Posts in category "Evaluations"

White Sox player wrap-ups - John Danks

John Danks; team leader in innings pitched, and beard sweat I very desperately wanted to search for another topic to cover than the last White Sox wrap-up of for the 2010 season.  Ever since things like free agency, arbitration deals, and the convention that the organization itself puts on to hype up the 2011 season... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Gavin Floyd

White Sox player wrap-ups - Gavin Floyd
Gavin Floyd is the most talented pitcher in the White Sox rotation. The natural response to such an assertion is, “well, clearly talent isn’t everything.”  For reasons varying from high BABIP, a tendency for the calamitous big inning, the occasional injury, bad luck, inconsistencies in his stuff, that one year (’08) where he was on... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Daniel Hudson

Sometimes the only picture of you big enough for a title line is a shot of you looking like you can’t stand the smell of the dugout. As much as I admittedly am charmed by the “We’re All-In” slogan, it’s a bit of a misnomer because…it’s not really new.  Maybe the White Sox aren’t going... Read more »
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White Sox player wrap-ups - Edwin Jackson

White Sox player wrap-ups - Edwin Jackson
It’s Scott Boras on the line……”DON’T YOU DARE LISTEN!” It’s always important to have a back-up plan.  Especially when a team has invested millions upon millions of dollars on a hard-throwing pitcher who puts tons of torque on his arm, it becomes important to have a serviceable, MLB-ready starter waiting in the minors who keeps... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Jake Peavy

The San Francisco Giants’ highest paid player in 2010 was Barry Zito.  Their second-highest was Aaron Rowand.  The third was Edgar Renteria, and the fifth was Mark DeRosa.  My point–if it turns out that I actually have one–is that you can spend a lot of money on players, have said players have poor/terrible/disastrous seasons, and... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Freddy Garcia

White Sox player wrap-ups - Freddy Garcia
At least one person is going to be perturbed about the use of this picture Is there a more fun baseball player to write about than aging, sorta washed-up Freddy Garcia?  It’s entertaining to watch him retire major league hitters with a liberal use of slow breaking-stuff, he’s hilariously covered in sweat by the 2nd... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Ramon Castro

White Sox player wrap-ups - Ramon Castro
Baseball players really, are not so much different from the athletes in the other three major American sports as we might think.  With basketball, football, and hockey, we largely associate the play with furious running, jumping, diving, slamming into each other, and what have you, while baseball is remembered (and wrongly bemoaned) for its pregnant... Read more »
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White Sox player wrap-ups - A.J. Pierzynski

White Sox player wrap-ups - A.J. Pierzynski
At some point, being this divisive has to be considered a talent.  A.J. doesn’t just inspire the loyalty of his teammates while pushing opponents to the brink of assault & battery, he divides baseball fans along lines of statheads and suckers for intangibles, and White Sox fans between those who value keeping the championship core... Read more »