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    Anyone Else....

    I'm really hoping we land at least one, really good, brand name player, someone we can build around. I don't care if it's a pitcher or a hitter, doesn't matter. I think the one I'd be most excited about is Beltran.
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    Bristol gets 3 of BA top 20 for Appy league

    Sure, no love for me, aren't I the one who posted the player profiles? I thought I did. Hmm. Maybe Randar posted different profiles. Oh well, no big deal. And I think Brice is good, but not good good. But good enough to climb the ladder, maybe get a shot with the club.
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    Bristol gets 3 of BA top 20 for Appy league

    Twins get a lot from Australia too.
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    Bristol gets 3 of BA top 20 for Appy league

    Arlight, here's the reports I got (subscriber content): FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ, c, Bristol White Sox Age: 18 Ht: 5-9 Wt: 160 B-T: B-R Drafted/Signed: White Sox FA '02 (Dominican Republic) AB: 181 R: 32 H: 59 2B: 13 3B: 1 HR: 5 RBI: 30 BB: 13 SO: 32 SB: 0 CS: 0 AVG: .326 OBP: .372 SLG: .492 Few catchers put forth better defensive showings than Hernandez, who displayed a knack for handling pitchers and calling games that belied his 18 years of age. He also receives and blocks balls well. Hernandez needs to work on his transfer and release, but his arm is strong enough to control the running game despite those inefficiencies. He ranked second among Appy regulars by erasing 33 percent of basestealers. Hernandez' abilities at the plate make his ability to play behind it even more appealing. He began the year batting eighth in Bristol's lineup and finished in the No. 3 hole—and also second in the league batting race at .326. He crushes pitches thrown in the strike zone and sometimes will chase after bad offerings, but often makes adjustments in his next at-bat. "He has a very good swing from both sides," Kendall said. "He's very aggressive, but he has very good barrel accuracy." GIO GONZALEZ, lhp, Bristol White Sox Age: 19 Ht: 5-11 Wt: 180 B-T: R-L Drafted/Signed: White Sox '04 (1) W: 1 L: 2 ERA: 2.25 G: 7 SV: 0 IP: 24.0 H: 17 HR: 0 BB: 8 SO: 36 AVG: .198 Gonzalez stopped briefly in the Appy League before moving up to the low Class A South Atlantic League, where he continued to succeed despite being 18. No opposing manager was sad to see him go, not when he showed a fastball that reached 92-93 mph with good movement and a sharp, slurvy breaking ball to complement it. Gonzalez' feel for pitching was as important to his success as his repertoire. He sometimes fell victim to trying to be too fine early in the count, but often was able to work out of bad counts because of his two plus pitches. "He's ahead of his years pitching-wise," Bogar said. "He's got a good idea of what he's doing out there. He can locate well and has the kind of stuff to back it up." JAVIER CASTILLO, ss, Bristol White Sox Age: 21 Ht: 6-2 Wt: 185 B-T: R-R Drafted/Signed: White Sox FA '02 (Pananma) AB: 207 R: 40 H: 56 2B: 8 3B: 1 HR: 6 RBI: 35 BB: 30 SO: 58 SB: 3 CS: 2 AVG: .271 OBP: .372 SLG: .406 Castillo has a big, strong build at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds but plays a smooth shortstop despite his size. There's a chance he could outgrow the position, but the White Sox won't move him to third base until it's necessary. "You can see a lot of potential in him," Hairston said. "He's big, strong and has some pop. He's got good range for a big guy and shows a good arm for a shortstop." Castillo reminded some managers of fellow Panamanian Carlos Lee for his strength and power potential at the plate. Like Lee, controlling the strike zone will be the key to Castillo's progression. He's a little shaky against breaking balls, but shows the ability to at least foul them off until he gets a pitch he can handle better. And here's questions from the Chat with Will Kimmey that relate to the White Sox: Does Francisco Hernandez project as a strting catcher in the majors? If so do you think he will be an offensive force as well as good defensively? Certainly. He's a guy whose biggest shortcomings now should evaporate as he becomes more experienced. He's a fine hitter for his age and shows some pop for his small stature. He's not going to get a ton bigger, but he should still be a solid offensive player, especially at catcher. Maybe Padres C Ramon Hernandez is a decent comparison here. Who would be a good major league comparison for White Sox lefty Gio Gonzalez? Comparisons are often hard and unfair because of expectations and the fact that few players are exactly alike. With that caution, I sort of think Astros-era Mike Hampton here. A sub-6-footer with good command, the ability to work off his fastball and throw his breaking ball for strikes. Will, does Bristol's Javier Castillo make this list on defense alone? He was tentative at the plate and while he takes a good share of walks, he seems to have no grasp of the inner half of the plate. As your capsule also indicated, he has a tough time with breaking pitches. Is his ranking based on his slick-fielding despite just average numbers at the plate at age 21, or his bat more projectible in the eyes of Appy managers andor scouts than I'm giving him credit for? (That’s Randar’s Question) His defense was key, but there's projetion given his size and strength for enough power to possibly handle a move to third base. His plate discipline and potential to display power and make adjustments lead to him having a chance to be an average hitter with solid power. Really on this list, the big cut off happened near the 15 or 16 mark. The last four slots can be really interchangable, but you can't have a 10-way tie for the last several spots.
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    New Hints at the '05 Sox

