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August 31, 2009

Sox trade Jim Thome, Jose Contreras (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 31, 2009 11:34 pm
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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.

Peavy’s Diagnosis: Bruised Elbow

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 31, 2009 10:59 pm
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Gonzales:

Jake Peavy has just a bruise on his right elbow and some swelling and will try to play catch Tuesday. His next start is still up in the air.

MRI was clean.

The 6 teams in Dye’s no-trade clause

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 31, 2009 9:21 pm
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Cowley:

Thome and Dye could become free agents after this season, but Thome has a full no-trade clause, while Dye has a limited one that includes both New York teams, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia and Washington.

Sox put Dye, Thome, Linebrink on the trading block (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 31, 2009 6:38 pm
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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.

New more protective helmets in the minor-leagues in 2010

Filed under: MiLB,MLB — The Wizard @ August 31, 2009 3:29 pm

The Minor Leagues adopted the new Rawlings helmets for 2010.

Sox expected to pick up their part of Dye’s mutual option?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 31, 2009 3:20 pm
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Jon Heyman:

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.

Tyler Flowers, come on up!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 31, 2009 12:09 pm
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Cowley:

Guillen said he and general manager Ken Williams discussed call-up candidates Friday. ”He named a couple of players,” Guillen said. ”He named [catcher Tyler] Flowers. He named Getz, and I think [Josh] Fields should be here. He named Fields, Getz [and] pitcher Carlos Torres. I don’t know after that. We mentioned that we need a lefty for the bullpen.”

Confirmed!

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