The White Sox announced on Sunday that Miguel Gonzalez would be starting on Monday night in Toronto, and that John Danks would be getting skipped in the rotation. It came as something of a surprise because, if skipping Danks was going to be the decision, with Erik Johnson already on the roster after he was called up last week following Carlos Rodon's horrible start against the Angels, the easiest thing to do would have been start Johnson on Monday.
Instead Johnson will end up receiving a week's worth of that MLB money without having to do anything, which is a great way to go on vacation to Chicago for a week.
Because of all the moving parts, and some of the answers that Robin Ventura gave when asked about those parts, it's hard to know exactly what it all means right now.
White Sox fans have taken a lot of shit over the years. Tune into any typical White Sox home game on television, and you're bound to see plenty of empty seats.
It's led to attendance shaming by both the organization at times, and especially from the media.
You need to be told that you are a Bad Fan. You are not like the Good Fans on the other side of town, who for years forked over a bunch of their personal money to watch the Good Team no matter how shitty they were.
After the trade was finally announced, my excitement only intensified with the news that Yoan Moncada was finally being called up.
Happy Yoan Moncada Day, by the way.
As for the trade itself, now that I've slept on it and spent a few more hours thinking about it, I suppose my reaction to it is still similar to how I felt last night when it all started breaking.
I'm not surprised that Frazier and Robertson were dealt. That's been expected since the winter. I'm surprised that they were packaged together along with Tommy Kahnle in one deal. I'm also surprised by the return the White Sox got.