Posts tagged "Ramon Castro"

Don't test the bench

Don't test the bench
It’s difficult to quantify an effective bench, especially offensively.  Chances are that in this offense environment, a team with a cadre of effective hitters not getting regular at-bats is simply poorly managed. Moreover, while the plate appearances that the White Sox have given to Brent Morel, Orlando Hudson, Brent Lillibridge, Eduardo Escobar, Kosuke Fukudome, Jordan... Read more »

Thankful for the White Sox

Thankful for the White Sox
Happy Thanksgiving!…still.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to take this special time out to try to say something nice about every player who donned a White Sox uniform in 2011.  Here goes! (holds breath) Thanks Dylan Axelrod!: For providing the thrill of seeing someone who looks exactly like my friend Joe... Read more »

Four treasonous White Sox players file for free agency

Four treasonous White Sox players file for free agency
Mark Buehrle, Ramon Castro, Juan Pierre, and Omar Vizquel all filed for free agency Sunday, meaning another season will go by where no player with an expiring contract neglects to file any paperwork, continues to show up to the ballpark on a daily basis, mills about in the lobby of the executive offices, uses the... Read more »
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Are the White Sox worth saving?

Are the White Sox worth saving?
If approached at my seat during the top of the 3rd–right after two pop-ups had been deposited on the short outfield grass by the White Sox defense–I might have been encouraged to say “Eh, not really”.  However, By the end of the evening, the White Sox had rallied on the Tigers thanks to a man... Read more »

Well, get used to Tyler Flowers

Well, get used to Tyler Flowers
Ramon Castro’s hand is all jacked-up, man.  Mark Buehrle threw a fastball at the hand that didn’t have a glove on it, and now Ramon is projected to miss the rest of the season.  As left-handed pitchers across the AL breathe a sigh of relief, the sad tuba blows for Blastro. Having the ability to... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 7/4-7/10 - Small failures, emblematic of a larger failure

White Sox Week That Was 7/4-7/10 - Small failures, emblematic of a larger failure
This week brought a critical divisional homestand versus the Royals and Twins.  It offered a chance to improve the team’s divisional record, a chance to go into the All-Star break on a good note, and more tangibly a chance to go into the break well over .500.  Hell, when the Sox started the week they... Read more »
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If not Pierre, than who else? A White Sox roster mystery

If not Pierre, than who else? A White Sox roster mystery
If you’ve ever been to a political rally or protest, you’re familiar with the the typical physical by-product: fliers.  Leaflets are distributed en masse for a variety of loosely affiliated causes at every turn, and even though you have no interest in any of them and turn down plenty, your hands are full at the... Read more »

A.J. Pierzynski is hurting the White Sox

Nuccio DiNonza, Chicago Tribune Diatribes against individual players after a night of drinking and watching them struggle in the cold is a recipe for retractions, so let’s stick to the cold hard stats. With metrics not factoring in A.J.’s two rollicking singles on Monday night, the bleached backstop has racked up a -0.1 fWAR and... Read more »

When your Opening Day starters aren't good...

When your Opening Day starters aren't good...
This image is so absurd, I could see it in a slapstick 1960′s French comedy // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune …you look at the calendar and realize it’s only May, and decide to calm the hell down. Cut!  Print!  Roll credits!  Post over! —————————————————————– That’s the wise man’s response.  But the Sox are out of... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was - 4/25-5/1: Way Down In The Hole

White Sox Week That Was - 4/25-5/1: Way Down In The Hole
Walk of shame // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune The White Sox went 2-5 this past week, riding absurdly good pitching from Phil Humber and Gavin Floyd to overcome weak hitting and win two straight games over the Yankees….then they went and dropped five straight. Compared to previous weeks’ efforts of 1-6, and 1-5, this is... Read more »