White Sox Off-Season Needs: Position Players

The 2014 version of the White Sox was certainly an improvement over the 2013 team. In record alone the team improved 10 games from last season. And while a 73 win season is certainly nothing to write home about, there was plenty to be excited about. However, if the Sox want to compete next year, or in the next few years, they still have plenty of work to do. Here we are going to...
Via Grab Some Bench
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending September 14th

Only two more weeks of walk offs remaining following this one…how depressing. The White Sox did their damnedest to stave off elimination with their late inning antics this week, and the Yankees were on both the giving and receiving end of some walk off magic. September 8th, Rockies vs Mets The anti-climactic, bases loaded, walk off sac fly. Hey, the Mets will take whatever wins...
Via The Outside Corner
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Flowers (C, CHW) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues (12+ Teams) / All 2-Catcher Leagues ANALYSIS: If you are still scrapping around for a first place finish in any leagues (like I am luckily in one lonely money league), then pay close attention because you may need that little extra production out of the catching slot, and we have your best shot […]
Via RotoBaller
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Flowers powers White Sox to victory over A's in extras

Before six days ago, Tyler Flowers never had a multi-home run game in his career. But the White Sox catcher followed up last week’s performance in Minneapolis with two solo homers in Monday night’s 5-4 stunner over the Oakland A’s in 12 innings at U.S. Cellular Field. Three innings after he tied it with a solo homer off A’s closer Eric O'Flaherty with the White Sox...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Flowers hits tying, winning homers for White Sox vs. A's

  Tyler Flowers shocked the Oakland Athletics on Monday night -- but probably no more than he surprised himself. Flowers hit a solo home run to tie the game in the ninth inning and then added another to win it in the 12th, leading the Chicago White Sox to an improbable 5-4 victory. The catcher became the first player to hit a game-tying home run in the ninth and a game-winning homer...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Flowers hits tying, winning homers for White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Tyler Flowers hit a solo home run to tie the game in the ninth inning and then another in the 12th to give the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Flowers ended the game with a shot off of Jesse Chavez (8-8) over the left-field fence with one out in the 12th for the first winning homer of his career. The White Sox were a strike...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Announcer Delivers Incredibly Uninspired Home Run Call (Video)

The Chicago White Sox’s season is done, and so is broadcaster Steve Stone. The 62-75 Sox haven’t given fans much to get pumped about this year, but even when they do put on a show, their announcers can’t even fake a little enthusiasm. During the 10th inning of Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to extend Chicago’s...
Via NESN.com
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox announcer gives incredibly unenthusiastic home run call

Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning Tuesday to give the team a 6-3 cushion in a victory over the Twins.  Outside of first baseman Jose Abreu's emergence and another season of Chris Sale dominance, the 62-75 White Sox have had little to celebrate.  Nevertheless, Flowers' shot failed to jolt White Sox television color...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Player Attempts to Save Roster Spot

Typically when one says that a player is having a “career-year,” you expect the numbers to be pretty great. While the White Sox respect this guy’s season, his numbers aren’t so great for other players at his position. Tyler Flowers has set career highs in RBIs (45) and HRs (12) this season, as well as AVG (.240) and On-Base Percentage (.298). That’s all well and good, but...
Via Sports Mockery
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox broadcaster mistakes home run for foul ball (Video)

A Chicago White Sox broadcaster confused viewers by mistaking a home run by catcher Tyler Flowers for a foul ball during the 10th inning of Tuesday night's game in Minnesota.Broadcaster Steve Stone said "Runner going...and fouled off once again." as Flowers hit a 3-2 pitch and it sliced down the right field line. However, the ball did not curve foul, as it stayed a...
Via Holdout Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Presenting the worst home run call in MLB history

It’s easy to use hyperbole in sports blogging, but the headline here is no exaggeration. The following clip comes from Tuesday night’s White Sox-Twins game, and believe it or not, the man behind this home run call is not Hawk Harrelson, but broadcast partner Steve Stone. Stone has been taking turns at the mic doing play-by-play for some innings and subbing for Harrelson.  On...
Via Awful Announcing
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Flowers' 2 homers lift White Sox over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Tyler Flowers' first career multi-homer game lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in 10 innings on Tuesday night. Dayan Viciedo broke a 3-all tie in the 10th with a solo homer off reliever Lester Oliveros (0-1). Flowers followed with his second two-run shot of the night later in the inning as the White Sox won for just the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to Trim the Fat, Tyler Flowers Needs to Go

