GM Kenny Williams on White Sox Stretch Run Needs

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With All-Star set-up man Matt Thornton and part-time closer/key reliever J.J. Putz now headed to the 15 day DL, the Chicago White Sox clearly have some deficiencies in the bullpen. And even before the injuries occurred, the bullpen had been the team’s Achilles heel the past couple weeks.

Sox GM Kenny Williams addressed the media on Tuesday, and mostly fielded questions about the Manny Ramirez rumors, but he also had a lot to say about what the team needs to fix internally; before filling gaps with additional players.

“I think more than anything what we’ve needed the last couple of weeks is just consistency out of our bullpen,” Williams said.

“They’ve fought to get ahead, they’ve fought to climb back in games and then take the lead only to lose it, I think more than anything that’s been the problem,” he continued.

By Paul M. Banks

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Bobby Jenks’ Failure creates Downward Spiral of White Sox Season

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If you’re a Chicago White Sox fan, football season may have just started for you this past weekend. If it hasn’t yet, I’m sure you took another step in that direction after last night’s soul-crushing and nausea-inducing last-inning loss. Just in case you didn’t get enough amebic dysentery in baseball form versus Detroit, Tuesday night’s blown save at Target Field made you even queasier about  2010 season.

I said coming into this series that the Sox needed a sweep, just to get back into this thing. That’s because

1.) Justin Mourneau, a former AL MVP is coming back to the first place Minnesota Twins at some point.

2.) The Twins have a vast/mental psychological edge over the White Sox

3.) The Twins have a much easier schedule remaining than the Sox

4.) The Sox have already imploded because of the Domino Theory at work in their bullpen.

Ready to “write off” the Sox in 2010? Or I guess “blog off” the Sox season?

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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