Tag: Carlos Quentin

Trade rumors put White Sox firmly on the fence

Trade rumors put White Sox firmly on the fence
The White Sox are still listening to offers for Gavin Floyd. Listening, doesn’t necessarily imply anything is actually being said.  It could mean that the White Sox are merely open to receiving chatter.  It could mean that the White Sox are simply laying down on their back, in the middle of a grassy field, chewing on... Read more »

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game
Perhaps I’m a bit of a sap, but all this talk of rebuilding and possibly competent attempts to be competitive are kind of, well, sad.  Ripe for uproarious mockery for sure, but still kind of sad.  In an effort to pep things up, and being the proud owner a robust iTunes gift card, I’d though... Read more »

The White Sox are extremists

The White Sox are extremists
As the team-employed beat writer for the White Sox website, taking the actions of the franchise and expressing it into rational and understandable terms is very much a part of Scott Merkin’s job.  As such, picking through his piece attempting to justify the approach of the White Sox toward their farm system under Kenny Williams... Read more »
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Overvaluing former White Sox!

Overvaluing former White Sox!
When White Sox players get paid more than they’re worth, or saddled with larger responsibilities than they’re capable of executing, it’s a tragic and sad thing.  When other teams overvalue former White Sox players, it’s hilarious and reminds us of the beauty of freedom.  Sweet freedom. What, Atlanta Braves?  You want Scott Linebrink to pitch which... Read more »

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster

Trying not to worry too much about the back of the roster
The White Sox just traded Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor away. That’s two holes where major leaguers once lived, and with the Sox minor league system still a dead hamster placed in a functioning terrarium to give the illusion of life, there’s a temptation to go find wandering, unemployed ballplaying mercenaries to fulfill the menial duties required of... Read more »

Well, at least they got rid of Frasor

Well, at least they got rid of Frasor
This is what happens when no one invites Kenny Williams to any New Year’s parties. January 1st brings yet another trade, and this one doesn’t even need to be rationalized! Jason Frasor wasn’t particularly good with the White Sox, and $3.75 million is a bit pricey for an ineffective reliever.  So much so that most... Read more »
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Happy New Year's, and oh, hey, Quentin's gone

Happy New Year's, and oh, hey, Quentin's gone
I was just putting some things together for New Year’s Eve, buying absurd amounts of tonic, assembling plastic champagne flutes, etc…and oh hey!  Carlos Quentin got traded to the Padres for two minor league pitchers!  Awwwww crap, that probably merits a post. Good luck making a clear conclusion out of this one, though.  There’s enough... Read more »

Danks contract terms - unveiled!

Danks contract terms - unveiled!
Responding to the horrific gap in the news cycle, caused by an absence of a Carlos Quentin trade, and the absence of a rebuilding process, the White Sox graciously released a new story for the public, and formally announced the terms of John Danks’ new contract. Well, it’s not really a new story, it’s the details... Read more »

Getting where Frank Thomas is coming from

Getting where Frank Thomas is coming from
Generally when the topic of steroid use in baseball comes up on a sports talk show, it’s an invitation to begin eye-rolling. It’s a noble effort for baseball to regulate what could otherwise be a wild arms race of experimentation in performance supplements in their sport, but the mass effort to extract a penance from the “steroid... Read more »
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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 »