    In that Florida deal that was mentioned, it would really depend who the prospect is, for me. If it's one of our top guys, like Anderson, BMAC, Sweeney, or Fields, then no. But if it's more of a mid-level prospect, then maybe-probably.
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    im sure glad we get to watch Valentin

    If he's not gone next year...not good. I like Uribe, but one thing I don't like is he is wayyy to streaky. But overall he's put up a pretty good season. Also, for whoever listed those players...I was fine with all those guys. I like Willie at 2B, I think Cotts has potential (If he learns to throw what's working, Mr. I-just-threw-2-fastballs-by-the-batter-but-let's-throw-my-offspeed-stuff-instead-and-get-rocked), like someone said, Timo is great off the bench (though not an everyday player), and Davis has impressed me this year (Jamie Burke has too, though I see Davis more as an everyday player than Burke, but a platoon is fine).
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    Most underrated Sox player ever is...

    That I've seen play? Dunno, MAYBE Robin Ventura. Ever? Probably Luke Appling. That's if you mean underrated on a national level. If you mean just within Sox circles, then bah, I have no clue.
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    '05 Gio Gonzalez

    Yeah, start him in Kanny to get those walk numbers down, and if he does well, move him up to W-S. He has plenty of time, he'll only be 19 next season.
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    you guys want to know what I am sick of

    I think were as talented, if not more talented, than the Twins. They just play as a better TEAM, and baseball is aobut playing the games, not whose better on paper.
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    '05 Josh Fields

    Bham for Fields. I think our next 'were to' polls whould be for Chris Young and Gio Gonzalez.
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    Starting Rotation

    Portland is San Diego's afilliate.
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    O's prospect new negotiating strategy

    Yeah, I posted this yesterday in the Loewen thread (Interesting place for it, eh? ) Nice move by him, let's see if it holds up.
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    Soxtalk Fantasy Football

    That's ok, I figured it was too late. I'll just wait until spring, and do fantasy baseball here, that should be fun.
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    Reed Gets His Turn

    Well, the only thing is that if we traded Crede, we'd be pretty limited in our infield options. At least we have plenty of OF talent in the minors. I'm not saying Reed wasn't very good, he was. It's just we have more of it, so to speak. And, besides Fields, nothing at 3B.
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    Loewen has a Labrum Tear...

    And to add insult to injury for them, they MIGHT not be able to sign Wade Townsend. Depends on what the MLB rules.
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    '05 BMac

    I pretty much agree with dasox. Start him in B-ham, and if he does pretty well for the first month or two, move him up to Charlotte.
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    **Game Thread**

    NICE! 3-run double for Paulie. Sele pulled after 1 2/3. 102 RBIs this season for Paulie!
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    **Game Thread**

    ROFL! I saw that coming a mile away, when Sele just kept walking right towards him.
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    **Game Thread**

    Ooh, nice play by Eck wasted by Kennedy. Can't say I'm too sorry though. 4-1 Sox.
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    Soxtalk Fantasy Football

    I don't suppose there happens to be a spot still, and I can join? If there is, give me the info please, if not, oh well, I just joined yesterday, so I'm looking through all this.
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    Randar's Question Answered

    I've always heard that Honel projects more as a 2-3 guy than a 1.
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    Why Would a FA sign with the Sox

    Dunno why. Different people have different reasons. Maybe they're a close friend of Guillen. Maybe they grew up in Chicago. Not saying anyone would sign here, just saying, there's so many factors it's hard to tell.
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    Emerging Everyday South Side Stars

    Well, assuming the payroll is the same, Maggs's contract doesn't do us much does it? That goes towards Garcia and Contreras. And Valentin's will go to whatever raises, be it through options or whatever, there are. So not as much to work with as you'd think. I don't think Loaiza made much, and the only big league salary we lost in the Garcia deal was Olivo's, which wasn't much either. I would love to get a pitcher along the lines of Pavano, Perez, Radke, or Lowe this offseason. While Hairston would be nice, I'm perfectly fine with Willie, and I think there are more pressing needs than 2B. The only way that would work is if you stuck Willie in Center, Rowand in Right, and kept Lee in left. That would take care of the outfield problem. Another bullpen arm should be necessary. The best shortstop in the draft will be Justin Upton, B.J. Upton's younger brother, but he should be long gone before we could take a crack at him. J.D. Drew's agent is Boras, so that's not gonna happen. The most pressing need, in my opinion, is another proven starter. A rotation like this would be pretty good: 1. Garcia 2. Buehrle 3. FA 4. Contreras 5. Garland
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    Emerging Everyday South Side Stars

    Who would you propose trading Konerko for?
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    Randar's Question Answered

    Yeah, I was reading over the transcript yesterday afternoon, I just figured it was here already, or else I would of posted it. Hmm, I would of ranked them in this order, personally. 1. Anderson 2. McCarthy 3. Sweeney 4. Fields 5. Young Though, I could interchange Sweeney and Fields, and be perfectly fine. If Young could ever work his average to the .280-.290 range, he would be right around Anderson wouldn't he? Young has more power and speed, though Anderson plays superior defense. And Anderson has decent speed too, I think.