Posts tagged "zach stewart"

The best of the White Sox 1st half

Scott Merkin wrote a great piece on the White Sox playoff hopes as they look to the second half.  If anything, I like it because he confirms that my cynicism from before the season was well-founded.  As Merkin puts it, the White Sox needed a mountain of ‘if’s’ to go their way this season to... Read more »

Zach Stewart--HERO

Zach Stewart didn’t have a whole lot of success with the White Sox in the 1st half.  He actually struggled a great deal, drew a lot of ire from a variety of sources, and wound up traded and stuck on the Red Sox AAA team by the end of June. Perhaps even, it’s out of... Read more »

The dearly departed: Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart

The dearly departed: Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart
It becomes a lot easier to wax nostalgic about players when they’re out the door.  Their deficiencies are no longer a part of your daily concern, and all that’s left is the memories. Worry no longer that Brent Lillibridge can’t hit, or that Zach Stewart is threatening the league’s supply of baseballs.  Before spending all... Read more »
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So now the White Sox have a Youkilis

So now the White Sox have a Youkilis
On Sunday afternoon, the White Sox traded for a 33 year-old 3rd basemen hitting .233/.315/.377 on the season, who’s been frequently of injured of recent.  And yet, the trade for this Kevin Youkilis character is being hailed as a great win for the Sox, and one of Kenny Williams’ best moves in recent memory. For... Read more »

Kevin Youkilis is coming--reportedly

Jon Heyman, a man who’s made his career reporting on these sorts of things, recently tweeted the following: #chisox get youlikis according to sources — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 24, 2012 The word on the return package is still being formed, but for now, this is the best report. White Sox have acquired Kevin Youkilis... Read more »

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd

Friday roster turnover - Humber to DL, Bruney up, Fukudome DFA'd
One of the keys to the success of the 2012 White Sox was avoiding a thorough exploration of their lack of depth. On that note, this Friday is not a particularly good day. White Sox place Philip Humber on the D-L. Designate Kosuke Fukudome for assignment. Bringing up Brian Bruney. — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) June... Read more »
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Afternoon notes: Second-place edition

Everything seems less rosy when it doesn’t have the ‘activities of a 1st-place team’ stamp on it.  A Wednesday night set to be spent battling the Cubs to avoid a sweep with one of the league’s worst starters of the last month lacks a certain tinge of nobility. So does marveling at Detroit’s comeback.  In... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - White Sox waste Peavy's gem, opportunities against Wood, division lead

Instant Rationalization - White Sox waste Peavy's gem, opportunities against Wood, division lead
Monday night’s blowout was awful, for sure, but it was also a sly attempt to sneak in a Zach Stewart start, against Matt Garza of all people.  It should not have worked, and did not come close to working. Tuesday was the inverse, Jake Peavy vs. Travis Wood offered an extremely favorable pitching match-up, both... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams
Last year, there was a clear narrative to every White Sox week.  They were a good pitching team, constantly being betrayed by a every other element of the roster. This season is more muddled.  The offense is firmly in the top 3 in the AL, the pitching staff for all it’s troubles is above-average, and... Read more »
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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 »