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Sockinchisox
01-12-2008, 05:10 PM
For MiLB pitcher, Joey Devine.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3193556

SoxNation05
01-12-2008, 05:12 PM
Yea, they had this in Rumor Central on ESPN.

PaleHoser
01-14-2008, 04:13 PM
If Kotsay, a proven center fielder could be had why did we deal for Swisher, a corner outfielder we're going to try and make a center fielder? Particularly if the A's are going to eat $5M of his contract?

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spawn
01-14-2008, 04:24 PM
If Kotsay, a proven center fielder could be had why did we deal for Swisher, a corner outfielder we're going to try and make a center fielder? Particularly if the A's are going to eat $5M of his contract?

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Oh, I don't know...maybe it's because Swisher is 5 years younger, and because of this has a higher upside than Kotsay. He's also signed to a very reasonable deal through 2011.

mcp5185
01-14-2008, 04:27 PM
If Kotsay, a proven center fielder could be had why did we deal for Swisher, a corner outfielder we're going to try and make a center fielder? Particularly if the A's are going to eat $5M of his contract?

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Kotsay- 32 years old coming off of a .214/.279/.296 year who is signed for one more year, or...

Swisher- 27 years old coming off of a .262/.381/.455 year who is signed for four years at a cheap price with an option for a fifth year. He also has experience if LF, CF, RF, and 1B.

My guess is the White Sox didn't trade for Kotsay because he isn't very good. Kotsay is basically the same player as Darin Erstad, and we all saw how well that worked out.

jabrch
01-14-2008, 04:31 PM
If Kotsay, a proven center fielder could be had why did we deal for Swisher, a corner outfielder we're going to try and make a center fielder? Particularly if the A's are going to eat $5M of his contract?

:?:

Using that logic, Lance Johnson is a proven CF - and he's available. So is McKay Christensen. Want to play some more?

Swisher has the potential to be a .270/.390/.500 guy this year. At his absolute best Kotsay won't match the obp or the power. At his worst, Kotsay won't be better than BA or JO.