Posts in category "Prospects"

Your Monday update on easily anticipated White Sox news

Your Monday update on easily anticipated White Sox news
Since suddenly transforming into a team that couldn’t drive in runners and coughing up the division, the White Sox have been very light on the surprises. Rick Hahn made his much-rumored about ascent to the GM seat immediately after the close of the season, initiating a waiting game to find things out about Hahn’s style,... 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 »

Carlos Sanchez is (on) the Gordon Beckham plan

Carlos Sanchez is (on) the Gordon Beckham plan
White Sox minor league infielder Carlos Sanchez has been promoted to AAA Charlotte after 30 games in AA Birmingham, where he had been promoted to this same season after 92 games at High-A Winston-Salem.  This is shocking and not shocking. It’s shocking because Sanchez only turned 20 in June, and was already one of the... Read more »
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Life without Paulie

Life without Paulie
Fitting in with his seemingly gradual recovery from concussion symptoms, Paul Konerko has been placed on the special 7-day DL that exists just for that injury. The 7-day concussion DL is an odd one.  It’s not retroactive for missed time, so Konerko is not eligible to return until next Friday.  Also, there was significant reference... Read more »

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted
Francisco Liriano and Rey Olmedo being added to the roster meant that someone needed to exit from the bullpen to make room for Philip Humber, even if he’ll probably never actually sit down there. With the bullpen holding two semi-effective lefty rookies, Leyson Septimo and Hector Santiago seemed to be the two men at risk,... Read more »

Morning M*A*S*H* Unit

Morning M*A*S*H* Unit
A return to a tie for 1st place combined with a return to form from Captain Mufasa himself and an upcoming Wednesday afternoon date with Nick Blackburn offers a host of immediate delights for White Sox fans. The White Sox plane crashed into the mountain this past weekend, and now two days, two wins, six... Read more »
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Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey

Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey
Gavin Floyd was scratched from Monday’s start in Boston due to soreness in his elbow and forearm. It was enough to prompt a flight back to Chicago for an MRI, which was clean.  That’s a relief, but also puts Floyd in the position of waiting and seeing if the hurt goes away, a territory that... Read more »

Jhan Marinez is the corresponding move

Jhan Marinez is the corresponding move
Deunte Heath being sent down to AAA right before the All-Star break dropped the roster count down to 24, and Philip Humber is set to take his roster spot for a start on Tuesday. But that’s Tuesday.  It is presently Friday.  Philip Humber is of no use this weekend. Hence, Jhan Marinez. Marinez is yet... Read more »

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 »
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Morning notes: While you were sleeping, everyone got added to the All-Star Team

Morning notes: While you were sleeping, everyone got added to the All-Star Team
As is the typical reward for finishing 2nd in the Last Man Vote, Jake Peavy has been added to the AL All-Star team as an injury replacement.  The reason for Peavy’s addition is almost a caricature of All-Star Game injury cop-outs: C.J. Wilson has a blister on his middle finger. In any case, Jake Peavy... Read more »