Tag: Sergio Santos

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 »

Rebuilding in intent, competing by default

Rebuilding in intent, competing by default
Before the recent holiday, the only clues given to the White Sox overriding direction were somewhat conflicting.  The hyper burn-all-the-major-league-assets nature of the Sergio Santos for Nestor Molina trade was paired with the John Danks extension that seemed to ask “Hey, why obsess about prospects when there’s this perfectly good pitcher here now?” Really, these... 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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Young man's game

Young man's game
Omar Vizquel’s not coming back in 2012, which is one of those announcements that doesn’t really need to happen.  When a 44 year-old utility infielder has every part of his game–except baserunning, strangely–bottom out, it doesn’t exactly merit a press conference, just a calm dismissal of a overly-exuberant Twitter follower. Now that it’s official–sorta–Vizquel isn’t... Read more »

A world where Brent Lillibridge is the White Sox most valuable trade chip

A world where Brent Lillibridge is the White Sox most valuable trade chip
In the middle of the Winter Meetings this past week, Ken Rosenthal let this little curiosity slip out: “…As of mid-afternoon on Wednesday the team had traded only closer Sergio Santos in what many in the industry perceive to be a curious move. And, surprisingly, the White Sox player drawing the most interest was utility... Read more »

Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?

Could the 2012 White Sox be competitive?
It seems silly now, but part of me fully expected Kenny Williams to trade absolutely every fungible asset in the organization over the course of the four-day Winter Meetings.  Four days, trade Danks, Quentin, Floyd, Thornton, and even Beckham, Santos, Pierzynski–including convincing him to waive his no-trade–all out for prospects.  Boom, done, rebuild over, roll... Read more »
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Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"
If Day 3 of the Winter Meetings were defined primarily–for White Sox fans at least–by crushing loss and the rolls of cookie dough that were eaten to cope with it, Day 4 was defined by Angels owner Arte Moreno dousing the free agent market in gasoline, lighting it aflame, and then laughing as he flew... Read more »

Goodbye, #56

Goodbye, #56
Mark Buehrle leaving doesn’t seem like it should have the immediately flooring impact that it does. For one, his departure was telegraphed beyond the realization that he was the 2nd best starter available in three agency, to when the White Sox decided they would play the same high-stakes game of letting him hit the market... Read more »

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying
Falling asleep without writing a recap of Day 1 of the Winter Meetings seemed like a forgivable sin, as teams spent the bulk of the day circling each other curiously, Kenny Williams didn’t show up till nearly dinner time, and the Matt Capps contract can only be mocked so much. As of Tuesday, the White... Read more »
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Santos trade signals beginning of new, fairly grisly rebuilding period

Santos trade signals beginning of new, fairly grisly rebuilding period
Deep Blue Sea is a pretty awful movie.  Murderous CGI sharks given super-brains for stupid reason does not make very good Oscar-bait. However, it does contain of the more memorable “This just got real” moments in film, when one of the murderous CGI sharks with a super-brain rips Samuel L. Jackson in half right after... Read more »