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joecrede
01-15-2003, 12:45 PM
EOM.

delben91
01-15-2003, 12:47 PM
Is that the Rios that played in SF last year? If he's left handed, would he be the lefty bat off the bench to replace Liefer?

Unregistered
01-15-2003, 12:48 PM
what the hell is happening here??? when did management decide that we should actually give this ''winning'' thing a shot?!?!? :smile:

JRIG
01-15-2003, 12:49 PM
Yes and yes.

Cheryl
01-15-2003, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Unregistered
what the hell is happening here??? when did management decide that we should actually give this ''winning'' thing a shot?!?!? :smile:

Hey! Don't make me laugh out loud, dammit--I'm in the library.

mrwag
01-15-2003, 01:20 PM
Maybe management is telling the fans to put-up or shut-up, like we've been saying. He's putting it on the field, now we gotta get em in the stands folks.

rmusacch
01-15-2003, 01:37 PM
I have not seen this anywhere in print. Is this a done deal?

Meatpants
01-15-2003, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by rmusacch
I have not seen this anywhere in print. Is this a done deal?

Only heard it on the radio, both signings are pending physicals.

HawkDJ
01-15-2003, 01:55 PM
So we are replacing Osuna and Liefer basically.

34 Inch Stick
01-15-2003, 02:07 PM
Hey Meatpants are you the same guy from the SCORE or are you just using the nickname?

cheeses_h_rice
01-15-2003, 02:10 PM
Can someone fill in this lazy person in on what an Armando Rios could bring to the Sox? I vaguely recall the name, but don't have much of a bead on him.

HawkDJ
01-15-2003, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by cheeses_h_rice
Can someone fill in this lazy person in on what an Armando Rios could bring to the Sox? I vaguely recall the name, but don't have much of a bead on him.

I hadn't heard of him either but from ESPN.com it says he is 31, hits lefty and plays outfield. Last year he hit .264, OBP of .319 and OPS of .650 for the Pirates. 16 walks, 39 strike outs.

Compared to Liefer...last year Liefer hit .230, OBP of .295 and OPS of .667. 19 walks, 60 strike outs.

harwar
01-15-2003, 02:48 PM
It looks like Rios(who was signed today) will be the lefty off the bench and Gordon will be signed if he passes the physical

Meatpants
01-15-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by 34 Inch Stick
Hey Meatpants are you the same guy from the SCORE or are you just using the nickname?

I am not Matt Spiegel, but I did work with him at the Score during the Tom Shaer / Jim Memelo days, where I adopted the nickname.

And the Rios signing is official:

Sox sign OF Rios

The Associated Press

January 15, 2003, 2:39 PM CST


The White Sox were a busy team Wednesday.

A few hours after completing a three-team trade that got them 20-game winner Bartolo Colon, the White Sox agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Armando Rios.

The White Sox needed another backup outfielder, having sent Jeff Liefer to the Montreal Expos as part of the Colon deal.

Rios, a free agent, batted .264 with a homer and 24 RBIs in 76 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. He hit .377 over his final 26 games.

Rios is .276 with eight homers and 34 RBIs in five seasons with Pittsburgh and San Francisco. He's played 242 games in right field, 59 in left and six in center.

His best season was 2001, when he reached career highs in virtually every category, hitting .260 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs.

kevingrt
01-15-2003, 03:25 PM
I love these signings. After losing both Biddle and Osuna we needed to get a fine reliever. Flash Gordon has the chance to be a real quality relif pitcher behind Marte. Even though he could be a bust I like the signing.

A left-handed bat off the bench is Great! I love this signing gives us depth and some power off the bench. Great Job SOX!

duke of dorwood
01-15-2003, 03:28 PM
Gordon's curve will add a few feet to Koch's fastball

delben91
01-15-2003, 03:33 PM
Ok, so the associated press is saying the Rios signing is official, but is the Gordon deal done? Or is that still in the "sources report Tom Gordon has signed with the White Sox" stage?

yyz
01-15-2003, 04:08 PM
Not to be a downer on an otherwise great day, but the Rios signing is vintage KW. He's a 'proven veteran' who really sucks. There must have been some younger better replacement level lefty available.

soxnut
01-15-2003, 04:15 PM
It wouldn't be WSI if there wasn't a downer on here(LOL) :D:
I like all of the aquisitions so far. Rios-Liefer...same thing to me. Lefty off teh bench. I'm not sure who else is out there, then again, i haven't been doiing too much research lately on that subject. :smile: It's nice to see so many happy people on here, hopefully there are many more happy moments to come!! :smile: :D: :smile: :gulp:

RichH55
01-16-2003, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by yyz
Not to be a downer on an otherwise great day, but the Rios signing is vintage KW. He's a 'proven veteran' who really sucks. There must have been some younger better replacement level lefty available.

How much lower than 450 K can you go? The fact that the guys "knows" his role can't hurt either....I hate hearing Singleton/Leifer types complain about their role

Jjav829
01-16-2003, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by delben91
Ok, so the associated press is saying the Rios signing is official, but is the Gordon deal done? Or is that still in the "sources report Tom Gordon has signed with the White Sox" stage?

It's not officially done. Gordon still has to take (and pass) a physical before the Sox will officially announce it. I believe that will take place Monday.