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June 28, 2011

Dr. Fishbein is trying to straighten out Adam Dunn

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 28, 2011 11:50 pm
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Remember Dr. Fishbein? His new assignment is trying to straighten out Adam Dunn. Padilla @ ESPN:

As if Adam Dunn’s head wasn’t messed up enough, he just got schooled on the golf course by the team psychologist.

Talk about mind games.

The good news, though, is that Dunn spent the time last week talking things through with Jeffrey Fishbein, who has been with the club off and on since spring training. …

Other White Sox links: J.J. says Jake Peavy doesn’t belong to the bullpen and puts on his GM hat, James identifies the White Sox All-Star players, FutureSox recaps the moves in thew Sox minor league system, John Danks’ MRI reveled only a mild strain of his right obligue and he’s expected to return after one rehab assignment, Patrick Newman at Fangraphs recaps Herm Schneider’s greatest hits, and Joe Posnanski says 2011′s Adam Dunn is the least exciting player ever.

Keenyn Walker is playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 28, 2011 11:00 pm
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Gonzales @ CT:

The move isn’t believed to be the result of any stress in negotiations between the Sox and Walker’s family. The Sox hold Walker’s negotiating rights through Aug. 15. Walker signed a letter of intent to play at Utah next spring.

Walker’s stats through 5 games:

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2011 .222 5-5 18 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 .222 3 1 7 0 .364 0 0 3-4 15 0 0 1.000

I see the ABL finishes on August 3.

Sarris @ Fangraphs: Carlos Quentin: Best Ever?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 28, 2011 5:30 pm
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Sarris @ FG:

Some players make their name for prodigious power and hit home runs in five consecutive games like Paul Konerko. Other players are known more for their feet and steal bags in four straight like Juan Pierre did earlier this year.

But, among these great luminaries of our time, there is one White Sox player who threatens to be the best ever at what he does: Carlos Quentin. That’s right, in more than 2,200 plate appearances, Quentin is already threatening the top of a certain leaderboard. ….

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