One of his suggestions to improve the Sox offense:
Vernon Wells, Blue Jays: The Sox already got Alex Rios from Toronto, so how about adding Wells as well?The Blue Jays aren’t drawing flies at Rogers Centre, and Wells has a nightmarish contract – $12.5 million this season, $23 million next year, $21 million in 2013 and $21 million in 2014.
Wells has an opt-out clause after next season, but why would he walk away from all of that money?
Other suggestions are Carl Crawford, Raul Ibanez, Daniel Murphy, Chris Iannetta and Jermaine Dye. Where’s Carl Everett Scot?
BTB updates the CHONE projections:
I’ll look at the AL first. The tables contain preseason playoff probability (PS P%), current probability to win the division (C DW%), current probability to win the wild card (C WC%), and current playoff probability (C P%).
BP puts the division odds at 16.7%, PECOTA at 4.4% and ELO at 9.8%.
UPDATE: Accuscore puts the division chances at 2.4%.
59 of his 93 pitches were strikes
UPDATE: Here’s BA’s JJ Cooper:
The White Sox’s top pitching prospect faced few speed bumps on his way from low Class A to the majors in 2009. He came into the season as a serious candidate for the White Sox’s fifth-starter’s job, but he struggled to get on track after the disappointment of failing to make the big league roster. Hudson failed to make it out of the sixth inning in any of his first four starts, and his April 27th start was the worst of his pro career—he allowed eight hits and nine runs in only one inning of work.