Posts tagged "jason frasor"

How awful was the strike zone Sunday?

How awful was the strike zone Sunday?
The White Sox dropped their 1st half finale largely due to struggles to keep the ball in the yard.  They rationalized that Dylan Axelrod on short rest was their best contingency option–not necessarily wrong, but certainly unflattering–and were punished for the selection. Despite holding on to their best cards, the Sox nearly rallied back, but... Read more »

The White Sox are extremists

The White Sox are extremists
As the team-employed beat writer for the White Sox website, taking the actions of the franchise and expressing it into rational and understandable terms is very much a part of Scott Merkin’s job.  As such, picking through his piece attempting to justify the approach of the White Sox toward their farm system under Kenny Williams... Read more »

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster
The White Sox just traded Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor away. That’s two holes where major leaguers once lived, and with the Sox minor league system still a dead hamster placed in a functioning terrarium to give the illusion of life, there’s a temptation to go find wandering, unemployed ballplaying mercenaries to fulfill the menial duties required of... Read more »
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Rebuilding in intent, competing by default

Rebuilding in intent, competing by default
Before the recent holiday, the only clues given to the White Sox overriding direction were somewhat conflicting.  The hyper burn-all-the-major-league-assets nature of the Sergio Santos for Nestor Molina trade was paired with the John Danks extension that seemed to ask “Hey, why obsess about prospects when there’s this perfectly good pitcher here now?” Really, these... Read more »

Well, at least they got rid of Frasor

Well, at least they got rid of Frasor
This is what happens when no one invites Kenny Williams to any New Year’s parties. January 1st brings yet another trade, and this one doesn’t even need to be rationalized! Jason Frasor wasn’t particularly good with the White Sox, and $3.75 million is a bit pricey for an ineffective reliever.  So much so that most... Read more »

John Danks is not hitting the free agent market

John Danks is not hitting the free agent market
Well now!   The title of this piece is about all that can be regarded of certain at this juncture, but apparently the White Sox reached an agreement with John Danks on a contract extension that will probably resemble 5 years for $65 million.  I went ahead and linked to the original tweets of the... Read more »
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Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?

Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?
It seems silly now, but part of me fully expected Kenny Williams to trade absolutely every fungible asset in the organization over the course of the four-day Winter Meetings.  Four days, trade Danks, Quentin, Floyd, Thornton, and even Beckham, Santos, Pierzynski–including convincing him to waive his no-trade–all out for prospects.  Boom, done, rebuild over, roll... Read more »

Thankful for the White Sox

Thankful for the White Sox
Happy Thanksgiving!…still.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to take this special time out to try to say something nice about every player who donned a White Sox uniform in 2011.  Here goes! (holds breath) Thanks Dylan Axelrod!: For providing the thrill of seeing someone who looks exactly like my friend Joe... Read more »

Collective Bargaining Argreement signed, revealing more details that tick off almost everyone but the White Sox

Collective Bargaining Argreement signed, revealing more details that tick off almost everyone but the White Sox
The idea of the Collective Bargaining Agreement as an enormous and onerous set of regulations on acquiring amateur talent has been floating around for a while.  For a remarkably exhaustive rundown of all the provisions installed, Larry from South Side Sox has must-read primers on the changes to amateur talent, and to free agency. It’s... Read more »
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It makes more sense that they don't know

It makes more sense that they don't know
This off-season for the White Sox has been sort of dull.  Unyieldingly dull, even.  The most exciting thing the team is done is retain Jason Frasor, and, like, what the hell?  Why did they do that? If it feels like that Sox have been stuck in a holding pattern, with even a call like “we... Read more »