Posts tagged "J.J. Putz"

Alright, let's get properly excited about Yoenis Cespedes, if we're going to at all

Alright, let's get properly excited about Yoenis Cespedes, if we're going to at all
Now that Ryan Madson is off the market for the irritatingly great price of 1 year for $8.5 million, the last expensive but undeniably plus reliever is gone.  Unless Kenny Williams signs off on 4-year deal with Francisco Cabrera rights before the doctors realize what’s wrong with him*, the specter of the White Sox panicking... Read more »

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?
Kenny Williams said “we’re going to let the kids play”, and predictably it caused some panic. First of all, “What kids?”. Second, it represented a sizable departure from the typical White Sox mode of roster-building. While it’s definitely a bad series of events that brought the South Siders to this stage, exactly how bad is... Read more »

WSO Playoff Primer - NL

WSO Playoff Primer - NL
In a continuation from the decreasingly analytical AL playoff primer, here’s the WSO NL playoff primer! The National League features a style of play where the pitchers hit, and the game is thus more pure.  It’s not about chubby beer-leaguers swatting home runs, it’s about athletes and real ballplayers winning with pitching and defense, strategy and... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was - 6/13-6/19: Let's just act like you turned a corner

He ain’t gonna make it. // Norm Hall, Getty Images This week was one uncharacteristically light on baseball for the White Sox, with only five games thanks to an off day and a rain delay.  Perhaps that’s a good thing.  The Sox are still 35-38 on the year, so they’re kind of below average at... Read more »

White Sox 'All-in' plan needs to include the bullpen at some point

The centerpiece, or at least I assuming its the centerpiece based on all the cash involved, of the White Sox ’2011 or bust’ off-season is a double-barreled infusion to the offense that finished 10th in MLB in runs scored last season.  Adam Dunn is already in tow, and Paul Konerko’s signing is either an eventuality,... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - J.J. Putz & Gregory Infante

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times; this snot isn’t going to wipe itself Paired season recaps of two guys who do not hang out together. J.J. Putz Stat Line: 54 IP, 2.83 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 3 saves, 41 H, 4 HR, 65 K (10.83/9 IP), 15 BB (2.5/ 9 IP),... Read more »
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White Sox player wrap-ups - Matt Thornton & Jeff Marquez

White Sox player wrap-ups - Matt Thornton & Jeff Marquez
I’m not giving out grades, but this picture gets an A for Awkward About 5 minutes into writing the first of the player wrap-ups and I had my first crisis: what the hell order do I put it in?  Completely random would be fun, but it would help a lot to break down position groups... Read more »

Welcome to your White Sox bullpen disaster

Lost amidst the great wonder of Brent Lillibridge hitting a home run with one arm and Alex Rios springing to life Monday night in a 10-6 extra-inning and extra-rare win, was the first sneak peak and what the latter innings of games will look like for the White Sox now their bullpen situation has fallen... Read more »

White Sox bullpen transforming into a quagmire

It’s incredible how a strength can turn into a weakness.  Especially if that strength is reliant on the durability of the arms regularly flipping off 96 mph fastballs.  But count me surprised by this one; J.J. Putz should be removed from any consideration as a reliable reliever…or as a guy that we’ll see in the... Read more »
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The most important White Sox games aren't against the Twins

  Big 2-run jack to put the team up 11 in the 8th inning! Cluuuuttccchhhh!! Let’s face it.  It doesn’t seem like big, showdown games are the White Sox thing.  The adrenaline, the palpable pregame excitement, the capacity crowds; they probably do nothing more than weird everybody in black & white out.  The Twins were... Read more »