Tag: greg walker

Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms

Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms
Aaron Laffey starts for the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field Friday night, as a result of a rash of injuries to Toronto’s once promising starting rotation. The familiarity–and contempt–White Sox fans might have with Laffey stems from him spending 2007-10 skulking around the Cleveland Indians bullpen and making spot starts. He’s the soft-tossing... Read more »

Let's all share happy stories about how Adam Dunn is fixed

Let's all share happy stories about how Adam Dunn is fixed
Adam Dunn has been hitting enormous home runs with prodigious frequency of recent.  He’s got 14 in total (here’s another one), which is the most of anyone not named Josh Hamilton. Better yet, the last three Dunn blasts have all come against lefties, which brightens up a batting line that otherwise suggests that his struggles against... Read more »

White Sox around the world

White Sox around the world
If I really wanted to, I think I could squeeze a third post out about Kosuke Fukudome signing on to be the 5th outfielder, but it’s probably not the best thing for anyone involved or in the surrounding area.  Additionally, the video for the classic White Sox game I was going to write a retrospective... Read more »
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Selling low on Gordon Beckham

Selling low on Gordon Beckham
By now you’ve probably heard Gordon Beckham’s name bandied about in trade rumors pertaining to the White Sox rebuilding effort. It’s notable because it’s not everyday you hear “Trade the 25 year-old cost-controlled 2nd basemen!” during a rebuilding effort, and because it wasn’t that long ago that Beckham was capable of acting as the centerpiece... Read more »

Jeff Manto speaks--and now we have to try to calm down

Jeff Manto speaks--and now we have to try to calm down
Fair warning was given on this, but new White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto will not be handing out miniature run-expectancy matrices for everyone to put in their wallet. He doesn’t believe in getting on base above all, and accordingly, doesn’t believe in taking a walk just because it’s there and adds to the possibility... Read more »

Hot, sexy assistant coach hires!

Hot, sexy assistant coach hires!
The hiring of new 3rd base and bench coaches for mediocre baseball teams normally gets a lot of people hot under the collar, but the potency of ancillary coach arousal is only doubled by the uniqueness of the Robin Ventura situation. Because Ventura was hired with no experience whatsoever, offering the notion that the 2012... Read more »
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It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over

It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over
Welp, 79-83.  A destination reached thanks a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays achieved in familiarly awful fashion. I’ve written a few ‘this loss really summed up this crappy season!” posts, and I’m starting to feel they were unnecessary and obvious.  Of course those losses felt familiar, the White Sox lose the same way all the... Read more »

His home franchise in flux, Buehrle gives a hell of a goodbye just in case

His home franchise in flux, Buehrle gives a hell of a goodbye just in case
For the second straight year, the White Sox have had their otherwise meaningless closing series punctuated by a poignant tribute to a franchise great facing an uncertain future, due to the failures of the season and the potential future need to cut costs.  What an absolutely horrible trend. That fact took nothing away from one... Read more »

Finger pointin'

While I still don’t have the time for a post-mortem weekly recap of the contention-ending four-game skid where the White Sox failed to get a competitive start out of any of the four pillars of their starting rotation, there seems to be a diffusion of responsibility going on currently at 35th & Shields that bares... Read more »
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Dunn is easy enough to demote

Dunn is easy enough to demote
Before Monday’s game, Ozzie Guillen sat down with Adam Dunn, and somehow got down to explaining that his historically bad offensive season will be costing him anything resembling regular playing time for the last month. “The talk was good. Very professional. Very respectful.” Guillen said. Ozzie is surely open to criticism, but his player management... Read more »