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caulfield12
01-25-2007, 05:08 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070125soxerstad,1,5371998.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

The White Sox must be pretty serious if they have $750K buyout or $3.5 million contract option (team) for next year.

Obviously, KW is hedging his bets on BA and Pods and wants some added insurance for Sweeney/Fields/Owens having to play too much.

Randy, that investment for next year would be very comparable to what the Cubs are paying Jones, but Erstad will have to prove he is worth it...whereas Jones would come here and waste $4 million THIS year that we might need to take on another salary at the deadline (like a Pierre or Roberts) if Pods is unable to resume his career and we don't have any clear "winner" for the leadoff position, using a 'committtee' approach.

WhiteSox5187
01-25-2007, 06:02 PM
He sounds like a gritty hard nose player, but being gritty and hard nosed isn't good enough.

caulfield12
01-25-2007, 07:11 PM
Ask the Rowand, Eckstein, Aaron Miles fan camps if it's good enough?

LOL.

ondafarm
01-25-2007, 09:37 PM
In reality, I think this year the insurance is on Pods and next year it will be on Dye.

Craig Grebeck
01-25-2007, 09:39 PM
In reality, I think this year the insurance is on Pods and next year it will be on Dye.
If he is our replacement for Dye (in case he leaves), we are in deep trouble.

dugwood31
01-25-2007, 09:50 PM
Gritty, hardnosed, injury-prone, without power. He's not even fast anymore. He hasn't had an OPS+ over 100 since 2000. Remember 2000? Baldwin, Sirotka, Parque, Eldred...

I am not enthused about Erstad.

champagne030
01-25-2007, 09:50 PM
If he is our replacement for Dye (in case he leaves), we are in deep trouble.

You're correct on that point. He is primarily insurance on BA this season and LF if Pods plays like last season.

IndianWhiteSox
01-26-2007, 01:24 AM
If he is our replacement for Dye (in case he leaves), we are in deep trouble.

Come on man DYE'S the superstar of our team so of course if he gets hurt we're screwed.