Posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates"

Everyone's working on fastball command

Everyone's working on fastball command
The White Sox got shelled again Wednesday, and lost the Brewers 10-6.  By the top of the 4th inning, both Jake Peavy and Dylan Axelrod had been knocked around, Jordan Danks had ran into a fence, and it was 8-0 Milwaukee. The White Sox will lose as many Spring Training games as it takes for... Read more »

Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction

Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction
I have a rather strong distaste for Kosuke Fukudome.  I’m going to have it get over it before approaching this mild, small signing of a reserve outfielder in any kind of rational way, but I can’t start until this all gets out. The distaste grew entirely last year, and previously I was very much on... Read more »

Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam

Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam
At an ungodly early morning hour, Robin Ventura sat alone in an unlit room.  The darkness was impenetrable, but from what he could discern, the cold chair he was seated in was the cheap, flimsy plastic-type normally reserved for hot, drunken backyard barbecue parties.  There was a crack in the base of it that stirred... Read more »
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The White Sox have lowered ticket prices!...kinda...not really

The White Sox have lowered ticket prices!...kinda...not really
There is one solace for the fan of the disappointingly mediocre baseball team; and it’s not the high draft pick, nor the Dylan Axelrod spot start.  No, it’s the reluctant and marginal rollback of ticket prices. For once, the White Sox did not disappoint.  The reductions were marginal, and maaaaan, were they reluctant: Prices for... Read more »

Hot Stove Watch - Day 32: "Is thing on?...I smell gas, but I don't hear anything clicking"

Hot Stove Watch - Day 32: "Is thing on?...I smell gas, but I don't hear anything clicking"
It would appear that the GMs of the league have for the most part remained doggedly dedicated to waiting until next week’s winter meetings to get into the crazy trading and signing frenzy that, well, traditionally happens in the winter meetings. A new CBA that promised to–and did–completely re-shape the nature of free agent compensation... Read more »

The rest of the league could be moving toward the White Sox draconian way of thinking

The rest of the league could be moving toward the White Sox draconian way of thinking
Year after year, the White Sox skimp out on the draft like no other.  Oh sure, they can’t win the prize for the least amount of money spent on draft signings every year, but it’s consistency that defines true cheapskates, not just random bursts of frugality. The Sox just don’t get hot under the collar for... Read more »
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White Sox suffer authoritative dismissal from elite level in back-to-back years

White Sox suffer authoritative dismissal from elite level in back-to-back years
I’ve seen Monday night’s game before. Last season the White Sox were immolated at home in a three-game sweep at the hands of Minnesota to put the cap on a prolonged late-season slide.  It wasn’t just disastrous in result, it was humbling in the truest sense.  It let the front office know that they would... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games
The White Sox went 3-3 on the week, which isn’t so bad.  Especially considering the fact that the competition was two division-leaders in Detroit and Boston, and that .500 is the rendezvous point where all-three AL Central contenders gather to share iced teas and the day’s gossip. Still, two games under .500 and four back... Read more »

A Sweep of the Pirates Still Counts....I'm Pretty Sure of This

It’s easy to see why the Pirates are struggling.  Erm…uh…let me start that again. It’s easy to see why the Pirates are hurtling at the speed of sound toward the epicenter of eternal baseball damnation.  They have two good hitters, and zero scary ones, their pitching staff can’t overpower anyone (26th in the league in... Read more »
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Mercy Flush - Sox Beat Pirates 7-2

With the White Sox having now captured 7 out of the last 9 games, and moved to within 4 games of .500, it’s very tempting to celebrate the victory and praise the team for taking advantage of a very winnable game.  But to do that would be to ignore the horrifying-trainwreck-extinction level event going on... Read more »