Posts tagged "Phil Rogers"

Death at the hands of large men

Death at the hands of large men
The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder. Is there any other way to start into discussing this?  The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a 9-year (with no opt out), $214 million contract, seemingly in response to losing DH Victor Martinez (who’s signed through 2014) for the season to a knee injury.  Good gravy. The best... Read more »

Off-season Equinox

Off-season Equinox
I’m declaring this the off-season equinox, because it’s roughly an equal period of time since the Winter Meetings and pitchers and catchers reporting.   I’m also declaring it the equinox because it’s snazzier than saying “I’ve got nothing besides a smattering of notes”, and makes it sounds like me not having enough time to do... Read more »

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster
The White Sox just traded Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor away. That’s two holes where major leaguers once lived, and with the Sox minor league system still a dead hamster placed in a functioning terrarium to give the illusion of life, there’s a temptation to go find wandering, unemployed ballplaying mercenaries to fulfill the menial duties required of... Read more »
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Goodness Gracious Game 6

Goodness Gracious Game 6
I had a thought prepared for tonight.  It was a snarky thought, indirectly or pretty directly rebuking something Phil Rogers said about the White Sox decision on Buehrle coming this week. That’s absurd, the White Sox don’t let long-time veterans get all the way to free agency, then break their necks rushing to operate within... Read more »

The White Sox had $48 million to give Victor Martinez?

Jerry Reinsdorf during a very private moment Unless you work in the Boston front office, the Detroit Tigers signing Victor Martinez to a 4-year/$50 million deal didn’t register as much of a surprise.  The Tigers have money to burn (in respect to the city of Detroit, everything about that opening clause was inappropriate), and the... Read more »

Holy Crap Phil Rogers! Really?!?!?

Ever since I first picked apart something utterly nuts Tribune baseball writer Phil Rogers said, I realized it to be a crutch; an easy-to-write, obvious set-up for a blog post.  Eventually, I knew, people would realize that any jackass with an internet connection could point out that a crazy person is saying crazy things, or... Read more »
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Phil Rogers says something not too crazy about White Sox

In what started as a coincidence but now may be a shameless effort to get page views, I’ve made a habit of ripping into everything Tribune baseball columnist Phil Rogers has to say about the White Sox.  Yes, everyone gets a good guffaw over the big newspaper guy getting raked over the coals, and yes... Read more »

Jake Peavy is Accountable, Phil Rogers Needs To Be

Before Monday night’s victory over the Cleveland Indians, Jake Peavy took time to speak frankly about the White Sox season.  Well…about as frankly as someone who hasn’t acknowledged that the team is fatally flawed due to their abysmal defense can speak about the team.  Jake avoided topics like poor defense, the struggles of the rotation... Read more »

Phil Rogers Writes About the White Sox, Gets Things About 30% Right

The Tribune company owns the server that this blog is published on, so maybe this isn’t the smartest career move I’ve ever made, but something tells me that limited readership is my friend.  Tribune writer Phil Rogers wrote a feature article about the dreary beginnings for both the Cubs and Sox that I hated hated... Read more »
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