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DrCrawdad
04-28-2007, 11:27 PM
Thome out. Sweeney gets the call up (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070428soxbrite,1,457930.story?coll=cs-home-headlines). Sorry Brian...

cheeses_h_rice
04-28-2007, 11:28 PM
Hilarious.

Good luck, Sweeney.

DrCrawdad
04-28-2007, 11:31 PM
Hilarious.

Good luck, Sweeney.

I hope this works out for all concerned, mostly being Sox winners.


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balke
04-28-2007, 11:34 PM
I don't get why they didn't try the Eduardo Perez experiment now. Is he still hurt? Does he not want to play for only part of a season?

Sweeney can have his shot, but the Sox should really send Brian down if they aren't going to use him. The whole thing is ridiculous right now.

oeo
04-28-2007, 11:35 PM
I don't get why they didn't try the Eduardo Perez experiment now. Is he still hurt? Does he not want to play for only part of a season?

Sweeney can have his shot, but the Sox should really send Brian down if they aren't going to use him. The whole thing is ridiculous right now.

Eduardo Perez was released...

balke
04-28-2007, 11:37 PM
Eduardo Perez was released...

So they can't sign him?

pearso66
04-28-2007, 11:40 PM
All I hope is Sweeney will play every day. If he does, and he hits, they send Anderson down, and continue to play Sweeney every day. Otherwise there is no reason to call him up and not someone else.

TheOldRoman
04-28-2007, 11:41 PM
Eduardo Perez was released...Yes, but did he sign with another team yet? I look around, and I couldn't find anything that said he had signed on anywhere.
Either way, this guy is a career .260something hitter againts lefties. He might help a little, but he isn't "the answer".

The Dude
04-28-2007, 11:42 PM
I really hope Thome is back ASAP. This sucks.

But I bet Sweeney gets more playing time than BA.

oeo
04-28-2007, 11:42 PM
So they can't sign him?

Well you were asking why the 'experiment' isn't starting...there's no 'experiment' if he has no ties to the organization.

I don't know about that, anyway. The guy couldn't stay healthy in Spring Training...and if he's only going to get extensive playing time over the next couple of weeks, I don't know that he would sign here again. He'd be a nice bat to have off the bench, if he can stay healthy, but I think that's what scared the Sox away in the first place.

oeo
04-28-2007, 11:47 PM
Yes, but did he sign with another team yet? I look around, and I couldn't find anything that said he had signed on anywhere.
Either way, this guy is a career .260something hitter againts lefties. He might help a little, but he isn't "the answer".

I don't know what some of you are expecting. We don't have season-ending injuries, here. I don't want to bring in someone like Jacque Jones.

What "answers" are you looking for? I think the one thing we can do is hope that we can fight through these injuries, and hope they stay healthy when they come back. If Pods is a liability after he comes back, then I think Kenny should go out and get someone.

Right now we have to do what good teams do, and that's overcome injuries. Maybe as Sox fans we're not accustomed to key injuries since we haven't had any since 2004, but we have to overcome it with what we have, IMO, and not panic and trade for a Jacque Jones.

DrCrawdad
04-28-2007, 11:47 PM
Any chance we'll see a new version of Guillen's goofy lineup with these key parts...

LF Ozuna
CF Erstad
RF Mackowiak
1B Konerko
DH Sweeney

I'm still wondering what Guillen was thinking with his best (and if not the best then one of his top) outfielder DHing.

balke
04-28-2007, 11:48 PM
Player News from Scouts Inc.'s Briefing Room:
Apr. 28 : Manager Ozzie Guillen acknowledged Friday that he and general manager Ken Williams have discussed whether Anderson, limited to a reserve outfielder role, might be better served going to Triple-A Charlotte, where he can play regularly and get at-bats, reports the Chicago Sun Times.


At least they'll be doing something with Anderson. Good luck to Sweeney.

balke
04-28-2007, 11:56 PM
I don't know what some of you are expecting. We don't have season-ending injuries, here. I don't want to bring in someone like Jacque Jones.

What "answers" are you looking for? I think the one thing we can do is hope that we can fight through these injuries, and hope they stay healthy when they come back. If Pods is a liability after he comes back, then I think Kenny should go out and get someone.

