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#1swisher
08-12-2013, 11:55 AM
The player to be named later in a deal that sent Alex Rios to Texas on Friday, Garcia, 22, has been assigned to Triple-A Charlotte.

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox-talk/infielder-garcia-comes-white-sox-rios-deal

Dan Hayes ‏ (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN)
[/URL][URL="https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN/status/366656812277182464"] (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN) White Sox are going to give Leury Garcia a little more time in Triple-A. Sounds like certainty he'd be up by Sept. 1, before if needed.

Stanley
08-12-2013, 04:44 PM
Seems like a fair deal for both sides. I read Leury has a long swing, but I like his upside and versatility. He's still young, too. It's just good to see this money can now go to better use.

Domeshot17
08-12-2013, 04:46 PM
He is a true 80 with the speed tool. Someone teach this kid to bunt and he might have a career. That kind of speed creates havoc and is contagious. The lack of energy on this team is so noticable, this kid, if he can use that speed, could be a microwave.

getonbckthr
08-12-2013, 04:48 PM
What would be a fair comparison Dee Gordon?

Stanley
08-12-2013, 07:00 PM
I don't think that's all that close a comparison because Gordon doesn't have a strong arm like Garcia does afaik. Plus Dee Gordon can't get on base to save his life (not that Garcia doesn't have his own probs there) and is seriously wafer thin with zero power while Garcia again has a bit of an edge on him there. Also, Leury is a switch hitter while Gordon is just a terrible lefty.

Someone here linked to an article that was comparing him to Chone Figgins.

Zisk77
08-12-2013, 07:08 PM
What would be a fair comparison Dee Gordon?

Chone Figgins is what I read...a Young Figgins.

Corlose 15
08-12-2013, 07:14 PM
He is a true 80 with the speed tool. Someone teach this kid to bunt and he might have a career. That kind of speed creates havoc and is contagious. The lack of energy on this team is so noticable, this kid, if he can use that speed, could be a microwave.

That play CSN showed of him coming over from a shifted shortstop to scoop a dribbler to 1st base in time for the out is really impressive.

TaylorStSox
08-12-2013, 07:32 PM
Poor man's Furcal. I'll take it.

shes
08-13-2013, 10:11 PM
Poor man's Furcal. I'll take it.

Very poor man's Furcal to be totally fair, but he's still a pretty intriguing prospect.

Tragg
08-13-2013, 11:29 PM
He's probably good enough right now to play the utility infielder role (which we don't have because we have 2 3rd basemen right now). We also signed Manzella - and while I realize he's probably an organizational minor leaguer, he plays a good defensive SS. I guess my point is, we need to move Alexei because we have guys who can at least defend the position.

SOXBOY
08-13-2013, 11:59 PM
I think the Sox test the market on Alexei this off season and if he's mot moved Garcia next year is the Utility guy next year.

Wedema
08-14-2013, 01:49 AM
The Sox need to bring up L. Garcia and give Alexei a rest at shortstop after his three errors tonight. Send down Tekotte as he is not being used at all.

hawkjt
08-14-2013, 01:43 PM
The Sox need to bring up L. Garcia and give Alexei a rest at shortstop after his three errors tonight. Send down Tekotte as he is not being used at all.


Not a bad idea....even tho Alexei is hitting quite well the last two months(2nd in the AL in hits over that period).