Saturday, September 8, 2007
After two seasons of failing to unload Jon Garland, the White Sox will try again this off season in order to improve their bullpen. likely on his way out and they could offer some prospects and a reliever, maybe Pedro Garland, who won eighteen games in 2005 and 2006, is 9-10 with a 4.75 ERA and 82 K this season. Since the free agent market is weak, teams will probably be lining up to acquire this pitcher, who is capable of winning twenty games with a solid team. The Yankees, who have a boatload of young and proven relievers, could sacrifice maybe two for a solid pitcher. He won't be a free agent until after the 2008 season, so teams will probably look to acquire him only if they get exclusive negotiating rights following the trade to work on an extension. The Mets will probably be looking to add another pitcher with Tom GlavineFelciano, with others. The Astros, who nearly acquired him last year, may look to improve their rotation after some of their young guys failed. The Dodgers, Padres, Rangers, and Angels all looked to acquire him in past seasons or have a good trading history with the White Sox in past years. He will definitely be a hot commodity, and the White Sox should hold on as long as possible to build up his interest.