Posts tagged "esteban loaiza"

Chris Sale, Jake Peavy, and the best 1st half in recent White Sox history

Chris Sale, Jake Peavy, and the best 1st half in recent White Sox history
It would be a grotesque misrepresentation of fact to say that the White Sox have not enjoyed good pitching in the Kenny Williams era.  They won the 2005 World Series was won with superb pitching, the organizational strategy is centered around acquiring and developing pitching, and advanced metrics have been rating Sox staffs at the... Read more »

Six years ago...and very much right now

Six years ago...and very much right now
On October 26th, 2005, the Chicago White Sox captured their first World Series in 88 years.  For any team, winning a championship is a stand-alone moment in franchise history, but perhaps more so for the White Sox. Their triumph was not a culmination of years of buildup, and despite a formidable 2006 squad, did not... Read more »

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 »
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Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring

Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring
Cooper, possibly calculating how many innings he could get out of Kenny if he taught him a cutter as well // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune The cut-fastball is a pitch of pretty tremendous use.  It’s a gleeful compromise for pitchers who throw too straight of a fastball, and/or can’t throw their slider for a swinging... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Jake Peavy

The San Francisco Giants’ highest paid player in 2010 was Barry Zito.  Their second-highest was Aaron Rowand.  The third was Edgar Renteria, and the fifth was Mark DeRosa.  My point–if it turns out that I actually have one–is that you can spend a lot of money on players, have said players have poor/terrible/disastrous seasons, and... Read more »