View Full Version : article on magglio in todays chicago tribune...

03-30-2003, 07:20 AM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-030329ordonez,1,441780.story?coll=cs%2Dhome%2Dhead lines

03-30-2003, 08:01 AM
I read the article last night.

Hat's off to the Cubune, er, Tribune for giving Maggs the props he so very much deserves.

03-30-2003, 09:56 AM
that is by far the best :smile: mags article i have ever read.

03-30-2003, 10:23 AM
That was a nice article. It's good to see that Magglio is finally getting some recognition for his accomplishments on the field. A lot of Major League players would do well to follow his example.

03-30-2003, 10:31 AM
MAGGS is getting national attention.....in NY Newsday (LI edition) 1 writer predicted maggs MVP

03-30-2003, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by TheBigHurt
MAGGS is getting national attention.....in NY Newsday (LI edition) 1 writer predicted maggs MVP

Also in WNY, Buffalo News sport's writer Jerry Sullivan:
Maggs as player to watch in the AL
Buehrle to win the Cy Young
Sox to win the Central Div.

03-30-2003, 01:40 PM
I saw that article this morning as well. I thought it was pretty good.

03-30-2003, 05:56 PM
Magglio Quietly Making His Case For MVP (http://www.sportingnews.com/baseball/articles/20030327/465520.html)

The 2003 Sporting News Baseball Preview Issue came in the mail on Saturday and they too had a nice article on Magglio ever so quietly making his case for the AL MVP. He is a solid triple crown candidate and such a steady and consistent performer that only his teammates and the fans in the stands who see him day in and day out really have come to appreciate what a "gamer" this guy is.

03-30-2003, 09:40 PM
Anyone else notice the Von Joshua reference? Especially the fact that he is now with the cubs?

03-30-2003, 10:05 PM
But after Ordonez's 1996 season with Double-A Birmingham, the Sox elected not to put him on the major-league roster, leaving him unprotected that November and meaning any other team could have taken him in the December Rule 5 draft.

Although Ordonez batted only .263, he had started hefting a 40-ounce bat and used it to swat 18 home runs, a significant number in the Barons' spacious park. That winter he was voted most valuable player of the Venezuelan League. The next season he had a monster year at Triple-A Nashville, beating out future Sox teammate Jeff Abbott for the American Association batting title in the last week of the season.

"Hindsight is 20/20," said Duane Shaffer, the Sox's senior director of player personnel. "He had all the tools, but nothing stood out. We made a mistake, and we were lucky no one else took him.

Pretty scary to think that Maggs could have easily fallen into the "wrong hands".