Monday, January 28, 2008
The White Sox today traded David Aardsma to the Red Sox for pitchers Wily Mota and Miguel Socolovich. This trade gives the Red Sox the hard throwing right hander they need while it gives the White Sox some more bullpen depth. The pitchers they got are still in the low minors, but show potential to make it. I hear the Mota has a higher ceiling than Socolovich, but we'll see what happens. Also, the White Sox are on the verge of trading Brian Anderson to an unknown NL club. Of the clubs mentioned, it would not surprise me if he went to the Padres or Cubs. The Padres are looking for an outfielder who can platoon with Hairston and the Cubs need a right handed outfielder to platoon with Felix Pie. I expect a deal to be done by the end of the week.