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hi im skot
02-10-2008, 09:28 PM
...making winning a series in Oakland that much more impossible.

Linky (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080210&content_id=2369991&vkey=hotstove2007&fext=.jsp).

BeeBeeRichard
02-10-2008, 09:31 PM
We should have signed him to fill in on the disabled list when Thome isn't on it.

soxfanreggie
02-10-2008, 09:51 PM
A Moneyball-type signing with him only getting a minor-league deal. Not only is it very low-risk, you also get a guy who could be a good coach someday.

This being said, are the A's hoping some of these guys (Sweeney, Foulke, whoever else they sign) pan out until their newest batch of prospects develop?

jabrch
02-10-2008, 10:07 PM
he's long long long past his prime - but I swear that guy hit .500 on his career against us - and probably slugged about .800.

(Truth - he hit .302/.377/.555)

TheOldRoman
02-10-2008, 10:14 PM
A Moneyball-type signing with him only getting a minor-league deal. Not only is it very low-risk, you also get a guy who could be a good coach someday.

This being said, are the A's hoping some of these guys (Sweeney, Foulke, whoever else they sign) pan out until their newest batch of prospects develop?
Well, they know they aren't doing anything this year. They are hoping either one shows anything this year, and if they do, they will be traded for prospects. Same reason the Rangers signed Gagne last year.

thomas35forever
02-10-2008, 10:39 PM
I had no idea his days in KC were numbered. He was the only guy on that team with any worth IMO.

Pro: He won't kill us in divisional play anymore

Con: The Oakland curse is most likely to continue

Huisj
02-10-2008, 10:46 PM
he's long long long past his prime - but I swear that guy hit .500 on his career against us - and probably slugged about .800.

(Truth - he hit .302/.377/.555)

And I think most of those hits must have come late in games and helped give KC the lead. Man he killed the Sox.

Foulke You
02-11-2008, 02:00 PM
Sweeney definitely has a spot on the All Sox Killer team. He has had a real problem staying healthy though lately. Sweeney's back is really messed up and constantly flares up on him through the course of a season. I'd be shocked if he played more than 70 or 80 games for Oakland next year.

DumpJerry
02-11-2008, 04:53 PM
At first I felt "oh ****, now we can't beat Oakland" but then realized there is a 90% chance he'll be on the DL when we face them. Even in April.

Zisk77
02-11-2008, 08:34 PM
[quote=Foulke You;1793799]Sweeney definitely has a spot on the All Sox Killer team. He has had a real problem staying healthy though lately. Sweeney's back is really messed up and constantly flares up on him through the course of a season. I'd be shocked if he played more than 70 or 80 games for Oakland next year.[/quote



a spot? Hell, he'll be batting clean-up :angry:.

Foulke You
02-12-2008, 05:19 PM
a spot? Hell, he'll be batting clean-up :angry:.
Despite being on the current White Sox roster, Jim Thome was one merciless Sox killer in his time with the Indians. I think I'd have Sweeney batting 5th on that All Sox Killer team behind Thome.:tongue:

The Dude
02-12-2008, 05:21 PM
Despite being on the current White Sox roster, Jim Thome was one merciless Sox killer in his time with the Indians. I think I'd have Sweeney batting 5th on that All Sox Killer team behind Thome.:tongue:

I second that! That's a big reason I love having him on our side the past couple years.

Foulke You
02-12-2008, 05:31 PM
I second that! That's a big reason I love having him on our side the past couple years.
Jim Thome played 122 games vs. the Sox in his career and here are his offensive #s against us:

.295 avg
.650 slg
1.056 ops
41 HRs
107 RBIs

I agree. This is why I like having him in our lineup because now it is the other teams fans that go "oh crap" when Thome comes up with runners on base.

Brian26
02-12-2008, 08:21 PM
he's long long long past his prime - but I swear that guy hit .500 on his career against us - and probably slugged about .800.

(Truth - he hit .302/.377/.555)

Hawk says don't tell me what you hit, tell me when you hit it. I bet that Sweeney .302 is even higher with runners on base or late in the game vs. the good guys.

Brian26
02-12-2008, 08:25 PM
I had no idea his days in KC were numbered. He was the only guy on that team with any worth IMO.

Recently? I think Teahen or Gathright were bigger contributors. Alex Gordon still has potential to be a decent player too.

jabrch
02-12-2008, 09:23 PM
Hawk says don't tell me what you hit, tell me when you hit it. I bet that Sweeney .302 is even higher with runners on base or late in the game vs. the good guys.

Any Baseball Reference Subscribers out there?

fquaye149
02-12-2008, 09:25 PM
Didn't Sweeney sign a minor league deal?

I doubt he sees much MLB play this year

FedEx227
02-12-2008, 09:32 PM
Any Baseball Reference Subscribers out there?

Not really sure where you'd find Sweeney RISP vs. CWS. I can find .vs CWS and RISP and even Close and Late games but not split into merely against the White Sox if that's what you guys are specifically looking for.