Posts tagged "Jhan Marinez"

Coping with the aftermath of Friday night

Coping with the aftermath of Friday night
Winning doesn’t actually cure all ills, it’s more like an enormous injection of painkillers that covers up all the pain for a six-to-eight hour period. While the eventual White Sox triumph Friday night made burning through the entire bullpen and dragging what is still a fairly old team in terms of position players through fourteen... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - It's over, and they won

Instant Rationalization - It's over, and they won
A lot of smooth and easy narratives went by the wayside during this 14-inning marathon. First, there was the White Sox tattooing Bruce Chen for three home runs and six tallies total.  An easy, happy tale almost arose out of this auspicious beginning Second, was Jose Quintana looking out of sorts, and as a result,... Read more »

Jhan Marinez is the corresponding move

Jhan Marinez is the corresponding move
Deunte Heath being sent down to AAA right before the All-Star break dropped the roster count down to 24, and Philip Humber is set to take his roster spot for a start on Tuesday. But that’s Tuesday.  It is presently Friday.  Philip Humber is of no use this weekend. Hence, Jhan Marinez. Marinez is yet... Read more »
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Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game
Making a natural transition from talking about the All-Star Game, the White Sox and Cubs are probably going to be playing four games next season, instead of their usual six. As a partial-season-ticket holder, I was initially excited by the prospect of having the chance to avoid being obligated to buy a hyper-expensive Cubs-Sox game every... Read more »

Jesse Crain's oblique is inconvenient

Jesse Crain's oblique is inconvenient
After a right oblique strain in Spring Training dragged him out of what was apparently a very wide open closer race, Jesse Crain is having trouble with the same muscle, but on his left side this time.  He’s been out since Friday, which has led to the current stretched situation where Nate Jones finds himself... Read more »

Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun

Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun
Perhaps setting a precedent that all games in which the White Sox get shutout will be followed by a third of the roster being cut, 14 players were sent packing from major league camp Monday. Alright, so perhaps this day was selected weeks ahead of time and several lockers were cleared out prior to the... Read more »
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John Danks is very clearly the Opening Day starter, even after Tuesday

John Danks is very clearly the Opening Day starter, even after Tuesday
The second Spring Training game rolled around Tuesday and oh, well, losing again. The novelty of trying to make cautious judgments off single game performances has waned a bit.  Perhaps that’s because John Danks looked terrible in his first outing, and John Danks is probably the Opening Day starter. “Right now, [Danks] is going to... Read more »

Position Battles!

Position Battles!
Spring Training doesn’t mean much. This is a point that’s been made time and again, but the lesson that the first, blessed taste of baseball in over 4 months should more or less be treated with a shrug and a yawn is a hard one to accept. So let’s not! If the White Sox got... Read more »

The best White Sox news is fake

The best White Sox news is fake
It’s too bad that the Gavin Floyd-to-the-Blue Jays trade rumor never got picked up by any credible media outlet.  Rumors are a blast, especially ones that would blatantly indicate a full-scale rebuild, and especially one that comes in January, the month where fun dies in the cold, because it turns out fun was homeless this entire... Read more »
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