View Full Version : Worst Sell Off's

08-01-2002, 11:19 AM
Here's ESPN's assessment of Lenny's brainfarts:

. Chicago White Sox
The aim of this team was to move veterans out of the way to make room for the Josh Pauls and Joe Credes. But the consensus was, they didn't get much back for Ray Durham, Bobby Howry, Kenny Lofton and Sandy Alomar Jr.

"I don't understand what the White Sox did," said one AL scout. The best pitching prospects they got, Francisco Francisco (for Howry) and Felix Diaz (for Lofton), have had arm problems. And most of the other guys "aren't even on the radar screen," said one GM. "Their philosophy," said one scout, "was just addition by subtraction. . . . But stack up what they did against what Cleveland got, and there's no comparison."

:angry: ah, the joy's of being a Chicago baseball fan!!!

"many people would rather die than think...and many have"

08-01-2002, 11:26 AM
They didn't get much value back. However, I like the top 2 guys they got. Great arms, need change-ups.

The Sox minor league instructors have been able to teach any/everyone a good change-up. Both of the top 2 are said only to be lacking quality changes.

They dumped salary, but not all of the "prospects" they got were stiffs.

34 Inch Stick
08-01-2002, 11:59 AM
The problem is both of them are 24 and only pitching in A. One of the guys was out 2 years with arm trouble. How often have great minor league careers faded out due to arm injury? There has to be some serious doubt that any one of these guys will ever be a major league pitcher.