White Sox Favored To Sign Will Ohman, Are “Close”

The White Sox are the favorites to sign left-hander Will Ohman, tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.  Ohman hasn't yet made a decision, but is "close."  Ohman had drawn some interest from the Orioles (among other clubs) this winter, but Connolly reports that the O's are not one of the three AL finalists for Ohman's services.


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47 Comments on "White Sox Favored To Sign Will Ohman, Are “Close”"


4 years 6 months ago

nooo, to inconsistent.

4 years 6 months ago

Soriano, Ohman, what’s the diff? LOL!

Joey Doughnuts
4 years 6 months ago

Would LOVE this. Not because Ohman is that great, although he is decent enough, but being that he is a lefty may mean that Sale will no longer be needed in the pen, and can start to stretch his arm out in AAA as a starter. Woo!

jwsox
4 years 6 months ago

could mean sale is the closer or that sale goes right into the rotation untill peavy comes back and proves he is back thus allowing a trade of floyd, jackson, or buehrle allowing sale to continue as a starter, or move back to swing man

fisk72
4 years 6 months ago

I actually read it the opposite way – he’s the classic LOOGY & Thornton is the alpha lefty. Don’t see Santos or Crain closing so the only one left to do so is Sale (at least in the short run). 7/31 may present a trade opportunity for an experienced closer, assuming the Sox are in contention but Sale certainly proved capable of closing last year.

Joey Doughnuts
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t have a problem with Thornton or Crain closing.

fisk72
4 years 6 months ago

Nor do I necessarily with Thornton but he is so devastating to divisional lefties Mauer, Choo, Sizemore, Morneau et al that he’s hugely valuable as THE setup man. Crain has to show me a lot more to be the closer,

dro03
4 years 6 months ago

That’s definitely true especially with all the FA closers available next offseason. Teams could be looking to get some compensation for these guys. Many are up in age so they could be a nice bandaid until next year. I personally don’t like Thornton closing, he has too much value as a set up man and may not have that closers mentality. I cite that Twins game as the reason why he shouldn’t close, even though Thome had the edge.

braamrock
4 years 6 months ago

News Flash….Sales will NOT BE in triple AAA, at least not at the start …only if he fails will he end up there.

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

No he will not be in triple AAA or AAAAAAAAA but he could be in AAA if his string training suggests he is not ready to start, or if they want to ease him in to pro starting. Remember, he was only 22, they should be careful

4 years 6 months ago

Chisox should consider Dennys Reyes

4 years 6 months ago

Rumor has it he weighs nearly as much as a Dennys right now.

4 years 6 months ago

doubt that man, google “will ohman” and go on pictures and look at the third pic lol
couldn’t site the link

4 years 6 months ago

Would be a nice to have another lefty in the pen

4 years 6 months ago

Id rather have Fuentes

4 years 6 months ago

I’d rather have Soriano.

4 years 6 months ago

The White Sox don’t have enough $$ to sign Soriano. Besides, their bullpen is looking great with the signing of Crain, and now possibly Ohman. Plus, Chris sale is young with a + fastball with tremendous upside..Not to mention Thornton

4 years 6 months ago

The White Sox don’t have enough $$ to sign Soriano. Besides, their bullpen is looking great with the signing of Crain, and now possibly Ohman. Plus, Chris sale is young with a + fastball with tremendous upside..Not to mention Thornton

jwsox
4 years 6 months ago

he is good yes but he wants to close and doubt that will happen with the sox plus he is pretty shaky and had a rough season before going to the twins. plus he wants closers money for being at best a set up man but most likely a lefty specialist

4 years 6 months ago

He was shut down for the Braves in 2008. Hopefully he can return to that form.

jwsox
4 years 6 months ago

we would all rather have soriano but the simple fact is unless one of our starters is traded to clear money there isnt enough for him. And right now with not knowing fully when peavy will be back trading a starter is a bad move. Same goes with fuentes, he wants to close and I’m going to guess that the closers job is up to either santos, thornton or sale. Ohman is being brought in to be a basic lefty guy which means get a lefty guy out and maybe stretch it to a full inning consider this he has a career whip vs leftys of 1.18 and a 10.03 k/9 vs lefties so he is the lefty we were missing into the pen moving thornton to either setup or closer and sale as the 5th starter untill peavy comes back then either down to AAA to stay as a starter for next year or move into the pen as the swing man….or wait till peavy comes back trade a starter to clear up cash and slot sale into the rotation.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

I am a big fan of Ohman as he is a rare German born player

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

So is Edwin Jackson! (bet most of you didn’t know that)

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

I know he is , jeff baker and someone in the mets minors are german born players. Baker is impressive since he is from Bavaria the last place i think of baseball being played

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

I know he is , jeff baker and someone in the mets minors are german born players. Baker is impressive since he is from Bavaria the last place i think of baseball being played

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

So is Edwin Jackson! (bet most of you didn’t know that)

dc21892
4 years 6 months ago

The White Sox bullpen is looking to be pretty damn good. On paper, the whole team looks pretty good.

