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Old 05-20-2013, 09:05 PM
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Says there are no plans to do so as of now. Scouts being told to look at players who can help this season at deadline:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...0,467121.story

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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I am just going to hope the number of people who actually believe him is zero
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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Not much else he can say at this stage. Interesting about Beckham at short. Ramirez may be be able to get something in return and of course salary relief.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:32 PM
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Honestly, I don't think it matters what they're going to do. Whether they decide to continue with the current group or to rebuild, they will find a way to screw it up.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:15 PM
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It appears the Sox' current thought process is "if we pretend to care maybe the fans will too"
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:21 AM
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Beckham at Short..hmmm. TCM on his way out? Would not break my heart if they trade him, never a big fan of his.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:08 AM
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Beckham at Short..hmmm. TCM on his way out? Would not break my heart if they trade him, never a big fan of his.

It would me. I don't think that Beckham has the arm for SS (he certainly may have the range), and I absolutely LOVE the growth that Ramirez has shown as a MLB SS over his tenure here with the Sox. I remember when he was at 2B his first year here that I thought he was going to be a great SS...and then his first year he fell flat on his face and was horrible in the field...and then the year after proceeded to have a Gold Glove-caliber season (damn you, Derek Jeter).

I won't lie and say that he's the best SS in the league, but I still think that he's one of the best in the field. So far this year he's been solid, even with a rotating 2B. When Beckham comes back, I expect him to return to being a top 3 SS.

I think it would be a mistake to let him go or to trade him.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:14 AM
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Beckham at Short..hmmm. TCM on his way out? Would not break my heart if they trade him, never a big fan of his.
My only problem with Alexei has always been that he would shy away from holding his ground at 2nd when the runner was coming in hard .. i think it would be a mistake to get rid of him unless you had a great prospect waiting to come up to fill his place .. i think Beckham could play short but not as good as Ramirez .. Gordon is so good at 2nd, that i'd not like to see him move .. also, not a lot of fans around baseball know who Alexei Ramirez is, but the scouts sure do..
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:44 PM
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Beckham at Short..hmmm. TCM on his way out? Would not break my heart if they trade him, never a big fan of his.
Neither - we need a backup shortstop. If Beckham can do that, it allows us to keep Keppinger and Gillespie (neither of whom can play short) on the roster. So Beckham can shift to short to give Alexei a day off.

As for rebuilding, our starting pitching will likely keep us within 5 or 6 games most of the way. I'm okay with low-cost addition.
And our 2 sellable players, Peavy and Rios, will be sellable this time next year (at a lower price, however).
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:56 AM
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Honestly, I don't think it matters what they're going to do. Whether they decide to continue with the current group or to rebuild, they will find a way to screw it up.
That says it all right there.
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That says it all right there.
Yup, and I sadly couldn't agree more.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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It is sad, but would anyone not trade places with the Cubs right now? Atleast having a highly regarded Farm system makes the rebuild stomachable. The Sox are basically stuck in baseball hell, absolutely terrible, pathetic MLB roster and an equally pathetic farm system.

Selling makes no sense this early because why sell the couple of guys who might have any value... No one is taking Dunn unless he KEEPS hitting, no one is going to give much for PK at his age, Maybe Rios attracts some offers, no one wants Beckham, its just a bad team, probably a sub 80 win team...
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It is sad, but would anyone not trade places with the Cubs right now? Atleast having a highly regarded Farm system makes the rebuild stomachable. The Sox are basically stuck in baseball hell, absolutely terrible, pathetic MLB roster and an equally pathetic farm system.
Honestly no, because for all the hype of their young players like Starlin, Rizzo, Soler, etc. they have not yet been able to prove they can identify or develop pitching. The Sox, for all their woes, do seem to at least be able to cultivate arms; who would have thought that as we enter the last week of May that Hector, Quintana, and Axelrod would have pitched well enough to justify a SP spot when Danks returns. For all the flash and sizzle the Cubs rebuild gets, they still have not proven they can find any solution to their organization's serious lack of quality pitchers.

That said, neither team is in a real good place right now. But I don't, at all, think it is a given that in say, 2016, 2017, or 2018 the Cubs will DEFINITELY be a better team than the Sox as the organizations are cosnstucted right now.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:26 AM
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It is sad, but would anyone not trade places with the Cubs right now? Atleast having a highly regarded Farm system makes the rebuild stomachable. The Sox are basically stuck in baseball hell, absolutely terrible, pathetic MLB roster and an equally pathetic farm system.
I'm with Doub; I don't get the assertion that rebuilding with a bunch of young players automatically guarantees a playoff appearance three, four years down the road.

Calling the White Sox MLB roster terrible, pathetic when they are 4.5 games behind Detroit in late May is a bit premature. Get back to me in July.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:14 AM
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The Sox really need some pop in their bats. Dunn, Keppinger, Flowers etc..........are not an easy sight to watch.
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