Posts tagged "jon garland"

Chris Sale, Jake Peavy, and the best 1st half in recent White Sox history

Chris Sale, Jake Peavy, and the best 1st half in recent White Sox history
It would be a grotesque misrepresentation of fact to say that the White Sox have not enjoyed good pitching in the Kenny Williams era.  They won the 2005 World Series was won with superb pitching, the organizational strategy is centered around acquiring and developing pitching, and advanced metrics have been rating Sox staffs at the... 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 »

Six years ago...and very much right now

Six years ago...and very much right now
On October 26th, 2005, the Chicago White Sox captured their first World Series in 88 years.  For any team, winning a championship is a stand-alone moment in franchise history, but perhaps more so for the White Sox. Their triumph was not a culmination of years of buildup, and despite a formidable 2006 squad, did not... Read more »
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A guide to all the goofy stats I use to talk about the White Sox

A guide to all the goofy stats I use to talk about the White Sox
I am thrilled–THRILLED–to get to use this photo again A lot of things have changed since I started writing about the White Sox on Chicago Now back in April.  I’ve gotten a lot better understanding of the game, other blogs actually acknowledge my existence nowadays, the notoriety of CN’s White Sox coverage has plummeted (they... Read more »