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Report: Vazquez to White Sox

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:41 am
by Wozzyck
This is from CBS Sportsline:

The World Series champion Chicago White Sox are on the verge of acquiring starting pitcher Javier Vazquez from Arizona for pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, a minor-league outfielder expected to be Chris Young and another pitcher, believed to be a reliever, according to CBS SportsLine.com sources.


http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9094678

Pretty good deal for the White Sox, if true. Young is a nice CF prospect, but it's nice to give up only Hernandez, rather than the rumored Garland. I assume Chicago assumes the whole contract.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:44 am
by HiddenIdentity
Not El Duque! Bad deal. :-t

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:47 am
by brandnew
El Duque, Chris Young, RP? That's a great deal for the Sox. Now the question is, where the hell is Chris Young going to play in that crowded OF

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:48 am
by Pedantic
This is going to do wonders for his home run rate. :*)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:50 am
by Phatferd
This is gonna make Contreas suck again. He needs El Duque to be happy!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:55 am
by RynMan
You would think the Sox would have to eat all of that contract...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:03 am
by Hornsby
Pedantic wrote:This is going to do wonders for his home run rate. :*)


my 1st thought, as well. That place is a launching pad.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:21 am
by Wozzyck
I suppose the White Sox considered Chris Young expendable with Brian Anderson and Jerry Owens in front of him. But it's somewhat peculiar that they would pursue an expensive starting pitcher that isn't markedly better than the ones they already have.

A Vazquez acquisition would have made more sense for a team lacking depth in starting pitching; as it stands the White Sox may have only just upgraded their 5th starter, while sending McCarthy (maybe a better pitcher at this point) assuredly back to the bullpen. It seems that there might have been a better way to use resources.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:22 am
by rooster7
This is a great deal for the Dbacks. Chris Young is an absolute stud. El duque is a nice veteran to have on the staff who will produce nice numbers in the garbage nl west. Vaz back to the Al is bad news for him especially going to the best hr park in the league.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:53 am
by Wozzyck
rooster7 wrote:This is a great deal for the Dbacks. Chris Young is an absolute stud. El duque is a nice veteran to have on the staff who will produce nice numbers in the garbage nl west. Vaz back to the Al is bad news for him especially going to the best hr park in the league.


Yeah, I'm really thinking Young should have gotten them more. (I recant my first impression. :-D ) He put up some fine numbers in AA as a 21-year-old (and he apparently plays very good defense):

.277/.377/.545, 26 HR, 32 SB, 70 BB in 466 AB.