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FMITK2005
12-02-05, 04:20 PM
Former Orioles bad boy Sidney Ponson, a free-agent RHP, could prove a worthwhile risk he has stopped drinking, lost weight and grown his hair out, according to a friend. "With everything he's doing, you can see he's making a fresh start," the friend says. Ponson, 29, has told teams he prefers to start, but would close under the right circumstances.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5132718

RhodeyYankee2638
12-02-05, 04:20 PM
the answer is no

gold23
12-02-05, 04:21 PM
Nope. No need to take a chance on a bad makeup, bad performance guy. None.

ppa79
12-02-05, 04:22 PM
no way

DandyAndy46
12-02-05, 04:23 PM
In a word........NO

nyg02005
12-02-05, 04:23 PM
from his statement, he does not fit. We have a lot of starter and i do not even to argue the closer.

hellonewman
12-02-05, 04:25 PM
Just say no to judge assaults and DWI.

JeffWeaverFan
12-02-05, 04:25 PM
No no and no.

mik3
12-02-05, 04:26 PM
I'd laugh if Ponson comes back next year skinny with long hair and a beard. But no, no place on this team.

Darth_Takeo
12-02-05, 04:27 PM
Definitely!

Preferably, use a 12 gauge, and don't miss!

:D

FMITK2005
12-02-05, 04:28 PM
Okay, i give up. Mods you can go ahead and close this thread. :D

ryanm1058123
12-02-05, 04:28 PM
No. Thats all that needs to be said.

Tifoso
12-02-05, 04:28 PM
Former Orioles bad boy Sidney Ponson, a free-agent RHP, could prove a worthwhile risk he has stopped drinking, lost weight and grown his hair out, according to a friend. "With everything he's doing, you can see he's making a fresh start," the friend says. Ponson, 29, has told teams he prefers to start, but would close under the right circumstances.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5132718

NO!


Just sayin...

sundstrom
12-02-05, 04:29 PM
fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.....

cupcollector99
12-02-05, 04:38 PM
Yeah, his act would go over well with the Boss. All they need is another Wells but with no talent.

I could see Boston taking him in because of his inexplicable ability to beat the Yankees. He could fill the miscreant spot after Manny leaves.

ppa79
12-02-05, 04:40 PM
[QUOTE=sundstrom]fat QUOTE]

he belongs on the Red Sox

Yanks Lifer
12-02-05, 04:40 PM
Well now, let's think about this for a second. NO!!!

NewEraYanks2527
12-02-05, 04:50 PM
I'd rather see Wright have a spot in the rotation than Ponson.

destro
12-02-05, 04:57 PM
<img src="http://empire.team.net/1997/Buladelah_NSW_AU/no-way.sr.gif">

Mattpat11
12-02-05, 05:21 PM
Lord No.

Kulish29
12-02-05, 05:39 PM
RhodeyYankee2638
New Member

That right there is going to get MIGHTY confusing.

bostonyankeefan
12-02-05, 05:41 PM
fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.....

Mr. Blutarksi: 0.00

No thanks to Sidney.

Spaceboy88
12-02-05, 05:43 PM
Why would we want this joke of a pitcher? Not only does he suck, but do you remember the game the Yanks were destroying him and he was laughing? He has no heart. I can't believe someone would even suggest him!

Yankyfan
12-02-05, 05:44 PM
Sounds like the Nats will be very happy with him this year.

PinstripePride
12-02-05, 05:45 PM
I hate that man. Just say no.

Michaels07
12-02-05, 05:49 PM
Great Idea, Steinbrenner likes to give people like Steve Howe, Gooden & Strawberry a chance to redeem themselves

Sam18
12-02-05, 05:56 PM
Yes.

...

YankeeStripes
12-02-05, 06:04 PM
i'd rather have Hideki Irabu or Jay Witasick back. haha.

DontHateOnNumber2
12-02-05, 06:08 PM
Heck no. This guy is all cleaned up now because he's growing out his hair? Give me a break.

