Posts tagged "gio gonzalez"

Contemplating a new draft strategy

First rebuilding, now this? On the subject of taking a high school player with the 1st round pick in next month’s draft, scouting director Doug Laumann admitted “There is as much of that possibility as it’s ever been.” That’s admittedly not a whole lot to go on, but I imagine if the end of that... Read more »

Kids these days grow up so fast

Kids these days grow up so fast
The Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade is pretty irksome for, oh, about three reasons. First, it’s disheartening to see the Yankees fall into a long-term solution for their rotation issues without purging anything that hampers them in any immediate way.  Chances are the 2nd best offense in baseball can figure out a way to stay OK... Read more »

The Oakland A's being ridiculously poor really did not help the White Sox trade market

The Oakland A's being ridiculously poor really did not help the White Sox trade market
Initially I had this titled “I hate the Oakland A’s”, but I realized that was too harsh.  It’s more that I’m cross with the A’s due to their current situation–dirt poor, selling all their shiny things for breadcrumbs.  Also, while hating people for being poor may feel as comfortable as slipping into a warm bath for... Read more »
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You missed so much stuff!!!

You missed so much stuff!!!
This would be one of those lulls of sorts in the White Sox news cycle.  So much so that I don’t even have anything to add to that thought.  It’s a lull.  Luuuullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllz. Waiting for trades has offered a lot of time to ponder just what kind of pie-in-the-sky type scenario with the current roster... Read more »

Young man's game

Young man's game
Omar Vizquel’s not coming back in 2012, which is one of those announcements that doesn’t really need to happen.  When a 44 year-old utility infielder has every part of his game–except baserunning, strangely–bottom out, it doesn’t exactly merit a press conference, just a calm dismissal of a overly-exuberant Twitter follower. Now that it’s official–sorta–Vizquel isn’t... Read more »

A world where Brent Lillibridge is the White Sox most valuable trade chip

A world where Brent Lillibridge is the White Sox most valuable trade chip
In the middle of the Winter Meetings this past week, Ken Rosenthal let this little curiosity slip out: “…As of mid-afternoon on Wednesday the team had traded only closer Sergio Santos in what many in the industry perceive to be a curious move. And, surprisingly, the White Sox player drawing the most interest was utility... Read more »
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Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"
If Day 3 of the Winter Meetings were defined primarily–for White Sox fans at least–by crushing loss and the rolls of cookie dough that were eaten to cope with it, Day 4 was defined by Angels owner Arte Moreno dousing the free agent market in gasoline, lighting it aflame, and then laughing as he flew... Read more »

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying
Falling asleep without writing a recap of Day 1 of the Winter Meetings seemed like a forgivable sin, as teams spent the bulk of the day circling each other curiously, Kenny Williams didn’t show up till nearly dinner time, and the Matt Capps contract can only be mocked so much. As of Tuesday, the White... Read more »