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Unregistered
07-30-2003, 01:56 AM
This from the Trib:
Even after acquiring lefty Scott Schoeneweis Tuesday from Anaheim, Williams remains in the market for another pitcher.

"I had hoped to do something else today, but that doesn't look like it's going to materialize because the price is too steep," Williams said.

"Some of the things left out there for the players we have targeted, the asking price is unreasonable right now in our estimation. And you know if I'm saying it, it is. I'm not exactly afraid to take a chance here or there."

The Sox have spoken to the Orioles about right-hander Sidney Ponson, but the talks died down about a week ago when Baltimore officials wouldn't budge on their demand for third baseman Joe Crede.

Although the trading deadline is July 31, Williams could swing a deal in August for a player who clears waivers.

"I believe there will be some opportunities in August to pick up a guy off the wire," he said.

So he might have been referring to Ponson in that quote, but maybe that was a reference to his attempts to get Suppan. In the Schoeneweis thread, someone mentioned (in teal) that maybe Kenny was using Schoen as a pawn in a trade for another starter, considering we have a glut of lefty specialists in our 'pen. Or could Kenny be planning on holding on to Schoen and trading one of our other lefties?

The saga continues...

WhiteSox = Life
07-30-2003, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by Unregistered
This from the Trib:

So he might have been referring to Ponson in that quote, but maybe that was a reference to his attempts to get Suppan. In the Schoeneweis thread, someone mentioned (in teal) that maybe Kenny was using Schoen as a pawn in a trade for another starter, considering we have a glut of lefty specialists in our 'pen. Or could Kenny be planning on holding on to Schoen and trading one of our other lefties?

The saga continues...

And I put it in deeppink, too!

I want to think Schoeneweis is part of the deal Kenny will orchestrate for another SP, hopefully Suppan, but I'm not quite sure. I imagine Kenny has something up his sleeve, but I just don't know what it is. I hope Kenny's potentially upcoming trade includes Schoeneweis because not only do we have a really good lefty specialist in Wunsch, but Schoeneweis is a bitch to type out.

NewyorkSoxFan
07-30-2003, 06:00 AM
I don't get the sense that he wants to trade Show. He plans on him perhaps starting next year. I think he simply wants to add another pitcher to the rotation. Keep this in mind KW is not just trying to win the Central, I think he had enough after the first deal, he is really trying to go alot farther than that. I hope the fans gives KW a break, this guy is going balls out, and leaving his rep on the table in an effort to get this team to win.

I mean look at the work this guy has done. And granted they have not all worked but, still he went for marquis guys. Colon, Koch, Alomar, Everret, Loiaza, and now he is looking at Boone, Suppan, Ponson. This guy has done some heavy work in about 8 months. If he gets another quality arm, we will be a very dangerous team.


NYSF

gogosoxgogo
07-30-2003, 05:50 PM
Gammons just reported that the Expos are now willing to deal Javier Vazquez. I expect him in a Sox uniform by the end of the hour.

Unregistered
07-30-2003, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by gogosoxgogo
Gammons just reported that the Expos are now willing to deal Javier Vazquez. I expect him in a Sox uniform by the end of the hour. Is there maybe an EVEN DEEPER pink for statements like those? :D:

harwar
07-30-2003, 06:11 PM
Vasquez and giles are being thrown around very recently.It seems the yankees are up to something evil again.

jabrch
07-30-2003, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by harwar
Vasquez and giles are being thrown around very recently.It seems the yankees are up to something evil again.


Yankees also trying to talk Montreal into giving them Vlad Guerrero....

Brian26
07-30-2003, 08:47 PM
Don't be so sarcastic about Vasquez. KW was very candid at Soxfest about trying to acquire both Colon and Vasquez this winter. He built up quite a nice relationship with the Expos front office, and I'm sure he's pursuiing the possibility. The Expos are looking to dump salary. You never know....KW covets Vasquez.

WhiteSox = Life
07-30-2003, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
Don't be so sarcastic about Vasquez. KW was very candid at Soxfest about trying to acquire both Colon and Vasquez this winter. He built up quite a nice relationship with the Expos front office, and I'm sure he's pursuiing the possibility. The Expos are looking to dump salary. You never know....KW covets Vasquez.

Vasquez would possibly make the White Sox rotation the best one in the AL, maybe all of baseball.

I say, go for it, Kenny. Don't overpay, though. If you can't get it without selling out something, then just let it go by and look for him next year.