Good morning. Here’s the (brief) rundown:
- TONIGHT: The White Sox and Royals open their last series of the season with a battle of 9-12 starters.
- AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Red Sox fire Dave Dombrowski, the Houston Astros set records, and Milwaukee leaps over Arizona for the first team out.
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Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.
Over the last couple days there have been talks about JD Martinez to the White Sox. Any thoughts?
I was kinda down on the idea when the Sox were attached to Nelson Cruz last offseason, and look what he’s doing, so I feel like I should learn from that.
Good point, I was too. Their stats are very similar and JD is 7 years younger.
JD would be a great addition. I think with Dombrowski being gone makes it almost certain he will opt out. He sure would look good hitting between Moncada and Eloy.
I would be for it too, but it would be interesting to see what that OF DH situation ends up looking like. Eloy, JD and a rookie CF in the outfield at the same time would be interesting.
Adding a LH bat that could play both right and left would help. JD and Joc Pederson would suddenly make the outfield/DH a strength.
Hits the ball hard and walks. What’s not to like?