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Old 10-30-2012, 05:48 PM
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This is a nice surprise. Didn't think he'd be back, but I'm glad he is. Keep doing your thing, Jake!
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:49 PM
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Jake said often enough times that he wanted to stay in Chicago and appreciated the help the Sox gave him over the past few years health-wise.

I also can't argue with Floyd. He's OK to help the back end given that he's right handed, eats innings, and you just don't know about Danks until he actually gets on the mound and proves it.

So the rotation looks like:

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Floyd
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? (Quintana / Santiago / ??? Myers maybe if he will come back on a lesser deal)

Now go out and get some hitters.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:53 PM
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This and the excercising of Floyd's option is interesting. With the FA market at 3B and C, this gives them some flexibility with a deep staff and the ability to explore trades with guys like Quintana, Santiago, Leesman, Rodriguez and/or Floyd.

Welcome back Jake, and thanks for taking a bit of a discount (at least in years)!
I've never understood the rationale about trying to trade all the cheap guys who don't cost you anything and have upside.

Besides, with Floyd and Peavy signed, and the Sox already indicating that nine figures is the budget, they will need to jettison some of the bigger contracts to trade to fill 3B and other positions. It will be interesting to see what Hahn does with his first big trades.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:56 PM
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Nice first major move to kick off the Hahn era. Something tells me that the Sox' mindset with Hahn will not be all that different from their mindset with KW.

Let's see what Hahn has up his sleeve regarding AJ and the 3B situation.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:03 PM
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Great news, did not expect him to stay but Peavy is a standup guy and probably figured he owed the Sox after being hurt for his first 3 years. If Danks comes back strong our pitching looks solid for 2013.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:06 PM
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Jake said often enough times that he wanted to stay in Chicago and appreciated the help the Sox gave him over the past few years health-wise.

I also can't argue with Floyd. He's OK to help the back end given that he's right handed, eats innings, and you just don't know about Danks until he actually gets on the mound and proves it.

So the rotation looks like:

Sale
Peavy
Floyd
Danks
? (Quintana / Santiago / ??? Myers maybe if he will come back on a lesser deal)

Now go out and get some hitters.

Lip
Yes, and Jake often stated that he felt bad for not doing enough and that he wanted to be the pitcher that Kenny traded for. IMO, He's being loyal to KW and the Sox organization here by not testing the market and accepting a two year deal.

We also have plenty of solid young bullpen arms, especially if Santiago ends up in the pen. Time to deal Thornton.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:09 PM
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Welcome back, Jake! Hopefully next year you get more run support. I'm excited about the starting rotation next year.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:11 PM
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Great news! My wish from the '4 left handers in the rotation' thread has been granted. Now Quintana, Santiago, Leesman, Rodriquez, and anyone else they want to try can battle to the death, gladiator style, for the fifth spot. Much better than needing two of them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:13 PM
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This is a great move. Since it's a two year deal it doesn't handcuff us financially for years to come and if we tank and he is serviceable odds are SOMEONE will take a chance on him. Our rotation also looks pretty solid (barring injury). The White Sox need to start getting younger but there is no one on the farm that we can use right now, so I suppose it makes sense to continue a sort of holding pattern right now. Hopefully we can re-sign AJ as well.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:14 PM
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Great news, good to hear. Guy pitched very well for 3/4s of the season or so. His record shows that he got some of the worst run support I've seen of any White Sox pitcher outside of Danks.

Now we wait to see what happens with Pierzynski.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:15 PM
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I've never understood the rationale about trying to trade all the cheap guys who don't cost you anything and have upside.

Besides, with Floyd and Peavy signed, and the Sox already indicating that nine figures is the budget, they will need to jettison some of the bigger contracts to trade to fill 3B and other positions. It will be interesting to see what Hahn does with his first big trades.
I'm not saying that I agree with it, but it's what they've done in the past. I'm actually hoping they attempt to trade young cheap talent for young cheap talent. This is more my thought process since good fits just don't exist on the FA market at 3B and C.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:18 PM
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Love this but hope there is a solid insurance policy in case he gets injured. I read somewhere that 50% of Victor Martinez's 2012 salary was covered by insurance which helped convince ownership to sign Fielder. I would hope we would be able to get something close to that just in case (knock on wood).
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:29 PM
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https://twitter.com/scottmerkin/stat...21764695097344

I might be reading too far into it, but that sounds like code for "Danks isn't recovering the way we thought"
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:30 PM
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Awesome, Sox didn't waste any time. Glad to have Jakemeister back for two more years.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:31 PM
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https://twitter.com/scottmerkin/stat...21764695097344

I might be reading too far into it, but that sounds like code for "Danks isn't recovering the way we thought"
On the other hand...

https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN
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All of this #WhiteSox news arrives two days before John Danks is set to start throwing again. Been told he's healthy and on track.
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