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Sign Sidney Ponson!

With our starting pitching troubles at the moment, I think we should sign Sidney Ponson.

In 9 games this season with the Rangers, Ponson is 4-1 with a 3.88 ERA.  He was just designated for assignment because he has a bad attitude.  We should wait and see if he clears waivers, and if he does, we should try to sign him.  We could use him until our boys get healthy and then release him if he struggles/has behavior problems.  (He didn't have any alcohol problems in Texas, he just got mad at the manager for taking him out of a game he struggled in when he pitched on only 3 days rest http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3431411&campaign=rss&source=MLBHeadlines )

At home, in what seems to be considered at hitters park, he went 2-0 with a 4.41 ERA in 6 starts.  he faced the twins, royals, A's (twice), Astros, and Indians.

On the road, he went 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 3 starts.  He pitched at Seattle, Minnesota, and Tampa Bay.

He had 25:16 k:bb ratio, but had allowed 71 hits in 55.2 innings.  These aren't staggering numbers, but I feel like they will be better than anyone we could call up to fill his place.  He also suffered from having a sub-par defense behind him, and he got by on his 57.3% groundout rate, which would do well with us.

This would be better than calling up a young guy that isn't ready (i.e. Jaime Garcia, who I am a BIG fan of, but could struggle early because of his limited playing time above AA.  It would be better to avoid having to rush him up into the majors) or throwing Parisi out there or converting K-Mac to a starter.

Some may disagree, and that's cool.  I just feel that this would be an easy temporary solution for our starting pitching problem that we have right now, (I'm sorry if this has been brought up already, I have been out of town all weekend at a wedding).

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