Royals reportedly trade Teahen to the ChiSox

The Royals have reportedly traded Mark Teahen to the Chicago White Sox for third baseman Josh Fields and second baseman Chris Getz.

This makes no sense for Chicago, as best as I can tell.  Teahen is supposedly going to replace Jermaine Dye as their right fielder.  Teahen is average to a little below average defensively in right field.  Since his breakout 2006 season, he has posted EQAs of .259, .240, and .248, which is not good for a COF.  Fangraphs has Teahen has having a .1 WAR in 2009 and a .3 WAR in 2008.

Oh, and Teahen made $3,575,000 in 2009, and is probably looking at $4.5-5 million in arbitration for 2010.

So, yeah, I don't know what is going on here.  Getz and Fields aren't anything great, but they are pre-arbitration, and Fields is an interesting reclamation project, a well-regarded prospect who has floundered in the majors.  Teahen is a big bag of nothing, and I'd have thunk he'd be a non-tender this offseason.

Baffling.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker