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October 22, 2009

Sox interested in Aroldis Chapman? [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2009 3:25 pm
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MLBTR:

MLBTR has learned that the Cubs and White Sox have expressed interest in free agenty lefty Aroldis Chapman.  The Cardinals have been more aggressive than those clubs, and plan to meet with Chapman next week. …

Here are some videos of Chapman. And here are his Cuban National Series stats:

Year

W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG
2005-06 3 5 4.33 15 15 0 54 48 33 26 5 54 56 .240
2006-07 4 3 2.77 23 12 7 81 59 26 25 4 50 100 .207
2007-08 6 7 3.89 16 16 0 74 55 36 32 3 37 79 .200
2008-09 11 4 4.03 22 20 0 118 109 56 53 7 62 130 .252
TOTALS 24 19 3.74 76 63 7 328 271 151 136 19 203 365 .227

Chapman’s birthday is reported as Feb. 28, 1988.

Don’t forget Alfredo Despaigne Kenny!

UPDATE: Here’s a more detailed version of his stats:

	  G GS GF GR  W  L  PCT SHO SV    IP   AB   BF   H  AVG   R  ER  ERA  SO  BB IBB 2B 3B HR HBP WP
2005-06 15 15  0  0  3  5 .375   0  0    54  200  263  48 .240  33  26 4.33  56  54   1  7  0  5   5  3
2006-07 23 12  0 11  4  3 .571   0  7  81.1  285  350  59 .207  26  25 2.77 100  50   0  8  1  4   9  5
2007-08 16 16  2  0  6  7 .462   1  0    74  275  324  55 .200  36  32 3.89  79  37   2 10  3  3   8  1
2008-09 22 20  1  2 11  4 .733   0  0 118.1  433  515 109 .252  56  53 4.03 130  62   2 16  0  7   9 14
  2009P  2  2  1  0  0  2 .000   0  0    14   51   60  12 .235   6   5 3.21  14   7   1  2  0  1   1  0
 TOTALS 78 65  4 13 24 21 .533   1  7 341.2 1244 1512 283 .227 157 141 3.72 379 210   6 43  4 20  32 23

AFL Day 10 [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2009 2:35 pm
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Phoenix Desert Dogs vs. Peoria Javelinas: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing RF. C.J. Retherford is playing 3B. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.

UPDATE: Peoria won 9-6:

Jordan Danks: 2-4,  .385 AVG
C.J. Retherford: 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 DP, .421 AVG

Danks’ single and C.J. Retherford HR in the 1st inning were off June’s #1 Draft pick Steven Strasburg.

UPDATE #2: Video of Retheford’s HR after the jump

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Dye and Podsednik decisions will be made after the World Series

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2009 2:27 pm
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Merkin:

When asked about White Sox free agents such as leadoff man Scott Podsednik and middle-of-the-order leader Jermaine Dye, who have contributed so much to the team over the past five years, Williams said they would have to wait until after the World Series to make those decisions.

Dye has the respect and admiration of everyone within the organization, as well as the clubhouse. But with a $12 million mutual option for 2010, manager Ozzie Guillen begrudgingly admitted at the close of 2009 that the two sides would probably be going their separate ways.

Podsednik, arguably one of the most valuable players on the 2009 White Sox, batted .304 with 48 RBIs and 75 runs scored, although he didn’t play his first game until May 1. The White Sox would like to bring back Podsednik, if the price and years are right on both sides. …

Ozzie goes to the World Series

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2009 2:01 am
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I’ll be watching the World Series pre-game show:

Ozzie Guillen soon will be coming to a baseball broadcast near you. So alert the censors and prepare to be highly entertained. The gregarious and always-outspoken manager of the White Sox has agreed to serve as an analyst during FOX’s pre- and postgame coverage of the World Series. This will be the first such national work Guillen has done. …

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