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 Post subject: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:55 pm 
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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3447000

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Ponson was designated for assignment June 6 despite a 4-1 record and 3.88 ERA for a starting rotation beset by injuries and among the worst in the majors. General manager Jon Daniels has said Ponson was dumped "for disrespecting teammates and club personnel."


Why not give him a chance...a righty arm to add to the rotation and maybe let Gorzo work out some mechanics stuff in the bullpen or at AAA

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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:09 pm 
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nad69dan wrote:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3447000

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Ponson was designated for assignment June 6 despite a 4-1 record and 3.88 ERA for a starting rotation beset by injuries and among the worst in the majors. General manager Jon Daniels has said Ponson was dumped "for disrespecting teammates and club personnel."


Why not give him a chance...a righty arm to add to the rotation and maybe let Gorzo work out some mechanics stuff in the bullpen or at AAA

He might still be able to pitch, but I wouldn't add him to my team given the reason he was cut.

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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:19 pm 
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According to the June 9 Houston Chronicle, the Astros decided they aren't interested, even though (A) Ponson has friends on the roster who pushed management to acquire him and (B) they have an excellent relationship with the Rangers' front office and probably could have worked out a deal for compensation with little difficulty.

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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
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Unless Congress re-instates prohibition overnight, sweet merciful Jesus, pass on Ponson.

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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
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NO WAY! This guy is a freakin' disaster...at life that is. I couldn't believe when I saw his name pop up again this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
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Newark Star-Ledger is reporting today (June 19) that the Yankees have signed Ponson to a minor league deal. It says if he pitches well in rehab for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he'll probably start vs. the Mets next weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:00 pm 
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Bob in Boston wrote:
Newark Star-Ledger is reporting today (June 19) that the Yankees have signed Ponson to a minor league deal. It says if he pitches well in rehab for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he'll probably start vs. the Mets next weekend.


Excellent news! I bet a colleague $100 that the Yanks would grab Ponson after Wang's injury.


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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
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Is that AA rehab or in AAA?


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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is the Yankees AAA affiliate in the . . .

Oh, wait, I get it. :lol:

Good one, AZ.

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 Post subject: Re: Effective Starting Pitching Available!!!
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
Is that AA rehab or in AAA?

LOLOLOL!

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