Quick Hits: Chipper, Nix, Trout, Rockies

Here's a potpourri of news items as we head into the weekend…


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  1. 5_tool_MiLB_fool 4 years ago

    My god who are the rockies kidding? Just release Cook now he is overpaid, always injured, no good performances when actually contributing, and has no trade value at this point. So go ahead O’Dowd, cut the cookie. If he had the audacity to do it to Hawpe then Cook shouldn’t be a problem.

    • 5_tool_MiLB_fool 4 years ago

      And while you’re at it start shopping Ian Stewart. Minor collision on day 1 of spring and he is treating it as if he needs to miss the season. If they are serious about overtaking the Giants then they are going to have to cut the chemistry crap and make some moves.

  2. ugotrpk3113 4 years ago

    Westmoreland had all the scouts excited, comparing him to Sizemore. I pray he just gets to a point to live life normally and it would be an amazing day to see him play baseball again (even if it isn’t with the Sox)

    • BoSoXaddict 4 years ago

      What’s encouraging is that if you read the article, doctors are already “saying” that he WILL live a normal life..and that it just remains to be seen whether his baseball skills will eventually return to their previous level. With the progress he’s made, I certainltly wouldn’t discount the possibility..I know I’m rootin for him.

  3. vonhayesdays 4 years ago

    I just got one thing to say what kinda of grown man goes by chipper , great ball player (HOF) but come on. chipper? really

    • Larry Wayne Jones Jr. takes too long to say.

      • vonhayesdays 4 years ago

        that makes him sound more like a jazz pianist , rather than a ball player , so chipper it is

    • Hopefully you didn’t just think of this, since he’s been around since 1993.

      • vonhayesdays 4 years ago

        no ive just been waiting for the right moment when mlbtr mentioned larry wayne jones jr

  4. vtadave 4 years ago

    Westmoreland is a great story. Cutting open his brain only to return to playing baseball? Too bad doctors can’t do that (legally) to Milton Bradley.

    • Well ‘ya see, there has to be something in there to cut open. It just so happens that isn’t the case with Mr. Bradley.

    • Ummm no. They cut open his brain to let him live a normal life. He has lost his vision and hearing a few days prior to surgery.

      EDIT: Eh, ignore what I said. I misread your comment.

      • vtadave 4 years ago

        Yeah I probably should have put a comma in there between “brain” and “only”. Wasn’t my intention to imply that the only reason for undergoing radical brain surgery was to play ball.

  5. dc21892 4 years ago

    I’m pulling extra hard for Westmoreland. He’s a native Rhode Islander like myself.

  6. TheHotCorner 4 years ago

    I hope to see Brandon Wood move on from LA. I think he needs a change of venue to maybe jump start his career. Would like to see the Braves bring him in as Chippers eventual replacement when he goes down again this year.

    • kdub53 4 years ago

      AND WATch the second he leaves anahiem he will become the player everyone was projecting him to be…
      hah
      t

      • TheHotCorner 4 years ago

        Then everytime we talked about Wood we could use Dennis Green’s line, “He is who we thought he was” (replacing they with he).

  7. hawkny1 4 years ago

    This kid, Westmoreland, is tough. He will be back because the brain heals, allbeit slowly, but it heals..and the rest of his body is the same as it was…. Give him a year and he will be good as new…just watch!

  8. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Francona part that is on the corner of the article highlighted it best.. It is just a miracle he has come this far and baseball is just the smaller aspect of the entire saga.

    Soxprospects site has daily updates as many here know fairly often regarding RWM and it has been really interesting reading how he can go out and play the game now fairly well, yet the simple things like tying his shoe laces being nearly impossible that many here take for granted.

    Makes one step back and re asses ones out look on life what this young man has been through and still has to go through.

    Edit:
    Did not mean daily, but every so often updates regarding RWM and his progress.

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