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Old 11-15-2005, 03:48 AM
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Default "Stab in the Dark" '06 roster anyone?

I thought it would be funny to see what people come up with now for the '06 roster. Here's mine:

SP: Buehrle, Contreras, Garcia, Garland, McCarthy
RP: El Duque, Hermanson, Cotts, Jenks, Marte, Politte
Starters:
1b-Konerko (signs for 4 year 55 million with option for 5th)
C- AJ (signs 3 year Deal)
2nd Iguchi
3rd - Crede (signs 2 year deal)
SS- Uribe
CF- Rowand
RF-Dye
LF-Pods
DH- Erubiel Durazo (coming off of Tommy John, Signs 1 year 2.5 mil contract)

Bench: Ozuna (SS, 34d, LF), Widger (C), Harris (2nd, SS, CF), Timo (OF), Gload (1st, Rf, LF).

Vizcaino and Borchard will be traded and Willie might not be to far behind.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:50 AM
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El Duque...50-50
Marte...25% chance of return
Hermanson...good chance he will not retire
Konerko...I think those numbers are a little higher than the Sox will go to

Durazo...no
Timo...adios, not for $1 million
Harris...35% chance of return

Borchard will be one of many fighting for time at DH and as the 4th OF if we donīt sign anyone...he would not bring anything back in trade, so we have nothing to lose with bringing him to ST and giving him his final opportunity.
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Old 11-15-2005, 07:34 AM
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:56 AM
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SP- Buehrle, Contreras, McCarthy, Garland, Garcia

RP- Jenks (CL), Cotts, Politte, Vizcaino, Marte, Hermanson

C- Pierzynski
1B- Konerko (5 year 65 mil)
2B- Iguchi
3B- Crede
SS- Uribe
LF- Podsednik
CF- Rowand
RF- Dye
DH- Thomas

Bench- Ozuna, Widger, Borchard, Anderson, Gload

- Most of the money spent will be to lock up Garland, Crede and AJ, long term.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:58 AM
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My try:


SP: Buehrle, Contreras, Garcia, Garland, McCarthy
RP: Hermanson, Cotts, Jenks, Politte, Eyre, Vizcaino
Starters:
1b-Konerko
C- AJ
2B Iguchi
3rd - Crede
SS- Uribe
CF- Pierre
RF-Dye
LF-Pods
DH- Anderson
Bench: Ozuna, Widger, Blum, Timo, Borchard.

Harris will leave. El Duque and Rowand will go in trades and Pierre will arrive in one. Eyre will sign FA (why not sign with the world champs?)
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:04 AM
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BORCHARD CAN"T HIT!!!!! He couldn't even make it in the mexican league last winter. NO BORCHARD!
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:38 AM
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IMO

SP: Buehrle, Contreras, Garcia, Garland, McCarthy
RP: Jenks, Hermanson, Cotts, Politte, Vizcaino, Eyre

IF: Konerko(1B) - Iguchi(2B) - Uribe(SS) - Crede(3B) - AJ(C)
OF: Podsednik(LF) - Rowand(CF) - Dye(RF)
DH: Thome (trade of prospect pitchers/Marte to get Thome down to $10M)

Bench: Blum(IF), Ozuna(IF), Anderson(OF), Borchard(OF), Widger(C)

Payroll: $88M

Unfortunately, while I'd love to get Giles, all signs point towards KW looking at Delgado/Thome/Helton and Giles being focused on STL. That combined with my guess that Thomas' injury will not have enough certainty around it by 12/7 make me think that it's unlikely they'll be able to keep him, unless possibly he's slow-healing enough that he waits it out until May and is willing to come back and share time with Thome/Konerko.

EDIT: If Levineline's right about the Sox & Delgado, then I could see Duque & Marte being moved or Duque/Marte/Rowand being moved for Delgado+cash. Same impact on Frank & Eyre, Anderson starts and they probably bring back Timo.
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:50 AM
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** = new, moved, promoted or off-DL player

SP: Buerhle, Garland, Contreras, Garcia, McCarthy**
RP: Jenks, Politte, Cotts, Vizcaino, Scott Eyre**, Hernandez

C: Pierzinksi
1B: Konerko (not sure what deal, but I think they'll get him)
2B: Iguchi
SS: Uribe
3B: Crede
LF: Owens**
CF: Pods
RF: Dye
DH: Thomas** (or if not healthy, put Thome here)

Bench:
Gload** (1B, DH)
Ozuna (corner OF, 3B)
Harris (2B, SS, CF)
Widger (C)
Anderson** (all OF)

People who will leave and why:
Rowand (traded, probably, to make room for Owens, our speedy prospect who is tearing it up in winter league)
Marte (traded, most likely)
Hermanson (will opt for surgery on back)
Timo Perez (too pricey for underperforming back-up OF)
Everett, Blum (just no room for them)

