Posts tagged "Joe Crede"

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes
Two quotes stuck out to me this week in the wake of my overindulgence of Baseball Prospectus content.  The first was Jim Callis of Baseball America saying on a podcast “you win with stars”, and the second was Steve Goldman and Ben Lindbergh asking in their preview of the White Sox, “Is this the worst offense... Read more »

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority
In the shiny new Baseball Prospectus’ Annual for 2012, Gavin Floyd’s player comment starts out with “Blessed with the best stuff on the staff”, which is a fun little reminder since he spent most of 2011 refining his hard slider into more of a cutter, trading whiffs for control.  The comment went on to say... 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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The White Sox are extremists

The White Sox are extremists
As the team-employed beat writer for the White Sox website, taking the actions of the franchise and expressing it into rational and understandable terms is very much a part of Scott Merkin’s job.  As such, picking through his piece attempting to justify the approach of the White Sox toward their farm system under Kenny Williams... Read more »

Q&A with Robin Ventura

Yeah, this rings a bell // John Lee, Tribune Archive File At times like these, the last thing you’d want to think about is the current state of the team.  So how about checking in with one of the greatest players in the history of the Franchise?  Particularly the team’s newest Special Advisor to Player... Read more »

Joe Crede gets another shot, signs with Rockies

Joe Crede gets another shot, signs with Rockies
In a move I had longed hoped would happen, Joe Crede is returning to professional baseball.  A 2005 post-season hero (.622 career playoff slugging percentage!), and a virtuoso 3rd baseman who somehow never managed to get recognized for a gold glove (+57.9 career UZR), Crede hasn’t logged 100 games since 2006 due to chronic back... Read more »
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