As a White Sox fan I'll stick my neck out on this one.
Lets disregard all fantasy view on this move. Carlos Lee is an ideal LF. Solid Avg, good run production, some pop. Defensively, Carlos has improved into an average defensive outfielder, which very well maybe his ceiling. Average arm strength, with underated accuracy. He caught a few guys sleeping last year.
Pods - I agree that he's rather flawed. I hate the fact he has a high K-rate and low on-base. But I see this move as potentially giving the White Sox a player they've not had in many years. Pods' major weapons is speed and for the last few years the White Sox were a hopeless station to station team. Its great when you hit a 3-run yacker, and then put 2 runners on the next inning and ground into a double-play. There was never any consistent offensive attack. The sox would win a game 10-4, then lost the next day 3-1. It couldn't have been more frustrating, especially when for the last 3 years we've watched the Twins execute us to death with hit-and-run and small ball. Pods gives us a chance to be a more complete team.
He has to improve his on-base and I have faith that he will. .350 on-base is realistic and if he steals 60 bases it should mean he'll score 110 runs. The way Ozzie Guillen wants to play is gonna make Pods that much more dangerous. Ozzie's gonna run this dude to death. I won't forget the addition of Vizcaino in this trade. Vizcaino gives the Sox a power arm in the bullpen that all of a sudden has the makings of one of the 5 best bullpens in the American League. Vizcaino, Politte, Hermanson setting up from the right side, with Marte for lefties and Shingo closing the door. This trade was a ballsy move by Kenny Williams and I understand the baseball world may have snickered somewhat. We were an unbalanced team with so much right-handed power and this move may have corrected that deficiency.
As far as fantasy, I think both lee and pods suck.