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March 2, 2010

Ozzie Guillen on the Adrian Gonzalez trade rumors: no-one is untouchable

Ozzie likes the team he has:

“Right now, the expectation about this guy and that guy, I like the team we have. We have a general manager [in Ken Williams] who keeps things quiet, thank God. And when he makes deals, it’s for a reason. But we plan to have Gordon for a long time. I don’t see why people are still talking about it.”

On the Gordon Beckham – Adrian Gonzalez trade rumors:

“That’s all a TV thing. Every trade the White Sox want to make, people think they’re going to make with the White Sox is Gordon, [Gavin] Floyd and [John] Danks. Those names are going to come up. And we have to deal with that every time they talk about White Sox trying to make a deal. We got to stay on our toes. Believe me, right now it’s not in our plans. Maybe two weeks from now, that’s a different thing but it’s not in the White Sox plans right now.”

So, is Beckham untouchable?

“no one was untouchable except one.”

that one is Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.

Two looking and two swinging

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 2, 2010 5:52 pm
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Gonzales:

Daniel Hudson could create a nice problem for the White Sox if he continues to pitch as well as he did Tuesday, when he struck out four while pitching two scoreless innings in a B game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

… “It depends what we want, what we’re looking for, what’s best for the club,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “… But I don’t think we should sit him on the bench and all of a sudden wait to see what happens. That’s (general manager) Ken Williams’ call.”

… Hudson displayed pinpoint control around the knees to the Dodgers’ batters, throwing 16 of 23 pitches for strikes. …

UPDATE: Merkin:

So, while Tuesday’s effort won’t count toward Cactus League statistics, Daniel Hudson certainly made a positive impression in his quest for a long-relief role. Hudson worked the third and fourth innings against the Dodgers, retiring all six batters he faced, with four coming via strikeout.

Hudson fanned two looking and two swinging, also setting down hitters on a ground ball to shortstop Brent Lillibridge and on a nice running catch made by Jordan Danks in right-center field. The soon-to-be 23-year-old, who burst on to the scene by jumping from Class A Kannapolis to the Majors in 2009, focused on throwing strikes in his first outing, but said after the game how important every trip to the mound can be this spring. …

Reifert’s recap.

Phil Rogers on the Adrian Gonzalez trade rumors

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 2, 2010 12:11 pm
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Rogers:

The name thrown around in most of the speculation is Gordon Beckham. It would be an act of insanity to trade Beckham at this time. He is exactly the kind of player you want to build a contender around — a homegrown young player whose salary will be affordable for the foreseeable future. …

That sounds right!

Dayan Viciedo to play 1st base today

Today’s ‘B’ game lineup:

Mitchell lf; Danks cf; Flowers c; Viciedo 1b; Kroeger dh; Nix 2b; Lillibridge ss; Morel 3b; De Aza rf; Floyd p

Besides G. Floyd, D. Cabrera, C. Torres and D. Hudson are scheduled to pitch.

BTW, Jim says pay attention to the walk and strikeout numbers.

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