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August 12, 2009

Freddy Garcia to start on Tuesday?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 10:31 pm
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Freddy Garcia has moved into position to start for the White Sox. The question is whether he will start Tuesday when the Sox need a fifth starter, possibly taking over if Jose Contreras should struggle, or provide insurance in September.

BTW, Bartolo Colon is  rehabilitating his sore right elbow in Arizona.

You can’t fine this

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 3:05 pm

Bob Watson? Who dat says Ozzie:

Major League Baseball vice president of discipline Bob Watson issued a warning to the Chicago White Sox and manager Ozzie Guillen over Guillen’s threat to retaliate, but MLB will not suspend or fine Guillen, a source told ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine … “If I see someone hit my player, and I know they hit him on purpose, it’s two guys going down,” Guillen said Sunday. “I don’t care if I get suspended. I rather have me suspended for two games than have my players on the DL for 30 days.”

Jim’s first impression of Jared Mitchell

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 2:53 pm
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After watching Jared Mitchell in action for the first time since joining the White Sox organization, one word comes to mind: Patience. … Mitchell provided far more excitement in the field, as you’ll see in the middle of that compilation. He helped out Nevin Griffith by making a diving catch to a slicing liner in right-center in the second inning, and then made another diving catch in the left-center gap to end the fourth inning. …

Jim also has video of Mitchell, reports on Nevin Griffith, Josh Phegley, Daniel Black, Drew O’Neil, Kenny Williams Jr., and a Photo Gallery from the game.

Scotty Pods is cooling off

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 2:41 pm
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Chris Jaffe:

It’s a damn good thing for the Sox they just got Alex Rios. They managed to get about half a season of what was overall respectable production from Podsednik (.295/.349//387 on the year thanks to his hot spurt) without needing to use his season line completely crashed to earth.

Seth Loman is heating up!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 1:15 pm
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from FutureSox’s Hot & Cold column:

Hot Hitter: Seth Loman

Over his last 7 games Seth Loman is hitting a robust .407 for the Dash with 3 home runs, 2 doubles and a 1.250 OPS. Between two levels this year Loman is hitting .296 with 18 home runs and a .931 OPS. Loman’s attitude has been questioned in the past and supposedly that is why the Angels let him go but he can really hit. Hopefully we see him in a more age appropriate league next season so we can find out if he’s a legitimate prospect or not.

Poz doesn’t like Alex Rios’ contract; Tango explains it

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 12:56 pm
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He has Rios as the second-worst contract around.  That is an insane ranking.  I’ll add the obligatory “I love you Poz, but” to qualify that I disagree totally with your analysis, while trying to sound like a nice guy.  When Rios signed the deal, it was a fair deal for a non-free agent.  Now that he’s been unloaded and he’s had a subpar season, it’s a fair deal for a free agent.  In no way should Rios be mentioned anywhere in this article.

Don’t look for Einsteins in the diamond

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 12, 2009 12:41 pm

Ozzie’s on a roll:

“It seems like every time we face somebody we don’t know, it seems like we have too much information,” Guillen said. “That’s our problem. Some times you just got to go out, swing the bat and let your talent take over. “I don’t see any players so smart,” Guillen said. “If they’re so smart, they won’t be playing baseball. They’ll be working with Bill Gates somewhere. We play baseball for a reason because we can’t do anything else. And that’s why when you start overdoing stuff, you get caught up in what I should do, what pitch I should look for. It should be like, ‘see the ball, swing the ball and hope for the best.’ “You might not know the guy for couple innings, but in six or seven innings, you should have a better idea. We hit a couple ground balls for double plays. When that happens, you’re not going to get too many runs.”

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