Archive for July 2011

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games
The White Sox went 3-3 on the week, which isn’t so bad.  Especially considering the fact that the competition was two division-leaders in Detroit and Boston, and that .500 is the rendezvous point where all-three AL Central contenders gather to share iced teas and the day’s gossip. Still, two games under .500 and four back... Read more »

Nothing Ever Happened

Nothing Ever Happened
In case you missed it, the White Sox haven’t done anything.  After using their most valuable trade asset merely as a tool to cancel all of Mark Teahen’s August charity events, the White Sox have stood pat.  They’ve neither restocked with young talent nor added a desperately needed competent bat.  As the deadline neared, The... Read more »

If the White Sox trade Quentin, they shouldn't stop there

If the White Sox trade Quentin, they shouldn't stop there
It’s the weekend of the trade deadline, and rumors are living and dying in moments so fleeting that reflecting on any individual one can be as futile as waiting for one of the White Sox toolsy prospects to get their strikeout rate under 30%.  Yet, the biggest name for the White Sox being mentioned recently... Read more »
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White Sox trade Edwin Jackson in mundane deal to shed salary--and they're not done!

White Sox trade Edwin Jackson in mundane deal to shed salary--and they're not done!
Trade Deadline madness started officially on Wednesday. Oh sure, Johnny Gomes was traded the night before, and everyone joked about how boring and pointless that affair was, but Wednesday was a day that will be remembered for two highly-coveted outfielders switching teams.  July 27, 2011 – They Moved. And the White Sox got to be... Read more »

Back to No Man's Land

Back to No Man's Land
The White Sox would really like someone to drop them a hint. Not only does a bitter 5-4 loss at the hands of Justin Verlander and the Tigers drag the Sox back to 4.5 games and 2 games under .500–an odd mixture of opportunity and abject failure–but back to pondering whether to take a drive... Read more »

Are the White Sox worth saving?

Are the White Sox worth saving?
If approached at my seat during the top of the 3rd–right after two pop-ups had been deposited on the short outfield grass by the White Sox defense–I might have been encouraged to say “Eh, not really”.  However, By the end of the evening, the White Sox had rallied on the Tigers thanks to a man... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 7/18-7/24 - Peddling a bicycle that's underwater

White Sox Week That Was 7/18-7/24 - Peddling a bicycle that's underwater
In this most recent weekend of Earthly Pleasures, the White Sox were nominally productive.  They won 3 of 5 games, dealt two losses to fellow division contenders the Cleveland Indians, drew within 5 games of the AL Central lead (again), and even bested terrifying groundball-maven, Justin Masterson.  3 of 5 games!  That’s a .600 winning... Read more »

Well, get used to Tyler Flowers

Well, get used to Tyler Flowers
Ramon Castro’s hand is all jacked-up, man.  Mark Buehrle threw a fastball at the hand that didn’t have a glove on it, and now Ramon is projected to miss the rest of the season.  As left-handed pitchers across the AL breathe a sigh of relief, the sad tuba blows for Blastro. Having the ability to... Read more »

Hooray for Gordon Beckham's defense

Hooray for Gordon Beckham's defense
The White Sox had an off day on Thursday, so I spent the day away from the newswire hoping to come home and find an easy reaction piece to the White Sox finally adding a new bat to their beleaguered offense just waiting to write itself. Naaah. It’s not a great time for the Pale... Read more »
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White Sox-Royals series provides refresher course on underwhelming season

White Sox-Royals series provides refresher course on underwhelming season
It’s regularly perplexing to look at the White Sox roster, or look at the back of the baseball cards (those still exist, right?) of the players on the roster, and then see their 47-51 record.  Hell, even this year’s stats make it a bit confusing.  The rotation has weathered injuries to Jake Peavy and John... Read more »