The early favorite pre-season was that the Sox would finish with a record under .500. In fact, some said you might be lucky to get to 75-80 wins on the season. You did more than that and got a total of 85 wins. You know fans were disappointed, particularly given how the last two weeks of baseball went. » Continue reading “RIP 2012 White Sox”
2012 Record: White Sox 0-0 (2nd in AL Central); Rangers 0-0 (2nd in AL West)
2011 Record: White Sox 79-83 (3rd in AL Central) ; Rangers 99-66 (1st in AL West)
2011 Series Record: 4-4
All-Time Record: 242-227 (The Sox are 105-136 at the Rangers)
The following pitchers are expected to start in the three games:
John Danks: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0K v. Colby Lewis: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0K
Jake Peavy: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0K v. Derek Holland: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0K
Gavin Floyd: 0-0, 0.00 ERA. 0K v. Matt Harrison: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0K
Friday’s game is at Saturday’s game is at and Sunday’s game is at 7:05 pm. All times CDT. » Continue reading “Series Preview: Sox At Rangers Opening Weekend”
The off season is starting to wind down and with the exception of a few moves that other teams made, I’d say this off season has been rather dull. There were a couple of big free agent hitters that had to get new homes and a couple of pitchers needing new homes as well.
The places where those guys landed was rather meh to me. However, the amount of money those guys got to head to new places was ridonkulous. The money that Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder got is . . . insane. The money C.J. Wilson got was also a bit out there. I should throw Mark Buehrle in that group as well, but given the hometown discounts he gave in the past as well my love for him, I kind of give him a pass.
Sure, the money is insane, those guys got, but the thing that concerns me the most about their deals is the number of years. None of those players is what you’d call a spring chicken. Long term deals always scare me because while a guy has held up well in the past, you just never know what will happen with his health. Not to mention, if that guy does break down fairly early, then you are stuck with a contract that you cannot move. For the team in general, this is one of the worst things that can happen. Especially if you are not very good at developing players from your farm system to use in the majors. CoughtheWhite SoxCough » Continue reading “Early Predictions”
Well, you survived Monday. At least I hope you survived it. Most of us had the day off. That is probably a good thing since holidays, while fun, can always take a lot out of you. It can be exhausting entertaining family and friends. In any event, we get closer and closer to the end of the 2011 year. And of course, that much closer to the 2012 baseball season.
I don’t know about you, but I am starting to get anxious about it. Only because I am curious about what this team will look like as well as what the season will have in store for it. As for Sox news, it is still rather quiet. That is probably a good thing. It mainly means a certain GM isn’t doing anything to make fans want to stake him out to scream at him. As for Sox news and tidbits . . .
Mark Simon at ESPN has a nice piece on his choice for defensive game of the year. It happens to be a play by none other than Brent Lillibridge. If you recall, he made two spectacular catches in a game against the Yankees in April of 2011. Those plays also helped fans to actually start liking and rooting more for L’il Bridge. Granted, I am biased as a Sox fan, but I have to say, seeing what Brent did in that game and subsequent amazing plays he made when he played, well I can’t disagree with Simon’s assessment for defensive game of the year. Will we see this type of play from him next season? Who knows, but it will be fun to see what L’il Bridge does next season.
In the continuing will he or won’t he be here next season, White Sox Talk takes a look at what the Sox would look like if The Carlos Quentin is not traded. What it comes down to with TCQ is that as time progresses, it looks less likely that he goes. Is that a good thing? Who knows since he is a valuable person when healthy and producing at the plate. However, he does have a reputation as being injury prone. In the scenarios that could result if TCQ is still around, well none of them are too pleasing to hear as a fan. More Alex Rios? Yeah, if he plays like he did last season, NO THANKS. Cut Dayan Viciedo’s playing time? Then you wonder, WHY is this guy on the team if you don’t play him? He has shown he can handle himself in the field so cutting his playing time makes no sense. » Continue reading “Happenings At 35th & Shields: White Sox News”