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NLaloosh
06-18-2010, 01:21 AM
worse than Randy Williams ? Really, why isn't he up here ? Williams is just horrible.

It's hard to imagine that Threets could be worse.

Boondock Saint
06-18-2010, 01:38 AM
worse than Randy Williams ? Really, why isn't he up here ? Williams is just horrible.

It's hard to imagine that Threets could be worse.

Of course he can. Just because Randy Williams is bad, doesn't mean that any other warm body can do better.

Nellie_Fox
06-18-2010, 01:43 AM
The minor leagues are filled with people who could, and would, do worse.

Konerko05
06-20-2010, 05:32 AM
This reminds me of Love Your Suit repeatedly posting how Jordan Danks could'nt possibly do worse than Carlos Quentin.

Yes he can. He would be one of the most overmatched hitters in the history of baseball. But this doesn't have anything to do with what you're talking about, besides being a somewhat decent comparison.

Looking like the Sox need to find a lefty outside the organization. Kenny used to be good at this kind of things. There has to be some expendable useful "gems" (I use gems only to describe a expendable piece laying around that's at least somewhat valuable) around somewhere.

Mohoney
06-20-2010, 08:12 AM
Looking like the Sox need to find a lefty outside the organization. Kenny used to be good at this kind of things. There has to be some expendable useful "gems" (I use gems only to describe a expendable piece laying around that's at least somewhat valuable) around somewhere.

If you're looking for a LHP outside the organization anyway, why not let Threets get a few outings? It's not like he's a legitimate prospect.

Giving the outings to Threets is a better move than giving ANY further outings to Randy Williams.

tm1119
06-20-2010, 08:37 PM
I think the point of this post was why not give Threets at least a shot. And I agree. Who knows maybe he could do well, crazier things have happened. Plus its not like we would be counting on him for anything other than getting lefties out in the 6th or 7th innings. Williams has failed pretty horribly at that so why not give the next guy a shot? Hell, give every lefty in our system thats not a legit prospect(i dont think there are any anyway) a shot if we have to.

Tragg
06-20-2010, 08:40 PM
Maybe Threets isn't the answer, but I am confident that OUR minor league teams have pitchers better than Williams.

We have 2 guys in the pen that we really can't use in any serious situation. The other guys are excellent, but I'd really consider bringing up one of our good AAA pitchers.

cws05champ
06-21-2010, 12:53 PM
Maybe Threets isn't the answer, but I am confident that OUR minor league teams have pitchers better than Williams.

We have 2 guys in the pen that we really can't use in any serious situation. The other guys are excellent, but I'd really consider bringing up one of our good AAA pitchers.
I have seen Willaims pitch and knew he was bad, but I just looked up his stats...whoa. 4.88 ERA, 2.292 WHIP!!! Left handers have a .421 OBP against him. Why is he here?

I know Threets came back from injury and it's AAA, but he has a 0.63ERA, and a .114 BAA.

Chez
06-21-2010, 01:05 PM
Gene Honda's Eight Scariest Words for 2010, "Now pitching for the White Sox -- Randy Williams."

KMcMahon817
06-22-2010, 01:45 PM
An article on the Sox site yesterday said their first round pick Chris Sale will start the season at class A Winston-Salem and will be promoted to Charlotte in late July/ early August. It even mentioned that he could be the second lefty out of the Sox pen late in the season.

DickAllen72
06-26-2010, 09:36 AM
A very reliable poster on another site reports that Threets will be up with the Sox within a week.

Over By There
06-27-2010, 10:45 AM
MDGonzales (http://twitter.com/MDGonzales)
Erick threets here, looks like he'll take jenks' spot 40 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/MDGonzales/status/17171030183) via mobile web (http://mobile.twitter.com/)

GAsoxfan
06-27-2010, 11:27 AM
Hopefully he does well and Williams will be DFA'd when Jenks returns. I've never seen Threets pitch, but just looking at the stats, it seems control has been his biggest issue. In previous years he has averaged almost one walk per inning. This year is a small sample size, but he around one walk every four innings. If he finally can control his pitches, he could be an effective LOOGY.

CWSpalehoseCWS
06-27-2010, 11:28 AM
A very reliable poster on another site reports that Threets will be up with the Sox within a week.

Looks like the clock for Williams just started ticking.

Coops4Aces
06-27-2010, 11:56 AM
Check out this stat split:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/shareit/yB88b

Foulke You
07-01-2010, 03:52 PM
Check out this stat split:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/shareit/yB88b
Wow, Randy Williams was 6th all time highest? To put that in persective, Mike MacDougal was 103rd on that list albeit with a much higher innings pitched but still...

KMcMahon817
07-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Check out this stat split:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/shareit/yB88b

Hah. That's crazy. Also weird that he is the only guy in the top 25 to have an ERA under 5.

Huisj
07-01-2010, 10:00 PM
Wow, Randy Williams was 6th all time highest? To put that in persective, Mike MacDougal was 103rd on that list albeit with a much higher innings pitched but still...

Also of note is that Rob Dibble put up some of those numbers in '95 with the Sox.

Scott Eyre also made the list at #23 for his outstanding 1999, and Cliff Politte is at #50 for his I-left-it-all-on-the-field-last-year 2006 effort.

Best sideburns on the list? Definitely Bryan Ward and his 63 hits in 39 innings coming in at 167.