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Rockabilly
12-19-2007, 06:54 PM
Jayson Stark says that the Sox are one of the teams that are intersted in Prior..

Would anyone of you want to see him on the Sox

jdm2662
12-19-2007, 06:57 PM
Jayson Stark says that the Sox are one of the teams that are intersted in Prior..

Would anyone of you want to see him on the Sox

Are we getting the 2003 Prior? Then, of course. Since I doubt we will, then no.

Big Hurt #35=HOF
12-19-2007, 06:57 PM
No Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sockinchisox
12-19-2007, 06:59 PM
Sure, if he's healthy. But we know he pretty much won't be so pass..

dickallen15
12-19-2007, 07:00 PM
If its not for a lot of money, why not?

SoxSpeed22
12-19-2007, 07:00 PM
He's probably going to San Diego, which would make sense for him, go back home and a spacious park.

MDF3530
12-19-2007, 07:01 PM
http://bradley.chattablogs.com/dr.evil.jpg
"HOW ABOUT NO?"

DumpJerry
12-19-2007, 07:05 PM
Already a topic of discussion. (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=95031&highlight=Prior)

Big Hurt #35=HOF
12-19-2007, 07:19 PM
If its not for a lot of money, why not?

With 11 teams interested how do you know it will be for "not a lot of money"

Also I heard he wants a 1 year deal only and he wont be ready until after April

JermaineDye05
12-19-2007, 07:35 PM
I'd give him a ST invite. Maybe a 2 year deal of 10 million with a club option at the max.

The Thomenator
12-19-2007, 07:45 PM
He'd be the biggest moron inthe world if he chose to stay in this city. That combined with the number of teams interested, I say his chance is less than zero to come to the Sox. Stubborn Jenny Williams is set with Danks and Floyd at the bottom of the roation anyways.

CHISOXFAN13
12-19-2007, 08:02 PM
With 11 teams interested how do you know it will be for "not a lot of money"

Also I heard he wants a 1 year deal only and he wont be ready until after April

He's saying if its not for a lot of money then why not, which is how I feel.

No where in Dick Allen's post does he say he knows what the contract will be.

Geez.

CHIsoxNation
12-19-2007, 08:04 PM
I'd give him a shot if the price was right. You really wouldn't be depending on him this year if you are truly considering having Danks and Floyd at the end of the rotation. IF he comes back healthy then you just have another asset in the rotation and someone to possibly take the load off of Contreras/Floyd/Danks if they struggle.

Big Hurt #35=HOF
12-19-2007, 08:10 PM
He's saying if its not for a lot of money then why not, which is how I feel.

No where in Dick Allen's post does he say he knows what the contract will be.

Geez.

With 11 teams interested - he will NOT be worth it -end of subject!

DrCrawdad
12-19-2007, 08:47 PM
No doubt the "big" signing this off-season will be an injured, (perpetually) rehabbing Mark Prior to a one year contract.

:rolleyes:

veeter
12-19-2007, 08:56 PM
If its not for a lot of money, why not?:thumbsup:

veeter
12-19-2007, 09:00 PM
If its not for a lot of money, why not?I'm with you.

HITMEN OF 77
12-19-2007, 09:07 PM
If its not for a lot of money, why not?

Save the money and sign Robbie Alomar in August.

WizardsofOzzie
12-19-2007, 09:53 PM
With 11 teams interested - he will NOT be worth it -end of subject!
He'll be worth it if all those teams are looking at him like we are....an oft injured pitcher who isn't worth more than a short term, incentive laden deal right now. You have an extreme case of tunnel vision

SoxNation05
12-19-2007, 10:07 PM
Prior will get a one year 1-3 million dollar deal loaded with incentives.

soxinem1
12-19-2007, 10:29 PM
Do both leagues have separate stats for simulated games and innings like the AL and NL do currently?

If that's the case, Prior could be the first to lead both leagues in simulated games, wins, and innings pitched!!!!

spawn
12-19-2007, 10:37 PM
I'd give him a shot as long as it's an incentive laden contract. If he rounded back into form, could you imagine how pissed Cub fans would be?

DumpJerry
12-19-2007, 10:55 PM
Save the money and sign Robbie Alomar in August.
:tealtutor:

Nellie_Fox
12-20-2007, 01:08 AM
Save the money and sign Robbie Alomar in August.Five years and nearly 2400 posts, and you still can't figure out teal?

ksimpson14
12-20-2007, 02:15 AM
Wouldn't mind, but a lot of team's fans are thinking the same thing

HITMEN OF 77
12-20-2007, 03:06 AM
Five years and nearly 2400 posts, and you still can't figure out teal?

Sad huh? My first mistake in 5 years. Oh well, here's to starting a new streak.

Nellie_Fox
12-20-2007, 03:44 AM
Sad huh? My first mistake in 5 years. Oh well, here's to starting a new streak.Well, if you've only made one mistake in five years, you are truly blessed. Drive on.

