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August 19, 2010

Frank Thomas will replace Steve Stone this weekend at the TV booth

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 19, 2010 10:55 pm
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For the 3-game series (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the Kansas City Royals:

Frank Thomas is going to fill in for Steve Stone in the White Sox’ TV booth this weekend. On Aug. 29, the Sox are going to retire Thomas’ uniform No. 35 before playing the Yankees.

SoxNet on Chris Sale

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 19, 2010 10:29 pm
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SoxNet:

[H]is stuff is legit. A 96 MPH fastball that comes from the side similar to Thornton’s so it’s tailing hard in on righties and hard away on lefties. Great starting pitch, going to be hard to hit. Sale snapped off a changeup in this game that had real good movement, and that curveball from his windup is the pitch we always dreamed Thornton would develop; sharp break, but you can’t pick it up from his windup. He keeps that arm healthy and this kid has few limits.

Sale’s Pitch-F/X summary.

BTW, Chris Sale impressed Big Jim.

Kevin Goldstein on Brent Morel

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 19, 2010 9:57 pm
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Goldstein:

Brent Morel, 3B/SS, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte): 2-for-4, K. 16-for-38 (.421) in last nine games and .318/.346/.478 since move to Triple-A; even more fascinating is that he’s playing shortstop with Viciedo’s return to Charlotte.

Goldstein on Morel’s SS defense: “Makes the plays he gets to, but limited range.”

Morel’s stats and splits.

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