White Sox - Signed Scott of the Pod People
Chicago White Sox - Signed OF Scott Podsednik to a minor-league contract.
With DeWayne Wise going on the disabled list for roughly 2 months due to a separated shoulder, the White Sox looked at their centerfield depth chart and felt that Brian Anderson, Jerry Owens, and Miguel Negron didn’t provide enough depth at the “mediocre centerfielder” role yet. Brian Anderson hasn’t done anything since 2005 (his 2007 season in the minors pretty much killed off any notion of him being much more than a role player), but considering that none of the others have really done anything ever, the White Sox might as well stick him out there for a few months. This is what they look like they’re doing initially, but the timing of this transaction is suspicious.
This could be OK if the White Sox really use Podsednik as depth for a Charlotte team that doesn’t have any prospect outfielders, but Pods has no business being on a major league roster, unless one thinks being able to help an offense score runs or a defense prevent runs is something to be valued.
[Oops, change that wording around so that it disparages Scott Podsednik’s extremely limited ability to contribute to a major league franchise. -DS]
2009 ZiPS Projection - Scott Podsednik
Period AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
Year-to-Date 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rest-of-Yr 249 37 65 13 2 1 19 23 44 18 .261 .331 .341
Total 249 37 65 13 2 1 19 23 44 18 .261 .331 .341
Posted: April 14, 2009 at 08:53 PM | 6 comment(s)
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