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Poor Alex Rios.
OK, so I don’t really mean that. Everyone should be so lucky as to get paid millions of dollars to play a children’s game for a living, and besides, the little I know about Rios makes me think he’s not the most cool-headed guy in the sport.
Still, he had a rough go of it in 2011. He finished with a .227/.265/.348 line, halved his RBI total from 2010 and posted just 11 steals, all while his walk rate fell t...
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Author: Luke Gloeckner www.mrcheatsheet.comLeading off for the White Sox this year will be the young Alejandro De Aza. Last year, he had 13 HR, 34 SB and hit .324 between AAA and the majors. If he could bring those numbers into a full year of being a major league leadoff hitter then, wow, watch out.My first concern with him is whether than ridiculous batting average will stick around...
From yesterday's White Sox season preview...
Burning QuestionIs Alex Rios a five tool player, or a five cent player?
Here is the thing about Alex Rios: he's shown flashes of absolute brilliance in the past. He has three seasons of at least 30 steals, and two 5+ fWAR seasons. But there are a lot of factors about Rios that scare the hell out of me. He's only hit .300...
Ozzie Guillen is tweeting from South Florida these days and Mark Buehrle is pitching for him on the remade Miami Marlins.
Guillen, the face and often the opinionated voice of the Chicago White Sox for eight seasons, and Buehrle, their most durable pitcher for a decade, are gone.
Hello, Robin Ventura who was the surprise choice to manage a team that underachieved last season (79...
Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton is eager for a chance to be a closer again.
Thornton is among the candidates to be the White Sox closer. He struck out one and allowed a hit in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in Chicago's 16-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
Adam Dunn hit two home runs - a two-run home run and a grand slam off Royals starter Bruce Chen.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Adam Dunn hit a grand slam and a two-run shot off Bruce Chen, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 16-4 victory over a Kansas City Royals split squad Thursday.
Chen allowed 10 runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out three and walked one.
A.J. Pierzynski also homered off Chen in the fifth inning.
Billy Butler hit his third home run of the spring in...
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At a certain level, predictions are very easy to make. Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols and Roy Halladay are going to be pretty good this year. Kyle Kendrick, Yuniesky Betancourt and the Houston Astros...