Posts tagged "Bill James"

Gordon Beckham and Defense: Who to Believe?

Gordon Beckham and Defense: Who to Believe?
I don’t think of myself as a particularly strong sabermetric guy, but I also don’t write off numbers simply because I’m not familiar with them or I don’t quite understand them.  Similarly, I wouldn’t say I’m a devotee to traditional notions about baseball either.  Too often that line of thinking relies on outdated and often... Read more »

Hawk Harrelson Will Lose His Mind This Summer

Hawk Harrelson Will Lose His Mind This Summer
Full disclosure: I did not hear the entire interview of Steve Stone with Boers and Bernstein.  I came in very late as a matter of fact, but what I did catch is nothing short of remarkable.  As the interview was wrapping up, Stone shared that sabermetrics will be a greater part of the broadcast this... Read more »

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 »
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Your 2013 White Sox: Tyler Flowers (Preview #*8)

Your 2013 White Sox: Tyler Flowers (Preview #*8)
If you had to pick one player on the White Sox, at least on the offensive side, who has the most pressure on him, it would have to be Tyler Flowers.  Never mind that he has been the “catcher of future” since he arrived from the Braves in 2008.  He is replacing once of the... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Adam Dunn (Preview #7)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Adam Dunn (Preview #7)
The specter of 2011 hangs over Adam Dunn like a thunderstorm.  If it wasn’t for Ozzie Guillen and his euthanization of Dunn’s season, Adam would have had one of the worst official baseball seasons ever.  Even without the required amount of at bats, it is hard to ignore the abyss that was Adam Dunn in... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Paul Konerko (Preview #6)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Paul Konerko (Preview #6)
O Captain! My Captain!  Honestly, I find the idea of a captain in baseball to be a bit ludicrous, but if a team has to have one (which they don’t) I couldn’t think of a better player on the White Sox than Paul Konerko to fill the role. I think when they first gave him... Read more »
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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 »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox, Alexei Ramirez (Preview #4)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox, Alexei Ramirez (Preview #4)
The best thing I heard about Alexei Ramirez lately came from the radio commentator, Dan Bernstein.  He was commenting on an interview with one of the White Sox coaching staff who said this year Alexei would work on his approach a little more, be more patient, work the count more.  Bernstein said, “He is 31.... Read more »

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Jeff Keppinger (White Sox preview #3)

Your 2013 Chicago White Sox: Jeff Keppinger (White Sox preview #3)
Let’s go around the horn, shall we?  Ever since Joe Crede left, (some might even say Robin Ventura) there has been a considerable hole at third base for the White Sox.  Mark Teahen was a bust and young Brent Morel is becoming old Brent Morel before our very eyes.  I must admit I was hopeful... Read more »
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