Posts tagged "Juan Uribe"

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 »

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough
This off-season didn’t feature the most imposing crop of free agent shortstops. Rafael Furcal played only 87 games last season and posted an 81 wRC+, and landed a 2-year deal worth $14 million from the Cardinals…who were mostly praised for the signing.  And yet even in these waters, no one bit on 37 year-old Orlando... Read more »

FOUND: One Arnie Munoz...and more White Sox notes

FOUND: One Arnie Munoz...and more White Sox notes
Back in 2004, the White Sox went through a period commonly referred to as “5th starter hell”, when they stretched into late June without a win from the last slot in the rotation. In fairness, this team entered the year with Scott Shoeneweis as their No. 4 starter, and skipped spots on enough occasions to... Read more »
Advertisement:

Where's our breakout, Alexei?

Where's our breakout, Alexei?
There’s been enough railing on the management, time to get back to sighing deeply about the players. Let me start by saying that Alexei Ramirez is under no circumstances to ever be referred to as a disappointment.  He’s an elite fielder at the most important position in the infield, so much so that he leads... Read more »

The war with PECOTA, instant gratification, the doom that is youth, and other White Sox notes

The war with PECOTA, instant gratification, the doom that is youth, and other White Sox notes
“Eat it, charlatans!”, says PECOTA // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune These White Sox nuggets are in four bite-size pieces.  Chew carefully. The incredibly respected Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections recently.  Of all the projections that dare to predict wins and losses for major league baseball teams, PECOTA has the lowest average margin of error,... Read more »

City of Cold Shoulders - Poor White Sox hitting in April

Sure, it’ll probably look different in June….but not necessarily When I was a young lad, and perhaps, when no one else was looking, my Irish-American father actually referred to me as a “lad”, a White Sox player I had come to trust got off to a pretty piddling start.  Something to the tune of 71... Read more »
Advertisement:

White Sox fans, your World Series team is the San Francisco Giants

In a battle between two baseball franchises, one of which is pretty irrelevant (Rangers), and the other one is wholly irrelevant (Giants) to the White Sox, selecting a favorite comes down to a bunch of spotty, tangential arguments. Somehow, a clear winner emerges. The strongest spotty tangential argument could be made for the Giants over... Read more »