The guys that sat in the front row of (roughly) Section 322 or 323 have to be bummed out now. Word came over the wire a few minutes ago that the career of Kameron Loe as a Texas Ranger is over. The rights to Kam were sold to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan. Apparently Kameron signed a two year deal with them right after that worth a reported $2 million total, which is way more than he’s ever made with the Rangers. His max salary was 2008, when he made $410,690.
I liked Kam, it was a shame he never put it all together and stuck around long term. My favorite Kam moment was when he was pitching in the pen late one year, and said “Hey, I deserve a shot at the rotation”. He got it, and for a moment at the end of that year, it looked like we had found a great starter – but it didn’t carry over into the next year. He will get to play with a legend though, as his manager will be Sadaharu Oh. At least once he’s done managing the Japanese team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. No more stories about his snake, or his bald head, or anything like that.