A start has been scheduled for Jake Peavy this Saturday, and it will take place in the Eastern Time Zone. That particular start will be made by Peavy for Triple-A Charlotte, in Norfolk, Va., marking the White Sox righty’s fourth Minor League rehab effort. Peavy basically was deemed ready to return after pitching five innings of scoreless baseball on Monday for the Knights, but he also took a line drive off his pitching elbow that temporarily delayed his comeback. “Obviously, this is a tiny setback,” said Peavy on Thursday. “I hope to get out there and make a start and be out there sooner rather than later.” Peavy originally had a side session scheduled for late Wednesday afternoon, but that session was scratched when he felt soreness in the area where he took the line drive while playing catch. He went outside and played long toss on Thursday to stretch out a little bit, and then had a live, light sideline of somewhere around 30 pitches. His performance was good enough to get Peavy on the mound, but the White Sox are playing it safe by starting him for the Knights in what looks like one last time. “Oh, I would think that it’s probably a good shot that after the next start in Triple-A, he will be pitching somewhere with us,” said White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper of Peavy. “It’s a good chance, unless something crazy happens.”
August 27, 2009
Team USA will have 3 White Sox minor-league players when it plays on the World Cup next month: pitchers Lucas Harrell (rhp), Ehren Wasserman (rhp) and outfielder Josh Kroeger.
In one of Kenny Williams’ lower profile moves from this season he dealt a young 1st base prospect, Brandon Allen, to the Diamondbacks for reliever Tony Pena. Since the trade Pena’s performances have been uninspiring, to say the least, and Brandon Allen has been destroying PCL pitching, resulting in a promotion to Arizona. So I find myself posing the question; was trading Brandon Allen a mistake? …
The Sox need to play with more intensity, right Paul Konerko?
“This isn’t football. I’ll take execution and smart play over intensity and all that. That stuff went out. I think everyone is getting after it. I’ve been here since the beginning of the year and there’s nobody doing anything different than at any time during the season that you thought we were a good team. Everyone is doing the same thing, but when you don’t execute or make a pitch or (commit) an error, somebody throws out the intensity word and I just don’t go that way. I do think you have to play with some intensity, but I think this team is playing with the same style we have all year.”
August 26, 2009
Jake Peavy’s attempt at throwing a bullpen session was cut short after he felt stiffness in his right elbow while playing catch before Wednesday’s batting practice session. Peavy, who is attempting to make his first start for the White Sox on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, will attempt to throw a shorter bullpen session Thursday than what was scheduled on Wednesday. But pitching coach Don Cooper thought Peavy might be better served with another minor league start, rather than try to push toward Saturday. …
“To tell you the truth, sitting here right now, I’m believing, me, and me only, we haven’t discussed it with Ozzie or Kenny, but my opinion, right now the best way to take care of Jake Peavy and do the best for Jake Peavy is to continue to play it by ear, see what he can do [Thursday], make one more start in the minor leagues,” Cooper said. “To me then, we’ve taken care of everything the best you can take care of it. If you want to call it crossing the t’s and dotting the I’s, you can call it that. We’re doing it the right away, we’re not going to dick around with this.”
Couldn’t we have designated Clayton as a PTBNL in the July 31 trade and send him to the Padres at the end of the season?
August 25, 2009
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo says to look for a junior AFL in 2010. With the closing of the Hawaiian Winter Baseball league after the 2008 season there was thought of creating a junior AFL for lower-level prospects. That didn’t happen, but each team is allowed to send 2 A-ball prospects to the AFL this year. The AFL Jr. should be an A-ball prospects league, while the AFL would remain a AA-ball and AAA-ball prospects league.
Here’s pitching coach Don Cooper:
“My comment to (Peavy) was, ‘hopefully you getting hit in the elbow won’t get in the way of your next start,’ ” Cooper said Tuesday before the Sox took batting practice. “Where that is? I don’t want him to miss his next start. But we’ll see how it goes. If he has to take it another day, we’ll see. But that will unfold the next day, and see how he feels.”
2 ways to do it:
1. Install the VacuumPlaces extension or
2. Follow these instructions:
- Open the Error Console: Tools menu/Error Console
- In the Code text box paste this (it’s a single line):Components.classes["@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL("VACUUM");
- Press Evaluate. All the UI will freeze for a few seconds while databases are VACUUMed
Gordon Beckham did an interview on WSCR and 2 members of ‘The Outfield’ (Tony Lewis and John Spinks) joined in.
BTW, Gordon Beckham’s at-bat music is after the jump. Ozzie doesn’t approve.
This year’s Sox team are the Peoria Javelinas. The Full Roster is here. Besides Jordan Danks and Dayan Viciedo the other Sox participants are: Justin Cassel, Johnnie Lowe, Henry Mabee, Jacob Rasner, and C.J. Retherford.
No Tyler Flowers or Dan Hudson. :-(
BTW, Lowe and Rasner are featured in this week’s FutureSox ‘Hot and Cold’ column.
August 24, 2009
Here’s Ozzie Guillen:
“It’s something you keep pushing and hoping for him but nothing works. Jose is going to be in the bullpen and I don’t know who is starting in his spot [Saturday]. We are in the position right now where we can’t continue to handle guys and hope they get it done. I think enough is enough. I feel for him, but our job is to win games and not to do people favors. We cannot handle this anymore.”
Here’s Don Cooper:
“If (Peavy) says he’s ready to give us five, six, seven (innings), that might be enough in Kenny’s mind,” said Cooper, referring to general manager Ken Williams. “But if he can’t say that, we’ll have to go for someone else.”
BTW, Jose on his demotion:
“I understand perfectly,” Contreras said.
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Peavy, J (W, 1-1) 5.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 2.25 Hernandez, F 2.0 3 1 1 2 2 0 1.80
Peavy threw 52 of his 80 pitches for strikes at his 3rd minor-league rehab start.
Gregor says give him another minor-league start and let him debut at Sept. 4 against Boston, but don’t be surprised if he starts Saturday (or Sunday) in New York against the Yankees.
Don Cooper says the decision is Peavy’s.
Here’s everyone’s answer to ‘What scares you?’:
Gordon Beckham: The dark
Chris Getz: -
Jayson Nix: Swimming in the ocean
Jermaine Dye: Snakes
Gavin Floyd: Sharks, but I’m really fascinated by them
Ozzie Guillen: Rats
Snakes! I hate Snakes!
White Sox second baseman Chris Getz will start a rehabilitation assignment Wednesday at Triple-A Charlotte. Getz has missed the past two weeks because of a right oblique strain.
I think a much debated topic this season has been the performance of John Shelby III. Many have been disappointed, which is understandable. I have been a fan of his since he was at Kentucky, so I was looking forward to seeing him play this year. His numbers this year have taken an obvious dip, but the two most significant factors that have caused that are the vastness of Regions Park and his batting average. Although he did hit a 408 foot home run to dead center the other day to lead off the game. My only concern though is his average. …