Monday, May 31, 2010

The Return of the Legend of Lillibridge

Brent Lillibridge is heading to Chicago! Finally, my prayers have been answered! Exactly what our team needs! How long have the Sox waited for a jack of all trades? The Mark Derosa of the White Sox! An outfielder, infielder, and overall great hitter! The greatest rookie the Sox have seen since Alexei Ramirez! Of course, for every piece of good news, there is a trade-off. The Robin Ventura of our time, Mark Teahen seems to be headed to the DL.

But in all seriousness, this is somewhat poor timing. Sure, I complain about Mark Teahen’s defensive lack of skills. However, his bat had been heating up. He was hitting .361 with 7 RBI over the last 10 games. On the other hand, Nix took over nicely with a grand slam. The first of his career, and a small glimmer of hope for the time while Teahen gets better.

This may also be a good time for someone else to try his hand at third base, hopefully shedding the light on the state of Teahen’s defense. Jayson Nix may not be the best defensive replacement (didn’t he have about 46 errors last year?), but a change may be good.

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