Gonzales: “Thome and cash to LA Dodgers for infielder Justin Fuller” Fuller is a 26-year old that hasn’t reach AA yet.
Gonzales: “Contreras and cash to colorado for RHP Brandon Hynick” Hynick is a 24-year old in AAA. I can’t believe we got someone with those numbers for Jose Contreras.
BTW, did the Sox send cash on one two trades?
Thanks to both Jim and Jose for the memories. The Taters and the World Series streak won’t be forgotten. I hope Thome knows that there is no DH in the league he approved a trade to though.
UPDATE: SoxNet takes a more in-depth look at the new Sox players.
And here’s a quote on Justin Fuller: “He’s just a player,” a Dodgers source said.
ESPN reports that the Sox distributed a memo telling other teams that Jermaine Dye, Jim Thome, Scott Linebrink, are available. The trading deadline is 11 PM CT today.
You’re only wasting ink with Linebrink’s name.
UPDATE: Phil Rogers adds Paul Konerko, Octavio Dotel and Jose Contreras, among others in the list. Robothal adds Scott Podsednik.
While the White Sox are expected to exercise the $12-million option on Jermaine Dye, it’s a mutual option, and there’s still a chance he’d turn it down. It’ll be interesting to see whether the acquisition of Rios plays into his thinking. On Tuesday, the White Sox plan to bring up top power-hitting prospect Tyler Flowers on call-up day.
I don’t think so. And if they did, why would Dye turn it down? I don’t think he’ll get more than $12 million.
“We have to win the series there (in Minnesota). There’s no doubt. If we lose this series, it’s going to be hard for us to get where we want to get. It’s going to be pretty tough, and hopefully those guys know about it.”
Where do we want to get to? Unprotected draft pick (16-30)? A quick look of the standings shows 12 teams with worse records than the Sox. Maybe we can pass the Brewers and the Cubs. That’s 14. We need one more.
“I’m pretty sure because the momentum of the ballclub, if we don’t win this series in Minnesota, I don’t think this ballclub is going to be as high as it can be.”
Be as high as you can? Talk to Freddy!
In his 4th minor-league start Jake Peavy threw 68 pitches (43 strikes) in 3 and 1/3 innings (4 K / 1 BB). Peavy had said before the game that he wanted to throw 6 innings or 100 pitches. Before leaving the game, Peavy received a visit from trainer Scott Johnson after experiencing elbow tightness.
here’s the pitching portion of the boxscore:
UPDATE: Peavy will be examined tomorrow by Herm.