In Search For An Outfielder – Chicago White Sox


So far, we have identified five outfielders on five teams ripe for picking:

                Atlanta – Reed Johnson
                Arizona – A.J. Pollock
Baltimore – Nolan Reimold
                Boston – Jerry Sands
                Chicago Cubs – Brett Jackson

I spend no time here trying to figure out who to trade them or whether the Mets should just keep checking the waiver wire each day to see if my choice becomes available. All I do here is try to duplicate, for you, what I assume someone (with a VP on his business card) is doing in the Mets office this week.

We now move on to the Chicago White Sox, who currently have seven (7) outfielders on their 40-man:

                Jordan Danks – lefty – pre-ARB – MLB67/67-AB, .224 -
                Alejando De Aza – lefty – ARB-1 – MLB/524-AB, .281 -
                Jared Mitchell – lefty – pre-ARB - #9 prospect – ETA: 2013 -
                Alex Rios – bats right – $13mil/2013 & 2014 – MLB/605-AB, .304, 25-HR -
                Blake Tekotte – lefty – pre-ARB – MLB/49-AB – AAA: .243
                Dayan Viciedo – bats right – pre-ARB – MLB/505-AB, .255, 25-HR -
                Dewayne Wise – lefty - $700K/2013 – MLB/163-AB, .258 –

Prospects on the way:

                #1 Prospect – Trayce Thompson – ETA: 2014 – bats right

The White Sox have three starters in place (De Aza, Rios, Viciedo) and all the pre-season hype is surrounding prospect Mitchell. Forget the other three guys (they’re all lefties)… it’s one of the starters that get bumped, first for Mitchell and then for their next prospect, Trayce Thompson.

Mets target:  Dayan Viciedo – signed as international free agent in 2009… also plays 3B…  will play 2013 as a 24-year old… 25 HR/78-RBI in 2012… 


Reese said...

For those reasons -- 24, inexpensive -- that I doubt Chicago would pull the trigger. However, if they were willing to talk, I'll bet the price is mighty steep. The Mets could ill afford another starting pitcher from the current rotation to leave (forget Niese), so that would leave the also-rans like Mejia, Familia, Gorski, Hefner, McHugh, etc. That wouldn't likely be enough when the guy has already hit 25 HRs at the big league level. Now if it was Flores plus one of those pitchers -- that might do it.

Mack Ade said...

well, he's not going to get enough at bats here unless they DH him

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