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Checking the calendar this morning I can see its 9 games in 9 days as we head towards closing things out at Camelback Ranch and heading to home in Chicago. Its been interesting keeping an eye on how things are going. Another three losses since I last caught up with you. I know there are still cobwebs to blow out and all and sure the last little things that are going to creep in and cause minor issues that need to be addressed now before the road to October begins.
Want to thank Paul Schneider for the information on Chris Sale who has been given the nod as the Opening Day pitcher against the Kansas City Royals. Being a Jake Peavy fan I was really hoping that he would get the first ball of the season but I know he will be excited for him. Right now he has a 4.38 era but I am hoping that he can get that down once the season starts. He is a 6’6″ left-handed who I think has a really good future with the Sox.
March 28 is a day off before closing the ranch office with two games with the Milwaukee Brewers. Then its pack up and head to home and U.S. Cellular Field. Even at the time of writing this I am starting to get excited about the new season, tracking everyone and watching the games. I originally started this blog as a challenge to myself, to work on improving my writing and to help me have something from home to look forward to. I may be living is Australia but I still missing those little things from home.
Bring on April one and a wake up time of 6:40 am so I can be a part of opening day and seeing Chris Sale and the rest of the boys begin that journey towards October.
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The Chicago White Sox announced on Saturday that SP Chris Sale will be the team’s pitcher for Opening Day. Sale pitched on Saturday but was roughed up for five earned runs on seven hits in just over five innings. Sale posted a 17-8 record last season with a 3.08 ERA. The lanky left hander recently signed a contract extension with the White Sox worth $32.5 million with Chicago holding...
Robin Ventura has chosen Chris Sale to take the mound when the Chicago White Sox start the regular season. Sale was a 17 game winner during the 2012 season.
Signed to a extension worth $32.5 million the soon to be 24-year-old left hander will be counted on to reproduce his 3.05 ERA and 192 strike outs from last season.
After being named the White Sox opening day starter Sale allowed...
Chris Sale had his worst start of spring training, giving up five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings, but a Chicago White Sox split squad roughed up Jarrod Parker and the Oakland Athletics in an 11-5 win Saturday.
A day after amassing 15 hits, the White Sox banged out 17 more in the romp.
A's cleanup hitter Josh Donaldson hit his first homer of spring training that counted...
The Chicago White Sox have not ruled out including John
Danks on its Opening Day roster, but pitching coach Don Cooper told reporters,
including Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times, that the team is also prepared
to place the left-hander on the disabled list to start the season if he requires
“John is aware if he’s ready he’s going to be with...
This Spring, one of the main storylines has been the overall well-being of John Danks. The Sox training staff, Don Cooper, and Danks himself insist that he hasn’t felt anything more than just the “usual soreness” for a pitcher, which is an encouraging sign for Sox fans.
However, Danks hasn’t had much success in game action. While a pitcher’s numbers don’t usually...
We've spent a lot of times discussing the guys on the fence, or those who might make the White Sox major league roster out of spring training. So I figured why not take some time to update you on those who don't really have that chance.
I want to be clear, this isn't meant to be a list of everyone with potential who there isn't room for on the 25-man roster...
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In the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide, I wrote this about Addison Reed:
“Aside from a low strand rate (68.5%), high BABIP (.323) and somewhat low K/9 rate (8.84), Reed lived up to his sleeper status. While the K/9 rate was lower than projections, his 22.7 K% was above average – and he did well in getting ahead of hitters with a 66% first strike rate. He showed...
A beaming Alex Rios rounded the bases and reached home to a line of jubilant, jumping teammates eager to celebrate.
The surprising Puerto Ricans first eliminated the star-studded United States, then took care of two-time World Baseball Classic champion Japan two days later with a 3-1 victory in Sunday night's semifinal.
Now, Puerto Rico needs one more win to be WBC champion...
Once upon a time, the Chicago White Sox, mired in a championship drought of their own, tried to pressure the Chicago and Illinois governments to give them money to build a new ballpark. In response to this developing situation, the folks in the Tampa Bay area built Tropicana Field, a wretched hive of scum and villainy (actually just a domed ballpark), to entice the White Sox to...