Posts tagged "magglio ordonez"

All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage

All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage
Chris Sale, Paul Konerko, and Adam Dunn were selected to the AL All-Star team.  That’s plenty of representation!  Think back to the years of waiting Magglio Ordonez to be subbed in at the end of the game. Sale’s 1st half performance stacks up against anyone else in the league, and he may yet have a... Read more »

Afternoon notes: Winning and feeling better while doing it

Afternoon notes: Winning and feeling better while doing it
The Baseball Prospectus’ Hit List power rankings–based on three different types of pythagorean calculations and league strength–have the White Sox as 2nd in all of baseball. The difference between them and No. 1 Texas is significant, but BP calculates their chances of making the playoffs at 61.8%, which has raised 27.6% in the last week.... Read more »

Morning notes: Appropriate honors

Morning notes: Appropriate honors
It’s high times on the South side, now that seven straight victories have brought the Sox into 1st place for the first time since the beginning of the month.  May 30th is already later than the Sox were in 1st place at any point last season.  Last season was rough. Konerko Paul Konerko’s 14-game hitting... Read more »
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The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes
Two quotes stuck out to me this week in the wake of my overindulgence of Baseball Prospectus content.  The first was Jim Callis of Baseball America saying on a podcast “you win with stars”, and the second was Steve Goldman and Ben Lindbergh asking in their preview of the White Sox, “Is this the worst offense... Read more »

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 »

Ghosts of SoxFests past

The spin that came out of this year’s SoxFest sounds a little weird, but it’s nothing compared to how the rationale coming out the SoxFests of previous years sounds now.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook
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Death at the hands of large men

Death at the hands of large men
The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder. Is there any other way to start into discussing this?  The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a 9-year (with no opt out), $214 million contract, seemingly in response to losing DH Victor Martinez (who’s signed through 2014) for the season to a knee injury.  Good gravy. The best... Read more »

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster
The White Sox just traded Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor away. That’s two holes where major leaguers once lived, and with the Sox minor league system still a dead hamster placed in a functioning terrarium to give the illusion of life, there’s a temptation to go find wandering, unemployed ballplaying mercenaries to fulfill the menial duties required 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 »
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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 »