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White Sox release Shingo Takatsu

Aug 02 2005 12:10 AM

why not take a chance on this guy?

Edgy DC
Aug 02 2005 12:21 AM

I don't see us having room on the Major League roster. Yeah, you could release Graves or attempt to pass him through waivers, but that just replaces one reclamation project with another. Padilla or Santiago could go down, but they've allowed one run in eleven innings between them.

With the pitching staff having a near-excellent July; Traschel coming back in the next week; and Ring, McGinley, and Seo growing ripe on the vine, I don't see why we'd need to add an experiment.

I just checked the Norfolk roster. Manny Freakin' Aybar is performing well for them.

Frayed Knot
Aug 02 2005 12:23 AM

In other news;

Bret Boone released by the Twins
Aaron Sele released by the Mariners

Aug 02 2005 02:08 AM

can we get boone too? :wink:

Edgy DC
Aug 02 2005 07:23 AM

Could happen.

Aug 02 2005 08:02 AM

I think when Trachsel comes back, we'll DFA Graves and put Ishii in the pen, right? He's been solid against lefties . . .

Hell, we could DFA both of them. Graves isn't working out and we have better options. . . .

Aug 02 2005 08:59 AM

I would guess they'd try to deal Ishii. He might actually be an upgrade for one or two contending teams. He could be useful in the pen, but I'd really prefer not to demote somebody for his sake.

Aug 02 2005 01:47 PM

(From my friend Shoeless Don the White Sox fan) Takatsu fooled 'em last year with his slow, slower, slowest stuff. But the word got out this year about him in the AL and he has been lit up by everyone.

I'd guess NLers know about him too, by now.


Aug 02 2005 06:55 PM

Ishii must leave, immediately. Graves must go down to Norfolk to work on his stuff. We've got talent in our organization, let's start bringing them up!

Edgy DC
Aug 02 2005 07:01 PM

Nothing about that 3.46 ERA in July tells me immediately.

The problem with this team is and long has been on the other side of the ledger.

Aug 12 2005 10:28 PM

Mets sign Takatsu, expected to pitch this weekend for Norfolk.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 12 2005 11:09 PM

That's interesting. I suppose this came as a result of Danny Graves' struggles.

Aug 12 2005 11:20 PM

hey we finalyl got a "project" guy that i actually wanted! woohoo!

Edgy DC
Aug 12 2005 11:22 PM

He and Ishii can room together and wonder where they are.

Aug 12 2005 11:25 PM

not any more

Aug 13 2005 03:31 PM

between ishii, graves, and takatsu, I'd say Omar's expanding his scope beyond Latin ballplayers-- we've now cornered the market on crappy Asian pitchers.