Is Jake Peavy Ever Coming Back to the White Sox?

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At this point, we will see Jake Peavy as the starting pitcher for your Chicago White Sox. On opening day. 2018.

Seriously, I was at the game when Peavy’s detached lat injury occurred. I saw him with his shirt off in the locker room; and the sight was quite gruesome. An entire set of muscles detached and hanging from where they should be. I knew then he wouldn’t be back for the beginning of 2011.

Even though that’s what the Sox information control machine was telling us. Then it was he’d be back for the second month of 2011. And this timeline keeps shifting around. Usually moving back; and back again.

By Paul M. Banks

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White Sox Could Find Bullpen Help in Anthony Carter

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It’s time for another Chicago White Sox prospect conference call.

This edition features right-handed flame-thrower Anthony Carter. Yes, he has the exact same name as the 1980s Michigan Wolverines and Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver. And like that AC, he’s known for speed; the velocity of his heater measures in the mid ’90s.  Marty Maloney in the Sox front office set us up with the minor leaguer who made the 40 man roster this spring, with a chance to win a middle relief job.

Other participants joining me on this call were, Nick from My Sox Are White, James Fegan of Chicago Now‘s  White Sox Observer, Mark Liptak from White Sox Interactive, Mark Primiano, Jim Margalus and Colin from South Side Sox

By Paul M. Banks

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Chicago White Sox 1st Half Report Cards: Pitchers

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For the first couple months of the 2010 season, the White Sox pitching staff was similar to the iPhone4: high expectations of “the best yet,” followed by major problems, mechanical flaws and overall disappointment.

Then, more mysteriously than the Chupacabra, the White Sox win 25 of their last thirty games to go into the All-Star break leading the AL Central as the hottest team in baseball.  Let’s break down their success in our second “back to school” edition of 1st half “report cards.”

For position player report cards go here

By: Soxman

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Hottest Team in MLB? Your Chicago White Sox

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On June 8th, the Chicago White Sox were 24-33, a season low 9 games under .500 and 9.5 out of first place in the AL Central division. Few experts could have anticipated where the Sox would be on July 10th:

47-38, a half game back of the division leading Detroit Tigers, and certifiably the hottest team in Major League Baseball.

Fresh off an 8-2 win over division rival Kansas City, the Southsiders’ sizzling streak reads like this:

Six straight wins, 19-4 in their last 23, 23-5 in their last 28, 12-1 in their last 13 at U.S. Cellular Field.

And it all starts with the starting rotation. Pun intended.

“We’re pitching well, all five guys go out there and do a tremendous job giving us an opportunity and a chance to win,” Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen said.

By Paul M. Banks

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White Sox Gavin Floyd is DEALING Now

Should the Sox have any confidence in Gavin Floyd?

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In 2008, the Chicago White Sox won the AL Central largely because of their young pitching staff. A crucial part of that solid starting rotation was Gavin Floyd, 25 years old at the time, and seemingly reaching his prime. He led the team in wins with 17, also good enough for 6th in the American League. Additionally, he was eighth in winning percentage, 5th in starts and tenth in innings pitched.

In 2009, he improved upon his WHIP (good for 5th in the AL) and greatly augmented his strikeout-to-walks ratio, despite his win-loss record falling to .500 and a slight rise to his ERA.

In 2010, the wheels have come off completely.

By Paul M. Banks

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Ozzie Guillen on his Bullpen, Managing Style (Video)

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Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is one of the most entertaining interviews in all of MLB, or sports in general for that matter. Remember when you took Psychology 101, and you learned about the id, the ego, and the superego? Hearing Ozzie sometimes, is a great way to define exactly what the id is.

So I guess it’s fitting that the topic of psychology came up here at the end of this video. And BEWARE the F bomb right at the beginning of this vid. Sorry, I wasn’t able to edit the profanity out!

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White Sox 1st Qtr Report Card: Pitchers & Coaches

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“They’re all dead?!?!” describes the “Lost” television series finale in three simple words.  “You’re Fired” are two words to perfectly summarize the “Celebrity Apprentice.”  And do these analogies compare to White Sox pitcher report cards for the first quarter of the 2010 season?  How about Ozzie Guillen’s future with the Sox?

Let’s play ball! For the 1st Qtr report card of position players go here

By Soxman

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