Posts in category "DH Slot"

Pondering a Dunn-less future

Pondering a Dunn-less future
Adam Dunn has missed his last six games, and eight out of his last 11.  His comeback effort has hit a roadblock.  The roadblock is that he’s not getting better. Adam Dunn tried to hit 2x but hasn’t seen enough progress w/ oblique to play. Ventura said was same as Tues & “not worth having... Read more »

Whither Carlos Quentin?

Whither Carlos Quentin?
It is assumed Carlos Quentin will be traded this off-season. It was thought he had a chance to move prior to Kenny Williams’ “play the kids” announcement, but man, that really sealed it.  With certified youngsters Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo in tow, and shotgun brides Alex Rios and Adam Dunn gumming up the... Read more »

Hope for Dunn? (As in 'ever', because obviously not now)

Hope for Dunn? (As in 'ever', because obviously not now)
Is there any reason to expect Adam Dunn to recover? This question struck me because 1. Adam Dunn got thrown back-t0-back starts this weekend. 2. Adam Dunn was 0-4 with a strikeout Friday night 3. Strangely enough, with their budget constraints, getting substantial contributions from Adam Dunn is one of the few potential sources of... Read more »
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Dunn is easy enough to demote

Dunn is easy enough to demote
Before Monday’s game, Ozzie Guillen sat down with Adam Dunn, and somehow got down to explaining that his historically bad offensive season will be costing him anything resembling regular playing time for the last month. “The talk was good. Very professional. Very respectful.” Guillen said. Ozzie is surely open to criticism, but his player management... Read more »

Everyone is on waivers! (and drugs!)

Everyone is on waivers! (and drugs!)
The waiver period is one big tease.  Exciting talk with no action.  But given the alternative of no action with boring talk deploring the lack of action, the wavier period is welcome. Big names!  Proposed trades!  Playoff relevance! Wahoo! The trick is, before the non-waiver deadline, teams can ponder who they want to trade in... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 8/15-8/21 - Heaven can wait, and Hell's too far to go

White Sox Week That Was 8/15-8/21 - Heaven can wait, and Hell's too far to go
This is a long one, but it’s compartmentalized, so it’s easy to read in sections Three weeks ago, after the White Sox did a split for the week, it was plainly obvious that they were still firmly entrenched in the AL Central hunt and showed flashes of a higher level of play.  Being an ornery cuss,... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 8/8-8/14 - Good week, in need of a great week

White Sox Week That Was 8/8-8/14 - Good week, in need of a great week
Handed 7 games against the Sad and Hopeless and the Optimistic but Currently Enfeebled, the White Sox performed their required duty of winning most of the time.  Hooray, pass the Courvoisier. They even went so far as to win both series of the week, taking 3 out of 4 from the last-place Orioles, then recovering... Read more »

Awful small ball, thinning the rotation, Alexei to the rescue, Twitter tragedies, and other White Sox notes not worth a whole post

Awful small ball, thinning the rotation, Alexei to the rescue, Twitter tragedies, and other White Sox notes not worth a whole post
Why are the White Sox bad at the things they care about? If there’s something to be pointed to as the tipping point in the White Sox 3-2 defeat to the Yankees–other than the team only having two above-average hitters and one of them being hurt…against Sabathia–it’s the incredible sequence where both A.J. Pierzynski an... Read more »

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 »
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It's all bad news; every item of news is in fact, bad

It's all bad news; every item of news is in fact, bad
There have been a lot of articles examining the state of the White Sox from some of the nationally-focused guys that I thought were of great interest, and wished to link to.  But something struck me: they all had horrible, horrible things to say about the team. And not of the ranting “Hawk is a... Read more »