White Sox Acquire Swisher

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Today, the Oakland A's traded Nick Swisher to the White Sox in exchange for Ryan Sweeney, Gio Gonzalez, and Fautino De Los Santos. Although the White Sox acquire a switch hitting outfielder who is signed through 2012, they give up three top prospects who are nearing the MLB. "Nick is a quality switch hitter who consistently gets on base, hits for power and drives in runs," White Sox general manager Ken Williams said of Swisher. Gonzalez, 22, finished 9-7 with a 3.18 ERA in 27 starts for Double-A last season. He struck out 185 in 150 innings, but was an unlikely candidate to make the White Sox rotation in 2008. De Los Santos, 21, was 10-5 with a 2.65 ERA in 26 games between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem. I don't see these guys making the roster to start the season, but Beane has done his job this off season to set up the A's for the future.

2 comments:

Anonymous 6:41 PM CST  

I'm so going to miss Swisher. I hope he has better success out in Chicago. This man is full of charisma and gives you 100%. Congratulations ChiSox Fans!

White Sox Cards 5:33 AM CST  

I like Nick Swisher a lot. I hope he is worth 3 of the organizations top 5 prospects though.

He sounds like a guy that Kenny Williams looks for though. And he is welcomed in Chicago.