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    Post by sox55 on Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:40 pm

    White Sox Request Release Waivers For Dayan Viciedo

    By Jeff Todd [February 4, 2015 at 2:06pm CST]
    The White Sox have requested unconditional release waivers for outfielder Dayan Viciedo the club announced. Viciedo had been designated for assignment, so this move primarily indicates that he will not bring Chicago any return via trade.


    Unless he is claimed, Viciedo will enter the free agent market still shy of his 26th birthday and already having claimed 66 MLB home runs. Of course, in spite of that impressive power, he has failed to reach base at a reasonable clip (.298 career OBP) and is generally rated a sub-par defender.


    Viciedo’s $4.4MM arbitration salary for 2015 surely provides a significant disincentive to otherwise interested clubs, and makes a claim unlikely. Chicago will remain responsible for about $733K of that sum.


    This is surely not the end that either side hoped for when Viciedo signed out of Cuba as an international free agent, receiving a big league contract and $10MM guarantee. Another team will presumably take a shot on Viciedo, who comes with two more years of commitment-free control through arbitration and figures to be available for a minimal financial outlay.
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    Post by jaywit on Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:58 pm

    sox55 wrote:

    White Sox Request Release Waivers For Dayan Viciedo



    By Jeff Todd [February 4, 2015 at 2 CST]
    The White Sox have requested unconditional release waivers for outfielder Dayan Viciedo the club announced. Viciedo had been designated for assignment, so this move primarily indicates that he will not bring Chicago any return via trade.


    Unless he is claimed, Viciedo will enter the free agent market still shy of his 26th birthday and already having claimed 66 MLB home runs. Of course, in spite of that impressive power, he has failed to reach base at a reasonable clip (.298 career OBP) and is generally rated a sub-par defender.


    Viciedo’s $4.4MM arbitration salary for 2015 surely provides a significant disincentive to otherwise interested clubs, and makes a claim unlikely. Chicago will remain responsible for about $733K of that sum.


    This is surely not the end that either side hoped for when Viciedo signed out of Cuba as an international free agent, receiving a big league contract and $10MM guarantee. Another team will presumably take a shot on Viciedo, who comes with two more years of commitment-free control through arbitration and figures to be available for a minimal financial outlay.

    Hopefully, the folks in Seattle are still too bummed about handing the Patriots the super bowl to have noticed this little bit of baseball trivia.  Note to Dayan:  it's always raining here.  You'll hate it.  Go somewhere similar to Cuba's temp--like Arizona.  Tell Mart I said hello.

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    Post by MGJOHNSON on Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:18 pm

    jaywit wrote:
    sox55 wrote:

    White Sox Request Release Waivers For Dayan Viciedo





    By Jeff Todd [February 4, 2015 at 2 CST]
    The White Sox have requested unconditional release waivers for outfielder Dayan Viciedo the club announced. Viciedo had been designated for assignment, so this move primarily indicates that he will not bring Chicago any return via trade.


    Unless he is claimed, Viciedo will enter the free agent market still shy of his 26th birthday and already having claimed 66 MLB home runs. Of course, in spite of that impressive power, he has failed to reach base at a reasonable clip (.298 career OBP) and is generally rated a sub-par defender.


    Viciedo’s $4.4MM arbitration salary for 2015 surely provides a significant disincentive to otherwise interested clubs, and makes a claim unlikely. Chicago will remain responsible for about $733K of that sum.


    This is surely not the end that either side hoped for when Viciedo signed out of Cuba as an international free agent, receiving a big league contract and $10MM guarantee. Another team will presumably take a shot on Viciedo, who comes with two more years of commitment-free control through arbitration and figures to be available for a minimal financial outlay.

    Hopefully, the folks in Seattle are still too bummed about handing the Patriots the super bowl to have noticed this little bit of baseball trivia.  Note to Dayan:  it's always raining here.  You'll hate it.  Go somewhere similar to Cuba's temp--like Arizona.  Tell Mart I said hello.

    I wouldn't mind seeing Viciedo on the Diamondbacks.  The only thing is that they probably got enough outfielders right now.  He could land up with Oakland or Tampa Bay, as both would be a better fit.
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    Post by Cream1953 on Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:28 pm

    Isn't it nice how LAZY fat-assed pieces of shit like this guy can make millions for putting forth a half-hearted effort and failing at what they get paid to do? You want this dickhead Mart? You can have him. Good riddance to the dumb ass fucking bum. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. And have a nice day!! Very Happy
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    Post by jaywit on Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:35 pm

    Cream1953 wrote:Isn't it nice how LAZY fat-assed pieces of shit like this guy can make millions for putting forth a half-hearted effort and failing at what they get paid to do? You want this dickhead Mart? You can have him. Good riddance to the dumb ass fucking bum. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. And have a nice day!! Very Happy

    I am probably one of the last on the board to give up on this hammerhead (not the last since Mart still wants him) but now I agree.  Good riddance!  And stay the fuck out of Seattle.

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    Post by MGJOHNSON on Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:53 pm

    Yeah, it's real easy to pick on the guy when he has trouble getting on base and his fielding stinks, but you scoffers will live to regret the day the Sox let the Tank roll out of Chicago.  At least they resigned Michael Taylor.
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    Post by rmapasad on Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:16 pm

    MGJOHNSON wrote:Yeah, it's real easy to pick on the guy when he has trouble getting on base and his fielding stinks, but you scoffers will live to regret the day the Sox let the Tank roll out of Chicago.  At least they resigned Michael Taylor.
    Some GM will look at 25 yr old, 25 HR Tank and probably take a shot on him for league minimum salary.  But it's a long shot.
    Tank's comp at age 25 (power, high K's, bad Bat Avg., poor fielding) are guys like Charlie Spikes, Delmon Young, Lastings Milledge, Jose Guillen and good ol' Ken Harrelson.   Like Tank, Hawk had 60+ HR's , lots of K's, low Bat Avg and bad fielding #'s by age 25.  No wonder the Hawkeroo was signing his praises..
    Harrelson went on to have only one good season after age 25 but Hawk also had decent plate discipline.  Jose Guillen had three good years later in his career (290's BA, 25-30 HRs) but that was in the pre-testing era and Guillen was a juicer.  "Tank" is where Viciedo looks like he'll remain.
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    Post by Jack Brickhouse on Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:23 am

    WAIT!!!  Last season I read some soap opera horseshit on this board that if the Sox dumped Tank, there would be a REVOLUTION among the remaining Cuban players!!




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