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November 7, 2009

AFL Day 25 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 7, 2009 5:19 pm
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AFL All-Star game: 7:15 CT on MLB Network and free live webcast on MLB.com (Jordan Danks will be wearing #20 for the AFL West team)

UPDATE: AFL West wins 8-7:

Jordan Danks CF-RF: 1-5, 2 K, .200 AVG
Weather: 77 degrees, clear

BTW, Here’s another TV program to check-out:

John Fogerty: Live By Request: 8:00 CT on PBS (WTTW Ch. 11 in Chicago)

http://www.youtube.com/livebyrequest

Teahen and $1 million?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 7, 2009 5:03 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

[Sox GM Kenny] Williams said the trade for Teahen from the Royals for second baseman Chris Getz and infielder Josh Fields, which was reported Thursday, needed approval from the commissioner’s office before an announcement could be made. The Sox also received a reported $1 million from the Royals.

Gonzales, also, says with Dye’s buyout the Sox are expected to look for another outfielder while keeping an eye an their own outfield prospect, Jordan Danks, in the Arizona Fall League.

Mark Teahen at 3B

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 7, 2009 5:02 pm
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Mark Teahen is batting .272/.330/.443/.773 with 105 BBs and 300 Ks with a .327 BABIP in 355 games or 1404 PAs (Baseball-Reference). He, also, has a -10.1 UZR/150 in 363 games at 3B (Fangraphs).

THT Fantasy on Jermaine Dye

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 7, 2009 5:00 pm
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Sanders:

At 35, Dye is on his last leg as a major league ball player. He hit .250/.340/.453 with 27 home runs and 81 RBI in 2009. Dye has officially developed his old person skills, with his walk rate 2.9% above his career average and above 11% for the first time in his career. He can still hit homers, so he has some value to fantasy owners.

He may even be able to give you a better average than anyone expects next year. His BABIP was .269, while his xBABIP was .295. His line drive rate was the second lowest of his career (16.9%), but even so, his BABIP will come closer to his .300 career average in 2010. …

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