guillen4life13

05-31-2004, 06:09 PM

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=1813124

Perhaps the most surprising element in the AL Central is the fact that the White Sox starters are among the top three staffs in the league -- despite the fact they are 0-8 with their fifth starters. In fact, they haven't had a win out of fifth starter since 2002.

We know the Yankees, Red Sox, A's, White Sox , Cubs, Marlins, Cardinals, Padres and Twins will deal if they stay in it. The Twins made a division-winning trade for Shannon Stewart last season, Williams always goes after it , the Cubs traded for Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton, Oakland's history is to get players like Jermaine Dye, Ray Durham, Ricardo Rincon and Jose Guillen and Marlins GM Larry Beinfest helped get his team into the Series by acquiring Ugueth Urbina and Jeff Conine.

Yet, it is well known that Williams has been trying to piece together a deal with Bill Bavasi for Garcia , and that the Yankees, Twins, Red Sox, Rangers, Cardinals, Padres, Dodgers, Braves and Orioles would be joined in the chase by the Giants, D-Backs and even the Phillies if Vincente Padilla is down for a long time.

There will be a major scrum for Beltran, with this major understanding: Scott Boras wants to get Beltran into the free agent market, which means that what a club gives up is for a three- to four-month rental and a head start on the courtship. That clearly would throw the Padres, Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox and A's into the line. Maybe the Giants, Diamondbacks and Marlins.

Delicious. Good to see that Boston Gammons is starting to give the Sox credit, when you compile this with his chat. Hopefully everything he says about the Sox is true.

Can you imagine this rotation?

Garcia

Buehrle

Loaiza

Schoenweis

Garland

Jesus Christ! When you have a 20 game winner as your third starter, that's amazing! This is the type of top three that could compete with Oakland's Big Three! It's a powerhouse rotation!

Perhaps the most surprising element in the AL Central is the fact that the White Sox starters are among the top three staffs in the league -- despite the fact they are 0-8 with their fifth starters. In fact, they haven't had a win out of fifth starter since 2002.

We know the Yankees, Red Sox, A's, White Sox , Cubs, Marlins, Cardinals, Padres and Twins will deal if they stay in it. The Twins made a division-winning trade for Shannon Stewart last season, Williams always goes after it , the Cubs traded for Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton, Oakland's history is to get players like Jermaine Dye, Ray Durham, Ricardo Rincon and Jose Guillen and Marlins GM Larry Beinfest helped get his team into the Series by acquiring Ugueth Urbina and Jeff Conine.

Yet, it is well known that Williams has been trying to piece together a deal with Bill Bavasi for Garcia , and that the Yankees, Twins, Red Sox, Rangers, Cardinals, Padres, Dodgers, Braves and Orioles would be joined in the chase by the Giants, D-Backs and even the Phillies if Vincente Padilla is down for a long time.

There will be a major scrum for Beltran, with this major understanding: Scott Boras wants to get Beltran into the free agent market, which means that what a club gives up is for a three- to four-month rental and a head start on the courtship. That clearly would throw the Padres, Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox and A's into the line. Maybe the Giants, Diamondbacks and Marlins.

Delicious. Good to see that Boston Gammons is starting to give the Sox credit, when you compile this with his chat. Hopefully everything he says about the Sox is true.

Can you imagine this rotation?

Garcia

Buehrle

Loaiza

Schoenweis

Garland

Jesus Christ! When you have a 20 game winner as your third starter, that's amazing! This is the type of top three that could compete with Oakland's Big Three! It's a powerhouse rotation!