Posts tagged "Orlando Cabrera"

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 »

Brent Morel is entrenched; which means....what?

Brent Morel is entrenched; which means....what?
Seeing Adam Dunn and Alex Rios in the Opening Day lineup isn’t going to feel great.  It’ll be a firm reminder that contracts can dictate batting orders, even in extreme scenarios.  The only thing that can stop it from happening is 18 Brent Lillibridge Spring Training home runs.  Swing for the fences, Brent!* But skimming through... Read more »

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough
This off-season didn’t feature the most imposing crop of free agent shortstops. Rafael Furcal played only 87 games last season and posted an 81 wRC+, and landed a 2-year deal worth $14 million from the Cardinals…who were mostly praised for the signing.  And yet even in these waters, no one bit on 37 year-old Orlando... Read more »
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The more trivial consequences of the CBA

The more trivial consequences of the CBA
The initial reaction to the new CBA rightly centered around the significant changes to player acquisition, as it stood to affect the coming off-season, and promised to drag other teams down to the White Sox odd little way of doing things. That’s pretty important since the White Sox minor league system is really, quite terrible.... 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 »