Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Can_of_corn

2005 WaPo Piece on Ponson

Recommended Posts

On 2/3/2017 at 6:46 AM, weams said:

Ponson territory.

Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang earned his third DUI arrest in South Korea in December

 

 

And has checked into rehab and will likely miss the start of spring training (as well as losing his spot on the Korean WBC team).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, SteveA said:

And has checked into rehab and will likely miss the start of spring training (as well as losing his spot on the Korean WBC team).

I was surprised to find out he waited that long to go into rehab.  I would have thought it would have happened shortly after the arrest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Were the details of the financial settlement with the Orioles ever released? They terminated his contract and Ponson appealed. I'm pretty sure there was a hush hush settlement, but maybe some details leaked? I can't find anything. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Ohfan67 said:

Were the details of the financial settlement with the Orioles ever released? They terminated his contract and Ponson appealed. I'm pretty sure there was a hush hush settlement, but maybe some details leaked? I can't find anything. 

I've never seen a figure. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



Rumors and News






  • Posts

    • Well, that's why I said he's a hard guy to project, he really is. I mean who do you compare him to.  He has Vidal Nuno stuff or worse, but he does a ton of crazy, deceptive things that make the stuff play up to the point where he hasn't been hittable at all in the minors, even being young for his level. I try to be super realistic in my reports and not overplay someone's chances.  I liked Cortes enough to rank him the top LHP available in the Rule 5 draft, and the second best SP option behind Burch Smith (who I really like and I think should do well for the Royals this year). Cautiously optimistic is probably the right place to be on Cortes.
    •   After reading your scouting report im not as optimistic as I was after your first reply. I guess being a LHP gives him a huge edge to stay in the rotation, I just wonder how hit-able he'll be. 
    • http://www.orioleshangout.com/2017/11/30/rule-5-target-nestor-cortes-lhp/ This is the report on him I did before the Orioles selected him in the Rule 5 draft.  He was one of my top targets for the draft.  Read at least the delivery section.  Basically, he changes the way he delivers the ball from pitch to pitch more than anyone in the majors.  
    • What is weird about his pitching? Haven't heard about it.
    • Let's pretend Nestor Cortes isn't a rule 5 pick for a second. Ok, so in that case, the Orioles have a guy who... Threw 63 innings of 2.26 ERA ball in 2015 as a 20yo in short season ball. Threw 106 innings of 1.53 ERA ball in 2016 as a 21yo split between low A and A+ ball. Threw 104 innings of 2.06 ERA ball in 2017 as a 22yo split between AA and AAA. The Orioles didn't have one pitcher in AAA who was 22 years old for any of 2017. He's struck out more than a batter per inning on average and his HR/9 innings pitched is a minuscule 0.38 in his last two seasons. (for comparison, the lowest in the majors in 2017 among pitchers with 100+ innings was 0.60) If this guy had been acquired any other way, a lot of people would be excited about trying him in the rotation. Now, don't get me wrong, there are reasons to question whether he'll be as successful as a major league player from a scouting perspective and he's hard to project because he's such a weird pitcher.  But the guy has done nothing except pitch exceptionally.
    • Wile E. Coyote.  When the Roadrunner stops short.
    • Ynoa, Asher are the two most likley candidates.Unless one of the Rule 5 picks looks great. I've heard Buck mention Hess when talking about options for 18. After that it gets murkier. 
  • Popular Contributors

×