Category: Prospects

Crain to DL, Heath up, and the plights of other unhealthy pitches

Crain to DL, Heath up, and the plights of other unhealthy pitches
Jesse Crain Jesse Crain is headed to the disabled list with shoulder tightness that is being emphasized as not indicative of structural damage.  This injury has been getting minimized for almost a week now, and John Danks is still on the disabled list for the bit of shoulder tightness he felt, but cynicism aside, Crain could still... Read more »

Evaluating the White Sox youth movement

Evaluating the White Sox youth movement
The White Sox roster is about 1/3 rookies, and they’re in 1st place.  Ergo, such a infusion of youth (or just inexperience) is a good idea, and the White Sox farm system is redeemed, right? Well, not nickel-and-diming themselves to death with veterans certainly made a lot of sense going into the season.  Even the worst... Read more »

So long Bruney, we barely knew ye

Brian Bruney has been placed on the disabled list with hip inflammation after making all of one appearances with the major league club (but he warmed up plenty of times!). That one appearance was pitching the 10th inning of the Sunday’s walk-off win against the Brewers, and offered the full Bruney experience–he walked two, struck... Read more »
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Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition
Now that the Indians have sank down to .500 after being swept in New York–which is somewhat troubling since that’s where the next series is–the White Sox are up in the AL Central by two and a half games.  That margin ties June 3rd for the biggest lead they’ve held all season, which seems small,... Read more »

Morning notes - Happy Chris Sale Day

Morning notes - Happy Chris Sale Day
For the second-straight Friday, Chris Sale will square off against one the best pitchers in the National League, this time it being Zack Greinke of the Milwaukee Brewers. Hopefully this goes better than last week’s showdown against Clayton Kershaw, where both hurlers struggled as the game spiraled into a discombobulated slugfest.  Sale in particular seemed... Read more »

Morning notes: New players, better than the old players

Morning notes: New players, better than the old players
The White Sox have agreed to terms with their backflipping 1st round pick OF Courtney Hawkins for the full bonus allotment for his draft slot.  The deal is not official until Hawkins passes his physical, which might explain why Courtney tweeted this: For the record I have not signed any type of paper work or anything... Read more »
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Q & A with White Sox prospect Jared Mitchell

Q & A with White Sox prospect Jared Mitchell
Thanks to Marty Maloney and the White Sox PR staff, Friday afternoon offered another opportunity for bloggers to interview a member of the White Sox organization.  This time it was 2009 1st round draft pick Jared Mitchell, former LSU two-sport star, and currently the starting center fielder for the AA Birmingham Barons. After tearing a... Read more »

Promotions for Molina and Petricka

Promotions for Molina and Petricka
If there was any question whether Chris Sale’s move to the bullpen would accelerate the timetables of other White Sox pitching prospects, it was answered today. RHP Nestor Molina was promoted to AAA Charlotte, and RHP Jake Petricka was promoted to AA Birmingham on Monday. While these moves are theoretically responses to fill the rotation... Read more »

Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell

Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell
Friday afternoon, us blogger scum got the chance to talk with White Sox Vice President and Director of Player Development, Buddy Bell.  If there is a better guy to talk about White Sox prospects with than Bell…well, then he really should promote himself better. Naturally, the conversation between Bell and the White Sox blogosphere was... Read more »
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First round of obvious Spring Training cuts....and senryus!

First round of obvious Spring Training cuts....and senryus!
They say that the first cut is the deepest. “They”, are clearly referring to a different type of cut, because the first round of Spring Training cuts are easy.  Maybe they’re a bit harder for teams with real prospects, but with the White Sox, the first round of cuts only purged from the major league camp... Read more »