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Pineiro's last shot

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07:27 AM ET 02.03 | This is what a comeback attempt looks like. Veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro emerged from the clubhouse several hours before the first pitch against Mexico on Sunday afternoon, jogged up the green turf steps to the field at Stadium Nueva Esparta and sprinted to his usual spot on the warning track in left. ... Pineiro's trademark Oakley sunglasses didn't move the entire time. Running foul pole to foul pole or around the stadium on the dirt warning track has been a part of the pitcher's life since he began his career as a Mariners Minor Leaguer seventeen years ago. ... "I have had 11 years in the big leagues, so I'm not complaining, but I'm not ready to shut it down," he said. "I'm 35 and I told my wife this would be my last real push at it."

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February 3, 2014  08:22 AM ET

You might have already played your last year, but just don't know it!!!!!

February 3, 2014  08:30 AM ET

Yeah...good luck with all that. He hasn't pitched in the majors coming on 3 yrs now.

February 3, 2014  09:13 AM ET

There is a good ending to this story if Joel doesn't make it back to the majors, he bounce around long enough in the bigs to be eligible for the players pension fund.

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February 3, 2014  10:01 AM ET

This is a statement to how diluted the talent is at the major league level. I mean, Qualls, Kasmir, Mudler and on and on. There are so many players playing now that couldn't make a major league roster just a mere 25 years ago. Expansion is great but it just dilutes the talent too much and we end up paying a higher price at the gate to support the bums paychecks. This is a classic example of the bum availibility in process

February 3, 2014  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If Mulder got a deal, why not Piniero?

Great question Best Policy!!!!!!!

 
February 3, 2014  04:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If Mulder got a deal, why not Piniero?

You need to get back to being yourself.

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