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The Milkman
11-05-2009, 02:55 PM
Ummmmmmmmmmm, thanks?

Marqhead
11-05-2009, 03:00 PM
Appreciated the GS in the perfecto. Otherwise....I got nothing.

guillen4life13
11-05-2009, 03:00 PM
Can't say anything bad about Fields the man. Fields the player... different story. Maybe he should have stuck to football.

Thome4Ever
11-05-2009, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the 3-run opposite field homer that began the comeback from a 7-1 deficit that set the stage for Jim Thome's walk-off 500th home run. That's all I can remember other than the grand slam in the perfect game, which I figured would be mentioned.

rdwj
11-05-2009, 03:09 PM
Seems like a decent guy - hope a change of scenery helps him out.

kittle42
11-05-2009, 03:21 PM
Thanks for playing badly enough to prevent the Sox from giving you a roster spot for 2010!

Rohan
11-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Thanks for hitting that one grand slam in Buehrle's perfect.

And umm thanks for playing? :bandance:

twinsuck
11-05-2009, 03:32 PM
yeah, now it's up. :D:

VeeckAsInWreck
11-05-2009, 03:32 PM
Thanks for that season you had for us in 2007. Too bad, the team didn't let you start out the 2008 season with us.

Rdy2PlayBall
11-05-2009, 03:46 PM
I hope he bats .270 w/ 90+ RBIS next year for whatever team he eventually goes to (unless he stays at KC). An off season of better timing and batting stance training can make that possible...

He allowed Buehrle to get settled-in during the Perfecto with that early lead, and he also helped the 2007 team suck a little less. Good luck buddy.

veeter
11-05-2009, 03:48 PM
Good luck, Josh.

CWSpalehoseCWS
11-05-2009, 03:53 PM
Thank you for, um... I got nothing.

Well, you were pretty nice at Soxfest '08, so thanks for that.

Huisj
11-05-2009, 04:04 PM
I don't see that he's going to get to play much really. He's not going to pass up Gordon or Butler in the KC depth chart at 1B or 3B (Gordon had a crap year but was hurt a lot too and will definitely get a shot to have his job back). If he got a chance to play everyday in KC, I could see .250 with 30 homers pretty easily given the low pressure (similar to Sox in '07) and being closer to home (from Oklahoma).

Good luck.

Domeshot17
11-05-2009, 04:08 PM
Great Guy, I expect him to do ok outside of the Sox. Just had some bad luck with timing, Crede, and injuries. Hope he does well in his career, really nice guy to the fans. Had a really promising rookie year, but sadly fell the way of almost all our first round picks during that time period.

doublem23
11-05-2009, 04:36 PM
He sucks. Good riddance.

This is me being nice.

khan
11-05-2009, 04:41 PM
Josh, thanks for drawing me to WSI when I finally had had enough of reading posts about what a golden god you were supposed to become. This, despite your pronounced history of striking out and sucking defensively throughout your career in the minors.

And Josh, I truly wish that KW would have traded you away after your one lucky year in 2007, when you had more value than you do now. Here's hoping that your failures will help to cure KW of his silly ex-football player fetishes in drafting, so that he can focus on drafting actual baseball players instead.

Good luck in your future endeavors, though I suspect your baseball career will be a short one. May I suggest a return to the gridiron?

Again: Thanks, Josh!

gobears1987
11-05-2009, 05:12 PM
Hey Josh, I want to see you play a full 162 game season to test my hypothesis that you can top the 216Ks that Nellie Fox compiled over 19 full seasons in just a single season.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
11-05-2009, 05:13 PM
Um, thanks for winning the MVP in my "MLB 09: The Show" Season Mode?

palehozenychicty
11-05-2009, 05:22 PM
Thanks, Josh. You probably should have stuck with football.

#1swisher
11-05-2009, 06:19 PM
Josh!:scratch: go back to the way you were in '07 (back to basics). Working with Joey Cora ****ed you up.

Good Luck

KMcMahon817
11-05-2009, 07:02 PM
Good luck bud; just don't turn into the player you could have been.

cheezheadsoxfan
11-05-2009, 07:16 PM
Thanks for giving Pods his number back. That's about it.

joebro25
11-05-2009, 07:19 PM
Thanks for being one of the few bright spots in the 2007 cluster**** of a season. Good luck in KC.

october23sp
11-05-2009, 07:24 PM
Caught the ball of the last out of the Perfect game.

Brian26
11-05-2009, 07:29 PM
Good grief. Did Josh Fields get traded, or was it Jamie Navarro?

