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

Postby thedude » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:16 pm

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swyck wrote:So, lets see, an established 40 HR hitter that's been playing in a pitchers park, just now entering into his prime years, for a second year player who may some day possibly be as good as him. :-?

IMO it depends on if the Sox think they can win now, and you know they do.


Ok, let's break down how much of an effect it has on the Sox this season. They get the DH they need, who, let's say comes in and bops 50 bombs. But you lose your starting second baseman who is an above average defender and well above average hitter and replace them with Jason Nix, who is below average in both categories. Beckham could easily hit close to 300 and hit 30+ bombs. Its a little bold, but based on what he did last year and the flashes of brilliance we saw, that is by no means out of reach.

And that's not to mention the cost Adrian would bring, added on to the costs of Rios and Peavy.

All I'm saying is--trade Beckham and, IMO, you're trading a guy who's going to be a staple in the All Star game for the next 10 years. And for what? 2 or 3 years of a great DH?

As an Adrian Gonzalez fantasy owner--id love to see this deal happen. As a White Sox fan--id hate it. If we can find a way to get this beast in Chicago without losing Beckham--id be all for it.


First off Gonzalez is a pretty damn good 1st baseman. He is under-utilized at DH. Konkero is decent with the glove as well, so the white sox have no need for a first baseman.

Second, without Beckham you cannot get Gonzalez, so stop worrying about that.

In fact this discussion is all way off base and comes from what one player said to the media, not what the white sox or Padres are actually doing.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez for Gordon Beckham???!!!

Postby Hitchcock » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:18 pm

Why don't the Sox trade Beckham to SD to get Gonzo. Then in about a year & half to two years, just get Beckham back when SD needs to trade him before he hits the FA market.
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez for Gordon Beckham???!!!

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:39 pm

Hitchcock wrote:Why don't the Sox trade Beckham to SD to get Gonzo. Then in about a year & half to two years, just get Beckham back when SD needs to trade him before he hits the FA market.


That's the New York State of Mind, not Chicago. :^
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Re: Adrian Gonzalez for Gordon Beckham???!!!

Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:40 pm

Seems like this thread is full of delusional Gordon Beckham love. :-{ :-b
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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby converge241 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:46 pm

The White Sox plan on keeping Gordon Beckham around for a while, according to White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. He told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune not to overreact when Beckham's name comes up in trade rumblings.

"We plan to have Gordon for a long time," Guillen said. "I don't see why people talk about it."



Here's the main reason: Beckham is one of the game's most valuable young players. He posted an .808 OPS as a 22-year-old in his rookie season last year, playing respectable defense at third, a position he'd barely played as a pro.


But Beckham's performance is only part of the reason the White Sox like the idea of keeping him around. He probably won't be arbitration-eligible until after 2012 or eligible for free-agency until after 2015, so the White Sox figure to get a lot of relatively cheap production from Beckham.

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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby wrveres » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:34 pm

The New York Daily News' Bob Raissman reports the New York Yankees are furious that 3B Alex Rodriguez didn't immediately inform them he had been contacted by the FBI to testify in the investigation of Anthony Galea. "They (Yankees brass) don't like being blindsided," said a TV industry source who deals with the Yankees and YES. "If Rodriguez isn't protecting the organization paying him a fortune, why should the organization go out of its way to protect him?"
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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:58 pm

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The New York Daily News' Bob Raissman reports the New York Yankees are furious that 3B Alex Rodriguez didn't immediately inform them he had been contacted by the FBI to testify in the investigation of Anthony Galea. "They (Yankees brass) don't like being blindsided," said a TV industry source who deals with the Yankees and YES. "If Rodriguez isn't protecting the organization paying him a fortune, why should the organization go out of its way to protect him?"
protect him from what?


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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby kaiser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:05 pm

Killer tomatoes.

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Re: Hot Stove News/Rumors

Postby B-Chad » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:14 pm

wrveres wrote:
The New York Daily News' Bob Raissman reports the New York Yankees are furious that 3B Alex Rodriguez didn't immediately inform them he had been contacted by the FBI to testify in the investigation of Anthony Galea. "They (Yankees brass) don't like being blindsided," said a TV industry source who deals with the Yankees and YES. "If Rodriguez isn't protecting the organization paying him a fortune, why should the organization go out of its way to protect him?"
protect him from what?


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