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Old 03-27-2011, 12:21 PM
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Default 2011 Minor League Catch-All

This forum needs an all-purpose thread for minor league notes that don't really need their own thread. Please use this thread as such. Transactions, injuries, scouting blurbs, hot streaks, slumps, etc are all fair game.


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Old 03-27-2011, 12:22 PM
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To start us off, CJ Retherford was released.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:26 PM
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To start us off, CJ Retherford was released.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:34 PM
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Edit: regarding Dexter Carter...missed thread below.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:59 AM
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Sox deal minor league OF john shelby jr. to TB for future considerations
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:12 PM
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Jared Mitchell will start at Winston-Salem, and Trayce Thompson is back to Kannapolis.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,7062228.story
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:26 PM
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I figured someone had to go. Seems like a log jam in the OF between the Knights and Barons. With Shelby and Watson gone, it clears things up.

I wish Ward would get released. I don't see how he can help at all. Gallagher and Marrero should be moving up after decent years in Birmingham, not blocked by Ward.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:00 PM
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Supposedly the Dash roster is set, though there is still plenty of time for changes.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...=true&sid=t580

Mitchell, Wilkins, Rienzo, and Santos Rodriguez are probably the only names that are worth following. Colligan and Jose Martinez are kind of interesting too I guess.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:18 AM
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Jerry Krause has left his position as international scouting director to join the D-Backs. Had the position for less than a year. Lolz.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/...s-for-arizona/


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International talent? Who needs it.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:25 AM
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Jerry Krause has left his position as international scouting director to join the D-Backs. Had the position for less than a year. Lolz.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/...s-for-arizona/




International talent? Who needs it.
To be fair, the few international signings the SOX have made have been very good. They don't appear to feel the need to fill the minors with a bunch of international guys...but Alexei was an international signing, and he is now one of the best SS the AL, if not the best. Viciedo has proven he can hit MLB pitching, and with a better eye, he could be a monster. They did pay him quite a bit though.

I agree that it would be nice if they would at least sign some guys here and there, but the SOX have gone "all in" with the few signings they have made.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:46 AM
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To be fair, the few international signings the SOX have made have been very good. They don't appear to feel the need to fill the minors with a bunch of international guys...but Alexei was an international signing, and he is now one of the best SS the AL, if not the best. Viciedo has proven he can hit MLB pitching, and with a better eye, he could be a monster. They did pay him quite a bit though.

I agree that it would be nice if they would at least sign some guys here and there, but the SOX have gone "all in" with the few signings they have made.
Rationalization. It really doesn't matter that they've hit on a whole two Cuban signings. Completely neglecting almost the entirety of the international talent available to them is inexcusable. An organization with the resources that the Sox have shouldn't get a pass in this area. The same goes for the draft and player development. It needs to be fixed.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:52 PM
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Rationalization. It really doesn't matter that they've hit on a whole two Cuban signings. Completely neglecting almost the entirety of the international talent available to them is inexcusable. An organization with the resources that the Sox have shouldn't get a pass in this area. The same goes for the draft and player development. It needs to be fixed.
I don't disagree with you. But, you could flip the coin and say rationalization the other way as well. I'd rather have a 130M MLB payroll than have a 90M payroll and the minors filled with a bunch of expensive international prospects.

But, I am not disagreeing with you. Neglecting a good portion of the world's baseball talent does not seem like a brilliant business plan.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:18 PM
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Dirty, what the that White Sox minor league website again? The name is escaping me.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:59 PM
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Kanny's official roster is now posted:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...=true&sid=t487

Probably the most interesting minor league team that the Sox will field this year.

I'll be paying attention to Petricka, Reed, Buch, Heidenreich, Blanke, and Trayce Thompson. There are a few others that might surprise (Silverio, Wilson, Arroyo) but I'm not counting on it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:53 PM
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Completely neglecting almost the entirety of the international talent available to them is inexcusable
That's pure hyperbole. Let's not go overboard with wild statements like this, okay?

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The same goes for the draft and player development. It needs to be fixed.
The draft has been successful as of late. What needs to be fixed in terms of player development?
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