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Dadawg_77
06-24-2004, 11:25 AM
I am trying to think of names which could help our pen for cheap in terms of prospects needs to obtain them. I thought of three names so far, BJ Ryan for the O's. Great lefty specialist, I know we have one, but he is pitching better then Marte to lefties and would free up Marte from being the lefty specialist. Sun-Woo Kim from the Expos, decent pitcher, and would be a nice addition to our middle relief core. This is experiment with low downside but major upside, Byung Hyum Kim. I know he sucked as a starter but he was pretty damn good as a reliever. I think we could send a bag of balls to the Red Sox, and they would pick up a hefty portion of his salary for the next two years.

fledgedrallycap
06-24-2004, 11:29 AM
I'll take a broke down pitching machine over Mike Jackson!

Bullpen guys will be much easier to obtain come the July deadline.

1951Campbell
06-24-2004, 11:34 AM
H.G. Wells.

George Eliot.

Mark Twain.

Publius.

:)

Hondo
06-24-2004, 11:34 AM
Mark Twain

Well if we get Garcia it'd be nice to grab Everyday Eddie too.
I doubt with the contract he signed in the offseason that'd happen though.

Maybe when we get Carlos Beltran we can get Sullivan back.

Win1ForMe
06-24-2004, 11:35 AM
Actually, Jason Grimsley would have been nice to get. Don't know exactly how much the O's gave up to get him.

bigdommer
06-24-2004, 11:47 AM
If Kelly Wunsch would get healthy, he can be used or shipped to Boston or the Angels. Both need a lefty in the pen, and Boston has been shopping Kim and Williamson.

Iwritecode
06-24-2004, 11:51 AM
H.G. Wells.

George Eliot.

Mark Twain.

Publius.

:)

You had the exact same thought I did when I saw "pen names". :redneck

Richard Bachman

Wealz
06-24-2004, 11:54 AM
Forget about the 5th starter, isn't it an indictment on the farm system under Williams that there isn't anyone capable of giving the team better innings than Mike Jackson in the minors?

mdep524
06-24-2004, 11:54 AM
What about Felix Diaz?

There isn't really too much bullpen talent to be acquired through trades right now anyway, so why not give Diaz a chance in the 'pen? He's been lights out at AAA this year, though he struggled in his first two major league starts. I think if he is given a full opportunity he could do a great job in the right handed set up roll in our bullpen.

lowesox
06-24-2004, 11:54 AM
How about bringing Scott Sullivan back?

SEALgep
06-24-2004, 11:56 AM
I'll take Cedero from the Expos.

ndgt10
06-24-2004, 12:00 PM
If Kelly Wunsch would get healthy, he can be used or shipped to Boston or the Angels. Both need a lefty in the pen, and Boston has been shopping Kim and Williamson.
I'd take Williamson in a heartbeat.

Dadawg_77
06-24-2004, 12:01 PM
I'll take Cedero from the Expos.
Why would they trade him?

HebrewHammer
06-24-2004, 01:55 PM
How about Raoul Duke?

CanOfCorn
06-24-2004, 04:43 PM
Actually, Jason Grimsley would have been nice to get. Don't know exactly how much the O's gave up to get him.
Grimsley would just be another headache. Baird shipped him off at the right time and got one of the O's best pitching prospects.

HomerCoach
06-24-2004, 04:51 PM
I'll take Cedero from the Expos.
He'll cost a pretty penny, only 22 years old.

gosox41
06-25-2004, 07:50 AM
Forget about the 5th starter, isn't it an indictment on the farm system under Williams that there isn't anyone capable of giving the team better innings than Mike Jackson in the minors?

No. You clearly know nothing about the Sox farm system or baseball to say this. Go hide under a rock or something while I waste my time calling you nasty names.


I apologize, but that is the answer I get when I ask such questions. It is a huge indictment on the Sox farm system that they don't have the confidence in anyone in the minors to be better then Mike Jackson. The only two members of the pitching staff that were both drafted and developed by the Sox are Buerhle and Rauch. This from a team that has made pitching a priority since their White Flag trade.

I'm not asking for a team full of Curt Schilling's (though it would be nice), I'm just surprised that this team has failed to come up with more then 2 pitchers to make up their current roster. And one of those guys is FINALLY gettin a fair shot at the rotation.

This isn't an indictment on KW as much as it is on the Sox organization as a whole. Something is missing.


Bob