Posts tagged "mike napoli"

Morning notes: In the wake of the snubs

Morning notes: In the wake of the snubs
As any sabermetric writer has already exasperatedly told you, the proper reaction to All-Star selections is exasperation with the selection process, and to not be surprised when anyone outside the obvious choices gets shafted. Player reactions are a different animal.  They’re an odd mixture of the player’s personal feelings, sense of entitlement, level of comfort... Read more »

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 »

Screw it, let's preview the Rangers

Screw it, let's preview the Rangers
The White Sox refusal to name a closer has officially waned into odd territory.  Not that it’s a problem they haven’t named one–the longer we go on without an announcement, the more room to dream that the Sox won’t name anyone and all.  Instead, perhaps they’ll go game-to-game and play the match-ups with the relievers... Read more »
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WSO Playoff Primer - NL

WSO Playoff Primer - NL
In a continuation from the decreasingly analytical AL playoff primer, here’s the WSO NL playoff primer! The National League features a style of play where the pitchers hit, and the game is thus more pure.  It’s not about chubby beer-leaguers swatting home runs, it’s about athletes and real ballplayers winning with pitching and defense, strategy and... Read more »

WSO Playoff Primer - AL

WSO Playoff Primer - AL
Wednesday brought about the crushing realization that there will be no more White Sox baseball in 2011.  Wednesday night brought about the shocking revelation that there was other baseball being played wholly independent of the White Sox, and if the evening was any indication, this baseball is quite possibly of a drastically higher quality and... Read more »