Originally Posted by Stroker Ace
And we are talking about replacing Crede.
Many players make the jump from AA to the majors, so a full season in AA plus winter ball plus spring, he could be ready for 2006 if he progresses quickly and has a big year. I certainly am not going to say that it will happen, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.
Again, if Crede has a good year, like I happen to think he will, then you either sign Crede to a 2-3 year deal and move Fields to first to replace Konerko, or you trade Crede.