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DumpJerry
01-12-2010, 12:44 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100104&content_id=7873614&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

SI1020
01-12-2010, 06:16 PM
I liked Retherford more than Viciedo last year. I'm not tryung to say Viciedo will be a bust or that Retherford will have a better career. Just voicing an opinion.

DumpJerry
01-12-2010, 07:25 PM
I say it's better than 50/50 Kenny trades him in the next 12 months in a sweet deal.

doublem23
01-12-2010, 08:31 PM
I say it's better than 50/50 Kenny trades him in the next 12 months in a sweet deal.

Probably, considering the logjam he's looking at now. It's too bad, too, there's a small part of me that would rather see Retherford instead of Teahen... There's a chance Retherford might be good as opposed to Teahen, who I'm quite certain is hot **** on a plate.

DSpivack
01-12-2010, 10:35 PM
Sounds pretty grindertastic to me.

rdivaldi
01-13-2010, 01:04 AM
Probably, considering the logjam he's looking at now. It's too bad, too, there's a small part of me that would rather see Retherford instead of Teahen... There's a chance Retherford might be good as opposed to Teahen, who I'm quite certain is hot **** on a plate.

You don't want to see Retherford at 3B, especially in the majors. He's got a loooooong way to go defensively.

doublem23
01-13-2010, 08:27 AM
You don't want to see Retherford at 3B, especially in the majors. He's got a loooooong way to go defensively.

Retherford @ 2B, Bacon @ 3B.

Poof!

Tragg
01-13-2010, 04:58 PM
What about the guy we got from the Braves? Is he making any progress at all?

oeo
01-13-2010, 05:40 PM
Retherford @ 2B, Bacon @ 3B.

Poof!

The grass isn't always greener.

DonnieDarko
01-13-2010, 06:49 PM
You don't want to see Retherford at 3B, especially in the majors. He's got a loooooong way to go defensively.

You've seen him play at 3B?

russ99
01-13-2010, 07:02 PM
Probably, considering the logjam he's looking at now. It's too bad, too, there's a small part of me that would rather see Retherford instead of Teahen... There's a chance Retherford might be good as opposed to Teahen, who I'm quite certain is hot **** on a plate.

Teahen is a major league hitter with some upside, while Retherford is a prospect.

There may be a slight chance that Retherford becomes what Teahen is now, but it's more likely he'll end up a super utility player at the big league level, especially considering that Morel is a big-time prospect at 3B and how our current MLB infield is constructed with under-30 players.

russ99
01-13-2010, 07:03 PM
What about the guy we got from the Braves? Is he making any progress at all?

Yes, Jon Gilmore is making progress, but he's still a high A-AA level player. Morel has much more upside at this point.

Here's a nice writeup: linky (http://www.scoutingthesally.com/2009/09/scouting-report-jon-gilmore-3b-white.html)

rdivaldi
01-14-2010, 12:19 AM
You've seen him play at 3B?

In 2008, yes. I don't think he played any third in '09, I think the Sox had seen enough.

Metalthrasher442
01-14-2010, 09:57 AM
Well he's seeing some time at catcher, which would be totally sick if some how he could adapt and become a decent catcher, but it kind of seems like a terrible idea. I'd want him to be stuck at one position and let him play it the whole season as he gets seasoned.

doublem23
01-14-2010, 06:39 PM
In 2008, yes. I don't think he played any third in '09, I think the Sox had seen enough.

That or they had a multimillion dollar free agent at 3B for the Barons.

oeo
01-14-2010, 07:33 PM
Well he's seeing some time at catcher, which would be totally sick if some how he could adapt and become a decent catcher, but it kind of seems like a terrible idea. I'd want him to be stuck at one position and let him play it the whole season as he gets seasoned.

My guess is he will end up being trade bait. There's nowhere for him to play.

rdivaldi
01-14-2010, 10:24 PM
That or they had a multimillion dollar free agent at 3B for the Barons.

Hahahaha, very true. But still, his defense at 3B was not good nor do I think he projects. I truly do not think the Sox bought into his being a third baseman.