Found February 19, 2013 on
Grab Some Bench:
There’s a Chicago athlete that appears ready to make his return to his sport. He’s making seven figures, has been known to come through in clutch situations, and figures to be entering the prime of his career.
You guessed Derrick Rose, right? While I do hope Derrick’s return is soon, the player I’m talking about has had some much more encouraging signs in his rehab.
I’m talking about John Danks.
While he hasn’t come anywhere close to the level of superstardom that #1 on Chicago’s West Side has, his return to his team could be almost as important.
Coming off shoulder surgery, John Danks could arm the White Sox with a very formidable rotation and a very good left-handed arm in a division stacked with some great left-handed hitting. Since the rotation seemingly ran out of gas in September of 2012, it’s not far-fetched to think that if John Danks was healthy, his quality arm and knack for winning big games could have lifted the Sox past Detroit last season.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Josh Phegley had been a high school Mr. Baseball from Indiana. He was a
22-year old minor league catcher considered a prospect. A blocked pitch
led to an ugly bruise on his thigh. But that is what happens to men of his
profession. So, Josh Phegley continued to play. Until that bruise
got bigger, and became an emergency.
Phegley was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic...
With Spring Training coming up, Chicago White Sox fans are trying to be optimistic considering the unfortunate manner in which last season played out. After being in first place for 117 days, the Sox finished on a 4-11 slide to lose the division title to the Detroit Tigers.
No one player is to blame for the woes of last season and second-year manager Robin Ventura is looking forward...
THE BIG SCREEN
Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn will be appearing in a movie directed by Matthew McConaughey, who will also act in it.
There are a lot of projection systems floating around the nerdy baseball universe. Here on FanGraphs, we host a lot of them, including ZIPS, Steamer, Oliver, Marcel, and the Fans projections, and then there’s other systems like CAIRO and PECOTA that are hosted elsewhere. Of all the baseball projection systems, PECOTA is probably the most famous because it was created by Nate Silver...
Matt Thornton did not participate in drills with the Chicago White Sox yesterday. The pitcher has expressed discomfort with his elbow, so the team is taking no chances. He underwent an MRI and will only participate in drills when he feels healthy enough to do so.
According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Thornton has been diagnosed with elbow inflammation. The...
Typically when athletes move from the playing field to the silver screen, they take on roles in big-time action movies with explosions, gunfire and the like. Adam Dunn will be making his acting debut in an independent film starring Matthew McConaughey.
Dunn plays a bartender in Dallas Buyers Club, according to ESPN.com. IMDB describes the movie, which opens in Summer 2013, as “Loosely...
In my Monday post about the White Sox recent success beating preseason projections, I included a statement that I’ve mentioned a few times over the last few years:
But also, please just keep in mind that projections are not predictions. They are a snapshot of what we think a team’s median true talent level might be, and it should be understood that there’s a pretty sizable...