Found July 04, 2013 on
Chicago White Sox
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The loss of White Sox right-hander Jesse Crain to a shoulder strain was widely perceived as a blow to the bullpen market -- and it was.
Crain, though, was hardly the only quality reliever available. Bullpen arms are always in plentiful supply before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, and this season is no different.
For the sake of organization, I'll list them according to their teams. All starts are through Wednesday's play.
PHILLIES Jonathan Papelbon : It's still unclear whether the Phillies will even trade Pap, but might a team that acquires him be making a mistake?
Papelbon's 1.99 ERA and .565 opponents' OPS are impressive. But his trends aren't necessarily good, considering that he is earning $13 million per season through 2015, with a $13 million vesting option for '16.
Papelbon, after averaging 11.15 strikeouts per nine innings from 2007 to '12, is down to 7.67 per nine this season, and his swing-and-miss percentage is at a career-low level....
BEST OF MAXIM
Finally, with the 2013 White Sox hitting new lows seemingly every day, we're seeing the first moves of the transition into the fire sale be made.
Recently, the team announced they'd seen enough of Brian Omogrosso, as they sent him down for highly-touted prospect Simon Castro.
And on Wednesday, news broke that Jesse Crain and Paul Konerko were headed to the...
THE WHITE SOX WIN A SERIES!!!! I take it back let’s be buyers at the deadline.
Ok that’s not right but hey 2 of 3 versus Baltimore is nice anyways.
Adam Dunn increased his potential trade value with a strong June and a walk off today, enjoy Hawk losing his mind.
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Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is being talked about as a potential trade target for some teams. While those teams are interested in Rios, he may not be interested in them.
According to a report from Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Alex Rios has the Astros, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Royals and Yankees on his no-trade list.
While no deal appears imminent...
There’s bad news for the White Sox on this Wednesday afternoon, as top reliever Jesse Crain and first baseman and Captain Paul Konerko are headed to the 15-day disabled list. Left-hander David Purcey and third baseman Brent Morel have been promoted from AAA Charlotte.
Information, Outlook on Jesse and Paulie
Crain has been placed on the DL due to a shoulder strain...
The Chicago White Sox optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte following Thursday's 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
A corresponding roster move is expected before Friday night's game at Tampa Bay.
Danks hit .135 in 32 games over two stints with the team. He was in nine games early in the year and then 23 more after being recalled June 2. During his second...
Andrzej Fonfara brought a little something extra to the mound when he visited U.S. Cellular Field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for his home town Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. The IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion also carried a swagger and a challenge to White Sox slugger Adam Dunn.
Before making the opening toss, Fonfara, known as "Chicago's Polish...
Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy took another step forward in his recovery from a rib fracture yesterday, logging a bullpen that pitching coach Don Cooper said went "very well," according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com.
"He did very well," Cooper said. "It was
better than I thought it was going to be. We reacquainted ourselves with
Adam Dunn hit a one-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Tommy Hunter to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana had a career-high 11 strikeouts and reliever Addison Reed (2-0) got the victory.
Dunn homered to left off Hunter (3-2) to end the game.
Quintana went a seventh straight game without...
The White Sox took one on the chin tonight, but not before making things interesting. Down 8-1, the Sox scored two runs in the top of the ninth and had the bases loaded when Alejandro De Aza grounded out to end the ball game.
Here’s some of the key points....
The much awaited debut of Josh Phegley occurred tonight, as Sox fans have been clamoring...
Something you might not have heard from the past few days is that Micah Owings became a free agent. Owings opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals, and the Nats granted him his release. Something you probably did hear from the last few days is that Casper Wells pitched in relief. Wells wasn’t the only recent-days position player on the mound, but Wells didn’t...
At least for one night, the White Sox had all facets of their game working together.
Starter John Danks was solid, and the White Sox made no errors. That’s also combined with a stellar showing by the bullpen and a little bit of timely hitting by the offense. The White Sox managed to snap their five game skid and knock off one of the hottest teams in baseball.
The Chicago White Sox's season has been filled with its share of disappointment, sparking discussions they may be looking to revamp the roster.
If Adam Dunn is a player being shopped, he's sure increasing his value.
He'll look to stay hot and help Chicago make it five straight road wins against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
The White Sox (34-48) are in last place...
Even though it was an afternoon game, Adam Dunn gave White Sox fans some fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Dunn hit a walk-off home run with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Sox a home series victory over a very good Baltimore Orioles squad. It’s the first time the Sox won a series at home since sweeping the Miami Marlins in late May.
After a hiatus, the FanGraphs Prospect Stock Watch is back and I want to thank everyone who asked about its whereabouts and expressed an interest in seeing it return. Your wish is my command…
Josh Phegley, C, Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox dumped light-hitting, veteran backup catcher Humberto Quintero on Thursday. In his place, the organization promoted rookie backstop...
It’s game two with the Baltimore Orioles at The Cell. Hector Santiago has the keys to the mound office today. Jesse Crain and Paul Konerko have been placed on the 15-Day disabled list, Brett Morel and Dave Purcey have been called up to fill in until the boys get better.
Grab a cuppa and see you at the top of the first.
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