“I haven’t explored anything, simply because most clubs think I’m nuts when I start calling in May,” Williams said on Tuesday, when asked about the possibility of trade talk starting up. “If I start calling in April, it’s, ‘Really? Seriously?’ ”
Kenny not calling anyone? Yeah right!
Kenny also commented on his TV viewing patterns:
“Listen, this early in the season, I’m watching,” Williams added. “But to a large degree, because of all the various factors coming out of spring training, the weather issues and all the different things, it’s best at this point, and it took me a while to realize and understand it, it’s best at this point to take a step back,
“I didn’t travel with the team. You don’t like what you see, you turn to the news for five minutes and watch ABC or NBC to see what’s happening in Chicago, and turn it back and still don’t like what’s going on. Let’s turn to Growing Pains. I like it better when I got a TV in front of me. I can’t turn the channel when I’m here live. But I can always go back. You never know when your team might come back.
Konerko had 7 TBs (HR, 2B, 1B), Andruw 5 TBs (HR, 1B) and Rios 3 TBs (3B) and 1 BB. Quentin drew 2 BBs too.
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Beckham certainly will have a chance to be voted into the 2010 Midsummer Classic as a starter, making his first appearance on the All-Star ballot. Beckham is joined by eight of his teammates, including representation at the designated-hitter slot, with the 2010 Midsummer Classic to be played at the home of the Angels.
Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites using the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until July 1 at 10:59 p.m. CT. …
Other Sox candidates: Paul Konerko (1B), Alexei Ramirez (SS), Mark Teahen (3B), A.J. Pierzynski (C), Andruw Jones (DH), Carlos Quentin (OF), Alex Rios (OF), Juan Pierre (OF).
Kevin Thomas @ Press Herald:
The Red Sox traded Sea Dogs left-hander Andrew Dobies to the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash.
Dobies, who turned 27 today, was a third-round draft pick in 2004 out of the University of Virginia. He first landed in Portland in 2006 as a starter and played a part in the Sea Dogs’ championship run. Shoulder problems hampered his development and the Red Sox made him a reliever.
He made 32 appearances for the Sea Dogs last year (3.69) and three this season (1.80, with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings). …
And here’s a scouting report from sonsofsamhorn.net from 2006.
UPDATE: Dobies was assigned to AA Birmingham.