Is it either or time?
posted at 4/3/2012 10:53 PM EDT
This team was on the playoff bubble before the Bailey news. Before the Beckett news. Before the decision to send Iggy and Lava down.
I'm not writing this team off, even with the new injuries and what I percieve to be poor 25 man roster choices, but I have to ask my self this question:
Should we make a deal that puts us back into the race and maybe sacrifices some of our future, stay status quo and pray for some miracles, or just shoot for 2013 and be sellers this July?
Is it too late to pull off a a major deal like this one with the White Sox?
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Blocking Lava.)
Michael Bowden (No options.)
Lars Anderson (Blocked by AGon.)
Will Middlebrooks (Cecchini & Bogaerts are better.)
Anthony Ranaudo (Could end up haunting us.)
Alex Wilson (He's 25.)
Gavin Floyd: 12:$7M, 13:$9.5M club option ($3.9M on cap in '12)
Matt Thorton: 12:$5.5M, 13:$5.5M, 14:$6M club option ($1M buyout)
Jesse Crain: 12:$4.5M, 13:$4.5M ($4.33M on cap '12 & '13)
White Sox save:
2012: $17M, 2013: $19.5M, 2014: $6M, TOTAL: $42.5M.
The 2012 Sox New Roster:
C: Lava Shopp
1B: AGon Papi (DH)
3B: Youk Punto
SS: Iggy Aviles
LF: Crawford DMac
RF: Ross Sweeney
S5: Doubront (Dice-K)
CL: Bard/Thorton (Bailey)
Tazawa, Padilla, Miller and others
Pack it in and...
Deal: Youk, Salty or almost anyone else that won't be around in 2013 or 2014.
I'm not for the second option, but I really am not liking the stand pat option either tonight.