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ND_Sox_Fan
06-21-2007, 04:35 PM
Interesting read on ESPN's Page 2 (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=pearlman/070621&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab3pos1) about the Independent League team and the number of former big league players on their roster.

Of the 13 former MLB players, here's a look at what 9 of them have done this year.

Carl Everett (OF): .261 AVG, .350 OBP, 5 HR, 19 RBI in 119 AB
Jose Offerman (2B): .310 AVG, .380 OBP, 3 HR, 17 RBI in 87 AB
Damian Rolls (U): .280 AVG, .346 OBP, 40 hits, 20 RBI in 143 AB
Pete Rose Jr. (1B): .331 AVG, .387 OBP, 53 hits, 27 RBI in 160 AB
Edgardo Alfonzo (3B): .275 AVG, .384 OBP, 38 hits, 25 RBI in 138 AB

Danny Graves: 2.81 ERA, 3-1, 15/6 SO/BB, .260 BAA, in 25 2/3 innings
John Halama: 4.56 ERA, 3-3, 35/16 SO/BB, .294 BAA, in 53 1/3 innings
Donovan Osborne: 3.35 ERA, 2-2, 16/10 SO/BB, .260 BAA, in 45 2/3 innings
Lance Davis: 1.64 ERA, 1-0, 11/1 SO/BB, .179 BAA, in 11 innings

twentywontowin
06-21-2007, 04:40 PM
I wouldn't mind getting Carl Everett back.

UserNameBlank
06-21-2007, 04:44 PM
That kind of sucks for Damian Rolls if he can't even earn a starting spot on the Long Island Ducks.

Scottiehaswheels
06-21-2007, 04:53 PM
Danny Graves: 2.81 ERA, 3-1, 15/6 SO/BB, .260 BAA, in 25 2/3 innings

Sign him to a minor league deal... Can't be much worse than what we have...

UserNameBlank
06-21-2007, 04:54 PM
Sign him to a minor league deal... Can't be much worse than what we have...
Everett >>> Craig Wilson.

MeteorsSox4367
06-21-2007, 05:10 PM
Checking out the Atlantic League website, former Sox great Mike Porzio is in the top 10 in pitching. He's 6-1 with a 3.06 ERA with 41 K and 24 BB. He's seventh in ERA and tied for the league lead in wins with the Bridgeport (the city in Connecticut - not the neighborhood) Bluefish.

The way Thornton's been going, maybe Porzio comes back and takes his spot as a lefty in the pen. I always wanted a Porzio jersey from Grandstand.

DeadMoney
06-21-2007, 05:51 PM
I can guarantee that these guys are getting scouted (if not have gotten scouted already) by major league teams looking for help in specific areas (which is ALWAYS the case).

To draw a comparison, I intern for an independent league team and fielded a call the other day from a Braves scout inquiring about one of our players. The player is in his mid-twenty's and doesn't have real good stats this year, but is still being asked about. If that's the case for a kid from a Chicago Suburb who was never drafted and went straight to independent league ball from college, then it's most-definitely the case for ex-major leaguers who are trying to make it back to the show.

MUsoxfan
06-21-2007, 09:52 PM
Edgardo Alfonso seems like he was a solid player only a couple years ago with the Giants. I find it hard to believe that he can't get a MLB contract somewhere

HotelWhiteSox
06-22-2007, 01:19 AM
What's the story with Lance Davis? 1 year in the majors but a winning record (8-4, ERA in the 4s in about 20 starts). Injury? Or stats lieing? Doesn't seem that bad for your first year in the league

WSox597
06-23-2007, 09:37 AM
Hell, bring back Everett. It can't hurt, at least he can hit. And maybe he'd breathe some fire into these guys.

Kick them in the butt and get them moving. Plus he's funnier than heck by accident. Those dinosaur stories and pictures are hilarious.

He'd probably come cheaper than Mackowiak, and would no doubt hit better. Or Cintron. Or Terrerororororo.

soxwon
06-23-2007, 09:43 PM
I wouldn't mind getting Carl Everett back.

I demand Pete Rose Jr, come to the Sox.

JB98
06-23-2007, 10:52 PM
I wouldn't mind getting Carl Everett back.

I think that bridge is burned.

Not to mention, we already have a DH.

FedEx227
06-24-2007, 12:23 PM
I think that bridge is burned.

Not to mention, we already have a DH.

Playing guys out of position hasn't stopped us this year.

Minor league middle infielders to left and right field... sounds like a plan!