Monday, October 27, 2008

White Sox Photoshop Cards: Horatio Ramirez

Card #36 - Horacio Ramirez

Horatio had a below average stint with the White Sox in 2008. If the the Sox do not retain him for their 2009 roster, this would make the only team in his career where he has not hit a batter while pitching. Horatio hit two batters, in 2008, while with Kansas City. The only year that he has not hit a batter was 2004, with Atlanta.

This is another in a long line of former Kansas City pitchers that Kenny Williams thinks will magically transform into a miraculous pitching machine. Yes, these pitchers all have flashes of brilliance, but a change of uniform will not fix these damaged goods.

This was the best picture of Horatio that I could find. It shows him in Baltimore, I believe, during the continuation of the rained out game from Chicago. I remember Horatio being much better than the numbers say, or what everyone else thinks.

I doubt that Horatio will be on the Major League roster in 2009, but he is a left hander, so that could sneak him into the bullpen. It all depends on how the winter dealings progress. It should tell you how ineffective Horatio was, if the hit by pitch angle was the best blurb that I could come up with for the card.


dayf said...

Wow, I didn't know Horatio wound up with the Sox... He had one good year for the Bravos and sort of fizzled after that. It's a shame because he really saved our rotation that one year he was good.

Dinged Corners said...

"this would make the only team in his career where he has not hit a batter while pitching" -- now that's the kind of fun fact we love to learn.

Captain Canuck said...

He was very good for the Bravos.... but all of a sudden became "that guy" who never got run support. None. Zip.
He then was told(or did it on his own) to change the angle on his delivery to avoid more injury.... never the same since.

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