Sox workout former Cub Mark Prior

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    Mark Prior, who has not pitched since 2006 and is only 31, tried out for the Red Sox [team stats] in Fort Myers recently, an industry source said. It is too early to know if the tryout will lead to a signing for the oft-injured righty, who had offseason sports hernia surgery. . . .

     
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    Well '04idiot, you are really getting quite good at this cut and paste thing as well as picture posting.
     
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    Watching that guy pitch in 2003, wow.. Thought he was going to be one of the best in the game for years. Hell of an arm with nasty stuff.
     
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    Maybe he will be the new closer.
     
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    would this be the same Mark Prior that Beni laid into the Yanks about?....Tongue outWink
     
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    Good lord....
     
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    In Response to Sox workout former Cub Mark Prior:
    [QUOTE]According to SoxProspects sources, right-hander Mark Prior was at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers this morning for a tryout with the Red Sox. Prior spent five major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs, last pitching there in 2006. After reaching the major leagues at age 21 and being one of the most electric arms in the game, shoulder injuries derailed Prior's career in quick fashion. His best year came in 2003 when he pitched 211.1 innings to a 2.43 ERA with 245 strikeouts. He did not pitch at all during the 2007-2009 seasons. Attempting a comeback, the now 31-year-old pitched exactly 12.0 minor league innings each of the last two years in the Rangers' and Yankees' systems, respectively. He worked exclusively as a reliever in those two seasons. While he gave up just 3 earned runs and struck out 39 batters total over those 24.0 innings, the injury history is still a major red flag.
    Posted by 2004Idiots[/QUOTE]

    Hey, if the guy can give us innings like Padilla has so far, or the hope we may have in Cook, bring him in for a look.
     
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    It doesn't hurt to look. Didn't Kevin Millwood pitch for Pawtucket one year?
     
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    Anybody who was as good as he was is always intriguing. Doubt anything will come out of this.
     
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    I don't know about this. I hope that we stay away from Prior. Wasn't too long ago that alot of us were laughing at the Yankees for checking out Prior. Do the Sox want him now???
     
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    I think the pre-requisite to make the staff is you must be able to consistently pitch 5 innings and give up 5 runs.
     
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    In Response to Sox workout former Cub Mark Prior:
    [QUOTE]According to SoxProspects sources, right-hander Mark Prior was at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers this morning for a tryout with the Red Sox. Prior spent five major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs, last pitching there in 2006. After reaching the major leagues at age 21 and being one of the most electric arms in the game, shoulder injuries derailed Prior's career in quick fashion. His best year came in 2003 when he pitched 211.1 innings to a 2.43 ERA with 245 strikeouts. He did not pitch at all during the 2007-2009 seasons. Attempting a comeback, the now 31-year-old pitched exactly 12.0 minor league innings each of the last two years in the Rangers' and Yankees' systems, respectively. He worked exclusively as a reliever in those two seasons. While he gave up just 3 earned runs and struck out 39 batters total over those 24.0 innings, the injury history is still a major red flag.
    Posted by 2004Idiots[/QUOTE]
    That seems about right.
     
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    [QUOTE]Anybody who was as good as he was is always intriguing. Doubt anything will come out of this.
    Posted by dgalehouse[/QUOTE]

    Exactly right;  it could work out but probably won't.  If it does we hit the jackpot for low/no investment.  Why do people insist on being so negative about these tryouts and/or signings?   Does this look familiar to anyone?:
     
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    In Response to Re: Sox workout former Cub Mark Prior:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sox workout former Cub Mark Prior : Exactly right;  it could work out but probably won't.  If it does we hit the jackpot for low/no investment.  Why do people insist on being so negative about these tryouts and/or signings?   Does this look familiar to anyone?: March 31, 1971 : Released by the Minnesota Twins . April 16, 1971 : Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves . May 15, 1971 : Released by the Atlanta Braves . May 17, 1971 : Signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox .
    Posted by Chilliwings[/QUOTE]
    If we could get a tenth of the contribution El Tiant gave us, Prior would be a great signing !
    Just another low cost low risk move, probably won't amount to much but high potential upside.
     
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    When Prior was with the Yankees, he pitched better than I expected. He knows how to pitch and still had enough stuff to be effective out of the pen. But, once again, injury cut short his opportunity with New York.
     
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