Posts tagged "Jordan Danks"

Alejandro Anxiety

Alejandro Anxiety
After a mere three games missed while on the active roster–seriously, check out the madness going on with Denard Span–Alejandro De Aza is headed to the DL for whatever is causing his oblique soreness.  Comcast Sports Net keeps pairing the announcement with the clip of De Aza bellyflopping onto 2nd base Friday night.  It looks... Read more »

Morning notes - Thanks for the memory, Jordan Danks

Morning notes - Thanks for the memory, Jordan Danks
Apparently the White Sox were more than aware of the redundancy of carrying both Jordan Danks and DeWayne Wise on the roster.  They’re sending Jordan back to AAA Charlotte, and replacing him with what was being announced Sunday as “pitching depth”.  In case you were wondering, Jordan Danks’ last at-bat with the team was the... Read more »

Life without Paulie

Life without Paulie
Fitting in with his seemingly gradual recovery from concussion symptoms, Paul Konerko has been placed on the special 7-day DL that exists just for that injury. The 7-day concussion DL is an odd one.  It’s not retroactive for missed time, so Konerko is not eligible to return until next Friday.  Also, there was significant reference... Read more »
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Don't test the bench

Don't test the bench
It’s difficult to quantify an effective bench, especially offensively.  Chances are that in this offense environment, a team with a cadre of effective hitters not getting regular at-bats is simply poorly managed. Moreover, while the plate appearances that the White Sox have given to Brent Morel, Orlando Hudson, Brent Lillibridge, Eduardo Escobar, Kosuke Fukudome, Jordan... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - Cy Chen returns

Delayed Rationalization - Cy Chen returns
Since Royals starter Bruce Chen had been roughed up badly in two of his last three starts against the White Sox, and was proving to be even more mediocre this season than he was last, the hope was that this ‘Cy Chen’ nonsense might have a permanent place in the past. Alas, aches and pains... 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 »
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Evaluating the White Sox youth movement

Evaluating the White Sox youth movement
The White Sox roster is about 1/3 rookies, and they’re in 1st place.  Ergo, such a infusion of youth (or just inexperience) is a good idea, and the White Sox farm system is redeemed, right? Well, not nickel-and-diming themselves to death with veterans certainly made a lot of sense going into the season.  Even the worst... Read more »

Morning notes: Youkilis edition

Morning notes: Youkilis edition
The Kevin Youkilis 90-day free trial started Monday, and somewhat uneventfully ended with a 1 for 4 night at the plate, and basic competence in the field.  Seeing as the two big red flags with Youkilis have been declining power and a death spiral in his strikeout rate, three grounders and one fly out isn’t... Read more »

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd
One of the keys to the success of the 2012 White Sox was avoiding a thorough exploration of their lack of depth. On that note, this Friday is not a particularly good day. White Sox place Philip Humber on the D-L. Designate Kosuke Fukudome for assignment. Bringing up Brian Bruney. — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) June... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams
Last year, there was a clear narrative to every White Sox week.  They were a good pitching team, constantly being betrayed by a every other element of the roster. This season is more muddled.  The offense is firmly in the top 3 in the AL, the pitching staff for all it’s troubles is above-average, and... Read more »