Found May 09, 2012 on
Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels
Jake Peavy is younger than you think. He's only 30 years old. But he's been around long enough to know the difference between "LOOK, IT'S JAKE PEAVY!" and "Dude, remember when you were good?"
Peavy won the pitching Triple Crown in San Diego five years ago. In one of baseball's quaintest outposts, he was the most popular figure not named Gwynn or Hoffman. But then came a fluky ankle injury, a trade to the Chicago White Sox, two underwhelming seasons -- and boos.
It was not supposed to be that way. Last year, after his close friend Adam Dunn joined the team, Peavy hoped to return from a rare surgery and pitch the White Sox into the playoffs. Instead, he posted the worst ERA of his career and pitched only 111 2/3 innings. Dunn fared even worse after switching leagues, batting just .159 while his power numbers fell by more than 50 percent.
"Not being who we once were, we were in the same boat," Peavy told me over the weekend. "You...
BEST OF MAXIM
It is time to give Jake Peavy the respect he deserves
Jake Peavy coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and Adam Dunn homered, leading the Chicago White Sox to an easy 8-1 win over the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night and a split of their four-game series.
Peavy (4-1) allowed seven hits, struck out five and had little difficulty with the Indians, who didn't get a runner past second...
New White Sox closer Chris Sale will undergo an MRI on his sore left elbow.
Chicago pitching coach Don Cooper said Sale will have the test Thursday. Manager Robin Ventura recently named Sale his closer after the left-hander made five starts but had tenderness in his elbow. He went 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA.
Sale made his debut as a closer Wednesday, entering in the eighth inning with...
BLIZZARD OF OZZ
A follow-up question about the Fidel Castro incident set off the Marlins manager, causing him to do what he does best: curse up a storm.
Some Astros fans went to a game against the White Sox and dressed in Fidel Castro clothing to tweak manager Ozzie Guillen.
Well, it didn’t take long for Ozzie Guillen to return to the Ozzie Guillen of old. We hadn’t heard much from Guillen, other than an apology, since being suspended for his Fidel Castro comments. So it actually could be argued that Guillen has finally gotten it.
But just as you begin to think that we may be seeing a new and improved Ozzie Guillen, the same old Ozzie Guillen rears...
36-year-old Paul Konerko is off to a tremendous start this season, hitting .347/.426/.614 with six bombs, 14 runs, and 17 RBI. His value might never be higher.Paulie has hit over .300 for the past two seasons and he’s off to a great start in 2012. However, it’s highly unlikely that he will sustain a BABIP over .360. The question is, when his AVG drops, how far will it go? Konerko...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jake Peavy coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and Adam Dunn homered, leading the Chicago White Sox to an easy 8-1 win over the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night and a split of their four-game series.
Peavy (4-1) allowed seven hits, struck out five and had little difficulty with the Indians, who didn't get a runner...
Marlins PR Guy – “Okay, Mr. Guillen. Now if they ask you any questions about the Castro comments – just say, “No comment.” Can you do that for me, Mr. Guillen?”
Ozzie Guillen – “Oh **** You. Grow up, ************.”
Marlins PR Guy – “Well, as long as you don’t say that we should be alright.”
Addison Reed (credits below) This week we take a look at another two rookies out in Oakland and the reason why in Boston they are starting to ask the question: Kevin who ? RP- ADDISON REED (CHI SOX)- Reed has been lights out in Chicago this year in his 9 innings of work. Reed has struck out 12 batters, has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP. Manager Robin Ventura removed one rookie...
The old adage in baseball is momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher. The beauty of the game of baseball is the you can turn the page after a bad night. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. You can’t get too high or too low after one game.
Take last night for example.
The game between the Tribe and the Chicago White Sox was delayed by an hour thanks to a light rain storm...