Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Zawadzki carted off field today

Tuesday March 2, 2010

Dan Hayes of the North County Times reported that the San Diego Padres top middle infield prospect Lance Zawadzki sprained his ankle today and had to leave the field on a cart.

Lets hope its not serious. Depending on how he responds in his first shot at AAA, Zawadzki may be first in line for a call up if David Eckstein or Jerry Hairston Jr. gets hurt this season.

The Padres signed Jesse Josh Barfield to a minor league deal to provide some depth at 2B and former top prospect Matt Antonelli is still in the Padres system (presumably at AAA Portland), but of late I have been hearing Zawadzki's name mentioned more when the conversation turns to the Padres future at 2B.

In related news, Dan Hayes tweeted that Logan Forsythe will see time at 2B in spring training.

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?