Posts tagged "yu darvish"

Instant Rationalization - Prolonged periods of anxiety rewarded with victory

Chris Sale and the White Sox triumphed over Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers, clearly such a performance produced a night of easy pleasures. Almost. First, any semblance of the pitcher’s duel was erased early.  Control problems and a pop-up misread by Josh Hamilton flung Yu Darvish into a 1st inning ordeal that he needed... Read more »

Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms

Afternoon notes: The Aaron Laffey menace looms
Aaron Laffey starts for the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field Friday night, as a result of a rash of injuries to Toronto’s once promising starting rotation. The familiarity–and contempt–White Sox fans might have with Laffey stems from him spending 2007-10 skulking around the Cleveland Indians bullpen and making spot starts. He’s the soft-tossing... Read more »

All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage

All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage
Chris Sale, Paul Konerko, and Adam Dunn were selected to the AL All-Star team.  That’s plenty of representation!  Think back to the years of waiting Magglio Ordonez to be subbed in at the end of the game. Sale’s 1st half performance stacks up against anyone else in the league, and he may yet have a... Read more »
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Indians Preview with Matthew Van Wormer of DTTWLN

Indians Preview with Matthew Van Wormer of DTTWLN
This Monday brings about the third series of the season for the White Sox against the Cleveland Indians.  They just so happen to be leading the division, despite the AL Central being betrothed to Detroit at the beginning of the season. To figure out why Cleveland’s been rolling recently, I contacted Matthew Van Wormer of... Read more »

The White Sox are who they are, and today you can't complain

The White Sox are who they are, and today you can't complain
Amid all the hubbub about it being a new year, and Robin Ventura emphasizing extra practice, and not giving off overt signs of not caring, one might expect an effective White Sox team to be the product of a complete transformation.  If they beat Detroit, perhaps they’d beat them 15-14, with Beckham and Dunn hitting... Read more »

Sale's charming debut

Sale's charming debut
While it was lacking in the Japanese press coverage or the anxiety of an $100 million investment that Yu Darvish’s Monday night’s debut featured, Chris Sale’s first major league start could be argued to have been a better experience.  You’d have to swap out the electric Texas atmosphere for the mausoleum that was Progressive Field... Read more »
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Screw it, let's preview the Rangers

Screw it, let's preview the Rangers
The White Sox refusal to name a closer has officially waned into odd territory.  Not that it’s a problem they haven’t named one–the longer we go on without an announcement, the more room to dream that the Sox won’t name anyone and all.  Instead, perhaps they’ll go game-to-game and play the match-ups with the relievers... Read more »

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 »

Hot Stove Watch - Day 52 Recap

Hot Stove Watch - Day 52 Recap
First and foremost, news was passed down by the man with his ear to the street, the inside source on all things White Sox–team beat writer Scott Merkin!  Surely his article responding to reader emails has a scoop buried in it! “…don’t think Williams will move players just to move them. However, after looking at... Read more »
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