Wednesday, March 7, 2012
White Sox Interested In Mike Gonzalez And Arthur Rhodes
While we don't know what the roster is going to look like when the White Sox break camp, as things currently stand, the odds are that Matt Thornton and Will Ohman will be the two lefties in the Sox bullpen. That could change if one of the many other lefties in camp blows the coaching staff away this spring.
Or it could change if the White Sox sign another lefty reliever, and according to Jon Heyman, the White Sox are showing interest in two veteran relievers.
Heyman tweeted on Wednesday that the Sox were interested in both Mike Gonzalez and Arthur Rhodes.
Heyman also pointed out that the White Sox were interested in Eric Chavez before he re-signed with the Yankees.
As for Gonzalez or Rhodes, I'm not entirely sure what the interest from the White Sox means. It could be that they're just not all that impressed with what they have in camp right now and want to bring in some veteran arms, or it could mean that a Matt Thornton trade is still in play.
I don't think that's the case, as I'm fairly certain Thornton is the team's closer right now, but with Kenny Williams, you never really know for sure.
I've never been a big fan of Gonzalez, as he walks too many guys for my taste, and his delivery just annoys the hell out of me. Not the best reason to not want a guy, but shut up, I'll feel how I want.
As for Rhodes, I'll take him on the team just because it'll allow me to make so many old guy jokes during the season.
Of course, if either are brought on board as replacements to Matt Thornton, I don't want either. If they're just brought into camp and given an opportunity to pitch their way onto the 40-man roster (the Sox still have 3 open spots) then I could live with either.