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Carolina Kenny
03-22-2011, 12:52 PM
Phil Humber

This former high draft pick, had his career derailed by Tommy John surgery.

He was in the Santana trade with the Twins!

Failed with Mets and released by KC.

Can Coop fix him into a serviceable 5th starter?

He has a big start on Thursday against the Cubs.

Tragg
03-22-2011, 12:57 PM
It would be awesome of Coop can make a ML pitcher out of him. This is the fun stuff that can come out of spring training.
We may have two reclamations, with last outfielder as well.

JermaineDye05
03-22-2011, 01:15 PM
I really hope that nickname doesn't catch on.

#1swisher
03-22-2011, 01:29 PM
In this article, Coop had Humber add the cutter during the off season.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110321&content_id=17054480&notebook_id=17057212&vkey=notebook_cws&c_id=cws

SephClone89
03-22-2011, 01:30 PM
I really hope that nickname doesn't catch on.

It's no worse than "the Jakemeister"

DirtySox
03-22-2011, 01:39 PM
Not buying any spring training fluff/hype. He might be serviceable for a few starts, but I expect nothing more.

Carolina Kenny
03-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Not buying any spring training fluff/hype. He might be serviceable for a few starts, but I expect nothing more.

As long as he is better than Danny Wright.

cards press box
03-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Not buying any spring training fluff/hype. He might be serviceable for a few starts, but I expect nothing more.

It might be more than fluff. Great pitching coaches have been known to turn around a stalled career by adding a pitch, taking one or two away or adjusting mechanics. Legendary Sox pitching coach Ray Berres adjusted the delivery of Bob Shaw after the Sox acquired Shaw from the Tigers and turned him into an 18 game winner in 1959. In fact, Berres had previously advised then Sox gm Chuck Comiskey to get Shaw thrown into the next deal the Sox had with Detroit. Don Cooper similarly helped Esteban Loaiza, Jose Contreras and Matt Thornton.

Phil Humber was a top prospect. Perhaps the cutter pushed him into a higher pitching echelon.

DonnieDarko
03-22-2011, 10:18 PM
Phil Humber was a top prospect. Perhaps the cutter pushed him into a higher pitching echelon.

We can only hope of course, but you'll have to excuse me for not holding my breath on that one.

soxinem1
03-22-2011, 11:31 PM
Phil Humber was a top prospect. Perhaps the cutter pushed him into a higher pitching echelon.

Maybe his nickname will be Esteban then?:smile:

If he does well, however, I'll just say we are throwing some Humber at the opposition.