DirtySox Posted July 30, 2022 Share Posted July 30, 2022 (edited) From the AL Central trade piece. Quote Fegan: I haven’t found a single scout who thinks the White Sox have the farm system to get beyond the rental market, and that includes some defenders of a prospect group that was regarded as the worst in baseball in spring training. It’s a big accomplishment that the Sox have developed a legit top-50 prospect out of a late first rounder like Montgomery, and that Colás could have top-100 buzz by the end of the year at this current rate. But they also don’t have the impact prospects of that Castillo haul in the organization, let alone enough to cover multiple needs. The rental market could do plenty for them, as they specifically need a lefty reliever and a lefty platoon bat in the here and now, and even pulling that off could make them less vulnerable in specific matchups. But Rick Hahn was openly lamenting the supply (which correlates to price) of the starter market, and they ultimately could live without adding José Quintana as a depth option if there’s a desperate run on him. It looks like they straight up won’t be able to afford Frankie Montas at this current rate, since they weren’t able to line up on something this spring when their need was more acute. Put me down for the Sox landing a reliever (maybe a second-straight bold play for another impact right-handed setup man) and a left-handed corner bat, but nothing that significantly lifts the burden off the team’s core. That should probably be encouraging for the Twins and Guardians, who have been watching said core underperform for four months. https://theathletic.com/3462875/2022/07/30/twins-guardians-white-sox-trade-deadline/ Edited July 30, 2022 by DirtySox Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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