Sidney Ponson Career Screwup #117

Sidney Ponson Career Screwup #117

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Ponson implodes once again, this time dissing his teammates. The Rangers responded by shipping his ass back to AAA and will most likely give him his outright release. Quotes inside.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels

“I’m not going to get into details other than to say that we’re clearly trying to put together a team here in the true sense of the word … and based on recent comments and other such things, it was pretty clear that he didn’t want to be part of that,” Daniels said.

“That’s not something we’re going to tolerate. We want guys who want to be here, guys who are going to pull for their teammates and be proud of the organization.”

To his credit, Sidney actually put together a decent little season going 4 – 1 with a 3.88 ERA, which is no small feat when having to pitch in that band box in Texas.

A year back we had some fun with Ponson’s lifestyle and weight.

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After dropping some weight and putting his career back on track he now pulls this.

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Some people can’t catch a break. And others seem to create their own bad luck.

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  • Bern

    How the Hell do you post this without posting what Ponson said? Worthless.

  • RC

    the night of May 26 Ponson had to be removed from the bar at the team hotel in Florida.
    The next day he surrendered 12 hits and five runs in a 7-3 loss to the Rays.
    Ponson was arrested twice in 2005 on suspicion of drunken driving and went through an alcohol rehabilitation program. Team president Nolan Ryan said the Rangers told Ponson when they signed him during spring training that his behavior would be watched closely.
    Ponson reacted unfavorably after being removed from his start Wednesday after four innings. Then his final disruptive act came Friday after he became angry upon learning that Kevin Millwood would pitch on normal rest while Ponson would be pushed back an extra day.

    This guy is being a poutty-face fat-kid, throwing tantrums when the grown-ups make decisions he doesn’t like. Act like a child, get treated like a child. They’ll still get value dealing him to a club that thinks they can reform him so show the team you support unity and discipline by casting him out. It was the smart choice and they did it respectfully as opposed to drudging out publicly whatever offensive dribble he was spewing.

  • I can see what you are saying Bern but they’ve never released a true account of what he said. Good job by RC taking our backs.

    RC is right. With pitching being scare somebody will probably take a gamble on reforming Ponson sometime this season.

  • Dman

    Haha….love the “fat attack” graph. Well done.