Posts in category "Free Agency"

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season
This off-season should be…interesting. The White Sox are coming off of a year where pretty much every member of their over-30 offensive core met, or improbably exceeded expectations (Jake Peavy even improbably made a bid for 220 innings), and they got all of 85 wins. My quick assessment would be that they’re due for the... Read more »

Morning notes: Sweeping up the mess

Morning notes: Sweeping up the mess
Everyone has been making their random selection of “tough losses that really killed the Sox”.  In honor of the series currently being played on the North side of town between two 100-loss teams, I would offer that dropping four games combined against the Cubs and Astros (all at home) really killed the Sox, since they currently trail... Read more »

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder
After a day spent under the knife, John Danks was declared to be a successful recipient of shoulder surgery. But since that’s a blanket description, the details are that Danks underwent a successful procedure to “repair a capsular tear and minor debridements of the rotator cuff and biceps in his left shoulder.”  On the strength... Read more »
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Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game
Making a natural transition from talking about the All-Star Game, the White Sox and Cubs are probably going to be playing four games next season, instead of their usual six. As a partial-season-ticket holder, I was initially excited by the prospect of having the chance to avoid being obligated to buy a hyper-expensive Cubs-Sox game every... Read more »

The O-Dog is here, what does it mean?

The O-Dog is here, what does it mean?
Those that saw Peter Gammons’ initial tweet… The irrepressible ODog says he’s going to sign with the White Sox. — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 19, 2012 …and worried for a second that the team had plans to employ Larenz Tate to reprise his role as a homicidal youth from Menace II Society, might be pleasantly relieved... Read more »

All of a sudden the White Sox have injury problems--and Orlando Hudson?

All of a sudden the White Sox have injury problems--and Orlando Hudson?
When Paul Konerko went down in a heap Friday afternoon after being drilled in the face with a pitch, there was a lot emphasis placed on him being able to walk off under his own power, albeit while holding a towel over his eye. That didn’t do much to assuage my primary concern in the... Read more »
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Everyone's working on fastball command

Everyone's working on fastball command
The White Sox got shelled again Wednesday, and lost the Brewers 10-6.  By the top of the 4th inning, both Jake Peavy and Dylan Axelrod had been knocked around, Jordan Danks had ran into a fence, and it was 8-0 Milwaukee. The White Sox will lose as many Spring Training games as it takes for... Read more »

Camelback Ranch isn't especially profitable

Camelback Ranch isn't especially profitable
There are a lot of things about Jerry Reinsdorf I’ve yet to resolve in my mind, but right at the top of the list is how the famously shrewd Chairman ever came to be business partners with the Arrested-Development-in-real-life former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.  Even as McCourt prepares to depart, their Spring Training facility joint-venture... Read more »

Cespedes and the Hot Stove

Cespedes and the Hot Stove
Yoenis Cespedes is an Oakland Athletic, which sounds ridiculous.  What the hell is “an athletic”? But it’s also ridiculous because the idea of a six-team pursuit (that didn’t include the A’s) had been bouncing around since Cespedes’ imminent signing became the only thing worth dreaming about, was reportedly reaffirmed by Yoenis himself, and now he’s in... Read more »
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Everybody's Getting Williams'd

Everybody's Getting Williams'd
It’s the second week of February, pitchers and catchers don’t report until next Wednesday.  There’s nothing, man.  Nothing. That in mind, there’s only one recourse for the highly professional White Sox blogger to find a story; type in “white sox” into Google and see if something legit comes up.  Or, see if something else comes... Read more »