Posts tagged "AL Central"

A completely SERIOUS look at WINNING the DIVISION

A completely SERIOUS look at WINNING the DIVISION
Previously, I was under the distinct impression that the White Sox season was over.  Kaput.  Donezo.  Finito Santiago. However, this is not the case.  If the White Sox win all three of their games against the Indians, and Tigers lose all three of their games against the Royals, then it forces a one-game playoff for... Read more »

Oh, the brutality

Oh, the brutality
Wednesday night, the braintrust of White Sox Observer all met at once for the first time to enjoy each other’s company in the presence of the game and team they love. Fittingly, the White Sox pitching staff didn’t want the night to end. Sox pitching walked a season-high 12 batters, which according to the preeminent... Read more »

Things are not okay

Things are not okay
The manner of baseball the White Sox have been playing recently–light on the baserunners, stingy on the clutch hitting and fresh out of starters who look fresh out on the mound–is a secondary concern. Team performance has shown itself annoyingly capable and willing of turning on a dime, even after everyone is filling buoyed and... Read more »
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Not the biggest performance of Adam Dunn's life, but more than close enough

Not the biggest performance of Adam Dunn's life, but more than close enough
“We just have to take a step back and relax,” Dunn said. “We have to realize we are in first place and in a really, really good position.” That was Adam Dunn, the veteran of absolutely zero MLB playoff wars, before Monday night’s crucial showdown with the Cleveland Indians.  Dunn would cooly go on to... Read more »

The home stretch looms

The home stretch looms
There are just 52 games left on the White Sox regular season schedule, compared to 50 for the Detroit Tigers.  While the Sox only have a one-game advantage in the division, that lead is entirely composed of the two extra games the Tigers have played and lost. The White Sox play their 111th and 112th... Read more »

Sizing up the AL Central after the trade deadline

Sizing up the AL Central after the trade deadline
The last day before the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without any significant additions to the AL Central powers, despite “interesting discussions” all around.  It was a bit of a surprise since the Sox had the rather reasonable options of improving the bullpen or overcorrect their bench, and an even bigger surprise that the Tigers... Read more »
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Kenny rages against the dying of the light

Kenny rages against the dying of the light
For a few years now, I’ve been waiting for the White Sox destitute farm system and aging major league core to culminate in a hellish disaster of a season–a last place finish where everyone’s prime ends simultaneously, and the lack of any viable replacements forces the franchise to go into an Astros-like coccoon for five... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Donkey Kong works as originally intended

Instant Rationalization - Donkey Kong works as originally intended
With a lineup stripped down from collision-related injuries, and Philip Humber on the mound because of John Danks’ everlasting rehab, the White Sox needed primetime efforts from the heart of the order Saturday. They got that, but the fill-ins weren’t half-bad either. After a breezy, scoreless first three innings, Paul Konerko broke the tie with... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 7/16-7/22 - Obviously, that was a disaster

White Sox Week That Was - 7/16-7/22 - Obviously, that was a disaster
There’s a reason that so many have stressed that there is a lot of baseball left–67 games to be precise–after Sunday’s loss and sweep completion in Detroit. It’s a truth, and it’s also a coping mechanism, and coping mechanisms are assembled in response to disasters.  In a single seven-day period, the Sox went 1-6, dropped... Read more »
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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 »