Originally Posted by Handofdeath
Think about this lineup...
1. Freel CF-I still believe Jr is going to the White Sox
2. Phillips 2B
3. Tejeda SS
4. Dunn LF
5. Encarnacion 3B
6. Aurilia 1B
7. Denorfia RF
8. Ross C
5. White Sox pitcher for Griffey
I'll take my chances with this lineup.
Maybe that would've been the case last year provided your ownership hadn't nixed the deal on the last hour. But this year for the White Sox the last thing we need is more offense i'm pretty sure the sox lead the bigs in both runs, hr and avg, last year we needed a left handed power hitter(griffey) and would've been willing to take on his contract, but now his contract is an albatross around his neck and hes a constant DL worry and we've got Jim Freakin Thome!
Like I said Anderson and McCarthy are the future for the sox and won't be going anywhere. We have depth with our Pitching, and Garland(no trade this year, but might be moved during the off season), Garcia(1 more year left on his contract) or Vazquez(locked up till '09 and the best 4/5th starter in bigs, but has so much more potential and electric "stuff") will be moved to open a spot for McCarthy next year. The only thing the sox need this year is a 6th man out of the pen, and we might not even need it if Hermanson can come back and just give us a career avg year from him(4.21ERA & 1.36WHIP). We Also have Tracey waiting in the wings if Hermanson can't come back and Politte continues to strugle. All Though there has been mention of politte being traded for prospects. In his last outing he looked real good(he featured a change up i'd never seen from him and it was above average) and during his rehab start in AAA alot of clubs including the reds were there to witness it, hes healty but he might have lost confidence.