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MHOUSE
12-03-2008, 11:32 PM
The NY Post (http://blogs.nypost.com/sports/st/archives/2008/12/khalil_greene_o.html) says Greene is on the verge of being traded, but the team is a mystery. The Orioles and Tigers are mentioned, obviously, but could the Sox be in on this? Kenny likes to work fast and could he all ready be spinning some of the Swisher/Vazquez parts to SD? We could keep Alexei at 2B or move Greene to 2B and Alexei to SS or Alexei to CF. This is all pure speculation on my part, but who knows. His power would play well at US Cellular if he could stay healthy. Thoughts?

Huisj
12-03-2008, 11:36 PM
I hope not. His hair is not welcomed in chicago. And his strikeout or homerun offense isn't either I don't think.

kidmccarthy
12-03-2008, 11:36 PM
Im going to quote the late great, colonel sanders when I say
"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken." Please don't ever, and I mean ever post a trade rumor with Greene and the Sox in the same sentence again. Ever.

SoxFan88
12-03-2008, 11:37 PM
Pass.... career OBP of .304

oeo
12-03-2008, 11:41 PM
It's a guy Kenny has been rumored as going after before...and we all know about Kenny and getting his guy.

But we have so many infielders right now, I don't think Kenny would be after him still.

Pass.... career OBP of .304

Isn't Khalil Greene basically a white Juan Uribe, with more pop? He'd be acquired for his defense more than anything.

JermaineDye05
12-03-2008, 11:43 PM
Doubtful.

DirtySox
12-03-2008, 11:45 PM
10:41pm: Sherman has an update (http://blogs.nypost.com/sports/st/archives/2008/12/khalil_greene_o.html): the Padres are closing in on a deal that will send Greene to the Cardinals.

Crisis Averted

MHOUSE
12-03-2008, 11:48 PM
10:41pm: Sherman has an update (http://blogs.nypost.com/sports/st/archives/2008/12/khalil_greene_o.html): the Padres are closing in on a deal that will send Greene to the Cardinals.

Crisis Averted

Oh well. I just moved to St. Louis, so the crisis will be listening to Cardinal fans ooh and ahh over him. Barf.

btrain929
12-03-2008, 11:52 PM
Maybe this will open up the Pads to lower their offer from the Braves for Peavy so they can get Escobar.

DSpivack
12-03-2008, 11:58 PM
But you can't surf on the Mississippi!

WhiteSoxFan84
12-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Padres offered Greene to the O's for Garrett Olson, Orioles said no.
If the O's change their mind and deal Olsen for Greene, does that mean the Cubs are out of the Peavy picture?
It also sounds like a second "third team" is being rumored in the Cubs/Padres/third team talks for Peavy.

Towers is dragging this out for way too long. But then again it's not his fault, it's safe to assume that if the Braves were willing to give Peavy a full no-trade clause and Peavy OK'd a move to Atlanta, Towers would've made the move already. I just hope his hand isn't forced and he has to trade Peavy to the Cubs for a lot less than what he wanted.

JermaineDye05
12-04-2008, 03:13 AM
Padres offered Greene to the O's for Garrett Olson, Orioles said no.
If the O's change their mind and deal Olsen for Greene, does that mean the Cubs are out of the Peavy picture?
It also sounds like a second "third team" is being rumored in the Cubs/Padres/third team talks for Peavy.

Towers is dragging this out for way too long. But then again it's not his fault, it's safe to assume that if the Braves were willing to give Peavy a full no-trade clause and Peavy OK'd a move to Atlanta, Towers would've made the move already. I just hope his hand isn't forced and he has to trade Peavy to the Cubs for a lot less than what he wanted.

I'm 90-95% sure Peavy is not going to the Cubs. They have **** to offer for him, Towers isn't going to accept **** just because the Cubs are the only ones making offers.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-04-2008, 05:29 AM
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have dealt Greene to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tom K. From the Union-Tribune also said that this trade may help the Padres keep Peavy around.

