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April 27, 2012

R.I.P. Moose

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 27, 2012 10:30 pm
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Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron passed away today. He was 81. Chuck Garfien has a good story on it. BTW, here’s Chuck Garfien’s 1-on-1 with Moose Skowron (3:49):

April 16, 2012

Hector Santiago blows the save

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 16, 2012 11:00 pm
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Chuck Garfien:

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Humber 5.1 6 1 1 3 7 0 1.69
Ohman 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 12.00
Thornton(H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Crain(H, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.60
Santiago, H(BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 2 6.75
Stewart(L, 0-1) 1.0 5 6 1 0 1 1 4.50

Pitch F/X for Hector Santiago:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 93.63 95 7.25 7.53 15 9 / 60.00% 2 / 13.33% 2.7718 0.410
CH (Changeup) 80.64 86.2 10.50 1.74 7 3 / 42.86% 2 / 28.57% -0.3674 0.475
SL (Slider) 81.30 81.3 -3.64 -5.64 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.0624 0.465
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate. Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches. Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
9 23 13 56.52 23 2.342

UPDATE: JJ explains what went wrong. /UPDATE

More players inside:

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July 7, 2011

Dayan Viciedo goes walk crazy! [UPDATE #2]

Dayan drew 3 walks in yesterday’s game!:

Charlotte Knights
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Viciedo RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 .324

Dayan is hitting .324/.371/.530/.901 with 23 BB and 65 K in 336 AB.

3 walks in one game! Dayan has seen the light!

UPDATE: That’s a 6.3% BB% and a a 17.9 K%. Other numbers: .369 BABIP, 48% GB%, 17% LD%, 61 RC, 6.92 RC/27, .384 wOBA, 120 wOBA+, 145 OPS+.

Other White Sox links: J.J. gives us his roster changes thoughts, James does the same (offensive improvement is the object of both), Chuck Garfien writes about the Most Intersting Man in the Sox locker room (photo gallery) (J.J. says ‘yeah, but’), and MLB Daily Dish’s Adam Bernacchio gives us the 5 best Free-Agent bargains this off-season (Brett Ballantini has been beating this drum for aquite some time now).

UPDATE #2: John Sickels talks about Dayan Viciedo:

Cuban defector signed to $ 10 million contract in 2008. Hitting .322/.364/.528 with 15 homers, 20 walks, 65 strikeouts in 335 at-bats for Triple-A Charlotte. Power to all fields, should produce a solid batting average with plenty of homers despite so-so strike zone judgment. Poor defender at any position and likely a born DH, but he’ll hit. Age 22. Major League ETA: 2011.

June 18, 2011

Daniel Hudson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 18, 2011 3:15 pm
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No, I feel pretty bad when I hear the name Daniel Hudson. What was Kenny hoping to do when he did the trade? Wasn’t he aware Hudson was in his first year of service time, that Edwin Jackson’s contract would be over after the 2011 season, and that Jackson’s agent was Scott Boras?

May 25, 2011

J.J. has a live chat with Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton now

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 25, 2011 1:50 pm
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http://www.beerleaguer.com/whitesox/2011/05/sox-rangers-live-chat-with-chuck-garfien-bill-melton.html

March 2, 2011

Kenny Williams uncut (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 2, 2011 10:30 pm
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Chuck Garfien interviews Kenny Williams: Part 1 (7:27), Part 2 (8:01), Part 3 (6:44). Article here.

November 28, 2010

Come to your senses Chuck!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 28, 2010 2:57 pm
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Garfein @ CSN:

Derek Jeter to the White Sox?

It may not be as far-fetched as you think.

August 15, 2010

CSN’s ‘Inside Look: Frank Thomas’ (full program video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 15, 2010 8:37 pm
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Part One (9:03), Part Two (4:34), Part Three (7:12), Part Four (2:27)

April 6, 2010

Let the healing begin

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 6, 2010 9:23 pm
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Garfien:

Driving to the ballpark on Monday, I was a little nervous about having Frank Thomas and Kenny Williams sit side-by-side one another on our pregame show. In 2006, they both had an explosive falling out that fractured their relationship to the point where I thought they would never speak again.

But in a matter of hours, the two were going to be about an inch away from each other, live on television, and I was either going to be the host of this reunion or the referee.

What did I get myself into? …

the video from the thomas-williams interview is 3 minutes long

April 4, 2010

Frank Thomas will be covering White Sox home games for CSN

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 4, 2010 5:57 pm
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Garfein:

He is the White Sox all-time leader in home runs, RBIs, doubles, runs, walks,  slugging percentage, on-base percentage, extra base hits, total bases, on and on and on…

He is Big.
He can Hurt.
He’ll be Frank.
His last name is Thomas.

And this season,  the greatest hitter in the 110-year history of the White Sox will be
joining Comcast SportsNet for all Sox home games in 2010.

Am I excited?   That would be a Hawk Harrelson “Yes!!!!”

It should make for some fun and intriguing television, not to mention add a whole bunch of homers to the Pre and Post-Game Live set.   Frank Thomas (521),  Bill Melton (160), Chuck Garfien (0). …

Merkin:

Frank Thomas will work between 65-70 White Sox home games as part of the Comcast SportsNet pregame and postgame coverage team. The part-time move to Chicago also presents Thomas the chance to see his son, Sterling, play baseball in his senior year of high school. …

January 13, 2010

Beltin’ Bill Melton

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 13, 2010 8:43 pm
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Garfien (Gallery):

Bill is handsome man! Mrs. Eden would agree!!

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