05worldserieschamps wrote: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.