Grzegorz
12-20-2007, 05:49 AM
It's about winning right?

If Prior wants to come here and he's capable of pitching well I don't have a problem with the Chicago White Sox signing him.

RedHeadPaleHoser
12-20-2007, 07:33 AM
Give him a guaranteed contract of $500K - invite him to spring training.

Let Coop and Dr. Pain overhaul him like Steve Austin....and put him in a bullpen role.

A real pitching coach and REAL strength/conditioning program could revive this man's career. Why not us?

alohafri
12-20-2007, 08:23 AM
No thanks. You have to consider not only his salary, but also the money spent on towels for his training method.

Carolina Kenny
12-20-2007, 08:51 AM
I am all for signing Prior. It could be the feel good story of the year.

Frater Perdurabo
12-20-2007, 09:21 AM
If it's an incentive-based deal, what's there to lose?

HITMEN OF 77
12-20-2007, 12:07 PM
Drive on.

Thanks for the green light :D:

The Critic
12-20-2007, 12:10 PM
Normally, I'd say no way to signing Prior, but the number 22 is open now, so why not?
:redneck

alohafri
12-20-2007, 12:14 PM
I am all for signing Prior. It could be the feel good story of the year.

Should Mark Prior's dad be allowed to post in this thread? :wink:

Chez
12-20-2007, 12:17 PM
Remember, this is Major Lague Baseball we are talking about -- not the real world. What other starting pitchers are available? Not many. Some team will pay him a ton of money for at least two years on the hope that he'll return to form -- and he might. You'll have to pay a lot for the privilege of owning that possibility (because the potential upside is huge).

WhiteSox5187
12-20-2007, 03:13 PM
Besides the health issues, the fact that he could barely break 80 mph in ST last year gives me cause for concern. At least Wood can still throw the ball hard, any "stuff" that Prior may have had I think is now gone. If this were 2003, I'd say yes...and I wouldn't be opposed to seeing what he can do in ST, but I don't know if he belongs on a major league roster anymore.

balke
12-20-2007, 03:17 PM
I think the Sox would be a great fit for him. The pitching staffs for the Sox have been pretty healthy so far. He could probably benefit from playing here. I think the Sox should take a chance on someone. He would have the biggest upside of other projects out there.

TDog
12-20-2007, 04:49 PM
Herb Score pitched for the Sox long after he was a brilliant young 20-game winner with more strikeouts than innings pitched and an ERA almost two full runs below the league average. Don Larsen pitched for the Sox, mostly in relief, five years after he threw a perfect game in the World Series. Steve Carlton won 313 games in the National League and didn't have much left by the time he got to the Sox. For that matter, Bo Jackson had a hip replaced before he made it to the Sox. Ron Santo even led the NL in triples a decade before his forgetable season with the Sox.

Picking up players whose time, if it has come at all, has passed is part of the White Sox heritage.

Whether the Sox sign Prior is out of my control. If they do, I'll cheer for Prior and hope for the best.

raven1
12-20-2007, 04:51 PM
If we're going to take a chance on a rehabbing pitcher, wouldn't Freddy Garcia make more sense that Mark Prior?

CHIsoxNation
12-20-2007, 04:58 PM
If we're going to take a chance on a rehabbing pitcher, wouldn't Freddy Garcia make more sense that Mark Prior?

Prior is only 27. Garcia has a lot more mileage on his arm.

raven1
12-20-2007, 05:03 PM
Prior is only 27. Garcia has a lot more mileage on his arm.
But Garcia was an effective pitcher as recently as the end of the 2006 season - for Prior it's been about 3 years.

Tekijawa
12-20-2007, 05:12 PM
Prior is only 27. Garcia has a lot more mileage on his arm.
and about 40 pounds more around his waist!

raven1
12-20-2007, 05:17 PM
and about 40 pounds more around his waist!
He still has a long way to go to catch David Wells!

Huisj
12-20-2007, 11:46 PM
Found in the ESPN article about Prior possibly signing with San Diego (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3164011):

The 27-year-old Prior had surgery last April, in which Dr. James Andrews repaired his surgery. There was enough question about Prior's future that the Cubs decided to not tender him a contract for 2008, in spite of the remarkable early success he had in his career.

Wow is he injury prone if even his surgery needs its own surgery. :tongue:

FedEx227
12-20-2007, 11:54 PM
I don't think Prior wants to sign a crappy deal, he wants years and money, no way he takes incentive-laced contracts because some idiot-team will give with the years and money he probably wants.

TheVulture
12-21-2007, 12:06 AM
No thanks. You have to consider not only his salary, but also the money spent on towels for his training method.

Yes, but one can never have too many towels.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r115/subgenius88/2005-06-03-12-1.jpg

"Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with."

Frontman
12-21-2007, 12:14 AM
You mean the Mark Prior who's projected return to MLB level of play is post-All Star break?

That Mark Prior?

Eeerm, no.