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White Sox miss out on baseball, Guillen

White Sox miss out on baseball, Guillen
The White Sox Tuesday night tilt with the Indians was called off on account of cold, wind, rain, snow, and it being April in Cleveland.  Things don’t figure to get much better in time for tomorrow’s scheduled 11 AM CDT getaway day time, but it’s still scheduled to go on. Philip Humber’s getting skipped in... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview - Outfield

White Sox Season Preview - Outfield
Maybe it’s because I’m presently watching a basketball game, but I can’t help but be struck that these position group previews are a lot like former NBA center Oliver Miller.  Like Oliver, these posts bring a lot of meat and fill space, but can also score with some regularity.  Also like Oliver, while it’s been... Read more »

Rios and Dunn and the new order

Over at Southside Showdown, I wrote about how Robin Ventura might have just as strong of a need to stick by Alex Rios and Adam Dunn, despite how abominably awful that sounds.  Click the title to follow the link, and tell me if it doesn’t work, because it might tick me off enough to quit... Read more »
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Position Battles!

Position Battles!
Spring Training doesn’t mean much. This is a point that’s been made time and again, but the lesson that the first, blessed taste of baseball in over 4 months should more or less be treated with a shrug and a yawn is a hard one to accept. So let’s not! If the White Sox got... Read more »

Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life

Jordan Danks is in the best shape of his life
When the White Sox signed Kosuke Fukudome last week to a major league contract, they seemed to not only be locking up their 4th outfielder slot, but their 5th outfielder slot too, since Brent Lillibridge is essentially Jordan Danks with more power and versatility at this point. Pick one of the no-hit middle infielders (Escobar and... Read more »

Kosuke Fukudome, and a relentlessly functional outfield

Kosuke Fukudome, and a relentlessly functional outfield
The 2012 White Sox outfield is what dreams are made of.   Not blissful childhood dreams of Disney World or the like, but the dreams you have when you doze off on the couch next to your significant other, only to be told later that you were muttering half-coherently in your sleep about “sticking to... Read more »
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Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction

Fukudome is here, to fill a small role to moderate satisfaction
I have a rather strong distaste for Kosuke Fukudome.  I’m going to have it get over it before approaching this mild, small signing of a reserve outfielder in any kind of rational way, but I can’t start until this all gets out. The distaste grew entirely last year, and previously I was very much on... Read more »

The last great Juan Pierre game

The bizarre report of the Tigers being interested in Juan Pierre to fill the gap created by the Victor Martinez injury inspired me to look at his last shining moment in a White Sox uniform.  Click the title to read the post at Southside Showdown.   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook

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 »
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Why is Edwin Jackson failing to live up to expectations?

Remember him as you loved him then. // Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune This article starts off with me explaining the basic principles of FIP then zooming to obscure pitch value and plate discipline stats with barely a warning.  I’d keep the stat primer open and go to FanGraphs Library if this intro is worrisome to... Read more »