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Chicago White Sox
Kenny Williams of the White Sox, a GM known to make deals at the drop of a hat, made another one late on Saturday. He acquired Twins lefty Francisco Liriano in exchange for infielder Eduardo Escobar and pitcher Pedro Hernandez, reports Ken Rosenthal.
Liriano really hasn't been the same pitcher since having Tommy John surgery late in his 2006 rookie season. His walk rate has spiked since that year, except for in 2010, and while he's still striking out a batter per inning, he just hasn't been the all-out, dominant force that he was in 2006. This year, in 100 innings for Minnesota, Liriano has struck out 109 and walked 55, along with allowing 12 homers (compared to 14 all of last year).
The White Sox have a solid rotation with Chris Sale and Jake Peavy leading their staff, and Jose Quintana has come out of nowhere to stabilize the middle of their starting five. However, Gavin Floyd has been inconsistent for them, while John Danks and Philip Humber have dealt with...
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With their playoff chances looking ever brighter and a roster full of young, inexperienced players, the White Sox are up for the challenge.
Now, Francisco Liriano must turn their challenge into his opportunity.
When the White Sox traded for Liriano on Saturday, they knew they weren't getting a polished starter guaranteed to win them a chunk of games down the stretch. They were...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins traded pitcher Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, acquiring shortstop Eduardo Escobar and left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez, who will both be assigned to Triple-A Rochester.
Liriano has played his entire big-league career with the Twins, dating back to 2003 when the team acquired him from the San Francisco Giants. He's...
GM Terry Ryan pulled the trigger Saturday on the trade everyone saw coming, moving LHP Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox for infielder Eduardo Escobar and LHP Pedro Hernandez. That doesn't mean he's done dealing. Teams have until 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday to trade players without sending them through waivers. Ryan called the run-up "my most important time of the...
MINNEAPOLIS The inevitable came on Saturday night, just hours after recent Twins call-up Samuel Deduno's seven-inning, two-hit night.
It came as the Twins have gained more and more confidence in their young pitchers over recent weeks, but that didn't make it any more of a decision the team wanted to make.
It came as the Twins strung together two nights with double-digit...
The Chicago White Sox have acquired left-hander Francisco Liriano from the Chicago White Sox for shortstop Eduardo Escobar and pitching prospect Pedro Hernandez.
The AL Central-leading White Sox Tweeted the news late Saturday night after the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians and Chicago won in Texas.
Liriano was an All-Star in 2006 and was expected to be one of the Twins' top...
The Cleveland Indians continue to fall off pace in the AL Central amid a frustrating series against the Minnesota Twins.
On the bright side, they won't have to face Francisco Liriano in the finale of the three-game series Sunday when they try to avoid a sweep.
Liriano was scheduled to pitch before the Twins dealt him to Chicago late Saturday night for shortstop Eduardo Escobar...
A sweep in Texas would have been nice Sunday night, but the Chicago White Sox lost 2-0 as Rangers RHP Scott Feldman pitched eight shutout innings. The Sox couldn't feel bad about taking two of three from the Rangers, as well as going 6-3 against the defending American League champions this season. And when they arrive in Minnesota for a three-game series, the Sox will welcome...
Kenny Williams made another puzzling move when he dealt infielder Eduardo Escobar and left-hander Pedro Hernandez to to the Twins for starter Francisco Liriano. The White Sox have long been questioned for the depth of their farm system and now he has made two deals surrendering five prospects. What’s more, I’m not exactly sure how he has gotten better.
Kenny Williams reportedly worked his tail off to land Zack Greinke from the Brewers this week. The AL Central is up for grabs and the White Sox and Tigers have gone back and forth for the division lead in recent weeks.
Greinke would have solidified the White Sox hold on the division by giving them another top starter to go along with Chris Sale and Jake Peavy.
Williams was so entrenched...
The White Sox weren't able to get Zack Greinke from the Brewers, but they pulled off a trade for Francisco Liriano from the Twins.
53-48, 2nd place, 2.5 games back.
Keeping it short and sweet for the W…
- Sanchez threw only 4 balls in the first 3 innings yesterday.
- White Sox continue to beat up on Texas (5-0 vs. them this year), as they won their 5th straight yesterday, and they acquired Francisco Liriano from the Twins.
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Last Thursday, The Common Man expressed his trepidation that the Twins were positioned to truly make this a disastrous trade deadline. With the trade of Francisco Liriano to the White Sox, that’s well underway.
Admittedly, Liriano is a uniquely frustrating pitcher. When he’s on, Liriano has three plus-plus pitches in his fastball, changeup, and slider, and is capable of...