Posts tagged "Tony Pena"

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 »

Too wild

Too wild
In Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Indians, Philip Humber continued to pay back the fates for the great control he was blessed with during his perfect game.  He lacked command and control for the second straight start and walked a career-high six batters. Through it all, Humber was just a misplay by Beckham and a hanging... Read more »

White Sox tender contracts to John Danks and Carlos Quentin

White Sox tender contracts to John Danks and Carlos Quentin
Midnight marks the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players, and it comes at the time when the White Sox are hard-up, hard-up, for cash…by their standards. So the temptation has just gotta be there to hastily non-tender John Danks and Carlos Quentin.  It’d be easy–Boom!  Pow! Estimated $15 million saved!  Trip to Mexico!... Read more »
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Thankful for the White Sox

Thankful for the White Sox
Happy Thanksgiving!…still.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to take this special time out to try to say something nice about every player who donned a White Sox uniform in 2011.  Here goes! (holds breath) Thanks Dylan Axelrod!: For providing the thrill of seeing someone who looks exactly like my friend Joe... Read more »

Biggest moments of White Sox' 2011 season

Biggest moments of White Sox' 2011 season
Welcome, gullible person who puts too much stock in article titles! I’ve been preparing for this day for some time.  Ever since I decided that exhaustive reviews of every player wasn’t worth it this year since I’ve been doing post-mortems on 2011 since late August, I knew the White Sox would offer up some nothing... Read more »

You won't have Tony Pena to kick around anymore

You won't have Tony Pena to kick around anymore
Well, down goes Pena.  He was released by the White Sox on Friday. In 2010, Tony Pena earned some regard, not for pitching well so much as pitching frequently.  Frequently, often for long stretches of time with minimal notice.  There are plenty of examples of this business model in place–Fast food restaurants, Keystone Light–and while... Read more »
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Nothing Ever Happened

Nothing Ever Happened
In case you missed it, the White Sox haven’t done anything.  After using their most valuable trade asset merely as a tool to cancel all of Mark Teahen’s August charity events, the White Sox have stood pat.  They’ve neither restocked with young talent nor added a desperately needed competent bat.  As the deadline neared, The... Read more »

Are the White Sox worth saving?

Are the White Sox worth saving?
If approached at my seat during the top of the 3rd–right after two pop-ups had been deposited on the short outfield grass by the White Sox defense–I might have been encouraged to say “Eh, not really”.  However, By the end of the evening, the White Sox had rallied on the Tigers thanks to a man... Read more »

It's all bad news; every item of news is in fact, bad

It's all bad news; every item of news is in fact, bad
There have been a lot of articles examining the state of the White Sox from some of the nationally-focused guys that I thought were of great interest, and wished to link to.  But something struck me: they all had horrible, horrible things to say about the team. And not of the ranting “Hawk is a... Read more »
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Bullpen acrobatics

Not from this game but…you get the idea. // Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune Maybe Wednesday wasn’t exactly what everyone had in mind.  Both expectations coming into the season and those for just this game tonight led to surprises. Game surprise: Jake Peavy can’t spot anything beside his fastball?Season surprise: Jake Peavy’s doesn’t have devastating slider? ... Read more »