Right now we have to do what good teams do, and that's overcome injuries. Maybe as Sox fans we're not accustomed to key injuries since we haven't had any since 2004, but we have to overcome it with what we have, IMO, and not panic and trade for a Jacque Jones.

Its obviously a direction the Sox have thought about going in, he was invited to ST for a reason. I personally like the idea of using the guys we've got in the meantime, I'm just surprised a little they didn't use this as an opportunity to get a guy who can hit lefties on the bench. They weren't using Anderson this whole time. Soon Pods will be back and there'll be less need for Sweeney/Anderson. There's room for his bat.

I'm not terribly optimistic that these players are coming back on time right now. Could be a rough couple of weeks hitting wise. That's what pitching is for though, we'll be fine.

oeo
04-29-2007, 12:00 AM
Its obviously a direction the Sox have thought about going in, he was invited to ST for a reason.

I agree, I was talking about TheOldRoman saying that he is not the, "answer." Well, what answers is he looking for? We can't panic and go after a Carl Crawford or Ichiro, or whatever, right now.

But, at the same time, like I said before, I think Perez scared the Sox away with his inability to stay healthy in Spring Training. If he could have stayed healthy, I'm sure we would have saw him with the team instead of Anderson.

TheOldRoman
04-29-2007, 12:02 AM
I don't know what some of you are expecting. We don't have season-ending injuries, here. I don't want to bring in someone like Jacque Jones.

What "answers" are you looking for? I think the one thing we can do is hope that we can fight through these injuries, and hope they stay healthy when they come back. If Pods is a liability after he comes back, then I think Kenny should go out and get someone.

Right now we have to do what good teams do, and that's overcome injuries. Maybe as Sox fans we're not accustomed to key injuries since we haven't had any since 2004, but we have to overcome it with what we have, IMO, and not panic and trade for a Jacque Jones.
Let me clarify. Any time we have a poor offensive game, especially facing lefties, people scream that we should have kept Perez. They think that adding his .260 bat against lefties will make us score 8 runs a game. They think he is the answer in that adding him would have given this team many more wins. I was merely saying that he wouldn't set the world on fire.

oeo
04-29-2007, 12:03 AM
Let me clarify. Any time we have a poor offensive game, especially facing lefties, people scream that we should have kept Perez. They think that adding his .260 bat against lefties will make us score 8 runs a game. They think he is the answer in that adding him would have given this team many more wins. I was merely saying that he wouldn't set the world on fire.

Alright, agreed, then. But as a replacement for Thome in the time being? I think he's an answer to that problem; the only question is whether he can stay healthy.

thomas35forever
04-29-2007, 12:17 AM
There goes our offense.

Seriously though, who thinks Sweeney could take Anderson's spot on the roster.

balke
04-29-2007, 12:21 AM
There goes our offense.

Seriously though, who thinks Sweeney could take Anderson's spot on the roster.


So far Anderson's spot has been on the bench watching everyone else play baseball. 12 AB's so far? I think I could take his spot right now. I think whoever is in that spot between the two they'll have similar #'s. At least if Anderson gets replaced, he'll get some playing time in the minors.

JB98
04-29-2007, 12:29 AM
Prediction: Come July, the Sox will have to go outside the organization for some outfield help.

JB98
04-29-2007, 12:30 AM
So far Anderson's spot has been on the bench watching everyone else play baseball. 12 AB's so far? I think I could take his spot right now. I think whoever is in that spot between the two they'll have similar #'s. At least if Anderson gets replaced, he'll get some playing time in the minors.

Anderson has made 19 plate appearances. He is 2-for-17 with two walks.

balke
04-29-2007, 12:46 AM
Anderson has made 19 plate appearances. He is 2-for-17 with two walks.



I should've checked. I think I checked his stats last game while he was DH'ing and they weren't updated yet, so it was 13 AB's anyway. He's actually had a couple good swings that didn't fall into play, but lately its been a string of bad at-bats. Without consistant playing time, he'll never find a rhythm.

At least Sweeney can start with a semi-clean plate and be given more of a shot to get some at-bats.

WhiteSoxFan84
04-29-2007, 04:12 AM
Is Jose Canseco still a free agent? :D:

Grzegorz
04-29-2007, 04:59 AM
Prediction: Come July, the Sox will have to go outside the organization for some outfield help.

If the Chicago White Sox go outside the organization for some outfield help at the expense of the bullpen that would be a shame.

