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Chi Dye
01-20-2011, 04:40 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110120&content_id=16469554&vkey=news_la&c_id=la&partnerId=rss_la

Nothing serious, but there appears to be interest in Chavez.

I think he'd be more interested in staying in California, though, putting the Dodgers way ahead. Unless being a DH to avoid the DL is his motive, in which case, he still doesn't fit with the Sox.

Foulke You
01-20-2011, 05:53 PM
We'd have to trade Mark Teahen in order to open a spot for him. I'm assuming the interest would be as a backup 3B/1B??

A. Cavatica
01-20-2011, 06:29 PM
This fits Kenny's m.o., for sure. A veteran, left-handed bat, and a good glove at third, and a bargain. But back problems never really go away, do they?

soltrain21
01-20-2011, 06:34 PM
I'd rather have him than Teahen.

Rohan
01-20-2011, 06:51 PM
Kenny wants Eric Chavez? SURPRISE!

russ99
01-20-2011, 07:25 PM
I'd rather have him than Teahen.

At 3B or in general? Chavez hasn't been healthy since 2006.

Low risk move if Kenny goes for it...

soltrain21
01-20-2011, 07:26 PM
At 3B or in general? Chavez hasn't been healthy since 2006.

Low risk move if Kenny goes for it...

Just in general, I think. Not a Teatime guy.

russ99
01-20-2011, 07:50 PM
Just in general, I think. Not a Teatime guy.

Understandable.

I wouldn't mind Kenny finding a taker for his salary like Linebrink, but if he can't, he still could be useful on the bench.

soltrain21
01-20-2011, 07:59 PM
Understandable.

I wouldn't mind Kenny finding a taker for his salary like Linebrink, but if he can't, he still could be useful on the bench.

Oh, I won't be mad if he is on the team, but getting rid of him for anything would be pretty awesome.

doublem23
01-20-2011, 08:00 PM
OK, wow, they found a guy who I'd want to have on the team less than Teahen.

Bravo!

NLaloosh
01-21-2011, 02:54 PM
This fits Kenny's m.o., for sure. A veteran, left-handed bat, and a good glove at third, and a bargain. But back problems never really go away, do they?

And, surgeries in both shoulders. I'm shocked that anyone thinks he can still put his uniform on without hitting the DL.

TDog
01-23-2011, 06:48 PM
Understandable.

I wouldn't mind Kenny finding a taker for his salary like Linebrink, but if he can't, he still could be useful on the bench.

the White Sox will be paying most of Linebrink's salary this season, according to the stories I've read.

I don't believe Eric Chavez has much quality major league baseball left in him.

KMcMahon817
01-23-2011, 07:39 PM
the White Sox will be paying most of Linebrink's salary this season, according to the stories I've read.

I don't believe Eric Chavez has much quality major league baseball left in him.

I agree. I would usually be all for a signing like this; I used to be a big fan of Chavez. However, 3B is one position that we have some significant depth. Morel, Vizquel, Teahen, Tank, and McPherson. Obviously that list doesn't exactly have gold glove quality third baseman after Morel and Vizquel, but basically, the SOX have 3B covered.

ChiSoxGirl
01-23-2011, 08:02 PM
At 3B or in general? Chavez hasn't been healthy since 2006.

Low risk move if Kenny goes for it...

If he plays in 2011, I bet he'd still manage to win the Gold Glove somehow!

Whitesox029
01-23-2011, 08:22 PM
Would have rather seen him take the same low-risk chance on Crede for purely sentimental reasons, since it's basically the same situation.
Honestly, I have 100% confidence in Morel's glove at 3rd, and I think it's going to win him the job unless Viciedo really wows with the bat and shows improvement on defense in spring training (I find the latter unlikely).
Chavez hasn't played more than 90 games since 2006 and hasn't hit better than .241 since 2005. At this point, you might as well give Morel a shot to play every day. Teahen can fill out the roster as a pinch hitter.