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yazz32
04-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Daryl Van Schouwen‏@CST_soxvan (Schouwen‏@CST_soxvan)
White Sox get OF Casper Wells from Oakland for cash considerations

:scratch:

Whitesox029
04-29-2013, 10:23 PM
:shrug:

WhiteSox5187
04-29-2013, 10:25 PM
I think Casper Wells wears stirrups, right? If so it's a fantastic move.

kittle42
04-29-2013, 10:39 PM
As soon as he goes 2-for-4 in a game, a segment of WSI will be calling for him to hit cleanup.

Bucky F. Dent
04-29-2013, 10:42 PM
As soon as he goes 2-for-4 in a game, a segment of WSI will be calling for him to hit cleanup.

Why wait?

Mr. Jinx
04-29-2013, 10:46 PM
As soon as he goes 2-for-4 in a game, a segment of WSI will be calling for him to hit cleanup.

As long as Brian Anderson doesn't get picked up before that happens.

thomas35forever
04-29-2013, 10:53 PM
Any reinforcements would be appreciated.

Harry Potter
04-29-2013, 10:55 PM
I'll pack D. Wise's bags

DSpivack
04-29-2013, 11:08 PM
I'll pack D. Wise's bags

Wise is better than Wells.

Noneck
04-29-2013, 11:09 PM
All this is, is dumpster diving.

amsteel
04-29-2013, 11:12 PM
Third place here we come!

FielderJones
04-29-2013, 11:26 PM
Wise is better than Wells.

Wells career OPS: .746
Wise career OPS: .639

Case closed.

Zakath
04-29-2013, 11:36 PM
Hell of a month for Casper.

On March 31, the Mariners DFA'ed him. Toronto picks him on April 10, activates him on the 12th, then DFA's him on the 15th. They trade him to Oakland on the 22nd, and they DFA'ed him on the 28th. And we get him on the 29th.

Month's not over yet...

Tragg
04-29-2013, 11:43 PM
Wise is better than Wells.

Wells has a career obp 50 points better than Wise.
I doubt Wise is better than a single player on any major league roster.

delben91
04-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Wells has a career obp 50 points better than Wise.
I doubt Wise is better than a single player on any major league roster.

Have you seen some of the other players on the Sox' roster?

Lip Man 1
04-30-2013, 12:35 AM
Who?????

I think I'd rather have Casper the friendly ghost. He probably hits better.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101225003632/casper/images/a/a8/Casper_the_friendly_ghost_4604f42d4e883.gif

Lip

shingo10
04-30-2013, 12:36 AM
Have you seen some of the other players on the Sox' roster?


Lol. Well done.

bestkosher
04-30-2013, 01:29 AM
The problem with Casper the Ghost playing for the Sox is he constantly complains about phantom strike calls and he can never get hit by a pitch and truly take one for the team. Plus he is far to friendly, he seems like he belongs on the other side of town.

Milw
04-30-2013, 01:47 AM
Wells has a career obp 50 points better than Wise.
I doubt Wise is better than a single player on any major league roster.
I know we're all prone to hyperbolic negativity around here, but Wise is seriously better than like two-thirds of the Marlins roster.

JB98
04-30-2013, 02:51 AM
The best part of this move? Septimo has been transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Wells on the 40-man.

This decreases the odds that we'll ever have to see Septimo in a White Sox uniform again.

asindc
04-30-2013, 04:41 AM
I know we're all prone to hyperbolic negativity around here, but Wise is seriously better than like two-thirds of the Marlins roster.

Not all of us.

asindc
04-30-2013, 04:44 AM
Wells has a career obp 50 points better than Wise.
I doubt Wise is better than a single player on any major league roster.

That statement makes me seriously wonder how many other MLB teams you actually watch play.

Hitmen77
04-30-2013, 09:16 AM
Third place here we come!

That sounds optimistic.

doublem23
04-30-2013, 10:29 AM
Guys, it's Casper Wells. You're embarassing yourselves.

SoxSpeed22
04-30-2013, 10:58 AM
This is a lot of meh. But I guess it couldn't hurt, not that I'm expecting much.

slavko
04-30-2013, 11:20 AM
This is a lot of meh. But I guess it couldn't hurt, not that I'm expecting much.

Wells is right-handed meh. Wise is left-handed meh. So I don't expect that Wise will be the one to go.

Tragg
04-30-2013, 12:16 PM
That statement makes me seriously wonder how many other MLB teams you actually watch play.

Likewise. Name some worse. I'm all ears.

Name the MLB players with over 1000 at bats currently hitting worse than .095 with career obp of below .261.

Maybe people like him because he hacks at it Ozzie-style, he's chicago tough, or he has TWTW.
But at some point, stark reality must be faced: .095 and .261
Hell for all the crap Dunn takes, his OPS is nearly 400 points higher.

C-Dawg
04-30-2013, 12:20 PM
The problem with Casper the Ghost playing for the Sox is he constantly complains about phantom strike calls and he can never get hit by a pitch and truly take one for the team.

"Maybe he's the ghost of me!"

