Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
January 22, 2003
BASEBALL: Changing Sox

If Tom Gordon is healthy - big if - he should be better for the White Sox than Antonio Osuna. Why, again, did the Yankees part with El Duque for Osuna? The Red Sox are also busy accumulating cheap bats, which spells ill for Brian Daubach. The downside of having both Jeremy Giambi and David Ortiz is that they are both DHs (Dave Nilsson, at least, can catch and play first). I suppose they are counting on the frequency with which Giambi and Ortiz get hurt (a la the Giambi/Saenz platoon in Oakland). The Sox will also need to work on getting Ortiz' plate discipline back; he hit well last year but his walks and OBP dropped off.

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