Posts tagged "victor martinez"

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat
“Why not us?” would seem to be the motto of the opening day of SoxFest, which is shaping up to be every bit the positivist lovefest that, you know, a pre-season promotional event designed to drum up enthusiasm for the upcoming season should be. Kenny Williams received a smattering of boos when he was introduced,... Read more »

Death at the hands of large men

Death at the hands of large men
The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder. Is there any other way to start into discussing this?  The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a 9-year (with no opt out), $214 million contract, seemingly in response to losing DH Victor Martinez (who’s signed through 2014) for the season to a knee injury.  Good gravy. The best... Read more »

The last great Juan Pierre game

The bizarre report of the Tigers being interested in Juan Pierre to fill the gap created by the Victor Martinez injury inspired me to look at his last shining moment in a White Sox uniform.  Click the title to read the post at Southside Showdown.   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook
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AL Central Rumblings & Bumblings!

AL Central Rumblings & Bumblings!
Adam Dunn gets regular size Potbelly’s sandwiches now, and Ozzie Guillen is going to remove some people’s nerve endings. There.  That’s the White Sox news for the week. But the White Sox–contrary to appearance–do not operate in a bizarre baseball vacuum by themselves.  They exist in the AL Central, where the amount of money they... 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 »

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 »
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Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren

Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren
Jake Peavy is the highest paid player on the 2012 White Sox. Thaaaat doesn’t make me feel great, but there’s only one more season before a nice, comfy buyout awaits him in 2013. The next two highest paid players are Adam Dunn (who’s got a $2 million raise coming for this year) and Alex Rios.... Read more »

We still have a ways to go

We still have a ways to go
Justin Verlander captured the AL MVP award on Monday, and it’s hard to argue with the top-boss of starting pitchers in the league capturing the prize because, well, the criteria is not set up for anyone to be objectively dismissed. It would at least be nice if Verlander represented a departure from the archaic thinking... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Know Your AL Central Competition - Detroit

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Know Your AL Central Competition - Detroit
Julian H. Gonzalez, McClatchy-Tribune Well color me vaguely excited, it’s time to discuss the Detroit Tigers. As it stands in the AL Central, the split between contenders and non-contenders is determined by whether a team is actually planning to win in 2011.  If you can regularly catch fans of a team speaking in half-convincing tones... Read more »
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White Sox Season Preview 2011 - The War on Southern Regression - A.J. Pierzynski

I’m betting the camera caught A.J.’s shirt filling with an unfortunate gust of wind because otherwise OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH GOOOODD!!! // Kyle Terada, US PRESSWIRE Unlike with Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko, to address the possibility of offensive struggles for A.J. Pierzynski doesn’t really count as an attempt to suck out the optimism for the White Sox... Read more »