Posts tagged "rick hahn"

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season
This off-season should be…interesting. The White Sox are coming off of a year where pretty much every member of their over-30 offensive core met, or improbably exceeded expectations (Jake Peavy even improbably made a bid for 220 innings), and they got all of 85 wins. My quick assessment would be that they’re due for the... Read more »

Your Monday update on easily anticipated White Sox news

Your Monday update on easily anticipated White Sox news
Since suddenly transforming into a team that couldn’t drive in runners and coughing up the division, the White Sox have been very light on the surprises. Rick Hahn made his much-rumored about ascent to the GM seat immediately after the close of the season, initiating a waiting game to find things out about Hahn’s style,... Read more »

Success without playoffs?

Success without playoffs?
When Paul Konerko made his (in)famous admission at the start of this year’s SoxFest that given the position of the franchise, a season that saw forward progress but no playoff birth could be a success, it provoked a lot of reactions. Gee, what a depressing thing to say at SoxFest. That’s probably really accurate. Oy,... Read more »
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Questions about the authority

Questions about the authority
I only got to see the last two innings of Thursday’s game live, but I understand that baserunning blunders that prevented the Sox from blowing things open, more ineffectiveness versus Jeremy Guthrie, and the chasm in the number of opportunities between Chicago and Kansas City made the 9th inning a culmination of a night of... Read more »

Market for Buehrle may be moving too fast for White Sox

Market for Buehrle may be moving too fast for White Sox
There are several reasons why Mark Buehrle isn’t expected to re-sign with the White Sox.  For one, they have half the league to compete with, which can really work to drive the price up, dont’cha know.  Also–sidestepping a discussion of how he got to the point of being up for market value–perhaps a veteran starter... 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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White Sox are just sitting around watching the World Series too

White Sox are just sitting around watching the World Series too
Whether for sheer moments of virtuosity, or Monday night’s delightful tone change into slapstick, it’s been an enormously entertaining World Series.  It will bring a pang of sadness when it–and baseball itself–comes to a close, but it will also re-start the journey. That is, the journey toward a new White Sox season.  When things can... Read more »

White Sox roster rigidity becomes counterintuitive

White Sox roster rigidity becomes counterintuitive
The White Sox have failed big this first half.  They’re four games under .500, and 5 games back in a division that’s so there for the taking that the Detroit Tigers and their -8 run differential are the clear-cut favorites. To pile on, a third of their starting lineup are the flat-out worst players in... Read more »