Guillen says no Beckham, I say no Gonzalez

Tuesday March 2, 2010

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said in an interview with Mark Gonzalez published today in the Chicago Tribune that Gordon Beckham will not be part of any trades, be it for Adrian Gonzalez or anyone else.

“We plan to have Gordon for a long time,” Guillen said. “I don’t see why people talk about it.” “Every trade the White Sox want to make, people think they’re going to make with the White Sox,” Guillen continued, “Gordon, Floyd and Danks, those names are going to come up. And we have to deal with that every time they talk about the White Sox trying to make a deal. We got to stay on our toes. There’s nothing out there.

To that I say;

Kenny Williams, if you want to trade for Adrian Gonzalez you better get a 3rd team involved because without Beckham, you do not have what it takes to land Gonzalez. Not even close.

The Chicago White Sox system is bare of top level talent. After trades last season that stripped the top talent from the system including their 6 of their top 10 rated prospects, the cupboard is bare.

Only RHP Dan Hudson comes close to having a high upside and he is not considered ace material.

What is left other than Tyler Flowers is not only not even B level prospects, but really does not fit any needs in the Padres system.

The only packages for Adrian Gonzalez from the White Sox that make sense for the Padres would have to be topped by Gordon Beckham. And Guillen says that is not going to happen.

If I were a betting man I would say that Adrian Gonzalez is not going to be joining Jake Peavy in Chicago. At least not with the White Sox.

What do you think?

2 thoughts on “Guillen says no Beckham, I say no Gonzalez

  1. If the Sox will pay half of Alexei Ramirez contract and build a package that included Ramirez, Hudson, Flowers, Mitchell or Danks and Holmberg I could see a deal getting done without Beckham. The White Sox have millions in a signing bonus and huge piece of their future invested in Beckham. That would be hard to let go. Even a trade like that one would completely decimate the Sox system, so I don't know if they are the best fit, but I think they could get it done without Beckham.


  2. Ramirez is fairly cheap at $1.1 million, but has no where the upside of Beckham. He would be an improvement at 2B, but not a player you could build your franchise around.

    Since none of the other prospects in the White Sox farm system are top prospects, I don't think that trade would cut it.

    But then I am not GM. We will have to see if the Kenny Williams is willing to complete empty his farm system to get Gonzalez.


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