Posts tagged "Sergio Santos"

White Sox relievers are fungible to a fault

White Sox relievers are fungible to a fault
“”We’ve got a bunch of guys who are really bad at starting,” -Will Ohman, Feb. 26, 2011 Leave it to Will Ohman to make the self-deprecating statement that would later be used in his own post-mortem.  The 2012 season would see the White Sox take a step away from investing in “failed starters”, and their... Read more »

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition
Now that the Indians have sank down to .500 after being swept in New York–which is somewhat troubling since that’s where the next series is–the White Sox are up in the AL Central by two and a half games.  That margin ties June 3rd for the biggest lead they’ve held all season, which seems small,... Read more »

Brave new world

Brave new world
The first win of the White Sox season–a dramatic 4-3 triumph in Texas–didn’t look remotely easy, or especially smooth.  But it was a win on the road against Texas, so there’s no room to be picky.  And in the wake of the 2011 season, it’s good enough for things to just be different. Jake Peavy... Read more »
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What should carry over from Opening Day

What should carry over from Opening Day
Sports Illustrated’s Joe Sheehan says he doesn’t like to comment on the opening couple of games, because there’s nothing to do but comment on but small samples. That’s a bit self-limiting, because it’s also a point of the season where interest and fan investment might be the highest–if Chris Rongey fielding calls about Konerko not... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview - Bullpen

White Sox Season Preview - Bullpen
Ready or not, it’s time to assess how the 2012 White Sox bullpen can be expected to perform. This post will go up no sooner than March 30th, and it is likely that a complete understanding of who will possess each role will not be revealed for a few days yet. Still, think of all... Read more »

White Sox around the world

White Sox around the world
If I really wanted to, I think I could squeeze a third post out about Kosuke Fukudome signing on to be the 5th outfielder, but it’s probably not the best thing for anyone involved or in the surrounding area.  Additionally, the video for the classic White Sox game I was going to write a retrospective... Read more »
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Welcome distractions from Prince Fielder

Welcome distractions from Prince Fielder
Prince Fielders had 128 weighted runs created in 2011.  Adam Dunn + Alex Rios + Gordon Beckham had 125.  I would like a distraction from Prince Fielder, please. Yoenis Cespedes and that other finesse lefty guy Yoenis Cespedes is a distraction, and is even the opposite of Fielder in many ways.  There’s no worry of... Read more »

Trade rumors put White Sox firmly on the fence

Trade rumors put White Sox firmly on the fence
The White Sox are still listening to offers for Gavin Floyd. Listening, doesn’t necessarily imply anything is actually being said.  It could mean that the White Sox are merely open to receiving chatter.  It could mean that the White Sox are simply laying down on their back, in the middle of a grassy field, chewing on... Read more »

Kids these days grow up so fast

Kids these days grow up so fast
The Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade is pretty irksome for, oh, about three reasons. First, it’s disheartening to see the Yankees fall into a long-term solution for their rotation issues without purging anything that hampers them in any immediate way.  Chances are the 2nd best offense in baseball can figure out a way to stay OK... Read more »
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Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario

Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario
Expectations for the 1st year of Robin Ventura as a manager probably need to stay reasonable.  As long he doesn’t let Jake Peavy throw 160 pitches, doesn’t make late-inning substitutions that seem to intentionally make his defense worse, and throws in the occasional keen observation like “Alexei isn’t one of our better bunters”, his learning... Read more »