Other notes:
Scott Eyre, or some lefty reliever, is I think the most likely player we get in the off-season outside our own system. BUT, if Frank is not healthy, that changes things, and we may pick up someone else for that spot. If he is healthy, then he gets spelled by Gload as needed. Likely Frank replacement: Jim Thome. Also, if Pauly leaves, then again, we need a replacement (Thome or maybe someone else). Owens will fill the need Oz has stated for a fast, #2 hitter. Pods move to CF, his old position. El Duque may also, possibly, get traded away.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by NorthSideSox72
** = new, moved, promoted or off-DL player

SP: Buerhle, Garland, Contreras, Garcia, McCarthy**
RP: Jenks, Politte, Cotts, Vizcaino, Scott Eyre**, Hernandez

C: Pierzinksi
1B: Konerko (not sure what deal, but I think they'll get him)
2B: Iguchi
SS: Uribe
3B: Crede
LF: Owens**
CF: Pods
RF: Dye
DH: Thomas** (or if not healthy, put Thome here)

Bench:
Gload** (1B, DH)
Ozuna (corner OF, 3B)
Harris (2B, SS, CF)
Widger (C)
Anderson** (all OF)

People who will leave and why:
Rowand (traded, probably, to make room for Owens, our speedy prospect who is tearing it up in winter league)
Marte (traded, most likely)
Hermanson (will opt for surgery on back)
Timo Perez (too pricey for underperforming back-up OF)
Everett, Blum (just no room for them)

Other notes:
Scott Eyre, or some lefty reliever, is I think the most likely player we get in the off-season outside our own system. BUT, if Frank is not healthy, that changes things, and we may pick up someone else for that spot. If he is healthy, then he gets spelled by Gload as needed. Likely Frank replacement: Jim Thome. Also, if Pauly leaves, then again, we need a replacement (Thome or maybe someone else). Owens will fill the need Oz has stated for a fast, #2 hitter. Pods move to CF, his old position. El Duque may also, possibly, get traded away.
Owens isnīt ready yet. We canīt have Pods in CF, he gets bad jumps and takes incorrect routes and his arm is very suspect. Heīs above average for LF, but a definite minus in CF.

Owens cannot throw well enough to play CF either, and he is very inexperienced as a ballplayer, coming off his football background at UCLA.

I will put it this way...the organization choose to play Chris Young in CF in AA over Owens, and Young doesnīt have a great arm either.

I see Owens more as a 4th OF-bench player than a starter at the major league level...he would bring a little of the Willie Harris-Ozuna element, heīs versatile, can hopefully steal a base when pinch-running....bunt, LH, slaps the ball. Timo Perez with less experience but more potential to fit into small ball down the road.
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:26 PM
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BORCHARD CAN"T HIT!!!!! He couldn't even make it in the mexican league last winter. NO BORCHARD!
Borchard looked like an entirely different hitter last year.
Just watch him this spring.
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:54 PM
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Starters: ($32.25)

Buehrle ($7.75M)
Contreras ($8M)
Garcia ($9M)
Garland (Arb.~$7.5)
McCarthy (?, not much to factor)

Bullpen: ($9.5M)
Jenks (?, couldn't find anything about the new guys)
Politte ($1.2M)
Cotts ($0.3M)
Vizcaino ($1M)
Hermanson ($3M)
Eyre ($4M)

Fielders: ($39M)
C: Pierzinski (Arb.~ $4.5)
1B: Degado ($13.5M)
2B: Iguchi ($2.4M)
3B: Crede (Arb.~ $3.5M)
SS: Uribe ($3.2M)
LF: Podsednik ($1.9M)
CF: Anderson (?, cheap; Rowand and El Duque go for Delgado)
RF: Dye ($5M)
DH: Thomas (filled w/ incentives~$5M)

Bench: ($1.8)

OF: Young (?)
C: Widger ($0.7M)
UTL: Ozuna ($0.3M)
1B: Gload ($0.3M)
INF: Speedy, LH, but not Willie Harris ($0.5M)

Team Salary: ($82.55M)
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Old 11-15-2005, 03:15 PM
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Starters: ($32.25)

Hermanson ($3M)

INF: Speedy, LH, but not Willie Harris ($0.5M)

Team Salary: ($82.55M)
I mostly agree, and even though I had Owens starting, I could easily see Anderson there instead, with Owens on the bench.

My two disagreements are above. First, good luck finding a speedy LH for .5M who can play both middle infield positions who ISN'T Harris. I think he really is the best option there, as he is speedier than Blum who he essentially replaces. Second, I think Hermy is having too many back problems, and won't be back. He'll either take the year to recover from surgery, or be traded, is my guess.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:59 PM
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BORCHARD CAN"T HIT!!!!! He couldn't even make it in the mexican league last winter. NO BORCHARD!
"I believe I led the team with a .417 average"
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:08 PM
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"I believe I led the team with a .417 average"
No. Cliff Politte batted 1.000.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:11 PM
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I WANT FRANK THOMAS ON THE 06 SOX!!! NOTHING ELSE MATTERS

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