Frater Perdurabo
04-29-2007, 07:05 AM
Is Carl Everett available?

DrCrawdad
04-29-2007, 08:31 AM
Is Carl Everett available?

Do not tempt Kenny!

Vernam
04-29-2007, 09:13 AM
Seriously though, who thinks Sweeney could take Anderson's spot on the roster.Everyone.


Prediction: Come July, the Sox will have to go outside the organization for some outfield help.I agree, though hopefully we'll be proven wrong. Mid-season acquisitions are almost always over-priced and over-rated. Unless it's Ichiro, for whom no price or praise could be too much . . .

People tend to speculate too much, IMO, about the tension between OG and KW over Anderson. But I do think there's a bit of a struggle going on. At least judging by his public comments, KW seems less convinced than OG is about Anderson's unworthiness. KW's comment about OG's needing to improve as a developer of young talent was, on one level, a defense of BA -- maybe even implicit criticism over how OG has handled him. Now, by bringing Sweeney up, OG's hand may be forced regarding the young talent. IOW, is OG prepared to insist there's literally no position player in the farm system who can help the team even for a short period of very limited expectations (adequate defense, something more than a .218 batting average)? I think it's interesting that they've committed to giving Sweeney the ABs that Anderson never got this year.

Or maybe it's just that we literally have no other option. But I wouldn't envy KW trying to make a mid-season acquisition by dangling a bunch of prospects who our manager is more or less on record as believing aren't world beaters.

Vernam

mrfourni
04-29-2007, 09:14 AM
Is Carl Everett available?

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I can play outfield.

balke
04-29-2007, 09:16 AM
Overall I think we are okay in the outfield when healthy. We have the best RFer in baseball, a good stolen base threat in LF, and Erstad has provided a small spark in CF.

If they get a great offer for Andruw Jones, awesome... but I don't know what the Sox could really get that's better than Erstad right now (if he's healthy and playing like this come June). And by "like this" I mean how he's done in the leadoff spot.

We could be in a situation now that we have 2 leadoff guys and excess relief pitching, so I guess a power LFer wouldn't be totally out of the question. What's CLee up to? I'd really like to see Anderson or Sweeney just pull around and give us 20+ hr, .280, and if possible 25+ 2B. It would save us a lot of trouble of dealing with trades.

viagracat
04-29-2007, 09:23 AM
So far Anderson's spot has been on the bench watching everyone else play baseball. 12 AB's so far? I think I could take his spot right now. I think whoever is in that spot between the two they'll have similar #'s. At least if Anderson gets replaced, he'll get some playing time in the minors.

I agree. I've never totally been sold on Anderson and have said so in the past, but it's not right for him to be on the bench as much as he's been. I absolutely think he needs to play every day. I think he will be a good--maybe great--player, but he needs to develop and won't do that on the pine. Right now it appears that he needs to go back to the minors and get that seasoning and experience, and come back in September.

PaleHoseGeorge
04-29-2007, 09:39 AM
I've never totally been sold on Anderson and have said so in the past, but it's not right for him to be on the bench as much as he's been. I absolutely think he needs to play every day.

I'm wondering how many of the 24th (25th?) men on their team's roster get to play everyday? Not many I suspect...

I do know one thing about 24th (25th) men. Every single one of them is infinitely replaceable. Value-wise, they're just one notch above a bag of white baseballs.

Even Willie Harris was good for pinch-hitting duty. Brian Anderson can't even do that. Or is the real problem that he won't do it? Or he believes he is being treated unfairly being told to do it?

Very replaceable indeed...

viagracat
04-29-2007, 09:49 AM
I'm wondering how many of the 24th (25th?) men on their team's roster get to play everyday? Not many I suspect...

I do know one thing about 24th (25th) men. Every single one of them is infinitely replaceable. Value-wise, they're just one notch above a bag of white baseballs.

Even Willie Harris was good for pinch-hitting duty. Brian Anderson can't even do that. Or is the real problem that he won't do it? Or he believes he is being treated unfairly being told to do it?

Very replaceable indeed...

I know there have been rumors about the relationship between Anderson and Ozzie for awhile, and it's possible that's coming into play again. As long as Guillen is the manager, BA has to do things Ozzie's way. Maybe he's been slow to learn the lesson.

