Tag: jason frasor

Middle relief, utility infielders, these are not the holes to throw your money into

Middle relief, utility infielders, these are not the holes to throw your money into
Between the Penn State debacle of moral failings, Wilson Ramos getting friggin’ kidnapped, and the inanity of the NBA lockout, it’s become clear that while there are White Sox outrages, they don’t resonate with the top outrages of the sports world at large.  Perhaps the White Sox are a lot more competent than anyone realized.... Read more »

Frasor and Pierzynski headline a day of absurdities

Frasor and Pierzynski headline a day of absurdities
The White Sox picked up Jason Frasor’s 2012 option for $3.75 million on Monday, which is confounding for two reasons. 1) For a team that’s made no secret of a desire to scale back it’s budget, spending $3.75 million on a guy who figures to rank behind Sergio Santos, Jesse Crain, and Addison Reed among... Read more »

This Awful Moment in Time - A Live Game Chronicle of White Sox vs. Royals

This Awful Moment in Time - A Live Game Chronicle of White Sox vs. Royals
I haven’t written any live game blogs this year, and for good reason.  It’s a cumbersome, goofy gimmick that doesn’t allow me much time to gather my thoughts and provide cogent analysis.  Also, it’s an idea I picked up from reading Bill Simmons as a teenager, and I’ve been trying to strip his influence away... Read more »
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Back-of-the-season slog offers some insight on back-of-the-roster morass

Back-of-the-season slog offers some insight on back-of-the-roster morass
Phil Humber could have made the damn All-Star team.  It was July, he had a 2.69 ERA, with one start against the light-hitting Twins before the break.  It would have been great for him.  After all, he can really give an interview. Instead he got singled into oblivion by the Twinkies, got hit with a... Read more »

Prosperity! The White Sox are above .500 at the cost of all sanity

Prosperity!  The White Sox are above .500 at the cost of all sanity
The White Sox are over .500 again, thanks to a grueling 14-inning 8-7 win where they blew leads, burnt bullpens, and filleted the Cleveland Indians outfield defense like a veal cutlet. Because I was at the game, and spent over 5 hours at said game, I can’t really imagine discussing anything besides it.  It was... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games

White Sox Week That Was 7/25-7/31 - Now there are six less games
The White Sox went 3-3 on the week, which isn’t so bad.  Especially considering the fact that the competition was two division-leaders in Detroit and Boston, and that .500 is the rendezvous point where all-three AL Central contenders gather to share iced teas and the day’s gossip. Still, two games under .500 and four back... Read more »
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White Sox trade Edwin Jackson in mundane deal to shed salary--and they're not done!

White Sox trade Edwin Jackson in mundane deal to shed salary--and they're not done!
Trade Deadline madness started officially on Wednesday. Oh sure, Johnny Gomes was traded the night before, and everyone joked about how boring and pointless that affair was, but Wednesday was a day that will be remembered for two highly-coveted outfielders switching teams.  July 27, 2011 – They Moved. And the White Sox got to be... Read more »