Posts tagged "Oakland A's"

Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story

Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story
The recap is late due to the time it took for me to voyage back from Camouflage Hat Night at the park to my Logan Square abode.  The rumpus from around the White Sox-ian internets is that this was a frustrating 9-7 see-saw loss to the Oakland A’s, but what could be frustrating about a... Read more »

A trade of great concern

A trade of great concern
Ultimately, in a baseball season, a team has to worry about themselves.  Get to 90 wins, then start worrying about standings and divisional strength. Monday night was all about righting the ship against the Twins; Bad Gavin stumbled through six positively garish-looking innings, but the offense stirred to life and toppled a familiar tormentor in... Read more »

Paul Konerko's 400th

Most of the joy of this White Sox season has been watching the team slowly and improbably build a sustainable model for success. But even in a rough year, seeing elder statesmen Paul Konerko reach another milestone would be a reason to stop and appreciate all that he’s accomplished, both in his entire career and... Read more »
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Peavy dominate A's, proves he's back

If Peavy was promising-but-held back in his first three starts of the season, April 23rd in Oakland was his first turn at being ridden in a manner befitting the front line starter he was brought to Chicago to be.  On this night, he did nothing to suggest he was miscast. Peavy utilized the full dimensions... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 4/23-4/29: Great beginning and ending to a terrible, terrible story

White Sox Week That Was - 4/23-4/29: Great beginning and ending to a terrible, terrible story
This week, sandwiched in between two dominant pitching performances by Jake Peavy and Gavin Floyd, was a brutal five game losing streak that saw the Sox dragged back to the rest of the AL Central (we get to say that!) and get shutout twice. Those shutouts also featured dominant pitching performances from Jake Peavy and Gavin... Read more »

We're just focusing on our focus

We're just focusing on our focus
During the most recent episode of the Baseball Prospectus’ podcast, hosts Kevin Goldstein and Jason Parks fielded a question from a reader that asked how many teams would commit $10 million to sign top pitching prospect Archie Bradley to an 8-year deal.  Goldstein and Parks quipped that every team would jump at such an absurd... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - White Sox 4, A's 0

Instant Rationalization - White Sox 4, A's 0
(This is a new feature, where WSO makes an effort to acknowledge the existence of individual games.  Rapid-fire!) A big night for Jake and some middle of the order thunder continue this new trend of easy wins on the West Coast. Key Contributors Jake Peavy CG, SHO, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 2 BB,... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 4/16-4/22: Sweep away the pain

White Sox Week That Was - 4/16-4/22: Sweep away the pain
(We’re going to try to make these weekend chunks of information, and WSO in general, more split up and easier to digest.  So expect the weekly recaps to be more team-centered, and rather than splitting off about random storylines, those will now get their own posts) It’s amazing how a distracting bit of weekend entertainment... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 4/9-4/15: Overwhelmingly positive

White Sox Week That Was - 4/9-4/15: Overwhelmingly positive
In this instant-reaction world full of judgmental blogs like this one, teams are often thought of as being no better than their most recent dull thud against an average-ish sinker-baller.  Sunday’s effort against Rick Porcello and defensive betrayal of Chris Sale certainly left a lot to be desired, but far from undid the work of... Read more »
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Cespedes and the Hot Stove

Cespedes and the Hot Stove
Yoenis Cespedes is an Oakland Athletic, which sounds ridiculous.  What the hell is “an athletic”? But it’s also ridiculous because the idea of a six-team pursuit (that didn’t include the A’s) had been bouncing around since Cespedes’ imminent signing became the only thing worth dreaming about, was reportedly reaffirmed by Yoenis himself, and now he’s in... Read more »