Posts tagged "Daniel Hudson"

A trade of great concern

A trade of great concern
Ultimately, in a baseball season, a team has to worry about themselves.  Get to 90 wins, then start worrying about standings and divisional strength. Monday night was all about righting the ship against the Twins; Bad Gavin stumbled through six positively garish-looking innings, but the offense stirred to life and toppled a familiar tormentor in... Read more »

Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront

Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront
While watching SportsCenter at the gym–there are only around four channels there–I couldn’t help but notice a segment where they listed the White Sox as the 1st place team most likely to miss the playoffs. “It’s not that the White Sox aren’t playing well,” said the ESPN expert on hand, “it’s that Detroit is coming... Read more »

Selling low on Gordon Beckham

Selling low on Gordon Beckham
By now you’ve probably heard Gordon Beckham’s name bandied about in trade rumors pertaining to the White Sox rebuilding effort. It’s notable because it’s not everyday you hear “Trade the 25 year-old cost-controlled 2nd basemen!” during a rebuilding effort, and because it wasn’t that long ago that Beckham was capable of acting as the centerpiece... Read more »
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This is why we don't have meetings

This is why we don't have meetings
This past Tuesday and Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox held organizational meetings for the first time since 2007.  Why they waited so long is a matter for debate. Tuesday, November 8th, 8:00 AM (Scottsdale, AZ) Kenny Williams: First of all, let’s all thank Paul for allowing us use of his rumpus room on such short... Read more »

WSO Playoff Primer - NL

WSO Playoff Primer - NL
In a continuation from the decreasingly analytical AL playoff primer, here’s the WSO NL playoff primer! The National League features a style of play where the pitchers hit, and the game is thus more pure.  It’s not about chubby beer-leaguers swatting home runs, it’s about athletes and real ballplayers winning with pitching and defense, strategy and... Read more »

Rios' redemption

Rios' redemption
After sliding in for the go-ahead run in the top of the 8th in Baltimore on Monday, Carlos Quentin popped up and immediately turned to first and pointed in appreciation to the party responsible for what would be the game-winning blow, Alex Rios. Clearly not satisfied with the level of acknowledgement he got from Rios... Read more »
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Are the White Sox worth saving?

Are the White Sox worth saving?
If approached at my seat during the top of the 3rd–right after two pop-ups had been deposited on the short outfield grass by the White Sox defense–I might have been encouraged to say “Eh, not really”.  However, By the end of the evening, the White Sox had rallied on the Tigers thanks to a man... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 6/13-6/19: Let's just act like you turned a corner

He ain’t gonna make it. // Norm Hall, Getty Images This week was one uncharacteristically light on baseball for the White Sox, with only five games thanks to an off day and a rain delay.  Perhaps that’s a good thing.  The Sox are still 35-38 on the year, so they’re kind of below average at... Read more »

Well, now we just look like morons

Oh, hey you. // Norm Hall, Getty Images A quick status update for the White Sox after a dreary 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks for their third straight defeat would be….very thoroughly not good. It’s not rock-bottom.  How could it be in a season where the Sox have been as much as 11 games under... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 6/6-6/12: Could we have done more?

White Sox Week That Was 6/6-6/12: Could we have done more?
This is getting ridiculous. // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune The mandate for the White Sox during a 7-game homestand week versus Seattle and Oakland was pretty clear: make hay…preferably lots of it.  And whatever caution that Seattle’s promising record might have elicited was burnt away when the Sox won match-ups versus Felix Hernandez and Michael... Read more »