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July 6, 2011

This is just too good to be true

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 6, 2011 2:00 pm
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Remember the Brandon Beachy-Carlos Quentin trade rumors? Well, MLB’s Mark Bowman says it’s not Carlos Quentin the Braves are after:

Like many Major League clubs, the White Sox seem  interested in the Braves’ wealth of young pitching talent.  But those fans hoping this means outfielder Carlos Quentin could be headed to Atlanta should be prepared for disappointment.

White Sox advance scout Bill Scherrer was at Turner Field for this past weekend’s series against the Orioles and he stuck around for this week’s series against the Rockies.  Given the White Sox and Orioles will not meet again until Aug. 8,  Scherrer has likely focused most of his attention toward the Braves’ pitchers.

While the Braves might be in the market for an outfielder, their primary focus will likely not be aimed toward corner outfielders like Quentin.  Instead they will continue to evaluate what Jordan Schafer can provide in the leadoff spot and  determine whether they need to increase their efforts to find a proven leadoff hitter like the White Sox have in Juan Pierre.

Pierre has batted .261 with a .322 on-base percentage and been successful with just 12 of his 22 stolen base attempts.   In other words, he hasn’t been the same guy who was successful with 68 of 86 stolen base attempts last year.  But since May 1, he has hit .270 with a .340 on-base percentage and been successful with seven of his 10 stolen base attempts.

With Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado, the Braves are loaded with the non-arbitration-eligible, Major League-ready arms the White Sox are seeking.

Take him. Take him immediately! Of course, we won’t be getting a pitcher in return for Juan Pierre. Much less one with about 1 year of MLB service time and outstanding numbers. A couple slabs of barbeque ribs will be enough for the return.

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8 Comments »

  1. I’d settle for rib tips.

    Comment by JRFegan — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 2:41 pm | Reply

  2. is this a true possibility?

    Comment by Anonymous — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 3:56 pm | Reply

    • I wish! But I don’t think Atlanta would give us anything for Pierre. Maybe a 30-year old minor-leaguer

      If they want Quentin, they’ll give us something more but certainly not a good pitcher with 5 more club-control years like Beachy

      Comment by The Wizard — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 7:06 pm | Reply

  3. maybe Atlanta’s GM feels good about getting Scott Linebrink for $2 million. look at linebrink’s stats!

    Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
    2011 34 ATL NL 3 1 .750 3.44 39 0 13 0 0 1 34.0 32 13 13 4 10 3 24 2 0 1 142 111 1.235 8.5 1.1 2.6 6.4 2.40
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 7/6/2011.

    but no way he’s feeling so generous he’d give us beachy…

    Comment by The Wizard — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 7:23 pm | Reply

  4. won’t stop me from praying…

    Comment by Anonymous — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 7:27 pm | Reply

  5. [...] stretch. An MLB-ready power hitter and even a reasonable Pierre facsimile in Alejandro De Aza (just in case this rumor is real) are sitting in Triple-A, and it begs the question of whether 'All In' means a kitchen sink [...]

    Pingback by If not Pierre, than who else? A White Sox roster mystery | White Sox Observer — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 11:50 pm | Reply


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