Tag: Rick Hahn

Don't Look Now: White Sox in 2nd Place!

Don't Look Now: White Sox in 2nd Place!
It’s been a while since there was much of a reason to get excited about the White Sox, but here we are in June and they are tied for second place in the AL Central and 2 games back in the wild card chase. It is all relative of course. The White Sox are still... Read more »

Opening Day 2019: Year 3 of the Rebuild. Year 10 Without the Playoffs

Opening Day 2019: Year 3 of the Rebuild. Year 10 Without the Playoffs
It’s Opening Day 2019 and Major League Baseball wants us to be excited. Here in the wilds of Chicago’s “other” team, there isn’t much to get excited about. Yes, the new phenom, Eloy Jimenez, is starting the year with the big league club, but he was going to get here eventually. It’s kind of like... Read more »

The White Sox Outdated Philosophy

The White Sox Outdated Philosophy
By the end of last night, I was pretty done with the whole Machado situation. I had run through the stages of grief that being a White Sox fan necessitates. I had reached acceptance. Then, before retiring for the evening I saw a tweet from Bruce Levine that told us a great deal. Not so... Read more »
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The Chicago Cuckoos!

The Chicago Cuckoos!
You may or may not be familiar with the cuckoo bird. It is a species of bird that looks for empty nests of other bird species and lays its eggs in the unoccupied nest. Bascially, the other species does all the work of building the nest and the cuckoo swoops in and uses it for... Read more »

The White Sox Passive-Aggressive Bullsh*!

The White Sox Passive-Aggressive Bullsh*!
I am firmly ensconced in middle age. At this point I’ve held a number of jobs, some good, some bad.  I’ve worked for good people, flakes and bullies. But none of those boss-types drove me to distraction as much as the passive-aggressive boss. You may be working for them right now. The person who ends... Read more »

The End Of the Season As Far As the White Sox Are Concerned

The End Of the Season As Far As the White Sox Are Concerned
Oh, hey there!  How’ve you been? Me? Good, good.  Not spending much time on the White Sox these days, I must say.  I mean considering that since Rick Hahn made his proclamation on July 21 about being “mired in mediocrity” and then proceeded to do nothing, I don’t see the point. I don’t know about... Read more »
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The Case Against The Rebuild

The Case Against The Rebuild
I have advocated for years now that the White Sox need to abandon their current modus operendi, that of splash dash, nip tuck and pray for luck.  Maybe a couple of spare parts and old bit can make a contender out of the solid pitching we are getting from Chris Sale and Jose Quintana.  It... Read more »

Is Rick Hahn Good At His Job?

Is Rick Hahn Good At His Job?
When Hahn was hired/promoted to the White Sox general manager position in the fall of 2012 it was greeted with wide praise.  Much had been reported about Hahn’s behind the scenes work in contract negotiations and how he was on the short list of potential GMs around the league.  As we round into the fourth... Read more »

White Sox Making Moves But Do They Matter?

White Sox Making Moves But Do They Matter?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The White Sox have acquired an aging, probably past his prime player, who, if the stars align and lightning is caught, could help the White Sox push into the playoffs, or dare we hope, further.  Describing the acquisition of Justin Morneau, Steve Stone even used the words... Read more »
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Todd Frazier? Could This Mean... (The White Sox Cycle: The False Hope)

Todd Frazier? Could This Mean... (The White Sox Cycle: The False Hope)
Well this is a bigger deal.  Bringing in Todd Frazier is the type of move that gets the media buzzing a little more, talking a little more about the White Sox.  It is also the type of move that hasn’t really panned out for the White Sox in recent years, see Dunn, Adam; LaRoche, Adam;... Read more »