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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:26 pm

RotoWorld wrote:John Rocker, coming back from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, is set to begin pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League.
If he shows he can get left-handers out, some team will take a chance on Rocker, who has pitched just one inning in the majors since 2002.




be interesting to see how he does in the winter league, as he could bring a little interests from a few teams if he is healthy
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Postby Pacman » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:24 pm

There's a joke in there somewhere about Rocker currently being a "foreigner" living/playing in Venezuela.

Like, maybe the locals are disgusted with having to sit next to Rocker on the subway on their way to the ballpark. B-)

Wait, are there subways in Venezuela? :-?
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:34 pm

Rocker wasn't even good before the injury, why would a team take him back 2 years after the fact, coming off of surgery?

I'll always remember him for the night I actually plugged him into my lineup and he got 2 holds. That's his career highlight IMO. Pretty sad, really.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:48 pm

I don't know before the whole incident Rocker had pretty nasty stuff. If he ever stopped be such a turd and focused on baseball he could be a pretty good reliever again.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:54 pm

Amazinz wrote:I don't know before the whole incident Rocker had pretty nasty stuff. If he ever stopped be such a turd and focused on baseball he could be a pretty good reliever again.


Well the incident was 4 years ago.... he hasn't had a good year since 1999 - 6 seasons ago. But we'll see... maybe if he gets some control back after fixing his shoulder he could be serviceable. Seems like a "Wild Thing" Mitch Williams (see sig) pitcher to me; a couple good seasons, and the rest horrible, filled with walks and personal problems.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:54 pm

It's funny to think of him down there. In his bizarre rant, didn't he say something about how if you were coming to live in a country you should learn the language? I wonder how his spanish is coming along.

He did have great stuff with the Braves. Of course, John Burkett had great stuff with the Braves. But if he can get lefties out, he'll find a job. Heck, Felix Heredia has a job...
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Postby FatGuyWithAMullet » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:55 pm

Amazinz wrote:I don't know before the whole incident Rocker had pretty nasty stuff. If he ever stopped be such a turd and focused on baseball he could be a pretty good reliever again.


John Rocker and Ryan Leaf are the posterboys for the importance of intangibles. Rocker could of been the next Billy Wagner, so much wasted potential.
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Postby kentx12 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:53 pm

Looks like the Mets are intrested in him..... :-D






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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:05 pm

"The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. I'm not a very big fan of foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get into this country?"

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How do I publish this in Venezuela? :-D
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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:15 pm

i guess if everyone else gets a second chance why not John rocker
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