his career on a high note.

harwar
09-01-2009, 07:10 AM
i'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Jose Contreras, because anyone who can still be takin the bump, in an MLB uniform,at his age ( he has to be at least 50) is pretty cool to an old guy like me .. these guys had to go but i still feel sad ..

spawn
09-01-2009, 07:22 AM
A real gamer, a true competitor, and an all around classy individual. Thanks for all you did in a White Sox uniform. I wish you nothing but the best Jose. :gulp:

cws05champ
09-01-2009, 07:25 AM
It would be funny to see Contreras face Thome at some point down the stretch, but I doubt that will happen.

veeter
09-01-2009, 07:27 AM
To quote Paul Konerko, "Jose Contreras is an ox!". And he was. Thanks for the great run and championship. Good luck in Denver.

soxfanreggie
09-01-2009, 07:35 AM
He's had an up and down tenure with the Sox, but nobody will ever forget 2005. Thanks JC and best of luck in the Mile High City!

KenBerryGrab
09-01-2009, 07:39 AM
Farewell, Bronze Titan. You left us with memories for a lifetime.

soxyess
09-01-2009, 07:41 AM
Jose, thanks for 2005!

ChicagoHoosier
09-01-2009, 07:52 AM
2nd half of 2005 thru the 1st half of 2006, there was no better pitcher in baseball. Your dedication and effort to this team could not be questioned. I will remember you as a reason for winning the World Series the rest of my life.

Frontman
09-01-2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks Jose. You were 1/4th of something I doubt we'll ever see again with four complete games in a row in October of 2005. Best of luck to you.

Jurr
09-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Jose was such a baffling guy. This year pretty much resembled his stay with the Sox. He could absolutely wow you with brilliance or he could make you bat **** crazy.

I have never seen a Sox pitcher dominate the way Contreras did from late 05 -mid 06. He was locating a mid 90's fastball and making hitters look stupid with the forkball.

It's Jose who was the stopper while the Sox were struggling in September of 05. He set the tone of the Red Sox series by shutting them completely down. I still remember the rain hitting his face as he worked the 9th for the pennant.

Thanks, Jose. You made it happen.

Rocky Soprano
09-01-2009, 08:00 AM
Gracias Jose. :gulp:

SOXSINCE'70
09-01-2009, 08:06 AM
Thanks for the 2005 World Series and the first half of 2006,
when you went 8-0 in the first half.

roylestillman
09-01-2009, 08:11 AM
Jose will always have a place in my heart. On May 8, 2009, his last start before going back to the minors, I had chest pains watching the game. A couple of hours later I was in the Emergency Room at Little Company with a heart attack. Oh well, at least I lived long enough to see 2005.

SoxFan78
09-01-2009, 08:16 AM
I will miss the 2005 Jose, but not the 2009 Jose. Always grateful for the dominant performance in 2005. Good luck in Colorado

PaleHoser
09-01-2009, 08:20 AM
I think everyone will remember him for his dominance, but I think the measure of a man is how he behaves when things go poorly. Jose took the ball, pitched his best and made no excuses. I wish him nothing but the best in everything.

tstrike2000
09-01-2009, 08:22 AM
Thanks for the run 4 years ago.

Woofer
09-01-2009, 08:30 AM
Jose, when you were good, you were the best. When you weren't, you weren't.

soxpride724
09-01-2009, 08:36 AM
Jose's pitching performances in the second half of 2005 and the playoffs will always be remembered. Good luck to Jose in Colorado.

beasly213
09-01-2009, 08:44 AM
I hope Colorado is able to catch lightning in a bottle.

Good Luck Jose I'll be rooting for you and the Rockies!

stillz
09-01-2009, 08:49 AM
Best of luck Jose! He had some amazing runs with us - hope it happens again this fall for the Rockies. Thanks for the memories!! :gulp:

wulfy
09-01-2009, 09:06 AM
It's been tough to watch the last couple of years with Jose ... but Sox fans have to always have a special place for him for what he did in 2005.

Good luck, Jose.

VenturaFan23
09-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Thank you Jose for proving to the dumbass Yankee management and fans that you can pitch like an ace. Thank you for your dominance in '05 and doing your part in bringing us a WS championship. The pic of all the 4 aces w/ Coop after the ALCS is a classic. :gulp:

mccoydp
09-01-2009, 09:20 AM
Jose was a pleasure to watch during the WS championship run in 2005, and for periods in 2006 and 2008. When he was locked in, he was dangerous. Good luck in Colorado!

