Posts tagged "Juan Pierre"

Checking in with the outfield

Checking in with the outfield
The number of really, truly proven outfielders the White Sox entered the season with totaled around, oh, let’s say zero.  Alex Rios was terrible in 2011, Dayan Viciedo was dreadful in a September call-up, and Alejandro De Aza was a quarter-season wonder getting an enormous promotion.  It would behoove us to check in on how... Read more »

Holy moly, that's a lot of strikeouts for everyone

Holy moly, that's a lot of strikeouts for everyone
Previously, I referred to the ballooning strikeout total of White Sox hitters as somewhat refreshing, given all the years of emphasizing contact over all other concerns.  Now that it’s lasted for more than a week and exploded in scale, it’s every bit the horrible illness one would expect. The White Sox have struck out a... Read more »

Well, this is getting interesting

Well, this is getting interesting
After topping the Tigers 5-1 Saturday, the White Sox have won four in a row, are 5-2 on the season, and in 1st place in the AL Central.  If the excitement over this development seems a bit over the top for 7 games into the season, consider the last two Aprils. In 2011, the Sox... Read more »
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White Sox miss out on baseball, Guillen

White Sox miss out on baseball, Guillen
The White Sox Tuesday night tilt with the Indians was called off on account of cold, wind, rain, snow, and it being April in Cleveland.  Things don’t figure to get much better in time for tomorrow’s scheduled 11 AM CDT getaway day time, but it’s still scheduled to go on. Philip Humber’s getting skipped in... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview - Outfield

White Sox Season Preview - Outfield
Maybe it’s because I’m presently watching a basketball game, but I can’t help but be struck that these position group previews are a lot like former NBA center Oliver Miller.  Like Oliver, these posts bring a lot of meat and fill space, but can also score with some regularity.  Also like Oliver, while it’s been... Read more »

Alex Rios needing to play right field is...less than ideal, but still fine

Alex Rios needing to play right field is...less than ideal, but still fine
Corner outfield spots are pretty interchangeable in the skill set they require.  Left field and right field are so interchangeable that at some point, someone started lumping them together and referring to the group as “corner outfielders”. The only real difficulty in transferring a player from one corner to the other would be an issue... Read more »
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Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority
In the shiny new Baseball Prospectus’ Annual for 2012, Gavin Floyd’s player comment starts out with “Blessed with the best stuff on the staff”, which is a fun little reminder since he spent most of 2011 refining his hard slider into more of a cutter, trading whiffs for control.  The comment went on to say... Read more »

The last great Juan Pierre game

The bizarre report of the Tigers being interested in Juan Pierre to fill the gap created by the Victor Martinez injury inspired me to look at his last shining moment in a White Sox uniform.  Click the title to read the post at Southside Showdown.   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook

AL Central Rumblings & Bumblings!

AL Central Rumblings & Bumblings!
Adam Dunn gets regular size Potbelly’s sandwiches now, and Ozzie Guillen is going to remove some people’s nerve endings. There.  That’s the White Sox news for the week. But the White Sox–contrary to appearance–do not operate in a bizarre baseball vacuum by themselves.  They exist in the AL Central, where the amount of money they... Read more »
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Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?

Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?
It seems silly now, but part of me fully expected Kenny Williams to trade absolutely every fungible asset in the organization over the course of the four-day Winter Meetings.  Four days, trade Danks, Quentin, Floyd, Thornton, and even Beckham, Santos, Pierzynski–including convincing him to waive his no-trade–all out for prospects.  Boom, done, rebuild over, roll... Read more »