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thomas35forever
01-04-2013, 08:43 PM
Minor-league deal per Heyman. My, how he's fallen.
https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/287388271078686720

soxfanreggie
01-05-2013, 02:05 PM
Minor-league deal per Heyman. My, how he's fallen.
https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/287388271078686720

He hasn't been relevant since 2005, although he had a pair of mediocre years in 2006 and 2007. I wasn't sad when he came to Detroit and stunk.

He had a decent time in the minors (2011) for Louisville when he was playing and wasn't completely horrible when called up to the Reds. He quickly retired in 2012 surrounding an injury, so I was wondering if he would ever give it one more shot.

I don't blame the Cubs for making this move, certainly low risk. If he can get back to mediocre for them, he could be a serviceable 4th or 5th starter.

getonbckthr
01-05-2013, 03:07 PM
Guy was effective due to the combination of a funky delivery and being effectively wild. Once the league realized this they waited on him, made him prove he can throw a strike then killed it.

Hitmen77
01-05-2013, 03:13 PM
He'll finally get a chance to pitch for the organization that drafted him.

palehozenychicty
01-06-2013, 01:24 AM
I'm not mad at him still getting paid for being terrible. In a way, that's respect too.

CoopaLoop
01-06-2013, 10:12 PM
I thought he should have tried the Rick Ankiel approach.

RKMeibalane
01-06-2013, 10:58 PM
He'll finally get a chance to pitch for the organization that drafted him.

My thoughts exactly. It's amazing how the Cubs manage the players they want after their performance has fallen off.

spawn
01-07-2013, 05:16 AM
My thoughts exactly. It's amazing how the Cubs manage the players they want after their performance has fallen off.

Kinda reminds me of a certain MLB team on the south side.

Chez
01-07-2013, 09:22 AM
Coop will fix him. :smile:

PaleHoser
01-07-2013, 05:23 PM
For those of you with young boys, it's never too soon to teach them to throw left-handed.

CoopaLoop
01-07-2013, 06:11 PM
They gave him a minor league deal lol. Nothing to see here.

Bob Roarman
01-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Kinda reminds me of a certain MLB team on the south side.

Can't wait until they pick up Chone Figgins in a year or so.

tstrike2000
01-08-2013, 05:59 PM
Low risk, low reward.