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November 18, 2009

Free-agent market to be slow?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 10:53 pm

Gonzales:

Don’t expect a stampede Friday when the White Sox and the other 29 major-league teams can start tendering contracts to free agents. With some teams unwilling to lose draft picks for signing Type A free agents, combined with an additional pool of free agents that won’t be tendered contracts by Dec. 12, teams could be willing to move deliberately to assess their options in a market that could be saturated. …

Bob Nightengale says the same:

“We signed our free agent already,” Reinsdorf says. “His name is Jake Peavy.”

AFL Day 35 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 4:33 pm
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Phoenix Desert Dogs vs. Peoria Javelinas: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing RF. Brent Morel is playing 3B. C.J. Retherford is playing 2B. Justin Cassel is the Starting Pitcher. Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 7-6:

Jordan Danks: 3-5, 1 K, 1 SB, .337 AVG
Brent Morel: 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .414 AVG
C.J. Retherford: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 DP, .242 AVG
Justin Cassel: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 HR, 7.85 ERA
Jacob Rasner: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 K, 2 BB, 0 HR, 9.45 ERA
Kyle Bellamy: 2.- IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 0 HR, 1.59 ERA

Today’s game between Peoria and Phoenix was a preview of Saturday’s Championship game, which will air live on MLB Network (1:30 pm CT).

More on Morel here.

Jon Heyman on the Paul Konerko-Adrian Gonzales rumor

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB,MLB — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 2:57 pm
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Heyman:

Adrian Gonzalez: Any acquiring team would have to put together a tremendous package for the superstar player with the most reasonable multiyear contract in baseball ($10.5 million over the next two years). The silliest rumor so far had Gonzalez possibly going in a three-way trade with Paul Konerko going to the Angels and prospects to the Padres. Beyond the fact the Angels have a great first baseman in Kendry Morales, Konerko’s high contract makes him a giveaway at this point.

Tyler Flowers named to the Topps Double-A All-Star Team

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 2:44 pm
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MiLB:

Tyler Flowers (23), of Marietta, Ga., hit .302 with 13 homers and 43 RBI for the Birmingham Barons. The catcher added 18 doubles and had a .993 OPS, before earning a promotion to Triple-A in July. The Chicago White Sox, who obtained him as part of a December trade with Atlanta, then brought him up to the Majors in September.

Rule 5 Draft 40-man roster deadline: Friday (Nov 20)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 1:57 pm
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Rogers:

Stefan Gartrell, a 25-year-old right fielder who hit 23 home runs last season in the high minors, is expected to be added to the White Sox’s 40-man roster by Friday, which is the deadline to protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.

Besides Stefan Gartrell, other Sox players that must be protected are 24-year-old CF John Shelby, and 25-year-old pitchers Brian Omogrosso, Matt Long, and Justin Cassel.

AFL video of Sox prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 3:30 am
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Jordan Danks – Arizona Fall League – 2009 from David Pratt on Vimeo.

Brent Morel – Arizona Fall League – 2009 from David Pratt on Vimeo.

C.J. Retherford – Arizona Fall League – 2009 from David Pratt on Vimeo.

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