Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Transaction Oracle > Discussion
Transaction Oracle
— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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
———————————————————————————————————-

 

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: April 14, 2009 at 08:53 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Related News:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. RedRobot8 Posted: April 14, 2009 at 10:23 PM (#3138268)
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.
Methinks this isn't what you meant.
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 14, 2009 at 10:26 PM (#3138271)
Scott...of the Sahara!

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.

Also true of Albert Pujols. Unless...something was misworded?
   3. CWS Keith plans to boo your show at the Apollo Posted: April 15, 2009 at 12:28 AM (#3138346)
Dan --

Are you going to get the rest of the teams as far as your ZiPS write-ups? I know you posted the Sox' ZiPS on facebook but I enjoy equally the team overview that usually goes along with them...
   4. Dan Szymborski Posted: April 15, 2009 at 12:46 AM (#3138360)
Are you going to get the rest of the teams as far as your ZiPS write-ups? I know you posted the Sox' ZiPS on facebook but I enjoy equally the team overview that usually goes along with them...

I got caught in a huge March ZiPS rush and then had an emergency to kept me mostly away from internet for more than a week. If people are still interested, I could do something for the Sox and Yankees, maybe post everyone's full ODDIBEs. I had kind of assumed that people didn't really care too much since the ZiPS for those teams were released, but I've been getting e-mails that suggest I should reconsider.
   5. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: April 15, 2009 at 12:51 AM (#3138362)
I think that it would be nice. I consider TO to be the Primer thread of record (so to speak) for transactions, both big and small, so it's nice to have something to refer back to. In a couple of years when someone accuses Primer group think on a particular acquisition, the TO entry is what I look at as a gauge for what the community was thinking. There's too many Newsblog threads with a relatively marginal search function, so usually it's too time-consuming to locate threads about particular transactions outside TO, IMHO.
   6. nathanj42 Posted: April 15, 2009 at 06:40 PM (#3139438)
Podsednik? What year is it?

Also, Civony? It's good marketing. As I'm living in my parents' basement, I could use a break from computing VORP, WARP, etc to play some Renaissance world conquering game. My Lord!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Phil Birnbaum
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Syndicate

Page rendered in 0.2143 seconds
47 querie(s) executed