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August 21, 2010

White Sox team most likely to claim Manny Ramirez

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 21, 2010 7:46 pm
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MLBTR on Ken Rosenthal’s latest video update:

Now that Manny Ramirez is off the disabled list, Rosenthal provided an update to his news from last week about the possibility of Ramirez on the waiver wire.  The Dodgers will wait to put Ramirez on waivers since teams will want to make sure that he is both healthy and hitting well.  Rosenthal repeats that the White Sox are the club “most likely” to put in a claim for Ramirez, since the Sox “don’t like Brad Hawpe all that much” and they doubt that Detroit would trade them Johnny Damon.

Isn’t it a little late to add a bat?

July 30, 2010

White Sox interested in 1B Lance Berkman?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 30, 2010 12:54 pm
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Price (Fanhouse):

There is buzz about the White Sox going for Astros Lance Berkman. He has .874 OPS vs RHP.

UPDATE: erik calculates the trade value of lance berkman (brad hawpe too)

July 29, 2010

White Sox interested in Lance Berkman, Brad Hawpe

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 29, 2010 6:38 pm
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Heyman (SI) said last friday:

chisox like prince fielder but have discussed dunn, laroche and berkman, in that order, as possible 2nd choices

If the Sox are not hot on Prince Fielder, and the Sox are out of the Adam Dunn sweepstakes, it makes sense they are interested in Lance Berkman, Brad Hawpe:

Olney (ESPN):

Heard this: The White Sox consider Lance Berkman as one of their Plan B options, now what they don’t expect to get Adam Dunn.

Renck (Denver Post):

The White Sox have been the other team poking around about Hawpe. Not sure how serious. All depends on what happens with Adam Dunn

Stats from B-R: Fielder, Dunn, Berkman, Hawpe

Other possibilities: Scott, Branyan, Laroche

UPDATE: Prince Fielder if off the market (staying in Milwaukee).

Scouts from 6 teams were at the White Sox game tonight

Gonzales:

The Sox’s victory was witnessed in front of scouts from Washington, Arizona, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Diego.

The Diamondbacks had two scouts, but one major league source said that any talks of a possible three-way deal involving the Sox, Washington and Arizona had not accelerated. …

July 24, 2010

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. …

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.

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