Posts tagged "world series"

Danks contract terms - unveiled!

Danks contract terms - unveiled!
Responding to the horrific gap in the news cycle, caused by an absence of a Carlos Quentin trade, and the absence of a rebuilding process, the White Sox graciously released a new story for the public, and formally announced the terms of John Danks’ new contract. Well, it’s not really a new story, it’s the details... Read more »

Happy Juan Pierre Didn't Get Offered Arbitration Day!

Happy Juan Pierre Didn't Get Offered Arbitration Day!
What’s so different about Juan Pierre and Pablo Ozuna? Besides the whole part where Ozuna lied about his age and never had an actual prime, I mean to ask, “What is the crucial difference in their White Sox legacies?”  They were both impatient slap-hitters, and while they both brought plenty of speed, their defense was... Read more »

Baseball is over: PREPARE

Baseball is over: PREPARE
On Friday night, the baseball season ended with the St. Louis Cardinals as the World Series champions.  If they hadn’t already hammered this point home in 2006, St. Louis reiterated that you always gun like hell for the playoffs if at all possible.  Even if your rotation is sort of blegh, even if at any... Read more »
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Goodness Gracious Game 6

Goodness Gracious Game 6
I had a thought prepared for tonight.  It was a snarky thought, indirectly or pretty directly rebuking something Phil Rogers said about the White Sox decision on Buehrle coming this week. That’s absurd, the White Sox don’t let long-time veterans get all the way to free agency, then break their necks rushing to operate within... Read more »

Six years ago...and very much right now

Six years ago...and very much right now
On October 26th, 2005, the Chicago White Sox captured their first World Series in 88 years.  For any team, winning a championship is a stand-alone moment in franchise history, but perhaps more so for the White Sox. Their triumph was not a culmination of years of buildup, and despite a formidable 2006 squad, did not... Read more »

The World Series might be just as likely to have a future White Sox regular as their Arizona Fall League team

The World Series might be just as likely to have a future White Sox regular as their Arizona Fall League team
After a thrilling and entertaining post-season, the World Series set us to be rather simple.  The St. Louis Cardinals have an elite offense, but a middling rotation that they’ve saved by leaning heavily on their bullpen.  The Rangers have operated the same way, with an even better offense and a better bullpen.  It’s also a... Read more »
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If White Sox are really banking on the fans, that could be bad

If White Sox are really banking on the fans, that could be bad
Yup, using this photo again It’s been pretty well-covered that White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf’s celebrated opening of the pocketbook came with a corresponding plea for an equally generous response from fans.  “$130 million doesn’t just get printed off in a secret room in the basement, you half-wits!” they seemed to plead. From “Talkin’ Baseball”... Read more »

Joe Crede gets another shot, signs with Rockies

Joe Crede gets another shot, signs with Rockies
In a move I had longed hoped would happen, Joe Crede is returning to professional baseball.  A 2005 post-season hero (.622 career playoff slugging percentage!), and a virtuoso 3rd baseman who somehow never managed to get recognized for a gold glove (+57.9 career UZR), Crede hasn’t logged 100 games since 2006 due to chronic back... Read more »