Archive for December 2011

The Dayan Cannon

See what I mean?
There doesn’t figure to be that much to look forward to this coming White Sox season. Well, that’s a lie.  There’s a wealth to look forward to in any team’s baseball season, including but not limited to the fact that the Sox are a mortal lock to win at least 60 games–and will probably claim... Read more »

You missed so much stuff!!!

You missed so much stuff!!!
This would be one of those lulls of sorts in the White Sox news cycle.  So much so that I don’t even have anything to add to that thought.  It’s a lull.  Luuuullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllz. Waiting for trades has offered a lot of time to ponder just what kind of pie-in-the-sky type scenario with the current roster... Read more »

Young man's game

Young man's game
Omar Vizquel’s not coming back in 2012, which is one of those announcements that doesn’t really need to happen.  When a 44 year-old utility infielder has every part of his game–except baserunning, strangely–bottom out, it doesn’t exactly merit a press conference, just a calm dismissal of a overly-exuberant Twitter follower. Now that it’s official–sorta–Vizquel isn’t... Read more »
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Beckham wearing thin

Beckham wearing thin
Last weekend, I ran across a tweet that seemed curious. @gordonbeckham Just so everybody who asked why I was in a bar last night knows I’m going to the cage to hit #sliders at 1230 so you guys think I’m committed 9 Dec via Twitter for iPhone Whatever nagging of Beckham for having a social life in the off-season... Read more »

As the lat turns...

As the lat turns...
Forgive me, as I’m playing catch-up on this one due to sickness.  I still don’t know why my company thought it would be best to poison their employees at the Christmas lunch, but from what I can tell, this not-having-a-appetite thing is going to be a real financial boon for me.  I’ve spent $6 on... Read more »

The more trivial consequences of the CBA

The more trivial consequences of the CBA
The initial reaction to the new CBA rightly centered around the significant changes to player acquisition, as it stood to affect the coming off-season, and promised to drag other teams down to the White Sox odd little way of doing things. That’s pretty important since the White Sox minor league system is really, quite terrible.... Read more »
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White Sox Observer now has a real domain name!

Too ashamed to even be associated with you // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune
This blog is an off-shoot of the ChicagoNow network, which is something you may or may not be a fan of, but haven’t been able to ignore for many reasons.  One of which is the somewhat complicated and onerous URL of www.chicagonow.com/white-sox-observer that it’s been saddled with.  Well, no longer! Actually, that still is the... Read more »

Selling low on Gordon Beckham

Selling low on Gordon Beckham
By now you’ve probably heard Gordon Beckham’s name bandied about in trade rumors pertaining to the White Sox rebuilding effort. It’s notable because it’s not everyday you hear “Trade the 25 year-old cost-controlled 2nd basemen!” during a rebuilding effort, and because it wasn’t that long ago that Beckham was capable of acting as the centerpiece... Read more »

White Sox tender contracts to John Danks and Carlos Quentin

White Sox tender contracts to John Danks and Carlos Quentin
Midnight marks the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players, and it comes at the time when the White Sox are hard-up, hard-up, for cash…by their standards. So the temptation has just gotta be there to hastily non-tender John Danks and Carlos Quentin.  It’d be easy–Boom!  Pow! Estimated $15 million saved!  Trip to Mexico!... Read more »
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A world where Brent Lillibridge is the White Sox most valuable trade chip

A world where Brent Lillibridge is the White Sox most valuable trade chip
In the middle of the Winter Meetings this past week, Ken Rosenthal let this little curiosity slip out: “…As of mid-afternoon on Wednesday the team had traded only closer Sergio Santos in what many in the industry perceive to be a curious move. And, surprisingly, the White Sox player drawing the most interest was utility... Read more »