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November 16, 2009

SoxNet reports Paul Konerko-Adrian Gonzales 3-team trade rumor [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ November 16, 2009 1:54 pm
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SoxNet:

SoxNet.net has learned that the Chicago White Sox have had preliminary discussions with the Anaheim Angels and San Diego Padres on a potential 3 way deal which would involve Paul Konerko, Adrian Gonzalez, and Angel and White Sox prospects.  …

The exact details aren’t known but the main premise is the Sox sending Konerko and prospects and getting Adrian Gonzales from the Padres.

Stats: B-R: Paul Konerko, Adrian Gonzalez. Fangraphs: Paul Konerko, Adrian Gonzalez.

Why would the Padres and the Angels do that? Are the Sox emptying the farm?

UPDATE: Mark Gonzales tries to analyze the situation. He says the Padres would want Dan Hudson, Tyler Flowers, Jordan Danks and another minor-league prospect, perhaps from the Angels. That sounds like a lot. That would be a complete cleaning of the farm. Cot’s says ‘2010:$4.75 million, 2011:$5.6 million club option (no buyout)’ about Gonzales’ contract (2011 was 5.5 but due to the 2008 All-Star selection it increased to 5.6). That’s 2 cheap years but the price is too steep. Gonzales had a very good 2009 (B-R: .958 OPS, 166 OPS+, 119 BB / 109 K, .278 BABIP; Fangraphs: .402 wOBA, 6.3 WAR, .280 BABIP), but you still trade 18-24 years of cost-controlled production for 2. The Sox would be giving up a lot. I wouldn’t empty the farm for 2 years of Adrian.

October 3, 2009

Sox Assistant GM Rick Hahn a candidate for San Diego Padres GM job?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 3, 2009 11:03 pm
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But, but he’s in line to replace Kenny:

The San Diego Padres have interviewed three candidates for their now vacant general manager position. While the speculation has often included Jeff Moorad’s ties to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rick Hahn with the Chicago White Sox has the closest bond of all – he worked for Moorad before joining the White Sox. …

MLBTR says the Padres GM won’t e someone within the Padres organization or come from the D-backs.

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