Posts tagged "Brent Lillibridge"

Don't test the bench

Don't test the bench
It’s difficult to quantify an effective bench, especially offensively.  Chances are that in this offense environment, a team with a cadre of effective hitters not getting regular at-bats is simply poorly managed. Moreover, while the plate appearances that the White Sox have given to Brent Morel, Orlando Hudson, Brent Lillibridge, Eduardo Escobar, Kosuke Fukudome, Jordan... Read more »

O-Dog's walk-off

Walk-offs are walk-offs.  It doesn’t matter whether they come at the tail end of a miserable series against the Toronto Blue Jays, in a dreary game where multiple opportunities to score the decisive runs had already been squandered, off of a washed-up reliever who lent a sense of inevitability to the affair…it’s still a game-winning... Read more »

Rios' triple off Chris Perez wins it in extras

Things were not going so great for the Sox by the time Alex Rios dug his spikes into the dirt inside the batter’s box in the 10th inning on May 8th in Cleveland. They had recently taken their ace pitcher out of the rotation and placed him in the bullpen, then watched him blow his... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways
Facing a series against the last place Twins, and an exhaustive four-game weekend tilt with the Yankees, the White Sox obligations were clear: win the first series, hold their own in the latter. 4-3!  Mission accomplished!  Though, in odd fashion. Offense Two games this week saw the White Sox offense crank out 26 runs combined;... Read more »

The dearly departed: Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart

The dearly departed: Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart
It becomes a lot easier to wax nostalgic about players when they’re out the door.  Their deficiencies are no longer a part of your daily concern, and all that’s left is the memories. Worry no longer that Brent Lillibridge can’t hit, or that Zach Stewart is threatening the league’s supply of baseballs.  Before spending all... 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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Fukudome's departure is a good sign

Fukudome's departure is a good sign
Kosuke Fukudome was paid $47 million over the last four years, so there’s a lot less mourning required at his loss of employment than the average fourth outfielder.  He probably doesn’t need to consider a new line of work after being DFA’d.  In fact, he can go without considering the concept of ‘work’ for quite a... Read more »

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd
One of the keys to the success of the 2012 White Sox was avoiding a thorough exploration of their lack of depth. On that note, this Friday is not a particularly good day. White Sox place Philip Humber on the D-L. Designate Kosuke Fukudome for assignment. Bringing up Brian Bruney. — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) June... Read more »

Orlando Hudson can be accountable

Orlando Hudson can be accountable
From JJ: “I f***ed it up,” Hudson snapped after going 0-4 with a key error as the Sox lost 2-1 to the Cubs Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. “I lost the game for [Peavy], that’s it. The man threw a hell of a game, I lost it for him. Point blank. Case closed. We lost.... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch
“It’s baseball,” Konerko said. “You catch teams in different moments during the season, a series here and there. There’s a lot of parity in the game now. I don’t read too much into that.” -a quote from Paul Konerko stuffed at the end of Dave Van Dyck’s article on Philip Humber There’s truth to that,... Read more »