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

They’re good enough to compete for the division, but I think they’re lacking something. They are a really good player away from being a title contender (and I’m not saying this as if it’s easy to acquire a star every day, just stating a fact)

dc21892
4 years 6 months ago

The White Sox bullpen is looking to be pretty damn good. On paper, the whole team looks pretty good.

4 years 6 months ago

gunsnascar u r a loser, get off your laptop at the local gay wrigely bar and step away
frigin clown

4 years 6 months ago

gunsnascar u r a loser, get off your laptop at the local gay wrigely bar and step away
frigin clown

duvas1952
4 years 6 months ago

The White Sox now are a very strong contender for the World Series championship.
Their starting line up looks dangerous.

I favor leaving Thornton as a set up man because in the 7th or 8th inning when
the team needs a strike out or two to put down a dangerous rally by the opposing team (winning or losing by one or two runs) he will be the man!

I really think Sales could be a fantastic closer. He looks like the Jenks of 2005 (not in body size) The Sox could go with a 4 man rotation in April. 5th stater? Peavy coming back as he was in his All Star year is very questionable. We won’t know until June-July at the earliest and that is no guarantee.

Is Sales that necessary to have in the rotation? Does he show he can be a future star as a starter?

He seems to have that ability right now as a closer!

fisk72
4 years 6 months ago

of corse the white sox are behind the cubbys (and will ohman is a jerk)(im very also glad the cubs didnt get peavy). oh and lol

billmelton
4 years 6 months ago

Fantastic-another well written article from a Cubs fan. Well, at least you write better than Sarah Spain.

billmelton
4 years 6 months ago

Fantastic-another well written article from a Cubs fan. Well, at least you write better than Sarah Spain.

dro03
4 years 6 months ago

What’s up with the double parenthesis dude. (You sound like a bitter loser) and (you telling yourself things in parenthesis doesn’t make it true). Also using lol is very feminine.

dro03
4 years 6 months ago

What’s up with the double parenthesis dude. (You sound like a bitter loser) and (you telling yourself things in parenthesis doesn’t make it true). Also using lol is very feminine.

4 years 6 months ago

This was pretty funny. I hope its a joke. I don’t care to get into a Sox-Cub thing but I feel pretty confident most true cubs fans would truly like you to shut the hell up.

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

Honestly, stop wasting your time posting Sox hate. No reason for it. Congrats, more people like the Cubs. Thats fine, and I hope they win as much as possible when they don’t play the Sox. Cubs and Sox fans (or any fanbase for that matter) spend way to much time with blind hating. Smart criticism is fine, what you said, however, is not.

gunsnascar
4 years 6 months ago

Nah I just dont like ozzie.
you will regret ohman that 1 year with the braves was a fluke

gunsnascar
4 years 6 months ago

thats not even a response

fisk72
4 years 6 months ago

Precisely.

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

If you didn’t catch it, he was summarizing the brilliance of your post.

dro03
4 years 6 months ago

Thats true, there seem to be two types of Cubs fans. One type who root for the actual team and the actual baseball related aspects. These are the ones who live and die with the team and hate the losing aspect. Then there are those who just care about the “Cubs” name, just showing up at Wrigley to get drunk and mingle while not even watching the game. And not caring about the Wins and Losses. I personally am a White Sox fan but don’t hate the Cubs just because I’m jealous. I actually respect the team and history, and the fact that they are in the NL takes away any weight to the “rivalry”.

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

I lol that you say lol is feminine. In all seriousness, I believe it has its place (I,e. Twitter) but not when trying to make a point in a post.

dro03
4 years 6 months ago

ok il respect that, but there is never place for double parenthesis

Babawhitesox
4 years 6 months ago

No there is not. It makes no sense, unless he wants to multiply the two phrases. (though I wish I was boss enough to use them)(o wait I just dud)