CaptainThurman
12-02-05, 06:08 PM
:-padlock-

:jaw-drop: :jaw-drop:

mr. baskums
12-02-05, 06:08 PM
Only if it is to the jaw.

jbauer2485
12-02-05, 06:22 PM
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Sam18
12-02-05, 06:26 PM
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Whoa, 3D.

JDPNYY
12-02-05, 07:04 PM
Definitely!

Preferably, use a 12 gauge, and don't miss!

:D

I'm not sure it would be possible to miss.

Tifoso
12-02-05, 07:10 PM
Whoa, 3D.

Man, that is one skinny gal. :eek:

Stacked, though. :)

Panamaniac42
12-02-05, 07:15 PM
I think they could take some shots with Sidney being that it is the offseason and provided that there is a designated driver. It would probably be a lot of fun, he seems to be a very jolly fellow.

StatenIslandYankee
12-02-05, 07:17 PM
All signs point to no

Panamaniac42
12-02-05, 07:21 PM
lol @ Rotoworld:

http://rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&id=5984

A friend of Ponson's told FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal that the right-hander has stopped drinking, lost weight and grown his hair out. We were skeptical, but if he's really grown his hair out, a four- or five-year deal would seem to be appropriate.

harkode2002
12-02-05, 07:24 PM
To: FMITK2005

From: Harkode2002

Re: Ponson

Take heart and FMI and don't close this thread yet, you may yet set the record for negative, smarta__ responses. I have the record for starting a thread trying to drum up support for Nomar - 222 damning negative threads. I couldn't stop laughing for a week.

Keep it going guys - break my record. Oh my response, this is just what we need - a fat, out of shape, judge beating jerk. If you're a person of authority in the Yankee organization who is slightly overweight, I'll bet you're just jumping at the chance to sign this guy.

yanksconstantino24
12-02-05, 07:26 PM
No Way.

Panamaniac42
12-02-05, 07:30 PM
To: FMITK2005

From: Harkode2002

Re: Ponson

Take heart and FMI and don't close this thread yet, you may yet set the record for negative, smarta__ responses. I have the record for starting a thread trying to drum up support for Nomar - 222 damning negative threads. I couldn't stop laughing for a week.

Keep it going guys - break my record. Oh my response, this is just what we need - a fat, out of shape, judge beating jerk. If you're a person of authority in the Yankee organization who is slightly overweight, I'll bet you're just jumping at the chance to sign this guy.


Just because FMI started this thread doesn't mean he actually even supports the idea (unless he says otherwise). He was sharing the Rosenthal article and asking the opinion of others. Gave a link, not his opinion.

By the way I support Nomar in the 1b/DH role though I know it's an unpopular idea.

Babe Rules
12-02-05, 07:30 PM
Pass. NO WAY!!!

IncredibleByNature
12-02-05, 07:32 PM
Definitely!

Preferably, use a 12 gauge, and don't miss!

:D

:lol: :lol:

diehardyankeefan
12-02-05, 07:34 PM
No, he is an inconsistent pitcher and overrated.

yanksconstantino24
12-02-05, 08:11 PM
No, he is an inconsistent pitcher and overrated.

He is, but that has nothing to do with why I don't want him on the Yankees. He's a troublemaker.

Mr. Mxylsplk
12-02-05, 09:02 PM
Ok, let's pretend he had no behavior issues, no weight issues, and had pitched decently the past few seasons. Even with all that, why would the yanks want him? How many starters are we going to use?

Yankeeah
12-02-05, 09:02 PM
Ok, let's pretend he had no behavior issues, no weight issues, and had pitched decently the past few seasons. Even with all that, why would the yanks want him? How many starters are we going to use?

Bingo.

surge511
12-02-05, 10:09 PM
In one short phrase: DON'T TOUCH HIM!!!

JapanJobbers
12-03-05, 02:21 AM
He should just go to WWE where he'll fit right in.

gszabo
12-03-05, 12:16 PM
if the plan is to trade one of the starters, Ponson's worth considering. but only w/the expectation that he's a 5th starter/spot starter/reliever.

