Posts tagged "CBA"

Morning notes: Notes on things other than Chris Sale

Morning notes: Notes on things other than Chris Sale
Orlando Hudson has charmed us all with competent major league at-bats from the 3rd base position, but Brent Morel is on the recovery trail and has a starting job waiting for him if Robin Ventura sticks to his words. Morel took BP, did some exercises, and should be starting rehab work in Charlotte Wednesday, which... Read more »

Cuba Chatter

Cuba Chatter
Now’s a good time to talk about Cuban ballplayers.  As we are grappling with the Oakland A’s surprise signing of promising Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes; a move that, if the player isn’t traded, may help precipitate the Athletics relocation to San Jose (a proposition backed in full by leverage man Jerry Reinsdorf).  As we await the fate of young Cuban... Read more »

Off-season Equinox

Off-season Equinox
I’m declaring this the off-season equinox, because it’s roughly an equal period of time since the Winter Meetings and pitchers and catchers reporting.   I’m also declaring it the equinox because it’s snazzier than saying “I’ve got nothing besides a smattering of notes”, and makes it sounds like me not having enough time to do... Read more »
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Marco Paddy reintroduces Kenny Williams to Venezuela, purchases him a 16 year-old

Marco Paddy reintroduces Kenny Williams to Venezuela, purchases him a 16 year-old
The White Sox are really stingy at spending in the draft.  This has been covered, there’s no indication that it’s changing with the new CBA, and it’s a pretty large hindrance to building a formidable young talent base. But the White Sox have been double-dipping in terrible with their habitual miniscule spending on international amateur... Read more »

The more trivial consequences of the CBA

The more trivial consequences of the CBA
The initial reaction to the new CBA rightly centered around the significant changes to player acquisition, as it stood to affect the coming off-season, and promised to drag other teams down to the White Sox odd little way of doing things. That’s pretty important since the White Sox minor league system is really, quite terrible.... Read more »

Hot Stove Watch - Day 32: "Is thing on?...I smell gas, but I don't hear anything clicking"

Hot Stove Watch - Day 32: "Is thing on?...I smell gas, but I don't hear anything clicking"
It would appear that the GMs of the league have for the most part remained doggedly dedicated to waiting until next week’s winter meetings to get into the crazy trading and signing frenzy that, well, traditionally happens in the winter meetings. A new CBA that promised to–and did–completely re-shape the nature of free agent compensation... Read more »
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Happy Juan Pierre Didn't Get Offered Arbitration Day!

Happy Juan Pierre Didn't Get Offered Arbitration Day!
What’s so different about Juan Pierre and Pablo Ozuna? Besides the whole part where Ozuna lied about his age and never had an actual prime, I mean to ask, “What is the crucial difference in their White Sox legacies?”  They were both impatient slap-hitters, and while they both brought plenty of speed, their defense was... Read more »

Collective Bargaining Argreement signed, revealing more details that tick off almost everyone but the White Sox

Collective Bargaining Argreement signed, revealing more details that tick off almost everyone but the White Sox
The idea of the Collective Bargaining Agreement as an enormous and onerous set of regulations on acquiring amateur talent has been floating around for a while.  For a remarkably exhaustive rundown of all the provisions installed, Larry from South Side Sox has must-read primers on the changes to amateur talent, and to free agency. It’s... Read more »