Posts tagged "Jeff Marquez"

Selling low on Gordon Beckham

Selling low on Gordon Beckham
By now you’ve probably heard Gordon Beckham’s name bandied about in trade rumors pertaining to the White Sox rebuilding effort. It’s notable because it’s not everyday you hear “Trade the 25 year-old cost-controlled 2nd basemen!” during a rebuilding effort, and because it wasn’t that long ago that Beckham was capable of acting as the centerpiece... Read more »

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 »

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Starting Rotation

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Starting Rotation
John Danks, alongside Ramon Castro: Backup Catcher/Potential Spot Starter // Danny Moloshok, Reuters There’s precious little time to pump out the pitching-half of my White Sox roster overview before it officially becomes late.  However, that does bring the added benefit of allowing me to work like a real columnist: rushing against a deadline, making under-researched... Read more »
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So now you have six outfielders...

What would we be without Brent Lillibridge? Frankly, it’s not something we’re willing to consider // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune Compromise is easier said than done.  Before analyzing and criticizing the choice that the White Sox were revealed to have made by Jeff Marquez’s empty locker, I should state first that it was a difficult... Read more »

Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring

Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring
Cooper, possibly calculating how many innings he could get out of Kenny if he taught him a cutter as well // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune The cut-fastball is a pitch of pretty tremendous use.  It’s a gleeful compromise for pitchers who throw too straight of a fastball, and/or can’t throw their slider for a swinging... Read more »

White Sox choose pitching depth FTW

White Sox choose pitching depth FTW
“Sure James, I’d love to inspire 9-12 trivial blog posts about roster shuffling” // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune What’s better than one iffy pitcher? Two iffy pitchers to spell one another! With Jake Peavy very, very, very like DL-bound, the White Sox are heading into the final week of Spring Training with three roster spots... Read more »
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3rd round of White Sox roster cuts pits Man vs. Bridge, Humber vs. Marquez, Jake Peavy vs. The Natural State of Jake Peavy

3rd round of White Sox roster cuts pits Man vs. Bridge, Humber vs. Marquez, Jake Peavy vs. The Natural State of Jake Peavy
He’s like a bad penny…or a lucky penny! Perhaps he is not comparable to a penny // Jake Roth, US PRESSWIRE The dreaded third round of cuts has arrived to White Sox camp at Camelback Ranch, and lo, what carnage it has brought.  Around the time this level of cuts comes round, some players who... Read more »

White Sox player wrap-ups - Freddy Garcia

White Sox player wrap-ups - Freddy Garcia
At least one person is going to be perturbed about the use of this picture Is there a more fun baseball player to write about than aging, sorta washed-up Freddy Garcia?  It’s entertaining to watch him retire major league hitters with a liberal use of slow breaking-stuff, he’s hilariously covered in sweat by the 2nd... Read more »

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 »
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