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.