Posts tagged "ryan doumit"

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure

Instant Rationalization - Der Twain can only hurt you if your heart isn't pure
Thousands of years ago, before the dawn of man as we knew him, the White Sox were leading the Twins 3-0 after the 1st inning. Scott Diamond had been the Twins most consistent starter all season, but spent the first frame falling behind hitters, and getting rapped down the foul lines for three runs on... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Offense begrudgingly gives Peavy the bare minimum run support needed

Instant Rationalization - Offense begrudgingly gives Peavy the bare minimum run support needed
Buried under the larger truth that the Twins pitching staff is the worst in the league, is that Scott Diamond is probably their best starter, and having himself a pretty fine season.  With that in mind, the pitcher’s duel that broke out between Diamond and Jake Peavy Wednesday wasn’t a surprise, even if the name... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - A sufficient amount of bulldogging for a sweep

Instant Rationalization - A sufficient amount of bulldogging for a sweep
Jake Peavy allowed the first three batters to reach safely…in multiple innings. Two soft hits and a walk gave Peavy a bases-loaded, no out jam in the 1st, while an error, a walk and an RBI double started his 4th frame of work.  Conceding the run, turning a double play, and excellent glovework  ended the... Read more »
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Delayed Rationalization - The Twins are back!

Delayed Rationalization - The Twins are back!
If only for the night, the terrorizing Twins returned to life in U.S. Cellular Field.  Either that, or it simply doesn’t matter what state of disarray their franchise is in, Minnesota will give the Sox trouble. It certainly holds true for Gavin Floyd.  His streak of eight straight losses against the Twins would sound like... Read more »

Hot Stove Watch - Day 52 Recap

Hot Stove Watch - Day 52 Recap
First and foremost, news was passed down by the man with his ear to the street, the inside source on all things White Sox–team beat writer Scott Merkin!  Surely his article responding to reader emails has a scoop buried in it! “…don’t think Williams will move players just to move them. However, after looking at... Read more »

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying
Falling asleep without writing a recap of Day 1 of the Winter Meetings seemed like a forgivable sin, as teams spent the bulk of the day circling each other curiously, Kenny Williams didn’t show up till nearly dinner time, and the Matt Capps contract can only be mocked so much. As of Tuesday, the White... Read more »
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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 free agent market seems kinda crazy

The free agent market seems kinda crazy
Previously, we explored the concept that Kenny Williams’ free agency ventures of recent have been less than fruitful.  If you count the Rios waiver claim–and when you absorb 4 1/3 years and $55 million, why wouldn’t you?–it’s been $54 million for 2.8 fWAR for all new signings since the close of the 2008 season. The... Read more »