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Reaper16
12-10-2006, 12:29 AM
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061210&content_id=148152&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp

He's been tearing up the Mexican Pacific League, and threw a perfect game tonight. Sweet.

tk13
12-10-2006, 12:35 AM
Pretty impressive. Dayton seemed REALLY impressed by him, couldn't believe he was available.

Pitt Gorilla
12-10-2006, 12:39 AM
Wow. This guy looks really good. I'm sure the haters will still think it was a bad pickup, though...

Jenson71
12-10-2006, 12:41 AM
Waaaay too much $.

Reaper16
12-10-2006, 12:45 AM
Hopefully he can be a lights out 7th-8th inning guy for us out of the pen this season, since we have to keep him on the major league team per Rule 5, err, rules.

He could be like Sisco was for us in '04, except with actual control, maybe better. Then some AAA seasoning the next season as a starter. It'd be a miracle if this guy turned out to be some sort of poor man's Johan Santana (also a Rule 5 pickup). We need a lucky break like this.

Direckshun
12-10-2006, 01:33 AM
Next: THE WORLD.

RedDread
12-10-2006, 01:40 AM
Next: THE WORLD.


I'd shoot for out of last place first....

KC_Connection
12-10-2006, 01:46 AM
I still can't believe Kevin Towers (San Diego's GM), let this guy go.

Thig Lyfe
12-10-2006, 01:49 AM
holey poop!

cookster50
12-10-2006, 07:22 AM
Wow, the Mexican League is 100 times better than MLB, this guy is the next Cy Young!

KChiefs1
12-10-2006, 07:29 AM
Dayton Moore seems to know what he is doing....

Infidel Goat
12-10-2006, 07:43 AM
Wow, the Mexican League is 100 times better than MLB, this guy is the next Cy Young!

I don't care what level it was, you don't see many perfect games anywhere unless it's an eighteen year old thowing against 12 years olds in the little league world series.

BTW, there was one current major leaguer and one former major leaguer in the opposing team's line up.

He cost us all of $50K and people are still making fun of the Royals.