In the end, Adam Dunn broke his promise to Hawk Harrelson, and failed to win the AL Comeback Player of the Year award. Between this and the 2011 post-All-Star break pact he made with Alex Rios to save the season, it might be time to start taking Dunn’s solemn, steely-eyed vows with a grain of... Read more »
After a day spent under the knife, John Danks was declared to be a successful recipient of shoulder surgery. But since that’s a blanket description, the details are that Danks underwent a successful procedure to “repair a capsular tear and minor debridements of the rotator cuff and biceps in his left shoulder.” On the strength... Read more »
Over at Southside Showdown, I look at the Twins and become very thankful for Herm Schneider…and good fortune in general. Click the title to follow the link and read.
Want to see something pretty? Look at this. That would be a team-by-team breakdown of injury updates for Major League Baseball heading into Opening Day. For the majority of well-adjusted human beings, a catalogue of the suffering endured by well-paid professionals is not intrinsically enjoyable, so I direct your attention to the White Sox entry on this... Read more »
In a tale as old as time, a national writer makes a critique of a player or coach, and a local writer refutes their critique by adding loads and loads of context. Still, I felt it necessary to refute Craig Calcaterra’s suggestion that Don Cooper being resistant to new ideas will lead to his immediate... Read more »
The White Sox are responding to reliever Jesse Crain’s oblique strain perfectly; they’re demonstrating absolutely no hurry in returning a proven (relatively) veteran back from an injury that’s easily re-aggravated if not fully healed during a meaningless slate of baseball. Crain’s “tenatively scheduled” to throw off a mound again by the end of the week,... Read more »
In my continuing effort to be nicer, and not dismissive of the 2012 White Sox until hard evidence appears, I looked back at some of the times in recent team history where the empty, optimistic pre-season talk that we often dismiss turned out to be spot-on. Click the title to read on Southside Showdown as... Read more »
Responding to the horrific gap in the news cycle, caused by an absence of a Carlos Quentin trade, and the absence of a rebuilding process, the White Sox graciously released a new story for the public, and formally announced the terms of John Danks’ new contract. Well, it’s not really a new story, it’s the details... Read more »