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October 31, 2011

Mark Buehrle and Juan Pierre are the Sox remainining Type-B free agents [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 31, 2011 1:40 pm
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MLBTR:

If a Type B free agent turns down an arbitration offer and signs a Major League deal elsewhere the losing team gets one draft pick in the supplemental round, and it doesn’t come from the new team.  Keep in mind that an arbitration offer is necessary for draft pick compensation. …

Type B

Frasor’s 2012 option was picked up.

UPDATE: Rosenthal would be surprised if Buehrle leaves the Sox:

“Buehrle is a more interesting case because he’s a guy that seemingly does not want to go other than two place, right? Chicago and St. Louis, and St. Louis is effectively closed,” Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports told The Mully and Hanley Show. “Now, there are indications that he may be opening that up, but I’d be surprised if he landed anywhere but the White Sox on a two- or three-year deal. … I’d be surprised if he left.”

Sox pick-up Jason Frasor’s 2012 option [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 31, 2011 1:15 pm
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UPDATE: Aaron Gleeman points out Frasor may become trade bait.

Jeff Manto is the new hitting coach

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 31, 2011 12:30 pm
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Scott Merkin:

New manager Robin Ventura completed his first White Sox staff with Monday’s hirings of Jeff Manto as the team’s hitting coach, Joe McEwing as third-base coach and Mark Parent as bench coach.

Manto, 47, served as the White Sox Minor League hitting coordinator for the past four years and has great familiarity with some of the younger players who could play featured roles with the 2012 White Sox. Manto was also the Pirates’ hitting coach during the ’06 and ’07 seasons, with Freddy Sanchez leading the National League in hitting via his .344 average in 2006.

I see he saw Jose Bautista‘s success. He didn’t untapped it; he saw it coming.

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