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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

SOX TRADE GARLAND

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Just got this news and at face value it seems laughable:

From the AP:
CHICAGO (AP) – The White Sox traded right-hander Jon Garland to
the Los Angeles Angels on Monday for shortstop Orlando Cabrera.
The 28-year-old Garland, an 18-game winner in 2005 and 2006, was
10-13 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 starts last season. He 92-81 with a
4.41 ERA in 246 games, including 223 starts, over eight major
league seasons, all with the White Sox.

  • dhaab

    Very puzzling to see this move by Kenny Williams. Why sign Uribe and then trade your biggest chip for another shortstop? Maybe he has other things on the table for the winter, but this one is a head scratcher.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Then he wants to sign Cabrera to a “long-term” deal. He’s 33 already. Maybe some of the cash he acquired will be used to sign Hunter. I can only imagine he didn’t think this deal could happen so he felt obligated to sign Uribe, who is also a very good defensive shortstop.

  • PV

    He was pretty candid when he signed Uribe, that he did it because there didn’t appear to be better options available via trade. But I guess he was wrong, and I do think this is an upgrade at shortstop – the question is at what price. As long as he doesn’t end up on the hook for too much of Uribe’s dough when he inevitably dumps him, no real harm done to the overall plan on that end – but now it seems they’ll be relying more on youthful pitching in front of a very veteran team. In fairness, probably need to look at the off-season as a whole later on, but taken by itself, it seems a little risky.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    They are already counting on Floyd to be the #5 and that is dangerous if you ask me. Add to that Contreras’ recent woes and a brutal bullpen…and this team needs more arms.

    It is not a bad deal per se, but I was just surprised that he couldn’t get more for Garland, or use him in a pack for more.

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