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October 28, 2010

Uribe goes Profundo! (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 28, 2010 3:07 pm
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BTW, Sanchez @ MLB:

“It’s hard to compare teams, and I’m never going to say anything bad or anything that will be interpreted as bad against Chicago, because they treated me really well,” Uribe said. “They gave me love in Chicago. They gave me confidence. That organization will always be special to me. It’s the same situation here in San Francisco.”

October 23, 2010

Juan Uribe’s HR sends the SF Giants to the World Series! (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 23, 2010 10:40 pm
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Profundo! strikes!

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12901485 (0:54)

July 29, 2010

Scouts from 6 teams were at the White Sox game tonight


The Sox’s victory was witnessed in front of scouts from Washington, Arizona, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Diego.

The Diamondbacks had two scouts, but one major league source said that any talks of a possible three-way deal involving the Sox, Washington and Arizona had not accelerated. …

December 9, 2009

Tigers, Giants interested in Scott Podsednik?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 9, 2009 9:00 pm
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8:10pm: The Giants have Scott Podsednik on their radar, [Andrew] Baggarly reports. He’s apparently one of the center fielders the club is considering.

Rosenthal (via MLBTR):

Teams interested in Podsednik: Royals, Giants, Cubs, Tigers, White Sox.

UPDATE: SoxNet’s take.

September 3, 2009

Why didn’t the Giants go after Dye? Where might he go now?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 3, 2009 4:23 pm
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Robothal (h/t MLBTR):

…  The [2010] option in Dye’s contract might have been another obstacle. If traded, he has the right to convert his $12 million mutual option into a player option within 72 hours of his assignment, according to major- league sources. The Giants might have feared taking on significant payroll for next year, but they also could have negotiated with Dye to restructure his deal. As it stands, Dye is guaranteed only $1 million beyond this season — the value of his buyout if the White Sox decline his option. Perhaps Dye will return to the White Sox at a lower number. He also would make sense for the Giants as a free agent, and the Cubs could be another fit if they trade right fielder Milton Bradley. Dye has eight homers and 12 doubles in 115 career at-bats at Wrigley Field.

speaking of Dye, here’s Jayson Stark (h/t MLBTR):

While the White Sox included Jermaine Dye in the list of names on Kenny Williams’ I’ll-trade-all-these-bums e-mail Monday, clubs that checked in on Dye came away with the impression the White Sox were significantly less interested in dealing him than they were in moving some of their other names. “The pieces they moved didn’t affect them,” said an official of one club. “But they wanted something good for Dye.”

July 12, 2009

San Francisco Giants would like to pry away Jermaine Dye

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 12, 2009 11:05 am
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Troy Renck (H/T MLBTR):

While the Giants are lukewarm on Matt Holliday, they would like to pry away the White Sox’s Jermaine Dye.

I don’t think Kenny Williams can sell Jermaine Dye now

July 11, 2009

Speaking of Jonathan Sanchez’s no-hitter

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ July 11, 2009 3:23 pm
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The scorekeeper sure was excited: Look at the ‘Game Notes’ towards the bottom of the picture:

Jonathan Sanchez rumor from last year (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MLB — The Wizard @ July 11, 2009 3:12 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

In the wake of Jonathan Sanchez’s no-hitter, it bears mentioning that his name was mentioned in the spring of 2008 when San Francisco was looking at third baseman Joe Crede. The two sides never came close to compensation, which was a moot matter because Crede didn’t play well in spring training after season-ending back surgery in 2007. But a Sox source said last year that they were interested in Sanchez, a left-hander who has yet to pitch with any semblance of consistency, along with. The Sox, according to the source, intended to acquire Sanchez with the plan to trade him as part of a bigger deal – for a leadoff batter. The Sox’s target was Brian Roberts, who went on to sign an extension with Baltimore last February.

UPDATE:  Comments by Juan Nieves on Sanchez’ no-hitter. Here too.

June 29, 2009

SF Giants scouting Jermaine Dye

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2009 9:13 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

With the non-waiver trading deadline one month away, teams are expected to increase their evaluations and discussions.

And even after White Sox general manager Ken Williams said last week he intends to remain a buyer, it won’t stop other teams, such as San Francisco, from scouting Sox players who can help them for their own playoff runs.

The Giants, who currently lead the National League wild-card race, sent one of their top scouts to Cleveland on Monday night to watch right fielder Jermaine Dye.

UPDATE: The SF Chronicle reports that the Giants scout could be looking at Cleveland’s Victor Martinez.


Paul Konerko to the Giants?

Nick Cafardo:

Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox – Suddenly surfacing on a few teams’ trade lists, the 33-year-old is having a nice year with 12 homers, 46 RBIs, and a .292 average in the next-to-last year of his contract, which calls for a $12 million payment. He’s also a 10-5 player who must OK a deal. The Giants would seem to be the ideal spot, but one problem: White Sox general manager Kenny Williams still feels his team can win the AL Central. That’s why he is holding on to Konerko, Jermaine Dye, Bobby Jenks, Octavio Dotel, and Scott Linebrink. Williams still has a month before the trade deadline to make decisions.


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