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MyWhatHurts?
01-04-2002, 12:14 PM
I was just pondering a very important question for Sox fans? What over-the-hill has-been player's career will the Sox try to resurrect this year? We do, after all, have a long history of this beginning (in my years as a fan) with Steve Carlton, and continuing through other once greats such as George Foster, Dave Stieb, Ken Hill, and of course my beloved Harold Baines. I know I am forgetting a number of these washouts....please help me rekindle the memories, and also give me your picks for this years choice.

FarWestChicago
01-04-2002, 12:20 PM
Welcome to WSI, MWH!! :gulp:

Crap, now I have to think of a has been. David Cone! :smile:

danman31
01-04-2002, 12:20 PM
Welcome to WSI, wow West beat me to it.

I think Royce is a washup of his former self. Not that his former self was good anyway. Ray had a rough year and I hope he bounces back to avoid this list.

WinningUgly!
01-04-2002, 12:25 PM
Welcome aboard, MyWhatHurts?! Great sn...

I'll go with Pete Harnish.

Jerry_Manuel
01-04-2002, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by FarWestChicago
Welcome to WSI, MWH!! :gulp:

Crap, now I have to think of a has been. David Cone! :smile:

There's that damn "routine greeting" again.

I'll second the vote for David Cone.

RedPinStripes
01-04-2002, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel


There's that damn "routine greeting" again.

I'll second the vote for David Cone.

Make it 3

Paulwny
01-04-2002, 12:36 PM
I'll wait for KW's big trade, 6 starters to Texas for Rodgers and Irabu.

RedPinStripes
01-04-2002, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Paulwny
I'll wait for KW's big trade, 6 starters to Texas for Rodgers and Irabu.

Then KW will successfully pass Ken Harrelson for the biggest morn gm title

:hawk
"Mercy! That Jose Deleon has one hell of an arm."

Foulke You
01-04-2002, 04:44 PM
Kenny Rogers sounds like the type we'd go after.

MWH got me thinking of washed up players we brought in. Who could forget?:

Ron Hassey- C
George Bell- DH
John Kruk- DH
Chris Sabo- DH (UGH!)
Steve Sax- 2B
Doug Drabek- P
Tony Castillo- P (Well, he never was good)


Of course we also resurrected a couple careers:

Bo Jackson
Ellis Burks

Huisj
01-04-2002, 05:03 PM
Cal Eldred could even be included on the recent list, only that one played off somewhat in that he was a key part of the Sox' outstanding start in 2000. But at the time the Sox picked him up, I'm not sure anyone was all that excited. He had not really pitched a whole season in a number of years because of repeated and repeated arm injuries. He came to the Sox and pitched great . . . until another arm injury.

FarmerAndy
01-04-2002, 05:06 PM
Darrin Jackson puts down his microphone, puts on a glove, leaves the booth and heads back into the outfield!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daver
01-04-2002, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by FarmerAndy
Darrin Jackson puts down his microphone, puts on a glove, leaves the booth and heads back into the outfield!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He's worse in the outfeild than in the booth,beleive it or not.

Jerry_Manuel
01-04-2002, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by daver
He's worse in the outfeild than in the booth,beleive it or not.

How is he compared to Carlos, Daver?

Daver
01-04-2002, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel


How is he compared to Carlos, Daver?

UGH,you had to mention both of them in the same sentence?

Jerry_Manuel
01-04-2002, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by daver
UGH,you had to mention both of them in the same sentence?

I just wanted to see if you would say Carlos is better then DJ.

Daver
01-04-2002, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel


I just wanted to see if you would say Carlos is better then DJ.

Carlos is a much better hitter,DJ was a slightly better outfeilder.

Jerry_Manuel
01-04-2002, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by daver
Carlos is a much better hitter,DJ was a slightly better outfeilder.

That doesn't sound like a ringing vote of confidence for Jackson's defense.

Daver
01-04-2002, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel


That doesn't sound like a ringing vote of confidence for Jackson's defense.

Really?

Jerry_Manuel
01-04-2002, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by daver
Really?

Yes.

ExSoxFan
01-04-2002, 05:36 PM
Washed-up star, trying to resurrect career.....hmmmm....

:hurt

"My arm still hurts!"


KIDDING!!! I'm kidding, Frank's gonna have a big year.

