In a power-hungry game, Viciedo key Sox chip
Friday, December 5th
By George Castle, CBM Historian
When Sox GM Rick Hahn talked Friday about right-handed power being a much-coveted commodity – a “bit of a scarcity” -- at the winter meetings and beyond, he inadvertently gave a clue to his key trading chip.
Reading the verbal tea leaves of top executives for clues is a cottage industry at this time of year, if you don’t want to wait for agent-inspired leaks on player moves. So tying together snippets from Hahn’s pre-San Diego media chat was the big exercise on a day the city was also flushing the skunk-like stink of the Bears out of its system.
In the end, Rick Hahn (left) and Theo Epstein should be hunting for pitching at the winter meetings and beyond.
Guesswork is necessary in 2014. Dispensing a half a loaf to the media is so-20th century.