Posts tagged "Freddy Garcia"

Instant Rationalization - Homer hands

Instant Rationalization - Homer hands
It’s unclear how this game will be remembered, what with the intense conflicts, wild emotional swings, incompetent play, and the multiple interweaving narratives of an Inarritu film. Here’s a synopsis Initial Plot – Gavin Floyd rocked by hellish control problems.  Walks four, hits another, doesn’t make it out of the third, but somehow only gives... Read more »

Forget that six-man rotation

Forget that six-man rotation
Per the usual method of announcing managing directives, Don Cooper let it be known via his radio show on 670 AM The Score that the White Sox would be kicking Philip Humber out of the rotation and out to the pen, ending the six-man arrangement after one turn. And so begins the debate; is the... Read more »

Ghosts of SoxFests past

The spin that came out of this year’s SoxFest sounds a little weird, but it’s nothing compared to how the rationale coming out the SoxFests of previous years sounds now.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook
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Winter Meetings Preview!!!

Winter Meetings Preview!!!
It’s finally here! The week that every White Sox fan has been looking forward to since that awful series against the Yankees in August–it’s the MLB Winter Meetings! This December, representatives from all30 Major League teams–and various other hangers-on–will head to Dallas to live like the Texans do; by making crazy deals and swapping assets... Read more »

Kenny Williams insists upon re-building the Kenny Williams way

Kenny Williams insists upon re-building the Kenny Williams way
Kenny Williams is willing to shed some of his regulars in exchange for some young, cheap talent.  However, he’d appreciate it if that cheap talent came major-league ready. “Williams admitted that the offers might not be overwhelming.”  I’ll say. There’s a temptation to rail on about how Williams’ complete unwillingness to sacrifice the immediate  for... Read more »

WSO Playoff Primer - AL

WSO Playoff Primer - AL
Wednesday brought about the crushing realization that there will be no more White Sox baseball in 2011.  Wednesday night brought about the shocking revelation that there was other baseball being played wholly independent of the White Sox, and if the evening was any indication, this baseball is quite possibly of a drastically higher quality and... Read more »
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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 »

The best start of the year comes from...Jake Peavy

The best start of the year comes from...Jake Peavy
Yes, you can notice from the seats behind him that people were at the Bulls game // Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune Things are still coming preposterously hard for the Chicago White Sox; to the point where it’s no longer unreasonable to start hoping out loud for a 22 year-old with negligible plate discipline to save... Read more »

Gavin Floyd makes his first start, his curveball? Eh, maybe next week

A cutter? An unconventional slider? Let’s just call it, “an effective pitch”. // John Sleezer, McClatchy-Tribune Like Blu Cantrell in that mediocre R&B video from 2001 where her boyfriend cheats on her and she responds by essentially committing credit card fraud, I bought hard on Gavin Floyd’s 2011 season being extra, extra great. All his... Read more »
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Peavy's outing hints at a return to form

Peavy's outing hints at a return to form
Look at that crowd…maybe this wasn’t that big of a deal // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune It of course seems absurd now, but with Jake Peavy returning for the first time to game action (quasi-game action) since detaching his lat muscle last July, I was really only prepared for one thing. Disaster. Not necessarily that... Read more »