Posts tagged "Rangers"

The A.J. era is over: All-Star catcher leaves Chicago with outstanding legacy

The A.J. era is over: All-Star catcher leaves Chicago with outstanding legacy
To commemorate the White Sox’s 2005 world title, Sports Illustrated published a commemorative issue with a photo of the Sox celebration immediately after Bobby Jenks retired the Astros’ Orlando Palmiero to ensure the four-game sweep. When word came tonight that A.J. Pierzynski had signed  a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, three things came to... Read more »

Miggy and Trout appear to be favorites for the A.L. MVP, but let's give Alex Rios some love

Miggy and Trout appear to be favorites for the A.L. MVP, but let's give Alex Rios some love
From the start of the 2012 season, when his ninth-inning home run in Texas gave the White Sox their first victory of the year, Alex Rios has been the South Siders’ most consistent and clutch offensive weapon combined with his superb defense in right field. It’s a season that seems light years away from his... Read more »

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning: The Royals, Dunn's 400th, Paulie's return and a Yankee invasion, etc.

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning: The Royals, Dunn's 400th, Paulie's return and a Yankee invasion, etc.
Thoughts from here and there as the Sox try to salvage the final game in K.C.: 1. It’s official. The Royals are the new Twins. Kansas City has been building up to this for years, but after last night’s four-error, 9-4 disaster, they are clearly the team that’s the most frustrating to play. Thanks, though,... Read more »
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Captain Konerko is back, and Sox aces look to overcome those pesky Royals

Captain Konerko is back, and Sox aces look to overcome those pesky Royals
The good news is that Paul Konerko is scheduled to be in tonight’s White Sox lineup, the South Siders just won their four-game series in Toronto and increased their division lead over the Tigers to 2 1/2 games. The other news, potentially not so good, is that the  Sox begin a three-game series in Kansas... Read more »

A.J., "Cy" Sale and more of my favorite things from today's series win over the A's

A.J., "Cy" Sale and more of my favorite things from today's series win over the A's
My favorite things about today’s 7-3 win as the White Sox take the series from the red-hot A’s: 1.  A.J. Pierzynski: Both his 23rd home run of the season, which put the Sox ahead, and his heads-up baserunning which saw him score from first on a ball that never left the infield. It’s no coincidence... Read more »

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning...

10 random White Sox thoughts on a Sunday morning...
Ten thoughts from here and there as the White Sox aim to win the series from the surprising Oakland A’s after last night’s 9-7 defeat: 1.  Sox manager Robin Ventura and A’s skipper Bob Melvin are not only leading their teams to a possible collision course for an American League playoff berth, they also have... Read more »
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White Sox Get First Look at the Angels' Mike Trout, the Game's Newest Phenom

White Sox Get First Look at the Angels' Mike Trout, the Game's Newest Phenom
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a team that has one of the all-time great hitters in Albert Pujols, an impressive young slugger named Mark Trumbo and a pitching staff that now features Jered Weaver, Zack Greinke, C.J. Wilson and Dan Haren. But all anybody is talking about is soon-to-be 21-year-old rookie Mike Trout, who... Read more »

Trade Deadline Recap: Did the White Sox do the Best Job of All?

Trade Deadline Recap: Did the White Sox do the Best Job of All?
Beginning earlier this month and right up until the MLB trade deadline this afternoon, there was a flurry of wheeling and dealing. Among the most significant deals included the Angels trading for Zach Greinke, the Tigers getting Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante, the Dodgers acquiring Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino, the Giants obtaining Hunter Pence,... Read more »

Are More Sox Moves in the Works as the Trade Deadline Approaches?

Are More Sox Moves in the Works as the Trade Deadline Approaches?
Kenny Williams doesn’t seem satisfied with just acquiring Kevin Youkilis, Brett Myers and Francisco Liriano. From the comments he made to reporters over the weekend he’s not done bolstering the White Sox, who look more and more like a team that’s going to play October baseball. The Sox GM, who seems to get an itchy... Read more »
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Kenny Williams Doesn't Disappoint in White Sox's Quest for Division Title: Youkilis, Myers and Now Liriano

Kenny Williams Doesn't Disappoint in White Sox's Quest for Division Title: Youkilis, Myers and Now Liriano
It’s nothing new. Jerry Reinsdorf and Kenny Williams want to win and it’s reflected in the moves they make. They may not always succeed in making the right deal or have the resources to get premier players, but they always give it a shot. And it’s never been as apparent as this season despite a... Read more »