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July 13, 2009

Mark Gonzales on the Pena trade and the Sox future infield

On the Brandon Allen-Tony Pena trade:

Moving Allen was tough for me to stomach, but I understand the need to strengthen the bullpen. Pena can step into Dotel’s role next year and could become more valuable now if Carrasco moves into the rotation. … The trading of Allen slightly alleviates a logjam at the corners. Konerko probably takes over as the designated hitter. If the Sox don’t re-sign Jerma[in]e Dye, that would pave the way for Dayan Viciedo or Josh Fields to play first.

and Mark’s future infield prediction:

1b – Dayan Viciedo or Josh Fields
2b – Chris Getz or Jayson Nix
ss – Alexei Ramirez
3b – Gordon Beckham


  1. Just trade Josh Fields because we don’t need and average player at first. You take an average 2nd baseman or ss because of outstanding defense but look around the league who has an average 1st baseman. Josh should be packaged along with Konerko and try and steal a major league ready player and also potential (preferably a speedy but good contact outfielder).

    Comment by Kori McKenzie — July 18, 2009 @ July 18, 2009 10:48 am | Reply

    • about konerko,

      I’d be OK with trading him but who’ll want him (struggles like last year and contract)?

      he currently looks great but…

      Comment by The Wizard — July 18, 2009 @ July 18, 2009 2:09 pm | Reply

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