Posts in category "Infield"

Afternoon notes: Second-place edition

Everything seems less rosy when it doesn’t have the ‘activities of a 1st-place team’ stamp on it.  A Wednesday night set to be spent battling the Cubs to avoid a sweep with one of the league’s worst starters of the last month lacks a certain tinge of nobility. So does marveling at Detroit’s comeback.  In... Read more »

Orlando Hudson can be accountable

Orlando Hudson can be accountable
From JJ: “I f***ed it up,” Hudson snapped after going 0-4 with a key error as the Sox lost 2-1 to the Cubs Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. “I lost the game for [Peavy], that’s it. The man threw a hell of a game, I lost it for him. Point blank. Case closed. We lost.... 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 »
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Welcome Eduardo Escobar into your hearts, but not necessarily the field

Welcome Eduardo Escobar into your hearts, but not necessarily the field
A sweeping, decisive round of roster cuts were announced Tuesday.  The prolonged process of ‘getting a looksie’ at Jordan Danks, Josh Phegley, Jim Gallagher, and Tyler Saladino ended, and so did the spirited attempts to snag a major league minimum salary by Dan Johnson and Dallas McPherson. With Ozzie Martinez already removed from camp without... Read more »

Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun

Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun
Perhaps setting a precedent that all games in which the White Sox get shutout will be followed by a third of the roster being cut, 14 players were sent packing from major league camp Monday. Alright, so perhaps this day was selected weeks ahead of time and several lockers were cleared out prior to the... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview - Infield

White Sox Season Preview - Infield
Well, the preview for catchers was 1200 words and was only about two players, so perhaps an emphasis on verbal economy would be good to have.  Oh boy, we’re already failing. This will be stated again, possibly during every other position group preview, but the White Sox infield has a lot of uncertainty to it.... Read more »
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Position Battles!

Position Battles!
Spring Training doesn’t mean much. This is a point that’s been made time and again, but the lesson that the first, blessed taste of baseball in over 4 months should more or less be treated with a shrug and a yawn is a hard one to accept. So let’s not! If the White Sox got... Read more »

Brent Morel is entrenched; which means....what?

Brent Morel is entrenched; which means....what?
Seeing Adam Dunn and Alex Rios in the Opening Day lineup isn’t going to feel great.  It’ll be a firm reminder that contracts can dictate batting orders, even in extreme scenarios.  The only thing that can stop it from happening is 18 Brent Lillibridge Spring Training home runs.  Swing for the fences, Brent!* But skimming through... Read more »

Beckham wearing thin

Beckham wearing thin
Last weekend, I ran across a tweet that seemed curious. @gordonbeckham Just so everybody who asked why I was in a bar last night knows I’m going to the cage to hit #sliders at 1230 so you guys think I’m committed 9 Dec via Twitter for iPhone Whatever nagging of Beckham for having a social life in the off-season... Read more »
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Selling low on Gordon Beckham

Selling low on Gordon Beckham
By now you’ve probably heard Gordon Beckham’s name bandied about in trade rumors pertaining to the White Sox rebuilding effort. It’s notable because it’s not everyday you hear “Trade the 25 year-old cost-controlled 2nd basemen!” during a rebuilding effort, and because it wasn’t that long ago that Beckham was capable of acting as the centerpiece... Read more »