Tag: Jordan Danks

Instant Rationalization - Huge 5th, breezy outing by Sale, make things look easy

Instant Rationalization - Huge 5th, breezy outing by Sale, make things look easy
This is how it was supposed to be.  The 1st place White Sox were supposed to overwhelm a rebuilding Astros team, and pad their lead in the AL Central before week spent on the road in St. Louis and Los Angeles. That’s pretty far from how it worked out Friday night, but there’s been a... Read more »

What if the pitching is the problem?

What if the pitching is the problem?
The advantage that niche journalists, or bloggers, have over more broad-based sports columnists is large to the point of being unfair.  They walk in, give a fair assessment of the situation at face-value, write their column, and the angry blogger writes a rebuttal based on details that only someone who obsessively reads and writes about... Read more »

1st place roster shuffling

1st place roster shuffling
Thursday saw a wave of news about the White Sox roster–mostly on the outer margins.  The minutiae of shifting around reserve outfielders and spot starters can lend a strong feeling of pointlessness at times, but this is a 1st place team after all, so tales of roster shifting and shuffling become more exciting if you can... Read more »
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There are more Conor Jacksons where that came from

There are more Conor Jacksons where that came from
This year and the next couple, depending on the fate of a few drafts and a Marco Paddy-led international scouting initiative, “depth” will be a oft-cited weakness of the White Sox organization.  With a barren farm system and a payroll that’s still weighing rather heavy, it’s going to be a tall task to find suitable... Read more »

Welcome Eduardo Escobar into your hearts, but not necessarily the field

Welcome Eduardo Escobar into your hearts, but not necessarily the field
A sweeping, decisive round of roster cuts were announced Tuesday.  The prolonged process of ‘getting a looksie’ at Jordan Danks, Josh Phegley, Jim Gallagher, and Tyler Saladino ended, and so did the spirited attempts to snag a major league minimum salary by Dan Johnson and Dallas McPherson. With Ozzie Martinez already removed from camp without... Read more »

One wacky, highly encouraging Spring day

One wacky, highly encouraging Spring day
Often in observing Spring Training stats–besides the desire to just absorb all of it at face value–there’s an inclination to disregard the negative, but take some cautious joy in the positive occurrences.  None of it is supposed to predictive of regular season performance, so your favorite player going 0-for-Spring Training can be waived off (thankfully),... Read more »
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Everyone's working on fastball command

Everyone's working on fastball command
The White Sox got shelled again Wednesday, and lost the Brewers 10-6.  By the top of the 4th inning, both Jake Peavy and Dylan Axelrod had been knocked around, Jordan Danks had ran into a fence, and it was 8-0 Milwaukee. The White Sox will lose as many Spring Training games as it takes for... Read more »

Position Battles!

Position Battles!
Spring Training doesn’t mean much. This is a point that’s been made time and again, but the lesson that the first, blessed taste of baseball in over 4 months should more or less be treated with a shrug and a yawn is a hard one to accept. So let’s not! If the White Sox got... Read more »

Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life

Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life
When the White Sox signed Kosuke Fukudome last week to a major league contract, they seemed to not only be locking up their 4th outfielder slot, but their 5th outfielder slot too, since Brent Lillibridge is essentially Jordan Danks with more power and versatility at this point. Pick one of the no-hit middle infielders (Escobar and... Read more »
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Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction

Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction
I have a rather strong distaste for Kosuke Fukudome.  I’m going to have it get over it before approaching this mild, small signing of a reserve outfielder in any kind of rational way, but I can’t start until this all gets out. The distaste grew entirely last year, and previously I was very much on... Read more »