Posts tagged "ozzie martinez"

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game
Making a natural transition from talking about the All-Star Game, the White Sox and Cubs are probably going to be playing four games next season, instead of their usual six. As a partial-season-ticket holder, I was initially excited by the prospect of having the chance to avoid being obligated to buy a hyper-expensive Cubs-Sox game every... Read more »

White Sox opt for potential in final roster cuts

White Sox opt for potential in final roster cuts
The final winners of shiny, new major league minimum salaries were announced on Saturday, and joining IF Eduardo Escobar in the White Sox bench player winner cirlce is long reliever RHP Zach Stewart, and regular reliever RHP Nate Jones. Escobar had his utility role confirmed when IF Ray Olmedo was sent down, Stewart made the... Read more »

Welcome Eduardo Escobar into your hearts, but not necessarily the field

Welcome Eduardo Escobar into your hearts, but not necessarily the field
A sweeping, decisive round of roster cuts were announced Tuesday.  The prolonged process of ‘getting a looksie’ at Jordan Danks, Josh Phegley, Jim Gallagher, and Tyler Saladino ended, and so did the spirited attempts to snag a major league minimum salary by Dan Johnson and Dallas McPherson. With Ozzie Martinez already removed from camp without... Read more »
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Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun

Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun
Perhaps setting a precedent that all games in which the White Sox get shutout will be followed by a third of the roster being cut, 14 players were sent packing from major league camp Monday. Alright, so perhaps this day was selected weeks ahead of time and several lockers were cleared out prior to the... Read more »

Peavy's future in the pen, Reed's tools for rising out of it, and the Escobar-Johnson battle

Peavy's future in the pen, Reed's tools for rising out of it, and the Escobar-Johnson battle
In the wake of throwing 5 no-hit innings on Saturday, Jake Peavy pondered the possibility of finishing up his career in a relief role.  It’s an interesting reaction given the shining success that his outing was–albeit against a minors-laden Mariners lineup–but was also addressing a suggestion that’s inevitable for any successful starter undergoing injury issues... Read more »

How are they doing?: Taking a look at meaningless Spring Training numbers

Did you want a rundown of the first-week Spring Training performance of every player I could think of?  Well, here it is.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown.
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White Sox Season Preview - Infield

White Sox Season Preview - Infield
Well, the preview for catchers was 1200 words and was only about two players, so perhaps an emphasis on verbal economy would be good to have.  Oh boy, we’re already failing. This will be stated again, possibly during every other position group preview, but the White Sox infield has a lot of uncertainty to it.... Read more »

Position Battles!

Position Battles!
Spring Training doesn’t mean much. This is a point that’s been made time and again, but the lesson that the first, blessed taste of baseball in over 4 months should more or less be treated with a shrug and a yawn is a hard one to accept. So let’s not! If the White Sox got... Read more »

First dose of unbridled Spring Training optimism

First dose of unbridled Spring Training optimism
Taking even a day off the first burst of Spring Training is a good way to fall hopelessly behind all the positivism. It’s only fitting; it’s the beginning of the professional baseball season, professional baseball is a massive and onerous endeavor, so you’re either entering it with unbridled enthusiasm and energy or you’re not doing... Read more »
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Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life

Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life
When the White Sox signed Kosuke Fukudome last week to a major league contract, they seemed to not only be locking up their 4th outfielder slot, but their 5th outfielder slot too, since Brent Lillibridge is essentially Jordan Danks with more power and versatility at this point. Pick one of the no-hit middle infielders (Escobar and... Read more »