I’m watching tonight’s game on the Slingbox on my computer. Here are some of the things I’ve written down so far.
Crede a franchise player
At this point I have to make the argument that Joe Crede is the definition of a franchise player that you HAVE TO lock up. He’s proven that his back is healthy, he’s arguably the best defensive third baseman in baseball and there isn’t a more clutch player on the White Sox–and it’s been like that for years now.
I’m sick of hearing people say he is injury prone. He had a chronic back problem and played through it for two seasons before having to correct the problem in a season that was going downhill for the Sox anyway. While playing through the back problems he averaged 26 home runs and 78 RBIs while saving countless amounts of runs with his glove.
Now healthy, Crede is showing that he is developing into a consistent 30 HR, 90 RBI player. If the Sox don’t re-sign him, someone will be getting a bargain and a franchise player.
Note: Those three paragraphs were inspired by a difficult, yet routine charging play (for Crede) in the third inning. That’s all it takes for me to get started on Joe’s value.
J.D. Only Has Four RBIs?
I still can’t believe a guy who is fourth in the American League in batting can only have eight RBIs when he is batting in the fifth spot of the White Sox order. Unfortunately for Jermaine Dye, Jim Thome and Paul Konerko have not been getting on base.
With that said, Thome and Pauly seem to be turning the corner and the RBIs should come as a result.
Dotel Blows It
Note: When Ozzie called for Octavio Dotel I turned the game off. When I checked the score a few minutes later I was surprised the Sox were only down 6-3.
I guess that’s all I have to say about that.
Why is this washed up reliever on our team?!?
A-Rod has a Baby, Joins Chilltown
I want to congratulate Alex Rodriguez on the birth of his baby daughter and I also hope he gets back soon because he is now a proud new member of Chicago Chilltown in the Newmanium Fantasy Baseball League.
Some guy offered me A-Rod, H. Matsui, Raul Ibanez and Ricky Weeks for Garrett Atkins, Alex Rios, Carlos Beltran and Robinson Cano. (Yeah I know, it would have been nice if Dotel could have just walked Abreu and given up the grand slam to Matsui.)
Obviously I gave up a lot (I really didn’t want to lose Atkins and Rios), but you have to give up some to get some and I got Alex Rodriguez. As long as his groin is okay, I’m okay with the trade.