Lighten up guys.

chisox77
11-05-2009, 08:55 PM
Josh hit 23 homers in 2007.

He also led OSU to an upset victory of Oklahoma on the gridiron.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
11-05-2009, 09:22 PM
Good grief. Did Josh Fields get traded, or was it Jamie Navarro?

AH! The bad word!!! Nonononononono! Serenity now!

*curls into fetal position and prays intensely for salvation*

Seriously, well...what did Fields really do to justify all that hype surrounding him? All he really did was strike out a lot, hit a few HRs, and play cardboard-cutout defense in the field. It's not like people are wishing harm upon the guy, but aside from the grand slam in the perfecto and a solid 2007 campaign when the Sox' ship was sunk from the word "go", he was a bust given the amount of hype and time he was given.

hi im skot
11-05-2009, 09:41 PM
Seriously, well...what did Fields really do to justify all that hype surrounding him? All he really did was strike out a lot, hit a few HRs, and play cardboard-cutout defense in the field. It's not like people are wishing harm upon the guy, but aside from the grand slam in the perfecto and a solid 2007 campaign when the Sox' ship was sunk from the word "go", he was a bust given the amount of hype and time he was given.

You pretty much answered your own question. Fields' performance in 2007 was one one of the few bright spots in an otherwise nightmarish 2007 campaign.

2008 was awful for him, with Crede getting the nod and injuries ruining Fields' season.

He ended up being a poor fit and underperformed severely. I'm glad that the Sox are cutting ties with him (if the Teahen deal falls through, Fields will still get moved), but the guy wasn't completely dreadful.

oeo
11-05-2009, 09:42 PM
How many people in here were singing his praises after 2007? My guess is about 95%.

hi im skot
11-05-2009, 09:43 PM
How many people in here were singing his praises after 2007? My guess is about 95%.

/raises hand

LoveYourSuit
11-05-2009, 11:00 PM
Thanks for sucking so much Josh that it "forced" the Sox to call up Gordon Beckham.

Although Gordon Beckham "was not ready" according to 95% of this board.

VMSNS
11-06-2009, 12:06 AM
Josh has been banished to the Royals. I can't imagine a fate much worse. Although, with our luck, Fields will probably rebound in KC and be a Sox-killer for years to come.

It's okay, though. This is all part of Kenny's elaborate plan to acquire Zack Greinke.

Anyway, thanks Josh for hitting a grand slam in Buehrle's perfect game.

HomeFish
11-06-2009, 12:20 AM
Thanks for being one of the few bright spots of the 2007 team.

hi im skot
11-06-2009, 08:56 AM
Although Gordon Beckham "was not ready" according to 95% of this board.

Bow down to the mighty LYS.

Pretty sure Ozzie was in the same boat as most of us. Gordon appears to be a rare talent.

khan
11-06-2009, 09:35 AM
How many people in here were singing his praises after 2007? My guess is about 95%.

I wasn't posting then, but I was hoping for KW to swindle some other GM into taking Fields off our hands. I never thought he would ever become anything more than what he is: A strikeout or an error waiting to happen.

billcissell
11-06-2009, 12:33 PM
Good luck to you in KC. Maybe you can rise up and be the second coming of Mike Sweeney down there. I think your future is as a DH.

The good: 23 HRs in '07, the granny in the perfecto

The bad: a big hole in your swing, a penchant for whiffing on a regular basis, limited range at third and a very average glove

BadBobbyJenks
11-06-2009, 01:11 PM
Thanks for making me look stupid when I thought you could be the third baseman of the future.

Navarro's Talent
11-06-2009, 05:54 PM
I went to a game in 2007 where he (along with Uribe and, I think, Dye) went back-to-back-to-back. That was so sweet.

jmeneghini1433
11-09-2009, 07:52 AM
IIRC you had a pretty big (at the time) two run single off Zach Grienke which led us to a sweep at Kauffman Stadium earlier in '09.

spawn
11-09-2009, 08:53 AM
How many people in here were singing his praises after 2007? My guess is about 95%.
I remember when Crede beat him out for the starting spot in '08. There were a LOT of pissed off Sox fans here when that happened. I wasn't one of them.

soxinem1
11-09-2009, 10:41 AM
Thanks for that season you had for us in 2007. Too bad, the team didn't let you start out the 2008 season with us.

I believe this issue killed his confidence while playing in this organization.

How many guys hit 20+ HR with a solid RBI total in a **** lineup like 2007 (as a green rookie, no less) with less than 400 AB and get sent to AAA the next Spring? All while getting jerked around from one position to another.