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01-29-2004, 01:23 PM
I am just throwing this out for thought, I am by no means saying this would be a good idea, I'm just not sure it would be a bad idea.
Raul Mondesi is the best free-agent left on the market. He's a pretty decent OFer (he's fast and has a great arm) and I know that a couple years agao Mags played some CF. If Mondesi could be had for the right price (1-2 million) would an Of of Lee, Ordonez, Mondesi or with Lee, Mondesi, Ordonez hurt to much defensively. Like I previously stated, I don't expect this to happen, I'm just wondering what if......
01-29-2004, 01:35 PM
01-29-2004, 01:44 PM
I would be interested in Mondesi as a replacement if Maggs was traded. Otherwise, not.
01-29-2004, 01:48 PM
Mondesi is a pure National league hitter and found rebirth with the D-backs last year.......His AL experience would continue to suck :angry: if the Sox picked him up..loves the fast ball :?:
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01-29-2004, 01:49 PM
Mondesi = Good Arm
Mondesi = Bad Attitude...he goes from team to team, never encouraging anyone to sign him long-term.
01-29-2004, 02:03 PM
Mondesi made $13m last season. Obviouslly he will not see that kind of money this year, but your not going to bring him on board for $1-2m. He also does not play well with others.
01-29-2004, 02:13 PM
As someone who has watched Mondesi play for several years, I wouldn't endorse you taking him, but he is talented.
He can run fast, great arm, and good defensively.
He is a very streaky hitter. His weakness is a curve thrown in the dirt. He goes after it everytime ala Steve Garvey. He is a firstball swinger, a middleball swinger and a lastball swinger. Did I mention he can't hit a curveball?
He is selfish and has a bad attitude. Can be a total clubhouse distraction.
His jumping from team to team can't be a good sign.
Only sign him if you positively absolutely must.
01-29-2004, 04:13 PM
01-29-2004, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by carusochop
Raul Mondesi is the best free-agent left on the market.
Greg Maddux and Ivan Rodriguez are the best free agents left on the market.
01-29-2004, 10:18 PM
The Sox don't need someone like Mondesi around. There's already enough tension in the organization because of Guillen and Williams' comments regarding Frank Thomas. Mondesi would just make things worse. Besides, he has always been known as an "I, me" type of player. The Sox don't need anyone else who has his own island.
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