|This play clinched it|
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Well Rick Hahn sure isn't wasting a lot of time before getting to work is he?
Hahn's first official act as the general manager of the Chicago White Sox was to sign Jake Peavy to a two-year extension, which the Sox announced on Tuesday.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The news first went public over a month ago that Kenny Williams would be stepping up in rank this winter and allowing Rick Hahn to take over the role of general manager, but it won't be official until tomorrow.
That's when the White Sox plan on making the announcement formally.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bruce Levine is insane. He finally proved it today.
Levine wrote about Ozzie Guillen being fired by the Miami Marlins and sanely predicted that Guillen would get into broadcasting somewhere before eventually returning to a dugout as manager. A reasonable assumption.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Well this has just been a banner day for former White Sox players, hasn't it? First Ozzie Guillen got fired by the Miami Marlins, and now comes word that Carlton Fisk was arrested.
For a DUI.
In a cornfield.
I'm not going to turn this post into Ozziefreude because, the problems I had with Ozzie's managerial style aside, particularly in his last couple years with the White Sox, I've never hated the guy. I'm not happy to know that he's been fired for the second time in two seasons.
Which he has been, by the way. The Marlins fired him on Wednesday.
In reality, Adam Dunn didn't have all that great of a season. He had the lowest OBP for a guy with over 100 walks in MLB history at only .333, and a lot of that had to do with a batting average that barely got to the right side of the Mendoza Line at .204.
However, he did hit 41 homers -- many of which were important homers -- and drive in 96 RBI. So when you compare his 2012 season to what he did in 2011, it was a remarkable turnaround.
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And because of that, Justin Verlander saved the lives of at least 800 people.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
One thing has become abundantly clear watching the MLB postseason this month: Alex Rodriguez will not be back with the Yankees next season. I just don't see it being possible that a man who is being paid $29 million in 2012 can be benched during the ALCS and come back from that in the organization.
Though I suppose if there's a team that can afford a 37-year old $114 million -- which is how much Rodriguez is owed through the 2017 season when he'll be 41 -- backup third baseman it would be the Yankees. Of course, that also means the Yankees are a team that can afford to pay Rodriguez $114 million to play somewhere else too.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Yes, this is related to the Cubs broadcast booth, but there's now an opening in the Cubs television booth. A place where Steve Stone spent years working alongside Harry and Chip Caray.
The rumors shall begin again.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
New York, NY -- With the New York Yankees preparing to play the third game of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday night in Detroit, injured Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter held a press conference at Yankee Stadium in New York Tuesday morning.
Monday, October 15, 2012
So are you having fun watching the Detroit Tigers get ever closer to the World Series?
Yeah, I'm not either. I only wish that the Arizona Fall League games were being televised here in Chicago so I could watch White Sox players playing well in October.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Between Ozzie Guillen and A.J. Pierzynski I'm getting tired of seeing people associated with the White Sox working for Fox during the postseason. I'd much rather see the Sox playing in October, but what can you do?
Besides not blowing a division lead in the last couple of weeks, I mean.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Seeing Walton Goggins show up on Sons of Anarchy last night as a transgender prostitute may be one of my favorite moments in television history. If for no other reason than Kurt Sutter and Goggins -- who worked together on The Shield -- were able to keep it a secret.
Oh, and because of the boobs. Definitely the boobs.
According to Mark Gonzalez the White Sox have outrighted Ray Olmedo to Charlotte, which makes him a minor league free agent. It also opens a spot on the 40-man roster, which now sits at 39.
Will the Sox be able to replace Olmedo's .537 OPS and his passable defense in the infield? I suspect that will be the biggest question mark surrounding this team over the winter.
