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wulfy
11-06-2009, 01:55 PM
> World Series MVP
Need we say more?

I just wish you were 5 years younger, JD. Good luck.

Hitmen77
11-06-2009, 02:08 PM
:scratch:

I know he's very likely not coming back, but isn't this jumping the gun? JD is not off the team yet. He could conceivably come back under a new contract.

PopsBrechtel
11-06-2009, 02:09 PM
:scratch:

I know he's very likely not coming back, but isn't this jumping the gun? JD is not off the team yet. He could conceivably come back under a new contract.

I agree, don't pack away your Dye jerseys yet!

munchman33
11-06-2009, 02:17 PM
Well, with all JD has done on the south side, this thread is deserved regardless of his status.

bridgeportcopper
11-06-2009, 02:30 PM
Jermaine, one of my all-time Sox faves, thanks for the memories!

Boondock Saint
11-06-2009, 02:49 PM
Well, with all JD has done on the south side, this thread is deserved regardless of his status.

Exactly. Thanks for everything, JD.

Shoeless_Jeff
11-06-2009, 02:51 PM
A class act all the way and one of the most underrated players of this past decade.

JD will always be a Sox player.

HomeFish
11-06-2009, 02:53 PM
Complete class act. Signed with the Sox even though it meant rejecting a higher offer that came after he made an oral commitment to KW. Never ran his mouth or complained to the media. Put up consistent, solid numbers until the last half of 2009.

For five years, nobody had to worry about right field in this lineup.

MarySwiss
11-06-2009, 02:54 PM
A class act all the way and one of the most underrated players of this past decade.

JD will always be a Sox player.

This.

beasly213
11-06-2009, 03:10 PM
He isn't gone yet. I really want him back as a DH. I think part of the reason he has broken down in the stretch over the past couple of years is because of being tired.

With having his main role as a DH he will be fresher and hopefully have a strong full season.

Come on Kenny Sign JD for 2 more years! :gulp:

Rockabilly
11-06-2009, 03:14 PM
JD is a class act.. I will miss seeing him playing in a Sox uniform if he decides to leave..

I do think its time to move on and find someone younger to take over RF..

Rdy2PlayBall
11-06-2009, 03:42 PM
:whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner:

My favorite player when he was here... until mid-last year. Beckham has taken his place. JD is such a great guy, I hope he gets either a ton of $$$ or becomes a cheap MVP for some National League team.

Good luck buddy.

Also, do the right thing and come to the Sox for cheap. ;)

Sufferin
11-06-2009, 03:46 PM
JD was a model of consistency with the exception of the 2nd half last year and this year. I think he's done as a full time fielder though. I wouldn't mind seeing him back as a DH, what would you be willing to pay him for that role? I don't think I'd go higher than 6 mill. If he can get more elsewhere, more power to him and I wish him the best.

RedHeadPaleHoser
11-06-2009, 03:48 PM
JD gave us a World Series MVP. And another reason to love # 23 in this town.

Hope you come back in force as our DH.

Huisj
11-06-2009, 03:52 PM
Dye has got to still have something valuable left in the tank. He basically had 2 bad months. But as of July 18, his numbers were .302/.377/.574, 21 HR, and 58 RBI. That's good. A healthy Dye can still hit.

I'm going to hold out a little hope that he comes back yet.

Lip Man 1
11-06-2009, 04:01 PM
Class man, great player with the Sox but it was time to move on. Good luck, J.D.

Lip

ramblinsoxfan11
11-06-2009, 05:15 PM
Perhaps one of the greatest Right Fielders the Sox ever had, and easily one of the classiest players too. At least he got to leave with some hardware, a world series ring and an MVP trophy. You the man JD, thanks for the memories!!!!

Soxman219
11-06-2009, 05:18 PM
I REALLY HOPE IT'S NOT TRUE.:whiner:

IF IT IS THANK YOU DYE.

asindc
11-06-2009, 05:35 PM
:scratch:

I know he's very likely not coming back, but isn't this jumping the gun? JD is not off the team yet. He could conceivably come back under a new contract.

Beat me to it.

soxfandy
11-06-2009, 05:41 PM
JD will be missed. He did a ton of good things in a Sox uniform. I hope he has something left in the tank because I'll always be a fan. Maybe he will come back for super cheap!!!

KMcMahon817
11-06-2009, 05:56 PM
I hope it isn't true, but if your time with the Sox has come to an end, I hope to see on the left field wall at the cell in a decade or two.

russ99
11-06-2009, 05:58 PM
A sad day.

What Jermaine gave to the Sox the last 5 years will certainly be not only remembered but celebrated.

It's a shame he had such a bad second half to make this day inevitable.

But hey, maybe Kenny will bring him back in a few years when his contract levels off... He's got a habit of doing that with 2005 Sox players.

kittle42
11-06-2009, 06:27 PM
I hope it isn't true, but if your time with the Sox has come to an end, I hope to see on the left field wall at the cell in a decade or two.

He's not retired number status.

soxinem1
11-06-2009, 06:36 PM
:scratch:

I know he's very likely not coming back, but isn't this jumping the gun? JD is not off the team yet. He could conceivably come back under a new contract.

I agree. I did not hear KW or JD say anything (yet) about Dye not having a chance to come back.

At least wait until he is rumored to be going to TEX or something.

