Posts tagged "scott boras"

Morning notes: Hopefully none of this will require surgery

Morning notes: Hopefully none of this will require surgery
The bulging disc in Brent Morel’s back won’t require surgery, putting him on much more of a week-to-week timeline in his recovery rather than month-to-month.  Since Robin Ventura is steadfast that Morel won’t lose his job due to injury, Orlando Hudson should be sure to keep sharp at all infield positions. However, the description of... Read more »

Mr. Bogira, With All Due Respect, Lay Off Adam Dunn!

Mr. Bogira, With All Due Respect, Lay Off Adam Dunn!
In case you’re unaware, the Reader, one of Chicago’s great institutions and increasingly important bastion of journalism in this town, has been sold to a media conglomerate that owns the Sun Times, for a rather insipid $3 million. Eminently respectable writer Steve Bogira was having fun with it yesterday afternoon via post on the Bleader blog.  I... Read more »

Is Scott Boras Really That Bad?

Is Scott Boras Really That Bad?
As a White Sox fan I have learned through enculturation to loathe Scott Boras, the sworn enemy of the “home town discount” that for so many pre-World Series years was seemingly critical to White Sox roster building.  And I despised the man for leading to greener pastures my beloved Magglio Ordonez, whose artful inside out... Read more »
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Overvaluing former White Sox!

Overvaluing former White Sox!
When White Sox players get paid more than they’re worth, or saddled with larger responsibilities than they’re capable of executing, it’s a tragic and sad thing.  When other teams overvalue former White Sox players, it’s hilarious and reminds us of the beauty of freedom.  Sweet freedom. What, Atlanta Braves?  You want Scott Linebrink to pitch which... Read more »

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster
The White Sox just traded Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor away. That’s two holes where major leaguers once lived, and with the Sox minor league system still a dead hamster placed in a functioning terrarium to give the illusion of life, there’s a temptation to go find wandering, unemployed ballplaying mercenaries to fulfill the menial duties required of... Read more »

The Oakland A's being ridiculously poor really did not help the White Sox trade market

The Oakland A's being ridiculously poor really did not help the White Sox trade market
Initially I had this titled “I hate the Oakland A’s”, but I realized that was too harsh.  It’s more that I’m cross with the A’s due to their current situation–dirt poor, selling all their shiny things for breadcrumbs.  Also, while hating people for being poor may feel as comfortable as slipping into a warm bath for... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was - 5/16-5/22: Can you recognize a run when you see it?

White Sox Week That Was - 5/16-5/22: Can you recognize a run when you see it?
It’s a recap of the whole week, so naturally here’s a bunch of pics from Sunday // Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune The ballplayers in the black & white clothing went 5-2 this past week, and have now captured 11 out of the last 15 contests to move to only, only, 4 games below .500. ... Read more »

A funny headline about pains in Manny Ramirez's pants

Youch! Or not…he can’t tell After a stressful and emotional week where the Sox somehow massively transformed their roster by barely changing it at all, things have just gotten even better for the South Siders. Manny Ramirez has made up for coming over in September and laying an egg! Well he almost has.  Because this... Read more »