Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
He hurt his elbow in 2010 and was never the same. But there was a period of time from like 2008 until he got hurt where he was one of the best middle relievers in the game.
No question. He was solid for the Sox from the time of his acquisition until he got hurt in 2010. He's been in decline since, although he's still reasonably useful.
The Sox held on to him for a little too long, IMO, but overall, he was a good reliever for this team for a long time.