No ideas for the moment.
10 weeks until opening day...
De Aza, Keppinger, Dunn, Konerko, Rios, Viciedo, Ramirez, Flowers, Beckham
Wise, Danks, A. Sanchez, Gimenez
Sale, Peavy, Danks, Floyd, Quintana
Santiago, Veal, Lindstrom, Jones, Crain, Thornton, Reed
It's a team that everything has to go right to contend. There's just no depth beyond this 25-man roster.
The offense just is going to disappoint this year. I like Keppinger but when he's your only "addition" via free agency/trades in the offseason and you also lose a left handed bat/leader like AJ, I can't see the offense performing any better than last year.
The Wizards' missing piece.
I have high hopes, but knowing full well that it is going to suck.
So with Lindstrom on board, what would you bullpen look like? Mine at the moment I would like to see
Closer- Addison Reed RH
Set Up- Matt Thornton LH
Set Up- Jesse Crain RH
Set Up- Matt Lindstrom RH
Middle Relief- Nate Jones RH
Middle Relief- Donnie Veal LH
Long Relief- Charlie Leesman LH
In AAA these guys are waiting
Jhan Marinez RH
Leyson Septimo LH
Brian Omogrosso RH
Deunte Heath RH
Santos Rodriguez LH
That is a hard throwing bullpen. Everyone hits 96 consistently.
I don't think the Sox would have stretched out Santiago last year into a starter just to put him back in the bullpen the next year. Even if it is as a long reliever. They don't get enough work. He is better suited fighting it out with Quintana for the 5th starter spot and the loser going to Charlotte and being depth along with Axelrod.
I noted Santiago was pitching in the WBC. He has dropped out.
I suspect that there will be some trading activity during spring training, they are not done just yet.
2005 White Sox