Posts in category "Lineup"

Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year? How many of us will still be alive?

Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year?  How many of us will still be alive?
The 2013 schedules were released Wednesday, opening up a dangerous line of thinking. To begin thinking about 2013 is to begin thinking about how the White Sox will manage to be competitive next season.  Option years are coming up for Youkilis, Peavy, and Floyd. Konerko, Dunn, and Pierzynski are another year older….and A.J. doesn’t even... Read more »

In ragged straits as the biggest series of the season begins

In ragged straits as the biggest series of the season begins
The White Sox don’t have much of a shot at the American League Wild Card.  At the moment, they’re two and a half games out of the last spot, which isn’t as big of a hindrance as three teams they’d have to overcome. Luckily, they play in the weakest division in all of baseball, and... Read more »

Kevin Youkilis and grinding at-bats

Kevin Youkilis and grinding at-bats
The 2012 White Sox have a great many enjoyable qualities, but patience hasn’t been one of them.  “They don’t work the count!” was a common complaint during the early-season struggles, and while those voices have died down as the wins have piled up, the process has remained the same. Going into Wednesday night, the White... Read more »
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What if the pitching is the problem?

What if the pitching is the problem?
The advantage that niche journalists, or bloggers, have over more broad-based sports columnists is large to the point of being unfair.  They walk in, give a fair assessment of the situation at face-value, write their column, and the angry blogger writes a rebuttal based on details that only someone who obsessively reads and writes about... Read more »

Lineup at a glance

Lineup at a glance
After a banner week, taking a cross-section of the White Sox hitters after the last seven games should be a blast. 1.  Alejandro De Aza – 8 for 27, 4 BB, 9 K, 5 R, RBI – Not much pop, and an interesting influx of strikeouts, but the rate he’s getting on base at makes... Read more »

Lineup at a glance

Lineup at a glance
Continuing with the notion of taking a week snapshot at the White Sox performance, and knowing that people love lists, let’s run through the lineup with quick takes on how they’re doing. 1. Alejandro De Aza – 10 for 26, 2 2B, 4 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K – He can take a... Read more »
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Well Robin, now you've got some managin' to do

Well Robin, now you've got some managin' to do
Through the second night of the season, Adam Dunn still looked like a new man, Alex Rios hit a game-winning HR, and it appeared as though that thanks to the blessings of sheer regression to the mean, Robin Ventura would guide a triumphant return to respectability.  All he’d have to is show up. Well, that... Read more »

White Sox miss out on baseball, Guillen

White Sox miss out on baseball, Guillen
The White Sox Tuesday night tilt with the Indians was called off on account of cold, wind, rain, snow, and it being April in Cleveland.  Things don’t figure to get much better in time for tomorrow’s scheduled 11 AM CDT getaway day time, but it’s still scheduled to go on. Philip Humber’s getting skipped in... Read more »

The rotation is set, so now we can start worrying about people

The rotation is set, so now we can start worrying about people
John Danks finally won that Opening Day starting role that he sort of won already.  It’s an announcement that lacks the manufactured drama of the 25th man race, or the closer role, or the ‘who in the bullpen isn’t a closer candidate?’ question, but it’s something. Ventura went farther to outline the entire rotation order:... Read more »
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Ventura drops some hints on the lineup/roster/future

Ventura drops some hints on the lineup/roster/future
Monday brings about the first competition against an actual other professional baseball club for the 2012 White Sox.  While it will still be a functionally useless Spring Training game with the thousands of factors that compromise the results that every Spring Training game has, it will at least be more exciting to see Dayan Viciedo... Read more »