Monday, August 31, 2009

Dye, Thome made available by the Sox for waiver claims

Chicago White Sox put Jermaine Dye, Jim Thome on market -

This comes as no great shock to me, but after the White Sox have effectively shot any chance of making the postseason on the current road trip, they have made Jermaine Dye, Jim Thome, and Scott Linebrink available for a waiver claim. Teams need to pick them up by Monday at midnight for them to be eligible for postseason play with their new teams, so it's not an inevitability that any deals will be brokered (especially for Linebrink and his gawdy contract).

It will be sad to see Dye and Thome go. Thome is a standup guy and future HOFer, if he continues to play it would have been nice to see him reach the 600 HR plateau on the South Side. And JD is the 2005 World Series MVP who has been a rock in the middle of the Sox lineup ever since we picked him up. They will be missed.

If any deals are made for young prospects, it will set the White Sox up for a new look in 2010 and beyond. A likely younger, faster lineup will be a fresh change of pace on the South Side...Konerko would seemingly be the only old, slow veteran left in the lineup.

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