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Old 12-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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Default White Sox sign LHP Scott Downs

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Old 12-19-2013, 11:46 AM
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I hate the white sox everything they do is stupid why would they sign a pitcher id rather have addison reed and hector santiago why did they do that this is dumb rick hahn sucks
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:58 AM
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Default Sox close to signing lefty Scott Downs

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports:

https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/413708210931916800

Downs will be 38 years old next year but has a solid history as a relief arm in the Majors.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:08 PM
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If he lacking in any skills, Quintana can fix him.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:10 PM
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Uh, OK...

Anyways, it's a done deal, 1 year, $4 M guaranteed with a vesting option for a 2nd year.

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Old 12-19-2013, 12:27 PM
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:29 PM
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Another good move in what has been an impressive off season.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:33 PM
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There's our lefty out of the pen... Nice/solid pickup. I like that the option is related to pitching a normal workload in '13. Also has pitched over 40 appearances and/or innings every year of the last 10, and lefties - with good health - can pretty much pitch as long as they want; his age doesn't really concern me much.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:34 PM
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I like this. We have a better mix of veterans and young guys in the bullpen. Any of these guys can be used in 8th inning spots and Downs might be able to teach some of the young guys something.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:39 PM
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The Hahn-nado continues!

I like it- when Veal is your best LHP out of the bullpen- you're in trouble.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:39 PM
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If this was a straight one-year deal, I would have loved it. The option makes it harder to trade him at the deadline.
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We needed a lefty specialist (and please use him that way, Robin) but boy the price for these players is high.

Is there an inning-eating starter we can sign relatively cheaply?
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:24 PM
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I like that we are least in a position to capitalize should everything go right early in the season for once.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:26 PM
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We needed a lefty specialist (and please use him that way, Robin) but boy the price for these players is high.

Is there an inning-eating starter we can sign relatively cheaply?
Exactly what I was thinking. I thought Chen but with what everyone is getting this year, he wont be cheap.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:39 PM
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Get a catcher, and I'm ready to go. Another starter and an upgrade at 2nd would be nice, but the biggest holes at least have potential fillers now.
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