Posts tagged "eric stults"

Morning notes: Crosstown series looms

Morning notes: Crosstown series looms
The crosstown series starts this Friday.  It’s still sponsored by BP, which is one year closer to being a fact they don’t have to de-emphasize out of embarrassment. Both the Cubs and Sox have losing records and rather mundane future outlooks, so the running narrative is that the rivalry is unimportant and lifeless now.  That... Read more »

Chris Sale's future isn't getting clearer anytime soon

Chris Sale's future isn't getting clearer anytime soon
Tuesday night marked the return of Chris Sale to the bullpen.  No longer a rookie getting his feet wet, Sale now comes to the pen in the manner that most relievers do; after an unsuccessful stretch as a starter that he feels was wrongly cut short. His switch back to the bullpen was so shocking... Read more »

Quintna gone, but not forgotten

The doubleheader day is–thankfully–over, and with it goes the provision to keep 26 men on the roster.  The White Sox have elected to send Jose Quintana back down to AA, and keep Eric Stults on the major league roster for the time being. Both pitchers’ results exceeded their stuff on Monday.  Quintana saved the bullpen... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Washed out

Instant Rationalization - Washed out
The weather radar screen made it clear what the White Sox had to do Monday; get a lead by the 5th and a find a way to sit on it till the rainout. They came within one out of pulling off the feat with Eric Stults on the bump, before a walk to Lou Marson... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - The perfect game was still worth going through this

Instant Rationalization - The perfect game was still worth going through this
In simpler times, Philip Humber patching together three straight poor outings would be swept to the back pages of the local sports sections, where the travails of a back-end starter on an under-.500 baseball team belong. Instead, because of all this Perfect Game business, Humber’s sudden transition to a man who spends his time floating... Read more »

5th starter vacancy prompts roster shuffle

5th starter vacancy prompts roster shuffle
This Chris Sale kid is really causing some problems Since his move to the bullpen, the White Sox have had to take an unflattering look into their starter depth.  After RHP Dylan Axelrod nibbled and labored his way through 4.1 so-so innings Sunday, he was immediately optioned to Charlotte.  In turn, the team will take... Read more »
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Crain's rehab schedule aligns with upcoming roster decision

Crain's rehab schedule aligns with upcoming roster decision
Jesse Crain is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday as he tries to recover from his second oblique strain of the young season.  Because his addition to the disabled list was made retroactive to April 21st, Crain is technically eligible to rejoin the roster as soon as this Sunday. Even though he only... Read more »

White Sox opt for potential in final roster cuts

White Sox opt for potential in final roster cuts
The final winners of shiny, new major league minimum salaries were announced on Saturday, and joining IF Eduardo Escobar in the White Sox bench player winner cirlce is long reliever RHP Zach Stewart, and regular reliever RHP Nate Jones. Escobar had his utility role confirmed when IF Ray Olmedo was sent down, Stewart made the... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview - Bullpen

White Sox Season Preview - Bullpen
Ready or not, it’s time to assess how the 2012 White Sox bullpen can be expected to perform. This post will go up no sooner than March 30th, and it is likely that a complete understanding of who will possess each role will not be revealed for a few days yet. Still, think of all... Read more »
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Only a few more days of this Spring malaise

Only a few more days of this Spring malaise
Real, major league baseball has been making isolated appearances in the Eastern hemisphere this week, and the bright lights from the spectacle only serve to put this shoddy Arizona facsimile of the game into unflattering relief.  When will all the dingers mean something?  When can we start freaking out about Dayan Viciedo for real?  What is Ray... Read more »