Tyler Flowers is batting a measly .235 in 108 games for the White Sox this season. He has 40 RBI’s and nine home runs and a whopping 131 strike outs to go along with those numbers; yes, he is even beating out Adam Dunn for the team lead in strike outs and Tyler has had three multiple strike out games since Aug 16th. Tyler’s offense looks about as good as Gordon Beckham...
Via Sports Mockery
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

To Block the Plate, or Not Block the Plate, That’s the Question

MLB adopted an experimental rule, Rule 7.13 On Home Plate Collisions, which stipulates a catcher must provide a clear path to the runner. This experiment has gone terribly wrong.  Your browser does not support iframes.This has caused no end to the confusion for the majority of Major League Baseball, especially the White Sox. The White Sox have been victim to this strange rule...
Via Sports Mockery
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura Flips Out, Kicks Dirt After Overturned Call At Home (Video)

Major League Baseball’s head-scratching home-plate obstruction rule has claimed yet another victim. Just about one week after Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond lost his mind over an overturned call at home plate, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura pulled a similar nutty on Wednesday in San Francisco. The White Sox appeared to have gunned down a runner at the plate after...
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rule 7.13 (2) Was Applied Correctly

I’ve heard a lot of huffing from people who aren’t Hawk Harrelson to say this: Rule 7.13 (2) was applied correctly yesterday in San Francisco. Your browser does not support iframes. From the start, Tyler Flowers was in front of the plate.  Watch the play.  His left foot never leaves foul ground in the entire play.  The momentum of the throw didn’t take him into the path...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Manager Robin Ventura Ejected, Throws Temper Tantrum

Chicago White Sox Manager, Robin Ventura, lost his cool on Wednesday afternoon. Jose Abreu made a great throw home, and Tyler Flowers applied the tag to Gregor Blanco to get the out. So what’s the problem exactly? The call was overturned. Flowers was “blocking the plate”. With Robin Ventura ejected, Ronald Belisario came in and blew the game wide open in the Giants’ favor...
Via Sports Mockery
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Facing A Crucial Two Months, Flowers Oughta Hope It’s The Glasses

Question: Is it the glasses? When White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is scuffling at the plate, his struggles do not go unnoticed. For the vast majority of his career, he’s been a well below average major league hitter for the south siders. Because of his normally frustrating play, any Flowers hot streaks always bring about speculation as to whether he has really figured something...
Via Grab Some Bench
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the White Sox Will Drop 3 of 4 Against the Mariners

Evidenced by 13 runs scored by Seattle last night, the Sox are going to have a tough matchup with the Mariners this weekend. Adam Eaton is most likely out of the lineup again, meaning Leury Garcia will get another shot at CF. This means our leadoff hitter is a guy with a 160-point difference in On Base Percentage(OBP), which already doesn’t bode well. Pair that with Abreu, Ramirez...
Via Sports Mockery
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers lose fourth straight in rain-shortened game vs. White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Tyler Flowers homered and drove in three runs and Jose Abreu had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a rain-shortened 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh inning following a 57-minute delay. Flowers went 3 for 3 and was a double shy of a cycle. He scored two runs as the White Sox snapped...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals slide into 2-1 victory over White Sox

The throw from center field was true, and Mike Moustakas understood he would require good fortune to snap a ninth-inning deadlock. Major-league baseball outlawed home-plate collisions this last offseason, so Moustakas said he chose the next best option, “trying to slide in hard” toward Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers. Flowers wrapped his glove around the baseball and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat White Sox 2-1 with run in ninth

CHICAGO -- Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers could handle a throw home and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series. Moustakas triggered the decisive rally with a lead-off single off Zach Putnam (3-2), the last of four White Sox pitchers. Alcides Escobar...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Flowers powers White Sox past Astros

Paul Konerko was asked before the game Saturday about how different things would be for the White Sox if they hadn’t signed Jose Abreu last fall. Abreu was courted by many suitors, including the Astros, who were willing to invest tens of millions in a rookie who had never played pro baseball. But, as Konerko pointed out, as great as Abreu’s impact has been, a team needs more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox 3, Astros 2

No Chicago White Sox were more maligned than catcher Tyler Flowers and the team’s bullpen in the early months of the season. So when they flipped the script Friday night, they could only hope it was the sign of better things to come. Flowers, who entered with a .218 batting average, drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, and four pitchers combined to retire the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Flowers on Framing and Umpires

Much has been written about pitch framing, and Tyler Flowers knows the subject well. The Chicago White Sox backstop has caught 255 big league games and another 362 at the minor-league level. He’s no grizzled veteran, but at the age of 28 he’s far from a neophyte behind the dish. Flowers is 6-foot-4, which makes […]
Via Fangraphs
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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