Post originally by – Pigpen
A look at the moves made so far this offseason by AL Central clubs…
- Acquired/re-signed: Mark Teahen, Omar Vizquel, Andruw Jones, J.J. Putz, Freddy Garcia, Juan Pierre, Freddy Dolsi, Jacob Marceaux, Wander Perez, Ryan Braun, Miguel Negron, Dylan Axelrod, Freddie Bynum, T.J. Bohn, Greg Aquino, Erick Threets, Mark Kotsay, Alejandro De Aza
- Lost: DeWayne Wise, Scott Podsednik, Josh Fields, Chris Getz, Jon Link, John Ely, Wilson Betemit, Jerry Owens, Octavio Dotel
Juan Pierre, Andruw Jones, and Mark Teahen are 3 of the 25 players on your roster? As a Tigers fan, that is great news.
Replacing Scotty Pods with Pierre makes sense, if that’s what you’re going for, though Podsednik was actually quite good for the Sox last season.
I just don’t understand why the team would rather have Andruw Jones than Jim Thome at DH.
The rotation should be awesome, as their 1-4 (Peavey, Buehrle, Danks, Floyd) is better than anyone outside of the AL East. Maybe Putz can be a reasonable facsimile of the recently departed Octavio Dotel, but I have my doubts. Hopefully the White Sox actually gave Putz a physical, unlike the Mets.