White Sox Interactive Forums
Sox Clubhouse
 Soxogram: 
Congratulations on the Rookie records for HR and RBI in April, Jose!

Welcome
Go Back   White Sox Interactive Forums > Baseball Discussions > Sox Clubhouse
Home Chat Stats Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 11-10-2013, 03:38 PM
amsteel amsteel is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 4,257
Default

Nope, bide yer time for one more year. I'm not sure what FA class of 14 looks like but it has to be more impactful than this years'.

I think the division will be much more wide open in 15 than in 14.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-10-2013, 05:06 PM
soxfanatlanta soxfanatlanta is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 3,973
Default

Unless he euthanizes Dunn, that is about it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-10-2013, 07:10 PM
RCWHITESOX's Avatar
RCWHITESOX RCWHITESOX is offline
WSI Personality
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Placentia, California
Posts: 1,025
Disagree

I hope that he takes the same approach that the Red Sox did;enough with all this rebuilding crap. Teams like the Cubs, Royals,Twins,Padres,and ect have been rebuilding for years just to see some of their players get moved just as they start getting good because they don't want to pay the going rate. Hell the White Sox have only been to the World Series 3 times since 1919 so rebuild as you go and start looking at things in a positive way. The Red Sox were supposed to be old and finished and they won it all.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-10-2013, 08:46 PM
Tragg Tragg is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Gonzales LA
Posts: 12,930
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zisk77 View Post
Young on a 1 year deal makes sense. Gives you a chance to be competitive if everything works out right. If not, trade him to a contender at the deadline.
What position would he play and not make our bad defense worse?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-10-2013, 11:19 PM
Noneck Noneck is offline
The Blind Squirrel that finally found an acorn.
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nw Side
Posts: 7,221
Default

I see no one out there that would be considered big that the Sox would consider getting. Trade wise they only have 1 asset that could get anyone "big". So my answer is no.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-10-2013, 11:27 PM
Zisk77 Zisk77 is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Edwardsville Il
Posts: 1,734
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tragg View Post
What position would he play and not make our bad defense worse?
Its impossible to make our defense worse.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-10-2013, 11:28 PM
BainesHOF BainesHOF is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 2,916
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LITTLE NELL View Post
There will be some more moves, another signing and some trades.
Upgrades at LF, CF, 3B and Catching are needed.
I agree. However, Viciedo is returning to left. He and Ramirez were cited as reasons why Abreu signed with us so he isn't going anywhere in the short term. Viciedo and Ramirez are being counted upon to help Abreu adjust to living in the United States.

I think De Aza is gone because of his stupid play. Maybe we sign Granderson or Choo.

If you read between the lines in Hahn's recent Score interview, it sounded like he's going to do his best to trade Dunn.

I think Saltalamacchia may be pursued. We need a catcher and a lefty bat.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-11-2013, 05:14 AM
LITTLE NELL LITTLE NELL is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sebring Florida
Posts: 7,890
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by BainesHOF View Post
I agree. However, Viciedo is returning to left. He and Ramirez were cited as reasons why Abreu signed with us so he isn't going anywhere in the short term. Viciedo and Ramirez are being counted upon to help Abreu adjust to living in the United States.

I think De Aza is gone because of his stupid play. Maybe we sign Granderson or Choo.

If you read between the lines in Hahn's recent Score interview, it sounded like he's going to do his best to trade Dunn.

I think Saltalamacchia may be pursued. We need a catcher and a lefty bat.
If we can unload Dunn then Viciedo can become our DH, we need people who can catch the ball.
__________________
Coming up to bat for our White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nelson Fox.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-11-2013, 07:11 AM
soxfanreggie soxfanreggie is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Normal, IL/Sarasota, FL
Posts: 10,094
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LITTLE NELL View Post
There will be some more moves, another signing and some trades.
Upgrades at LF, CF, 3B and Catching are needed.
Agreed that we need upgrades, but I don't think that we'll get them all this year. We may get someone at 3B or C, but I don't see us filling both. We can't expect to get all positions filled next off season. If someone fits into our future plans, we may have to burn a year of a contract to ensure they're here for 2015+. Other positions you will see competitions with guys we have in the minors. I wouldn't have minded exploring Ramirez to the Cards for Freese, as we have more options at SS than 3B for the future. Freese isn't a huge acquisition, but he's a lot better than our current options and frees up a lot more $$$ for the future.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LITTLE NELL View Post
If we can unload Dunn then Viciedo can become our DH, we need people who can catch the ball.
I would have loved to dump Dunn, even if it meant covering $5 million for this year. I'd rather have the open $$$ and the open spot to get someone in the line-up.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-11-2013, 10:25 AM
TheVulture TheVulture is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,129
Default

