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caulfield12
12-15-2005, 08:38 AM
To the Rangers for Garland and Crede?

Wilkerson would start in CF over Anderson...Blalock would obviously play third, and hes locked into a pretty favorable contract for the next 2-3 seasons...probably not much more than we will end up paying Crede in 06 and 07 before he and Boras walk out the door.

samram
12-15-2005, 08:51 AM
I don't know. You'll have ask Ralph Malph, who came up with that rumor on the chicagosports.com boards.

ukigdog
12-15-2005, 09:02 AM
What about a possible Crede, Garland for blalock, bonoit.

Garlands 8 million, Crede 4 million = 12 million.
Blalock is making 4.5 million, Benoit .5 million at most = 5 million

This takes care of both crede and garland arbitration eleigble, then just sign AJ for about 5 mill per year contract, we are at 85 million about with a few million left to spend for one more veteran releiver out of the pen.

Our lineup would be:

LF - Podsednik (L)
2B - Iguchi (R)
3B - Blalock (L)
1B - Konerko (R)
DH - Thome (L)
RF - Dye (R)
C - AJ Pierzynski (L)
SS - Uribe (R)
CF - Anderson (R)

*Look at the balance in the lineup with lefty, righty, all the way down. Also, you have great speed at top, then core of blalock, konerko, thome, dye is amazing.

Starting Rotation:

1 - Mark Buehrle
2 - Jose Contreras
3 - Freddy Garcia
4 - Javier Vazquez
5 - Brandon McCarthy

*Solid rotation 1-5, all probably could win 10 + games with buehrle, contreras, garcia 15+ probably.

Bullpen :

RP - Bejaneru or Tracey (Long Releif)
RP - Veteran with extra few million after trade (Lefty specialist kind)
RP - Joaquin Benoit (Right handed solid Releif)
RP - Cliff Politte (Right handed setup man)
RP - Neil Cotts (Left handed setup man)
RP - Dustin Hermanson (Right handed setup man)
RP - Bobby Jenks (Closer)

* Bullpen would be solid, if they make the trade described, then either sign a lefty specialist via free agency, or use willie harris/timo perez to trade for one, they have a solid pen from top to bottom.

All in all, i think that the last two moves kenny should make are the following:

1 - Garland, Crede for Blalock, Benoit
2 - Sign lefty specialist via freeagency or trade for one using some smaller pieces to our team (harris, timo, gload)

repeat06
12-15-2005, 09:07 AM
As nike would say Just Do it :D:

Whitesox4ever
12-15-2005, 09:08 AM
Maybe we can send Garland and several top prospects to Houston for Brad Lidge and Willie Tavares..

The Deacon
12-15-2005, 09:15 AM
I don't know. You'll have ask Ralph Malph, who came up with that rumor on the chicagosports.com boards.

Phil Rogers actually wrote about that trade is AM. MAybe Ralph Malph was on to something??
I really hope Brad Wilkerson stay away, I dont know why everyone is so enamored with him and his 150Ks

caulfield12
12-15-2005, 09:15 AM
What about a possible Crede, Garland for blalock, bonoit.

Garlands 8 million, Crede 4 million = 12 million.
Blalock is making 4.5 million, Benoit .5 million at most = 5 million

This takes care of both crede and garland arbitration eleigble, then just sign AJ for about 5 mill per year contract, we are at 85 million about with a few million left to spend for one more veteran releiver out of the pen.

Our lineup would be:

LF - Podsednik (L)
2B - Iguchi (R)
3B - Blalock (L)
1B - Konerko (R)
DH - Thome (L)
RF - Dye (R)
C - AJ Pierzynski (L)
SS - Uribe (R)
CF - Anderson (R)

*Look at the balance in the lineup with lefty, righty, all the way down. Also, you have great speed at top, then core of blalock, konerko, thome, dye is amazing.

Starting Rotation:

1 - Mark Buehrle
2 - Jose Contreras
3 - Freddy Garcia
4 - Javier Vazquez
5 - Brandon McCarthy

*Solid rotation 1-5, all probably could win 10 + games with buehrle, contreras, garcia 15+ probably.

Bullpen :

RP - Bejaneru or Tracey (Long Releif)
RP - Veteran with extra few million after trade (Lefty specialist kind)
RP - Joaquin Benoit (Right handed solid Releif)
RP - Cliff Politte (Right handed setup man)
RP - Neil Cotts (Left handed setup man)
RP - Dustin Hermanson (Right handed setup man)
RP - Bobby Jenks (Closer)

* Bullpen would be solid, if they make the trade described, then either sign a lefty specialist via free agency, or use willie harris/timo perez to trade for one, they have a solid pen from top to bottom.

All in all, i think that the last two moves kenny should make are the following:

1 - Garland, Crede for Blalock, Benoit
2 - Sign lefty specialist via freeagency or trade for one using some smaller pieces to our team (harris, timo, gload)


NO, NO, NO Joaquin Benoit. Hes just a journeyman at this point in his career...the long man out of the pen and a spot starter. We need someone with a higher upside if any deal like this is to go down.

Steelrod
12-15-2005, 09:17 AM
How would we know. We just spread rumors!

nodiggity59
12-15-2005, 09:27 AM
Maybe we can send Garland and several top prospects to Houston for Brad Lidge and Willie Tavares..

That would be amazing.

russ99
12-15-2005, 09:33 AM
That would be amazing.

No, that would be a bad trade for the Astros. They need hitters, not another starter on a one-year rental.

The only way the Astros make that trade is if they get a top slugger in return, and I don't think the Sox are interested in trading Thome or Konerko.

I'm also not convinced that Tavares is being shopped at all. It would be like the rookie Kenny Lofton for Eddie Taubesee trade all over again.

pythons007
12-15-2005, 09:35 AM
I don't like Blaylock or any pitcher coming from Texas!! Give me a break, I hope this is some BS some Cub fan made up.:puking:

depy48
12-15-2005, 10:26 AM
I really would not like to see Crede and Garland go. Making moves to improve the team is one thing, but there has to come to a point where KW will actually be disrupting chemistry. The Rowand deal shook up the team, but we understood that Thome has a great personality and would fit in. The El Duque deal was widely supported, but we knew might have minor affects on Contreras. But trading Garland and Crede? This might have more widespread damages. Crede and Garland are part of the core of the team. I support KW making moves to refrsh this team, keep them competitive, and not get stale. Maybe I am being a little bias since I want to see my favorite players stay, and maybe I believe KW should show some loyalty to the players who took him to the World Series. But I clearly remember everyone here in agreement that chemisty was a big element in the 2005 season. This intangible of chemistry is going to play a role on the 2006 team too, no matter who's on the field.