Guardado to the White Sox?
Dismayed by the Mariners’ failure to score even four runs against Joe Mays? Flabbergasted that Scott Spiezio got his third hit of the season? Superstitiously ready to suggest that Derek write about Sand Frog in the P-I every week?
Take your mind off of the desperate horrors of todays game with the soothing salve of a new trade rumor. The Daily Southtown reports that Eddie Guardado has apparently cleared waivers, and the White Sox may be looking to add him.
Standard caveats apply, but note that Bill Bavasi and Ken Williams have worked together on major trades before. Also note that Williams isn’t afraid to make a big deal, and that hungry Pale Hose fans are spoiling for their team to do all it can to win this year. After the Freddy Garcia trade, Williams offered the following explanation to Baseball America: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Two words: nineteen seventeen,Ã¢â‚¬Â Williams said, referring to the last year the White Sox won the World Series. Ã¢â‚¬Å“How many more generations of fans are going to have to wait? I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to wait.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
To complete washing the shameful loss taste out of our collective mouth, I offer this: Chicago’s got some prospects I’d love to have, including Brandon McCarthy, who the Mariners were reportedly trying to acquire before the deadline.
There are reasons to believe that a deal could happen. While I don’t advocate trading Guardado just for the sake of doing so, a swap that included McCarthy would be well worth completing.
[Bonus grammatical pedantry inside.]