Posts tagged "jose valverde"

Instant Rationalization - Division lead swept away

If you wanted to pick a pitching matchup for the White Sox to jump on and grab the one win they needed to leave town with a two-game AL Central lead…it wouldn’t be the one with Justin Verlander in it. Fear of the reigning AL MVP subsided momentarily when Alejandro De Aza led off Sunday’s... Read more »

Dunn's 9th inning 2-R HR off of Valverde beats Tigers

Adam Dunn was not of any particular use on a baseball field in 2011, Jose Valverde went the entire regular season without blowing a single save.  I suppose the most emphatic reversal of those results would be Dunn hitting a massive 450+ ft home run off of Valverde to give his team the lead.  And... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Dunn's heroics blast away a dreary afternoon

Instant Rationalization - Dunn's heroics blast away a dreary afternoon
The first seven innings of Saturday’s afternoon showdown in Detroit served as a reminder that the White Sox have an odd inability to hit Max Scherzer that the rest of baseball lacks. It also figured to serve as a coronation that Gavin Floyd is this year’s Sox pitcher that his offense refuses to support. But... Read more »
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Welcome distractions from Prince Fielder

Welcome distractions from Prince Fielder
Prince Fielders had 128 weighted runs created in 2011.  Adam Dunn + Alex Rios + Gordon Beckham had 125.  I would like a distraction from Prince Fielder, please. Yoenis Cespedes and that other finesse lefty guy Yoenis Cespedes is a distraction, and is even the opposite of Fielder in many ways.  There’s no worry of... Read more »

AL Central comings and goings

AL Central comings and goings
The White Sox aren’t really allowed to have much of an off-season this year. Presumably the 2011 off-season was traded in return for a veteran rebound candidate at an earlier date, and presumably Gio Gonzalez was thrown in to sweeten the pot a bit.  So instead, we’re left to observe the activities of AL Central... Read more »

WSO Playoff Primer - AL

WSO Playoff Primer - AL
Wednesday brought about the crushing realization that there will be no more White Sox baseball in 2011.  Wednesday night brought about the shocking revelation that there was other baseball being played wholly independent of the White Sox, and if the evening was any indication, this baseball is quite possibly of a drastically higher quality and... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 6/27-7/3 - Pretty good, pretty good

White Sox Week That Was 6/27-7/3 - Pretty good, pretty good
These weekly wrap-ups are always heavily influenced by the result of the Sunday game.  Seeing as the Sox have been hugging all the turns on the road to mediocrity all year long, usually they’re one game away from being deemed a failure anyway, so it’s a flaw that’s easily hidden most of the time.  But... Read more »