Archive for November 2010

White Sox player wrap-ups - Ramon Castro

White Sox player wrap-ups - Ramon Castro
Baseball players really, are not so much different from the athletes in the other three major American sports as we might think.  With basketball, football, and hockey, we largely associate the play with furious running, jumping, diving, slamming into each other, and what have you, while baseball is remembered (and wrongly bemoaned) for its pregnant... Read more »

Waldis Joaquin tells White Sox that the wedding is cancelled

This heart….is NOT on fire Per Scott Merkin of White Sox.com The only splash the White Sox have made in the off-season thus far–even if it’s the equivalent of dropping a toenail into the bathtub, it’s a splash–appears to have been undone. Waldis Joaquin, he of the fastball in the high-90s and the ERA in... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - A.J. Pierzynski

White Sox player wrap-ups - A.J. Pierzynski
At some point, being this divisive has to be considered a talent.  A.J. doesn’t just inspire the loyalty of his teammates while pushing opponents to the brink of assault & battery, he divides baseball fans along lines of statheads and suckers for intangibles, and White Sox fans between those who value keeping the championship core... Read more »
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The White Sox had $48 million to give Victor Martinez?

Jerry Reinsdorf during a very private moment Unless you work in the Boston front office, the Detroit Tigers signing Victor Martinez to a 4-year/$50 million deal didn’t register as much of a surprise.  The Tigers have money to burn (in respect to the city of Detroit, everything about that opening clause was inappropriate), and the... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Paul Konerko

White Sox player wrap-ups - Paul Konerko
Aahh, it’s the main event, and at strangely perfect timing.  By the time I finish this sucker, it’ll be November 23rd, the deadline for teams to offer arbitration will be at hand, and we’ll be significantly closer to finding out what the hell the best player on the 2010 White Sox is going to do.... Read more »

White Sox acquire RHP Joaquin

Joaquin?  Joaquin who?  Joaquin Benoit?  I thought the Tigers signed him.  Joaquin Phoenix?  Is he a pitcher now?  Seems risky, but maybe he and Ozzie– “the White Sox on Monday claimed reliever Waldis Joaquin off waivers from San Francisco.” Uh….who?  He’s from San Fran…they had an awesome staff though, right? “His fastball has been clocked... Read more »
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Chris Sale or Jake Peavy for White Sox 5th starter?

Sale is my preference, because the injuries he’s had in life aren’t unprecedented Or both? Or 6 starters?  I guess that’s the same as both. According to whitesox.com (and I say that because it’s not Scott Merkin for some reason…maybe he’s actually on vacation for once), Chris Sale is undergoing off-season stamina building workouts so... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Gordon Beckham

White Sox player wrap-ups - Gordon Beckham
Hi, Gordon! Seriously, there are a LOT of really funny Beckham photos on the web I had a sophomore slump once too.  It happened in college.  I had a good freshman year academically, so I decided I would take on more activities and get a job, and everything would still go as swimmingly as the... Read more »

White Sox may or may not bring back A.J. & Konerko, sign Adam Dunn, Hideki Matsui, or Miguel Olivo, trade Gavin Floyd & Quentin, sell Four Loko in bleachers, etc.

White Sox may or may not bring back A.J. & Konerko, sign Adam Dunn, Hideki Matsui, or Miguel Olivo, trade Gavin Floyd & Quentin, sell Four Loko in bleachers, etc.
….and now you have rumors In an effort to be a well-researched, consistently topical White Sox blogger, I took the liberty of following @mlbtraderumors on Twitter some months back.  For a while, it seemed like a pretty good decision; it actually reminded me to follow semi-plausible trade talk, and kicked some half-decent topics for posts... Read more »
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White Sox player wrap-ups - Jayson Nix & Brent Lillibridge

White Sox player wrap-ups - Jayson Nix & Brent Lillibridge
‘Dive’ into 1600 words on sub-replacement White Sox utility infielders I have always found baseball players more relateable than athletes who play basketball or football.  Maybe it’s because they’re not freakishly large or tall, maybe it’s because the rate of success for elite prospects seems smaller and leads to less lifelong primadonnas, maybe because the... Read more »