David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com tweets the White Sox gave up pitcher Zach Stewart and a utility player. Heyman tweets the utility player is Brent Lillibridge. Stewart, a right-hander, has appeared in 18 games, including one start, for the White Sox. Stewart has a 6.00 ERA, 4.8 K/0, and 1.2 BB/9 this season. The 25-year-old was acquired last year by the White Sox from the Blue Jays in the Edwin Jackson trade.
Stop thinking in fantasy baseball terms. I'm not saying Nava and Aviles are as good as Middlebrooks, I'm saying Middlebrooks being the sole reason Boston is still in it is wrong. Other guys have contributed a lot to Boston staying afloat.
Trout is more than a leadoff man. You do watch him right? He's incredible in the field, far better than Middlebrooks ever will be at 3rd. Also Trout helps create RBI opportunities with his base running and good BA; plus he drives runs in since he's got almost 30 RBI so far. I can't even believe you'd think Middlebrooks compares to Trout really.
Boston's lineup is built around Papi and Gonzalez. lol @ it being built around MIddlebrooks. Look I like Will. He's gonna be a good to great player. You're really overrating him though since he's gotten hot again.
Bro... Please. You haven't watched baseball in five years prior to this season. Show me some statistics that back your claims up. Middlebrooks numbers are greater than Trout's offensively and the impact has been the same between the two. You're just speaking from a point of bias cause you're on Trout's nuts. Do you at least have some proof that he's a better fielder than Will? And how the fuck are you comparing the hot corner to a CF anyways? Better numbers, less games, both have ignitied teams...
Built around Papi and Adrian? What's Adrian hitting these days? 6th and 7th? Lolz pls go.
LOL last five years? Both just came up to the majors full time this year.
I'm not comparing CF to 3rd, I'm saying Trout has more of an impact in the position he plays.
Trout clearly has affected his team more than Middlebrooks, who hasn't even played that much. Trout has been every day, all day. Middlebrooks's RBI are also kind inflated because he's hit homers with a lot runners on. This doesn't mean he sucks which I'm sure you'll think that's what I'm saying.
Doesn't matter what Adrian is hitting these days. They got him to be the guy along with Papi. The fact he sucks is irrelevant.
I wish Verno Wells would go away, its gonna suck when the Halos trade Bourjos.
They have no reason to trade Bourjas at the moment. 33 year old Vernon Wells, 36 year old Torii Hunter. Torii's contract is up this year. Their outfield should be Trumbo - Trout - Bourjas for the next 8 years (or so).