JGreer wrote:2004 White Sox - 83-79
2005 White Sox - 60-29
Put that one up on the board. YES!!
Reinsdorf's also stated their are no limits on what they'll add to the payroll either for this year.
The Sox are in as good of position to add a big name player as any contender, but is there any reason to make a blockbuster???
Talk on '670 The Score' was that the Giants could be looking at some of the Sox OF prospects (Anderson, Sweeney, Young) to be in a Schmidt deal. They also discussed Omar Vizquel (moving Uribe to Utility or 3B if Crede can't go), but I'd prefer Tony Graffinino (whom they also talked about as a solid bench guy) because he's cheaper (Vizquel I believe has 2 more years on his contract.
The Giants really seem like the best bet to deal with given they've got one of the worst systems in baseball. I just don't know how much I like him considering his lack of success this year, as well as moving from SF's pitcher's park (Pac Bell? PNC?...can't recall the name) to the Cell (as well as from the NL to AL).
I'd prefer AJ Burnett over any pitcher likely to be available, but there's no need to take on Lowell's contract with Crede, Randa as an option and Josh Fields in the minors & only have AJ as a rental. And the Fish want Damaso, which ain't happening.
I was kind of surprised with the amount of talk of trading for SP. With Mark, Freddy & Jon, we've got a great threesome for the playoffs and throw in Josie for a Game 4 if needed -- which should be a road game (where he's got a 3.50 ERA and .189 BAA).
I won't put anything past Kenny Williams because he's already proved he's a WIN NOW guy in every move he's made, but I don't think he'll pony up the farm here. I'd look for a couple minor moves. I'm content with that.
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