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Daver
12-30-2001, 06:05 PM
About the whole D.Wells deal.

http://www.sportingnews.com/baseball/articles/20011229/370919.html

FarWestChicago
12-30-2001, 06:16 PM
He does seem to be a little chapped about the whole thing. :smile:

Daver
12-30-2001, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by FarWestChicago
He does seem to be a little chapped about the whole thing.

A LITTLE ?

cheeses_h_rice
12-30-2001, 06:35 PM
It hadn't even crossed my mind that King George might be trying to stick it to the D-Backs with this signing, but this article makes some good points that that may be exactly what happened.

In which case, I'm now hoping that Wells' back goes out after two games, and that Steinbrenner's insurance has to eat the fatboy's salary. What an ass, both of 'em.

SOXSINCE'70
12-30-2001, 11:40 PM
Serves the Skankees right.Here's to unproductive years for D.Wells and Giambi.

PaleHoseGeorge
01-02-2002, 11:48 PM
Damn, Steinbrenner gave Wells $7 million guaranteed. That seems a fair amount larger than what the Diamondbacks were offering. Still, if Boomer shaked hands on the AZ offer, he's a snake for running back to the Yankees to shop a better deal.

Any news on Sirotka's fitness? If he comes back strong in 2002, Kenny Williams will look like even a bigger chump.

Paulwny
01-03-2002, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
Any news on Sirotka's fitness? If he comes back strong in 2002, Kenny Williams will look like even a bigger chump.


Thursday, January 3, 2002

Longer wait for Sirotka
By MIKE RUTSEY -- Toronto Sun

Mike Sirotka has hit a road bump in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

The Blue Jays left-hander, who spent all of 2001 on the disabled list after undergoing surgery April 24 to repair a torn labrum, has not thrown a ball the past five weeks after experiencing soreness in the same shoulder.

Sirotka had been on a rehab program that consisted of throwing on flat ground three times a week.

"Mike experienced some pain in his shoulder the last week of November and hasn't thrown since," Jays trainer Scott Shannon said yesterday. "Mike had a visit with Dr. (James) Andrews (the famed orthopedic surgeon) two weeks ago. There was no sign of any damage to the shoulder, but some tendinitis had developed in his rotator cuff."

Just when Sirotka will be able to throw again is up in the air.

"At this point, we don't have a date for when he will resume his throwing program and pitch again," Shannon said. "Right now, Mike is working on his range of motion and is exercising to strengthen the shoulder. Hopefully, in a week to 10 days. I'm sure Dr. Andrews will be very conservative with Mike and take his time."

Shannon added that the setback and the missed time means Sirotka will start from square one once he resumes throwing.

Initially, the Jays had hoped that, if all went well and there were no significant setbacks, Sirotka would be able to join the team around the middle of May. That plan is now up in smoke.

"Coming back from these things is not always a slam dunk," manager Buck Martinez said of the setback. "These things happen. We never had a definite time frame for when he'd be back."

Tabbed as a possible "ace" of the rotation, Sirotka, 30, was acquired by the Jays from the Chicago White Sox last Jan. 14 in an ill-fated six-player trade that featured David Wells heading to Chicago.