RedPinStripes
01-04-2002, 06:23 PM
:XL
"Frank has to be a big game player like me. I don't think he's hurt that bad. You gotta take one for the team."

:hurt
"You aint no ****in doctor!!!!!!!"

whitesoxaddict
01-04-2002, 06:38 PM
I'd say Sandy Alomar, but he was never any good. :angry:

czalgosz
01-04-2002, 07:26 PM
C'mon, guys, David Cone? Why would the Sox possibly consider giving that guy innings next season with the wealth of young arms that deserve a shot? Is Don Baylor going to take over the Sox, or something?

I pick Jose Canseco for that list - he wasn't too bad, but he definitely was a shell of his glory days of the late '80s.

WinningUgly!
01-05-2002, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by Foulke You
Kenny Rogers sounds like the type we'd go after.

MWH got me thinking of washed up players we brought in. Who could forget?:

Ron Hassey- C
George Bell- DH
John Kruk- DH
Chris Sabo- DH (UGH!)
Steve Sax- 2B
Doug Drabek- P
Tony Castillo- P (Well, he never was good)

How 'bout this bunch?
:(:
Tim Belcher, Rob Dibble, Atlee Hammaker, Joe Magrane, Kirk McCaskill, Charlie O'Brien, Tony Pena, Dave Righetti, Ruben Sierra & Danny Tartabull.

Nellie_Fox
01-05-2002, 03:00 AM
Let us not forget that "Tom Terrific" Seaver was allowed to struggle to his 300th win in a Sox uniform.

kermittheefrog
01-05-2002, 03:20 AM
I think it would actually be cool if we brought in Rickey Henderson. Although Kenny doesn't seem to like players with good OBPs.

WinningUgly!
01-05-2002, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Nellie_Fox
Let us not forget that "Tom Terrific" Seaver was allowed to struggle to his 300th win in a Sox uniform.

His last season with us was pretty sad, but he was pretty solid in '84 & 85 if I remember correctly.

Nellie_Fox
01-05-2002, 03:32 AM
Originally posted by WinningUgly!
His last season with us was pretty sad, but he was pretty solid in '84 & 85 if I remember correctly.
I just went and looked at his numbers. They were better than I remembered. I hereby withdraw Seaver.

WinningUgly!
01-05-2002, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by Nellie_Fox

I just went and looked at his numbers. They were better than I remembered. I hereby withdraw Seaver.

It was some serious pain watching him try to win #300!

Paulwny
01-05-2002, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by WinningUgly!


It was some serious pain watching him try to win #300!

One of my fondest memories, the sox at yankmee stadium on Phil Rizzuto Day. What made the victory soooo enjoyable was while Rizzuto was addressing the crowd he turned toward the sox bull pen and proclaimed, "Not today Tom Seaver".
On top of winning the game, the cow, a gift to Rizzuto, stepped on Rizzuto's foot and had him limping for weeks. A great catch in rf by Harold, however he banged his knee on the wall, then began the series of operations and his becoming a permanent dh.

AsInWreck
01-05-2002, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by Foulke You
Kenny Rogers sounds like the type we'd go after.

MWH got me thinking of washed up players we brought in. Who could forget?:

George Bell- DH


I don't think the Sox would've won the division
that year w/o bell protecting frank and driving in
his 112 runs-still I agree not the best trade of all time

Nellie_Fox
01-06-2002, 01:39 AM
I hate to bring it up, what with his health problems and all, but how about Ron Santo in 1974? Hit .221 with 5 homers and 41 RBI.

WinningUgly!
01-06-2002, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by Nellie_Fox
I hate to bring it up, what with his health problems and all, but how about Ron Santo in 1974? Hit .221 with 5 homers and 41 RBI.

Yeah, I was thinking about Santo, too. I wish the guy nothing but the best with his health problems, but it was a joke when Veeck brought him to the South Side.

Nellie_Fox
01-06-2002, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by WinningUgly!
Yeah, I was thinking about Santo, too. I wish the guy nothing but the best with his health problems, but it was a joke when Veeck brought him to the South Side.
More evidence of what I've said before. Veeck was a Cubs fan. He brought in Santo and Kessinger, not because he thought it would increase the Sox' fan base, but because he worshipped the Cubs just like all the other Cub fans.