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Saturday, May 26th, 2018



Mark Prior is not only getting ripped by bloggers, the MSM and fans at the ballpark. Even The Onion found some time to give it to him.

Valued reader Schmidty dropped this in the comments section and I just had to repost it.

Disabled List Offers Mark Prior Two-Year, $8 Million Extension

CHICAGO-Mark Prior, the right-handed pitcher who has spent the first few years of his career on the disabled list, is now considering accepting a recent two-year, $8 million offer from the DL that would keep him not playing through the 2008 season. “I couldn’t even imagine the DL without Mark Prior-over the years, he has become the face, stiff right elbow, strained subscapularis muscle, and inflamed Achilles tendon of our organization,” said Kirk Gibson, manager and longtime former member of the DL, which is currently rebuilding by claiming young arms such as Kerry Wood, Ben Sheets, and Mike Maroth. “We firmly believe that Mark’s best injuries are still ahead of him.” While Prior’s agent says the pitcher is exploring his options, experts predict that it is “inevitable” that Prior will return to the DL and, with the loyalty he’s shown in the past, likely finish his career there.

  • <span class="anon-comment-author">Dan</span>

    Bobby Abreu and Garret Anderson. And those are just two of the past winners. I haven’t seen a full list of contestantsa who have not won so I couldn’t say which of the losers have stopped hitting home runs, but since their respective HR derby crowns, Abreu and Anderson have seen a complete drop off in power. Oh and Sammy Sosa, but he doesn’t count because his drop off is due to other “things” (allegedly hehe).

  • http://chicagozoner.blogspot.com <a href="http://chicagozoner.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">The Zoner</a>

    I have to disagree. I also don’t equate “screwing up your swing” with only a dropoff in power. And Anderson might also be one of those “other thing” guys.

    As for Abreu, he’s probably the best argument for your case. But he has never hit more than 31 in any season and had 24 last year. He only has 8 so far this year. He was never a big HR to begin with.

    I wish we could ask him what he thinks.

  • http://www.amplyblessed.net <a href="http://www.amplyblessed.net" rel="nofollow">Tom Marker</a>

    Even if it does mess with your mechanics, you should get in the cage the next day with a coach and get the old swing back, according to Mike Piazza.

  • http://chicagozoner.blogspot.com <a href="http://chicagozoner.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">The Zoner</a>

    Mike Piazza is on the Padres. I still think that’s weird.

    Thanks Tommy.

  • <span class="anon-comment-author">Schmidty</span>

    Agreed Zoner…not like these guys don’t “home run derby” every day during batting practice. Hell, the pitchers even do it and put money on it when they take BP before the gates open. It’s not like their swing is THAT much different for a home run contest. If they were out playing 16″ softball on their days off, then I might be wary of it. :)

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