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T-Bag
12-26-2005, 08:31 AM
Any talk on who the Sox are looking at to fill the hole left by Marte?

FA's out there?

Fill w/in from the minors?

Just curious have not heard much about the lefthander hole.

T-Bag
12-26-2005, 08:46 AM
Any talk on who the Sox are looking at to fill the hole left by Marte?

FA's out there?

Fill w/in from the minors?

Just curious have not heard much about the lefthander hole.

sox1970
12-26-2005, 09:12 AM
Any talk on who the Sox are looking at to fill the hole left by Marte?

FA's out there?

Fill w/in from the minors?

Just curious have not heard much about the lefthander hole.

They'll have to bring in some lefties for spring training. They only have Arnie Munoz and Paulino Reynoso on their 40-man roster now. I'd give Munoz an outside chance of making the team. Reynoso will probably be at Charlotte to start the season unless his spring is outstanding.

As far as free agents: Brian Anderson (that would be confusing), Terry Mulholland (what is he, 45?), Alan Embree (former Sox-sucked last year), Buddy Groom, Felix Heredia (ugh). Pretty thin group.

johnny_mostil
12-26-2005, 09:51 AM
They'll have to bring in some lefties for spring training. They only have Arnie Munoz and Paulino Reynoso on their 40-man roster now. I'd give Munoz an outside chance of making the team. Reynoso will probably be at Charlotte to start the season unless his spring is outstanding.

As far as free agents: Brian Anderson (that would be confusing), Terry Mulholland (what is he, 45?), Alan Embree (former Sox-sucked last year), Buddy Groom, Felix Heredia (ugh). Pretty thin group.

The other possibility is they'll be asking for a LOOGY as part of the package in the much-expected Sixth Starter Trade of 2006.

T-Bag
12-26-2005, 10:01 AM
apparently I'm a complete idiot and double posted this. Mods please delete.

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socko82
12-26-2005, 11:21 AM
Lisa Guerroro was on 99.9 radio last week promoting her Playboy layout. Anyway she mentioned she grew up in Chicago and is married to Scot Erickson. She said she was very excited because he's a free agent and it looked like he was close to signing with Chicago. She didn't specifically say which team maybe he's going to get a spring training invite with a chance to earn a spot. Erickson hasn't been good in a long time but maybe Coop can work some magic.

sox1970
12-26-2005, 11:30 AM
Lisa Guerroro was on 99.9 radio last week promoting her Playboy layout. Anyway she mentioned she grew up in Chicago and is married to Scot Erickson. She said she was very excited because he's a free agent and it looked like he was close to signing with Chicago. She didn't specifically say which team but seeing as Kenny is looking for a lefty, maybe he's going to get a spring training invite with a chance to earn that spot. Erickson hasn't been good in a long time but maybe Coop can work some magic.

Did Scott Erickson start throwing with his left hand? News to me.

socko82
12-26-2005, 11:36 AM
Did Scott Erickson start throwing with his left hand? News to me.

My apologies.

soxfan1983
12-26-2005, 12:42 PM
Do they really need another lefty out of the pen though? Cotts is a monster and could probably handle it himself. I read somewhere that Politte and Jenks' stats last year against lefties were great and comparable to good lefty relievers. We probably will get one, but if we went into the season without one.... I think we would be fine.

WhiteSoxNation
12-26-2005, 07:28 PM
Why not.....?http://mlb.mlb.com/images/gameday/mugshots/408193.jpg we can put him in the pen...

elrod
12-26-2005, 08:17 PM
No need for a lefty out of the pen. The Angels didn't have one. And we didn't really need one in the post-season. Cotts is actually better against righties, and Politte and Jenks are better against lefties. I believe Hermanson is better or as good against lefties.

I think situational pitching is overrated. Some pitchers can get the job done and others can't. Why wait around for the lefty specialist when you can have a righty is basically as effective against both lefties and righties?