Ponson's shown the ability to be decent, has got a nice sinker and some talent; but then he's obviously had problems - that game where he was getting hit by the Yankees and laughing disturbs me more than anything else . really, it largely depends upon how serious he'll be - some players mature after hitting bottom, some don't. so if you can get him to spring training at low risk/cost, what's to lose?

conkermaniac
12-03-05, 01:21 PM
If the Yankees can get him at basically no risk, and he will agree to be a reliever, he might be worth taking a gamble on. He can throw gas, and that's always nice to have in the pen.

MisterNovember
12-03-05, 02:03 PM
Why would the Yankees want Sidney Ponson?????

Yankeeah
12-03-05, 02:09 PM
Why is this thread still going?

Yankees13
12-03-05, 05:00 PM
Former Orioles bad boy Sidney Ponson, a free-agent RHP, could prove a worthwhile risk he has stopped drinking, lost weight and grown his hair out, according to a friend. "With everything he's doing, you can see he's making a fresh start," the friend says. Ponson, 29, has told teams he prefers to start, but would close under the right circumstances.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5132718
God no.

Crosby18
12-03-05, 05:43 PM
Are You crazy Sidney Ponson!!!!! The real question is should the Yankees go after FA Matt Morris?

Yankeeah
12-03-05, 06:02 PM
Are You crazy Sidney Ponson!!!!! The real question is should the Yankees go after FA Matt Morris?

RJ, Moose, Chacon, Wang, Wright, Pavano and Small. We currently have 7 starters next year, you figure one of them is goign to get hurt, possibly 2, so we have two backups. WHy do we need an 8th starter?

rlavera
12-03-05, 07:16 PM
Unless there is some reason to believe that he would make a decent middle relief guy, which I don't see, why bother? On a similar note, what ever happened to Nomo?

Mr. Mxylsplk
12-03-05, 07:57 PM
RJ, Moose, Chacon, Wang, Wright, Pavano and Small. We currently have 7 starters next year, you figure one of them is goign to get hurt, possibly 2, so we have two backups. WHy do we need an 8th starter?
Personally I'd like 10. We should go after Zito (hello Robinson Cano, I'm looking at you - time to sell high), Morris, Ponson, maybe look at making Wickman a starter again. Too much is never enough, you know?

Yankeeah
12-03-05, 08:05 PM
Personally I'd like 10. We should go after Zito (hello Robinson Cano, I'm looking at you - time to sell high), Morris, Ponson, maybe look at making Wickman a starter again. Too much is never enough, you know?

I never really thought about that. But you know, we can take that Rivera guy in our pen and make him a starter again too.

Bernie Inferno
12-03-05, 08:06 PM
Yankee Stadium is not an aquarium for whales.

Sierra Mist
12-03-05, 10:22 PM
well Ponson dominates us, but how is he against the rest of the MLB?? We cant just sign someone because they beat us in the past (see Tony Womack).

longtimeyankeefan
12-03-05, 10:39 PM
We cant just sign someone because they beat us in the past (see Tony Womack).

The best reason I have heard yet NOT to acquire Juan Pierre.

NYDCYankee
12-03-05, 10:43 PM
Nononononononyesnononononononononononono

Yankeeah
12-03-05, 11:01 PM
well Ponson dominates us

No he doesn't.

panicfan
12-03-05, 11:21 PM
I like it Mr. Blutarsky! But in regards to Ponson. NO!

fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.....

BroadwayBomber55
12-04-05, 02:36 AM
With Sidney Ponson? No. The answer is always no.

Jace
12-04-05, 03:26 AM
Sidnnnnney baby. I like the man because he is from Aruba and currently commands the high rank of Knight. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrruba!

Now if maybe he worked on those DUIs again. Those are a problem in the states including the good Empire state of New York. Aiya!

Irabu's Son
12-04-05, 11:02 AM
You know what, if he agrees to be the long reliever and #6 starter for like, 700,000, I say go for it. More money has been wasted on worse players.

Ivoted4Kodos
12-04-05, 11:20 AM
well Ponson dominates us,

6-12, 4.63 ERA, 1.42 WHIP career against the Yankees. That's hardly dominant.