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maurice
07-06-2004, 09:41 PM
The poll on the main page asks what area the Sox should address next. Here are some recent numbers posted by players who have been discussed as possible acquisitions (plus a few extras thrown in for good measure):

Position - Player - 2004 Stat - 2003 Stat

C - Jason Kendall - .391 OBP - .399 OBP
C - Gregg Zaun - .394 OBP - .309 OBP

OF - Carlos Beltran - .368 OBP - .389 OBP
OF - Steve Finley - .358 OBP - .363 OBP
OF - Andruw Jones - .342 OBP - .338 OBP
OF - Dave Roberts - .350 OBP - .331 OBP
OF - Carl Everett - .336 OBP - .366 OBP
OF - Randy Winn - .332 OBP - .346 OBP

SP - Ben Sheets - 2.42 ERA - 4.45 ERA
SP - Randy Johnson - 2.90 ERA - 4.26 ERA
SP - Odalis Perez - 2.96 ERA - 4.52 ERA
SP - Livan Hernandez - 3.23 ERA - 3.20 ERA
SP - Russ Ortiz - 3.67 ERA - 3.82 ERA
SP - Kip Wells - 4.66 ERA - 3.28 ERA
SP - Chris Benson - 4.63 ERA - 4.97 ERA

RP - Guillermo Mota - 1.76 ERA - 1.97 ERA
RP - John Smoltz - 2.55 ERA - 1.12 ERA
RP - Danny Graves - 2.89 ERA - 5.33 ERA
RP - Eddie Guardado - 1.20 ERA - 2.89 ERA
RP - Scott Williamson - 1.25 ERA - 4.17 ERA
RP - Scott Sullivan - 3.35 ERA - 3.66 ERA
RP - Juan Cruz - 3.41 ERA - 6.05 ERA
RP - Jose Mesa - 2.52 ERA - 6.52 ERA
RP - Shigetoshi Hasegawa - 5.40 ERA - 1.48 ERA

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Per ESPN.com, the 'Stros may become sellers soon. A glance at the standings shows why.

The catching crop is pretty thin, but a trade for a reliever is likely, IMHO. KW also may be interested in renting a veteran lefty bat like Finley. If a top of the rotation starter becomes available, I expect KW to make an offer, but a guy like Hernandez would be a pretty good pick up also. I never understood the fascination with Ortiz and Benson.