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February 27, 2010

Jermaine Dye “shocked” he doesn’t have a team

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 27, 2010 11:49 am
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Cowley:

”I’m shocked,” Dye told the Sun-Times. ”I really am in disbelief, but what can I do?”

… ”I still feel like I’m a productive player and feel like I can contribute, but teams want me as a backup player, and that’s something I’m not ready to do,” Dye said. ”I feel undervalued, basically. I don’t think I have to go out there and prove anything to anyone. My numbers the last five or six years show I can help someone.”

… ”There’s nothing close,” Dye said. ”Still a few teams calling, couple teams made offers, but nothing really worth it. Anaheim made an offer, but they could only offer me 200-250 at-bats. Toronto made an offer; they wanted me to play right field every day, but the money was ridiculous.”

… ”I want to play every day,” Dye said. ”Cleveland was interested but never made an offer. Tampa was supposed to call, and we’re still trying to work that out. There have been offers, but like I said, nothing worth it.”

November 18, 2009

Jon Heyman on the Paul Konerko-Adrian Gonzales rumor

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB,MLB — The Wizard @ November 18, 2009 2:57 pm
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Heyman:

Adrian Gonzalez: Any acquiring team would have to put together a tremendous package for the superstar player with the most reasonable multiyear contract in baseball ($10.5 million over the next two years). The silliest rumor so far had Gonzalez possibly going in a three-way trade with Paul Konerko going to the Angels and prospects to the Padres. Beyond the fact the Angels have a great first baseman in Kendry Morales, Konerko’s high contract makes him a giveaway at this point.

November 16, 2009

SoxNet reports Paul Konerko-Adrian Gonzales 3-team trade rumor [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ November 16, 2009 1:54 pm
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SoxNet:

SoxNet.net has learned that the Chicago White Sox have had preliminary discussions with the Anaheim Angels and San Diego Padres on a potential 3 way deal which would involve Paul Konerko, Adrian Gonzalez, and Angel and White Sox prospects.  …

The exact details aren’t known but the main premise is the Sox sending Konerko and prospects and getting Adrian Gonzales from the Padres.

Stats: B-R: Paul Konerko, Adrian Gonzalez. Fangraphs: Paul Konerko, Adrian Gonzalez.

Why would the Padres and the Angels do that? Are the Sox emptying the farm?

UPDATE: Mark Gonzales tries to analyze the situation. He says the Padres would want Dan Hudson, Tyler Flowers, Jordan Danks and another minor-league prospect, perhaps from the Angels. That sounds like a lot. That would be a complete cleaning of the farm. Cot’s says ’2010:$4.75 million, 2011:$5.6 million club option (no buyout)’ about Gonzales’ contract (2011 was 5.5 but due to the 2008 All-Star selection it increased to 5.6). That’s 2 cheap years but the price is too steep. Gonzales had a very good 2009 (B-R: .958 OPS, 166 OPS+, 119 BB / 109 K, .278 BABIP; Fangraphs: .402 wOBA, 6.3 WAR, .280 BABIP), but you still trade 18-24 years of cost-controlled production for 2. The Sox would be giving up a lot. I wouldn’t empty the farm for 2 years of Adrian.

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