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Mickster
11-18-2005, 02:20 PM
1 year, $500K if in majors, $330K if in minors.

LINKY (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-whitesox-ozuna&prov=ap&type=lgns)

cheeses_h_rice
11-18-2005, 02:23 PM
Excellent move, IMO.

1951Campbell
11-18-2005, 02:24 PM
The right price for a solid utility guy.

Mickster
11-18-2005, 02:25 PM
Excellent move, IMO.

Agreed. Also of note is the end of the article. Sox obviously bought Chris Young's contract, but roster is currently at 39. Today is the deadline for each team to declare their 40 man roster.

Any signings on the horizon for today?

Law11
11-18-2005, 02:26 PM
Great move. His speed is underrated...

itsnotrequired
11-18-2005, 02:27 PM
Excellent move, IMO.

Agreed. $500k is peanuts for a utility guy like Pablo.

soxfanatlanta
11-18-2005, 02:27 PM
The right price for a solid utility guy.

+1

bobowhite
11-18-2005, 02:40 PM
Agreed. Also of note is the end of the article. Sox obviously bought Chris Young's contract, but roster is currently at 39. Today is the deadline for each team to declare their 40 man roster.

Any signings on the horizon for today?

The Sox now have the following minor leaguers on their 40-man roster: Jerry Owens, Chris Young, Stewart, Haigwood and Haeger. All AA players this past year.

A nice problem to have needing to protect your future stars.

veeter
11-18-2005, 02:42 PM
No brainer.

bobowhite
11-18-2005, 02:44 PM
Solid move.

ChiSoxGirl
11-18-2005, 02:49 PM
Great move by the Sox! :thumbsup: He's a solid utility infielder and even had himself a handful of clutch hits this season. And did I mention he pinch ran for Pierzynski in Game 2 of the ALCS and scored the winning run on Crede's double to left field? :wink:

Sxy Mofo
11-18-2005, 03:00 PM
Great move by the Sox! :thumbsup: He's a solid utility infielder and even had himself a handful of clutch hits this season.

Him playing in so many games is a big reason the sox won the world series. He allowed a lot of the regulars to get regular rest. Him, along with willie were the bench guys who made the most impact. Obviously blum and willie made the biggest impact on the world series, but all the bench guys allowing the regulars to get regular rest was huge.


I remember all those threads like it was yesterday... "i can't believe Pablo's playing again :angry:" "i can't believe they have willie leading off :angry:"

These guys were a huge part of the team, IMO.

Palehose13
11-18-2005, 03:01 PM
:bandance: Sweet!

Norberto7
11-18-2005, 03:06 PM
Agreed, the right move at the right price.

Is Timo a free agent?

Jjav829
11-18-2005, 03:18 PM
Phew, now we have Joe Crede's replacement locked up for when Crede has a bad first week in 2006.

Welcome back, Ozuna. I'll never forget how big you were for us in the World Series......

Soxzilla
11-18-2005, 03:29 PM
Phew, now we have Joe Crede's replacement locked up for when Crede has a bad first week in 2006.

Welcome back, Ozuna. I'll never forget how big you were for us in the World Series......

Well the crow you made me eat for Crede was delicious! He's now one of my fav. players on the club (I can't believe I said that!!).

I'm really happy they resigned Ozuna, the man was integral to the bench...he can do so many things that are essential with this ball club.

FedEx227
11-18-2005, 03:29 PM
Welcome back, Ozuna. I'll never forget how big you were for us in the World Series.....

Well we wouldn't have had that opportunity if AJ hadn't cheated! Lets not forget! ::Shows replay a god-awful amount of times::

LuvSox
11-18-2005, 03:38 PM
FOPO. :bandance:

BarbG
11-18-2005, 03:42 PM
And did I mention he pinch ran for Pierzynski in Game 2 of the ALCS and scored the winning run on Crede's double to left field? :wink:
You left out "STOLE SECOND BASE," and scored...

Pablo isn't the fastest on the team but he IS fast - also a smart baserunner and not afraid to take off. Also a true team player. Excellent news!

mccoydp
11-18-2005, 04:07 PM
Awesome...he always hustles.

