How All Of The White Sox Hitters Were Acquired – 2014 Roster Tree: A Nice Job By The Brass To Revamp The Offense
How All Of The White Sox Hitters Were Acquired:
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The White Sox have done a fantastic job of reassembling their young offensive core in the last year.
Signing International Free Agent Jose Abreu has expedited the time in which the franchise will have to wait to be competitive again.
Paul Konerko is in his last year in the Majors, and his 17th season with the Pale Hose.
The 38 Year Old is the active leader in HRs with 1 current club (432 Hrs), and has been the foundation for the Southsiders for the time he has donned the uniform.
Adam Dunn‘s time is also coming quickly to an end – as he should be traded to a contending club.
A recipient of a 4 YRs/$56 MIL deal, the 1st campaign an abysmal start.
He has since regressed a little in both power and averages, but as far as a modern-day slugger, he is not far off the realm of what salary he draws.
Alexei Ramirez may also have his peak optimal value for trading as well, however with his versatility, perhaps the franchise will keep him.
It is too bad that Avisail Garcia was hurt for the majority of the year, as this acquisition was a catalyst in several other nice deals, in a short window that Rick Hahn has done to revitalize the youth of this squad..
The brass did a great job in also securing Adam Eaton and Mark Davidson from the Diamonbacks/Angels – in exchange for Addison Reed (subpar reliever) and Hector Santiago (marginal player in 2014, with just 2 pitches) as the key components leaving the fold.
When you add in Abreu and Garcia, then you are talking about 4 long-term players that may be in your everyday lineup for Peavy, Reed and Santiago all combined.
Peavy was costly and ineffective this year.
Alejandro De Aza was also plucked off of waivers, so this shows a trend of the organization not spending a lot of assets in order to acquire players.
No matter what happens with him, he has earned his keep up until this point.
The White Sox are better just to wait out the age of the Tigers, and concentrate on building around Abreu.
The great news is the team has lots of payroll coming off the books with Konerko and Dunn leaving after this year either way.
Chris Sale is on a team friendly yearly contract through ‘2019’ – and this gives the squad a nice option to add many Free Agent Starters to the fold.
Chicago has shown great strides in improving the viability of their roster going forward in a short time frame, and it is a classic example of a quick re-tool.
Yes the franchise has made some bad deals along the way, but they have corrected most of the weaknesses in a timely fashion, and especially in the everyday offensive lineup.
For those that have never seen one of our Roster Trees, we go over how all of the players were acquired.
It works like 6 degrees of separation. By searching back to the origin of all the way back until a player is signed, drafted or purchased.
It totally gives you an idea on how the franchise has fared.
The Hitters In 2014 (Age) (Pos) Roster Tree
Tyler Flowers (28) C: December 4, 2008: Traded by the Atlanta Braves with Jon Gilmore (minors), Santos Rodriguez (minors) and Brent Lillibridge to the Chicago White Sox for Boone Logan and Javier Vazquez.
Jon Gilmore (24) 3B/1B: October 17, 2012: Released by the White Sox, and out of organized baseball.
Santos Rodriguez (26) P: Jan .10, 2014: Claimed off of waiver from the White Sox by the Diamondbacks
Myles Jaye (28) P: Is currently a starter with the AA Birmingham Barons for the White Sox.
Daniel Webb (24) P: Has pitched with the White Sox Bullpen for all of 2014.
Kevin Youkilis (35) 3B/1B: October 30, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
Luis Vizcaino (39) RP: December 13, 2004: Traded by the Milwaukee Brewers with a player to be named later and Scott Podsednik to the Chicago White Sox for Carlos Lee. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Travis Hinton (minors) (January 10, 2005) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.
(33) 1B: Never played baseball after the 2005 season.
Adam Eaton (25) OF: December 10, 2013: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Chicago White Sox. The Chicago White Sox sent Hector Santiago to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Chicago White Sox sent a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent a player to be named later and Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Tyler Skaggs to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent A.J. Schugel (minors) (December 13, 2013) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent Brandon Jacobs (minors) (December 13, 2013) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.
Leury Garcia (23) 2B/3B/CF: August 11, 2013: the Texas Rangers sent Leury Garcia to the Chicago White Sox to complete an earlier deal made on August 9, 2013. August 9, 2013: The Texas Rangers sent a player to be named later to the Chicago White Sox for Alex Rios.
Avisail Garcia (23) OF: July 30, 2013: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Detroit Tigers to the Chicago White Sox. The Detroit Tigers sent Brayan Villarreal to the Boston Red Sox. The Chicago White Sox sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox sent Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. The Boston Red Sox sent Francellis Montas (minors), Cleuluis Rondon (minors) and Jeffrey Wendelken (minors) to the Chicago White Sox.
Cleuluis Rondon (20) SS/2B: Is playing with the White Sox A+ affiliate Winston-Salem of the Carolina League.
Jeffrey Wendelken (21) SP: Is a Starting pitcher with the White Sox A+ affiliate Winston-Salem of the Carolina League currently.
Francellis Montas (21) P: Is a Starting pitcher with the White Sox A+ affiliate Winston-Salem of the Carolina League currently.
Dexter Carter (27) P: Mar.28, 2012: Carter was released by the White Sox, and is now out of professional baseball.
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Posted on July 26, 2014, in MLB Roster Trees and tagged 2005 world champions, 2014 AL Rookie Of the Year predictions, 2014 white sox roster of hitters, a.j. schugel, aaron poreda, active leader for Home Runs on one team - 2014 (Paul Konerko), Adam Eaton, Adam Russell, addison reed, Adrian Nieto, al central, alejandro de aza, alex ríos, avisail garcia, boone logan, Brandon Jacobs, Brent Lillibridge, bryan villareal, carlos sanchez, chicago white sox, chris getz, chris sale, chris young, clayton richard, cleuluis rondon, Conor Gillaspie, daniel hudson, Daniel Webb, David Holmberg, dayan viciedo, dexter carter, edwin jackson, Francellis Montas, frank thomas, gordon beckham, hector santiago, jake peavy, Jason Frasor, javier vazquez, Jeff Soptic, jeffrey wendelken, joe borchard, jon gilmore, jordan danks, jose abreu, Jose Iglesias, josh field, kevin youkilis, Leury Garcia, Luis Vizcaino, Marcus Semien, mark mcgwire, mark teahen, masahiro tanaka, Matt Davidson, Matt Thornton, mike cameron, moises sierra, Myles Jaye, orlando hernandez, paul konerko, rich hahn, Santos Rodriguez, scott podsednik, Tyler Flowers, tyler skaggs, us cellular field, Zach Stewart. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.