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MaggPipes
06-28-2005, 08:54 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050628&content_id=1107077&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws



"Minor maneuvers: Josh Stewart's contract was sold by the White Sox to the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, a move announced Monday by the team overseas. Stewart, 26, posted a 4-4 record over 14 games and 11 starts for Triple-A Charlotte this season and has a 1-3 record in eight Major League appearances. The left-hander will be joined by first baseman Randall Simon, as the ex-Cub also signed a one-year deal. Stewart signed for a reported 27 million yen, or $245,000. The 2005 season came to a close for catcher Ben Davis when he had Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. Davis, the switch-hitter acquired from Seattle late last June as part of the Freddy Garcia trade, hit .242 over 10 games and 33 at-bats for the Knights. He was a surprise subtraction from the team during Spring Training when Chris Widger won the backup catching spot. "

VeeckAsInWreck
06-28-2005, 09:00 PM
We hardly knew ya!

Still, I wish them luck.

White Sox Josh
06-28-2005, 09:01 PM
josh stewart,
:hawk
HE GAWN!
Thank god.

shoota
06-28-2005, 09:07 PM
I wonder how much the liner back to him affected his future performances.

What part of his body did the liner hit him? Was the line drive what caused his circulation problems?

SoxFan76
06-28-2005, 09:11 PM
Man, it seems like Josh Stewart has been around for awhile. Ben Davis, so much potential but how long have Padre/Mariner/Sox fans been saying that? Good luck to the both of yas.

Brian26
06-28-2005, 09:19 PM
Too bad about Ben and Josh. I thought Davis was going to be the backup catcher coming out of Spring Training. I still remember that huge Stewart start in early '03 when we needed help in the #4 and #5 spots.

The Dude
06-28-2005, 09:22 PM
Oh well, not to be missed very much at all.

MIgrenade
06-28-2005, 09:25 PM
OH...the Josh Stewart I DON'T care about. I was confused.

Foulke You
06-28-2005, 09:28 PM
I always felt Stewart had more of the makeup of a left handed specialist or a long reliever than a starter.

I bet KW wishes he had a mulligan on that $1.1 million dollar contract they signed Ben Davis to this year. At the time, I don't think he felt we had a shot at signing A.J. Pierzynski and didn't want to be stuck with only Jamie Burke as a catcher. I don't think anyone anticipated Widger coming on strong in the Spring and earning a spot either. Of course, the Davis contract is probably the only blunder KW has made all year. He is still getting an A+ on his report card.

White Sox Josh
06-28-2005, 09:40 PM
Qucik I'm willing to drive Stewart to the Airport.

DrCrawdad
06-29-2005, 05:07 AM
Qucik I'm willing to drive Stewart to the Airport.

At $240,000 per year I'm sure Josh rode in a limo to the airport.

While 240K may not be as much as the MLB minimum, it's probably a helluva lot more than he'd make at whatever job he's qualified for outside of baseball.

maurice
06-29-2005, 11:07 AM
a move announced Monday by the team overseas

. . . and reported here days ago. It's good to know that Scott Merkin gets his scoops from WSI. :cool:

The Trib (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-0506290204jun29,1,2037398.story?coll=cs-whitesox-headlines), OTOH, still hasn't noticed that Stewart was removed from the Charlotte roster weeks ago:
Stewart (4-4, 4.25) [is] at the Sox's Triple A team in Charlotte.

Um, no he's not.

He gone
06-29-2005, 12:46 PM
I was wondering about Ben. I saw him down in INDY a couple of weeks ago and he wasn't listed on the roster and he was warming up pictures in the bull pen. He looked like he could still throw.

http://img123.echo.cx/img123/4206/0605050250yz.jpg

SoxFan76
06-29-2005, 06:37 PM
Qucik I'm willing to drive Stewart to the Airport.

What's with the grudge against a minor leaguer? Chill out man.

soxfanreggie
06-30-2005, 07:30 AM
Personally, I don't have much of a problem with him. He might just not be major league material. I think some people might be mad that he couldn't get it done in the bigs, especially when we were searching for that 5th starter.

I wonder if the Sox will sign Big Ben to a minor league deal and give him another shot at the majors. You would think he'd want to reward us for sticking by him and giving him $1.1 mil he probably wouldn't have gotten elsewhere. I don't know if anyone will be willing to take a chance on an average at best hitting catcher with a history of injuries...maybe Big Ben will take his money and ride off in the sunset.

ondafarm
06-30-2005, 07:44 AM
At $240,000 per year I'm sure Josh rode in a limo to the airport.

While 240K may not be as much as the MLB minimum, it's probably a helluva lot more than he'd make at whatever job he's qualified for outside of baseball.

At least he can say that he'll be making 27 million this year (even if that is yen.)

White Sox Josh
06-30-2005, 07:47 AM
What's with the grudge against a minor leaguer? Chill out man.he was the worst 5th starter last year. he sucks.

Rocky Soprano
06-30-2005, 09:11 AM
he was the worst 5th starter last year. he sucks.

Did he even pitch last year with the Sox?

Risk
06-30-2005, 09:48 AM
he was the worst 5th starter last year. he sucks.

I don't recall him pitching last year, but even if he did, I assure you that he was not worse than either Grilli, Munoz, or Wright.

Risk

He gone
07-01-2005, 12:41 AM
I assure you that he was not worse than either Grilli, Munoz, or Wright.




2 years ago I saw Stewart pitch against the Blue Jays (he was filling in for an injured Wright) and he got rocked 12 to 2 :redneck

I went to 3 games that year and Stewart pitch in one and Danny Wright pitched the other 2. ALL LOSES :redneck

santo=dorf
07-01-2005, 11:38 AM
I don't recall him pitching last year, but even if he did, I assure you that he was not worse than either Grilli, Munoz, or Wright.

Risk

He was lit up by the Red Sox on a saturday game on FOX. He was really bad, but not "3 IP, 11 ER against the ****ing Expos" bad.

White Sox Josh
07-01-2005, 11:53 AM
He was lit up by the Red Sox on a saturday game on FOX. He was really bad, but not "3 IP, 11 ER against the ****ing Expos" bad. As bad as this might sounds here are 2 valid excuses for munoz. 1. He wasn't put in a good situation at all(he only had 1 year of Starting in the Minors and clearly should never of made that start to begin with) and as bad as this may sound he did keep them in the game technically. Yes Stewart did to however he wasn't very good in 03 either and he almost blew a 7 run lead when he started at Cleveland. Diaz at least kept them in the game for the most part and didn't get blown out. Same with Wright who actually only had one bad start.

White Sox Josh
07-01-2005, 11:54 AM
I don't recall him pitching last year, but even if he did, I assure you that he was not worse than either Grilli, Munoz, or Wright.

RiskGrilli actually didn't do a bad job. He kept the team in the game and while did have control problems he had some good outings last year.

maurice
07-01-2005, 12:11 PM
Grilli was the worst of all and, for that reason, spent the least amount of time with the organization.

White Sox Josh
07-01-2005, 12:22 PM
Grilli was the worst of all and, for that reason, spent the least amount of time with the organization.no he wasn't. he wasn't that bad. He had 2 wins and even pitched a complete game against Detroit.

maurice
07-01-2005, 12:31 PM
He had 2 wins . . .

. . . in 8 starts. He also posted a 7.40 ERA, gave up 11 HR in only 45 IP, and was unceremoniously released by the Sox during the offseason. Before the callup, he was 9-9 with a 4.83 ERA in the minor leagues.

Stewart and Wright were injured and mediocre. Diaz and Munoz should be relievers but were forced to start and have enough talent to remain within the organization. Grilli just blows.