Thursday, July 19, 2007

Jermaine Dye or J.D. Worst

The Providence Journal reports the Sox took a run at acquiring Jermaine Dye from the White Sox, but,

"According to sources, Dye has told the White Sox that he does not want to go somewhere where he won’t be in the everyday lineup. Dye is a free agent at the end of this season and doesn’t want to diminish his value further by playing irregularly.

The Sox had envisioned Dye as someone who could play right field against lefties, spell Manny Ramirez in left and come off the bench as a late-inning power weapon. But that role wouldn’t suit Dye.

Dye does not have a no-trade clause, but owner Jerry Reinsdorf and general manager Kenny Williams won’t send Dye somewhere against his will, removing Boston as a potential landing spot."

It is hard to imagine a big name being worse than J.D. Worst, but if you look at the stats Jermaine Dye has been pretty terrible this year. J.D. has a .220 average with with runners in scoring position while Dye's is .198. Dye has a better slugging % while J.D. Worst has a better .OBP and .AVG. So despite the big name of Dye, losing prospects for him might not be worth it. Even though I would still trade Jeff Bailey straight up for him.

1 comment:

jcon55 said...

Jeff bailey, nice... i would trade him for anyone. I agree wth your points. Has Dye just gotten real Old real fast?