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White Sox send Garcia to Philadelphia
2006-12-06 20:11
by Bob Timmermann

The Chicago White Sox traded pitcher Freddy Garcia to Philadelphia in exchange for pitcher Gavin Floyd and a player to be named later.

Whom Kenny Williams subsequently named: Gio Gonzalez.

2006-12-06 20:37:49
1.   Yu-Hsing Chen
per plexing trade on both sides, but i highly doubt Garcia would be good in Philly.
2006-12-06 20:41:11
2.   sanchez101
ESPN's Headlines read:
• Lilly, Cubs agree to $40M deal | Hendry to hospital

-just thought people needed to see that

Is there something wrong with Garcia that I'm not aware of? I thought he was worth more than one failed prospect and one yet-to-fail prospect.

2006-12-06 21:00:23
3.   Xeifrank
So who is out of the Phillies rotation? Moyer? Eaton?? They already have Myers, Hammels and Lieberman.
vr, Xei
2006-12-06 21:04:55
4.   Bob Timmermann
I've seen rumors that Lieber could be headed to Milwaukee.
2006-12-06 22:24:13
5.   grandcosmo
Remember this trade when you read your first "White Sox Looking to Acquire Arm" story next May.
2006-12-06 22:58:52
6.   EricGagnesGoggles
I'm not so "gonzo" over Luis coming to the Dodgers. Especially when only highlight of Gonzalez's '06 year are his 53 doubles. You know damn well that everytime that crusty old man comes up and Geoff Blum is playing third base for the Padres we'll hear about how they both have triplets. Oh Vinny. How many times must we know of those triplets? I think I'll keep a counter on that beginning opening day. Anyone wanna guess how many times he`ll say it?
2006-12-06 23:03:46
7.   das411
Lieber is apparently being shopped at the Brew Crew, Cards, and Rangers for some sort of stopgap RFer. I personally would throw in Rowand and try to get Wilkerson from Texas (they do need a quality CF after that Matthews fellow left), but the one need the Phils still have is for at least a platoon RFer.

Otherwise it has been a very successful offseason thus far for the Phightins, and even though Gio is a high price to pay, Gillick once traded Randy Johnson to get Garcia and knows exactly what he is getting. Solid!

2006-12-06 23:16:01
8.   Yu-Hsing Chen
7 lol

Garcia this year posted a GB/FB ratio of exactly 1, and he's K ratio is on the low side and been in decline over the last 3 year. if there's one pitcher that won't work in Citizen, it's a low strike out pitcher that give up fly balls, while Freddy' FB ratio is actually a tad lower than average, he also don't strike ppl out as much.

2006-12-07 00:11:17
9.   das411
Doesn't matter, Moyer is not exactly a grounder artist either but the Phils are confident enough in him to lock 'im up for two more years. With an OF defense of Rowand and Victorino instead of that chump Abreu, anything in the air will be tracked down.

^ NO WAY could I get away with that over on DT :D

2006-12-07 03:30:05
10.   Vishal
so, the asian games baseball final is over, with japan emerging, as in the WBC, on top of the heap. in what must have been a rather exciting final, japan took a 3-run lead into the 7th inning against taiwan, only to give up 4 and fall behind. but japan came back with 2 more in the 8th to pull ahead 7-6, and kentaro takasaki closed it out for the save.

dodger hong-chih kuo did not pitch for taiwan in the final, but former dodger chin-feng chen was dh and had an RBI on a sac fly.

2006-12-07 03:36:05
11.   Vishal
gah, wait a second, scratch that. the "real-time" doha games scoretracker had put up a 0 for taiwan's bottom of the 9th, but now that i check again, taiwan scored a pair of runs to come back and win! takasaki gets the loss, and it looks like chin-feng chen hit a double and scored the winning run? there's no play-by-play so i'm trying to reconstruct it in the box score. anyway, congrats to taiwan! must have been a doozy.
2006-12-07 04:02:01
12.   Yu-Hsing Chen
11 yes Chen scored the winning run. after a lead off walk in the 9th, Mariner's 2b prospect Yun Chin Chen flied out to shallow center then Chin Feng Chen ripped on down the first base line for a double putting men in 2b and 3b, then Chih Shen Lin hits a walk off single through a drawn in infield.

it was strange that they didn't start Kuo, instead Jiang Jian Ming really imploded almost right off the start and Taiwan was in a 3:0 hole very quickly. Blue Jay's prospect Geng Bo Xuang really gutted one out pitching 5+ innings (he's a reliever...) and Indian prospect Tseng Sun Wei came in on short rest after starting against Thailand.

it was strange that even in this situaiton they didn't put Kuo in, either Kuo had uncomfortable soreness (oh god plz no) or the coach have some weird opinions against him.

2006-12-07 04:25:50
13.   Yu-Hsing Chen
hmm, reporters say Kuo simply told the coach that he didn't feel he had his stuff today, but Kuo..... the SP imploded, the RP for the whole year pitched 5 inning, and a completely overworked pitcher comes in on short rest. even without your stuff, can't you help more than they did?
2006-12-07 05:57:50
14.   Vishal
hey, his team won, and as a dodger fan, i'd rather kuo not take any extra chances by pitching when he isn't feeling up to it.

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