Monday, November 23, 2009

Welcome Omar Vizquel

The White Sox signed Omar Vizquel, who will be 43 in April, to a one year deal today. He will be used as a backup middle infielder.

The White Sox have a knack for high profile Venezuelan shortstops. Although it would have been nice to have Vizquel ten or twenty years ago, Kenny Williams seems to prefer high profile stars in the twilight of their careers.

Hopefully, Omar will bring a much needed spark to the lineup and stability in the middle infield. He did a decent job as a backup player with the Rangers last year, so there is no indication that the Sox can't expect more of the same.

Welcome to Chicago, Omar! You'll love it here.

6 comments:

PatsCards said...

Let's hope that Kenny isn't subscribing to the way the Hawks were thinking 5, 10, 15 years ago when they would sign high-profile players in the twilight of their careers (i.e. Paul Coffey, Doug Gilmour).

Spiff said...

I liked Omar when he was with Texas and gained a lot of respect for him. Lost most of the respect I had gained when he ran his mouth while leaving. Heck of a player though.

White Sox Cards said...

If he can still play somewhere near his capability on a part time level, it will be worth it. I don't want to see the Sox become the '90s Orioles, where players go to die.

Spiff, I felt the same way about Orlando Cabrera in 2008.

deal said...

Whoohoo - if he makes the squad, a remote chance still remains that someone older than me can hit a home run in 2010.

Otherwise I fear that nobody older than me (42) will ever hit a dinger again - sniff.

night owl said...

The signing adds another twist to this card:

http://nightowlcards.blogspot.com/2009/07/cardboard-appreciation-1997-topps.html

Johngy said...

Assuming it is strictly for utility purposes, I'd say it was a good deal. If OV becomes a starter, I fear for the Sox.

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