White Sox Acquire Buck Coats

The White Sox have acquired outfielder Buck Coats from the Royals according to 610 Sports Radio out of Kansas City (via Twitter). The Royals receive cash considerations in the deal.

Coats, 28 in June, was hitting .315/.377/.389 in 62 plate appearances for Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate, playing left field exclusively. He last played in the majors with the Blue Jays in 2008, and is a .193/.242/.333 career hitter in 62 big league plate appearances. Coats has played all three outfield spots extensively throughout out his career, and even dabbled with the infield a few years ago.


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WhiteSoxFan81
5 years 3 months ago

An Andruw Jones trade coming soon?

5 years 3 months ago

Maybe, back to Atlanta?

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

I can tell you right now that move literally makes no sense, He is the best hitter on the team right now and only making 500k base…I could see carlos quentin getting traded 1000xs before jones gets traded. Kenny is a smart GM and the only way Jones gets traded is if it is in a serious blockbuster. There is no point in trading a potential all star who is at max only going to make 1.5 mill this season. I would bet its 99% an insurance move, plus these minor deals happen all the time and never affect the big league club. But carlos or juan will get traded before jones. UNLESS there is a certain team up north that wants nothing to do with their first basemen or there is a team out west that realizes they cant keep their first basemen then maybe…just maybe jones gets included in a deal but again considering the way he is playing both in the field and at the plate there is i would say 99% he wont get traded….Carlos+nix+danks+minor league infielder and or pitcher for one of the firstbasemen will happen before Jones is gone. Ozzie loves him. Kenny has wanted him since he was in the ATL and the fans love him. there is no way we move our cheap come back number 3 hitter

5 years 3 months ago

True, I was just saying if we did trade him I would hope he would go back to Atlanta. I’m not saying he is getting traded, but that might be a possible destination.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

I dont see him as a fit in the ATl unless the whitesox got McClouth back in return(that guy is awesom30/30 when he is one…plus gold glove out fielder…

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

You’re 7 games back. Moving Jones now would certainly be selling high. Williams recently eluded to a firesale being possible (hedging his comments with “not our style”).

I don’t think a Jones trade is as far-fetched as you make it out to be.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

7 games back with over 100 to play is not time for firesale..IF it were to happen it would happen at the dead line. IT might happen, but i might happen for any team…this is why kenny isnt making any moves right now, that we know of, it is simply too early to panic. Besides a fire sale would consist of AJ, Konerko,jenks, and maybe alexi being moved considering every one else is either too old(omar) too young(gordon) Too expensive(rios, peavy) more than likely going to get an extension(jones) or too mediocre(juan and teahan)

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

there is not a single GM out there what would trade a guy on a hot streak like jones who is only making as much as jones right now…that would be one of those “Ok I’ll give you andruw, but you give me your all star and eat a chunk of his salary” type deal IE prince fielder

jb226
5 years 3 months ago

Of course they would. There are only two questions they need to answer first:

1. Do we still feel we’re in contention?
2. Do we feel the player is an important part of our team long-term?

If the answers to these questions are no, they player is gone* for just about any reasonable offer. Why wouldn’t he be? Why keep somebody on your team who won’t help you win this year and won’t be around next year? The fact that he’s on a hot streak just increases his value — to other teams, not yours.

Now maybe Kenny Williams will think they’re in contention, or maybe he’d like to bring Jones back next year — then we have a different scenario. Assuming “there is not a single GM out there what would trade a guy on a hot streak like Jones” is simply naive. If he’s of more value to the team as prospects than presence, he’s out the door.

* Unless he might get Type A status and the value of the draft picks are considered greater than the value of the trade offer. I don’t find this likely for Jones.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

thats true, i honestly didnt even think like that. But with the way he is playing I could see kenny offering him an extension, lets not forget he is only what 32…and getting paid 15 mill from the dodgers so an extension shouldn’t cost all that much.

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

He’s 33 by my public school math.

The other concept is “sell high”. If Williams believes Jones is merely on a hot streak, as opposed to truly rebounding from several poor years, it would be very prudent to move him now when you can maximize the return.

