Category: Roster

Fukudome's departure is a good sign

Fukudome's departure is a good sign
Kosuke Fukudome was paid $47 million over the last four years, so there’s a lot less mourning required at his loss of employment than the average fourth outfielder.  He probably doesn’t need to consider a new line of work after being DFA’d.  In fact, he can go without considering the concept of ‘work’ for quite a... Read more »

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd
One of the keys to the success of the 2012 White Sox was avoiding a thorough exploration of their lack of depth. On that note, this Friday is not a particularly good day. White Sox place Philip Humber on the D-L. Designate Kosuke Fukudome for assignment. Bringing up Brian Bruney. — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) June... Read more »

1st place roster shuffling

1st place roster shuffling
Thursday saw a wave of news about the White Sox roster–mostly on the outer margins.  The minutiae of shifting around reserve outfielders and spot starters can lend a strong feeling of pointlessness at times, but this is a 1st place team after all, so tales of roster shifting and shuffling become more exciting if you can... Read more »
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Injury recoveries bring about crucial roster decisions

Injury recoveries bring about crucial roster decisions
Due to forces mostly beyond their control, the White Sox will have to ponder messing with a good thing in the coming days. John Danks and Brent Morel weren’t exactly elite contributors when they both got hurt, but they were starters and they’re on the recovery trail. Danks Danks is a simple case.  If he’s... Read more »

Quintna gone, but not forgotten

The doubleheader day is–thankfully–over, and with it goes the provision to keep 26 men on the roster.  The White Sox have elected to send Jose Quintana back down to AA, and keep Eric Stults on the major league roster for the time being. Both pitchers’ results exceeded their stuff on Monday.  Quintana saved the bullpen... Read more »

5th starter vacancy prompts roster shuffle

5th starter vacancy prompts roster shuffle
This Chris Sale kid is really causing some problems Since his move to the bullpen, the White Sox have had to take an unflattering look into their starter depth.  After RHP Dylan Axelrod nibbled and labored his way through 4.1 so-so innings Sunday, he was immediately optioned to Charlotte.  In turn, the team will take... Read more »
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Crain is still mending, Peavy is perfect?

Crain is still mending, Peavy is perfect?
Jesse Crain’s bullpen session Thursday didn’t go so well. He was supposed to throw off a mound, but was limited to 20 throws from flat ground.  He was hoping to avoid a rehab stint–as most major leaguers do not enjoy even fleeting experiences of being minor leaguers again–but he’s still feeling pain two weeks removed... Read more »

Crain's rehab schedule aligns with upcoming roster decision

Crain's rehab schedule aligns with upcoming roster decision
Jesse Crain is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday as he tries to recover from his second oblique strain of the young season.  Because his addition to the disabled list was made retroactive to April 21st, Crain is technically eligible to rejoin the roster as soon as this Sunday. Even though he only... Read more »

Fake baseball moves into real parks

Fake baseball moves into real parks
With the Cactus League season in the rearview mirror, the White Sox are beginning the slow transition to real baseball in time for the weekend series against the reigning AL Champions To ease the transition, The Sox are playing two games against the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.  Perhaps they’re easing the transition too... Read more »
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There are more Conor Jacksons where that came from

There are more Conor Jacksons where that came from
This year and the next couple, depending on the fate of a few drafts and a Marco Paddy-led international scouting initiative, “depth” will be a oft-cited weakness of the White Sox organization.  With a barren farm system and a payroll that’s still weighing rather heavy, it’s going to be a tall task to find suitable... Read more »