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August 8, 2010

Paul Konerko is pretty comfortable with the team’s hitting

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 8, 2010 2:19 am
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Cowley:

Konerko agreed, pointing out that the first four months of the season should have been the ultimate judge in that.

“I mean we’re four months in now,” Konerko said. “Four months is usually a pretty good test of a team to show you’re capable or not capable.”

Just keep in mind the division you’ve been playing these 4 months in Paulie.

August 5, 2010

White Sox interested in Carlos Delgado? [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 5, 2010 1:30 pm
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Rosenthal @ FS:

Carlos Delgado suddenly could be in demand. The White Sox are showing interest in the free-agent slugger, major-league sources say, and the Red Sox, Rockies and Mariners are among Delgado’s other possible fits.

Delgado, coming off arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, has not played since May 10, 2009. He has received two minor-league offers and would need a couple of weeks in the minors to get ready, according to his agent, David Sloane.

The White Sox, in search of a run producer, pursued Lance Berkman, Manny Ramirez and Adam Dunn before the non-waiver trade deadline. Delgado, 38, would require much less of an investment in dollars, and none in prospects.

Delgado’s stats (B-R).

Ozzie’s response:

He feels like Mark Kotsay and Andruw Jones are equipped to fill that role, but just need to start producing.

“Every time we talk about a hitter, we get to the point, we know, I think our production from Kotsay and Andruw is not the one – it has to be better. Those two guys have to start getting better on production. I don’t think we will play another 50 or 60 games with that production we got from them. I’m not going to put pressure on them but every time we don’t have production from them, this conversation is going to come up how we need another bat, we need another bat. Well, we [don't] need another bat. We need those guys to start producing and do what we think they can do. If those guys produce the way we think, then we won’t be talking about any hitter. We need them to start producing, at least to make my life easier, not for you guys, but from Kenny asking me questions about it. I think everyone here feels the same way. We don’t need a bat. We need them to start producing.”

Duh!

UPDATE:  Bruce Levine says the Sox had “extensive conversations” with Delgado’s agent, according to a Major League Baseball source.

UPDATE #2: Delgado signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox.

January 29, 2010

Sox stop looking for a left-handed DH

Levine:

A week after the Jim Thome drama concluded, the White Sox have decided to table their search for a left-handed-hitting RBI bat until it’s determined if the rotating designated hitter that manager Ozzie Guillen envisions will be a functioning tool for the 2010 season.

The White Sox looked at the viability of former New York Met and Toronto Blue Jay Carlos Delgado, who missed the majority of the 2009 season because of injuries. The White Sox had a scout watch Delgado during his stint playing winter ball in Puerto Rico. The consenus opinion is that Delgado did not have the legs and athleticism to play first base even in a part-time role.

That opinion moved the White Sox away from making a bid. …

December 28, 2009

Sox looking for a bat

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 28, 2009 5:46 pm
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Levine:

The Sox’s only hole going into 2010 is a right-handed RBI bat. Although sox officials have talked about using DH as a rotation spot for veterans, left-handed RBI men like Aubrey Huff, Hank Blalock, Carlos Delgado and former Sox DH remain on the market.

I assume the former Sox DH is Jim Thome. Speaking of Big Jim.

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