Posts tagged "Jose Quintana"

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 »

Instant Rationalization - Can't stop the bleeding

The White Sox playoff hopes are just a notion these days, but a notion everyone would like to keep alive into next week.  Games in Cleveland don’t need to be made anymore lifeless than they are naturally. But Jose Quintana–the little soft-tossing control artist that could–was unable to keep the illusion going past the first... Read more »

A late-season collapse, in too much detail

A late-season collapse, in too much detail
The White Sox have been no titans of baseball at any point in the season, but entering into September they had set themselves up well to only have to play .500 baseball, and coast drearily into the playoffs in the worst division in baseball.  Even ~.500 play would have them tied for the division lead... Read more »
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Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle

Your latest update in the White Sox starter shuffle
It’s not a time of the greatest feelings about the White Sox starting rotation.  A sturdy rock holding firm amidst a river of sadness in previous seasons, this year has seen the rotation’s two mainstays go down, a wave of seemingly unqualified youngsters, and many, many injuries and ailments to manage. There’s a source of... Read more »

Might I bend your ear about Jose Quintana for a few minutes?

Might I bend your ear about Jose Quintana for a few minutes?
Things have been going downhill for our friend Jose recently.  There have been three outings for him in between this fine morning and his last quality start, which was also the last time he made it through the sixth inning. Even factoring in that last quality start, Quintana has walked 11 batters in his last... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure
Thousands of years ago, before the dawn of man as we knew him, the White Sox were leading the Twins 3-0 after the 1st inning. Scott Diamond had been the Twins most consistent starter all season, but spent the first frame falling behind hitters, and getting rapped down the foul lines for three runs on... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Your typical White Sox comeback victory

Instant Rationalization - Your typical White Sox comeback victory
The White Sox have come back to win 34 of their 69 victories. Almost half. Crazy. — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) August 25, 2012 That was after Friday night, so now it’s a perfect split.  Per the playbook of the first two nights of the Yankees series, the Sox spent the first inning trying to play... Read more »

Robin Ventura's intentional weekend

Robin Ventura's intentional weekend
Criticizing manager strategy is always dangerous territory.  There’s a huge cutoff in access to in-game scouting in play, and theindividual strategic moves that we all hem-and-haw about is but a small fraction of their job. But when managers turn to the intentional walk, they wade into a territory with a lot of research behind it,... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - The briefest of respites from KC struggles is not enough for a win

The first two games of the White Sox weekend tilt with the Royals had already compounded concerns about their record in Kansas City, but Sunday added the anxieties of the offense’s occasional abandonment of Jose Quintana, and recent poor performances against Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie. On Sunday, those three factors items twisted together and... Read more »
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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 »