Jimmy Piersall
09-01-2009, 09:26 AM
Good luck old-timer with the Rocks and thanks for your
excellence in '05.

Risk
09-01-2009, 09:29 AM
Thanks for the memories. Good luck in the NL.:gulp:

Risk

salty99
09-01-2009, 09:33 AM
Thanks Jose.

GoGoCrede
09-01-2009, 09:35 AM
Alexei's gotta be pretty crushed, they were very close. I remember reading an article earlier this season about how much he missed Jose when he was in AAA and on the DL.

Jose, que te vaya bien. Vaya con Dios, amigo.

Uncle_Patrick
09-01-2009, 09:40 AM
Thanks for 2005, Jose.

35th&Shields
09-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Thanks, Jose. Everyone in Chicago will always remember you for what you did in 2005 and the first half of 2006. You carried this team those years and were one of the main reasons we won a World Series. Good luck in Colorado.

Frankfan4life
09-01-2009, 11:28 AM
Adios Jose. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet024.gif Thanks for all the good memories, especially 2005. I wish you the best of luck in Colorado. I know you've got some good games still in you.

wassagstdu
09-01-2009, 11:47 AM
Great pitcher when it counted most, with all the guts and heart you could ask for. Thanks, Jose and I hope you have a few more highs in CO.

OmahaSoxFan
09-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Gracias and adios Count Jose... you took your lumps this year for sure, but you worked your ass off to get back into game-day shape and you deserve a whole lot of credit for that. The work you put in, in 2005 to help the Sox get the Title will never be forgotten!

I didn't think I would be sad to see Jose go, but now that he's heading to Colorado (one of the other teams I follow, besides of course our beloved Sox) I am going to miss watching him a member of the White Sox. Good luck out there, and enjoy Denver - it is really an awesome place!

QueerGirrl
09-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Thanks Jose for everything! Good luck to you in CO! :gulp:

EastCoastSoxFan
09-01-2009, 12:01 PM
The day that that drunk moron in NY jumped onto the screen, I was sitting in the upper deck behind the plate at Yankee Stadium (probably less than 100 feet away from the incident) watching Jose hold the Yankees scoreless over seven innings.
Thanks for one of the greatest half-seasons in White Sox history...

Huisj
09-01-2009, 12:04 PM
Alexei's gotta be pretty crushed, they were very close. I remember reading an article earlier this season about how much he missed Jose when he was in AAA and on the DL.

Jose, que te vaya bien. Vaya con Dios, amigo.

Maybe Viciedo can burst onto the scene next year and remedy that problem.

Zisk77
09-01-2009, 12:26 PM
Whats sad to me is that Jose may end his career thinking the fans hated him for how miserable his year was for us and not how much many of us loved him for the entire body of work he gave the sox and for the quality person he is. Best of Luck Count.

#1swisher
09-01-2009, 12:35 PM
Thank You, Jose, Here's to continued success:gulp:

asindc
09-01-2009, 12:51 PM
Won us a ****ing World Series. I never bitched about Jose Contreras after that.

Amen. Shame on those who forgot that.

:gulp:to the Bronze Titan. One of my favorite Sox players ever, and he cemented that status this year. How, you ask? Well, I respect the fact that he busted his ass to get healthy enough to pitch this season. I respect that he volunteered to get demoted to work out the kinks in his game. I respect the fact that he stayed classy while a few Sox fans did not. I respect the fact that he tried very hard to earn his money. For all those reasons, I wish him the very best.

ElevenUp
09-01-2009, 01:19 PM
The Score is on at work and I keep hearing the "thanks for the memories" Jim Thome spot. I can't believe there's no mention of Jose given what he's meant to this team for the last 4 years. This guy was a huge piece of that World Series Championship. When he was on, I loved watching him pitch. Thanks for the memories, Jose!

BadBobbyJenks
09-01-2009, 01:41 PM
I am really flabbergasted at the attention Thome is getting over Jose Contreras. Everyone seems to be talking about Jim and forgetting Jose. The Thome appreciation thread here at WSI is three times longer.

I dont get it. With no Jose Contreras we have no World Series Championship, with no Jim Thome we have no first round exit. I am not trying to **** on Jim Thome's tenure here as it certainly was not his fault we didn't get back in 06 and he was a great guy, but 10 years from now I am going to look back on Jose's career much more fondly than Jim Thome's.

