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joecrede
12-19-2003, 04:09 PM
Bullpen fodder (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5828)

MRKARNO
12-19-2003, 04:11 PM
We did something? Until I see a link, I'm not getting my hopes up

joecrede
12-19-2003, 04:15 PM
Didn't mean to wake anyone this offseason :smile: , but the info was per ESPN-1000.

CubKilla
12-19-2003, 04:17 PM
First Uribe, now Santiago. Watch out AL Central!

What a joke.

MRKARNO
12-19-2003, 04:21 PM
It's a minor league contract

mandmandm
12-19-2003, 04:24 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-031219sox,1,5427125.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

PaulDrake
12-19-2003, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by CubKilla
First Uribe, now Santiago. Watch out AL Central!

What a joke. The jokes on us.

poorme
12-19-2003, 04:50 PM
This guy is not good.

Baby Fisk
12-19-2003, 04:54 PM
Is this some kind of Jedi mind trick? For 2 months, JR & KW torture Sox fans with their own kind of reverse-apathy, then watch the fans go gaga, screaming "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for signing Jose Santiago! We love you Jerry! We love you Kenny!"

:reinsy
[*fighting to suppress maniacal laughter*]

DrCrawdad
12-19-2003, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by poorme
This guy is not good.

Probably not, but what's the harm signing him to a minor-league contract?

Huisj
12-19-2003, 04:57 PM
check out that wicked K/IP ratio.

dickallen15
12-19-2003, 05:05 PM
His numbers are far more impressive than Estaban's before last season. He'll have to go to spring training and make the team. This signing probably doesn't mean much, but he could surprise. There is no harm in this.

CHISOXFAN13
12-19-2003, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by poorme
This guy is not good.


A 2.54 ERA is hardly awful. It's a ML contract anyway, so this can't hurt one way or the other. Her's certainly better than some of the clowns we trot out there normally.

TheRockinMT
12-19-2003, 06:10 PM
A 2.84 ERA is ok over his what, 40 plus innings? I expect more of these type of signings by the Sox. I am sure they are hoping to have someone break out in Spring Training and help out like Loaiza did. No money to spend means minor league contracts for marginal or role players.

soxfan26
12-19-2003, 06:22 PM
You can never have too much pitching.

poorme
12-19-2003, 06:41 PM
His ERA was luck last year. Look at the other numbers.

MRKARNO
12-19-2003, 07:04 PM
Supposedly we havent even signed him yet, we are just close to signing him

MarkEdward
12-19-2003, 07:31 PM
OK signing. Through about 300 major league innings, he's been about league average. He won't strike anyone out, but his career walk and home run rate are both very low (2.1 and .8, respectively). I'm sort of surprised he hasn't gotten more chances to pitch in the majors. He might make a decent second righty out of the pen.

Odd fact: Jose was drafted in the 70th round!

Daver
12-19-2003, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by MarkEdward

Odd fact: Jose was drafted in the 70th round!

That means that Ron Schueler's daughter is considered twice as talented,since she was drafted in the 35th round.

SluggersAway
12-19-2003, 07:49 PM
There is no luck in a major league ERA.

poorme
12-19-2003, 07:52 PM
That's absurd.

CubKilla
12-20-2003, 12:55 AM
Originally posted by Daver
That means that Ron Schueler's daughter is considered twice as talented,since she was drafted in the 35th round.

Considering Buehrle was picked in the 36th (?) round and Piazza was picked in the 99th (?) round, that is a waste of a freakin' draft pick and, if I was the owner, I wouldn't allow my GM to make a mockery of my Mickey Mouse Organization.

MHOUSE
12-20-2003, 05:20 PM
Not a bad signing. A cheap ML contract on the chance that he doesn something. I'm all for it. I wish we'd just do something real.

munchman33
12-21-2003, 05:52 AM
You guys are being to hard on Santiago. He doesn't have incredible stuff, but he's been pretty good throughout his career. His worst years happened only because of injury problems. But when he's healthy, he gets the job done.

RichH55
12-21-2003, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by munchman33
You guys are being to hard on Santiago. He doesn't have incredible stuff, but he's been pretty good throughout his career. His worst years happened only because of injury problems. But when he's healthy, he gets the job done.

There is a large % of people who only think your number 4 middle reliever is any good if he makes alot of money, despite ample evidence to the contrary