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Alejandro De Aza
Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox
We’re about two weeks into the 2012 season. Most batters have around 25-30 plate appearances, and most pitchers have a start or two under their belt. That means sample sizes are still small, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to pounce. Here are some players I’m strongly considering adding this week.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW (45% owned)
I’m getting tired of touting De Aza so this is (probably) the last time I’ll do it, but seeing as he’s under 50 percent owned I don’t think his presence on this list is unreasonable. He has two homers and five runs scored in Chicago’s first five games, and he’s slugging .591 on the year. He’s getting it done, and the power is encouraging because we know the runs and steals will be there. He should be owned in at least 75 percent of leagues.
J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU (28% owned)
Did you know that Martinez was a career .342 batter in the minors who averaged 21.6 homers per 150 games. He might play for the lowly Astros, but that means h...
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Veteran first baseman Paul Konerko and Robin Ventura missed being teammates on the Chicago White Sox by one year. They will get to share a home opener, after all.
Ventura is the team's new manager, returning to the White Sox after a decade-long run as the team's third baseman ended after the 1998 season. Konerko joined the team in 1999 and is now in his 14th season.
In all the years I’ve been a White Sox contributor for the Sportsbank.net there has never been a season where expectations for the team has been lower as the words “new era” and “rebuilding” are frequently associated with the team. As a matter of fact most experts and sports periodicals pick the southsiders to be among the worst teams in the game. So in a year where...
Our first regular season episode of White Sox Off Day is in the books!
I don’t know about you, but it definitely cured my off day blues. Off course, I hosted it, so I’m biased; but hopefully it will have the same positive impact on you.
We spend the first 45 minutes of the show talking about all levels of the White Sox organization with Larry from South Side Sox.
The White Sox enjoy their first off day today off to a solid 3-2 start so far in 2012.
Tonight, on the first in-season episode of White Sox Off Day, Jerod and Kevin talk with Larry from South Side Sox about the keys to the Sox start plus which prospects Sox fans should keep an eye on throughout the season.
Then Zachary Matthew from Grab Some Bench joins us for more White Sox discussion...
Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is probably regretting recent statements he made to Time magazine as he’s been suspended for five games by the MLB club for singing the praises of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Quotes attributed to Guillen were published on the popular magazine’s website on Apr 6 in which he praised Castro for his longevity.
Ozzie Guillen should have known better. Whether or not his comments about Fidel Castro were lost in translation or not, the Miami Marlins manager should have just avoided the questions altogether. Instead, the outspoken Guillen once again put his foot in his mouth, and this time it really blew up in his face. Guillen is facing a ton of criticism in Miami, a community that is known...
Jake Peavy pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Dayan Viciedo homered and made a key catch Friday as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in their home opener.
Peavy (1-0) took a one-hitter and a 3-0 lead into the seventh. He walked Miguel Cabrera and Delmon Young's two-out, two-run homer finished him.
Alex Avila singled off reliever Will Ohman and...
Given Ozzie Guillen's Fidel Castro publicity, expect his book, Ozzie's School of Management: Lessons from the Dugout the Clubhouse, and the Doghouse to fly off shelves. And Chicago Sun-Times writer...
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The Detroit-Chicago White Sox game was delayed for several minutes in the first inning Friday after Tigers' star Miguel Cabrera complained that the batter's box wasn't the right shape or size.
Before he faced a pitch with two outs in the first inning, Cabrera's back leg was out of the box, and he said something to home plate umpire Adrian Johnson. After a conference...
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has been suspended by the team for telling Time Magazine that he “loves” Fidel Castro. Below is Guillen’s quote as it appeared in the online edition of the magazine: “I love Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60...Read the Rest...
Unfortunately, this 'stache will not be on display at GABP in '12
In case you missed it, the Redlegs made a couple minor moves earlier this week. Let's catch you up on those shall we?
A swap with the Sox...
On Tuesday the club traded minor league 2B Jose Castro to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash (amount undisclosed).
The 25-year old split...
5-1, 1st place, 1.5 games up on CWS
The Tigers pull into the south side of Chicago with a sparkling 5-1 record and series victories against two clubs in the upper echelon of the American League. Many believe Tampa to be the best team in the AL, and the Tigers were one overthrown JV fastball from sweeping them.
Friday afternoon will be the home opener for the White Sox who looked...
CHICAGO -- Friday marked Robin Ventura's first home game in uniform as a member of the White Sox since Sept. 20, 1998. He was asked if he remembered his last game at then-Comiskey Park. He didn't. But of course, we can look it up. He went 1 for 3 with a walk against the Red Sox, batting behind Frank Thomas and Albert Belle.
One thing is for sure: The manager's chats...
On the next episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks about Ozzie Guillen's comments, Bobby Petrino's firing, Dwayne Wade's comments regarding Olympic basketball, and more. To download the podcast, right click the link below and select "Save Target As."