Guillen focuses on the contributions currently being made by Juan Pierre, who was acquired in the offseason deal sending Ely to the Dodgers, or Jake Peavy, who came over from San Diego last year for a four-hurler package involving Richard. The White Sox have a good track record of giving up the right Minor League talent to make the Major League team stronger.
“Every time we make a trade, I always say, ‘I could never have been a general manager because you have to take a chance on what the team wants and the team needs, and ignore feelings,'” Guillen said. “We knew John would be fine and we knew Clayton would be good, but we have a pretty good guy [in return for each trade].”
May 23, 2010
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Facing the International League’s top scoring team Sunday, though, Hudson was in control. After allowing a leadoff single to the Clippers’ Jose Constanza and another single to Brian Buscher two batters later, Hudson got out of the first and never gave Columbus another chance.
The Philadelphia Phillies are among a couple of teams looking at the Chicago White Sox and trying to project which players will be available if the the White Sox don’t get back into the American League Central race over the next few weeks. One top Philadelphia scout was looking at the White Sox this week, concentrating on closer Bobby Jenks.
… The Phillies also are interested in reliever J.J. Putz, who had extensive experience as a setup man and closer and would fit nicely into the Phillies’ bullpen mix.
BTW, Jenks and Putz pitched yesterday. Here is the pitch f/x report. Jenks hit 98, Putz 97.