Posts tagged "Delmon Young"

Sale velocity anxiety

Sale velocity anxiety
So many posts with “anxiety” in the title.  If being a fan of a team that stays in 1st place for over a month but never gets more than one bad series out of harm’s way could be boiled down to one word, it would be “anxiety”.  Of course, the word for the Tigers’ season... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Division lead swept away

If you wanted to pick a pitching matchup for the White Sox to jump on and grab the one win they needed to leave town with a two-game AL Central lead…it wouldn’t be the one with Justin Verlander in it. Fear of the reigning AL MVP subsided momentarily when Alejandro De Aza led off Sunday’s... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - A bad time to be completely uncompetitive

The White Sox really only needed to drag out one win from this high-tension series with Detroit to stay somewhat comfortably ahead.  Even bad teams can muster up winning efforts one out of three times, but such adages don’t apply to games like Saturday night. There was nothing of note coming from the vistors’ dugout,... Read more »
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Everybody's working for the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend
The White Sox are making overt efforts to save up their best punch for this weekend’s showdown with Detroit–they’ve cued up the best raw stuff on the squad with Peavy, Liriano and Sale, and given them all rest, in various kooky ways. Peavy’s spot against Baltimore is getting skipped to hide away Dylan Axelrod replacing... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Peavy is punished for his faux pas

Instant Rationalization - Peavy is punished for his faux pas
With a pitching matchup of Justin Verlander vs. Jake Peavy, scoring opportunities were doomed to be limited in the opener of this crucial divisional showdown. The early innings were marked with promising offensive work, as the Sox actually had runners to strand, and Alejandro De Aza clubbed a two-run homer in the 3rd to stake... 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 »
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Delayed Rationalization - Sick 6th sinks Sox' shot at sweep

Delayed Rationalization - Sick 6th sinks Sox' shot at sweep
Huge leads aren’t really typical of the White Sox approach, and after Tuesday afternoon fans may grow to have a healthy distrust of them altogether. With the offense having finally gotten to Tigers’ starter Max Scherzer in their already third matchup of the season, and de-facto ace Jake Peavy on the hill staked to a... Read more »

Well, this is getting interesting

Well, this is getting interesting
After topping the Tigers 5-1 Saturday, the White Sox have won four in a row, are 5-2 on the season, and in 1st place in the AL Central.  If the excitement over this development seems a bit over the top for 7 games into the season, consider the last two Aprils. In 2011, the Sox... Read more »

The White Sox are who they are, and today you can't complain

The White Sox are who they are, and today you can't complain
Amid all the hubbub about it being a new year, and Robin Ventura emphasizing extra practice, and not giving off overt signs of not caring, one might expect an effective White Sox team to be the product of a complete transformation.  If they beat Detroit, perhaps they’d beat them 15-14, with Beckham and Dunn hitting... Read more »
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Death at the hands of large men

Death at the hands of large men
The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder. Is there any other way to start into discussing this?  The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a 9-year (with no opt out), $214 million contract, seemingly in response to losing DH Victor Martinez (who’s signed through 2014) for the season to a knee injury.  Good gravy. The best... Read more »