Posts tagged "Scott Linebrink"

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority
In the shiny new Baseball Prospectus’ Annual for 2012, Gavin Floyd’s player comment starts out with “Blessed with the best stuff on the staff”, which is a fun little reminder since he spent most of 2011 refining his hard slider into more of a cutter, trading whiffs for control.  The comment went on to say... Read more »

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 »

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?
Kenny Williams said “we’re going to let the kids play”, and predictably it caused some panic. First of all, “What kids?”. Second, it represented a sizable departure from the typical White Sox mode of roster-building. While it’s definitely a bad series of events that brought the South Siders to this stage, exactly how bad is... Read more »
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Thornton's Red Flag Year

Thornton's Red Flag Year
Baseball is unreliable; not in the sense that it’s always late with the rent, or it keeps raiding the liquor cabinet, but that it has so much random variation that 162 games are needed to discern differences in true talent level.  And even then some things get messed up. Example?  This year someone is going... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - They should win

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - They should win
Well, as it should be made obvious by me leaving them to the end of my AL Central preview, I’m taking the White Sox for the divisional crown this season.  Despite having an offense that had production at the DH slot that most teams wouldn’t appreciate from their catcher, the Sox finished 6th in the... Read more »

Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring

Don Cooper goes cutter-crazy this Spring
Cooper, possibly calculating how many innings he could get out of Kenny if he taught him a cutter as well // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune The cut-fastball is a pitch of pretty tremendous use.  It’s a gleeful compromise for pitchers who throw too straight of a fastball, and/or can’t throw their slider for a swinging... Read more »
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A chat with Chris Sale

As part of their continuing effort to be the rare baseball team that acknowledges the turn of the century, the Chicago White Sox invited myself, and a few other prominent Sox bloggers to participate in a conference call with Chris Sale Thursday afternoon.  I definitely heard J.J. Stankevitz of White Sox Examiner, Jim Margalus of... Read more »

White Sox get rid of Scott Linebrink, and an angel gets its wings

White Sox get rid of Scott Linebrink, and an angel gets its wings
There’s a temptation when your least favorite player of the past few years is traded away–in a trade that seems to be made purely for the sake of getting rid of him–to kinda…go nuts.And I did.  You know, the whole bit…screaming, crying, hugging people I don’t know…which is really bad because I work in a... Read more »

A Konerko-led crisis of conscience

A Konerko-led crisis of conscience
Deep thoughts – with Paul Konerko Now that December is here, Christmas decorations are slowly becoming appropriate, it’s become “Dear, can I stay here while you pull the car up” level cold, and Paul Konerko and J.J. Putz have declined arbitration and entered full-blown free agency. Free-wheelin’, unpredictable free agency, where any team can be... Read more »
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White Sox player wrap-ups - Scott Linebrink & Carlos Torres

Our blushing subject A rundown of the seasons of two White Sox pitchers of sub-Major League quality. Well….not really…Scott Linebrink is Major League quality, he’s just really bad.  Does that make sense?  He belongs in the big leagues, but I would never ever want him on my team, and think he’s really terrible.  Is this... Read more »