Posts tagged "justin morneau"

Instant Rationalization - Reasonable goals, easily achieved

Instant Rationalization - Reasonable goals, easily achieved
After a week of rapturous highs and lows, in an intense series with Detroit that featured both playoff implications and atmosphere, the Sox were given a slightly different task Friday night – Go beat the last-place Twins with Chris Sale against their #12 starter.  Oh, and Joe Mauer was out of the lineup too. It... Read more »

Konerko's head case

Konerko's head case
Just when White Sox injuries were becoming easy and projectable in their recovery times (‘John Danks will be ready by Spring Training’, ‘Kevin Youkilis needs to rest his knee just one game’), we get hit with this. Or, more literally, Paul Konerko was hit in the side of the head with an incidental elbow from Jerome... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - A sufficient amount of bulldogging for a sweep

Instant Rationalization - A sufficient amount of bulldogging for a sweep
Jake Peavy allowed the first three batters to reach safely…in multiple innings. Two soft hits and a walk gave Peavy a bases-loaded, no out jam in the 1st, while an error, a walk and an RBI double started his 4th frame of work.  Conceding the run, turning a double play, and excellent glovework  ended the... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Peavy gets Twinned

Instant Rationalization - Peavy gets Twinned
Jake Peavy allowed eight hits and three runs in the first three innings of the night against the Minnesota Twins.  The first part of that sentence would make it sound like Jake got shelled, the last two words give away that something else was amiss. Denard Span legitimately had Peavy’s number, crushing two doubles deep... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Sox and Twins engage in slugfest; Sox hit their home runs with people on base

Instant Rationalization - Sox and Twins engage in slugfest; Sox hit their home runs with people on base
Thursday night, the Twins trotted out a 27 year-old making his first career major league start, and the White Sox started a guy who’s pitched a perfect game, so naturally they won in a rout. Eh, perhaps that description doesn’t quite cover it. Poor defense and a hanging curveball that was hammered for a two-run... Read more »

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers
Last Spring, I wrote a capsule for every other AL Central team for the purpose of sizing up the competition.  The 2011 White Sox didn’t figure to run away with the AL Central unopposed, but they were serious contenders and it was important to get a handle on just how many games they’d need to win... Read more »
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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 »

Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario

Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario
Expectations for the 1st year of Robin Ventura as a manager probably need to stay reasonable.  As long he doesn’t let Jake Peavy throw 160 pitches, doesn’t make late-inning substitutions that seem to intentionally make his defense worse, and throws in the occasional keen observation like “Alexei isn’t one of our better bunters”, his learning... Read more »

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game
Perhaps I’m a bit of a sap, but all this talk of rebuilding and possibly competent attempts to be competitive are kind of, well, sad.  Ripe for uproarious mockery for sure, but still kind of sad.  In an effort to pep things up, and being the proud owner a robust iTunes gift card, I’d though... Read more »
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Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren

Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren
Jake Peavy is the highest paid player on the 2012 White Sox. Thaaaat doesn’t make me feel great, but there’s only one more season before a nice, comfy buyout awaits him in 2013. The next two highest paid players are Adam Dunn (who’s got a $2 million raise coming for this year) and Alex Rios.... Read more »