Posts tagged "brandon short"

First round of obvious Spring Training cuts....and senryus!

First round of obvious Spring Training cuts....and senryus!
They say that the first cut is the deepest. “They”, are clearly referring to a different type of cut, because the first round of Spring Training cuts are easy.  Maybe they’re a bit harder for teams with real prospects, but with the White Sox, the first round of cuts only purged from the major league camp... Read more »

How are they doing?: Taking a look at meaningless Spring Training numbers

Did you want a rundown of the first-week Spring Training performance of every player I could think of?  Well, here it is.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown.

Pierzynski is probably brilliant, Short is definitely hurt

Pierzynski is probably brilliant, Short is definitely hurt
The frustrating thing about trying to evaluate A.J. Pierzynski is reviewing his statistical profile, finding a decent but underwhelming player, and being met with the inevitable reply of “Yeah, but the intangibles”.  It’s a valid complaint, but one that’s hard to reconcile into a firm, sum total. Beyond the mystery of his bat-handling, or clutchitude,... Read more »
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Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life

Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life
When the White Sox signed Kosuke Fukudome last week to a major league contract, they seemed to not only be locking up their 4th outfielder slot, but their 5th outfielder slot too, since Brent Lillibridge is essentially Jordan Danks with more power and versatility at this point. Pick one of the no-hit middle infielders (Escobar and... Read more »

Reinsdorf tries clear out the fuss so everyone can focus on non-roster invites

Reinsdorf tries clear out the fuss so everyone can focus on non-roster invites
There had been some word of trouble on the horizon.  Specifically… @OzzieGuillen I will kill peoples fellings no mercy i turn the page but they no let me a long then get ready going to be bad 20 Jan via Twitter for iPad In response to that, Jerry Reinsdorf–probably the very best man for the job of... Read more »

The White Sox let you know exactly how bummed out you should be about their farm system

The White Sox let you know exactly how bummed out you should be about their farm system
As it were, Friday was the White Sox day for adding vaguely promising minor-leaguers to the 40-man roster.  With the winter meetings looming, these additions specifically indicate who the White Sox will be protecting from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  Every minor league player not on the 40-man roster who was signed at age 18... Read more »
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Baseball is over: PREPARE

Baseball is over: PREPARE
On Friday night, the baseball season ended with the St. Louis Cardinals as the World Series champions.  If they hadn’t already hammered this point home in 2006, St. Louis reiterated that you always gun like hell for the playoffs if at all possible.  Even if your rotation is sort of blegh, even if at any... Read more »

The World Series might be just as likely to have a future White Sox regular as their Arizona Fall League team

The World Series might be just as likely to have a future White Sox regular as their Arizona Fall League team
After a thrilling and entertaining post-season, the World Series set us to be rather simple.  The St. Louis Cardinals have an elite offense, but a middling rotation that they’ve saved by leaning heavily on their bullpen.  The Rangers have operated the same way, with an even better offense and a better bullpen.  It’s also a... Read more »

September calling to the minor leagues

September calling to the minor leagues
Between Ramon Castro trying to catch a pitch barehanded, A.J. Pierzynski racing in front of Bruce Chen fastball, Carlos Quentin diving into the ground shoulder-first, and Tony Pena tearing ligaments out of his own elbow, the Chicago White Sox veterans conspired to take the excitement out of September call-ups. Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De... Read more »
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White Sox Spring Training defers its first set of dreams

White Sox Spring Training defers its first set of dreams
The White Sox said ‘no’ to this face? This face? This ****ing face!!? // Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune We would all like to think that we love baseball for the intrinsic qualities of the game.  Its wonderful mix of trends, probability, and random chance, the athleticism, the strategy, its raw visual splendor.  But if... Read more »