Posts tagged "Omar Vizquel"

Reinsdorf tries clear out the fuss so everyone can focus on non-roster invites

Reinsdorf tries clear out the fuss so everyone can focus on non-roster invites
There had been some word of trouble on the horizon.  Specifically… @OzzieGuillen I will kill peoples fellings no mercy i turn the page but they no let me a long then get ready going to be bad 20 Jan via Twitter for iPad In response to that, Jerry Reinsdorf–probably the very best man for the job of... Read more »

Young man's game

Young man's game
Omar Vizquel’s not coming back in 2012, which is one of those announcements that doesn’t really need to happen.  When a 44 year-old utility infielder has every part of his game–except baserunning, strangely–bottom out, it doesn’t exactly merit a press conference, just a calm dismissal of a overly-exuberant Twitter follower. Now that it’s official–sorta–Vizquel isn’t... Read more »

Selling low on Gordon Beckham

Selling low on Gordon Beckham
By now you’ve probably heard Gordon Beckham’s name bandied about in trade rumors pertaining to the White Sox rebuilding effort. It’s notable because it’s not everyday you hear “Trade the 25 year-old cost-controlled 2nd basemen!” during a rebuilding effort, and because it wasn’t that long ago that Beckham was capable of acting as the centerpiece... Read more »
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Thankful for the White Sox

Thankful for the White Sox
Happy Thanksgiving!…still.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to take this special time out to try to say something nice about every player who donned a White Sox uniform in 2011.  Here goes! (holds breath) Thanks Dylan Axelrod!: For providing the thrill of seeing someone who looks exactly like my friend Joe... Read more »

Kenny Williams sums up 2011 White Sox season in a nutshell

Kenny Williams sums up 2011 White Sox season in a nutshell
After a full season’s worth of mediocrity, at the cost of $127 million, an easy conclusion to make might be that the White Sox are a collection of not especially cheap, mediocre players. Costly mediocre players aren’t especially popular on the trade market, so Kenny Williams’ continued efforts to complete a comprehensive rebuild exclusively through... Read more »

Middle relief, utility infielders, these are not the holes to throw your money into

Middle relief, utility infielders, these are not the holes to throw your money into
Between the Penn State debacle of moral failings, Wilson Ramos getting friggin’ kidnapped, and the inanity of the NBA lockout, it’s become clear that while there are White Sox outrages, they don’t resonate with the top outrages of the sports world at large.  Perhaps the White Sox are a lot more competent than anyone realized.... Read more »
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Four treasonous White Sox players file for free agency

Four treasonous White Sox players file for free agency
Mark Buehrle, Ramon Castro, Juan Pierre, and Omar Vizquel all filed for free agency Sunday, meaning another season will go by where no player with an expiring contract neglects to file any paperwork, continues to show up to the ballpark on a daily basis, mills about in the lobby of the executive offices, uses the... Read more »

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?
Kenny Williams said “we’re going to let the kids play”, and predictably it caused some panic. First of all, “What kids?”. Second, it represented a sizable departure from the typical White Sox mode of roster-building. While it’s definitely a bad series of events that brought the South Siders to this stage, exactly how bad is... Read more »

Disrespecting a veteran

Disrespecting a veteran
Omar Vizquel hasn’t played a whole lot, and if I had to hazard a guess, I would say it’s because he’s been terrible. His .245/.282/.294 line would be rough enough, but he’s paired it with the fielding range of a 44 year-old in a season where the threshold has been a bit more than ‘play... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 9/12-9/18 - If the games don't matter, why bother winning any of them?

White Sox Week That Was 9/12-9/18 - If the games don't matter, why bother winning any of them?
The White Sox playoff chances were shot in the chest and thrown into a meat locker two weeks ago, so the exact purpose of their remaining slate of games isn’t the easiest thing to pin down. Should they play youngsters with reckless abandon, and focus on figuring out the 2012 starting lineup?  Should they passionately... Read more »