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Old 09-07-2008, 11:33 AM
soxinem1 soxinem1 is offline
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
Didn't really have much better options.

I kind of feel for Mackowiak, the guy grew up a Sox fan and I'm sure he wanted nothing more than to succeed here, but he was a utility player that was forced in an everyday role. Oh well, if nothing else, he turned into an intriguing prospect for the Sox, so thanks for that, Rob!
He was definitely a utility guy here. He played a lot more in PIT with a lot more AB and procuction there than he did with the White Sox.

What is more shocking is how quick his fortunes changed, him being given a nice-sized contract extension once he was traded here, then he's back in AAA less than three years later.

When given a decent amount of playing time, he is useful to have, but WAS just had him sit on the bench. I hope he gets a chance to rebound like Jody Gerut did with SD.
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