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    Dontrelle Willis retires

    I didn't even know he was still around...

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

    SEATTLE -- Dontrelle Willis has retired, the Baltimore Orioles announced on Monday afternoon, ending an up and down Major League career for the left-handed pitcher nicknamed "D-Train."
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    Just looked through his baseballreference page. He won a Rookie of the Year Award, a World Series, went to 2 All-Star games, and made over 40 million bucks in his career. Not bad for a guy that's been pretty terrible during most of his career.

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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    He hit 9 homers as a pitcher justifying the $40 million dollars total.

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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalen5150 View Post
    Just looked through his baseballreference page. He won a Rookie of the Year Award, a World Series, went to 2 All-Star games, and made over 40 million bucks in his career. Not bad for a guy that's been pretty terrible during most of his career.

    yep, no reason to feel sorry for the guy, 9 out of 10 players would love to have all that
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    Wow - it seems like the D-Train rage wasn't that long ago. He sure was a blast to watch in his "prime", if you can call it that considering how fast he flamed out.

    Is there anybody the O's won't sign to a minor league contract.....or sign period?
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    Wow - it seems like the D-Train rage wasn't that long ago. He sure was a blast to watch in his "prime", if you can call it that considering how fast he flamed out.

    Is there anybody the O's won't sign to a minor league contract.....or sign period?
    I've heard that there's a fanboy out there named bobby something that they may not sign.

    D-Train was good. I haven't seen a black southpaw ace since Vida Blue back in the days. He got overcompensated by the Fish before he went out to fry.
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    Quote Originally Posted by 4trainEddie View Post
    He hit 9 homers as a pitcher justifying the $40 million dollars total.
    Pffffffft, even SS Rey Ordonez, formerly playing out of Shea, had 12 jacks over 9 seasons.

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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    ...and nobody noticed.


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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalen5150 View Post
    Just looked through his baseballreference page. He won a Rookie of the Year Award, a World Series, went to 2 All-Star games, and made over 40 million bucks in his career. Not bad for a guy that's been pretty terrible during most of his career.
    how many on the board would be happy with that? my guessing ... over 80%.
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    Re: Dontrelle Willis retires

    Quote Originally Posted by ajra21 View Post
    how many on the board would be happy with that? my guessing ... over 80%.
    It's strange how a career that should be extremely satisfying by any objective standard can become disappointing purely by comparison against expectations. Especially when those expectations have an enormous public audience.

    Only Willis can say if he's happy, and I hope he is.
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