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Lip Man 1
10-30-2012, 09:17 PM
Chicago Tribune Live! finally decided to have him appear. Had thoughts on everything that happened:

1. Very, VERY surprised Peavy stayed. Said his agent was going to explore the market because it was Jake's first time. Said Peavy is a good guy and this is a win-win deal for both considering what guys like Lohse and Greinke are going to get.

2. Doesn't see the Sox being involved in free agency. Said they'll fill holes for next season via trade route. Mentioned Floyd might still go.

3. Youk he said, could be back but probably not, family lives on West Coast and that's where he's looking to.

4. Said chances are "slim and none" the Sox bring AJ back. Said it will be Flowers and a left handed hitting catcher acquired in some other fashion. Said only shot AJ comes back is if he agrees to a one-year deal.

5. Moves today show Sox are in it to win again next season, not rebuild.

6. Hahn will be allowed to 'be his own man' as a GM and not have to answer to Kenny for every little thing.

7. Didn't say a thing about Liriano or Myers.

Kaplan talked about how he thinks the Royals will "contend" next season by acquiring two pitchers. Gonzo and the rest of the panel looked at him like he was insane. Defended comment by saying "David Glass the owner said he's going to open the checkbook." Gonzo replied, "to try to get the pitchers they need they'll have to trade either Hosmer or Moustakis or Butler."

Lip

shingo10
10-30-2012, 10:45 PM
The part about the catching job being Flowers scares me more than anything. I think AJ was extremely taken for granted given the production he gave us every single year. Flowers has looked clueless at the plate other than a few landmark homeruns that have meaningless. Scary times.

WhiteSox5187
10-30-2012, 10:47 PM
The part about the catching job being Flowers scares me more than anything. I think AJ was extremely taken for granted given the production he gave us every single year. Flowers has looked clueless at the plate other than a few landmark homeruns that have meaningless. Scary times.

If the White Sox had a better lineup I wouldn't have minded Flowers in the lineup but I don't think that this lineup needs another low average, low OBP kind of guy.

DumpJerry
10-31-2012, 12:19 AM
This (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/quick-hits-rockies-peavy-dbacks.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook) contradicts some of Gonzo's comments. Was he not part of the conference call?

Harry Potter
10-31-2012, 08:01 AM
This (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/quick-hits-rockies-peavy-dbacks.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook) contradicts some of Gonzo's comments. Was he not part of the conference call?

My thoughts exactly

soxtalker
10-31-2012, 08:27 AM
This (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/quick-hits-rockies-peavy-dbacks.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook) contradicts some of Gonzo's comments. Was he not part of the conference call?

Can you be a bit more specific on how you think it contradicts Gonzo?

I read Gonzo's comments as opinions based upon some inside knowledge of how the team is thinking. Hahn's statements on the 3 free agents appeared to leave the door open to signing them again, but a lot depends on what they find in the market.

SaltyPretzel
10-31-2012, 09:14 AM
Kaplan talked about how he thinks the Royals will "contend" next season by acquiring two pitchers. Gonzo and the rest of the panel looked at him like he was insane. Defended comment by saying "David Glass the owner said he's going to open the checkbook." Gonzo replied, "to try to get the pitchers they need they'll have to trade either Hosmer or Moustakis or Butler."

Lip

I don't see them picking up anyone via free agency. Who would want to go there? The city itself sucks.

DumpJerry
10-31-2012, 10:22 AM
I don't see them picking up anyone via free agency. Who would want to go there? The city itself sucks.
Come on, they have some great BBQ places there and the parking at Royals' game is free. Cut them some slack......

Oh, I hear their fans (or is it fan?) are (is) great.

Lip Man 1
10-31-2012, 10:26 AM
Dump:

I'm sure most G.M.'s say a lot of things when it doesn't cost anything.

I hope they get A.J. & Myers back myself but given the payroll limitations as Gonzo said, they'd have to take very short deals or a deal with a lot of incentives.

We'll find out soon enough.

Lip