Posts tagged "jason vargas"

Instant Rationalization - Sox win, I guess

Instant Rationalization - Sox win, I guess
There were nine innings in this game.  Nine of them.  All of these innings matter equally–in that no inning is statistically more significant than the other–but in a one-game situation, they don’t.  Innings become what you make of them. The first eight innings were dominated by the White Sox.  Peavy threw seven quality, walk-free frames,... Read more »

Morning notes: The Mariner menace looms

Morning notes: The Mariner menace looms
The White Sox were swept by the Royals, and responded by sweeping the Yankees.  With that, my general avoidance of individual game previews is validated.  The Sox are more likely to beat good teams than they are to beat bad teams, and more likely to beat bad pitchers than they are to beat good pitchers.... Read more »

Kids these days grow up so fast

Kids these days grow up so fast
The Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade is pretty irksome for, oh, about three reasons. First, it’s disheartening to see the Yankees fall into a long-term solution for their rotation issues without purging anything that hampers them in any immediate way.  Chances are the 2nd best offense in baseball can figure out a way to stay OK... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 8/15-8/21 - Heaven can wait, and Hell's too far to go

White Sox Week That Was 8/15-8/21 - Heaven can wait, and Hell's too far to go
This is a long one, but it’s compartmentalized, so it’s easy to read in sections Three weeks ago, after the White Sox did a split for the week, it was plainly obvious that they were still firmly entrenched in the AL Central hunt and showed flashes of a higher level of play.  Being an ornery cuss,... Read more »