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Ben and Sam discuss Kenny Williams' contention that the poorly rated White Sox farm system is just misunderstood, then consider whether the Cubs should be concerned about Starlin Castro's makeup.
Effectively Wild Episode 25: "The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns"
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Two months ago, Dale Sveum said this about shortstop Starlin Castro, who forgot how many outs there were on a potential double play ball:
“It’s something that’s obviously unacceptable at any time,” Sveum said Monday.
“Whether we could have turned the double play or not is irrelevant to not knowing how many outs there are in the most important part of the game. These...
News broke this weekend about Starlin Castro signing an extension with the Cubs for seven years and $60 million, with an option for the eighth year. I was waiting for the details of the deal (specifically, yearly salaries) before posting about it, but then news came out that it would take a week or two for the contract to get finalized.
The AAV of Castro's extension...
Top pitching prospect Seth McClung was outstanding yesterday striking out 6 over 7 scoreless innings. We'll keep an eye on this kid as it seems like he has a bright future.
Jae Hoon Ha went 2-4 and Trey McNutt worked a scoreless inning out of the pen. Allen Webster (remember him?) struck out 8 of our guys in 6 IP.
Another. *******. Rainout.
Jeff Frazier was 0-3 with a walk. Who is Jeff Frazier? Exactly.
Nobody did much of anything but Watkins was 1-3 with a BB. Starting 2B in 2014!
Yet another rain out
Pin Chieh Chen went 2-4 and stole his 30th base of the year. Despite some decent OBP and speed skills it hard to see much of a future for this guy as he is just too small to hit with any...
The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder and leadoff hitter Alejandro De Aza on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with bruised left ribs and recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte.
De Aza is hitting .281 with six home runs, 44 RBIs and 21 stolen bases in 111 games this season.
Danks batted .265 with one homer and three RBIs in 29 games with the White Sox from June...
There are very few pitchers in baseball who look forward to facing young Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton. The 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .292 this season with 22 homers and 66 RBI. Whenever an opponent gets the opportunity to pitch around him, they almost always cash in. This leads to some tricky lineup decisions for Ozzie Guillen, who has recently been criticized for not giving...
MILWAUKEE Dale Sveum looks a little older now than he did the last time he returned to his former place of employment, his face dotted with salt-and-pepper stubble that appears to be turning more salt than pepper on this Monday, 120 games into his first season as manager of the Chicago Cubs.
He's experienced a handful of ups and myriad downs in his first season at the helm...
If you're a Major League Baseball pitcher, you might want to avoid pitching to Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Because if you do decide to pitch to the guy who's built like a brick outhouse, very bad things can happen to you. You know, things like this. Or this. And this. The decision to give Stanton anything in the strike zone becomes even more insane when you consider...
Alexei Ramirez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh, Adam Dunn added his major league leading 36th an inning later and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 9-6 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Ramirez connected with two outs in the seventh off Boone Logan (4-2) for his seventh homer of the season. Brett Myers (2-1) got the win by pitching two...
The Chicago White Sox continue to turn heads as they stay on top of the A.L. Central. The Sox beat the Yankees to take two in a row and they are looking to complete the sweep tonight. The White Sox have a 2 game lead over the Tigers and start a three game series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday. The White Sox beat the Yankees 7-3 last night and it was Kevin Youkilis and Paul Konerko...
CHICAGO -- Alexei Ramirez's seventh home run of the season -- a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning -- along with Adam Dunn's 36th homer of the season in the eighth (a solo effort) rallied the Chicago White Sox to a 9-6 win over the visiting New York Yankees on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Ramirez's 400-foot shot to left field scored A.J. Pierzynski...
With twenty-four stolen bases on the year, Kansas City Royals' shortstop Alcides Escobar, makes stealing bases look easy. But on this play, Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers, makes it look even easier. While trying to throw Escobar out at second, Flowers somehow manages to throw the ball backwards. The ball probably slipped due to the rain, just as the White Sox&...
RHP Freddy Garcia (7-5, 4.68 ERA)
RHP Gavin Floyd (9-9, 4.43 ERA)
8:10 p.m., YES Network
RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.76 ERA)
LHP Francisco Liriano (4-10, 5.22 ERA)
8:10 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
RHP Phil Hughes (12-10, 4.23 ERA)
LHP Chris Sale (14-4, 2.72 ERA)
8:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN2
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