Odds & Ends: Burrell, Choo, White Sox, Hanley

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coolstorybro222
5 years 3 months ago

Every player scraps with the manager. I mean come on. why trade their best shorstop since Edgar?

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

Or THE best shortstop since A-Rod.

ronny9
5 years 3 months ago

There best short stop since Edgar? I think you may have meant the best player in the history of the orginization.

First of all, when you are a team that has a fan base that clearly doesn’t support the team, you can’t be trading away the best player that your org. has ever had control of. Hanley is probably a top 5 player in the game, is under team control for a good chunk of time and if there were a trade at this point it would be a sell low scenario. Not to mention that the team is in contention.

You think there are no fans at the games now? Trade Hanley for 3 of baseball americas top 100 prospects and a MLB young player (ellsbury, Beckham, Andrus, etc) and you might get less than 5,000 people avg.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

If I was the Sox I would do buchholz/ellsbury + Kelly, Iglesius, and Kalish/Rizzo/idc easily for hanley

Threat_Level_RedSox
5 years 3 months ago

I cant believe what you are saying, So you would trade a CF Who can hit .300 and steall 70 base’s or A pitcher who’s won the most games in baseball (14) since last August, A pitching prospect who’s probally going to become a better pitcher the dice-k with in the next 3-5 hours, the next Orlando Cabrera plus the next Trot Nixon or Rizzo for a guy who’s most similar players through out the history of baseball is Mauer, Cano (boo), Jeter (boo), Nomar (Cheer), and Tulowitzki!

Damb Good Thinking, Ells is a Borass client so he’s long gone after he hit free agency in 2013, Buchholz is the sox second best starter this year, but they have six starters, when healthy, and prospects are never a guarentee.

But could the red sox survive, with out Ells or Buccholz and what ever they could get for prospects? I dont like a outfield platoon Hall/Mcdonald/Hermida because of low BA, Defense and Speed and buccholz and lester are the only two starters i would bank on any way

ugen64
5 years 3 months ago

I’m pretty sure if I said that you could have 5 years of Mauer, Jeter, or Tulowitzki in their prime, for the price of $60 million over the next 5 seasons (including the rest of 2010), almost every Red Sox fan would make that trade (their ingrained hate for Jeter notwithstanding). if Cano could play a slightly below average shortstop, I would probably consider that trade too…

Threat_Level_RedSox
5 years 3 months ago

It would be ok as long as he stopped wearing #2, doubt theo would make the deal though. To many peices in his “long term plan” would be traded.

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

The White Sox choice will come down to who represents the fewest tickets sold in their decision on who gets fired first. The fact that the GM is absolutely incompetent or that the manager enforces no discipline, teaches and enforces no fundamentals and laughs while his players pull every ball out of the park in BP daily will have little to do with the outcome of this situation.
If it has to be one of them, KW has to go, there is no worse GM in baseball than Kenny.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

Uhm Omar Minaya ,Jim Hendry and Dayton more would like to speak to you as soon as possible regarding the title of worst General manger

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

…while Brian Sabean giggles like the Hamburglar.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

Well he certianly belongs on that list

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

The Hamburglar doesn’t giggle because he’s innocent.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

I meant Dayton Moore but my edit button isnt working

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

No one has a combination of poor MLB talent, high payroll and an empty farm system like Kenny’s White Sox.
He owns the trifecta of incompetence.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

Well the cubs i think might have a better farm but Hendry beats him in poor talent and high payroll. look at sori’s, the Big Z,fukodome’s contract just those 3 is bad

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

Ed Wade and the city of Houston disagree with this post.

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

Houston is 14th in payroll this year, the WS are 6th and both have really crappy farm systems and teams. I wouldn’t put Wade above Williams on the worst GM list but he is certainly in the conversation.

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

The Sox only have 10.5MM more in payroll, and despite the Sox only being 4 games better than the Astros, are a much better team.

And I’d say the Astros have the worst system in MLB.

Don’t fool yourself. The Astros are much worse off than the White Sox. Your team hasn’t sunk that low.

Guest
5 years 3 months ago

The Astros aren’t the worst in terms of prospects but they are damn close.

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

Unfortunately, the Dbacks are also in that tier of suck when it comes to the farm system…

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

Quentin is disappointing and all, but do the White Sox really want to get older and add ten million dollars in salary?

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

A Fukudome-Quentin swap wouldn’t work… unless you’re the White Sox. Quentin has been pretty much useless since 2008 ended.

crunchy1
5 years 3 months ago

Not sure how that swap benefits the Cubs, particularly since the article implies the Cubs will be paying a big chunk of his salary. The Cubs aleady have slow lumbering outfielders. They have too many RH bats as it is. They’re still trying to squeeze Nady in any chance they get in what appears to be an implicit promise to give him lots of playing time regardless of performance. The only way I see the Cubs trading Fukudome is to save some money and open up a spot for Colvin, which this deal obviously wouldn’t do. As long as they are footing the bill, the Cubs should stick with Fukudome’s defense, OBP, and lefty bat.

5 years 3 months ago

I don’t quite understand that swap from either the Cubs nor White Sox perspectives.

Fukodome is playing well, and is a rare OB asset in their lineup–so why would the Cubs trade him?

On the other end of the spectrum, Quentin has been slumping, but is very capable of being a big-time slugger–so why would the White Sox sell-low on a guy who will make no more than $5 million next season and could very well hit between 25-30 HR?

SosaCrackers
5 years 3 months ago

Gregor must be a Sox fan if he thinks the Cubs will trade one of their best players this year for Quentin. He was on the scrap heap for a reason, he sucks.

crunchy1
5 years 3 months ago

Wow…I hope that mock works out. The Cubs getting Karsten Whitson with the 16th pick works for me.

johnsilver
5 years 3 months ago

Can you imagine Burrell trying to play any OF position in that huge OF in SF? It would be hilarious to watch. His best bet is to try and catch on for the rest of the season in some small ballpark, then sign back with the Phillies next year (if they will take him) after Werth walks and find himself again.

Will_Clarks_Gauchos
5 years 3 months ago

This two week opt out time table on Burrell tells me it’s a done deal.