Archive for December 2010

White Sox player wrap-ups - Mark Buehrle

White Sox player wrap-ups - Mark Buehrle
This is a pic from that World Series thingamabobber….you remember If you buy the Oney-Jenks flap as just another example of the crazy mad-cap White Sox doing crazy things, then Mark Buehrle kinda getting knocked around in 2010 can just be written off as ‘Buehrle being Buehrle’; with ‘Buehrle’ being a guy who occasionally gets... Read more »

Oney Guillen makes Bobby Jenks' bittersweet departure a lot more bitter

Hopefully this is the last Jenks-related story because I’m recycling images like crazy at this point Well, if Bobby Jenks didn’t have a bad taste in his mouth about the way he left the White Sox, he certainly has one now.  After sounding downright wistful toward the fans and the organization while in the wake... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Donny Lucy & Tyler Flowers

White Sox player wrap-ups - Donny Lucy & Tyler Flowers
Pictured: Donny Lucy touching the sky There are few great catchers in this league.  Well, perhaps there are great catchers, but few catchers are great players, because there’s no reason for them to be.  It’s a physically demanding position not conducive to long careers and demands frequent days off.  If you’re a player who is... Read more »
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I don't think the White Sox have any more money left

Not ‘broke broke’, but ‘broke’. Call it a hunch. After committing over $120 million for next season, giving at least one more year than is advisable to all four major signings, and for the most part addressing every major need area, I’m pretty sure the team is tapped out. Of course, I thought that at... Read more »

A guide to all the goofy stats I use to talk about the White Sox

A guide to all the goofy stats I use to talk about the White Sox
I am thrilled–THRILLED–to get to use this photo again A lot of things have changed since I started writing about the White Sox on Chicago Now back in April.  I’ve gotten a lot better understanding of the game, other blogs actually acknowledge my existence nowadays, the notoriety of CN’s White Sox coverage has plummeted (they... Read more »

So long Big, Bad, Bobby....and thanks......yes...............thanks.

So long Big, Bad, Bobby....and thanks......yes...............thanks.
Jenks is officially out of the White Sox organization.  Even more officially than the Sox  non-tendering him in an act of “I would rather be marooned at sea than stomach giving you a raise” disapproval.  Boston signed Jenks to a 2-year, $12 million deal to be their set-up man…or perhaps their closer once Papelbon is... Read more »
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White Sox sign Jesse Crain, officially making stereotypical White Sox personnel moves

White Sox sign Jesse Crain, officially making stereotypical White Sox personnel moves
“Phiten [Necklaces] Chicago branch is going to make bank” – J.J. “White Sox Examiner” Stankevitz Maybe it’s because I’m sick and still doing shots of DayQuil, but I’ve suddenly started viewing this White Sox off-season in a different light. For a stretch of personnel decisions that is viewed as game-changing and seen to represent a... Read more »

What player should the White Sox deal for bullpen help?

What player should the White Sox deal for bullpen help?
Because seriously, we need to make some room for this Rose kid. Writing about trade rumors is kind of a self-defeating practice, especially if you’re a blogger who hasn’t even a shred of inside information.  I mean, I  have some reliable avenues to get by-the-minute trade information, but so does everyone else who uses Twitter. ... Read more »

A funny headline about pains in Manny Ramirez's pants

Youch! Or not…he can’t tell After a stressful and emotional week where the Sox somehow massively transformed their roster by barely changing it at all, things have just gotten even better for the South Siders. Manny Ramirez has made up for coming over in September and laying an egg! Well he almost has.  Because this... Read more »
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Paul Konerko could be money well-spent.....in the right context

Paul Konerko could be money well-spent.....in the right context
Go ahead and put that helmet back on Let me start by acknowledging that I’m extremely emotionally compromised.  Extremely.  Hearing that Konerko re-signed felt like Christmas combined with gleeful drunkenness….or just my last two Christmases.   With that out of the way, I can admit…yes….detractors and perhaps other CN bloggers who had their “We should... Read more »