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January 14, 2012

White Sox interested in Cuban LHP Gerardo Concepcion

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 14, 2012 9:10 pm

It’s not only Jorge Soler and Yoenis Cespedes on the White Sox radar. Phil Rogers writes:

Most expect Cespedes and Soler to go to the highest bidder, which is usually the case with Cuban players, but clearly the White Sox and Cubs are positioning themselves to sell the comfortable fit, not just the contract. Both organizations know other teams are prepared to extend themselves financially, as these are among the last significant pieces that can be acquired before international signing limits kick in this summer.

… A major league source said the White Sox also join the Cubs in pursuing left-hander Gerardo Concepcion. He was Rookie of the Year in Serie Nacional last year but hasn’t had as much international experience as Soler, Belaguert and Martinez. He’s considered a finesse pitcher but has succeeded with his command.

The 18-year old Concepcion pitched 101.2 innings in the 2010-11 season. He allowed 103 hits, had a 53/43 K/BB ratio, and a 3.36 ERA. He had a 10-3 record in 21 starts.

Jake Peavy: I didn’t quit on the White Sox; Ozzie did

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 14, 2012 9:00 pm
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Dave Van Dyck:

Saturday, he said, “I know he had a hard time, saying I quit on him, which couldn’t be further from the truth,” Peavy said. “I would never quit on a team. … Ozzie didn’t finish the season with us the last (two) games. So I don’t know who quit on who.”

As J.J. says it wouldn’t be unreasonable for Peavy to say Ozzie checked out much, much earlier than the last two games.

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