Archive for March 2011

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Starting Rotation

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Starting Rotation
John Danks, alongside Ramon Castro: Backup Catcher/Potential Spot Starter // Danny Moloshok, Reuters There’s precious little time to pump out the pitching-half of my White Sox roster overview before it officially becomes late.  However, that does bring the added benefit of allowing me to work like a real columnist: rushing against a deadline, making under-researched... Read more »

Interview with White Sox VP of Marketing, Brooks Boyer

Interview with White Sox VP of Marketing, Brooks Boyer
Hey look, there he is in the background! // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune It’s the end of the month again, which means the good folks at the White Sox PR department have decided it’s time to toss an interview to their poor, downtrodden bloggers.  Because we’re just a few hyperventilating breaths from Opening Day, the... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - The Defense

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - The Defense
So…hard…to…remain…objective…guh // Jake Roth, US PRESSWIRE It’s a World Series defense. I mean that as a joke, and also because the make-up is eerily similar.  Both the 2011 and 2005 White Sox hide their lumbering sluggers on the right field foul line, both have pretty fantastic defenders on the left side of the infield, a... Read more »
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White Sox Season Preview 2011 - The Offense

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - The Offense
Get excited for this! // Jake Roth, US PRESSWIRE This should be a pretty simple preview format. 1. Juan Pierre – He’s turning 34 years-old and his game has a lot speed-reliance to it, so the possibility of complete collapse is always on the table.  Other than that, the numbers could be seen as offering... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - They should win

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - They should win
Well, as it should be made obvious by me leaving them to the end of my AL Central preview, I’m taking the White Sox for the divisional crown this season.  Despite having an offense that had production at the DH slot that most teams wouldn’t appreciate from their catcher, the Sox finished 6th in the... Read more »

So now you have six outfielders...

What would we be without Brent Lillibridge? Frankly, it’s not something we’re willing to consider // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune Compromise is easier said than done.  Before analyzing and criticizing the choice that the White Sox were revealed to have made by Jeff Marquez’s empty locker, I should state first that it was a difficult... Read more »
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If you liked Jim Thome, Adam Dunn shouldn't be a problem

If you liked Jim Thome, Adam Dunn shouldn't be a problem
“Pass me the ball.” Hey! I just made a joke only three of my friends will get! // Jake Roth, US PRESSWIRE There’s been a fair amount of hand-wringing–albeit, mostly on sports radio, and I must emphasize that filling 4 hours of airtime is far more difficult than it sounds–about how the White Sox fanbase... Read more »

Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring

Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring
Cooper, possibly calculating how many innings he could get out of Kenny if he taught him a cutter as well // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune The cut-fastball is a pitch of pretty tremendous use.  It’s a gleeful compromise for pitchers who throw too straight of a fastball, and/or can’t throw their slider for a swinging... Read more »

Who else belongs on the White Sox Wall of Fame?

You know…other than these guys // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune It’s a Friday, so I have no desire to start the final portion of the 2011 White Sox Season Preview just yet, and equally little desire to flip out about Philip Humber’s terrible Spring Training start after I tried to have confidence in him, so... Read more »
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Hope for a not-terrible Philip Humber

In this wonderful era of sabermetrics, pseudo know-it-all bloggers like myself, and actual know-it-all bloggers as well, are regularly bold enough to believe that they have the knowledge and insight necessary to catch the pros in the industry (GMs, player development reps, scouts, managers, Jayson Stark, etc) with their pants down, dead wrong about a... Read more »