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Old 10-06-2013, 10:08 PM
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Then we would know De Aza's trade value.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:31 PM
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I'd be down with that as long as it's a true short-term hometown discount for him to build on.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:46 PM
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Get Choo in the mix then you have yourself an outfield. Viciedo can platoon 1b and DH
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:31 AM
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Adding Granderson, Abreu, and a catcher would go a long way toward improving the team.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:01 AM
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I'd be down with that as long as it's a true short-term hometown discount for him to build on.
He is from Chicago but had grown up hating the White Sox.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:56 AM
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In one of his books Bill Veeck said "that the future is now and five year plans usually lead to new five year plans". If the White Sox are going to sign Granderson, why not sign Robinson Cano. Jose Abreu and Brian McCann also. Adding these 4 players to the 2014 White Sox would put the team back in the Playoffs. According to the Sun Times article the White Sox have only $48 million committed to players for 2014. I've always been good at spending other peoples money so I'm all for signing these players.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:07 AM
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In one of his books Bill Veeck said "that the future is now and five year plans usually lead to new five year plans". If the White Sox are going to sign Granderson, why not sign Robinson Cano. Jose Abreu and Brian McCann also. Adding these 4 players to the 2014 White Sox would put the team back in the Playoffs. According to the Sun Times article the White Sox have only $48 million committed to players for 2014. I've always been good at spending other peoples money so I'm all for signing these players.
Cano wants 305 million. I don't think he'll get that, but he might get close.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:29 AM
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I like Granderson, but it would have to be a hometown discount for me to feel good about it. He'll be 33 when the season starts and he's another high strikeout guy.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:48 AM
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In one of his books Bill Veeck said "that the future is now and five year plans usually lead to new five year plans". If the White Sox are going to sign Granderson, why not sign Robinson Cano. Jose Abreu and Brian McCann also. Adding these 4 players to the 2014 White Sox would put the team back in the Playoffs. According to the Sun Times article the White Sox have only $48 million committed to players for 2014. I've always been good at spending other peoples money so I'm all for signing these players.
The people who complain that the White Sox "don't act like a big market team" are the same people who complain about the large salaries owed to players like Jake Peavy and Adam Dunn. You can't have one without the other, people.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:24 AM
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It's funny how $$ changes all that.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:24 AM
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I realize that people are not talking about replacing Granderson for Dunn straight up.....but:

In 214 AB, Granderson had 49 hits and struck out 69 times this year. That's a 32% strikeout rate. 2012 was about the same 195Ks in 596 ABs.

Our beloved Donkey struck out 189 times in 525 ABs with 115 hits this year for a 36% strikeout rate.

Can we do no better from our veteran left handed bat than a 4% improvement in strikeouts and a 12% increase in BA?
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He is from Chicago but had grown up hating the White Sox.
Is that true?
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:43 AM
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He is from Chicago but had grown up hating the White Sox.
I bet the peoria cub lover felt the same. Now look at him, how money and opportunity changes things.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:17 AM
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He is from Chicago but had grown up hating the White Sox.
Not sure where you got this info. I can't find a single interview or comment online where Granderson commented on any ill will towards the White Sox. The closest thing I could find was an article where he claims that while growing up in Chicago, despite "saturation" of White Sox and Cubs, he never detested the Yankees. It sounds like he was a big Atlanta Braves guy.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct...erson-20101014
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:36 AM
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I bet the peoria cub lover felt the same. Now look at him, how money and opportunity changes things.
As it should for any professional.
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