The new guy, Jaryd Wilson, over at The Bard's Room has a few suggestions for the Sox Holiday shopping list:
With the Holiday season in full swing, I thought I would write my inaugural column about what the White Sox need to have on their Holiday shopping list. Here's what should be on the list:My choices would be Richar at 2nd base, Gio/Egbert as starter, and Ryan Sweeney at the outfield (Center). I'd be OK with Mike Cameron at center too. We need a 2B backup though right? Can Tony G do it? BTW, as most of you know too well, my ideal CF choice would be Brian Anderson but the odds of an Ozzie-Brian reunion don't look good. How does your Sox Holiday shopping list look like?
#3) A second baseman ... top choice: Marcus Giles
#2) A starting pitcher ... top choice: Shawn Chacon
#1) An outfielder ... top choice: Corey Patterson
- David Eckstein's ZiPS projection: .277/.334/.344 (80 OPS+).
- Hot Stove: The Flubs are considering signing So Taguchi. That could lead to Matt Murton being traded for less than he's worth. BTW, here are the 2009 MLB Free Agents from MLBTR.
- UZRs from 2003 to mid-2007.
- THT: Fastball, slider, changeup, curveball--an analysis. Tango gives it two thumbs up!