Category: Trade Talk

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 »

A trade of great concern

A trade of great concern
Ultimately, in a baseball season, a team has to worry about themselves.  Get to 90 wins, then start worrying about standings and divisional strength. Monday night was all about righting the ship against the Twins; Bad Gavin stumbled through six positively garish-looking innings, but the offense stirred to life and toppled a familiar tormentor in... Read more »

Morning notes: Just another panicked Monday

Morning notes: Just another panicked Monday
“We’re all waiting for Gavin Floyd and John Danks to come back,” my mother opined to me over our weekly Sunday dinner together, “but has anyone pointed out that they haven’t been any good?” “They’ll be fine”, I said dismissively, foolishly thinking this would be enough. “They haven’t been any good.” “Danks was terrible, but... Read more »
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Brett Myers is here to help

Brett Myers is here to help
Faced with a bullpen where the only men with an ERA under 3.50 are Jesse Crain–who’s record has been saved by being on the DL for the last month–and Donnie Veal–who has faced two batters this season–Kenny Williams took the time to act upon what had become a fairly glaring need. On Saturday, the White... Read more »

A bullpen turns its lonely eyes to Jesse Crain

A bullpen turns its lonely eyes to Jesse Crain
Even before Thursday night’s dull thud, the White Sox bullpen was already pretty comfortably the third-worst group in the American League.  Their 3.92 ERA was third-worst, their adjusted-for-ballpark ERA was third-worst, their adjusted xFIP was third-worst. One could quibble about how the A’s are pitching way above their peripherals, or how the Orioles are doomed... Read more »

Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront

Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront
While watching SportsCenter at the gym–there are only around four channels there–I couldn’t help but notice a segment where they listed the White Sox as the 1st place team most likely to miss the playoffs. “It’s not that the White Sox aren’t playing well,” said the ESPN expert on hand, “it’s that Detroit is coming... 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 »

Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms

Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms
Aaron Laffey starts for the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field Friday night, as a result of a rash of injuries to Toronto’s once promising starting rotation. The familiarity–and contempt–White Sox fans might have with Laffey stems from him spending 2007-10 skulking around the Cleveland Indians bullpen and making spot starts. He’s the soft-tossing... Read more »

So now the White Sox have a Youkilis

So now the White Sox have a Youkilis
On Sunday afternoon, the White Sox traded for a 33 year-old 3rd basemen hitting .233/.315/.377 on the season, who’s been frequently of injured of recent.  And yet, the trade for this Kevin Youkilis character is being hailed as a great win for the Sox, and one of Kenny Williams’ best moves in recent memory. For... Read more »
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Kevin Youkilis is coming--reportedly

Jon Heyman, a man who’s made his career reporting on these sorts of things, recently tweeted the following: #chisox get youlikis according to sources — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 24, 2012 The word on the return package is still being formed, but for now, this is the best report. White Sox have acquired Kevin Youkilis... Read more »