White Sox Looking for Speed

After losing in the first round, the White Sox will try to improve their ball club for a run at 2009. The weakest link on this team is speed. The only problem is that there is no place to add it. All positions are locked in except second base (and third base if you don’t think Josh Fields can handle it). The only speedy second baseman available is Brian Roberts. I don’t know if the White Sox have the pieces to get him, though. Maybe Aaron Poreda and Fields would be enough. With not many contenders in need of a second baseman, and with the possibility that the Oriols could get nothing but draft picks when he leaves, they might have to take it. If the Sox can’t grab him, they could trade for Willy Tavares. They had interest in him in a possible Jon Garland trade back in 2006. Where would he play though. If they found a way to trade Paul Konerko I could see it, but that’s a bad contract and he has a no-trade-clause. Coco Crisp could be a trade target, but the Red Sox might want to keep him as insurance for JD Drew and Mike Lowell. David DeJesus is available, but there are the same problems there are with Tavares. If I squint, I could see the Sox trading Jermane Dye. Maybe to a team like the Braves for a ton of prospects. Then they could turn some of the prospects around in a trade for Brian Roberts, and also trade for Willy Tavares and platoon him with Brian Anderson. Nick Swisher would move to right field, replacing Dye. Or, maybe instead they look to trade Gavin Floyd for Brian Roberts and then sign a starter like Derek Lowe to replace him. I could see them in the market for a starter, even if they don’t trade Floyd, and then trade Jose Contreras. Frankly, I have no idea what they will do, but they’ll do something.

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2 comments

  1. chisox125

    What they need to do is get rid of Jr., what a waste of space on the team. Brian Anderson put up some of the highest numbers of anyone in baseball during the ’08 spring training and they dont even put him on the field. Crede went down, Quintin went down, this team was doomed since the beginning.

  2. Joe

    I didn’t like the Griffey trade at the time, but it did work outm OK by inspiriring Konerko to play better and he got a lot of playing time when Quinten went down. The way Anderson hit in 2006, I wasn’t upset by not giving him ABs. They only won the division by one game, and the Sox might miss the playoffs without KGJ.
    All Baseball All The Time

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