Posts tagged "Will Ohman"

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 »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways
Facing a series against the last place Twins, and an exhaustive four-game weekend tilt with the Yankees, the White Sox obligations were clear: win the first series, hold their own in the latter. 4-3!  Mission accomplished!  Though, in odd fashion. Offense Two games this week saw the White Sox offense crank out 26 runs combined;... Read more »

James makes a guest appearance on the Oral Sox podcast, kicks Will Ohman while he's down

Adam & Jeff were nice enough to have me on their most recent podcast to extrapolate more on how Will Ohman doesn’t deserve sympathy for how he was used by his last two managers. He might deserve sympathy for being brought into a role where he wasn’t needed, and thus was doomed to be found... Read more »
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Morning notes: Still just watching the Viciedo home run video on repeat

Morning notes: Still just watching the Viciedo home run video on repeat
In case you missed it… Viciedo turned around a high fastball for his 14th home run of the season, and gave the White Sox a 4-3 lead they would cling to for a series-opening win in New York Thursday night.  It was a pretty great moment.  You almost wish there wasn’t a game every day,... 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 »

You won't have Will Ohman to call the radio station about anymore

You won't have Will Ohman to call the radio station about anymore
Apparently the White Sox wanted two more innings eaten by Will Ohman before they swore him off for good. After he filled in the final two innings of Wednesday’s blowout win to rather poor effect, Ohman outpaced an expected team announcement on his roster status by reporting that he was gone and giving his farewells to... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - Sale gets all the run support any man could ever need

Instant Rationalization - Sale gets all the run support any man could ever need
After back-to-back showdowns with NL aces, Chris Sale might be forgiven for not being as keyed up to go toe-to-toe with Nick Blackburn for a daytime getaway day start. Not that it would have mattered. Despite trotting out a bit of a Sunday lineup that lacked Konerko, Beckham, and Viciedo, the White Sox offense pummeled... Read more »

Who deserves to be replaced with Jose Quintana?

Who deserves to be replaced with Jose Quintana?
Jose Quintana is a recent call-up from AA with a 2.05 ERA in 22 innings and making his fourth start Tuesday night.  He’s 23, just made it up to AA for the first time this season after stewing in A-ball or below for so long he became a minor league free agent last season.  But... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Sox and Twins engage in slugfest; Sox hit their home runs with people on base

Instant Rationalization - Sox and Twins engage in slugfest; Sox hit their home runs with people on base
Thursday night, the Twins trotted out a 27 year-old making his first career major league start, and the White Sox started a guy who’s pitched a perfect game, so naturally they won in a rout. Eh, perhaps that description doesn’t quite cover it. Poor defense and a hanging curveball that was hammered for a two-run... Read more »
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Will Ohman - misused or unusable?

Will Ohman - misused or unusable?
The events of Tuesday afternoon’s game inspired a lot of questions on Twitter of “Why Will Ohman?” and “Why ever Will Ohman?” The first question is a bit too broad for this forum, but the answer to the second is very specific. Over his career, left-handers have hit .210/.295/.344 against Will Ohman, righties have hit... Read more »