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cheeses_h_rice
06-29-2005, 10:33 AM
Joe Borowski dumped by the North Siders.

TDog
06-29-2005, 10:50 AM
Relievers, even ones that enjoy some success as closers, often are only briefly effective.

White Sox Josh
06-29-2005, 10:51 AM
Let's sign him!:rolleyes:

Baby Fisk
06-29-2005, 10:57 AM
He was a drag on their world championship trajectory anyway.

samram
06-29-2005, 11:07 AM
Well, he's a textbook case of a guy that could have been aided by roids. Injuries, significant loss of velocity, batting practice-caliber stuff after a 33 save season, etc.

santo=dorf
06-29-2005, 11:10 AM
...and the Cubs are paying him $2.3 million this year. :rolling:

Boy he sure scammed them out of a big contract after 2003. :cool:

dcb33
06-29-2005, 11:11 AM
I figured they'd release either J-Blo or Remlinger. This move just goes to show how much you can suck and still hold on to your pitching job in the bigs as long as you're left handed...

RKMeibalane
06-29-2005, 11:20 AM
:hawk

'HE GAWN!"

PatK
06-29-2005, 11:24 AM
I loved hearing about what a great closer he was from Flub fans. There was a reason why he was pitching in the Mexican leagues for 10 years.

Although I have to say, I did kind of like the guy only for his attitude and perserverance.

Irishsox1
06-29-2005, 11:37 AM
They got rid of Joe-Blow!! What the hell, the Cubs have gotten rid of 2 of there sack of crap bullpen pitchers. First Latoya and Joe-Blow!

Now, if the Cubs could just address the shortstop, starting pitching injuries, center fielder, left fielder and overall defensive problems, then they'll be fine.

34 Inch Stick
06-29-2005, 11:49 AM
He is very low down on my Cub hate list. The guy is a Cinderella story. It would be unamerican not to wish him well.

Banix12
06-29-2005, 11:52 AM
Well he was effective for the one year as a closer and the year before that in middle relief. He was a good story, a rocky-like underdog story about a mexican leaguer who makes it to the show and oddly finds success.

However he had a batting practice fastball when he was closing, anybody who thought he was going to last a long time was fooling themselves. Now that he's throwing the ball slower and seems to have lost control on his slider he's just about useless.

chaerulez
06-29-2005, 12:05 PM
chicagosports.com reports that he got sent to the minors... I don't think they understand the difference between getting sent down and getting released. Then again from a tribune owned site, I'm not surprised.

DaleJRFan
06-29-2005, 12:12 PM
chicagosports.com reports that he got sent to the minors... I don't think they understand the difference between getting sent down and getting released. Then again from a tribune owned site, I'm not surprised.

Was he "designated for assignment" or "granted an unconditional release"???

Hangar18
06-29-2005, 12:22 PM
They got rid of Joe-Blow!! What the hell, the Cubs have gotten rid of 2 of there sack of crap bullpen pitchers. First Latoya and Joe-Blow!


And they "traded" an injured LaTroy Hawkins for Jerome Williams!!!!!!
How the hell does Hendry keep being able to rip-off teams like this?

The Dude
06-29-2005, 12:32 PM
...and the Cubs are paying him $2.3 million this year. :rolling:

Boy he sure scammed them out of a big contract after 2003. :cool:

Well......back to the mexican league!

34 Inch Stick
06-29-2005, 01:17 PM
Well......back to the mexican league!

With about a billion more pesos than when he left.

StillMissOzzie
06-29-2005, 04:10 PM
Was he "designated for assignment" or "granted an unconditional release"???

I just heard on MJ&H that he was designated for assignment.
I don't wish the guy any ill will, he was a true rags-to-riches story of perseverance. And for you guys clucking about the $2.3M he's getting from the ScRubs, consider what the Sox are paying for Shingo this year for the use they are getting out of him.

SMO

Hitmen77
06-29-2005, 04:18 PM
Flubs release the Polish Prince.

Isn't that what Sox fans used to call Richie Zisk way back when?

cheeses_h_rice
06-29-2005, 04:21 PM
Isn't that what Sox fans used to call Richie Zisk way back when?

Yes, but MJH took to calling Borowski that as well. I think we should call Pierzynski that, too.

skobabe8
06-29-2005, 04:36 PM
Wasnt he just on that list of the Top 50 Closers?

Unregistered
06-29-2005, 04:47 PM
And they "traded" an injured LaTroy Hawkins for Jerome Williams!!!!!!
How the hell does Hendry keep being able to rip-off teams like this?:?:

The only people the Cubs are ripping off by releasing Borowski is themselves. He just got $3 million for 3 months of work. Sign me up!

TDog
06-30-2005, 12:12 AM
Was he "designated for assignment" or "granted an unconditional release"???

Designated for assignment.

DaleJRFan
06-30-2005, 10:49 AM
Designated for assignment.

So that means they have 10 days to trade him or release him... can he accept a minor league assignment?

The Cubs are nuts if they just let him walk. What happens if by some miracle they wind up in the wildcard race and need another bullpen arm for the final push?? Are they really that stacked in minor league help?

Hendry will fleece some other non-suspecting team and get 3 or 4 quality prospects for Borowski... instead of releasing him. Wouldn't surprise me one bit.

White Sox Josh
06-30-2005, 10:52 AM
I think he will sign with the Yankees. They need Bullpen help and he is cheap. He also is from New York.

dcb33
06-30-2005, 10:56 AM
And for you guys clucking about the $2.3M he's getting from the ScRubs, consider what the Sox are paying for Shingo this year for the use they are getting out of him.

SMO

Shingo earned his check last night.