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August 22, 2010

A.J. Pierzynski still on track to be a Type-A free-agent after this season

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 22, 2010 9:24 pm
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MLBTR crunches the numbers. Here’s the AL catchers section:

Name Team Type Score
Joe Mauer Minnesota A 92.208
Victor Martinez Boston A 86.147
A.J. Pierzynski Chicago A A 78.788
Kurt Suzuki Oakland A 78.355
Jorge Posada New York A A 77.489
Matt Wieters Baltimore A 74.892
Mike Napoli Los Angeles A B 73.160

August 10 numbers:

Name Team Type Score
Joe Mauer Minnesota A 89.862
Victor Martinez Boston A 83.871
Kurt Suzuki Oakland A 76.959
Jorge Posada New York A A 76.037
A.J. Pierzynski Chicago A A 76.037
Matt Wieters Baltimore A 72.350
Mike Napoli Los Angeles A B 71.889
Bengie Molina Texas B 71.429

Paul Konerko and J.J. Putz are on track to be Type-Bs. Matt Thornton, club option for 2011, is a Type-A. Alexei Ramirez is on track to be a Type-A but he isn’t a free-agent after this season.

Spreadsheets at the link.

Andre Rienzo: 9 K / 0 BB / 3 H [August 22]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 22, 2010 8:00 pm
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8/22:

Kannapolis
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rienzo (W, 7-4) 7.0 3 0 0 0 9 0 3.90

Rienzo has a 108 / 29 BB ratio (3.72 K/BB) in 90.0 IP. He also has a 1.24 WHIP.

No winning expectations for the White Sox?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 22, 2010 2:23 pm
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Ozzie Guillen speaks about Lou Piniella stepping down:

Guillen admitted it was tougher to manage the Cubs than his White Sox.

“I think it’s easy to manage this side because they don’t expect us to win,” Guillen said.

Long familiar with the Chicago baseball scene, Guillen understands the unique challenges of managing on the North Side.

“The expectations on that side of town are higher,” Guillen said. “There’s no question about it.”

First, who the hell told you that? Second, don’t you have the whole expectations thing backwards? When the Sox don’t have a good team, attendance goes down. When the Cubs don’t have a good team attendance is the same (full). You may have whatever impression you have, but Sox fans do care about winning.

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