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SCCWS
08-01-2009, 02:39 PM
It certainly seems the majority of WS fans are pleased with yesterday's trade. Often the trade deadline results in rent-a-players for prospects. But Peavy is a long term solution to a major hole-a top rated #2 starter to go w Buehrle. Certainly Danks and Floyd are solid but having a top flight lefty/righty combo at the top of rotation should ensure success for years to come. Maybe the 4 young pitchers given up will turn out well for San Diego. But you have to give up something to get something. Peavy is a proven commodity who is also young as pitchers go.
Kenny Williams has not been able to play the top tier free agent market. When the big names come around in the offseason, the White Sox are never involved. But he has been able to build a contender by getting players below the star level as well as making solid trades. He has the potential for a top 3 starting rotation next year without playing the free agent market.
Kenny seems like the perfect fit for an organization that does not or will not spend the big dollars in the free agent market. Going forward he has to add speed and get younger in a few positions but there are still some very good minor league prosects in the pipeline. Hopefully he has now built a nucleus that will make the WS a contender for years to come

Shoeless
08-01-2009, 02:49 PM
It certainly seems the majority of WS fans are pleased with yesterday's trade. Often the trade deadline results in rent-a-players for prospects. But Peavy is a long term solution to a major hole-a top rated #2 starter to go w Buehrle. Certainly Danks and Floyd are solid but having a top flight lefty/righty combo at the top of rotation should ensure success for years to come. Maybe the 4 young pitchers given up will turn out well for San Diego. But you have to give up something to get something. Peavy is a proven commodity who is also young as pitchers go.
Kenny Williams has not been able to play the top tier free agent market. When the big names come around in the offseason, the White Sox are never involved. But he has been able to build a contender by getting players below the star level as well as making solid trades. He has the potential for a top 3 starting rotation next year without playing the free agent market.
Kenny seems like the perfect fit for an organization that does not or will not spend the big dollars in the free agent market. Going forward he has to add speed and get younger in a few positions but there are still some very good minor league prosects in the pipeline. Hopefully he has now built a nucleus that will make the WS a contender for years to come

Torii Hunter, Jim Thome (among others) - White Sox were mentioned in both (clearly).

Sox are still a large market team, and Kenny proved it yesterday.

HomeFish
08-01-2009, 02:51 PM
Sox are still a large market team

False. The Sox virtually never land the big F.A.'s.

MarkZ35
08-01-2009, 03:15 PM
The White Sox are neither a big market team or a small market team. They are in between so that means they don't get big FA's as much as BOS or NYY but they still get more than the small market teams.

SoxGirl4Life
08-01-2009, 03:40 PM
The Sox are a big market team where 75% of that market is saturated by the silliness on the north side. That effects our bottom line, and dictates what free agents we are going to go after or attract. Denying that doesn't make it not true, like it or not.

SCCWS
08-02-2009, 11:25 AM
Torii Hunter, Jim Thome (among others) - White Sox were mentioned in both (clearly).

Sox are still a large market team, and Kenny proved it yesterday.


Mentioned w Hunter. But the Sox do not sign the big name off-season guys. But regardless, my point was they have built a pretty solid roster.
The Boston papers ran a quote from Chicago knocking KW on the Pena trade.

wsoxfan
08-02-2009, 12:41 PM
Albert Belle, Sox were the first team to sign someone to a 10 million dollar a year contract. I think that would qualify as a big name even if it was about 10 years ago...