Posts tagged "Brian Anderson"

Instant Rationalization - Sox triumph thanks to Beckham dominating Hernandez, a ball bouncing off of a face, and other wildness

Instant Rationalization - Sox triumph thanks to Beckham dominating Hernandez, a ball bouncing off of a face, and other wildness
With Jake Peavy and Felix Hernandez facing off on Friday night, and the Mariners offense involved, runs figured to be at a premium unless something really weird happened. Or multiple things. Gordon Beckham homered twice off of Felix Hernandez, mirroring the feat that fellow troubled former White Sox top prospect Brian Anderson in 2005.  And... Read more »

Those rare times when Spring Training talk rings true

In my continuing effort to be nicer, and not dismissive of the 2012 White Sox until hard evidence appears, I looked back at some of the times in recent team history where the empty, optimistic pre-season talk that we often dismiss turned out to be spot-on.  Click the title to read on Southside Showdown as... Read more »

Camelback Ranch isn't especially profitable

Camelback Ranch isn't especially profitable
There are a lot of things about Jerry Reinsdorf I’ve yet to resolve in my mind, but right at the top of the list is how the famously shrewd Chairman ever came to be business partners with the Arrested-Development-in-real-life former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.  Even as McCourt prepares to depart, their Spring Training facility joint-venture... Read more »
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Much Better Moments in White Sox History: Gordon's Big Break

Much Better Moments in White Sox History: Gordon's Big Break
The reception for the first game retrospective was positive, and I was very appreciative for all the kind words. But I am nothing if not untrusting, and I fear the fondness for the piece was just held over happy memories about the Blackout Game itself.  Some people are content to write interesting pieces on popular... Read more »

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough
This off-season didn’t feature the most imposing crop of free agent shortstops. Rafael Furcal played only 87 games last season and posted an 81 wRC+, and landed a 2-year deal worth $14 million from the Cardinals…who were mostly praised for the signing.  And yet even in these waters, no one bit on 37 year-old Orlando... Read more »

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game
Perhaps I’m a bit of a sap, but all this talk of rebuilding and possibly competent attempts to be competitive are kind of, well, sad.  Ripe for uproarious mockery for sure, but still kind of sad.  In an effort to pep things up, and being the proud owner a robust iTunes gift card, I’d though... Read more »
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Starting Brent Morel at 3rd base

Starting Brent Morel at 3rd base
More than any other major sport, rookies and prospects are coddled in baseball.  The inordinate propensity for super-talented prospects to just up and become Paul Wilson for no reason has spooked teams into spending a lot of time figuring out how to expose their young prodigies to the cruel world. The ideal practice? Platforming; which... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Alex Rios

Yes Alex, this concerns you. Alex Rios wore a lot of titles for the White Sox this season.  He was their only five-tool player, the most impressive athlete, the best waiver acquisition, the first decent centerfielder the team’s had since Aaron Rowand’s not-fully realized potential, and the owner of the most disappointing 2nd half. But... Read more »