Archive for December 2011

Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?

Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?
It seems silly now, but part of me fully expected Kenny Williams to trade absolutely every fungible asset in the organization over the course of the four-day Winter Meetings.  Four days, trade Danks, Quentin, Floyd, Thornton, and even Beckham, Santos, Pierzynski–including convincing him to waive his no-trade–all out for prospects.  Boom, done, rebuild over, roll... Read more »

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"
If Day 3 of the Winter Meetings were defined primarily–for White Sox fans at least–by crushing loss and the rolls of cookie dough that were eaten to cope with it, Day 4 was defined by Angels owner Arte Moreno dousing the free agent market in gasoline, lighting it aflame, and then laughing as he flew... Read more »

Goodbye, #56

Goodbye, #56
Mark Buehrle leaving doesn’t seem like it should have the immediately flooring impact that it does. For one, his departure was telegraphed beyond the realization that he was the 2nd best starter available in three agency, to when the White Sox decided they would play the same high-stakes game of letting him hit the market... Read more »
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Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying
Falling asleep without writing a recap of Day 1 of the Winter Meetings seemed like a forgivable sin, as teams spent the bulk of the day circling each other curiously, Kenny Williams didn’t show up till nearly dinner time, and the Matt Capps contract can only be mocked so much. As of Tuesday, the White... Read more »

Santos trade signals beginning of new, fairly grisly rebuilding period

Santos trade signals beginning of new, fairly grisly rebuilding period
Deep Blue Sea is a pretty awful movie.  Murderous CGI sharks given super-brains for stupid reason does not make very good Oscar-bait. However, it does contain of the more memorable “This just got real” moments in film, when one of the murderous CGI sharks with a super-brain rips Samuel L. Jackson in half right after... Read more »

Minoso misses out on the Hall

Minoso misses out on the Hall
Ron Santo was announced as having been selected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee on Monday, which was a nice, though sadly hollow victory for objectively elite performance being properly rewarded. Minnie Minoso on the other hand, fell three votes short of the necessary 75% barrier, and will have his candidacy... Read more »
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Winter Meetings Preview!!!

Winter Meetings Preview!!!
It’s finally here! The week that every White Sox fan has been looking forward to since that awful series against the Yankees in August–it’s the MLB Winter Meetings! This December, representatives from all30 Major League teams–and various other hangers-on–will head to Dallas to live like the Texans do; by making crazy deals and swapping assets... Read more »

Market for Buehrle may be moving too fast for White Sox

Market for Buehrle may be moving too fast for White Sox
There are several reasons why Mark Buehrle isn’t expected to re-sign with the White Sox.  For one, they have half the league to compete with, which can really work to drive the price up, dont’cha know.  Also–sidestepping a discussion of how he got to the point of being up for market value–perhaps a veteran starter... Read more »

Three days before the Winter Meetings is an odd time to make plans

Three days before the Winter Meetings is an odd time to make plans
The White Sox are in a state of flux, so much so that the organizational figureheads have no problem admitting that they have no real idea what kind of team they’ll have for 2012.  Nor do they have any problem admitting that pretty much everything will be different after whatever massive shake-up next week’s Winter... Read more »
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