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End of the line for Mesa?
2007-06-04 08:40
by Bob Timmermann

Jose Mesa, whose career has been surprisingly long-lived for a reliever without being left-handed, was released by the Tigers after compiling a 12.34 ERA this season. Mesa did manage to win one game this season. That was on May 5, when he got Jason LaRue of the Royals to end the sixth inning in Kansas City with a force out. The Tigers then scored three times in the top of the seventh to take the lead and Bobby Seay and Todd Jones closed it out. In his career, Mesa has pitched for the Orioles, Indians, Giants, Mariners, Phillies, Rockies, and Tigers. And I guess the Pirates.

2007-06-04 09:05:30
1.   Inside Baseball
Omar Vizquel can now breathe a sigh of relief.
2007-06-04 09:10:21
2.   Peter
Wasn't he also the Pirates closer for a season or two?
2007-06-04 10:01:09
3.   Xeifrank
The Giants could use another bad relief pitcher.
vr, Xei
2007-06-04 11:22:59
4.   nmc
I thought Mesa was washed up and no good when he gave up Robin Yount's 3000th hit. I still can't believe he's lasted this long.
2007-06-04 12:32:13
5.   Eric Enders
Was this the longest gap between Griddle posts ever? Bob is like Willie Mays with his 1954 and 1965 MVP awards.
2007-06-04 14:22:13
6.   Bob Timmermann
I took a week off at the end of the regular season last year.

I've made it as far home as Minneapolis.

2007-06-04 18:22:44
7.   tjshere
Don't get lost, that airport is huge!
2007-06-04 21:03:54
8.   Bob Timmermann
I didn't!
2007-06-04 22:43:40
9.   das411
I very clearly remember a trip to PNC Park in April '05, when I walked from my bleacher seats in LF past the Pirate bullpen and was literally right on top of Joe Table warming up to come into the 9th.

Yes, he played for the Pirates.

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