This didn’t take long, if this Daily News report is correct.
While the Yankees and Phillies continued to wage their World Series battle Wednesday night, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals were making a trade.
The Daily News learned the White Sox have agreed to send second baseman Chris Getz and third baseman Josh Fields to the Royals for Mark Teahen, who is expected to replace Jermaine Dye as Chicago’s right fielder.
Five immediate reactions, and then it’s off to work.
No. 1: Teahan better not be an immediate solution. He’s a left-handed bat, but not a particularly good one (.271/.325/.408), and can play three positions, but none that make his bat particularly tolerable.
No. 2: His most similar batter? Herb Perry! Maybe there’s a flash-in-the-pan waiting to happen.
No. 3: Teahan has never pitched, so he shouldn’t be in the bullpen under any circumstances.
No. 4: Seeing Getz go is a little bit of a surprise, considering how much Ozzie Guillen raved about him. I guess I’m not used to the Sox sabotaging trade value for a player who endured a disappointing season.
No. 5: I wonder if the Royals see Fields and Getz as solutions, because both just add to their problems.