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MarkEdward
06-20-2004, 01:47 AM
- Josh Fields made his first professional start tonight for Winston Salem. He went 0-3 DH'ing for the Warthogs. Winston Salem lost to Wilmington 2-1.

- Wilson Valdez made his first start for the Knights tonight also. He went 0-3 while starting at shortstop. The Knights lost to Rochester 4-2.

- Maybe the worst news of the night: Donnie Sadler made his debut for the Knights tonight, pinch-running for Aaron McNeal. Apparently the Sox picked him up off waivers. Sadler was hitting .130/.167/.217 in 23 at-bats for the Arizona Diamondbacks before being DFA'd. For those who don't know, Donnie Sadler is arguably one of the worst players ever. In 744 major-league at-bats, Sadler has hit .204/.265/.286. His career OPS+ is 41. That's sad, to say the least. Why Kenny felt the need to bring him into the Sox organization, I have no idea.

Voice of Reason
06-20-2004, 02:24 AM
- Maybe the worst news of the night: Donnie Sadler made his debut for the Knights tonight, pinch-running for Aaron McNeal. Apparently the Sox picked him up off waivers. Sadler was hitting .130/.167/.217 in 23 at-bats for the Arizona Diamondbacks before being DFA'd. For those who don't know, Donnie Sadler is arguably one of the worst players ever. In 744 major-league at-bats, Sadler has hit .204/.265/.286. His career OPS+ is 41. That's sad, to say the least. Why Kenny felt the need to bring him into the Sox organization, I have no idea.
What about Bill Bergen?

OurBitchinMinny
06-20-2004, 02:36 AM
- Josh Fields made his first professional start tonight for Winston Salem. He went 0-3 DH'ing for the Warthogs. Winston Salem lost to Wilmington 2-1.

- Wilson Valdez made his first start for the Knights tonight also. He went 0-3 while starting at shortstop. The Knights lost to Rochester 4-2.

- Maybe the worst news of the night: Donnie Sadler made his debut for the Knights tonight, pinch-running for Aaron McNeal. Apparently the Sox picked him up off waivers. Sadler was hitting .130/.167/.217 in 23 at-bats for the Arizona Diamondbacks before being DFA'd. For those who don't know, Donnie Sadler is arguably one of the worst players ever. In 744 major-league at-bats, Sadler has hit .204/.265/.286. His career OPS+ is 41. That's sad, to say the least. Why Kenny felt the need to bring him into the Sox organization, I have no idea.
Fields and valdez should be cut

MarkEdward
06-20-2004, 02:54 AM
What about Bill Bergen?
Yeah, Bergen was pretty horrible (20 OPS+, .395 OPS in 3028 ABs). However, he had the 'benefit' of playing in a time of relative low offense. Sadler has played in an offense-dominated era. Plus, Sadler has played in some of the best hitters' parks of the past few years (The Ballpark At Arlington and Royals Stadium). He's not the worst player ever, but he may be the worst hitter I've seen in my life (pitchers excluded).

I'm overreacting, but Sadler has no reason to be in our organization.

soxtalker
06-20-2004, 07:44 AM
I don't know anything about Sadler. Perhaps KW sees something that we don't, and it is a relatively low-cost, low-risk gamble. However, it might also be that the Knights have a hole to fill, and they don't feel that someone is ready to come up from AA yet.

A. Cavatica
06-20-2004, 08:39 PM
But he's a grinder!

duke of dorwood
06-20-2004, 08:44 PM
And Cheap

Rex Hudler
06-20-2004, 10:45 PM
And Cheap
Actually a guy like Sadler, with his amount of big league time is not cheap in terms of a Minor League contract. He is probably getting at least $10,000-$12,000/month.

whitesoxglenn
07-05-2004, 03:59 PM
I think that was his name. Wasn't he the one, the ex-tiger and former mariner pitcher who even started a game against the White Sox in the 2000 season? In his only appearance for the White Sox in the second game of that huge four-game series against the Twinkies at US Cellular field, Paniagua looked horrible. Paniagua made an obscene gesture as he was leaving, and, in addition to being released after the game, was the only White Sox player ever to have his picture removed by the Chairman of the Board himself, Jerry Reinsdorf. Reinsdorf was so upset by Paniagua that Reinsdorf had someone remove Paniagua's picture.