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Instant Rationalization - Walks, dropped pop-ups, and just enough Sale carry Sox to split

The first four innings in Anaheim were pretty much ideal for the White Sox on their getaway day.  Chris Sale had struck out six through four shutout innings, the Angels defense bungled two pop flies to key a 3-run 4th inning, and had hastened the departure of their starter C.J. Wilson, who only lasted 3.2... Read more »

Instant Rationalization – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Floyd continues to master inconsistency

Instant Rationalization – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Floyd continues to master inconsistency
If the goal for pitchers was to be as inconsistent as humanly possible—to dominate batters and make them look silly one game and then get shelled like a batting practice pitcher the next—Gavin Floyd might have four or five Cy Young awards by now. When Floyd is at his best, like in his previous start... Read more »

Cespedes and the Hot Stove

Cespedes and the Hot Stove
Yoenis Cespedes is an Oakland Athletic, which sounds ridiculous.  What the hell is “an athletic”? But it’s also ridiculous because the idea of a six-team pursuit (that didn’t include the A’s) had been bouncing around since Cespedes’ imminent signing became the only thing worth dreaming about, was reportedly reaffirmed by Yoenis himself, and now he’s in... Read more »
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SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat
“Why not us?” would seem to be the motto of the opening day of SoxFest, which is shaping up to be every bit the positivist lovefest that, you know, a pre-season promotional event designed to drum up enthusiasm for the upcoming season should be. Kenny Williams received a smattering of boos when he was introduced,... Read more »

Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren

Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren
Jake Peavy is the highest paid player on the 2012 White Sox. Thaaaat doesn’t make me feel great, but there’s only one more season before a nice, comfy buyout awaits him in 2013. The next two highest paid players are Adam Dunn (who’s got a $2 million raise coming for this year) and Alex Rios.... Read more »

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"
If Day 3 of the Winter Meetings were defined primarily–for White Sox fans at least–by crushing loss and the rolls of cookie dough that were eaten to cope with it, Day 4 was defined by Angels owner Arte Moreno dousing the free agent market in gasoline, lighting it aflame, and then laughing as he flew... Read more »
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Winter Meetings Preview!!!

Winter Meetings Preview!!!
It’s finally here! The week that every White Sox fan has been looking forward to since that awful series against the Yankees in August–it’s the MLB Winter Meetings! This December, representatives from all30 Major League teams–and various other hangers-on–will head to Dallas to live like the Texans do; by making crazy deals and swapping assets... Read more »

Ozzie makes it easy, White Sox hire a Paddy

Ozzie makes it easy, White Sox hire a Paddy
It’s still kind of weird to read a story about “manager Ozzie Guillen”, and realize it’s not White Sox-related, but rather pertaining to some strange southeastern franchise that has Chris Volstad on it. Luckily, there’s a feature with ESPN the Magazine where Tim Kurkjian seemingly allowed Guillen to speak extemporaneously on the often-addressed topic of... Read more »

The free agent market seems kinda crazy

The free agent market seems kinda crazy
Previously, we explored the concept that Kenny Williams’ free agency ventures of recent have been less than fruitful.  If you count the Rios waiver claim–and when you absorb 4 1/3 years and $55 million, why wouldn’t you?–it’s been $54 million for 2.8 fWAR for all new signings since the close of the 2008 season. The... Read more »
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Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!

Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!
Other than waited on baiting breath for vague rumors about Mark Buehrle’s contract status, or trying to prod Brett Ballantini into saying something revealing about the media on Twitter, there’s not much going on with the White Sox.  Guess what?  There’s not much going on with the Indians either!  They didn’t even go through a... Read more »