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Brian26
11-04-2008, 05:53 PM
Carrying this over from the Nationals thread in Talking Baseball...

I'd be happy to see the Sox unload most of Konerko's salary for a couple of good prospects.

In the history of Kenny Williams' tenure as GM, dating back to Oct 2000, when has he ever given up a player for prospects during the off-season? I can't think of one example of this happening. He's unloaded players in 2002 and 2007 mid-season when all hope was lost, but never over the winter before the season even begins. I'm not saying it isn't possible, but this type of move isn't in KW's nature.

LoveYourSuit
11-04-2008, 05:55 PM
Carrying this over from the Nationals thread in Talking Baseball...



In the history of Kenny Williams' tenure as GM, dating back to Oct 2000, when has he ever given up a player for prospects during the off-season? I can't think of one example of this happening. He's unloaded players in 2002 and 2007 mid-season when all hope was lost, but never over the winter before the season even begins. I'm not saying it isn't possible, but this type of move isn't in KW's nature.


Gio + Gavin for Garcia.

gogosox16
11-04-2008, 05:55 PM
Kenny would never give away a proven player for prospects (that weren't ready to contribute right away). He would only trade Pauly, if he got something back that he believe would help the Sox for 2009 and so forth.

Brian26
11-04-2008, 05:55 PM
Of course, as soon as I typed that, I remember he traded Freddy Garcia for Gavin Floyd (arguable if he was a "prospect" at that point, but the spirit of the deal was to trade a veteran for young talent). Other than the Garcia-Floyd trade, are there any other examples?

gogosox16
11-04-2008, 05:56 PM
Gio + Gavin for Garcia.
Gavin was suppose to come in and step in and be the #5 starter, but Danks beat him out. Gio on the other hand was still a year or so away, and at the time he was looked to contribute sometime in 08' and for sure 09.

pearso66
11-04-2008, 08:13 PM
You could argue McCarthy for Danks, but Brandon wasn't really proven, although Texas thought he was.

Konerko05
11-05-2008, 02:13 AM
Ray Durham for Jon Adkins.

fusillirob1983
11-05-2008, 07:37 AM
Was Durham traded in the offseason?

doublem23
11-05-2008, 08:14 AM
Was Durham traded in the offseason?

Nope, trade deadline.

cws05champ
11-05-2008, 09:22 AM
You could argue McCarthy for Danks, but Brandon wasn't really proven, although Texas thought he was.

How soon you forget that he was a "proven workhorse".

Konerko05
11-05-2008, 01:29 PM
Nope, trade deadline.

Oops. I didn't even realize he specified "during the offseason." It's not like Adkins was much of a prospect anyways. It was basically giving Durham away. Bad move.

Zisk77
11-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Gavin was suppose to come in and step in and be the #5 starter, but Danks beat him out. Gio on the other hand was still a year or so away, and at the time he was looked to contribute sometime in 08' and for sure 09.

I would argue that it was pretty apparent that Garcia was done (84 mph fastball) and was just trading reputation for prospects.