Tag: John Danks

Ouch update - Everyone's arm is in a sorry state

Ouch update - Everyone's arm is in a sorry state
Since running through an update of the injuries on this team as it careens into the stretch run is likely to completely replace ‘Morning notes’ as a regular feature, and ‘M*A*S*H* unit’ as an article title might offer too much of an approximation of war injuries with the physical problems associated with throwing a ball... Read more »

Injuries bring depth issues to forefront

Injuries bring depth issues to forefront
Back on my since-disavowed list of reasons why the White Sox were in trouble going into the 2012 season, ‘lack of depth’ was cited in a half-dozen different ways.  The Sox had decent pieces, but couldn’t sustain a hit that gave a lot of exposure to the back half of their 25-man roster, or anything... Read more »

Addressing the holes that the White Sox might fix in a trade

Addressing the holes that the White Sox might fix in a trade
The Kevin Youkilis trade–and his just dandy .277/.373/.479 line with the White Sox–plugged the last truly awful, burning hole amongst the starters.  At 3rd base, there was injured youngster who was terrible, there was veteran fill-in who was terrible, and significant salary commitments to neither.  It was perfect situation to add a veteran rental, and... Read more »
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Morning M*A*S*H* Unit

Morning M*A*S*H* Unit
A return to a tie for 1st place combined with a return to form from Captain Mufasa himself and an upcoming Wednesday afternoon date with Nick Blackburn offers a host of immediate delights for White Sox fans. The White Sox plane crashed into the mountain this past weekend, and now two days, two wins, six... Read more »

Morning notes: Just another panicked Monday

Morning notes: Just another panicked Monday
“We’re all waiting for Gavin Floyd and John Danks to come back,” my mother opined to me over our weekly Sunday dinner together, “but has anyone pointed out that they haven’t been any good?” “They’ll be fine”, I said dismissively, foolishly thinking this would be enough. “They haven’t been any good.” “Danks was terrible, but... Read more »

Gavin Floyd and John Danks aren't walking through that door...

Gavin Floyd and John Danks aren't walking through that door...
As it would happen, waiting for Gavin Floyd’s tendinitis to subside will be more of a 15-day type of affair than initially hoped.  According to Mark Gonzales, Floyd has “experienced discomfort throwing off-speed pitches”, and since those are the key to his existence as a major leaguer, that’s plenty reason to shut things down. A DL... Read more »
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Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey

Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey
Gavin Floyd was scratched from Monday’s start in Boston due to soreness in his elbow and forearm. It was enough to prompt a flight back to Chicago for an MRI, which was clean.  That’s a relief, but also puts Floyd in the position of waiting and seeing if the hurt goes away, a territory that... Read more »

Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront

Danks and Humber bring the big question of the 2nd half to the forefront
While watching SportsCenter at the gym–there are only around four channels there–I couldn’t help but notice a segment where they listed the White Sox as the 1st place team most likely to miss the playoffs. “It’s not that the White Sox aren’t playing well,” said the ESPN expert on hand, “it’s that Detroit is coming... Read more »

Zach Stewart--HERO

Zach Stewart didn’t have a whole lot of success with the White Sox in the 1st half.  He actually struggled a great deal, drew a lot of ire from a variety of sources, and wound up traded and stuck on the Red Sox AAA team by the end of June. Perhaps even, it’s out of... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 7/2-7/8 - Splendid performance with little reward

White Sox Week That Was: 7/2-7/8 - Splendid performance with little reward
In what was perhaps the most impressive week of White Sox baseball all year, the South siders swept the best team in the AL, set aside their traditional woes against the Blue Jays, and came within one terribly-played slugfest on Sunday from a perfect week. For that, they increased their division lead just a single... Read more »