Last edited by LawFive; 01-12-2006 at 07:44 PM.
The seven most magic words in all the land...
"If, in the opinion of the referee,..."
Hands down this is the best move DanO's made since his arrival. Big props to him for landing Balfour.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
That Dan O'Brien is hard at work.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
Missed the entire year with shoulder and elbow surgeries? At least it wasnt anything he might use while pitching.
His numbers in Minnesota prior to the injuries were good, though. Anyone have more details on what those injuries were?
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.
Another TJ rehab project. Way to go DanO!
"And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski
Wasn't he the Blackhawks goalie a few years back? </lame>
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Grant Fuhr... and I thought about him too.Originally Posted by Joseph
At least he's not 35, and he had two decent but brief stints with the Twins.
For a guy that was non tendered, he's definitely worth a look.
Unlike most of DanO's signings, this one can't hurt.
"We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn
this one has an upside, it may not pan out but Balfour has some serious stuff and unlike a Joe Valentine, he has been dominant at the minor league level and decent at the major league level. The question is have the injuries robbed him of his stuff?Originally Posted by wheels
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
That shouldn't be too hard. There are at least 10 players on the 40 man that could be released without negatively impacting the ballclub. I'm being very generous by only saying 10.Originally Posted by LawFive
Or Ed Belfour. I think that's who he was getting at.Originally Posted by westofyou
Tony Womack has been released to open a spot on the 40 man for Grant Balfour? This is GREAT NEWS!
Oh wait... I'm day-dreaming. Nevermind.
Couldn't we have signed Chad Strikethree?
The corresponding press conference = the Balfour "Declaration"?Originally Posted by BCubb2003
(Middle Eastern trivia)
Never overlook the obvious
and the fans