Posts in category "2013 MLB preview"

2013 White Sox Prediction. Just in Time for Opening Day!

2013 White Sox Prediction. Just in Time for Opening Day!
I don’t want to get all sentimental and sappy, but well, it is kind of my way, isn’t it?  It is opening day in baseball once again and like every year I’m excited for the new season.  As a matter of course I don’t give in to slim hopes and fantastical what-may-bes but baseball always... Read more »

A Little Advice for the Cubs (Really!)

A Little Advice for the Cubs (Really!)
This is a free service for the Chicago Cubs, not necessarily their fans. As a matter of fact, if you are a Cubs fan, you might not want to read this because it won’t be pleasant reading.  No, this is my advice for the Cubs management on how to negotiate with the city and the... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: FOOD!! (Preview #16)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: FOOD!! (Preview #16)
I know there are more players to write about, but other than Addison Reed, it comes down to talking about Jesse Crain and his injury and who will be the fourth outfielder.  I’ll leave those burning questions to the more capable hands of the beat writers.* No, much more important to me and, really should... Read more »
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Your 2013 White Sox: John Danks (Preview #14)

Your 2013 White Sox: John Danks  (Preview #14)
What was Kenny Williams thinking?  John Danks is a decent enough pitcher and at 26 a contract extension until he was 31 isn’t the craziest thing Kenny had ever done.  However, with his signing bonus and other factors worked in, Baseball Prospectus has Danks making $15.75M this year and 2013-2016 making $14.25M, at least as... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Gavin Floyd (Preview #13)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Gavin Floyd (Preview #13)
I wrote a blog a few years ago about a game that Gavin Floyd threw against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Zach Duke was the opposing pitcher.  It was a masterful game, a pitchers duel on an otherwise non-descript June night.  That is the Gavin Floyd I not only want to remember, but want to see in... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Jake Peavy (Preview #12)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Jake Peavy (Preview #12)
One often hears the phrase, “I wish I liked (fill in the blank) but I just don’t.” I have the exact opposite feeling toward Jake Peavy, I wish I didn’t like him, yet I do. I mean, so much of what he does and is what usually drives me crazy about athletes. He talks about... Read more »
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Your 2013 Chicago White Sox Preview: Chris Sale (preview #12)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox Preview: Chris Sale (preview #12)
And now on to the pitchers.  Pitchers are an interesting breed.  There are so many ways to look at pitchers and what they are worth.  While the debate between old and new statistical advocates is strong when discussing batters, it is at a whole new level when it comes to pitchers.  It is amazing to... Read more »

Your 2013 White Sox: Alex Rios (Preview #11)

Your 2013 White Sox: Alex Rios (Preview #11)
“His name is Rios, and he dances on the sand! And in an even year he really the man! Oh Rios, Rios, could you not suck and play like we all have planned?” I know, I know, Alex Rios had a great 2012. Like his compatriot, Adam Dunn, Rios has to live down a historically... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox Gordon Beckham (Preview #5)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox Gordon Beckham (Preview #5)
Gordon Beckham has turned a corner, really, it says so right here.  He is at peace with himself and feels like he belongs with the major league team.  He is even hanging out with Paul Konerko.  If that isn’t a sign of better things to come, I don’t know what is.  I’m not particularly sure... Read more »
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