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Doug Padilla ‏@ESPNChiSox 5m5 minutes ago

 

White Sox sign reliever Jesse Crain to a minor league deal. He's now a year and a half away from surgery. Coop excited for the move.

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Dan Hayes ‏@CSNHayes 6m6 minutes ago

 

Jesse Crain returns on a minor-lg deal. Throwing at 120 feet. Feels good. White Sox will be patient with him. Hasn't pitched since 2013.

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I like it. Make as many of these low risk, potential high reward type signings as possible and at least one of them should pan out.

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If this was an elbow injury, I'd love the move even more. Last time Crain was healthy, he was elite. Not saying we should at all expect that, but he's at the point in the process where he should be able to pitch and should be pretty close to 100%, which is a major plus. I might be wrong cause I'm more basing this on the fact that the injury happened in the summer of 13, so by the time spring starts, he'll have nearly been away from the game for 2 years, which would presumably put him in a pretty decent spot.

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my daughter will be happy. she goes to pre-school, with his "nephew".

 

Kid came in and passed out some Sox swag to the fellow 3 year old's (back then). I thought that was pretty cool.

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I LOVE this deal. Great guy and if he is even half as good as pre-injury it'll shore up the pen even more.

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Gotta like it. A healthy Crain would be one heck of a set up guy for Robertson.

 

Hahn and co are getting it done this winter. Lots to be excited about.

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If Coop is excited, I am too.

His veteran presence should be a big plus.

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Good move. I am a Jesse Crain fan. If he is healthy he can help us. I am impressed with Sox moves this off season

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QUOTE (StRoostifer @ Jan 22, 2015 -> 11:27 PM)
Gotta like it. A healthy Crain would be one heck of a set up guy for Robertson.

 

Hahn and co are getting it done this winter. Lots to be excited about.

 

i am happy and hope for the best. but come on, he is at best another

reclamation project. this is the sox fans hoping and getting excited and

forgetting we still have holes to fix.

 

i am not going to allow myself to be diverted with good intentions. good

feeling moves. not this time around.

Edited by LDF

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Remember when the Sox traded him to TB and we were all wondering if what we got back was dependent on how much he pitched for the Rays. Hasn't pitched since . Good times.

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QUOTE (CaliSoxFanViaSWside @ Jan 22, 2015 -> 07:08 PM)
Remember when the Sox traded him to TB and we were all wondering if what we got back was dependent on how much he pitched for the Rays. Hasn't pitched since . Good times.

 

If there's one knock on Hahn, he's had some terrible luck with his deadline tradebait.

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Like it alot. Even more so because he's a better guy off the field.

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The odds of him actually being "Jesse Crain" are pretty low, but it is worth the lottery ticket.

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Another candidate for the pen. There are some bodies to choose from this year.

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QUOTE (greg775 @ Jan 22, 2015 -> 08:32 PM)
Another candidate for the pen. There are some bodies to choose from this year.

 

If everything works out a perfectly, a bullpen consisting of Petricka, Putnam, Guerra, Duke, Crain, Jennings, and Robertson seems damn solid to me. You also have guys like Cleto, Montas, Jones, Carroll, Surkamp, etc who could possibly be in the fold as well.

 

It's nice to have a plethora of options.

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