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DrCrawdad
04-27-2010, 12:31 AM
Great article on Sergio Santos in the New York Times, "A Dream, Just Not That Dream." (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/sports/baseball/25santos.html?scp=3&sq=santos&st=cse)

HomeFish
04-27-2010, 03:16 AM
Yeah, this is a great article. I like the detail about the Sox making him promise to go to them first if he wants to pitch.

Nothing in it to complain about so this thread won't get any posts.

hawkjt
04-27-2010, 03:30 AM
It is hard not to like this guy. His whole family is like the American Dream come to life. I heard an interview the other day with him and he mentioned his one brother went to Georgetown Law...probably the Goldman Sachs employee and both of his brothers went to UCLA.
And he signs a multi-million dollar deal out of high school? What a great country!

doublem23
04-27-2010, 07:34 AM
There's pretty much nothing about this guy not to like.

DSpivack
04-27-2010, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the link, great article.

guillensdisciple
04-27-2010, 12:08 PM
Love the kid, and love the article. I hope that he blossoms to become one of the most dominant forces in baseball. The combination of him and Thornton should drive opposing hitters crazy.

soxlady8
04-27-2010, 04:21 PM
and I have to agree w the other posters here that it was an enjoyable read --- he looks fierce out there on the mound :)
I hope that his great pitching can continue !!

made me think of the Stones song ... you can't always get what you want... but you get what you need !

ilsox7
04-27-2010, 04:23 PM
There's pretty much nothing about this guy not to like.

I disagree. If he could hit, we could have him be the every day SS and then move to the mound for an inning when needed.

Crestani
04-27-2010, 05:00 PM
I disagree. If he could hit, we could have him be the every day SS and then move to the mound for an inning when needed.


I haven't seen too many 6'3" 240lb shortstops. In fact, can you name anyone that size and weight that played SS in the Majors?

ilsox7
04-27-2010, 05:09 PM
I haven't seen too many 6'3" 240lb shortstops. In fact, can you name anyone that size and weight that played SS in the Majors?

Off the top of my head, Cal Ripken, Jr. was about that build.

WhiteSoxFTW
04-27-2010, 05:38 PM
Good article. Nice to learn more about him.

KMcMahon817
04-27-2010, 05:43 PM
I disagree. If he could hit, we could have him be the every day SS and then move to the mound for an inning when needed.

I hope Oz lets him get a few hacks during an interleague game at a NL park. I am sure it would be a dream come true for him. He deserves it.

Huisj
04-27-2010, 05:46 PM
Off the top of my head, Cal Ripken, Jr. was about that build.

6'4" yes, but subtract about 30 or 40 lbs.

Alex Rodriguez was probably a little closer to that size, though maybe not quite that weight when he was still playing SS.

Frontman
04-27-2010, 06:13 PM
I love this kid; and he keeps proving me right in doing so.

Classy kid who really knows how fortunate he's been to be able to convert to a pitcher.

ilsox7
04-27-2010, 07:11 PM
6'4" yes, but subtract about 30 or 40 lbs.

Alex Rodriguez was probably a little closer to that size, though maybe not quite that weight when he was still playing SS.

Depends where you look. I have seen Cal listed at at least 225 with a quick search.

DrCrawdad
04-27-2010, 07:55 PM
I love this kid; and he keeps proving me right in doing so.

Classy kid who really knows how fortunate he's been to be able to convert to a pitcher.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/jason_dellaero_autograph.jpg
Going from SS to pitching? Not me!