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October 4, 2009

We’re #13

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 4, 2009 7:19 pm
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In the reverse standings that are used to determine the draft order:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/_/group/9

UPDATE: Jim Callis says I’m correct.

Podsednik to test free-agency

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 4, 2009 12:56 pm
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Merkin:

There’s has been little doubt left by Scott Podsednik in regard to his strong desire to return to the White Sox for the 2010 season and possibly beyond. On the other hand, with Podsednik entering free agency in the best position of his career, the outfielder doesn’t intend to simply take Chicago’s first offer and run with it. “No, we are going to wait it out and see what happens,” Podsednik said concerning his foray into free agency. “If they want to try to bring me back, then we will entertain that idea and go from there. But this is all kind of a new process to me. I’m going to seek counsel from my representation and do what we feel is best. “I really don’t know what to expect and what kind of market there’s going to be for me, but I’m going into it open-minded. I’m going to learn as much about the process as I possibly can. … I’ve put in hard work to counter things I was having problems with in the past,” Podsednik said. “I haven’t felt any muscle strains, aches, pulls, anything close to some of the stuff in the past. I feel I have a good working program and can keep my body healthy for a full season. I don’t know what those guys are planning here. To be honest, I don’t know if they know at this point. We will have to wait and see. Go home and relax, watch the postseason and see how things carry out from there. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be fun, an exciting time,” Podsednik said. “I just hope that after all is said and done, I find myself in someone’s starting lineup to start the 2010 season.”

Goggles Jim

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ October 4, 2009 12:54 pm
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http://deadspin.com/5373863/dodgers-clinch

Ozzie puts Nix, Lillibridge and Flowers on notice

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 4, 2009 1:42 am
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Gregor:

The White Sox’ manager issued stern warnings to utility players Jayson Nix, Brent Lillibridge and even rookie catcher Tyler Flowers. They all need to start playing “small ball” if they hope to stick on the 25-man roster. … “I take the heat for everything, so I have to demand some stuff,” Guillen said. “You are going to continue to do that, you won’t be with us. It’s going to be tough for them to be here. I don’t think they play the game they should be playing in the big leagues. You’ve got to hit and run, you’ve got to move the guy over. You can’t strike out 60 times when you’re a backup player. You can’t. OK, you have a few home runs, but you can’t strike out that many times. Their game’s got to change because the way we’re going to play from now on, it’s a different ballgame and we’ve got to be prepared for that.”

Nix (.224/.307/.409/.716) has 63 strikeouts in 254 ABs. Here are Nix’ 2009 Batting Splits. Flowers has 8 Ks in 16 ABs. Lillibridge has 25 Ks in 93 ABs.

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