Monday, August 10, 2009

Rios + Peavy = White Sox

First of all, I would like to say hello to all three readers since I am new here. So, Hello. Second, I would like to discuss the White Sox and their tremendous 11 day span. 11 days ago the White Sox added Cy Young award winning pitcher Jake Peavy. In my opinion, the White Sox fleeced the Padres. The Sox gave up Clayton Richard, a number three is the best he can hope to be in his career, Aaron Poreda, a pitcher with a great first pitch and absolutely nothing else. Adam Russell, Charolette's bullpen may suffer a bit without his presence for the next few years, and Dexter Carter, actually the most talented of the group but still hasn't even seen the big leagues. So, we got Peavy for a handful of replaceable players.

Today, it became official: The White Sox added Alex Rios for absolutely nothing. Last year the Blue Jays said they would trade him for Matt Cain straight up, but anything more and the Jays wouldn't make that trade. This year, they literally give him away. Why? Because his contract is mildly expensive and apparently the Blue Jays are hoping to become the Pirates of the AL.

So, lets sum this up: The White Sox get Alex Rios, two time all-star a good defensive CF, and Jake Peavy, a cy young award winner, for Clayton Richard, Aaron Poreda, Dexter Jackson, and Adam Russell. Basically, the Sox got two all-stars for one MLB ready player and three question marks. Awesome!

1 comment:

  1. I think it's possible that all our readers may now also be writers! Not that that's a bad thing. Nice work Ryan. I actually think Poreda could be a good reliever one day, but not for us.

    My big question with these deals is how much money we now owe Peavy and Rios. They're great talents, but I think it's the end of the road for Contreras, Dye, and maybe even Pauly (dare i say it?) on the South Side. Just not enough money to go around.