Posts tagged "josh kinney"

Thankful for the White Sox

Thankful for the White Sox
Happy Thanksgiving!…still.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to take this special time out to try to say something nice about every player who donned a White Sox uniform in 2011.  Here goes! (holds breath) Thanks Dylan Axelrod!: For providing the thrill of seeing someone who looks exactly like my friend Joe... Read more »

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?
Kenny Williams said “we’re going to let the kids play”, and predictably it caused some panic. First of all, “What kids?”. Second, it represented a sizable departure from the typical White Sox mode of roster-building. While it’s definitely a bad series of events that brought the South Siders to this stage, exactly how bad is... Read more »

You won't have Tony Pena to kick around anymore

You won't have Tony Pena to kick around anymore
Well, down goes Pena.  He was released by the White Sox on Friday. In 2010, Tony Pena earned some regard, not for pitching well so much as pitching frequently.  Frequently, often for long stretches of time with minimal notice.  There are plenty of examples of this business model in place–Fast food restaurants, Keystone Light–and while... Read more »
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Back-of-the-season slog offers some insight on back-of-the-roster morass

Back-of-the-season slog offers some insight on back-of-the-roster morass
Phil Humber could have made the damn All-Star team.  It was July, he had a 2.69 ERA, with one start against the light-hitting Twins before the break.  It would have been great for him.  After all, he can really give an interview. Instead he got singled into oblivion by the Twinkies, got hit with a... Read more »

September calling to the minor leagues

September calling to the minor leagues
Between Ramon Castro trying to catch a pitch barehanded, A.J. Pierzynski racing in front of Bruce Chen fastball, Carlos Quentin diving into the ground shoulder-first, and Tony Pena tearing ligaments out of his own elbow, the Chicago White Sox veterans conspired to take the excitement out of September call-ups. Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De... Read more »

Zach Stewart is the adorable puppy that you just can't kick out of the rotation

Zach Stewart is the adorable puppy that you just can't kick out of the rotation
Initially, because of his mediocre secondary stuff and how he represents a thoroughly unexciting return for Edwin Jackson, I was down on Zach Stewart. Maybe it’s his perfectly benign performance record (2.65 ERA in 17 IP with shaky peripherals), maybe it’s because he’s been helpful in a pinch, and maybe it’s because his curls remind... Read more »
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