Hi, I am the user, The_Fan. I am hoping that if enough people like these posts I put up, I might be able to do more of this kind. Please tell me if these are useful posts.
The basis of these posts I am planning on doing are to evaluate different teams activity at the trade deadline and pretty much sum up if they are winners or losers at the deadline, and how trades they made could work out. Pretty much comparing the Deadline Previews that some writers on this website did compared to what actually happened. Please note that I did not have a 2009 Trade Deadline Preview to Cross Reference with.
The Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series Winners, and perennial contenders. GM Kenny Williams is very bold in the moves he makes and always keeps fans interested and the team in contention. Kenny Williams also made a bold deadline move when he traded for Jake Peavy, 2007 NL Cy Young Award Winner, giving up some of the White Sox top pitching prospects in for Peavy being injured until September. The White Sox also control Peavy now until the end of 2012. They will also pay all of his contract.
Jake Peavy Trade Analysis - I say this was a bad deal for the White Sox right now. Peavy won't really contribute much this year, but will help us contend in the next 4 years. The pitching prospects that we gave up, Clayton Richard, Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell, and Dexter Carter, were some of our top pitching prospects, if not the best in our system. None of the guys we gave up are projected to be ace's or great closers, so it might of been a win for the Sox. The Sox still have a chance at making the playoffs, so this deal was mostly planning for the future. Many people thought the Padres had sold low on Peavy, but I think they got some good pitching prospects. They easily vaulted up the ranks with pitching prospects this deadline.
Brain Anderson Trade Analysis - This trade made me scratch my head a little, but in hind site, Anderson isn't going to amount to much, and Mark Kotsay is a good addition as a lefty bat to backup the outfield, first base, and supply hits off the bench. I think good trade for the White Sox, they got rid of a 1st round bust for a good backup. I read that Brian Anderson is going to be held in AAA for a while and used as outfield depth for the Red Sox. Win-Win for both teams.
The White Sox were "winners" at this trade deadline. Even though they gave up top pitching prospects, their farm system is still stacked with talent and they are now poised for many more years of contending. What does everyone think about the White Sox Trade Deadline Performance this year?