ChiSoxGirl
09-01-2009, 03:31 PM
Jose was part of the Big Four who dismantled the Angels and Astros in the '05 post season run. All four guys in that rotation will always have a special place in our hearts.

:thumbsup:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_WQITaDtVEUM/R7z1efmCUzI/AAAAAAAAASM/crZkHnKIKHg/s640/WORLD%20SERIES%20FIRST%20PITCH.jpg

:worship: And I was there.

Thanks to Jose Contreras for a season and a half of absolutely dominating pitching performances; the guy was a total horse. And though it didn't matter in the long run, I admire the hell out of his determination to get back into pitching form for this season after he injured his achilles last summer. Not only did his push himself in the rehabilitation, he worked to lose 30 pounds and reported to came in much better shape than ever. I'll never forget what he did for the Sox and us as fans in 2005- best memories of my life as a Sox fan.

oeo
09-01-2009, 03:33 PM
I am really flabbergasted at the attention Thome is getting over Jose Contreras. Everyone seems to be talking about Jim and forgetting Jose. The Thome appreciation thread here at WSI is three times longer.

The Thome appreciation thread started out as a speculation thread. There's a lot more being talked about in that thread than Thome.

GoGoCrede
09-01-2009, 03:46 PM
I'm sad our boys will come home this week without two of their most beloved members. Like some others have said, I hope both their returns to the Cell will be met by a standing ovation. I would hope for nothing less from the fanbase.

Pear-Zin-Ski
09-01-2009, 04:02 PM
I'm sad our boys will come home this week without two of their most beloved members. Like some others have said, I hope both their returns to the Cell will be met by a standing ovation. I would hope for nothing less from the fanbase.

When do we see the Rockies and Dodgers next year, if they stay with their present clubs that is.

Lawson
09-01-2009, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the great performances during our championship run in 2005, Jose. Good luck to you in Colorado.

BainesHOF
09-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Jose was our best pitcher in 2005. He was virtually unhittable and literally unbeatable from the second half of 2005 through the first half of 2006. It was fun watching him make so many batters look foolish trying to hit his forkball.

It was unfortunate that so many fans jumped on him so quickly when he struggled. I don't know why that happened, but I have suspicions.

I think it's ridiculous that the Thome appreciation thread contains three times as many posts as this one. Jose helped lead us to a World Series championship. I hope people fully appreciate that.

Lawson
09-01-2009, 05:54 PM
I agree totally with your post, BainesHOF. He will always have my respect for his work ethic and his demeanor.

fram40
09-01-2009, 05:55 PM
I think it's ridiculous that the Thome appreciation thread contains three times as many posts as this one.

who said "Chicks dig the long ball"? (actually, everyone digs the long ball)


Thanks, Jose. You will always be one of my favorite White Sox players.

akingamongstmen
09-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Jose, you will always have a special place in White Sox history. Thank you for everything that you did to help us win the World Series! I hope that you can rediscover some magic in Colorado...best of luck!

Hitmen77
09-01-2009, 08:45 PM
When do we see the Rockies and Dodgers next year, if they stay with their present clubs that is.

There is no way Jim Thome is going to be on an NL team at the start of next year.

Jose? Who knows? He's a free agent. He's not necessarily going back to Colorado.

LongLiveFisk
09-01-2009, 09:32 PM
I'm glad I was at the game on August 19th when Jose pitched one hell of a game. I'm sorry we couldn't see more of those from him lately. But I will always be grateful for his contribution to our '05 championship team.

Thank you, Jose!
(Muchas gracias!) :smile:

sox647
09-01-2009, 10:14 PM
later jose :gulp:

this is just what you need, watch out NL

esbrechtel
09-01-2009, 10:42 PM
Thanks for 2005 and 2006 Jose, that complete game in the playoffs is your legacy and I feel that many sox fans will think highly of you in the not to distant future!

KenBerryGrab
09-02-2009, 08:57 AM
I'm glad I was at the game on August 19th when Jose pitched one hell of a game. I'm sorry we couldn't see more of those from him lately. But I will always be grateful for his contribution to our '05 championship team.

Thank you, Jose!
(Muchas gracias!) :smile:

Yes, I will hold in my heart being there when he flashed the old form one last time against the Royals.

Hitmen77
09-02-2009, 10:48 AM
Jose is scheduled to start for the Rockies this Saturday:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-ap-bbn-rockies-giambi,0,590055.story