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Re: Adrian Gonzalez for Gordon Beckham???!!!

Postby converge241 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:25 am

We have been talking about it here for a few days

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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby converge241 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:29 am

Williams doesnt seem to have an issue with spending more.

The possibility of including Beckham gets around the empty/vacant prospect system, maybe Hudson included as well?

Wouldnt put anything past Kenny!

Would much rather see Red Sox continue their pursuit though of course.
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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby kab21 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:38 am

How exactly would it make sense to trade for Gonzalez and then be forced to start Nix or some equally terrible player?

They said they weren't willing to trade Beckham and it makes no sense for them
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez for Gordon Beckham???!!!

Postby thedude » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:51 am

05worldserieschamps wrote:Please tell me there is some way we can prepare a package around Jered Mitchell and Dan Hudson to get this guy....


There isn't
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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby 05worldserieschamps » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:55 am

kab21 wrote:How exactly would it make sense to trade for Gonzalez and then be forced to start Nix or some equally terrible player?

They said they weren't willing to trade Beckham and it makes no sense for them


That's a great point, and one that is often forgotten. Most of the time, we just see Adrian as an upgrade from Beckham offensively. But if trading Beckham means they have to start a guy hitting .220 and 1 HR at 2B, what's the point?

As a White Sox fan, I'd love to see Adrian end up on the South Side. I'd even give up Hudson and Mitchell to get him. But I say hands off Beckham and Flowers. We've taken on enough salary anyway. But if we can get some much needed power and a left-handed bat in the form of a stud like that without losing Beckham--go at it.
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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby wrveres » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:57 pm

Beckham, Flowers and Hudson would be a good start for Adrians services. It fills three holes in San Diego's lineup. The Friars can send back Eckstein in the deal to cover 2B (he excels in the post season don't ya know). The total impact to the White Sox is about 6-7 million a year, for two years, something very doable for the Sox.

If the Sox prefer, they could send one year of Konerko to Florida, who needs a first baseman, for Uggla. But, if they can't find a home for Konerko, this deal doesn't happen this year.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez for Gordon Beckham???!!!

Postby jmohlengraft » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:47 pm

Ugh, as a Beckham owner I don't even want to think about this.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez for Gordon Beckham???!!!

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:33 pm

If they had the same service time left this would be a an easy trade, Adrian is a better hitter than Beckham likely ever will be and he is a good defensive 1B as well.. But given their ages and arbitration values etc I just don't see this happening.
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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby B-Chad » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:36 pm

If I'm the Padres I wouldn't do a deal with the White Sox unless Beckham was the center piece. That said, I am curious if the White Sox would try and include Alexei Ramirez instead, and what his value is on the trade market? Perhaps open up SS for Beckham. I haven't heard anything rumored, just curious if Alexei, Hudson, Flowers and maybe another prospect would be something both teams would visit?
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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:02 pm

Shame the Sox didn't sign Felipe Lopez, then make the Beckham -> Adrian deal.
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