It's true that the 24th/25th guy won't get a lot of playing time (think Gload last year), but I think BA has the potential to develop into a better-than-average player, and it sure seems the only way he'll get there is to play every day. Whether it's here or in Charlotte, it has to happen.

Or maybe I've just fallen for all the Anderson hype on this site.

Hey, is it time to start another Rowand thread? :tongue:

FedEx227
04-29-2007, 11:03 AM
Overall I think we are okay in the outfield when healthy. We have the best RFer in baseball, a good stolen base threat in LF, and Erstad has provided a small spark in CF.


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"Your what hurts?"

A. Cavatica
04-29-2007, 11:03 AM
Any chance we'll see a new version of Guillen's goofy lineup with these key parts...

LF Ozuna
CF Erstad
RF Mackowiak
1B Konerko
DH Sweeney


No. Sweeney can play right. That frees up Ozzie to DH Erstad, play Ozuna in center, and Mackowiak in left.

FedEx227
04-29-2007, 11:05 AM
No. Sweeney can play right. That frees up Ozzie to DH Erstad, play Ozuna in center, and Mackowiak in left.

::shiver::

Tragg
04-29-2007, 11:23 AM
I'm wondering how many of the 24th (25th?) men on their team's roster get to play everyday? Not many I suspect...

I do know one thing about 24th (25th) men. Every single one of them is infinitely replaceable. Value-wise, they're just one notch above a bag of white baseballs.

Even Willie Harris was good for pinch-hitting duty. Brian Anderson can't even do that. Or is the real problem that he won't do it? Or he believes he is being treated unfairly being told to do it?

Very replaceable indeed...


Lastings Millege is the Mets' 25th man - he has no value? We could put our 2007 1RD draft choice on the team immediately after drafting him, and he'd be the 25th man - would that make him expendable? We could bring up any of our minor league young pitchers and they'd be the last man - would they be expendable? Is Ryan Sweeney, our new 24th or 25th man, now immediately expendable?

If Anderson were a 30 year old veteran he'd be expendable;

russ99
04-29-2007, 12:05 PM
Good luck to Ryan Sweeney, I hope he does well.

Something tells me that Kenny's going to wait a week or two to see how Thome, Podesdnik and Hall's injuries progress, and if they are taking longer to get healthy he'll swing a deal to get an outfielder.

Maybe Kenny can get some value for Anderson (since he's not going to get a fair shake here) as he did with Borchard last year and not give up one of our top pitching prospects.

DickAllen72
04-29-2007, 12:10 PM
FYI Sweeney is starting in LF today.

balke
04-29-2007, 12:21 PM
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/mlb/profiles/players/65x90/5737.jpg
"Your what hurts?"

Dye had a better season last season, w/ about 70 less AB's. I'll make it more simple and say one of the best RFers in baseball. Bottomline is we have a stud in RF.

Our problem while Thome is out is DH more than anything. Ozuna could hopefully help us there.

Lip Man 1
04-29-2007, 12:33 PM
To the person who mentioned Carl Everett...he is playing for an independent team so yes he is available to any major league club.

Lip

UserNameBlank
04-29-2007, 01:01 PM
Lastings Millege is the Mets' 25th man - he has no value? We could put our 2007 1RD draft choice on the team immediately after drafting him, and he'd be the 25th man - would that make him expendable? We could bring up any of our minor league young pitchers and they'd be the last man - would they be expendable? Is Ryan Sweeney, our new 24th or 25th man, now immediately expendable?

If Anderson were a 30 year old veteran he'd be expendable;
Great post.

Willie Harris at first was a talented prospect with potential who turned into an expendable 25th man. Brian's 400+ AB's coming mostly last year when the Sox admitted he wasn't ready have not been enough to turn him into a career bench player.

UserNameBlank
04-29-2007, 01:01 PM
To the person who mentioned Carl Everett...he is playing for an independent team so yes he is available to any major league club.

Lip
KW won't pick up Everett if he can't trade for him first.

kitekrazy
04-29-2007, 01:11 PM
KW won't pick up Everett if he can't trade for him first.

Also have to throw in the Alomar brothers for Kenny to pull the trigger.

slobes
04-29-2007, 02:16 PM
Let's just hope that Thome comes back 100% after his stint on the DL--it sucks looking at the lineup and seeing guys that can't hit (BA, Cintron) as our DH.

