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MDF3530
03-09-2008, 05:46 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080309&content_id=2414838&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

I'm suprised anyone would take a chance on this guy.

The Rangers must be desperate for arms.

Sockinchisox
03-09-2008, 06:03 PM
This is due to McCarthy being out 4-6 weeks, yeesh.

CubKilla
03-09-2008, 07:49 PM
The Rangers must be desperate for arms.

When have the Rangers not been desperate for arms?

Domeshot17
03-09-2008, 07:59 PM
To be fair this may not be a bad signing. Ponson was once a pretty decent pitcher and from what I have read during his latest scouting session he was touchin 93-95 with high 80s on his slider and low 80s with his changeup,and he a cut a decent amount of weight. Low Risk High Reward, I bet he atleast earns a spot in the bullpen.

whitesoxwilkes
03-09-2008, 08:30 PM
Sidney's a good dude deep down with great stuff who decided sometime in 2003 or so that acting like a spoiled ballplayer was more important than playing baseball.

I hope he gets his head on straight and lands another gig.

Foulke You
03-10-2008, 03:08 PM
Wasn't it a few years ago that KW was hot after Sidney Ponson? It seems like eons ago when Sidney was an effective pitcher. Last time I saw him pitch with the Cards in '06 he was overweight and his fastball was lifeless. I remember him being pretty bad with the Twinkees last year too. I wonder if he has anything left?

doublem23
03-10-2008, 03:28 PM
Wasn't it a few years ago that KW was hot after Sidney Ponson? It seems like eons ago when Sidney was an effective pitcher. Last time I saw him pitch with the Cards in '06 he was overweight and his fastball was lifeless. I remember him being pretty bad with the Twinkees last year too. I wonder if he has anything left?

People around here threw a fit in 2003 when the Giants landed Ponson on July 31, even though San Francisco gave up 3 prospects for a guy who barely had a cup of coffee out West. He pitched less than 70 innings for them before bolting for free agency. Then, people had a fit when he signed with the Orioles in 2004. He went 18-26 with an ERA over 5.50 before the O's released him in September of '05.

Huisj
03-10-2008, 03:31 PM
This is due to McCarthy being out 4-6 weeks, yeesh.

Speaking of this, I was reading a little blurb about this from a Dallas newspaper, and a commenter at the bottom of the article sarcastically wondered how John Danks was coming along for the Sox.