Posts tagged "yoenis cespedes"

Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story

Delayed Rationalization - Thornton luck ruins plucky comeback story
The recap is late due to the time it took for me to voyage back from Camouflage Hat Night at the park to my Logan Square abode.  The rumpus from around the White Sox-ian internets is that this was a frustrating 9-7 see-saw loss to the Oakland A’s, but what could be frustrating about a... Read more »

Not Quite Instant Rationalization - Sox sucked into maelstrom of horrors, fall to A's in 14 innings

Not Quite Instant Rationalization - Sox sucked into maelstrom of horrors, fall to A's in 14 innings
The White Sox exceeded the time I had allotted to watch and write about the game this afternoon, then exceeded the pain tolerance of every unfortunate viewer still remaining.  It looked like Sale would be the second hard-luck losing starter in as many nights, but that wasn’t quite in the cards. After Konerko tied the... Read more »

Cuba Chatter

Cuba Chatter
Now’s a good time to talk about Cuban ballplayers.  As we are grappling with the Oakland A’s surprise signing of promising Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes; a move that, if the player isn’t traded, may help precipitate the Athletics relocation to San Jose (a proposition backed in full by leverage man Jerry Reinsdorf).  As we await the fate of young Cuban... Read more »
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Cespedes and the Hot Stove

Cespedes and the Hot Stove
Yoenis Cespedes is an Oakland Athletic, which sounds ridiculous.  What the hell is “an athletic”? But it’s also ridiculous because the idea of a six-team pursuit (that didn’t include the A’s) had been bouncing around since Cespedes’ imminent signing became the only thing worth dreaming about, was reportedly reaffirmed by Yoenis himself, and now he’s in... Read more »

White Sox Baseball - Unique or Directionless?

Listening to Kevin Goldstein mock the White Sox off-season for its indecision shook my previous rationalization of Kenny Williams’ moves.  I went over where the White Sox need to have success for their strategy to work over at Southside Showdown.  Click the title to for the link.

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 »
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Off-season Equinox

Off-season Equinox
I’m declaring this the off-season equinox, because it’s roughly an equal period of time since the Winter Meetings and pitchers and catchers reporting.   I’m also declaring it the equinox because it’s snazzier than saying “I’ve got nothing besides a smattering of notes”, and makes it sounds like me not having enough time to do... Read more »

Alright, let's get properly excited about Yoenis Cespedes, if we're going to at all

Alright, let's get properly excited about Yoenis Cespedes, if we're going to at all
Now that Ryan Madson is off the market for the irritatingly great price of 1 year for $8.5 million, the last expensive but undeniably plus reliever is gone.  Unless Kenny Williams signs off on 4-year deal with Francisco Cabrera rights before the doctors realize what’s wrong with him*, the specter of the White Sox panicking... Read more »

Happy New Year's, and oh, hey, Quentin's gone

Happy New Year's, and oh, hey, Quentin's gone
I was just putting some things together for New Year’s Eve, buying absurd amounts of tonic, assembling plastic champagne flutes, etc…and oh hey!  Carlos Quentin got traded to the Padres for two minor league pitchers!  Awwwww crap, that probably merits a post. Good luck making a clear conclusion out of this one, though.  There’s enough... Read more »
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The White Sox have their own definition of rebuilding, which still doesn't mean they're fulfilling it

The White Sox have their own definition of rebuilding, which still doesn't mean they're fulfilling it
“Rebuilding” is a term that has some pretty rigid standards in the baseball world.  You ship out all your valuable trade chips for prospects, and dutifully wait through years of futility as they and your presumably competently selected draft picks mature.  Low-cost veteran stopgaps, and low-ceiling youngsters will dot the big league roster in the... Read more »