:XL

doublem23
04-30-2013, 12:25 PM
Likewise. Name some worse. I'm all ears.

Name the MLB players with over 1000 at bats currently hitting worse than .095 with career obp of below .261.

Maybe people like him because he hacks at it Ozzie-style, he's chicago tough, or he has TWTW.
But at some point, stark reality must be faced: .095 and .261

.095 is in 22 at bats, dude.

I'm not saying I'm keen on Dewayne Wise or care if he stays or goes, but if you're bringing up a bench player's batting average in April, that's a pretty clear indication you don't know what you're talking about.

Foulke You
04-30-2013, 12:28 PM
This is the band aid move until Tank is healthy. We needed a right handed power bat for a couple of weeks and since there is nothing in the minors, this fits the bill. Glad they at least did something to patch the roster until some of these guys come off the DL.

tstrike2000
04-30-2013, 12:43 PM
I'd give him a look just cuz his name is Casper.

LITTLE NELL
04-30-2013, 12:53 PM
Another earth shattering pickup. It feels like this franchise right now is being run on a shoestring and is wandering around like nomads in the desert, a return to the days of Bill Veeck.

doublem23
04-30-2013, 12:58 PM
Another earth shattering pickup. It feels like this franchise right now is being run on a shoestring and is wandering around like nomads in the desert, a return to the days of Bill Veeck.

You're not being serious, I hope

Brewski
04-30-2013, 01:17 PM
You're not being serious, I hope

If I was a nomad wandering around in the desert I'd want someone named Casper guiding me.

Bobby Thigpen
04-30-2013, 01:45 PM
Who?????

I think I'd rather have Casper the friendly ghost. He probably hits better.

He's a hell of a ghost runner.

TheVulture
04-30-2013, 02:31 PM
As soon as he goes 2-for-4 in a game, a segment of WSI will be calling for him to hit cleanup.

Comparison of Casper's numbers to Dunn's numbers with the Sox outside of the first two months of last year would indicate the suggestion might be reasonable. Of course, the same could be said of a lot of players who would never appear in the cleanup spot.

Noneck
04-30-2013, 02:34 PM
He's a hell of a ghost runner.

I would think the kids will get a lot of autographs from him, he must be the friendly sort.

asindc
04-30-2013, 02:50 PM
Likewise. Name some worse. I'm all ears.

Name the MLB players with over 1000 at bats currently hitting worse than .095 with career obp of below .261.

Maybe people like him because he hacks at it Ozzie-style, he's chicago tough, or he has TWTW.
But at some point, stark reality must be faced: .095 and .261
Hell for all the crap Dunn takes, his OPS is nearly 400 points higher.,

Nice cherry-picking of stats. By the way, my previous post is not meant to taken that I think Wise is a good player. There is a good reason why he is a journeyman. I was only commenting on the fact that you think he is the worst player in MLB, which he isn't.

.095 is in 22 at bats, dude.

I'm not saying I'm keen on Dewayne Wise or care if he stays or goes, but if you're bringing up a bench player's batting average in April, that's a pretty clear indication you don't know what you're talking about.

You beat me to it. Also, you are right: This is Caspar Wells, folks.

I can only assume that had Mike Trout been available, Hahn would have pursued him instead, just in case anyone is wondering why he didn't.

KingXerxes
04-30-2013, 03:22 PM
:hawk

"Stone Pony.........let me tell y'all this right now..........in my seven decades of bein' involved in this game.......I've never seen so much potential that I see in Casper Wells since I first saw Julio Ramirez......now I'm not sayin' Wells is gonna make anybody forget about Ted Williams - although he just might.......but this man has all the tools to be great if he realizes his full potential........Mercy this is one nice pick up."

cards press box
04-30-2013, 03:48 PM
Wells is OK and I see no problem giving him a chance right now. It's not like the 2013 Sox are exactly the 1962 Giants with an outfield of Harvey Kuenn, Willie Mays and Felipe Alou with Willie McCovey coming off the bench to play LF and 1B as well as the other Alou brothers, Matty and Jesus.

With the Tank injured and De Aza struggling, the Sox have Alex Rios as a productive outfielder and that's about it. I don;t see any downside in playing Wells, particularly against lefties.

But this transaction is a minor one. That may not stop Phil Rogers from complaining about it after the fact if it doesn't work out. In this article (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-your-morning-phil-20130430,0,855489.column), for example, he bemoans the Francisco Liriano trade last year. Really? The Sox are in first place in late August and early September and this guy has a problem with the club adding some pitching depth. Eduardo Escobar is a back up infielder and Pedro Hernandez is a starting pitcher who doesn't strike anybody out. Look at his stats (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernape02.shtml) this year. He is averaging 4.1 K's per 9 innings. A starter in the big leagues cannot last very long with that few K's, even if he is left handed.

Rogers does nit pick the Sox deals, even minor ones where they don't give up players who are really nothing more than reserves. Wasn't it Rogers who was convinced that John Ely was a star in the making?

I would like to see this guy nitpick some of the Cubs' bad deals. You remember those, like giving away Angel Pagan and Josh Hamilton for nothing.