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April 3, 2010

Paulie can scoop them

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 3, 2010 7:15 pm
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STATS:

Scoop Leaders among First Basemen, 2009
(minimum 100 scoop attempts) 

				Scoops     Att        Pct
Todd Helton, Col		183        207        88.4
Adam LaRoche, Pit-Bos-Atl	182        210        86.7
Albert Pujols, StL		187        217        86.2
Paul Konerko, CWS		197        231        85.3
Derrek Lee, ChC		145        171        84.8
Lance Berkman, Hou		170        201        84.6
Lyle Overbay, Tor		211        250        84.4
Casey Kotchman, Atl-Bos	134        159        84.3

2008-2009 data

November 1, 2009

Casey Kotchman? Didn’t we trade for him already?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 1, 2009 1:51 pm
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…along with Ervin Santana, Chone Figgins, Howie Kendrick and Gary Matthews Jr? OK, here are a couple thoughts from Nick Cafardo who is “liking the White Sox a lot next season”:

Casey Kotchman, 1B, Red Sox – He is arbitration-eligible and still a redundant player on a team that has too many first basemen and could add another if it trades for Adrian Gonzalez. Kotchman could always be a chip in such a deal, but he may have other value. The White Sox may bring Mark Kotsay back, but they are longtime admirers of Kotchman.

Johnny Damon
, LF, Yankees – If the Yankees don’t bring him back, the White Sox look like a good fit. They need a leadoff hitter, and while they’d love to sign free agent Chone Figgins and move him to the outfield, he may get too pricy. While Damon has been a No. 2 hitter for the Yankees, he could easily go back to the top spot and give the White Sox some leadoff power.

Stats: Kotchman, Damon. Kotchman is OK. Maybe he can replace Paulie at 1B next year. Damon is too old and he’ll want a 2-3 year deal. Stay away Kenny.

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