I still see him getting dealt but at least now Towers has some breathing room and won't have to move Peavy just for the sake of clearing salary.

veeter
12-04-2008, 10:07 AM
The Padres might go after OC. Also, the Braves trade package makes so much sense for San Diego now. If Atlanta gives Peavy the no-trade, I could see it happening. I'm sure the Braves would prefer Peavy over Burnett.

btrain929
12-04-2008, 10:30 AM
The Padres might go after OC. Also, the Braves trade package makes so much sense for San Diego now. If Atlanta gives Peavy the no-trade, I could see it happening. I'm sure the Braves would prefer Peavy over Burnett.

The only thing they have going for them in OC's eyes is they are on the West Coast. They are trying to dump salary, so I doubt a 3 year deal is something they'd want to offer OC. Unless Cabrera accepted a 2yr/9mil contract, but I highly doubt that. He could just accept arbitration from us and make more than that in 1 year here. I'd like to see him sign with DET or MIN so I'd have 1 more reason to boo him.

veeter
12-04-2008, 10:47 AM
The only thing they have going for them in OC's eyes is they are on the West Coast. They are trying to dump salary, so I doubt a 3 year deal is something they'd want to offer OC. Unless Cabrera accepted a 2yr/9mil contract, but I highly doubt that. He could just accept arbitration from us and make more than that in 1 year here. I'd like to see him sign with DET or MIN so I'd have 1 more reason to boo him.Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking there. Especially if trading Greene actually gives them hope to keep Peavy.

jabrch
12-04-2008, 11:01 AM
I'm 90-95% sure Peavy is not going to the Cubs. They have **** to offer for him, Towers isn't going to accept **** just because the Cubs are the only ones making offers.

It has nothing to do with the Cubs being the only ones making offers and everything to do with Peavey having a full NTC and being very specific on where he will go (3-5 teams) and what terms he will go on (full NTC).

And it has less to do with what they are getting back, and more to do with IF they have to make a move to get down to a certain payroll number, and what options they have besides Peavey.

the1tab
12-04-2008, 02:03 PM
This all lines up perfectly for Kenny to sneak in and trade for Peavy.

What do Beckham, Getz, Lillibridge, our Escobar, Nix, and the Missile have in common? THEY PLAY MIDDLE INFIELD

And what else have the Sox got a lot of? YOUNG PITCHERS, especially w/ Marquez, the kid we got from Atlanta, Broadway, Ely, etc

Based on the shopping list Towers had flaunted in the media, and what the White Sox have, right now the Sox might be in the best position to make a deal w/ San Diego... certainly better than Atlanta or the Cubs. Kenny can afford to let a middle infielder go... we've got a dozen. And with the acquisition of arms both trades this winter, we have some to spend as well.

Getz, Fields, Marquez and a PTBNL for Peavy?

:bandance:

getonbckthr
12-04-2008, 02:17 PM
This all lines up perfectly for Kenny to sneak in and trade for Peavy.

What do Beckham, Getz, Lillibridge, our Escobar, Nix, and the Missile have in common? THEY PLAY MIDDLE INFIELD

And what else have the Sox got a lot of? YOUNG PITCHERS, especially w/ Marquez, the kid we got from Atlanta, Broadway, Ely, etc

Based on the shopping list Towers had flaunted in the media, and what the White Sox have, right now the Sox might be in the best position to make a deal w/ San Diego... certainly better than Atlanta or the Cubs. Kenny can afford to let a middle infielder go... we've got a dozen. And with the acquisition of arms both trades this winter, we have some to spend as well.

Getz, Fields, Marquez and a PTBNL for Peavy?

:bandance:
Will KW guarentee the 5th yr of the contract (22.5 million) and a complete no trade clause? Supposedly thats the requirements from Peavy.

doublem23
12-04-2008, 03:27 PM
Getz, Fields, Marquez and a PTBNL for Peavy?


:rolling:

Did you, by any chance, take a magical blimp ride before tossing out that idea?

http://z.about.com/d/animatedtv/1/0/F/o/sp1110Imaginationland_500.jpg

Imagination! Imaaaaaaaagination! Imagination!

BadBobbyJenks
12-04-2008, 05:23 PM
The Padres might go after OC. Also, the Braves trade package makes so much sense for San Diego now. If Atlanta gives Peavy the no-trade, I could see it happening. I'm sure the Braves would prefer Peavy over Burnett.

Padres are shredding payroll. OC will not be going there.