Posts in category "Awards"

Saturday morning cart--er, White Sox notes

Saturday morning cart--er, White Sox notes
In the end, Adam Dunn broke his promise to Hawk Harrelson, and failed to win the AL Comeback Player of the Year award.  Between this and the 2011 post-All-Star break pact he made with Alex Rios to save the season, it might be time to start taking Dunn’s solemn, steely-eyed vows with a grain of... Read more »

Jake Peavy is the AL pitcher of the month, what's everyone else doing?

Jake Peavy is the AL pitcher of the month, what's everyone else doing?
Jake Peavy was announced as the AL pitcher of the month for April.  As Gonzales notes, the award “validates” Peavy’s resurgence, but there was plenty to point to already. Peavy is currently the AL ERA leader with a sparkling 1.67 mark, and has the second-best strikeout-to-walk ratio and HR-rate among starters.  All of his outings... Read more »

One more chance for Minnie Minoso

One more chance for Minnie Minoso
Frank Thomas figures to enter the Hall of Fame the first chance he gets in 2014.  He’s got the numbers, he’s got the reputation, and a pretty good nickname doesn’t hurt. After that, it’s hard to conceive of who the next player going into the Hall with a White Sox cap would be. Pure his... Read more »
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Mark Buehrle wins his 3rd-straight Gold Glove, A.J. Pierzynski....eh

Mark Buehrle wins his 3rd-straight Gold Glove, A.J. Pierzynski....eh
It probably comes as no shock to any regular reader that I regard Mark Buehrle winning his 3rd Fielding Bible Award on Monday as a greater accomplishment than capturing his 3rd-straight Gold Glove on Tuesday. For some reason, managers and coaches have not proved to be as reliable of a voting population as they would... Read more »

Frasor and Pierzynski headline a day of absurdities

Frasor and Pierzynski headline a day of absurdities
The White Sox picked up Jason Frasor’s 2012 option for $3.75 million on Monday, which is confounding for two reasons. 1) For a team that’s made no secret of a desire to scale back it’s budget, spending $3.75 million on a guy who figures to rank behind Sergio Santos, Jesse Crain, and Addison Reed among... Read more »

BREAKING: Guillen doesn't like Cooper, White Sox have still not named a hitting coach, Paul Konerko was a good minor league player

BREAKING: Guillen doesn't like Cooper, White Sox have still not named a hitting coach, Paul Konerko was a good minor league player
The initial reaction to a Joe Cowley column including such quotes from Ozzie Guillen as “We all knew Coop was Kenny’s b—-” and “The Sox were saying, ‘Yes, we want to f— you, but we don’t want to marry you.’ ’’ might be “Wow! What a bombshell!”  Colorful language catches the eye like that, and certainly this... Read more »
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White Sox get rid of Scott Linebrink, and an angel gets its wings

White Sox get rid of Scott Linebrink, and an angel gets its wings
There’s a temptation when your least favorite player of the past few years is traded away–in a trade that seems to be made purely for the sake of getting rid of him–to kinda…go nuts.And I did.  You know, the whole bit…screaming, crying, hugging people I don’t know…which is really bad because I work in a... Read more »

Mark Buehrle wins gold glove, Alexei Ramirez doesn't

Mark Buehrle wins gold glove, Alexei Ramirez doesn't
Still images makes this look less impressive Triumph!  Mark Buehrle has won his 2nd Gold Glove as of today, an honor that was only bestowed upon today, on November 9th, despite the fact that every knew they were going to give him the damn thing after he flung a baseball through his legs on Opening... Read more »

Paul Konerko's MVP Candidacy

Paul Konerko's MVP Candidacy
  It’s weak. Normally MVPs have to either be the best player on the best team (the Sox are certainly not that), or someone just transcendently better than everyone else in the league (there are two guys like that in the AL, and neither of them are Paulie).  Konerko isn’t even 1st on his own... Read more »
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