Tag: Bobby Jenks

White Sox bank on a few more years of prime Matt Thornton

White Sox bank on a few more years of prime Matt Thornton
$3.99 of Matt’s new contract has already been put toward his sunglasses // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune The big contract news on this fine Sunday of March 6th is that the White Sox have gone all pro-active on us, and extended Matt Thornton’s contract through 2013, with a club option for 2014.  When I say... Read more »

Terry Francona negotiates the supposed end of the Guillen-Jenks feud

Well that was quick. Just a day after the verbal dust-up that emerged, and threatened to re-emerge even bigger between Bobby Jenks and Ozzie Guillen, Terry Francona informed the press that he spoke to Jenks and contacted Guillen, and conveyed the same message to each: ‘Knock if off, eh?’ “That’s over,” Francona told the Boston... Read more »

Drama-free White Sox season was fun while it lasted

It merits this type of reaction // Kirby Lee, US PRESSWIRE When Mark Buehrle made it clear that he’d liked to have seen Kevin Kolb get more playing time for the Eagles, Kenny Williams joked that he would file it away to the “No drama for Kenny zone”.  Well, unless they’re knocking out walls at... Read more »
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Optimized Bullpen? Yes Please

Optimized Bullpen?  Yes Please
Ozzie wants the lefty….after taking into account his pitch repertoire, the smallness of the ballpark, and his groundball tendencies // Kyle Terada, US PRESSWIRE For all his characterization as a shiftless rogue, Ozzie Guillen actually has some pretty traditional manager views on baseball.  He values speedy hard-workers over modern mashers, is in love with running... Read more »

A chat with Chris Sale

As part of their continuing effort to be the rare baseball team that acknowledges the turn of the century, the Chicago White Sox invited myself, and a few other prominent Sox bloggers to participate in a conference call with Chris Sale Thursday afternoon.  I definitely heard J.J. Stankevitz of White Sox Examiner, Jim Margalus of... Read more »

Oney Guillen makes Bobby Jenks' bittersweet departure a lot more bitter

Hopefully this is the last Jenks-related story because I’m recycling images like crazy at this point Well, if Bobby Jenks didn’t have a bad taste in his mouth about the way he left the White Sox, he certainly has one now.  After sounding downright wistful toward the fans and the organization while in the wake... Read more »
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A guide to all the goofy stats I use to talk about the White Sox

A guide to all the goofy stats I use to talk about the White Sox
I am thrilled–THRILLED–to get to use this photo again A lot of things have changed since I started writing about the White Sox on Chicago Now back in April.  I’ve gotten a lot better understanding of the game, other blogs actually acknowledge my existence nowadays, the notoriety of CN’s White Sox coverage has plummeted (they... Read more »

So long Big, Bad, Bobby....and thanks......yes...............thanks.

So long Big, Bad, Bobby....and thanks......yes...............thanks.
Jenks is officially out of the White Sox organization.  Even more officially than the Sox  non-tendering him in an act of “I would rather be marooned at sea than stomach giving you a raise” disapproval.  Boston signed Jenks to a 2-year, $12 million deal to be their set-up man…or perhaps their closer once Papelbon is... Read more »

Paul Konerko could be money well-spent.....in the right context

Paul Konerko could be money well-spent.....in the right context
Go ahead and put that helmet back on Let me start by acknowledging that I’m extremely emotionally compromised.  Extremely.  Hearing that Konerko re-signed felt like Christmas combined with gleeful drunkenness….or just my last two Christmases.   With that out of the way, I can admit…yes….detractors and perhaps other CN bloggers who had their “We should... Read more »
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White Sox 'All-in' plan needs to include the bullpen at some point

The centerpiece, or at least I assuming its the centerpiece based on all the cash involved, of the White Sox ‘2011 or bust’ off-season is a double-barreled infusion to the offense that finished 10th in MLB in runs scored last season.  Adam Dunn is already in tow, and Paul Konerko’s signing is either an eventuality,... Read more »