Posts tagged "bullpen"

White Sox relievers are fungible to a fault

White Sox relievers are fungible to a fault
“”We’ve got a bunch of guys who are really bad at starting,” -Will Ohman, Feb. 26, 2011 Leave it to Will Ohman to make the self-deprecating statement that would later be used in his own post-mortem.  The 2012 season would see the White Sox take a step away from investing in “failed starters”, and their... Read more »

Thornton's Red Flag Year

Thornton's Red Flag Year
Baseball is unreliable; not in the sense that it’s always late with the rent, or it keeps raiding the liquor cabinet, but that it has so much random variation that 162 games are needed to discern differences in true talent level.  And even then some things get messed up. Example?  This year someone is going... Read more »

White Sox bullpen situation is...interesting...

White Sox bullpen situation is...interesting...
This is not a pithy photo caption occasion, people!….Oh fine, it is. Count the number of people with crossed arms staring disapprovingly. HINT: One is hidden // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune My job annoys me (the real one, not whatever this is).  Without getting into it, a rush hour drive from Blue Island to Logan... Read more »
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Ozzie names Matt Thornton closer because he kinda has to

Ozzie names Matt Thornton closer because he kinda has to
He LOVES these sunglasses // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune Having reached a deadline that no one else was aware of the existence of, to name the winner of a position battle that he is sole determiner of the significance of, Ozzie Guillen rewarded Matt Thornton for his exemplary service by naming him the closer of... Read more »

White Sox bank on a few more years of prime Matt Thornton

White Sox bank on a few more years of prime Matt Thornton
$3.99 of Matt’s new contract has already been put toward his sunglasses // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune The big contract news on this fine Sunday of March 6th is that the White Sox have gone all pro-active on us, and extended Matt Thornton’s contract through 2013, with a club option for 2014.  When I say... Read more »

Chris Sale should probably start...I guess

Chris Sale should probably start...I guess
This is annoying for me. Chris Sale would be pretty fantastic in the bullpen.  He can close (setting up that rotating closer scenario), he can go multiple innings, he’s another plus left-hander to hide Will Ohman from any meaningful action, and he’d be a Mauer-killer on-call.  It would be really friggin’ great. But it’s not... Read more »
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I don't think the White Sox have any more money left

Not ‘broke broke’, but ‘broke’. Call it a hunch. After committing over $120 million for next season, giving at least one more year than is advisable to all four major signings, and for the most part addressing every major need area, I’m pretty sure the team is tapped out. Of course, I thought that at... Read more »

White Sox sign Jesse Crain, officially making stereotypical White Sox personnel moves

White Sox sign Jesse Crain, officially making stereotypical White Sox personnel moves
“Phiten [Necklaces] Chicago branch is going to make bank” – J.J. “White Sox Examiner” Stankevitz Maybe it’s because I’m sick and still doing shots of DayQuil, but I’ve suddenly started viewing this White Sox off-season in a different light. For a stretch of personnel decisions that is viewed as game-changing and seen to represent a... Read more »