After watching Carlos Torres pitch six innings of three-run ball Wednesday night in his major league debut, it was easy to see why several professional scouts and Brian Anderson thought Torres was worthy of a shot in the majors. And after Torres didn’t allow himself into being goaded into declaring that he deserved another start, the Sox have found themselves with no worse than a pitcher who can help fortify their pitching staff in September. Torres, who spent 5 1/2 years in the Sox’s minor league system, expressed his appreciation for the Sox just to give him the chance. …
Video of Carlos Torres’ start.
The Sox appear confident that they’ll be able to sign Trayce Thompson [2nd round] and Justin Jones [7th round].
BTW, FS has a review of the Sox 2003 draft.
Anderson has developed a cultlike following since breaking in with the White Sox in 2005.
I like Brian’s CF defense while readily admit his offensive shortcomings. I think the Anderson “movement” is more a product of the absense of an average CenterFielder. Anyway, when is the next meeting of the club?
Guillen said the main reason the move was made was because Wise gives him a speed guy off the bench that can pinch run late in games and brings some speed off the bench.
As far as the organization is concerned, there is an underlying feeling that while both players played the game hard, Wise played the game hard to stay here, while Anderson was playing hard in hopes of playing somewhere else.
What is more valuable late in games, speed or defense? I think defense. Steve Stone says the Sox didn’t want to expose Wise to waivers. Why? Were they afraid someone would claim him? And if they did, so what?
Carlos Quentin is returning to the White Sox’s lineup Monday night and will play left field and bat sixth against Tampa Bay. Outfielder Brian Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. Quentin was 15-for-40 (.375) with four doubles, one home run, 10 RBIs, seven walks and 10 runs scored in 14 combined rehab contests with the Knights and Class A Kannapolis. Quentin hasn’t played since May 25, when he tore a tendon in his left foot. Anderson, 27, has appeared in 65 games with the White Sox this season, batting .238 in 185 at-bats with two home runs and 13 RBIs.
I’m thrilled about Q!’s return! If Carlos is healthy, the division is ours. But why did they send Brian Anderson down and not DeWayne Wise? Anderson has a .322 OBP. Wise has a .243 OBP. Plus, Anderson plays better D. I don’t get this…