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October 30, 2010

Levine: Diamondbacks want Paul Konerko

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 30, 2010 7:27 pm
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Levine @ ESPN:

Paul Konerko may have played his last game as a member of the White Sox.

Konerko, a free agent five days after the 2010 World Series ends, will be an offseason priority of the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to two major league sources.

AFL Game #17: Peoria Saguaros @ Scottsdale Scorpions [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 30, 2010 1:48 pm
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Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 85 degrees, sunny. I don’t see any Sox prospects in the starting lineups.

UPDATE: With 2 K today, Antony Carter now has 10 K to 0 BB in 5 innings:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bour C 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444

BATTING
2B: Bour (3, Stoffel, J).
TB: Bour 2.

Peoria Saguaros
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carter, A 1.0 4 3 3 0 2 0 5.40

Pitches-strikes: Carter, A 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Carter, A 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Carter, A 1-1.

Kenny Williams would trade Carlos Quentin+ for Colby Rasmus [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 30, 2010 3:10 am
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Cowley @ CST:

According to a major-league scout [Kenny] Williams has targeted talented but headline-making Colby Rasmus of the St.Louis Cardinals and is willing to part with a package that includes outfielder Carlos Quentin.

”It was obvious that [the Cardinals] were paying extra attention to Quentin at the end of the season, so this might have been something that was already talked about,” the scout said.

Yeah, I would too but St. Louis has to agree and I don’t think they will. Just because the White Sox gave away Nick Swisher for a bucket of balls a substandard return, doesn’t mean the Cardinals will do the same.

UPDATE: A second look at Rasmus’ stats raises some red flags: a 32% K%, and a .354 BABIP (and a -9 UZR/150) in 2010. Jeffrey Gross at THT calculates Rasmus’ xBABIP at .315 so there is a 39 point difference between Rasmus BABIP and xBABIP. In fact, Rasmus had the 7th higher BABIP-xBABIP in MLB.

The K% and the high BABIP don’t look good.

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