Noneck
11-06-2009, 06:36 PM
Unless he retires or signs elsewhere, this is premature.

The Milkman
11-06-2009, 06:41 PM
October 26, 2005.

Thank you, Jermaine Dye.

doublem23
11-07-2009, 02:13 AM
He's not retired number status.

Maybe he and Robin collectively can have 23 retired. :cool:

sox1970
11-07-2009, 09:01 AM
Maybe he and Robin collectively can have 23 retired. :cool:

The Sox already have the lowest bar set to retire numbers. That would be beyond ridiculous.

StillMissOzzie
11-07-2009, 10:41 AM
A class act all the way and one of the most underrated players of this past decade.

JD will always be a Sox player.

Complete class act. Signed with the Sox even though it meant rejecting a higher offer that came after he made an oral commitment to KW. Never ran his mouth or complained to the media. Put up consistent, solid numbers until the last half of 2009.

For five years, nobody had to worry about right field in this lineup.

Whether he is gone for good or the door is open for his return as a DH, we'll always have 2005. Thanks for that season, post-season, and the MVP role in it.

SMO
:gulp:

slavko
11-07-2009, 10:29 PM
Whether he is gone for good or the door is open for his return as a DH, we'll always have 2005. Thanks for that season, post-season, and the MVP role in it.

SMO
:gulp:

Might be back outside the foul lines. He's another guy I think will manage, besides AJ. Hey! Our next hitting coach!

PushinWeight
11-08-2009, 05:41 PM
We still need a DH. Dye can still hit I think. Danks can play RF (Jordan that is). Sooooo....... Why not?

esbrechtel
11-08-2009, 06:07 PM
Thanks for 05 and 06

palehozenychicty
11-08-2009, 06:43 PM
My sig says it all. If he wants to DH at $6 mil, then let's see.

JermaineDye05
11-08-2009, 06:49 PM
It seems like just yesterday that the White Sox signed him. I had high hopes for JD coming over here which is why I chose this particular name. I never imagined he'd do as much as he did for this club and what a class act. Thanks for all the memories JD and thanks for the title.

Brian26
11-08-2009, 07:10 PM
It's hard to say anything bad about JD when he far exceeded any of our expectations. He had huge shoes to fill in replacing Mags, and he did that with much class.

Tragg
11-08-2009, 07:17 PM
Thanks for a great 5 years, JD.

LongLiveFisk
11-08-2009, 07:55 PM
If you don't come back, thanks for everything JD! :gulp::tiphat:

tacosalbarojas
11-08-2009, 08:42 PM
It's hard to say anything bad about JD when he far exceeded any of our expectations. He had huge shoes to fill in replacing Mags, and he did that with much class.
And did it so well, no one has ever missed Magglio. I wouldn't mind seeing a combo retired number deal for him and Robin. As for the bar being set low, well, that's kind of who we are, for better or worse.

BNLSox
11-09-2009, 02:53 AM
Not even close to ready to say goodbye to JD. But while we are commemorating him I think it should be mentioned that he was not only the MVP of the World Series, but also got serious consideration for AL MVP several of his years with us.

If he'd been here his entire career, a retired number would be a no-brainer.

Best of luck JD - hope you're back with us this spring!

doublem23
11-09-2009, 07:23 AM
Not even close to ready to say goodbye to JD. But while we are commemorating him I think it should be mentioned that he was not only the MVP of the World Series, but also got serious consideration for AL MVP several of his years with us.

Not really. He finished 5th in 2006 but that year was a 2-man race between Morneau and Jeter. The only other time he got any MVP votes was in 2008, when he snagged 14 votes to finish 15th out of 20.

BoysMom3
11-09-2009, 08:38 AM
JD, always one of my very favorite players. Class act, great attitude, great player. Will so miss him if he goes. I haven't been this sad about a player leaving since Tadahito Iguchi.

soxinem1
11-09-2009, 10:38 AM
What happens to this thread if JD ends up staying?

tick53
11-09-2009, 11:41 AM
Always in the heart of this White Sox fan. Best to you JD. In baseball and in life.

spawn
11-09-2009, 12:09 PM
What happens to this thread if JD ends up staying?
The title gets changed to "The Pre-Mature Jermaine Dye Appreciation Thread".:wink:

MISoxfan
11-14-2009, 12:13 AM
Not really. He finished 5th in 2006 but that year was a 2-man race between Morneau and Jeter. The only other time he got any MVP votes was in 2008, when he snagged 14 votes to finish 15th out of 20.

Yeah, but he was better than both of them that season. If the Sox didn't fall apart the only one standing in his way could have been Thome.

SOXSINCE'70
11-14-2009, 03:48 PM
Thank you for the bombs you hit off Josh Beckett and Joe Nathan at Comiskey Park in the summer of 2006.
If the Sox had even been a wild card team that season, you would have been an MVP candidate.

Three problems:
1.The Twinkies won 95 games that season.
2.The Tiggers,who won the WC, won 94 games.
3.The White Sox won a mere 90 games.:(:

35th&Shields
11-19-2009, 08:29 AM
A class act all the way and one of the most underrated players of this past decade.

JD will always be a Sox player.

That sums it up perfectly and succinctly. Thanks, JD.

soxinem1
11-20-2009, 04:47 PM
That sums it up perfectly and succinctly. Thanks, JD.

I have this weird feeling JD goes back to KC......