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    I really think one of the hospitals on the south side should be renamed Carlos Rodon Memorial in honor of this man's time on the Sox. Who knows what he could have accomplished if he could stay healthy.
    "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
    -- Thucydides

  • #2
    It sucks. Rodon had the ability to be a true top of the rotation guy if he could stay healthy. But he couldn't stay healthy. I assume somebody will offer him a prove it contract elsewhere and I genuinely hope he succeeds.

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    • #3
      N.C. State did Carlos Rodon dirty.

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      • #4
        I don't even think the injuries were the biggest negative of his MLB time. He had some of the worst FB command I have ever seen from a big league starter. Whoever scoops him up needs to do some major work on his delivery to get more consistency out of him.

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        • #5
          I hope Carlos has a chance to come back and be the player we all know he's capable of being. Preferably for someone like the Pirates where we'll never see him.

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          • #6
            How much will teams actually offer him at this point in time? I assume best he can hope for is a 1 year prove it deal maybe with a team option for year 2. Sox want to invest the money elsewhere so I am not surprised they aren't guaranteeing him an arb 3 contract.
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            • #7
              I'm probably the solo minority, but I wanted both him and Nomar brought back. Oh well. Good luck outside of the Central, hopefully.

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              • #8
                Is it possible for the White Sox to bring back Rodon at a reduced rate that is lower than what they could have offered this off season?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jcw218 View Post
                  Is it possible for the White Sox to bring back Rodon at a reduced rate that is lower than what they could have offered this off season?
                  If they want to take up a spot on the 40-man roster with him then yes. However, I can see Rodon wanting to test the waters first.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks Voodoo. I was curious if the Sox could resign Rodon after not tendering a contract. I know there are some instances when a team cannot resign a player that they let go until after a certain date and was wondering if this fit into that catagory

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jcw218 View Post
                      Thanks Voodoo. I was curious if the Sox could resign Rodon after not tendering a contract. I know there are some instances when a team cannot resign a player that they let go until after a certain date and was wondering if this fit into that catagory
                      Think they changed that because the Union said it led to less people bidding on the new FA and that reduced offers. That's from memory so I might be wrong.
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                      • #12
                        I was going to not in the Schwarber arc on the Cubs threat that he and Rodon were designated for assignment after they were taken with successive (3 and 4) first-round picks of the 2014 draft.

                        I wonder if Rodon's baseball career would have been better off if he had not gone to college and signed with the Brewers out of high school. As a high first-round pick he got a bigger signing bonus, but a professional organization may have cared more about his professional development rather than their Division 1 collegiate competition. I simply don't know. Kerry Wood was drafted out of high school, though, and injuries plagues his career. Pitchers just seem so fragile. You would think MLB would be doing more to help them stay healthy, not dissimilarly to the way I've read the NFL is protecting quarterbacks.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vegandork View Post
                          I hope Carlos has a chance to come back and be the player we all know he's capable of being. Preferably for someone like the Pirates where we'll never see him.
                          Never say never, we play the Pirates every 3 years or so.
                          Batting in the second position for the White Sox, number 2, the second baseman Nelson Fox.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LITTLE NELL View Post

                            Never say never, we play the Pirates every 3 years or so.
                            Oh sure...but I feel confident the Pirates won't be meeting us in a World Series anytime soon.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TDog View Post
                              I was going to not in the Schwarber arc on the Cubs threat that he and Rodon were designated for assignment after they were taken with successive (3 and 4) first-round picks of the 2014 draft.

                              I wonder if Rodon's baseball career would have been better off if he had not gone to college and signed with the Brewers out of high school. As a high first-round pick he got a bigger signing bonus, but a professional organization may have cared more about his professional development rather than their Division 1 collegiate competition. I simply don't know. Kerry Wood was drafted out of high school, though, and injuries plagues his career. Pitchers just seem so fragile. You would think MLB would be doing more to help them stay healthy, not dissimilarly to the way I've read the NFL is protecting quarterbacks.
                              Not much can be done to limit pitcher injuries. Pitching is just a violent, unnatural bodily activity by its very nature.

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