Posts tagged "Prince Fielder"

A bad time for reality to set in

A bad time for reality to set in
Some of the raw horror of the White Sox five-game losing streak has been blunted by Detroit forsaking a chance to take a division lead, and getting swept out of a doubleheader by the Twins.  It’s hard to figure out how the Sox will ever win another game at this rate, but maybe they won’t... Read more »

A trade of great concern

A trade of great concern
Ultimately, in a baseball season, a team has to worry about themselves.  Get to 90 wins, then start worrying about standings and divisional strength. Monday night was all about righting the ship against the Twins; Bad Gavin stumbled through six positively garish-looking innings, but the offense stirred to life and toppled a familiar tormentor in... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Peavy is punished for his faux pas

Instant Rationalization - Peavy is punished for his faux pas
With a pitching matchup of Justin Verlander vs. Jake Peavy, scoring opportunities were doomed to be limited in the opener of this crucial divisional showdown. The early innings were marked with promising offensive work, as the Sox actually had runners to strand, and Alejandro De Aza clubbed a two-run homer in the 3rd to stake... Read more »
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All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage

All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage
Chris Sale, Paul Konerko, and Adam Dunn were selected to the AL All-Star team.  That’s plenty of representation!  Think back to the years of waiting Magglio Ordonez to be subbed in at the end of the game. Sale’s 1st half performance stacks up against anyone else in the league, and he may yet have a... Read more »

Well, this is getting interesting

Well, this is getting interesting
After topping the Tigers 5-1 Saturday, the White Sox have won four in a row, are 5-2 on the season, and in 1st place in the AL Central.  If the excitement over this development seems a bit over the top for 7 games into the season, consider the last two Aprils. In 2011, the Sox... Read more »

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers
Last Spring, I wrote a capsule for every other AL Central team for the purpose of sizing up the competition.  The 2011 White Sox didn’t figure to run away with the AL Central unopposed, but they were serious contenders and it was important to get a handle on just how many games they’d need to win... Read more »
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Cespedes and the Hot Stove

Cespedes and the Hot Stove
Yoenis Cespedes is an Oakland Athletic, which sounds ridiculous.  What the hell is “an athletic”? But it’s also ridiculous because the idea of a six-team pursuit (that didn’t include the A’s) had been bouncing around since Cespedes’ imminent signing became the only thing worth dreaming about, was reportedly reaffirmed by Yoenis himself, and now he’s in... Read more »

Ghosts of SoxFests past

The spin that came out of this year’s SoxFest sounds a little weird, but it’s nothing compared to how the rationale coming out the SoxFests of previous years sounds now.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat
“Why not us?” would seem to be the motto of the opening day of SoxFest, which is shaping up to be every bit the positivist lovefest that, you know, a pre-season promotional event designed to drum up enthusiasm for the upcoming season should be. Kenny Williams received a smattering of boos when he was introduced,... Read more »
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Welcome distractions from Prince Fielder

Welcome distractions from Prince Fielder
Prince Fielders had 128 weighted runs created in 2011.  Adam Dunn + Alex Rios + Gordon Beckham had 125.  I would like a distraction from Prince Fielder, please. Yoenis Cespedes and that other finesse lefty guy Yoenis Cespedes is a distraction, and is even the opposite of Fielder in many ways.  There’s no worry of... Read more »