Posts tagged "joe cowley"

Paul Konerko doesn't really give off the impression of finding the White Sox insufferable

Paul Konerko doesn't really give off the impression of finding the White Sox insufferable
If you’re of the habit of reading baseball blogs, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with David Brown, and his work with Yahoo’s Big League Stew.  He’s made a specialty out of conducting very candid and insightful interviews with all types of professional baseball players.  So it inspired a fair bit of panic to see... Read more »

Ventura meets the press, rings in new era of open-ended coach-speak

Ventura meets the press, rings in new era of open-ended coach-speak
With SoxFest coming up this weekend, new manager Robin Ventura is hitting all the press stops to drum up enthusiasm for the new season.  It’s nothing but a heart-pounding thrill-ride of understated professionalism. While Ozzie occasionally inspired the instinct to wince and hope he would work his way through every interview without a risque statement,... Read more »

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough
This off-season didn’t feature the most imposing crop of free agent shortstops. Rafael Furcal played only 87 games last season and posted an 81 wRC+, and landed a 2-year deal worth $14 million from the Cardinals…who were mostly praised for the signing.  And yet even in these waters, no one bit on 37 year-old Orlando... Read more »
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Off-season Equinox

Off-season Equinox
I’m declaring this the off-season equinox, because it’s roughly an equal period of time since the Winter Meetings and pitchers and catchers reporting.   I’m also declaring it the equinox because it’s snazzier than saying “I’ve got nothing besides a smattering of notes”, and makes it sounds like me not having enough time to do... Read more »

As the lat turns...

As the lat turns...
Forgive me, as I’m playing catch-up on this one due to sickness.  I still don’t know why my company thought it would be best to poison their employees at the Christmas lunch, but from what I can tell, this not-having-a-appetite thing is going to be a real financial boon for me.  I’ve spent $6 on... Read more »

The more trivial consequences of the CBA

The more trivial consequences of the CBA
The initial reaction to the new CBA rightly centered around the significant changes to player acquisition, as it stood to affect the coming off-season, and promised to drag other teams down to the White Sox odd little way of doing things. That’s pretty important since the White Sox minor league system is really, quite terrible.... Read more »
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If he did it...

If he did it...
Is it safe to say that the relationship between the White Sox and its manager Ozzie Guillen was completely broken during the 2011 season?  I feel that it is. Guillen left after a bizarre contract dispute, his worst season in terms of job performance, and curiously bolted to his next position instantaneously.  The pure swiftness... Read more »