Posts tagged "birmingham barons"

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 »

Q & A with White Sox prospect Jared Mitchell

Q & A with White Sox prospect Jared Mitchell
Thanks to Marty Maloney and the White Sox PR staff, Friday afternoon offered another opportunity for bloggers to interview a member of the White Sox organization.  This time it was 2009 1st round draft pick Jared Mitchell, former LSU two-sport star, and currently the starting center fielder for the AA Birmingham Barons. After tearing a... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - The perfect game was still worth going through this

Instant Rationalization - The perfect game was still worth going through this
In simpler times, Philip Humber patching together three straight poor outings would be swept to the back pages of the local sports sections, where the travails of a back-end starter on an under-.500 baseball team belong. Instead, because of all this Perfect Game business, Humber’s sudden transition to a man who spends his time floating... Read more »
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Promotions for Molina and Petricka

Promotions for Molina and Petricka
If there was any question whether Chris Sale’s move to the bullpen would accelerate the timetables of other White Sox pitching prospects, it was answered today. RHP Nestor Molina was promoted to AAA Charlotte, and RHP Jake Petricka was promoted to AA Birmingham on Monday. While these moves are theoretically responses to fill the rotation... Read more »

Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell

Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell
Friday afternoon, us blogger scum got the chance to talk with White Sox Vice President and Director of Player Development, Buddy Bell.  If there is a better guy to talk about White Sox prospects with than Bell…well, then he really should promote himself better. Naturally, the conversation between Bell and the White Sox blogosphere was... Read more »

B'ham Barons Make Beeline for City Tax Dollars

B'ham Barons Make Beeline for City Tax Dollars
There are a couple of ways owners of minor league teams can go about generating higher revenue.  One way is to arrange for the most popular athlete on the planet to play right field for your bus league franchise, and then reap the pecuniary windfall resulting from the Jordan Effect.  Another, more conventional route, involves persuading a... Read more »
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Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam

Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam
At an ungodly early morning hour, Robin Ventura sat alone in an unlit room.  The darkness was impenetrable, but from what he could discern, the cold chair he was seated in was the cheap, flimsy plastic-type normally reserved for hot, drunken backyard barbecue parties.  There was a crack in the base of it that stirred... Read more »

Peavy's injury diagnosis is apparently the best-case scenario

Peavy's injury diagnosis is apparently the best-case scenario
His arm’s still attached to his body, and we’re still attached to his arm // Chicago Tribune Perhaps the White Sox offense is a dead alligator felled by a fanboat in a shallow swamp in the Everglades at the moment.  Still, there’s a positive side to everything; the bullen has stayed out of the press... Read more »