Posts tagged "Brent Morel"

Saturday smatterings

Saturday smatterings
The White Sox can still beat the Mariners (22 out of the last 26), so in some degree, the status quo remains alive and well, in spite of last night. The completion of the supersonic mega-deal between the Dodgers and Red Sox has the baseball word aflutter.  The Red Sox sent a quater of a... Read more »

Kevin Youkilis really likes his new digs

Kevin Youkilis really likes his new digs
It’s been easy to spot Kevin Youkilis exchanging polite celebratory handshakes with Adam Dunn at home plate.  The man who has only eclipsed 20 home runs twice in a season already has 11 in 203 White Sox plate appearances. See if you can spot the big factor in his success with his new team… Youk’s... Read more »

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 »
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Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning
The recently-traded-for reliever Brett Myers should be available for Sunday’s game.  In turn, the Charlotte Knights are actually getting some help from the Sox in the form of Dylan Axelrod, who was optioned in turn. Axelrod racked up a 5.63 ERA in his ten appearances with the big club, but delivered memorable quality starts in... 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 »

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 »

Injury recoveries bring about crucial roster decisions

Injury recoveries bring about crucial roster decisions
Due to forces mostly beyond their control, the White Sox will have to ponder messing with a good thing in the coming days. John Danks and Brent Morel weren’t exactly elite contributors when they both got hurt, but they were starters and they’re on the recovery trail. Danks Danks is a simple case.  If he’s... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 5/28-6/3 - This week's episode features lots of wins

White Sox Week That Was: 5/28-6/3 - This week's episode features lots of wins
For the most part, the White Sox spent the week riding the hot streak that last weekend’s emphatic offensive demolition of then-1st place Cleveland kickstarted. Floyd has been terrible, Danks is hurt, Philip Humber has an ERA over 5.00, and the one loss this week featured 10 runs being allowed to the Seattle Mariners, whose offense... Read more »
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Afternoon notes: Winning and feeling better while doing it

Afternoon notes: Winning and feeling better while doing it
The Baseball Prospectus’ Hit List power rankings–based on three different types of pythagorean calculations and league strength–have the White Sox as 2nd in all of baseball. The difference between them and No. 1 Texas is significant, but BP calculates their chances of making the playoffs at 61.8%, which has raised 27.6% in the last week.... Read more »