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
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.
"Jack, will you call me, if you're able?"
"I've got your phone number written, in the back of my Bible."
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...
"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?"
Atlanta Braves Pitcher John Rocker As Quoted in Sports Illustrated