5 years 3 months ago

Finally the blockbuster move we’ve been waiting for.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

My guess for this blockbuster we all know is in the works it Carlos+brent morell(worell? the infield stud in the minors)+torres or hudson+vicedio+danks(jordan)+cash for Prince or Adrian…more than likely prince..but it would be alot of cash..I would guess to get prince we would need to throw in gordon, to be honest I would take prince fielder over gordon any day of the week. I love the guy but its prince fielder he is an elite left handed slugger who can play at the least solid D at first and is in his mid 20’s still..but thats wishfull thinking

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

The Brewers already have one dimensional corner players and an athletic centerfielder who looks good in a uniform but will never live up to his tools. What do they want with Quentin and Danks? And what does anyone want with Viciedo? The Brewers won’t trade Fielder unless someone can realistically be a star alongside Braun. Quentin’s the guy with the most star upside you mentioned, and he’s an injury prone 27-year old who’s not hitting a lick right now. They don’t want a grab bag of White Sox leftovers.

dawgpaddlez
5 years 3 months ago

is it just me or why is everyone thinking a blockbuster is coming because the whitesox added a 27 year old AA player to their roster from the royals?

5 years 3 months ago

I honestly thought he would be a porn star by now.

I_Like_Baseball
5 years 3 months ago

I’m pretty sure Kenny’s never even heard of him, a minute before he got him, pf

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

This should fix the Sox.

They desperately need to fire Kenny Williams, there is no worse GM in baseball than him.
Every year they are horrible defensively, every year they are one of the worst teams in the majors fundamentally and this year he loaded the team with .325 OBP guys on top of that all while emptying the farm system and blowing another $ 106,000,000 on payroll.
Nobody is close to as bad as Kenny. It won’t get better until he is gone.

And that’s without getting into his “best friend” getting busted for extorting money from Dominican kids to fund his gay bars while being in charge of the teams minor league operations.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

really no worse gm? the nats gm? the mets gm? the former blue jays gm? the current cubs gm? really no worse GM then kenny he put together a world series championship team in very very recent years. you sound like a random hater that clearly knows nothing about the whitesox. Since 05 they have had 2 division winning years and one 91 win year. The year they started off slow yes but they show serious signs of turning around. Kenny is not even close to one of the worst gms in baseball. check your self bro. Kenny has a history of great moves, peavy, pods, floyd, danks, thome, drafting beckham, signing alexi ramirez(yes the guy is a very good play) Its not kennys fault these guys right now are not hitting, or that the guys in recent history have had injuries….and he has not emptied the farm system IE the Javi and swisher trades and this recent deal were to add people to the farm…even his deals this off season were not that bad…teahan is turing around and fitting in nicely in the line up plus it allowed beckham to move to second(gordon beckham is an upgrade over getz no matter how you look at it ie the trade for teahan) Omar when used porperly will be good for us(not starting but coming in late in game) rios is showing all start form both offensively and defensively again… peavy is peavy ad one of the best pitchers in the game when on like the other night….putz is a great addition to the bullpen…giving santos a shot at the bigs has been nothing but great for the team. AND NOT TO MENTION ANDRUW JONES IS BACK TO ATL FORM AGAIN..the only bad signing this off season was kotsay and thats more than likely only because ozzie wanted him….

yes he could have gone out there and gottne johnny damon, chone figgens, cliff lee or roy halladay but then the pay roll woudl have rivaled the yankees and no one knows if that team would have worked..kenny did what he did this off season so he would not be hindered if needed to make a move this summer IE him waiting 30 more games to decide to trade..

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

They’re showing all the signs of “turning it around” this year as the Royals.

But yes, I agree, Williams is far from the worst GM. Though his penchant for veteran names that he fondly remembers having baseball cards of as a kid (Thome, Griffey, Jones, Peavy, Vizquel, Pierre, etc) has never been a formula for a bright future. He strikes me as a perennial “win now” strategist.

Ask Houston how that works out. They made a World Series appearance in the mid 2000’s, and things have been downhill ever since.

And he does this to because he wants to wait 30 more games to have flexibility to trade then? Please. In 30 more games they’re going to be 14 GB in the ALC.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

houston has had bad luck with injuries. If they had lee-berkman-tejada-and oswalt going 100% more often they would have been a power house in the central but one or two of those guys was always hurt.

