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  • Dbacks release tom "flash" gordon

    After spending almost the whole season on rehab here in Reno the dBacks gave Gordon his release on August 12.

  • #2
    He's all done. What a long career though!

    Should he retire, that leaves only 6 other players left who started their careers in the 80's:

    Griffey
    Sheffield
    Vizquel
    Moyer
    Rogers
    Smoltz
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    • #3
      It took courage and perserverence to rehab so diligently, but all of Gordon's last five seasons were only partial seasons with at least 50 per cent of the time spent on the disabled list. It appears to be time Tom moved on to the next chapter of his life.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RationalNYYfan View Post
        He's all done. What a long career though!

        Should he retire, that leaves only 6 other players left who started their careers in the 80's:

        Griffey
        Sheffield
        Vizquel
        Moyer
        Rogers
        Smoltz
        Each era produces a couple of "Four Decade Players". The odds are long against Rogers, Smoltz, and Griffey returning to become part of that elite group. The only ones who appear to have a chance to become four decade players from the 1980s to the 2010s are Vizquel and Sheffield (still productive in reduced roles) and Moyer (a bad signing by Phillies new GM Ruben Amaro Jr.) Moyer should have been offered a one-year and not a two-year deal last Winter. Now the Phillies are contractually obligated and on the hook for $6.5 Mil. to Moyer for 2010. Rather than eat that contract they'll have to find some role for him (long relief) for next season. If he really stinks early next season they'll end up having to release him and eat the balance of the contract, anyway.
        Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-15-2009, 10:06 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Philly-brownsfan View Post
          Each era produces a couple of "Four Decade Players". The odds are long against Rogers, Smoltz, and Griffey returning to become part of that elite group. The only ones who appear to have a chance to become four decade players from the 1980s to the 2010s are Vizquel and Sheffield (still productive in reduced roles) and Moyer (a bad signing by Phillies new GM Ruben Amaro Jr.) Moyer should have been offered a one-year and not a two-year deal last Winter. Now the Phillies are contractually obligated and on the hook for $6.5 Mil. to Moyer for 2010. Rather than eat that contract they'll have to find some role for him (long relief) for next season. If he really stinks early next season they'll end up having to release him and eat the balance of the contract, anyway.
          Rational Fan & I both forgot Randy Johnson, who although currently on the Disabled List, may return in September, If he pitches next year, he will also be a "Four Decade Player" (his MLB career began in 1988).

          *Philly-brownsfan*

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          • #6
            Back to Gordon I watched him pitch here in Reno this season and he was terrible. I think his ERA was somewhere near 12 something.

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