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January 16, 2010

Updated Sox 2010 CHONE projections

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 16, 2010 10:36 pm
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First the hitters in Merkin’s projected lineup:

Player Pos Age G AB R Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP PA AVG OBP SLG R150 Def
Pierre, Juan CF 32 140 504 66 141 23 6 2 34 34 12 28 38 6 538 0.280 0.325 0.361 -12 -1
Rios, Alexis OF 29 146 567 80 153 34 4 18 75 20 6 43 100 5 615 0.270 0.327 0.439 2 -1
Quentin, Carlos OF 27 123 415 70 110 24 1 23 76 3 2 43 66 17 475 0.265 0.358 0.494 19 -2
Konerko, Paul 1B 34 141 517 70 135 27 1 26 81 1 0 59 93 7 583 0.261 0.345 0.468 11 0
Teahen, Mark 3B 28 144 536 72 141 30 4 16 65 7 3 44 126 4 584 0.263 0.324 0.424 -2 -7
Beckham, Gordon 3B 23 148 530 79 146 38 2 18 80 8 6 53 92 6 589 0.275 0.348 0.457 11 3
Pierzynski, A.J. C 33 133 494 56 136 26 1 13 53 1 1 19 63 5 518 0.275 0.309 0.411 -8 -4
Kotsay, Mark 1B 34 102 366 37 93 20 1 6 42 3 2 27 45 1 394 0.254 0.307 0.363 -16 -2
Ramirez, Alexei SS 28 147 527 69 146 24 2 17 73 11 7 37 68 2 566 0.277 0.327 0.427 1 -2

Pierre seems like a big hole. We have

Botts, Jason OF 30 107 343 50 82 20 1 13 49 1 1 54 111 3 400 0.239 0.348 0.417 5 0

Kotsay seems like another hole. We could use a real DH:

Thome, Jim DH 39 123 412 64 96 17 0 23 69 0 0 72 131 3 487 0.233 0.351 0.442 11 0

The current starting pitchers (both Garcia and Hudson):

Player Age G GS Won Lost IP Hits BB SO HR HB Runs ER ERA R vs Rep
Mark Buehrle 31 30 30 11 11 192 210 47 105 22 5 96 88 4.12 38
Gavin Floyd 27 30 30 10 11 185 187 61 145 25 6 97 89 4.33 35
John Danks 25 29 29 9 10 169 170 59 133 22 4 87 80 4.26 35
Jake Peavy 29 24 24 8 8 145 139 49 130 16 4 69 63 3.91 35
Daniel Hudson 23 20 20 5 7 106 109 44 88 15 7 62 57 4.84 14
Freddy Garcia 35 12 12 3 4 63 69 21 42 9 2 35 32 4.57 10

and the top 6 bullpen candidates:

Player Age G GS Won Lost IP Hits BB SO HR HB Runs ER ERA R vs Rep
Matt Thornton 33 64 0 4 3 59 51 21 63 5 2 24 22 3.36 11
Bobby Jenks 29 53 0 3 2 52 46 15 40 5 1 21 19 3.29 9
Carlos Torres 27 57 0 4 4 65 61 31 56 7 3 33 30 4.15 6
Tony Pena 28 67 0 4 4 69 70 21 47 7 3 34 31 4.04 6
J.J. Putz 33 39 0 2 2 37 35 17 31 4 1 19 17 4.14 4
Scott Linebrink 33 53 0 3 3 52 52 19 42 8 2 28 26 4.50 2

Sox agree to 1-year deals with Bobby Jenks and Carlos Quentin

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 16, 2010 6:35 pm
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whitesox.com:

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Bobby Jenks ($7.5 million) and outfielder Carlos Quentin ($3.2 million), avoiding arbitration with both players.

Jenks, 28, went 3-4 with a 3.71 ERA (22 ER/53.1 IP) and 29 saves with the White Sox in 2009. He fell one save shy of his fourth consecutive 30-save season. Jenks ranks third in White Sox history with 146 saves.

Quentin, 27, hit .236 (83-351) with 21 home runs and 56 RBI in 99 games last season. He was on the disabled list from May 29-July 19 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Quentin batted .288 (138-488) with 36 homers and 100 RBI in 2008 when he was named to the American League All-Star Team and received his first Silver Slugger Award.

Left-handed pitcher John Danks and right-hander Tony Pena are the White Sox remaining arbitration-eligible players.

Jenks played under a 1-year/$5.9 million contract last year. He gets $1.6 million more in 2010. Quentin played under a 1-year/$0.55 million contract last year. He gets $2.65 million more in 2010.

and

Arbitration-eligible players without a 2010 contract will exchange figures with their respective clubs on Tuesday, and arbitration hearings will be scheduled Feb. 1-21. Clubs can still negotiate with their players from the time they exchange figures until the respective hearings.

The White Sox haven’t had to go to arbitration with a player since 2001.

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