Good move, Sox.

asindc
11-18-2005, 04:07 PM
Good move. He might start half the time for some lesser teams. Great guy to have on the bench.

hose
11-18-2005, 04:16 PM
Signing Ozzie's "secret weapon" was a solid move.

Anyone think Pablo is faster than Scotty?

Ozuna can flat out fly.

bafiarocks03
11-18-2005, 04:29 PM
Yay!!! I love Pablito!!!

WOOOO! There's some good news!!:D:

VivaOzzie
11-18-2005, 04:34 PM
Signing Ozzie's "secret weapon" was a solid move.

Anyone think Pablo is faster than Scotty?

Ozuna can flat out fly.

Not faster, but hustles harder. And he's probably our best baserunner, IMHO. And if not the best, definitely the trickyest :tongue: . Glad to have him back!

Jjav829
11-18-2005, 04:34 PM
Yay!!! I love Pablito!!!

WOOOO! There's some good news!!:D:

Yeah, but the bad news is that Pablo's return makes it less likely that Willie Harris will have a roster spot next season. :o:

LuvSox
11-18-2005, 04:54 PM
Yeah, but the bad news is that Pablo's return makes it less likely that Willie Harris will have a roster spot next season. :o:

Way to go, you ruined her weekend! :D:

34 Inch Stick
11-18-2005, 05:00 PM
The man busted his rear in spring training to get a roster spot he was not supposed to have. He then played the part of substitute better than anyone on the team. The 500K is well deserved.

Hendu
11-18-2005, 05:59 PM
Great move. Pablo was a huge asset off the bench all year, especially when Crede was banged up.

robiwho
11-18-2005, 06:23 PM
Very good news!

skobabe8
11-18-2005, 07:42 PM
Someone find the thread from spring training where I said keeping Ozuna over Valdez was a good move! :redneck

ElevenUp
11-18-2005, 07:44 PM
The man busted his rear in spring training to get a roster spot he was not supposed to have. He then played the part of substitute better than anyone on the team. The 500K is well deserved.

I remember he hit everything in sight during Spring Training. I also remember asking: "who is this guy?" I won't have to ask that question ever again.

skobabe8
11-18-2005, 07:48 PM
I almost forgot...he provided us with one of our only opportunities to cheer on Core of the Core night when he stole home against KC!


:bandance:

bafiarocks03
11-18-2005, 07:50 PM
Yeah, but the bad news is that Pablo's return makes it less likely that Willie Harris will have a roster spot next season. :o:

No it doesn't!! What did I tell you people! We dont' talk like that! Willie will be here next season..Geez!!!:mad:

kevin57
11-18-2005, 09:07 PM
Excellent! Pablo's back.

Another piece in the 2006 White Sox Championship Team.

(Is that considered a jink?) :tongue:

nccwsfan
11-18-2005, 10:43 PM
Very good news...

ChiSoxGirl
11-18-2005, 10:46 PM
You left out "STOLE SECOND BASE," and scored...

Pablo isn't the fastest on the team but he IS fast - also a smart baserunner and not afraid to take off. Also a true team player. Excellent news!

I can't believe I omitted the "stole second base" part! I was thinking it while I was typing, but my brain must've been working a lot faster than my fingers were typing! :redface: I did include the fact that he score the winning run, though....

Shorty1983
11-19-2005, 12:28 AM
Adding to the grinder list.


Giggity-Giggity Goo! :D:

soxfanreggie
11-19-2005, 01:17 AM
I am a big fan of Pablo, always have been. He is a steal at $500,000. He gives us a quality player with speed. :bandance: Good re-sign by the Sox!

Stroker Ace
11-19-2005, 03:13 AM
Excellent move, IMO.Same here
Ozuna>>>>>Harris

bafiarocks03
11-19-2005, 02:44 PM
Same here
Ozuna>>>>>Harris

thats not funny! Willie's better!

JUribe1989
11-19-2005, 02:50 PM
thats not funny! Willie's better!

Ozuna had a better batting average, but Harris is a better fielder. I would much rather have Ozuna than Harris. Pablo's a solid hitter.

Soxzilla
11-19-2005, 05:29 PM
thats not funny! Willie's better!

Better at...not being as good!

:gulp: