Posts tagged "John Danks"

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season
This off-season should be…interesting. The White Sox are coming off of a year where pretty much every member of their over-30 offensive core met, or improbably exceeded expectations (Jake Peavy even improbably made a bid for 220 innings), and they got all of 85 wins. My quick assessment would be that they’re due for the... Read more »

Great improvements and disappointments of the 2012 White Sox

Great improvements and disappointments of the 2012 White Sox
There have been some attempts to sum up the surprises, both good and bad, for the White Sox this past season, and generally I feel they could use some context. Everything needs buckets of buckets of context; it’s just a matter of how much we can stand. Mark Gonzales of the Tribune highlighted a fun... Read more »

Another troubling update from old friend John Danks

Another troubling update from old friend John Danks
Not that long ago, John Danks’ return to the rotation was set to be the big trade deadline addition to the starting rotation.  It wasn’t the jazziest sales line of all time, but since the alternative was Francisco Liriano, a Danks 2012 return can reside in the realm of tortured White Sox fantasies. But now... Read more »
Advertisement:

Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year? How many of us will still be alive?

Afternoon notes - Who cares about next year?  How many of us will still be alive?
The 2013 schedules were released Wednesday, opening up a dangerous line of thinking. To begin thinking about 2013 is to begin thinking about how the White Sox will manage to be competitive next season.  Option years are coming up for Youkilis, Peavy, and Floyd. Konerko, Dunn, and Pierzynski are another year older….and A.J. doesn’t even... Read more »

Self-parody

Self-parody
Old habits and horror movie villains both die hard.  This weekend was a stern reminder of both adages, as the White Sox suffered yet another late-season humiliation at the hands of their top divisional competition. In 2010, they entered a crucial mid-August series in Minnesota three games back of the Twins and in the middle... Read more »

The latest ode to Sale

The latest ode to Sale
Chris Sale has long since exhausted his quota of coming out parties.  The All-Star Game appearance, the 15-strikeout game in Tampa, and the White Sox burgeoning national relevance have allowed him to be properly recognized and feared by the outside world. But still, Sale’s Wednesday night outing was his first against the Yankees, and happened... Read more »
Advertisement:

Konerko's head case

Konerko's head case
Just when White Sox injuries were becoming easy and projectable in their recovery times (‘John Danks will be ready by Spring Training’, ‘Kevin Youkilis needs to rest his knee just one game’), we get hit with this. Or, more literally, Paul Konerko was hit in the side of the head with an incidental elbow from Jerome... Read more »

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder
After a day spent under the knife, John Danks was declared to be a successful recipient of shoulder surgery. But since that’s a blanket description, the details are that Danks underwent a successful procedure to “repair a capsular tear and minor debridements of the rotator cuff and biceps in his left shoulder.”  On the strength... Read more »

Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try

Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try
A casual glance at the standings gives the impression that something like a crucial August series is taking place this weekend.  The Angels–still a heavy favorite to end their season in October with a wild card berth safely in tow–head into town fresh off a split with the Rangers where their bullpen allowed 11 runs... Read more »
Advertisement:

New manager, new six-man rotation

New manager, new six-man rotation
With all the talk this year about how different Robin Ventura’s style is from Ozzie Guillen’s, the few strategic holdovers stick out like gangrenous thumbs.  They might as well mandate that the phrase “six-man rotation” can only be read aloud in Don Cooper’s Brooklyn accent. The White Sox are heading back to the six-man starting... Read more »