If there’s something weird and it don’t look good who you gonna call? Scott Podsednik!
Getz credited some changes in his batting style that led to the first four-hit game of his career.
“I had become kind of one dimensional with my approach, and I opened it up. I talked to [Scott] Podsednik about what he’s trying to do — stay inside the ball — and I’m trying to work on a little bit of a different approach, similar to his.
Scott Podsednik? For sure?
What do you hear Ozzie?
”I don’t see him being here pretty soon. Maybe after the All-Star break, that’s my opinion. Some players, when they go to play in the minors, they can’t wait to get out of there. But we aren’t going to make that mistake again. We have to make sure he’s ready to help us here. We try to do the best we can to get him off the field a little bit. He won’t come back here 100 percent. I talked to a couple of people down in the minor leagues. He’s not running full speed right now. I want him to test his foot before he comes here.”
About the spy. Is he a retired CIA guy?
”Oney told me, ‘I don’t think he can run right now, Dad. He can be honest. He knows what I need. He said he swings the bat well. Right now, he said he doesn’t see him pushing hard enough to be up here.”
Paging Buddy Bell…
“I don’t know,” manager Ozzie Guillen said on whether the Sox could remain patient with Richard, who lasted one-plus inning and has failed to pitch at least six innings in seven of his past eight starts. “We don’t have any other choice right now.”
Colon updates also at the link.
The man won’t let Chad tweet!
Kenny on his ‘the attendance at Sox games is lower than we estimated’ comments:
”I don’t give a damn what people are saying,” Williams said when asked about the fallout from Tuesday’s comments. ”I was asked a question, and I gave an honest answer, as people have grown to understand. I’m not going to b.s. anybody. When I tell you I think we can compete, it means I think we can compete. When I tell you I think we’re in trouble, it means we’re in trouble. When I tell you we have resources and are going down an aggressive road, I mean exactly that. What I mean now is that we have to take a step back and survey the landscape. It’s no different than what you have to or anybody has to do in their own households to make ends meet.”
I like that
BA’s J.J. Cooper says “none of the scouts we talked to thought [Aroldis] Chapman was 26 and there wasn’t any report anywhere we could find that said anything of the sort.”
Paul Konerko has the best UZR among 1st Basemen (yes, small sample size). h/t Rich Lederer.
per Scott Merkin. He was eating tacos in the Dominican and not L.A.