Posts tagged "Francisco Liriano"

Another troubling update from old friend John Danks

Another troubling update from old friend John Danks
Not that long ago, John Danks’ return to the rotation was set to be the big trade deadline addition to the starting rotation.  It wasn’t the jazziest sales line of all time, but since the alternative was Francisco Liriano, a Danks 2012 return can reside in the realm of tortured White Sox fantasies. But now... Read more »

Reviewing the White Sox mid-season trades--What was accomplished here?

Reviewing the White Sox mid-season trades--What was accomplished here?
Mid-way through the year, Kenny Williams ran off a series of trades exclusively aimed toward winning the 2012 AL Central. That did not happen, and now it’s time to recalibrate the legacy of each deal to account for it.  The common sentiment accompanying all three of the White Sox mid-season deals was that they were... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - Not that there's ever a good time...but this wasn't it

Delayed Rationalization - Not that there's ever a good time...but this wasn't it
This will give some fuel to critics of the homer-dependent offense…. If you’re going to get beat by the Corey Klubers and Russ Canzlers of the world… If the Tigers’ Sunday doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Twins was their loss that they would regret at the end of the season, this might be... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Liriano comes up preposterously big

This was not a game the White Sox displayed any great desire to have Francisco Liriano start.  He had been pulled from the rotation earlier in the week, bumped in out and out from rotation schedule twice, and had the bullpen working in the 7th even though he had a no-hitter going. He had a... Read more »

Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year? How many of us will still be alive?

Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year?  How many of us will still be alive?
The 2013 schedules were released Wednesday, opening up a dangerous line of thinking. To begin thinking about 2013 is to begin thinking about how the White Sox will manage to be competitive next season.  Option years are coming up for Youkilis, Peavy, and Floyd. Konerko, Dunn, and Pierzynski are another year older….and A.J. doesn’t even... Read more »

Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle

Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle
It’s not a time of the greatest feelings about the White Sox starting rotation.  A sturdy rock holding firm amidst a river of sadness in previous seasons, this year has seen the rotation’s two mainstays go down, a wave of seemingly unqualified youngsters, and many, many injuries and ailments to manage. There’s a source of... Read more »
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Might I bend your ear about Jose Quintana for a few minutes?

Might I bend your ear about Jose Quintana for a few minutes?
Things have been going downhill for our friend Jose recently.  There have been three outings for him in between this fine morning and his last quality start, which was also the last time he made it through the sixth inning. Even factoring in that last quality start, Quintana has walked 11 batters in his last... 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 »

Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about

Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox start  the first of their two remaining head-to-head series Friday, after each spent the last week kinda killing the buzz of the whole affair. Not killing the buzz for us, obviously.  You the reader–who is either a hyper-partisan Sox fan or at least reading understanding that the target audience... 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 »