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Old 06-17-2013, 06:51 PM
TomBradley72 TomBradley72 is offline
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
A) Who the **** cares what Hawk thinks about... anything, really

B) Most of those players went on to form the core of the 2005 team so, yeah, it does
2005 players drafted under KW leadership-

Joe Crede (1996)
Aaron Rowand (1998)
Mark Buehrle (1998)

KW's one other play off team- 2008:

Joe Crede (1996)
Mark Buehrle (1998)

I'm also not believing any hype on what a great "scout" KW was/is. He "scouted" Todd Ritchie, Billy Koch, Adam Dunn, Nick Swisher- all big duds with the White Sox and everyone one of them showed decline in the year before they came to the Sox (especially 2nd half of the year before they came over) as well as going mulitple seasons thinking Josh Fields, Jerry Owens, Brian Anderson and now Tyler Flowers were the answers to filling voids from departed veterans.

Always grateful for 2005- but he'd never be hired by another team as a GM- he rolled the dice and pulled off some big moves- but never really showed a systematic process for building an organization for the long haul.
Players that are an important part of the rebuild:
Anderson, Fulmer, Giolito, Lopez, Moncada
Players that might be or could have trade value:
Abreu, Bummer, Davidson, Fry, A. Garcia, Jones, Sanchez
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