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September 14, 2011

The Sox won’t resolve Ozzie Guillen’s situation until after the Marlins have hired a manager says Jayson Stark

Stark @ ESPN:

Who will be managing the White Sox next season? We tossed that question at a baseball source who is tight with team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, and got this succinct reply: “Ozzie Guillen.”

The same source also said, with zero equivocation, that if the Marlins think they can wait this out and then scoop Guillen off the unemployment line this winter, they’d better re-think. Unless the folks in Florida want to trade a big-time player to the South Side, the source said, the White Sox won’t make any move to resolve Guillen’s future until after the Marlins have hired a manager.

Seems like the Sox want to make others think Guillen isn’t going anywhere so they have more leverage in any negotiations that take place. I’m not confident it will work. There is also this nugget:

White Sox officials have been telling people in the game they need to cut payroll next year after going over budget this season. And they also have five starters under contract for next year, even without Buehrle.

So an executive of one team who spoke with the White Sox brass says the only way he sees them making room for Buehrle is if he’s willing to “be creative” about his next contract. AND the club would have to be able to trade one of its current starters — most likely Gavin Floyd. Can all that happen? Of course. But it’s still a lot of hoops for Buehrle and his team to jump through.

I think Buehrle will be “creative.” Maybe a 2-3 year offer would be enough. Sign him Jerry!

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April 15, 2011

Joe Crede speaks

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 15, 2011 8:24 pm
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JJ has the interview

July 17, 2010

Adam Dunn wants at least a 4 year, $60 million contract?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 17, 2010 2:11 pm
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Rogers:

Adam Dunn is looking for a deal of at least four years for $60 million after having to settle for a two-year deal with the Nationals in his first run at free agency. The Nats want to keep him, but not at that price. It’s likely he will be traded, with the Yankees, Angels and White Sox at the head of the list.

And:

Joe Crede is just about ready to go after his latest back procedure. Agent Scott Boras says there’s a chance Crede could help a team this season, but it’s more likely he will look to sign in the offseason with an eye on 2011.

UPDATE: Rosenthal:

Adam Dunn? The Nationals’ price for their first baseman is too steep, and Dunn does not want to DH.

January 29, 2010

BaseballAmerica’s AL Central All-Decade Top 10 Prospects List

BA:

White Sox Top 1o prospects of the decade:

1. Mark Buehrle, lhp
2. Bobby Jenks, rhp
3. Jon Garland, rhp
4. Aaron Rowand, of
5. Joe Crede, 3b
6. Jon Rauch, rhp
7. Gordon Beckham, ss
8. Miguel Olivo, c
9. Kip Wells, rhp
10. Brandon McCarthy, rhp

November 30, 2009

Boras tried to convince Kenny on signing Joe Crede

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 30, 2009 7:42 pm
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Heyman:

Kenny Williams, White Sox GM. The White Sox weren’t expected to do much, but they’ve already traded Chris Getz and Josh Fields for Mark Teahen, and signed Andruw Jones and Vizquel, two big-time former stars. Williams surprised folks by forging a deal with Boras for Jones, whom he has coveted for years (they tried many years ago to pry him away from the Braves). Boras, who’s had a sticky relationship with Williams, also tried to sell him on signing Crede rather than trading two young players for the talented unproven Teahen. But apparently dĂ©tente has its limitations.

August 29, 2009

Joe Crede considering retirement?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MLB — The Wizard @ August 29, 2009 2:46 pm
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Phil Rogers:

The Twins’ Joe Crede’s recurring back injuries could prompt him to retire after the season. He has had surgery the last two off-seasons and needed an epidural on his back last week.

One of my favorite Sox. How can I forget JOE CREDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE? (mms and http) It’s a damn tragedy his back won’t allow him to do much playing anymore…

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