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

You can’t be serious.
The last good trade this guy has made was Danks in 06.
And you can’t seriously think that Teahen is a good player, if you like light hitting guys who can’t play defense you might, but other than that the guys stinks, and to give him an extra 3 years is nothing less than irresponsible. Peavy? With that contract that would have been a horrible FA signing, but to give up prospects on top of that was laughable, although there is a history of NL West flyball pitchers doing so well when they move to the smallest park in the majors, how’s Linebrink working out? Look for a very long stint on the DL coming Peavy’s way soon,again. Watch Peavy’s delivery, he is Mark Prior.
Alexei? Come on, the guy is a complete dog, is there a lazier player in baseball?
You actually think Thome was a good move? Swisher?? Vazquez?

Kenny’s mess this year is in line to give the Sox their 4th 3 place or worse finish in 5 years,all while in baseball worst division, put together by the worst GM in baseball.
Maybe he can get Ron Schueler to come back, build him a core again so he can have a chance at some point in the future.
And that 106 million dollar payroll combined with the 28/29th rated farm system is quite an accomplishment too.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

you realize that in the peavy deal he gave up 1 major league pitcher who is a 5th starter at best, yes he was great for them last season but anyone can pitch there. he is a 2 pitch pitcher who gets hit more often than no(richard) he gave up an “top” prospect in poreda who if he gets him self a 3rd pitch will be good but him going after that 3rd pitch has caused him to lose his other two pitches and has not done anyhing. The other 2 pitchers were mere farm builders

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

Taking Peavy for that money without giving up any prospects was a bad move, throwing in anything on top of it just makes it worse.

Watch Peavy’s mechanics, he is Mark Prior and as he increases his slider %, he is also increasing his Tommy John probability. Look for significant time on the DL due to more arm issues, it’s coming.
No one else in baseball wanted this guy for a reason, his arm is in trouble.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

what are you talking about no one else wanted him? He was and still is one of the better right handers in the game. No one wanted him? most teams could not afford him, also HE HAD A NO TRADE CLAUSE! and the GM would have wanted a big haul for their cy young ace….which is why the sox gave them 2 of their top pitching prospects and 2 middle of the pack prospects…no one wanted him, thats just funny

Suzysman
5 years 3 months ago

How can you forget Juan Pierre? He gave up 2 pitching prospects plus agreed to eat 8.5 million over two years so he could make Juan Pierre his leadoff hitter!!!

That move alone puts him in the running for worst in the game.

GDane
5 years 3 months ago

This post is so terrible, I wouldnt even know where to start when picking it apart

rickstershaw
5 years 3 months ago

Look jw, I’m been a Sox fan all my life but your view of the team is extremely homer and pollyanna. Teahen is one of the worst fielding 3rd basemen in the game, brought to a team that had the most errors in the AL last year. This royal loser strikes out way too much and is currently hiting about .240. Is that “fitting in nicely”? Giving Teahen an extension was extremely unnecessary and a move they will regret, if they don’t already.

Pierre is looking extremely regrettable as well. He’s another terrible fielder who shies away from walls and has zero arm. He’s barely hitting above his weight.

Kenny could have picked up Thome for a measly $1.5m but they’d rather have Nix on the roster. Nix duplicates Omar’s position. What’s the point? Nix is a Minor League lifer way out of his depth. He’s error prone and hitting a career .200.

The other bargain basement pickups, Kotsay and Omar haven’t worked out well either. Vizquel is hitting about .100 and was, good christ, leading off the other day???!!! The Sox roster lacks any left-handed pop or ANYONE with a good OBS.
They needed a Chone Figgins or a Johnny Damon but didn’t want to pay. Granted, the payroll is over $103m, but if you’re in this deep, why not get the last one or two pieces you need to seriously contend. Of course we couldn’t afford Lee or Halladay, that’s crazy talk, but the roster construction of the team is horrendous.
Granted, Kenny is far from the worst GM and, yes, we’ll always have ’05. But he has really done a terrible job this offseason and the team is sadly going nowhere fast. Maybe the starting pitching will pick it up, but with all the problems with the position players, we could be in a serious hole before the rotation starts lighting it up.

