Posts tagged "jeff gray"

Instant Rationalization - Sale gets all the run support any man could ever need

Instant Rationalization - Sale gets all the run support any man could ever need
After back-to-back showdowns with NL aces, Chris Sale might be forgiven for not being as keyed up to go toe-to-toe with Nick Blackburn for a daytime getaway day start. Not that it would have mattered. Despite trotting out a bit of a Sunday lineup that lacked Konerko, Beckham, and Viciedo, the White Sox offense pummeled... Read more »

Morning notes: Crosstown series looms

Morning notes: Crosstown series looms
The crosstown series starts this Friday.  It’s still sponsored by BP, which is one year closer to being a fact they don’t have to de-emphasize out of embarrassment. Both the Cubs and Sox have losing records and rather mundane future outlooks, so the running narrative is that the rivalry is unimportant and lifeless now.  That... Read more »

Too wild

Too wild
In Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Indians, Philip Humber continued to pay back the fates for the great control he was blessed with during his perfect game.  He lacked command and control for the second straight start and walked a career-high six batters. Through it all, Humber was just a misplay by Beckham and a hanging... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Back-of-the-season slog offers some insight on back-of-the-roster morass

Back-of-the-season slog offers some insight on back-of-the-roster morass
Phil Humber could have made the damn All-Star team.  It was July, he had a 2.69 ERA, with one start against the light-hitting Twins before the break.  It would have been great for him.  After all, he can really give an interview. Instead he got singled into oblivion by the Twinkies, got hit with a... Read more »
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Roster shuffling of the mundane variety

This is a crime. It always cool when someone gets promoted.  It’s a life-changing experience, a career milestone, a reason to buy a cake!  However, in the back of the promoted worker’s mind, surely they know that their advancement is enabled by the fall of another.  In baseball, it’s even more obvious, as the very... Read more »

Time to put your Jeff Gray jersey on eBay

This barely even looks like him… // Jake Roth, US PRESSWIRE Maybe you want to sit down first. In order to activate Jake Peavy from the DL, the White Sox designated Jeff Gray for assignment, which meant putting him on waivers for the whole league to pick at. Gray was the surprise early-season call-up from... Read more »

Good night for the scrubs

Good night for the scrubs
Hold your breath // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune The White Sox lost 4-3 on Friday night.  It centered around a Brent Morel throwing error in the 4th that prompted a 4-run inning, and also featured Ozzie Guillen deciding to take the bat out of Gordon Beckham’s hands during the team’s last legit scoring chance in... Read more »
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Sox get through all of 5 games before carrying six outfielders becomes a bad idea

Well, this is awkward // Christopher Hanewinckel, Chicago Tribune When the Sox decided to not decide between Lastings Milledge and Brent Lillibridge at the end of Spring Training, while I was certainly quizzical of whether they’d be smarter to stock up on bullpen depth due to the fact that one of their starters is Phil... Read more »