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September 15, 2011

Great Falls wins Pioneer League championship!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2011 10:34 pm
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The Voyagers abducted the Ogden Raptors behind Blair Walters’ 7 strikeouts:

Great Falls Voyagers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Walters (W, 2-0) 6.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 0.77
Devenski 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Winiarski 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

Blair Walters, who turns 22 on November 8, finished the season with a 72/17 K/BB ratio in 73.2 innings:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 21 Great Falls PION Rk CHW 9 0 1.000 4.03 14 13 1 0 0 0 73.2 72 36 33 6 17 0 72 3 0 5 306 1.208 8.8 0.7 2.1 8.8 4.24
1 Season 9 0 1.000 4.03 14 13 1 0 0 0 73.2 72 36 33 6 17 0 72 3 0 5 306 1.208 8.8 0.7 2.1 8.8 4.24
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/15/2011.

He, also, had a .327 BABIP and a 4.21 FIP.

Tie goes to Kenny [Williams]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2011 8:17 pm
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Brett Ballantini:

… If there is a choice, Williams will be safe — every opportunity Reinsdorf has had to choose between coaches and GMs in his past (including the Bulls) indicates that the tie goes to the executive suite.

But there won’t be a choice made. Reinsdorf will deal not ultimatums but urgency — everyone, including the White Sox roster — is getting older. Win now, whatever it takes. Otherwise, the housecleaning that was warranted in 2012 will come in 2013.

Meanwhile, Logan Morrison filed a grievance against the Marlins over his demotion to the minors last month:

“I’m doing this because I’m standing up for what’s right,” Morrison told ESPN.com this week. “If I thought it was because of my performance on the field, then I wouldn’t be filing a grievance.”

So, Guillen for Morrison? NBC Hardtalk’s Matthew Poulliot says such a swap won’t happen:

The funny thing is that if the Marlins made such a trade, it’d be because of Morrison’s big mouth. And there’s maybe just one character in baseball with a bigger mouth than Morrison…

But it’s ridiculous speculation, and it’s never going to happen. Morrison is a 24-year-old with a .263/.354/.457 line and 21 homers in 665 major league at-bats. He’s five seasons away from free agency, and it’s not a stretch to suggest he could be worth $50 million in those five seasons, all while getting paid maybe 60 percent of that. He’s not getting traded for a manager. The end.

Ozzie Guillen’s chances to remain with the Sox down to 10%?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2011 2:12 pm
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Ken Rosenthal:

How rapidly is Ozzie Guillen’s situation deteriorating with the White Sox?

Two weeks ago, a source with knowledge of Guillen’s thinking estimated that the manager was 95 percent certain to return to the White Sox next season.

Over the weekend, the source dropped the odds to 50-50. And on Thursday, he reduced them further, to 10 percent.

The White Sox have not acted on Guillen’s desire for a contract extension. Guillen, meanwhile, was sharply critical of his players after a 6-5 loss to the Tigers in 10 innings on Wednesday night, saying he hasn’t seen “fight.” …

Rosenthal thinks the ‘trade to the Marlins’ would be the obvious solution.

Quitting. Man, where do kids learn such things?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 15, 2011 2:02 pm
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Steve Rosenbloom:

Ozzie Guillen accused White Sox players of quitting, and he meant even before Wednesday’s regularly scheduled choke against Detroit.

Quitting is a serious charge, maybe the worst thing you can say about a player, other than “He’d be a perfect Cub.’’

Quitting. Man, where do kids learn such things?

Perhaps Sox players learned it from their manager who spouted off two weeks ago that he’ll likely quit on next year’s contract unless he gets an extension.

You want players to follow their manager’s lead, but do the Sox want that type of leader — the kind who is with you win or extension? …

That was a funny read!

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