Re: Todd Jones traded
Top Prospects in the Triple-A International League for 2003
Friday, September 19, 2003
By Jonathan Mailloux, SportsTicker Staff Writer
Starting pitchers Ryan Madson and Josh Hancock emerged as two of the best young arms in the circuit in 2003.
Hancock, acquired from the Boston Red Sox for Jeremy Giambi last winter, was overpowering down the stretch, winning his final five decisions to post a career-high 10 wins. After off-season pelvis surgery resulted in a slow start, the 25-year-old Mississippi native rallied for a 2.94 ERA over the final two months of the season.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."