DickAllen72
04-29-2007, 04:04 PM
To the person who mentioned Carl Everett...he is playing for an independent team so yes he is available to any major league club.

Lip
Maybe he can take Anderson's spot now that he's gone! :wink:

MDF3530
04-29-2007, 04:30 PM
Did anyone hear David Shuster (sp?) refer to him as "Mike Sweeney" during one of the updates?

DrCrawdad
04-29-2007, 05:31 PM
Did anyone hear David Shuster (sp?) refer to him as "Mike Sweeney" during one of the updates?

DJ referred to him as "Mike" Sweeney when Ryan Sweeney made the diving catch.

Vernam
04-29-2007, 07:42 PM
Willie Harris at first was a talented prospect with potential who turned into an expendable 25th man. Brian's 400+ AB's coming mostly last year when the Sox admitted he wasn't ready have not been enough to turn him into a career bench player.Anderson and Harris have a lot in common. Each was unduly impressed with his own talent and thought he could hang in the big leagues without doing the little things that prospects in say, Minnesota's organization routinely do. Bunt, hit behind runners, and most of all HAVE GOOD AT BATS. I would be hard-pressed to identify a pair of young players who gave away such a high percentage of at bats as those two did in their first few hundred plate appearances. It's one thing to be a little over-matched when facing big league pitching. But complete cluelessness is not an option, especially when you're on a contending ball club.

Whether Ozzie could have nurtured either of them a bit more is certainly open to debate. But, IMO, whether he should have is not debatable. I think they both got more time than they deserved.

Now Sweeney's on the clock. Hopefully, he won't have the same entitlement mentality that too many Sox rookies have shown. If he bats .218, at least he'd better put down some decent sac bunts and not wave at pitches out of the strike zone. He already looks pretty composed at the plate, but we'll see . . .

Vernam

PaleHoseGeorge
04-29-2007, 09:41 PM
Lastings Millege is the Mets' 25th man - he has no value? We could put our 2007 1RD draft choice on the team immediately after drafting him, and he'd be the 25th man - would that make him expendable? We could bring up any of our minor league young pitchers and they'd be the last man - would they be expendable? Is Ryan Sweeney, our new 24th or 25th man, now immediately expendable?

If Anderson were a 30 year old veteran he'd be expendable;

If any of these players are any good, they aren't 25th men. Brian Anderson was a 25th man. As of 4 pm this afternoon, he is now a 26th man.

Sheesh... some people have trouble grasping the concept...

Madscout
04-30-2007, 08:26 AM
If any of these players are any good, they aren't 25th men. Brian Anderson was a 25th man. As of 4 pm this afternoon, he is now a 26th man.

Sheesh... some people have trouble grasping the concept...

A 25th man who was a 1st round draft pick. Taking a guy that has problems with rhythm and putting him in situations where you don't expect him to suceed, and then *****ing at him when he doesn't is horse ****. Why a DH when he is the best OF defensively on the team? Why that last at bat? Why why why? He is in a good place in AAA where he can find himself. Watch him come back and win a job.

PaleHoseGeorge
04-30-2007, 06:08 PM
A 25th man who was a 1st round draft pick. ...

Joe Borchard. #1 pick with a (then) record $5 million signing bonus

Thanks for playing.

NEXT!!!

Tragg
04-30-2007, 07:24 PM
If any of these players are any good, they aren't 25th men. Brian Anderson was a 25th man. As of 4 pm this afternoon, he is now a 26th man.

Sheesh... some people have trouble grasping the concept...
So now Sweeney, our new 25th man, is expendable and not worth as much as, say Cintron?
With all due respect, that's absurd.

Borchard had a lot longer opportunity and we finally gave up on him. YOu may have given up on Anderson, but I guess that's what the debate is all about - some of us are more patient.

balke
05-01-2007, 08:19 AM
Joe Borchard. #1 pick with a (then) record $5 million signing bonus

Thanks for playing.

NEXT!!!

I don't think this guy is Borchard, I think whatever shot he's supposed to get is partially taken away by Borchard.

Borchard had the slowest swing in the majors and was a football player. Anderson was getting himself outs in the few opportunities he got because he was trying to draw walks. He was afraid to swing because the bench had no faith in his abilities. He would get in a lot of 3-1 counts and end up striking out looking mainly because he had to take that second strike, and froze up on the last pitch hoping it would be called for a ball on the outside corner.

