Tag: Mark Buehrle

It's not that hard to know Chris Sale

It's not that hard to know Chris Sale
Chris Sale is for the most part, an open book.  He’s pretty expressive and honest in interviews, at least enough for us to know that he really, really wants to start.  There’s also been 94.1 IP of Sale to observe, and there’s a general feel of what he does well.  It’s a lot. He’s got... Read more »

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat
“Why not us?” would seem to be the motto of the opening day of SoxFest, which is shaping up to be every bit the positivist lovefest that, you know, a pre-season promotional event designed to drum up enthusiasm for the upcoming season should be. Kenny Williams received a smattering of boos when he was introduced,... Read more »

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough
This off-season didn’t feature the most imposing crop of free agent shortstops. Rafael Furcal played only 87 games last season and posted an 81 wRC+, and landed a 2-year deal worth $14 million from the Cardinals…who were mostly praised for the signing.  And yet even in these waters, no one bit on 37 year-old Orlando... Read more »
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Why the White Sox probably won’t be particularly competitive in 2012

I accepted an invitation to start writing once a week at Southside Showdown, and started things out by telling my new audience that the 2012 team would probably be pretty bad.  Not definitely, not almost definitely, just probably.  Hooray for first impressions! You have to click the title for the link, so you can be whisked off to a different,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

John Danks is not hitting the free agent market

John Danks is not hitting the free agent market
Well now!   The title of this piece is about all that can be regarded of certain at this juncture, but apparently the White Sox reached an agreement with John Danks on a contract extension that will probably resemble 5 years for $65 million.  I went ahead and linked to the original tweets of the... Read more »
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Hot Stove Watch - Day 52 Recap

Hot Stove Watch - Day 52 Recap
First and foremost, news was passed down by the man with his ear to the street, the inside source on all things White Sox–team beat writer Scott Merkin!  Surely his article responding to reader emails has a scoop buried in it! “…don’t think Williams will move players just to move them. However, after looking at... Read more »