Posts tagged "grady sizemore"

Indians Preview with Matthew Van Wormer of DTTWLN

Indians Preview with Matthew Van Wormer of DTTWLN
This Monday brings about the third series of the season for the White Sox against the Cleveland Indians.  They just so happen to be leading the division, despite the AL Central being betrothed to Detroit at the beginning of the season. To figure out why Cleveland’s been rolling recently, I contacted Matthew Van Wormer of... Read more »

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers
Last Spring, I wrote a capsule for every other AL Central team for the purpose of sizing up the competition.  The 2011 White Sox didn’t figure to run away with the AL Central unopposed, but they were serious contenders and it was important to get a handle on just how many games they’d need to win... Read more »

Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction

Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction
I have a rather strong distaste for Kosuke Fukudome.  I’m going to have it get over it before approaching this mild, small signing of a reserve outfielder in any kind of rational way, but I can’t start until this all gets out. The distaste grew entirely last year, and previously I was very much on... Read more »
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Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario

Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario
Expectations for the 1st year of Robin Ventura as a manager probably need to stay reasonable.  As long he doesn’t let Jake Peavy throw 160 pitches, doesn’t make late-inning substitutions that seem to intentionally make his defense worse, and throws in the occasional keen observation like “Alexei isn’t one of our better bunters”, his learning... Read more »

AL Central comings and goings

AL Central comings and goings
The White Sox aren’t really allowed to have much of an off-season this year. Presumably the 2011 off-season was traded in return for a veteran rebound candidate at an earlier date, and presumably Gio Gonzalez was thrown in to sweeten the pot a bit.  So instead, we’re left to observe the activities of AL Central... Read more »

Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!

Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!
Other than waited on baiting breath for vague rumors about Mark Buehrle’s contract status, or trying to prod Brett Ballantini into saying something revealing about the media on Twitter, there’s not much going on with the White Sox.  Guess what?  There’s not much going on with the Indians either!  They didn’t even go through a... Read more »
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Three lefties in the bullpen ain't no kinda usual

Three lefties in the bullpen ain't no kinda usual
Admittedly, ever since the White Sox lucked into a pitcher with top 10 talent, threw southpaw and could hit the mid-90′s, I’ve been pretty gaga over the idea of seeing him start.  In the last decade, I can recall one hurler who has been drafted by the organization and risen up into a regular rotation contributor,... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Know Your AL Central Competition - Cleveland

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Know Your AL Central Competition - Cleveland
Untrue story, this is one of a series of Luis Valbuena motivational posters // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune It is worth mentioning that this is the 2nd part of what is essentially a 5-part series of previewing teams in the AL Central.  The team previews are in ascending order of where I expect them to... Read more »