Posts tagged "Eduardo Escobar"

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure
Thousands of years ago, before the dawn of man as we knew him, the White Sox were leading the Twins 3-0 after the 1st inning. Scott Diamond had been the Twins most consistent starter all season, but spent the first frame falling behind hitters, and getting rapped down the foul lines for three runs on... 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 »

White Sox trade for Francisco Liriano: Yeah, alright

White Sox trade for Francisco Liriano: Yeah, alright
In a trade so under-the-radar that it was originally broke by the White Sox official twitter account, the Sox dealt Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernandez for Twins starter Francisco Liriano. Liriano will presumably come right into the starting rotation, giving the Sox the ability to not only rest Chris Sale as they feel is needed,... Read more »
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Injuries bring depth issues to forefront

Injuries bring depth issues to forefront
Back on my since-disavowed list of reasons why the White Sox were in trouble going into the 2012 season, ‘lack of depth’ was cited in a half-dozen different ways.  The Sox had decent pieces, but couldn’t sustain a hit that gave a lot of exposure to the back half of their 25-man roster, or anything... Read more »

The best of the White Sox 1st half

Scott Merkin wrote a great piece on the White Sox playoff hopes as they look to the second half.  If anything, I like it because he confirms that my cynicism from before the season was well-founded.  As Merkin puts it, the White Sox needed a mountain of ‘if’s’ to go their way this season to... Read more »

Eduardo Escobar's walk-off breaks scoreless tie in the 10th

Eduardo Escobar isn’t a particularly likely offensive hero, but then again, Jose Quintana vs. Michael Fiers wasn’t a particularly likely pitcher’s duel. Sometimes baseball games just creep along without anything happening, and sometimes light-hitting middle infielders just wind up in clutch hitting situations and don’t fail every time. It might not have made much sense,... Read more »
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Morning notes: In the wake of the snubs

Morning notes: In the wake of the snubs
As any sabermetric writer has already exasperatedly told you, the proper reaction to All-Star selections is exasperation with the selection process, and to not be surprised when anyone outside the obvious choices gets shafted. Player reactions are a different animal.  They’re an odd mixture of the player’s personal feelings, sense of entitlement, level of comfort... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Sale gets all the run support any man could ever need

Instant Rationalization - Sale gets all the run support any man could ever need
After back-to-back showdowns with NL aces, Chris Sale might be forgiven for not being as keyed up to go toe-to-toe with Nick Blackburn for a daytime getaway day start. Not that it would have mattered. Despite trotting out a bit of a Sunday lineup that lacked Konerko, Beckham, and Viciedo, the White Sox offense pummeled... Read more »

So now the White Sox have a Youkilis

So now the White Sox have a Youkilis
On Sunday afternoon, the White Sox traded for a 33 year-old 3rd basemen hitting .233/.315/.377 on the season, who’s been frequently of injured of recent.  And yet, the trade for this Kevin Youkilis character is being hailed as a great win for the Sox, and one of Kenny Williams’ best moves in recent memory. For... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - This pitcher's duel doesn't sting

Instant Rationalization - This pitcher's duel doesn't sting
Going into the 10th inning without knowing where the scoring is coming from is a familiar, and unwelcome feeling for the South siders. For the second straight Sunday, the White Sox couldn’t deliver Jose Quintana a win after eight shutout frames, as Milwaukee fill-in starter Michael Fiers stepped in from the bullpen and baffled White... Read more »