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1908<2005
12-09-2010, 12:21 AM
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soltrain21
12-09-2010, 12:23 AM
I look forward to Adam Dunn eating these pitchers for dinner.

No more defeatist bull**** attitude with these chumpasaurs.

Nellie_Fox
12-09-2010, 12:24 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270335/26329086I thought I read that Nishioka doesn't have the arm for shortstop, and projected as a second baseman.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-09-2010, 01:05 AM
I look forward to Adam Dunn eating these pitchers for dinner.

No more defeatist bull**** attitude with these chumpasaurs.

But remember, one sprinkle of that Twinkie pixie dust, and those players the Twins get will be mightier than reinforced steel, throw faster than Jenks ever could with pinpoint accuracy, and most importantly, they'll shut the Sox down and get rocked against everyone else.

thomas35forever
12-09-2010, 12:08 PM
One less piranha, but will probably lead to one more.

CHISOXFAN13
12-09-2010, 12:20 PM
I know it's early, but the Twins have lost their starting shortstop, second baseman, a top starter and two really strong bullpen arms and haven't replaced any of those holes.

Me likey!

canOcorn
12-09-2010, 12:30 PM
I thought I read that Nishioka doesn't have the arm for shortstop, and projected as a second baseman.

I read Casilla would move to SS and Nishioka would play 2B.

VMSNS
12-09-2010, 12:37 PM
I read Casilla would move to SS and Nishioka would play 2B.

:rolling:

1989
12-09-2010, 12:38 PM
I read Casilla would move to SS and Nishioka would play 2B.

Either way, their defense takes a significant hit and their middle infield offensive production will suffer as well.

canOcorn
12-09-2010, 01:00 PM
Either way, their defense takes a significant hit and their middle infield offensive production will suffer as well.

:shrug: Hardy and Hudson didn't do squat offensively last year, so they're not going to lose anything with Casilla and Nishioka at the plate. Casilla's not brutal at SS and Hudson's lost a couple of steps in recent years. Probably a minor downgrade defensively and a small offensive upgrade if Nishioka can stay healthy.

Foulke You
12-09-2010, 02:09 PM
:shrug: Hardy and Hudson didn't do squat offensively last year, so they're not going to lose anything with Casilla and Nishioka at the plate. Casilla's not brutal at SS and Hudson's lost a couple of steps in recent years. Probably a minor downgrade defensively and a small offensive upgrade if Nishioka can stay healthy.
Hardy was a Sox killer last year but to me, the most important thing about this trade is that it seems the Twins are bracing for life without Crain and Guerrier which makes this Sox fan happy because we couldn't touch those two guys to save our lives.

Goose
12-09-2010, 02:45 PM
Twins are bracing for life without Crain and Guerrier which makes this Sox fan happy because we couldn't touch those two guys to save our lives.

The Twins have dozens of those types of guys down in the minors waiting to come up and eat the White Sox's lunch.

Foulke You
12-09-2010, 04:17 PM
The Twins have dozens of those types of guys down in the minors waiting to come up and eat the White Sox's lunch.
Jesse Crain vs 2010 Sox
10 Games (10.1 Innings Pitched)
1 Save and 5 Holds
.100 AVG against
0.00 E.R.A. :o:

Matt Guerrier vs. 2010 Sox
11 Games (10.1 innings Pitched)
5 Holds
.189 AVG against
0.90 E.R.A

Even with the Twins farm depth and scouting, I sincerely doubt they find two arms to duplicate those performances. The Sox simply couldn't touch those guys last year.

SOXSINCE'70
12-09-2010, 04:28 PM
Jesse Crain vs 2010 Sox
10 Games (10.1 Innings Pitched)
1 Save and 5 Holds
.100 AVG against
0.00 E.R.A. :o:

Matt Guerrier vs. 2010 Sox
11 Games (10.1 innings Pitched)
5 Holds
.189 AVG against
0.90 E.R.A

Even with the Twins farm depth and scouting, I sincerely doubt they find two arms to duplicate those performances. The Sox simply couldn't touch those guys last year.

Sign 'em up, Kenny!:D:

asindc
12-09-2010, 04:50 PM
Sign 'em up, Kenny!:D:

I would not necessarily have that in teal.

Procol Harum
12-09-2010, 05:14 PM
Glad Hardy is out of our division at least; this SHOULD weaken the Twins defensively and in general--but I always think that about every trade, refusal to re-sign, and injury that hits those people.....:?:

asindc
12-10-2010, 09:46 AM
Sign 'em up, Kenny!:D:

Follow up on my previous post: In fact, I would look to sign either one of these guys if only to have him tell our hitters how they had them so mystified last year.

Thome25
12-10-2010, 10:41 AM
Here on the radio, Baltimore fans are complaining about the acquisitions of Reynolds and JJ Hardy. They're pissed they didn't get Konerko too.

And I thought we were a discontent group of fans.:tongue:

2500th post!!:bandance::dtroll::gulp::)

asindc
12-10-2010, 10:50 AM
Here on the radio, Baltimore fans are complaining about the acquisitions of Reynolds and JJ Hardy. They're pissed they didn't get Konerko too.

And I thought we were a discontent group of fans.:tongue:

2500th post!!:bandance::dtroll::gulp::)

They had to know that Konerko was a pipe dream for them. Baltimore was only added to the discussion to drive the negotiations from Pauly's standpoint. As far as Hardy's acquisition is concerned, I chuckle when I think about the posts here immediately following the Twinkees' acquisition of him. You would have thought the Twinkees had just signed the second coming of Luke Appling in his prime.

The Immigrant
12-10-2010, 11:37 AM
The Twins will need to shed some additional contracts given Mauer's raise and the likely arbitration awards to Young, Capps and Liriano.

cleanwsox
12-10-2010, 11:51 AM
The Twins will need to shed some additional contracts given Mauer's raise and the likely arbitration awards to Young, Capps and Liriano.

Mauer is an amazing player, but $23 million compared to $24 million for Konerko and Dunn next year looks pretty good from the Sox standpoint.