Soriano, Sanchez, Speculation

Here are two seemingly independent pieces of information that coincidentally (or not) broke within a few hours of each other:

1. Humberto Sanchez has been scratched from tonight’s start due to health reasons. (hat tip Mack Avenue Tigers).
2. A White Sox-Nationals deal involving Alfonso Soriano and Brandon McCarthy is “extremely close” according to ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian.

Let unbridled speculation begin…

8 Comments

  1. Kyle J

    July 24, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    White Sox would have to give up more than just McCarthy, right?

    A lineup including Soriano, Thome, Konerko, and Dye would be pretty scary.

  2. Kurt

    July 24, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    I don’t buy it, the Nats want more than that. I think the Sox would repackage him if they did trade for him though.

  3. Brian A.

    July 24, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    is the FreeP correct when they say that Carlos Lee is next on the list of people who would cause Detroit to part with Sanchez if Soriano goes elsewhere? because i’d like to think there are better people up for grabs…

  4. Joey C.

    July 24, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    If the Sox are dumb enough to trade McCarthy for Soriano, I’ll be happy to see it. Their offense isn’t exactly their weakness.

  5. Jeff M

    July 24, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    I’m more interested in the McDougal trade. Why didn’t we pursue him? If we could get one more high end reliever, we’d probably win 90+% of the games that we’re leading after 5 innings.

  6. Jeff

    July 24, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    I don’t get the Carlos Lee proposal either. A power-hitting right-handed bat with lousy plate discipline? We got more than a few of those already.

  7. Lou

    July 25, 2006 at 11:57 am

    Realistically, who would McDougal replace? I’d be more than happy to dump jones and bump Walker, Rodney, and Zumaya up a slot and put McDougal where Walker is right now, but that’s not going to happen. The Tigers aren’t going to DFA Jones.

    You can’t demote Zumaya, Rodney, or Walker because that would send a bad message to the team, so basically McDougal replaces one of Grilli, Ledezma, or Colon. That’s an upgrade, but not one that upgrades a high leverage role on this team.

  8. Jeff M

    July 25, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    so basically McDougal replaces one of Grilli, Ledezma, or Colon. That’s an upgrade, but not one that upgrades a high leverage role on this team.

    Exactly. I like the back of the bullpen, but the front could stand some upgrading. It doesn’t need to happen, but if it did, Leyland would have a sickening array of options if the starter struggles.