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July 24, 2010

Phil Rogers has a trade suggestion

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 24, 2010 10:03 pm
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Rogers:

The Sox could trade Bobby Jenks for prospects to help facilitate a deal if they decide they have the appetite for Prince Fielder or Adam Dunn.

Would these “prospects” be able to play baseball Phil?

10 K / 0 BB for RHP Andre Rienzo [July 24]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 24, 2010 9:49 pm
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7/24:

Kannapolis
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rienzo (W, 3-4) 6.0 2 0 0 0 10 0 4.81
Piccola 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6.59
Cooney, C 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.42

Rienzo has a 70 K / 21 BB ratio in 58.0 innings.

Seattle wants Brent Morel for Russell Branyan; White Sox scouting Brad Hawpe

Gonzales:

Bill Scherrer, one of the Sox’s top evaluators, was in Florida last week for the Marlins’ series with Colorado, which has left-handed hitter Brad Hawpe.

The Sox had a limited chance Monday to watch Seattle’s Russell Branyan, who has been sidelined with back stiffness. But the Mariners made an indirect inquiry about Sox third base prospect Brent Morel.

The two top targets appear to be Washington’s Adam Dunn and Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder. A Nationals scout watched the Sox’s Triple-A Charlotte affiliate last week, and a Brewers scout observed the Sox in Seattle and in Oakland on Friday. …

Ozzie Guillen doesn’t want to pay the price for a bat like Adam Dunn

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 24, 2010 6:51 pm
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Cowley:

In explaining what the Sox have been trying to get done, as well as the resistance they have come across in accomplishing that, Guillen revealed details that were assumed but never confirmed by the organization. Specifically, to acquire someone like Dunn comes at a heavy price, and it’s a price that at least Guillen doesn’t want to pay.

You mean Ozzie you would find enough ABs for a LHB like Dunn in the event he was acquired? I remember 6 months ago you couldn’t find ABs for another LHB and he ended up in Minnesota for $1.5 million and now has a 149 wRC+. Funny thing! I mean sad…

Kenny Williams confident he’ll get Prince Fielder or Adam Dunn?

MLBTR goes over Ken Rosenthal’s latest video:

White Sox GM Ken Williams is said to be confident about landing either Prince Fielder or Adam Dunn.  Williams continues to talk to the Brewers about Fielder but there doesn’t seem to be a match as they seek pitching in return.  Meanwhile, the Nats have told everyone that they’ll need to be overwhelmed by an offer to move Dunn.  If the White Sox strike out on the two big-time left-handed sluggers, they’re unlikely to reach for a player such as Russell Branyan or Brad Hawpe.  Instead, they’ll look to go small and try to improve their bullpen and bench.

I don’t get Kenny’s confidence here. The price for Fielder and Dunn is high and the Sox can’t afford to weaken their starting rotation by trading players like Dan Hudson, John Danks, and Gavin Floyd. Today’s game is a good example why.

5 K / 0 BB for LHP David Holmberg

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 24, 2010 1:20 pm
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7/23:

Great Falls
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holmberg, D 7.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 3.29
McCray (L, 2-2) 2.0 3 3 3 2 2 1 4.34

Holmberg has a 26 K / 9 BB ratio and 1.36 WHIP in 38.1 innings. And a .342 BABIP.

White Sox interested in Dan Haren?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 24, 2010 12:04 pm
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Heyman @ SI:

The Phillies, Tigers, Cardinals, Twins and White Sox and others are believed to have shown interest in Haren

Dan Haren’s stats.

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