Posts tagged "simon castro"

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted
Francisco Liriano and Rey Olmedo being added to the roster meant that someone needed to exit from the bullpen to make room for Philip Humber, even if he’ll probably never actually sit down there. With the bullpen holding two semi-effective lefty rookies, Leyson Septimo and Hector Santiago seemed to be the two men at risk,... Read more »

Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey

Gavin Floyd has tendinitis, and now things get extra dicey
Gavin Floyd was scratched from Monday’s start in Boston due to soreness in his elbow and forearm. It was enough to prompt a flight back to Chicago for an MRI, which was clean.  That’s a relief, but also puts Floyd in the position of waiting and seeing if the hurt goes away, a territory that... Read more »

Morning notes: While you were sleeping, everyone got added to the All-Star Team

Morning notes: While you were sleeping, everyone got added to the All-Star Team
As is the typical reward for finishing 2nd in the Last Man Vote, Jake Peavy has been added to the AL All-Star team as an injury replacement.  The reason for Peavy’s addition is almost a caricature of All-Star Game injury cop-outs: C.J. Wilson has a blister on his middle finger. In any case, Jake Peavy... Read more »
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John Danks - Not quite as bad as initially feared!

John Danks - Not quite as bad as initially feared!
The White Sox official update on Danks’ injury came Tuesday afternoon, and provided a specific timeline on his recovery. That timeline is about as small as could have been expected. Danks could have another rehab outing in three-to-four weeks, as the MRI revealed “a mild Grade 1 strain of the subscapularis muscle in his left... Read more »

The good news is that they know what's wrong with John Danks, the bad news is more extensive...

The good news is that they know what's wrong with John Danks, the bad news is more extensive...
When Jake Peavy went down on July 6th, 2010 with a season-ending shoulder injury, it didn’t doom the White Sox playoff chances, it simply reduced their margin for error. Similarly, John Danks being diagnosed with a Grade 1 subscapularis tear doesn’t at all draw the curtains on the scuffling, yet division-leading 2012 White Sox, but... Read more »

Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell

Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell
Friday afternoon, us blogger scum got the chance to talk with White Sox Vice President and Director of Player Development, Buddy Bell.  If there is a better guy to talk about White Sox prospects with than Bell…well, then he really should promote himself better. Naturally, the conversation between Bell and the White Sox blogosphere was... Read more »
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Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun

Large second wave of roster cuts set to make things fun
Perhaps setting a precedent that all games in which the White Sox get shutout will be followed by a third of the roster being cut, 14 players were sent packing from major league camp Monday. Alright, so perhaps this day was selected weeks ahead of time and several lockers were cleared out prior to the... Read more »

How are they doing?: Taking a look at meaningless Spring Training numbers

Did you want a rundown of the first-week Spring Training performance of every player I could think of?  Well, here it is.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown.

John Danks is very clearly the Opening Day starter, even after Tuesday

John Danks is very clearly the Opening Day starter, even after Tuesday
The second Spring Training game rolled around Tuesday and oh, well, losing again. The novelty of trying to make cautious judgments off single game performances has waned a bit.  Perhaps that’s because John Danks looked terrible in his first outing, and John Danks is probably the Opening Day starter. “Right now, [Danks] is going to... Read more »
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First dose of unbridled Spring Training optimism

First dose of unbridled Spring Training optimism
Taking even a day off the first burst of Spring Training is a good way to fall hopelessly behind all the positivism. It’s only fitting; it’s the beginning of the professional baseball season, professional baseball is a massive and onerous endeavor, so you’re either entering it with unbridled enthusiasm and energy or you’re not doing... Read more »