Posts tagged "Carlos Quentin"

Alejandro Anxiety

Alejandro Anxiety
After a mere three games missed while on the active roster–seriously, check out the madness going on with Denard Span–Alejandro De Aza is headed to the DL for whatever is causing his oblique soreness.  Comcast Sports Net keeps pairing the announcement with the clip of De Aza bellyflopping onto 2nd base Friday night.  It looks... 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 »

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder
After a day spent under the knife, John Danks was declared to be a successful recipient of shoulder surgery. But since that’s a blanket description, the details are that Danks underwent a successful procedure to “repair a capsular tear and minor debridements of the rotator cuff and biceps in his left shoulder.”  On the strength... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams
Last year, there was a clear narrative to every White Sox week.  They were a good pitching team, constantly being betrayed by a every other element of the roster. This season is more muddled.  The offense is firmly in the top 3 in the AL, the pitching staff for all it’s troubles is above-average, and... Read more »

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes
Two quotes stuck out to me this week in the wake of my overindulgence of Baseball Prospectus content.  The first was Jim Callis of Baseball America saying on a podcast “you win with stars”, and the second was Steve Goldman and Ben Lindbergh asking in their preview of the White Sox, “Is this the worst offense... Read more »

More playoff teams mean, well, more playoffs

More playoff teams mean, well, more playoffs
It’s not officially announced yet, but it’s looking like each league will be sending five teams to the playoffs this year.  Three division winners, and two wild cards forced to battle in a hellish one-game playoff with each other. In general, I enjoy the strong emphasis on the regular season–and the depth and endurance it... Read more »
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Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority
In the shiny new Baseball Prospectus’ Annual for 2012, Gavin Floyd’s player comment starts out with “Blessed with the best stuff on the staff”, which is a fun little reminder since he spent most of 2011 refining his hard slider into more of a cutter, trading whiffs for control.  The comment went on to say... Read more »

Ghosts of SoxFests past

The spin that came out of this year’s SoxFest sounds a little weird, but it’s nothing compared to how the rationale coming out the SoxFests of previous years sounds now.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat
“Why not us?” would seem to be the motto of the opening day of SoxFest, which is shaping up to be every bit the positivist lovefest that, you know, a pre-season promotional event designed to drum up enthusiasm for the upcoming season should be. Kenny Williams received a smattering of boos when he was introduced,... Read more »
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Why the White Sox probably won’t be particularly competitive in 2012

I accepted an invitation to start writing once a week at Southside Showdown, and started things out by telling my new audience that the 2012 team would probably be pretty bad.  Not definitely, not almost definitely, just probably.  Hooray for first impressions! You have to click the title for the link, so you can be whisked off to a different,... Read more »