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Scratch That: Sox Interested in Wong...maybe...but Mariners Getting him


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38 minutes ago, maxjusttyped said:

Wong is a pretty good player. You aren't going to get him completely for free.

I know. I would like to add Wong. But when the payroll is apparently so limited, I don’t want to spend $10M on a second basemen, especially when it means giving up prospects. 

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5 hours ago, maxjusttyped said:

Is this guy more credible than the foodies?

Of course Wong makes a ton of sense as a trade target. Assuming the price tag isn't crazy, he'd be a great fit here.

 

No. Easy to connect the Sox to Wong. Need for a 2B and left-handed bat.

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6 hours ago, maxjusttyped said:

Is this guy more credible than the foodies?

Of course Wong makes a ton of sense as a trade target. Assuming the price tag isn't crazy, he'd be a great fit here.

 

This guy spews out about hundred rumors a day across all MLB franchises.  I’m assuming he’s full of s%*#, but there is some logic to the rumor.

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1 hour ago, joejoesox said:

what's this gonna cost the Sox 

The ol trade value simulator has Wong at 0.1 - meaning he’s basically a guy who could be fairly claimed on waivers or who the Brewers picking up his 2023 option was a close decision. If the White Sox are taking on his full $10 million salary, the answer seemingly should be “not much”.

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11 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

The ol trade value simulator has Wong at 0.1 - meaning he’s basically a guy who could be fairly claimed on waivers or who the Brewers picking up his 2023 option was a close decision. If the White Sox are taking on his full $10 million salary, the answer seemingly should be “not much”.

Yeah, if the Sox trade for Wong it's either taking on his entire salary and giving up nothing more than a lottery ticket or the Brewers eat most of his salary to get a Kohl Simas type.

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26 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

The ol trade value simulator has Wong at 0.1 - meaning he’s basically a guy who could be fairly claimed on waivers or who the Brewers picking up his 2023 option was a close decision. If the White Sox are taking on his full $10 million salary, the answer seemingly should be “not much”.

You finding this trade simulator was always to be a problem.

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5 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Anyone know what happened to Wong’s defense last year?  Those splits against RHP are sexy AF but probably not worth it if he’s defense is going to be as bad as it was last year.  2B defense needs to be prioritized with shift rule change.

Statcast shows a pretty solid dropoff in his sprint speed, and most of the dropoff in his defense appears to be on balls he had to come in for, with a little bit of trouble moving to his right. The biggest change though wasn’t in the number of balls he got to, it was him making a ton of errors. This looks like a guy who couldn’t cover as much ground as he used to, kept trying to, and in the process made a lot of sloppy plays and errors. Either that, or maybe he was working through a leg injury and things weren’t as crisp for him in the field either?

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13 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

Statcast shows a pretty solid dropoff in his sprint speed, and most of the dropoff in his defense appears to be on balls he had to come in for, with a little bit of trouble moving to his right. The biggest change though wasn’t in the number of balls he got to, it was him making a ton of errors. This looks like a guy who couldn’t cover as much ground as he used to, kept trying to, and in the process made a lot of sloppy plays and errors. Either that, or maybe he was working through a leg injury and things weren’t as crisp for him in the field either?

Errors would be less concerning than range, but to your point they could easily be interrelated.  If we were to acquire him, our pro scouts better be certain he can at least be average there next year.

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