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Old 08-12-2013, 12:55 PM
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Default Leury Garcia is the PTBNL from Texas

The player to be named later in a deal that sent Alex Rios to Texas on Friday, Garcia, 22, has been assigned to Triple-A Charlotte.

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox-...-sox-rios-deal

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White Sox are going to give Leury Garcia a little more time in Triple-A. Sounds like certainty he'd be up by Sept. 1, before if needed.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:44 PM
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Seems like a fair deal for both sides. I read Leury has a long swing, but I like his upside and versatility. He's still young, too. It's just good to see this money can now go to better use.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:46 PM
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He is a true 80 with the speed tool. Someone teach this kid to bunt and he might have a career. That kind of speed creates havoc and is contagious. The lack of energy on this team is so noticable, this kid, if he can use that speed, could be a microwave.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:48 PM
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What would be a fair comparison Dee Gordon?
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:00 PM
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I don't think that's all that close a comparison because Gordon doesn't have a strong arm like Garcia does afaik. Plus Dee Gordon can't get on base to save his life (not that Garcia doesn't have his own probs there) and is seriously wafer thin with zero power while Garcia again has a bit of an edge on him there. Also, Leury is a switch hitter while Gordon is just a terrible lefty.

Someone here linked to an article that was comparing him to Chone Figgins.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:08 PM
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What would be a fair comparison Dee Gordon?
Chone Figgins is what I read...a Young Figgins.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:14 PM
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He is a true 80 with the speed tool. Someone teach this kid to bunt and he might have a career. That kind of speed creates havoc and is contagious. The lack of energy on this team is so noticable, this kid, if he can use that speed, could be a microwave.
That play CSN showed of him coming over from a shifted shortstop to scoop a dribbler to 1st base in time for the out is really impressive.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:32 PM
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Poor man's Furcal. I'll take it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:11 PM
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Poor man's Furcal. I'll take it.
Very poor man's Furcal to be totally fair, but he's still a pretty intriguing prospect.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:29 AM
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He's probably good enough right now to play the utility infielder role (which we don't have because we have 2 3rd basemen right now). We also signed Manzella - and while I realize he's probably an organizational minor leaguer, he plays a good defensive SS. I guess my point is, we need to move Alexei because we have guys who can at least defend the position.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:59 AM
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I think the Sox test the market on Alexei this off season and if he's mot moved Garcia next year is the Utility guy next year.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:49 AM
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The Sox need to bring up L. Garcia and give Alexei a rest at shortstop after his three errors tonight. Send down Tekotte as he is not being used at all.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:43 PM
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The Sox need to bring up L. Garcia and give Alexei a rest at shortstop after his three errors tonight. Send down Tekotte as he is not being used at all.

Not a bad idea....even tho Alexei is hitting quite well the last two months(2nd in the AL in hits over that period).
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