galloway84
5 years 3 months ago

He is up their as the worst GM’s in baseball. The 2005 season was lightning in the bottle. That 05 team had a bunch of marginal to mediocre players had career years (ex: Pollite, Contreras, Podsednik, Iguchi, Garland, Hermanson, Everett, Marte, Vizcaino, Hernandez and Ozuna). This year, Kenny is trying to pull the same magic but it not working with players like Vizquel, Teahen, A Jones, Rios, Quentin, Linebrink, Peavy, Putz and Castro. Danks for McCarthy deal was a steal but let’s focus on the players he brought in that were totally flops: Macowiak, Ritchie, D Wells, Bucvich, Canseco, Wise, Owens, Harris, Vizquel, Teahan, Quentin, B Davis, D Day, Koch, Schoenwis, McDougal, Sisco, Dotel, Nix, Widger, Takatsu, Blum (other than that HR in WS) and among others. In 2007, they had fired their scouting director that was with team since the late 80’s. During an interview from a sports station in Chicago, he mentioned that Kenny Williams trading the farm system will come back to haunt him and Kenny is putting the W Sox back 10 years. They have nobody in the farm system other than Flowers and J. Danks. The reason they got Beckham because they had a miserable 2007 season and winded up with the Georgia alum.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

you know what with the vaild arguments from you and rickstershaw. I actually agree with you guys but i disagree on one thing. Rios, quentin, putz, peavy have not been busts…peavy looked like the cy young guy again rios is coming along nicely and carlos is have his first bad year with the sox after 1 MVP and another very solid injuried year last year…nix is a back up who is given a full seasons at bats based on last year could put up 30 hrs and 30 sbs(look at his number last year) castro is a back up who was gotten for a failed prospect who couldnt even cut it in the mets rotation( what rotation) so he is not a bust/ flop at all….owen was never given a real shot due to ozzies love at the time for B.Anderson….other than that i mostly agree with yoyu

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

Dayton Moore keeps acting out, but he still can’t get your attention.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

I think Jim Hendry, Ed wade,J.P Riccardi ,Jim Bowden and finally Dayton Moore would like to have a word with you about the title of worst gm

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

At least you have him in the right company.
It’s tough to say who is the very worst at any given moment perhaps, but there is no question he is in the discussion any time it’s brought up.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

I would say the list goes like this.
Jim Hendry) Failed signings (Big Z way to much money,Soriano, Fukedome(sp),Bradley,Grabow, He is good as a Scouting guy (wood,Prior, Patterson didn’t pan out , Derek Lee did the best trade was when he traded for a-ram and lofton)
J.P Riccardi). Well The most notably is the massive extensions of Vernon Wells and Alexis Rios, I couldn’t find alot on him actually
Omar Minaya – He’s Traded Away Jason Bay, Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee,and Chris young (pitcher) He traded Heath bell and someone else for Jon Adkins and ben Johnson The Alou signings and K-Rod contracts.

Ed Wade- Feliz contracts along with Carlos Lee ,Brandon Lyon trade of lindstorm , Oswalts was decent and berkmans was good but he give ntc out like candy The Tejada and Valverde trades and signing of Kaz Matsui
Dayton Moore, (Jason kendall,Jose Guillen,Hochevar pick,Kyle Farnsworth,Juan Cruz)
Jim Bowden I Couldnt hardly find anything on him other than the kearns signings and things like that.

and through in Dave Dom they are all worse than Kenny but Omar and Hendy are the battle for worst

East Coast Bias
5 years 3 months ago

What does “cash considerations” mean anyway? You give us a player and we’ll consider giving you cash…maybe perhaps?

5 years 3 months ago

You people are all really stupid

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

nice name to who kevin or me? if its me is becuase my name is jason and im a white sox fan….made sense

Triteon
5 years 3 months ago

Buck Coats — with his trusty rifle in one hand and white ash bat in the other — roams the untamed outfields of the American League Central, dispensing his own brand of frontier justice.

Best baseball name since Stubby Clapp.

el_doggo
5 years 3 months ago

I think he meant Buck Coats, and he’s right. That’s an awesome name.

Probably just a prelude to some roster shuffling. It’s too early to trade anyone or for anyone.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

Like i said these types of deals happen all the time, it probably means nothing or it Could mean that there are some serious moves on the way that involve the whitesox farm system.