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WhiteSoxFan84
01-17-2006, 02:38 AM
Solid addition.

Former Mariners reliever Jeff Nelson agreed to a minor-league contract Monday with the St. Louis Cardinals, who need a middle man to replace injured Al Reyes.

Right-hander Nelson, 39, went 1-3 with a 3.93 earned-run average and one save in 49 games last season for the Mariners. The 6-foot-8 Nelson pitched 36-2/3 innings and struck out 34.

Linky (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2002743969_base17.html)

goofymsfan
01-17-2006, 06:01 AM
All I can say is, at least he's not a Mariner again this year.

Chicken Dinner
01-17-2006, 09:27 AM
Cards are getting desperate.

soxinem1
01-17-2006, 09:32 AM
Cards are getting desperate.

I'm not to sure about that. He'll be in a new league as well. His stuff does not bite as hard as it used to but he's still one tough cookie, especially on 2-3 tough righties per game.

I don't know why we did not pursue Nelson. He may have been just the kind of guy we needed.

Chicken Dinner
01-17-2006, 09:58 AM
I'm not to sure about that. He'll be in a new league as well. His stuff does not bite as hard as it used to but he's still one tough cookie, especially on 2-3 tough righties per game.

I don't know why we did not pursue Nelson. He may have been just the kind of guy we needed.

We didn't want him fighting with the fans in the bullpen.

Ol' No. 2
01-17-2006, 10:00 AM
I'm not to sure about that. He'll be in a new league as well. His stuff does not bite as hard as it used to but he's still one tough cookie, especially on 2-3 tough righties per game.

I don't know why we did not pursue Nelson. He may have been just the kind of guy we needed.Jeff Nelson is a grinder. He'll give you everything he's got every time out. I just don't know how much he has left in the tank.

soxinem1
01-17-2006, 10:01 AM
We didn't want him fighting with the fans in the bullpen.

We had Everett for the better part of three seasons and there is a concern about public relations? :tongue:

Fenway
01-17-2006, 10:07 AM
We didn't want him fighting with the fans in the bullpen.

http://www.yankeeslegend.com/images/bullpen-fight.jpg