Archive for 2014

David Robertson, Bullpens and Chance

David Robertson, Bullpens and Chance
About a month ago I wrote this: Like every year, there are a bunch of free agent relievers out there, looking for work.  It really is a matter of catching the right guys on the right year.  So maybe a return of JJ Putz would be good this year, or maybe he’ll implode.  With the... Read more »

The Melk Man Cometh

The Melk Man Cometh
It is official: Dayan Viciedo is out of a job.  Maybe he’ll stick around as the fourth outfielder, but I’m not sure why.  He isn’t a defensive upgrade, can only “play” left field and with two first basemen who are better hitters, his at bats at DH would be minimal.  The best case scenario for... Read more »

The White Sox at the Winter Meetings: Samardzija: A Big Move

The White Sox at the Winter Meetings: Samardzija: A Big Move
The Winter Meetings are underway and it’s nice to see the White Sox are in the news.  I was not convinced they would be able to make a trade over the course of the meetings, as Rick Hahn said about the meetings, it’s a place to lay the ground work for future trades.  Of course,... Read more »
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My White Sox Christmas Wish List

My White Sox Christmas Wish List
When I was a kid one of my favorite things to do leading up to Christmas was to look through the JC Penney catalog and figure out what I wanted.  My brother and I turned it into a game where we would go page by page and have to choose one thing to get before... Read more »

My Moment of Genius

My Moment of Genius
I can’t point to a lot of truly inspirational moments in my life.  Those times where a true epiphany occurred, that thunderbolt of inspiration, making all before it insignificant and all after it the groundbreaking path.  Sure, there was times when I had good ideas.  I’ve pursued some of those, let others fall to the... Read more »

Blogapalooza Hour: Perfect Day

Blogapalooza Hour: Perfect Day
I’ve had quite a few really good days, pretty close to perfect days.  Some are just days you know?  Like the day my girlfriend (now wife) quit smoking.  We tried to stay busy all day so we went to a breakfast joint for Swedish pancakes, then took a long walk.  We decided to catch a... Read more »
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You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon

You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon
There are some really exciting, young baseball players in Chicago right now.  There is a possibility that some more will make their way to the big leagues by 2015 and help the team with a playoff push.  As it happens, one of the best managers in baseball, a pretty strong consensus if there ever was... Read more »

Tweet Free World Series

Tweet Free World Series
I’ve been keeping an eye on the World Series, as I’m wont to do, with a bit of a passive eye.  I haven’t had a dog in the fight for almost ten years (jeez! ten years already!) so catching up on awesome shows like The Flash makes for a more enjoyable night.  Further confirmation that... Read more »

The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not

The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not
The past two years, I ran the Chicago Marathon.  2012 was a great experience, 2013 not so much.  Batting .500 on marathons though is a pretty good record.  I still finished in 2013 and somewhere around 35th and Michigan, I declared in my best Scarlet O’Hara voice, “If it is the last thing I do,... Read more »
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2014 White Sox: Not As Bad As You Think

2014 White Sox: Not As Bad As You Think
From a post at the end of the 2013 White Sox season: Lastly, looking toward 2014, don’t expect too much.  The White Sox definitely have begun an austerity campaign.  They are going with youth, shedding payroll and I can’t imagine they will be spending much on free agents, and really why would they? I don’t... Read more »
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