Posts tagged "spring training"

There are more Conor Jacksons where that came from

There are more Conor Jacksons where that came from
This year and the next couple, depending on the fate of a few drafts and a Marco Paddy-led international scouting initiative, “depth” will be a oft-cited weakness of the White Sox organization.  With a barren farm system and a payroll that’s still weighing rather heavy, it’s going to be a tall task to find suitable... Read more »

Only a few more days of this Spring malaise

Only a few more days of this Spring malaise
Real, major league baseball has been making isolated appearances in the Eastern hemisphere this week, and the bright lights from the spectacle only serve to put this shoddy Arizona facsimile of the game into unflattering relief.  When will all the dingers mean something?  When can we start freaking out about Dayan Viciedo for real?  What is Ray... Read more »

One wacky, highly encouraging Spring day

One wacky, highly encouraging Spring day
Often in observing Spring Training stats–besides the desire to just absorb all of it at face value–there’s an inclination to disregard the negative, but take some cautious joy in the positive occurrences.  None of it is supposed to predictive of regular season performance, so your favorite player going 0-for-Spring Training can be waived off (thankfully),... Read more »
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Jesse Crain's oblique is tricky

The White Sox are responding to reliever Jesse Crain’s oblique strain perfectly; they’re demonstrating absolutely no hurry in returning a proven (relatively) veteran back from an injury that’s easily re-aggravated if not fully healed during a meaningless slate of baseball. Crain’s “tenatively scheduled” to throw off a mound again by the end of the week,... Read more »

Guess who's coming back (probably)!

Guess who's coming back (probably)!
On a lark, I decided to check on Arizona Fall League sensation-come-Rule 5 selection RHP Terry Doyle.  The soft-tossing 26 year-old righty who was snatched away by the Twins because the White Sox expressed indifference to his existence, and is trapped in the land of pitch-to-contact unless he falls off the 25-man roster sometime this... Read more »

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 »
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Dayan Viciedo has job security

I try to talk myself into not worrying too much about Dayan Viciedo over at Southside Showdown.  Click the title to follow the link.

Adam Dunn is making us think about Spring Training stats

Adam Dunn is making us think about Spring Training stats
There’s been a shift in the dialogue about Adam Dunn. Going in, it was extremely important to temper expectations. @ESPNChiSox Adam Dunn said he doesn’t put any stock into spring training numbers, saying if he hits .500 w/ 20 HR it prob won’t translate to reg season. But now, Adam Dunn is doing something that... Read more »

First round of obvious Spring Training cuts....and senryus!

First round of obvious Spring Training cuts....and senryus!
They say that the first cut is the deepest. “They”, are clearly referring to a different type of cut, because the first round of Spring Training cuts are easy.  Maybe they’re a bit harder for teams with real prospects, but with the White Sox, the first round of cuts only purged from the major league camp... Read more »
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Those rare times when Spring Training talk rings true

In my continuing effort to be nicer, and not dismissive of the 2012 White Sox until hard evidence appears, I looked back at some of the times in recent team history where the empty, optimistic pre-season talk that we often dismiss turned out to be spot-on.  Click the title to read on Southside Showdown as... Read more »