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DON COOPER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Noesi sharp as White Sox blank Mariners

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper altered the release point for Hector Noesi, then he tinkered with his follow through, and ultimately he has rebuilt his confidence. The 27-year-old right-hander joined the Sox off waivers from the Rangers on April 25 with an ERA of 14.21. After Sunday's 1-0 victory over the Mariners, Noesi's ERA dipped to a much more respectable 4.90...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Kenny Bell, Amari Cooper Don’t Understand Why Baseball Players Can’t Easily Beat Out Throws To First

It’s 90 feet from home plate to first base. On average, it usually takes most baseball players roughly four seconds to get up the line.  Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and former Crimson Tide wideout Kenny Bell are having a hard time understanding why it isn’t easier for baseball players to beat out throws to first base.  Question how far is home plate to first base??...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the 7 Guys Who Could Destroy the 2014 White Sox Season

Chicago White Sox Baseball – The Chicago White Sox bullpen is struggling and it’s costing them wins. Almost every loss this season has come at the hands of the bullpen. Fans are getting fed up and something has to change, but what? Don Cooper has his work cut out for him to fix the bullpen and get them on track before this season becomes a train wreck. Every reliever pitched...
Via Sports Mockery
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox's Cooper recovering after surgery for diverticulitis

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper underwent surgery for diverticulitis Wednesday and is recovering in a Nashville hospital. Cooper said via phone Thursday that he is starting to feel better and expects to be out of the hospital within a few days. He said he will have to take it easy for the first month or so and joked that he is “not going to be out lifting weights” for a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Red Sox miracle worker

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer It seems like a miracle.The Red Sox pitchers who completely lost focus somewhere before the infamous 2011 September collapse are not only back on track, but are pitching better than ever. Jon Lester is 6-1. Clay Buchholz is 6-0. Sure, there are some kinks that still need to be worked out, but Red Sox pitching is leagues ahead of where it was last...
Via RedSoxLife
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Time

Episode 170 Managing editor Dave Cameron makes his weekly appearance on FanGraphs Audio. Topics discussed: Philip Humber’s success, and Don Cooper’s role in it; the SI.com Power Rankings (fueled by FanGraphs WAR), the benefits and limitations of such an exercise; and the new site feature called FanGraphs Guts! and what it tells us about the majors’ current scoring levels. Don’t...
Via Fangraphs
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Cooper preaching patience with closer's role

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper refuses to speculate about the closer's role this early Spring Training.
Via mlb.com
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Cooper lays out bullpen openings

Any doubts about Addison Reed breaking camp with the 2012 White Sox were pretty much put to rest by pitching coach Don Cooper on Saturday at SoxFest.
Via mlb.com
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Don Cooper on John Danks, Chris Sale and Jake Peavy

    When Don Cooper recently met with White Sox season ticket holders, he shared his insights on John Danks, Chris Sale and the White Sox closer’s role in 2012.  He even spoke on the secrets of Jake Peavy and his views on how fans could best support the team.  What did he have to say?  Keep reading to find out. By many White Sox fans, pitching coach Don Cooper is a legend...
Via The Sports Bank
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cooper eager to help White Sox staff take shape

A few of the key players have changed, but the overriding goal for White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper and the intangibles expected from his hurlers never move.
Via mlb.com
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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