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Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:25 am
 


By C. Trent Rosecrans


Shockingly unable to get a deal with the A's by asking on Twitter, Jose Canseco is headed to Mexico in an attempt to restart his baseball career.

Canseco, 47, earned a tryout with the Quintana Roo Tigers of the Mexican League, the team announced on Sunday.

The former MVP and Rookie of the Year had taken to Twitter to beg A's general manager Billy Beane for a tryout earlier this offseason. Beane, obviously, didn't bite.

Canseco last played in the majors in 2001 for the White Sox and in the minor leagues for the White Sox in 2002. In parts of 17 seasons Canseco hit .266/.353/.515 with 462 home runs, in a career he's admitted was aided greatly by steroids.

Last year, Canseco played in 64 games with the Yuma Scorpions of the North American Baseball League, hitting .256/.371/.427 with eight home runs. He played in other independent leagues in 2001, 2006 and 2010.

Canseco took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm the news.

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Comments

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:29 am
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

He should change his name to Fausto Carmona and take the mound again, the Indians will pay him.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:09 am
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

Redsfan makes some good points. I was a huge fan of the bash brothers as a kid, and remain a loyal A's fan today because of it. The biggest difference between McGwire and Conseco is the quality level of being a human being. Conseco has turned himself into a side show freak. McGwire hung his head in shame and never embraced his past as a method of making money (i.e. writing books about it). He's much easier to forgive then Conseco, who continually tries to drag everyone that he has ever been around him down to his level.

I believe that in a few years Mark McGwire could be the manager for the Cardinals. He has earned back the respect of most of the baseball community. I wish him the best of luck! Conseco should stick with celebrity boxing (him and his brother).



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:08 am
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

 I've always liked this half of the Bash Brothers more than the other....and I understand that Billy Beane can't give a contract to an old guy when some young talent is ready to break in...that said, might as well skip the tryout.

  Really glad the Roo Tigers see some value in him and will make room for a guy who can still make his presence felt on the field. [look at last years #s] He's still in incredible shape, knows and loves the game....


   Don't know how smart he is to coach, but he should find a place when he hangs the glove up to remain around a team...god knows he's seen it all, and done most of it too. Surely has plenty to impart...


   If he were playing anywhere around my home town I'd go out and watch him. And let's not forget that it was Jose more than anyone else to blow the lid off steroids in the majors....for that alone, anyone who wants to see baseball played on a level field should be rooting for him to succeed. I am!!!      
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Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:01 am
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:51 am
 

Canseco earns tryout with Mexican team

This guy is 47.

Is he crazy, broke, just looking for attention....or all three ?

I realize Canseco wasn't the greatest role model in the world, but it turned out he was the first person to tell the truth about PED's. If it weren't for Jose Canseco, it might have been several more years before MLB was forced to address the issue.  

This guy can't get a job coaching in the U.S. for more than he'll make in Mexico ? That's hard for me to believe. Canseco's teammate Mark McGwire is the Cardinals hitting coach.... and McGwire was no less PED guilty, but a lot less honest about it, than Canseco was.  


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