Posts tagged "brian omogrosso"

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 »

A bullpen turns its lonely eyes to Jesse Crain

A bullpen turns its lonely eyes to Jesse Crain
Even before Thursday night’s dull thud, the White Sox bullpen was already pretty comfortably the third-worst group in the American League.  Their 3.92 ERA was third-worst, their adjusted-for-ballpark ERA was third-worst, their adjusted xFIP was third-worst. One could quibble about how the A’s are pitching way above their peripherals, or how the Orioles are doomed... Read more »

How awful was the strike zone Sunday?

How awful was the strike zone Sunday?
The White Sox dropped their 1st half finale largely due to struggles to keep the ball in the yard.  They rationalized that Dylan Axelrod on short rest was their best contingency option–not necessarily wrong, but certainly unflattering–and were punished for the selection. Despite holding on to their best cards, the Sox nearly rallied back, but... Read more »
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Crain to DL, Heath up, and the plights of other unhealthy pitches

Crain to DL, Heath up, and the plights of other unhealthy pitches
Jesse Crain Jesse Crain is headed to the disabled list with shoulder tightness that is being emphasized as not indicative of structural damage.  This injury has been getting minimized for almost a week now, and John Danks is still on the disabled list for the bit of shoulder tightness he felt, but cynicism aside, Crain could still... Read more »

Evaluating the White Sox youth movement

Evaluating the White Sox youth movement
The White Sox roster is about 1/3 rookies, and they’re in 1st place.  Ergo, such a infusion of youth (or just inexperience) is a good idea, and the White Sox farm system is redeemed, right? Well, not nickel-and-diming themselves to death with veterans certainly made a lot of sense going into the season.  Even the worst... Read more »

So long Bruney, we barely knew ye

Brian Bruney has been placed on the disabled list with hip inflammation after making all of one appearances with the major league club (but he warmed up plenty of times!). That one appearance was pitching the 10th inning of the Sunday’s walk-off win against the Brewers, and offered the full Bruney experience–he walked two, struck... Read more »
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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 »

John Danks is very clearly the Opening Day starter, even after Tuesday

John Danks is very clearly the Opening Day starter, even after Tuesday
The second Spring Training game rolled around Tuesday and oh, well, losing again. The novelty of trying to make cautious judgments off single game performances has waned a bit.  Perhaps that’s because John Danks looked terrible in his first outing, and John Danks is probably the Opening Day starter. “Right now, [Danks] is going to... Read more »

Position Battles!

Position Battles!
Spring Training doesn’t mean much. This is a point that’s been made time and again, but the lesson that the first, blessed taste of baseball in over 4 months should more or less be treated with a shrug and a yawn is a hard one to accept. So let’s not! If the White Sox got... Read more »
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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 »