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mzh
02-01-2013, 02:41 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/02/white-sox-claim-lars-anderson.html

Former top prospect of Boston, could contribute some lefty power off the bench if he comes around. Feel free to move this to the Minor League forum if appropriate.

Coop'll fix him :cool:

ohiosoxfan
02-01-2013, 02:43 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/02/white-sox-claim-lars-anderson.html

Saw this guy play in Columbus last year. . . if this was the effort to get a lefthanded bat, Dan Johnson would have been a better option. Anderson is still young and was a "prospect" for Boston a couple of years ago but Cleveland who had no first baseman let him go for next to nothing, so I don't see any good coming out of this.

thomas35forever
02-01-2013, 02:57 PM
Hope he can impress enough that we have a viable replacement for Paulie waiting in the wings, but I won't hold my breath.

SoxNation05
02-01-2013, 03:17 PM
When I saw that he was released I was going to make a thread advocating the Sox pick him up but I doubted whether it was thread-worthy.

I like the idea of having a potential replacement for Konerko who has had problems with his wrist. Especially a lefthanded bat.

Anderson was at once a highly touted prospect. Baseball America ranked him in the Top 100 three years straight.

2008: #40
2009: #17
2010: #87

At worst, he is Dan Johnson with a little more potential and a little less of an immediate chance for production.

doublem23
02-01-2013, 03:28 PM
Organizational depth, guys

Chez
02-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Organizational depth, guys

Yep. Somebody needs to play first base in the late innings during Spring Training. Have the Sox ever had a player named Lars before?

eriqjaffe
02-01-2013, 04:48 PM
Yep. Somebody needs to play first base in the late innings during Spring Training. Have the Sox ever had a player named Lars before?If Baseball Reference is correct, no. At the very least, Anderson is the only Lars ever to reach the big leagues.

DSpivack
02-01-2013, 04:54 PM
If Baseball Reference is correct, no. At the very least, Anderson is the only Lars ever to reach the big leagues.
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"I could've been a LOOGY!"

LITTLE NELL
02-01-2013, 05:45 PM
I think we should have held on to Dan Johnson.

DumpJerry
02-01-2013, 06:23 PM
Yep. Somebody needs to play first base in the late innings during Spring Training. Have the Sox ever had a player named Lars before?

If Baseball Reference is correct, no. At the very least, Anderson is the only Lars ever to reach the big leagues.
:anderson:
I've been called many names. Lars is not one of them.

DrCrawdad
02-01-2013, 08:19 PM
I think we should have held on to Dan Johnson.

Me too.

WhiteSoxNation
02-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Once a decent prospect w/ Boston, 25.

Could be a nice find.

.272/.369/.801 in 700+ Minor league games.

forrestg
02-01-2013, 09:23 PM
1st base, outfield or dh but he has to prove he can hit first.

bestkosher
02-02-2013, 01:16 AM
Keon Barnum is going to be the Konerko replacement in two years if he stays healthy

A. Cavatica
02-02-2013, 10:16 AM
Keon Barnum is going to be the Konerko replacement in two years if he stays healthy

And can hit. He has 49 plate appearances in rookie ball, the odds are he won't even be as good as Lars Anderson...

SCCWS
02-02-2013, 10:48 AM
I like the signing. Here in New England, I heard his name for years as the next top Red Sox slugger on the horizon. It might mean something though that Theo didn't go after him since he was probably one of his draft selections.

wilburaga
02-02-2013, 11:21 AM
I think we should have held on to Dan Johnson.

Speaking of Johnson, can you think of another instance where a guy hits three home runs in a game and is then released by the club before playing again?

doublem23
02-02-2013, 01:31 PM
And can hit. He has 49 plate appearances in rookie ball, the odds are he won't even be as good as Lars Anderson...

Right, Lars flamed out and he was probably 100x the prospect Barnum is

Bucky F. Dent
02-02-2013, 02:42 PM
Right, Lars flamed out and he was probably 100x the prospect Barnum is

Coop will fix......ahhh, never mind.

EMachine10
02-02-2013, 03:52 PM
Keon Barnum is going to be the Konerko replacement in two years if he stays healthy
It'll be a lot longer than 2 years for Barnum. I like him, but he won't be so quick.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
02-02-2013, 07:43 PM
I like the signing. Here in New England, I heard his name for years as the next top Red Sox slugger on the horizon. It might mean something though that Theo didn't go after him since he was probably one of his draft selections.

Why would Theo go after Anderson when he's already got a younger, better option in Rizzo?

SCCWS
02-03-2013, 06:03 PM
Why would Theo go after Anderson when he's already got a younger, better option in Rizzo?

I didn't realize Theo also drafted Rizzo in Boston. He liked big lefties.