I'd still like to see the Sox sign McCann. I don't see them doing any better at the position over the next five years and with the payroll flexibility they have I don't really see how it would get in the way of further rebuilding. He'd be a massive improvement at a key position and help stabilize the team. While the overall FA market is thin, catcher is the exception. It could be more difficult to acquire an impact catcher in the future. We've got the makings of a fine rotation, the sox should bring in a quality catcher to go along with it ASAP.
__________________
A bad idea is better than no idea at all- Hawk
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Foulke You Foulke You is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 9,106
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BainesHOF View Post
I think Saltalamacchia may be pursued. We need a catcher and a lefty bat.
I agree. Catcher is arguably the #1 need and Saltalamacchia was not given a qualifying offer by Boston which means Hahn's draft pick would be protected. The Sox only have $53 million on the books for 2013. Even after arb raises, it still will be quite low so there is room for one more moderate to big free agent signing. Saltalmacchia seems to fit a need. He is 29 years old so he could still be productive when the team is competitive again and there is literally no catching in the farm system so that position will either be filled via trade or free agency. There are some downsides to Salty though. While he is a switch hitter, he is far better right handed than left handed. Also, some have pegged him as an average defender at best. However, he is light years better than anything we have and would give us some much needed production from that position. I have a feeling Hahn will be kicking the tires on Salty this offseason.
__________________
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done." -George Carlin
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-11-2013, 05:02 PM
white sox bill white sox bill is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Madeline Island in Lake Superior
Posts: 3,208
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foulke You View Post
I agree. Catcher is arguably the #1 need and Saltalamacchia was not given a qualifying offer by Boston which means Hahn's draft pick would be protected. The Sox only have $53 million on the books for 2013. Even after arb raises, it still will be quite low so there is room for one more moderate to big free agent signing. Saltalmacchia seems to fit a need. He is 29 years old so he could still be productive when the team is competitive again and there is literally no catching in the farm system so that position will either be filled via trade or free agency. There are some downsides to Salty though. While he is a switch hitter, he is far better right handed than left handed. Also, some have pegged him as an average defender at best. However, he is light years better than anything we have and would give us some much needed production from that position. I have a feeling Hahn will be kicking the tires on Salty this offseason.
Hope your right about the guy with the longest name in baseball. During the WS I kept thinking "Salty and Ellsbury would look good in the right Sox uni"
__________________
"Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder but nobody wants to lift no heavy ass weights" Ronnie Coleman Mr Olympia

RIP Casey Viator youngest ever AAU Mr America (age 19)
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-11-2013, 05:17 PM
SCCWS SCCWS is offline
WSI Personality
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,161
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foulke You View Post
I agree. Also, some have pegged him as an average defender at best. However, he is light years better than anything we have and would give us some much needed production from that position. I have a feeling Hahn will be kicking the tires on Salty this offseason.
Below average catcher. He ranked 35th out of 40 in AL when you include all the catchers in for throwing out baserunners. He finished behind Flowers and well behind Phegley.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-11-2013, 07:48 PM
Hitmen77 Hitmen77 is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,417
Default

No.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11-12-2013, 08:01 AM
cws05champ cws05champ is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Del Boca Vista, Florida
Posts: 3,397
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zisk77 View Post
Its impossible to make our defense worse.
Have you watched Michael Young lately?

I would rather they bring back Juan Uribe for 3B. Yes, he is an undisciplined hitter but would provide great defense, some pop and a good clubhouse presence.
__________________

H2H1 Champion 2011, 2012
Dynasty Runner up 2012
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 AM.




Design by: Michelle

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site-specific editorial/photos Copyright ©2001 - 2008 White Sox Interactive. All rights reserved.