Posts tagged "Gavin Floyd"

Chomping at the bit for some action on the South Side

Chomping at the bit for some action on the South Side
Let’s see..the Dodgers sign Zack Greinke, the Angels surprise everybody by bringing in Josh Hamilton, the Yankees sign Kevin Youkilis, the and re-sign Ichiro, the Tigers reached a deal with Anibel Sanchez, the Royals trade for James Shields and Wade Davis and so on and so on. In the name of Jeff Keppinger and Angel... Read more »

Sox prediction: Gavin Floyd will be one of first to go

Sox prediction: Gavin Floyd will be one of first to go
We’ve been told by new Sox GM Rick Hahn that the groundwork for possible trades was laid last week at the GM meetings in California. So, what’s going to happen and when? In my experience it’s usually when you least expect it, expect it. And more often than not, it involves players you haven’t thought... Read more »

Amid a busy offseason, how about bringing another Hairston or two to the South Side?

Amid a busy offseason, how about bringing another Hairston or two to the South Side?
We all miss baseball, but the offseason always provides a lot of entertainment and intrigue as well. As Sox fans, so far we’ve seen: Kenny Williams promoted to Executive VP, Rick Hahn to Senior VP and GM and Buddy Bell to VP and Assistant GM. Jake Peavy signed to a two-year extension and Gavin Floyd’s... Read more »
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White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers

White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers
Make no mistake about this. If there is one White Sox player who has deserved praise from the day the season began to today, it’s Alex Rios. Rios homered to win the Sox’s first game of the year against the Rangers, has been stellar throughout the summer and last night, in the most desperate of... Read more »

When a rainout isn't just a rainout: Were the baseball gods trying to tell the White Sox something?

When a rainout isn't just a rainout: Were the baseball gods trying to tell the White Sox something?
Not that baseball keeps these kinds of records, but White Sox fans would tell you that last night’s postponement of the White Sox-Tigers series finale might be the most important rainout in the history of the franchise–and maybe the sport itself. As a result, the Sox were able to avoid nemesis Justin Verlander, take a... Read more »

The dreaded scenario: Sox have to beat Verlander to hold lead over Tigers

The dreaded scenario: Sox have to beat Verlander to hold lead over Tigers
It’s come down to this. If the White Sox want to maintain their lead in the A.L. Central and don’t want to fall into a tie with the Tigers, they have to beat Detroit and last year’s MVP/Cy Young winner Justin Verlander tonight in the series finale. The positive for the Sox┬áis that Verlander’s opponent... Read more »
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A Sox fan's fantasy: 10 things I'd like to see in this week's showdown vs. the Tigers

A Sox fan's fantasy: 10 things I'd like to see in this week's showdown vs. the Tigers
Please indulge me while I fantasize about this week’s four-game series with the Tigers. 1. Jose Quintana rebounds with a solid outing tonight, the Sox win the opener and take a three-game division lead over their A.L. Central rivals from Motown. 2. Brett Myers returns to being Brett Myers and gives us uneventful eighth innings... Read more »

White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up

White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up
With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, it goes without saying that every inning of every game is an important one for teams still in the hunt for the postseason. For the White Sox and their slim one-game lead in the A.L. Central, thanks to the outstanding pitching and welcome clutch hitting by Gordon Beckham... Read more »

Dylan has Orioles "Blowin' in the Wind" as Sox extend division lead to three

Dylan has Orioles "Blowin' in the Wind" as Sox extend division lead to three
Baseball is full of surprises. A day after Cy Young candidate Chris Sale had a rare bad outing, the White Sox’s human yo-yo Dylan Axelrod, who has spent more time going from Charlotte to Chicago this summer than a Delta Airlines pilot, hurled a gem to get the Sox back on track after two straight... Read more »
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It's the best of times for the White Sox as they hit the road to Baltimore and Detroit

It's the best of times for the White Sox as they hit the road to Baltimore and Detroit
A fellow White Sox fan commented to me tonight that you know it’s your year when you score two runs in the 7th inning to take the lead, it starts to pour, the tarp is put on the field and after a long delay the game is called–and you win. The Sox experienced exactly that... Read more »