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September 12, 2011

AA-Birmingham loses Game 5 of best of 5 series 7-1 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 12, 2011 10:32 pm
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Boxscore:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Edwards (L, 0-1) 4.1 5 6 6 2 1 0 12.46
Kloess 1.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.15
Jones, N 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

The only Xtra Base Hits I see is a double by Jon Gilmore and another by Alden Carrithers. So, Birmingham lost the series 3-2 and is eliminated from the Southern League playoffs.

Great Falls advanced to the Championship Round of the Pioneer League playoffs. They’ll play against the Ogden Raptors Orem Owlz. Game 1 is at Ogden tomorrow (Tuesday). Games 2 and 3 are at Great Falls Thursday and Friday

UPDATE: Great Falls’ opponent is Ogden, not Orem. Sorry for that. /UPDATE

In the 2007 Pioneer League playoffs Orem defeated Great Falls 2-0 to win the title. In the 2008 Pioneer League playoffs Great Falls defeated Orem 2-1 to win the title. Dan Hudson had 12 strikeouts and got the W in Game 3 (boxscore).

Fangraphs’ Eric Seidman gauges Mark Buehrle free-agent prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 12, 2011 1:22 pm
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Eric Seidman:

Buehrle 2011: 4.8 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 45% GBs, .291 BABIP, 72% LOB, 3.58 ERA, 4.14 xFIP

Buehrle Career: 5.0 K/9, 2.0 BB/9, 46% GBs, .291 BABIP, 72% LOB, 3.83 ERA, 4.22 xFIP

Almost mirror images, right? [Mark] Buehrle is right on his career averages this season and he does this practically every single season, like clockwork. He is Jeff Suppan-esque in his consistency except he doesn’t stink. [Mark] Buehrle has tallied right around 46 WAR over 12 seasons and almost always produces 3.5-4.5 per season. Even his worst season was still league average by our standards here. …

Sign him Jerry! 2/25 may be enough. It doesn’t seem like Mark wants more years.

THT’s Chris Jaffe: The Juan Pierre All-Stars

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 12, 2011 1:00 pm
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Chris Jaffe:

… Which leads to a question: What other players are like him? Who else has that one thing they know how to do, and God bless ‘em for it, because the rest of their game is weak. I don’t just mean hits, either. But there’s gotta be someone whose game is entirely based on power, or on walks, or on stolen bases, or on whatever.

Let’s see if we can field an entire lineup of these guys. The one-dimensional players, regardless of what the dimension is, who don’t bring too much else to the table.

What follows is a list of Juan Pierre All-Stars, and I’ll list what their big strength is alongside their name and position. …

Florida Marlins haven’t ruled out trading a player for Ozzie Guillen [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 12, 2011 12:55 pm
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Barry Jackson @ Miami Herald:

The Marlins haven’t ruled out trading a player (certainly not a key one) for top managerial choice Ozzie Guillen, but prefer not to, and will wait until his availability is known before moving on to anyone else.

UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal chimes in:

A few weeks back, a source familiar with Ozzie Guillen’s thinking predicted that it was 95 percent certain that Guillen would remain the White Sox’s manager.

The source has now dropped the odds to 50-50, and says Guillen’s chances of staying are that good only because owner Jerry Reinsdorf has been loyal to him before.

Guillen wants a contract extension, and so far the White Sox are cool to the idea. Something has to give: The return of Guillen as a lame duck would be potentially explosive for both sides.

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