Will Any Team Gamble On Ponson?

Sidney Ponson won’t be missed in Texas, despite a 3.88 ERA in nine starts.  Ponson coupled good control with a 57.3% groundball rate, compensating for a lack of strikeouts and tons of hits.  The Rangers decided after a couple of incidents that it wasn’t worth it.

Nonetheless, a few Astros players asked Houston Chronicle beat writer Jose de Jesus Ortiz to encourage the team to sign Ponson.  Ponson sounds like a decent-sized (pun intended) clubhouse distraction, but he keeps getting chances.  Barry Bonds must really destroy a clubhouse.  


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