I first remember hearing of Neal Cotts when he was a prospect for the Oakland A's. After he made the big leagues with the White Sox, he spent a few years in their bullpen. He was part of the 2005 team when the Sox won the World Series. Before the 2007 season he was traded to the Cubs and never really had much success. Some injuries set him back for the next few years. After not pitching in a big league game for nearly four years he returned to the mound for the Rangers last season. He did pretty well and ended up pitching in 58 games for Texas.
Neal signed his card from the 2008 Topps Chicago Cubs 55 card team gift set for us via from a mail request last season.