Griffith was a highly touted high schooler in the 2007 draft when the Sox took him in the 2nd round. When he signed he had a great fastball-slider combination, but after undergoing Tommy John Surgery last season he has decided to ditch his wicked slider according to tricitiessports.com. We’ll have to see what Griffith’s curve and changeup look like post-surgery, but it is very unfortunate to have to lose the slider.
More pitching prospects reports at the full article.
Quentin via Scott Merkin:
“Every day I’m trying to bring up the intensity a little bit. We are doing a lot of baseball stuff. We are looking to keep doing the baseball stuff. Today was the first time I really ran on the bases. That’s a big test, itself. We are going to keep doing that and look to keep getting better as far as healing. That’s been the case the past two or three days.” …
The Cincinnati Reds have traded outfielder Norris Hopper to the Chicago White Sox for catcher Corky Miller, according to a press release.
Miller, who played sparingly for the Reds from 2001-2004, is hitting .205 while playing just 14 games for the White Sox this season.
Miller will report to Class AAA Louisville, where Hopper spent the entire season.
Here are Norris Hopper’s stats.
via Scot Gregor:
“I never criticize my players for making errors on the field, I never will,” Ozzie said. “But when you make a lazy error, that really (ticks) me off.”
“I thought he was a better shortstop than me,” Ozzie said. “I made a big mistake when I said in January he’s going to be a better shortstop than Ozzie Guillen. I never thought I was that bad.”
Bill Melton (CSN postgame show) questioned the presence of Alexei in tomorrow’s lineup after he heard Ozzie’s comments.
Reinsdorf to pay for the next Wrigley Field renovation:
“I mean I can’t speak for them (critics of Wrigley), but I dislike Wrigley that much,” Buehrle told Dan McNeil on the Danny Mac Show on The Score 670-AM. “I joked around with somebody the other day, saying I don’t know if I could even sign with the (St. Louis) Cardinals, as much as everybody knows one day I want to play for the Cardinals.
“I don’t know if I could because that means I’d have to go to Wrigley three times, and that’s how much I hate going over there.”