Feel free to share your favorite memories of the Ray Olmedo Era in the comments.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
One of the biggest debates amongst the fan base this winter will be what the White Sox should do about their catching situation. There will be the AJ Pierzynski loyalists, who after seeing their favorite catcher have a career year at the plate, will want to see him return on another multi-year deal. Then there is the other side, which doesn't necessarily dislike Pierzynski, but is willing to see the faults of keeping an aging catcher who just had a career year and isn't likely to be any better in the future.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Well, Sox fans, the season is over. Finally. While the team played above the expectations of most and actually gave us a reason to stay interested all summer -- and not just to see what kind of prospects we'd get in trades -- the final month was one long death march to the finish line.
September 2012 will forever be remembered as one of my least favorite times in White Sox history. While I never had delusions involving a World Series title, I did get my hopes up about some postseason baseball.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Steve Stone returned to The Score this morning to talk to Dan McNeil and Matt Spiegel, and while he didn't come out and say he'd be returning, he sounded a lot more concrete about his plans than he did last time he hit the radio airwaves.
Since Chris Sale was being saved for a possible Game 163 or Game 1 of the ALDS, it allowed Jake Peavy to get one extra start for the regular season, and it also allowed Jake Peavy to take over first place in the Pitchers Poll.
Though Peavy only wins the point total. When it comes to points per inning pitched he's overtaken by Sale.
It can't technically be the record since this final week was two days longer than every other one, and he did a lot of damage in those final two days, but Dayan Viciedo scored more points in this final week than any other Sox player this season -- both Viciedo and Rios put up 48 points in Week 7.
This week Dayan broke the 50-point mark.
It was the summer after I graduated from high school and I had met some new friends who I'd be going to college with in August. These two ladies told me they had a friend from their high school who I just had to meet. Being a 17-year old male, there was always only one thing on my mind anyway, so I was open to the idea.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I work with Jon Heyman over at CBSSports.com, and he's a nice guy who is good at his job. I know some other baseball bloggers have a problem with him, but the truth is that baseball bloggers can find reasons to have a problem with anybody if they want to.
For instance, you, the one reading this, I don't like you! No, I'm kidding. You're great.
|WHITE SOX||84-77||Gavin Floyd||11-11 4.47 ERA||6:05 PM|
|INDIANS||68-93||David Huff||3-0 2.86 ERA|
It's my birthday today. I had been hoping the White Sox would get me a division title. I guess I'll settle for the end of this season.
Today's Bet: White Sox +104
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
If this was Jake Peavy's final start in a White Sox uniform I can't think of a more perfect way for his tenure here to end.
|WHITE SOX||84-76||Jake Peavy||11-12 3.37 ERA||6:05 PM|
|INDIANS||67-93||Justin Masterson||11-15 5.03 ERA|
This game doesn't mean anything, but what the hell else are you going to do? Go outside? Spend time with your family?
Today's Bet: White Sox +108
Good news for White Sox fans who don't live in Chicago: you only have one more season of not being able to watch the White Sox play during Fox Saturday broadcasts. MLB and Fox are finally displaying some common sense here.
Now if only we could just get rid of the blackouts in general.
Monday, October 1, 2012
I'm not going to sit here and pretend that watching the White Sox score 11 runs tonight now that they're out of it didn't piss me off, but I also won't pretend that I didn't enjoy watching them do it. It was just nice to know that this offense was still capable of doing something like this.
|WHITE SOX||83-76||Hector Santiago||3-1 3.69 ERA||6:05 PM|
|INDIANS||67-92||Corey Kluber||2-4 5.02 ERA|
The final series of the season -- barring an absolute miracle -- begins tonight. I'm not going to lie to you, much like I suspect many of you will be, I'm only going to be watching this game until the Bears game starts.
I wish it wasn't this way.
Today's Bet: White Sox -120
If the White Sox end up slashing payroll this winter know that's it's just sound business practice. After all, the franchise needs to protect itself in case Kenny Williams defaults on his loan.
That's right, the future president of the club just bought himself a new Gold Coast mansion and did so with the help of a $2 million loan from the White Sox.