Being sent down is the best thing that could happen to him at this point. Hopefully he regains some confidence down there. Confidence was a huge issue for Crede his first couple seasons as well.

RKMeibalane
05-01-2007, 02:52 PM
I don't see why people are discussing Brian Anderson in a thread that's supposed to focus on Ryan Sweeney. Sweeney is here: Anderson is not, and does not figure to be for some time. It's too bad that things haven't worked out with Brian the way most would have expected, but that happens. It's time to move on.

PaleHoseGeorge
05-01-2007, 08:06 PM
I don't see why people are discussing Brian Anderson in a thread that's supposed to focus on Ryan Sweeney. Sweeney is here: Anderson is not, and does not figure to be for some time. It's too bad that things haven't worked out with Brian the way most would have expected, but that happens. It's time to move on.

Here's betting the "Free Anderson" crowd around here would be chopped by two-thirds if they were forced to do their bitching over in Minor Observations (where it belongs, BTW) rather than Sox Clubhouse. They've got no business in this thread. Sweeney is here and Anderson is in Charlotte.

Hijacking a thread about a Sox player IS NOT the way to win friends and influence people.

:cool:

PaleHoseGeorge
05-01-2007, 08:10 PM
So now Sweeney, our new 25th man, is expendable and not worth as much as, say Cintron?
With all due respect, that's absurd.

Borchard had a lot longer opportunity and we finally gave up on him. YOu may have given up on Anderson, but I guess that's what the debate is all about - some of us are more patient.

If Sweeney can pinch hit effectively, he is most definitely not the 25th man. That's the role his predecessor failed at... along with practically every other role he was ever assigned.

Can I start billing you for all these private lessons you keep requesting on how to build a roster? You could at least thank me.

:cool:

balke
05-01-2007, 08:15 PM
If Sweeney can pinch hit effectively, he is most definitely not the 25th man. That's the role his predecessor failed at... along with practically every other role he was ever assigned.

Can I start billing you for all these private lessons you keep requesting on how to build a roster? You could at least thank me.

:cool:

I love how Sweeney already looks so comfortable at the plate, is a successful pinch hitter, a vast upgrade from Anderson, Pods replacement in LF, and a .320 hitter who will be sent down to the minors and not our 25th man, even though he's in reality 0-2 with a gift walk.

UserNameBlank
05-01-2007, 09:07 PM
If Sweeney can pinch hit effectively, he is most definitely not the 25th man. That's the role his predecessor failed at... along with practically every other role he was ever assigned.

Can I start billing you for all these private lessons you keep requesting on how to build a roster? You could at least thank me.

:cool:
Please don't ban me for this, but I think it's kind of funny how you use your Mod Power to not-so-subtly make others feel stupid. I wanna be a mod. People would be scared to disagree with me then.

FarWestChicago
05-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Please don't ban me for this, but I think it's kind of funny how you use your Mod Power to not-so-subtly make others feel stupid.George is doing no such thing. You BA fanboys are doing it to yourselves. All of you, especially Farm, really need to give it up. Your boy is gone. Move on.

Tragg
05-01-2007, 09:31 PM
If Sweeney can pinch hit effectively, he is most definitely not the 25th man. That's the role his predecessor failed at... along with practically every other role he was ever assigned.

Can I start billing you for all these private lessons you keep requesting on how to build a roster? You could at least thank me.

:cool:
No thanks - loading rosters with proven mediocre veterans and discarding young players is a sure recipe to 67 wins - the northside has followed that recipe nicely during the Hendry tenure.

And no telling what we'd have at 3rd right now, had Williams followed that model. There was a lot of bitching about Crede in 2005 - and Garland in 2004 and....

PaleHoseGeorge
05-02-2007, 06:14 PM
No thanks - loading rosters with proven mediocre veterans and discarding young players is a sure recipe to 67 wins ....

That's funny. I thought the Sox sent Anderson to Charlotte. I sure I'm not the only one who remembers guys like Crede and Rowand taking demotions before finally sticking with the parent club to.

I guess some people think the Sox are a developmental roster for other major league clubs. After 88 years of also-ran teams, I can understand the source of their confusion.

:cool: