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September 17, 2009

Fangraphs on Alex Rios

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 17, 2009 8:40 pm

R.J. Anderson:

You always hear about how happy, excited, and relieved a player is to finally join a contender. These stories write themselves following an in-season trade. Well, Alex Rios hasn’t had much fun in Chicago. In 97 plate appearances he’s hitting .140/.156/.215 for the White Sox which translates into a .165 wOBA – or -13.2 wRAA. His simple batting figures aren’t the only out of place numbers since changing addresses: …

Informal non-AFL prospect AFL created

Filed under: MiLB,MLB — The Wizard @ September 17, 2009 7:53 pm


With Hawaii Winter Baseball no longer an option to send young Minor Leaguers this fall and a proposed “Junior Arizona Fall League” likely a year away, a group of farm directors took matters into their hands to provide a good development opportunity for their players. Eight teams with facilities located largely in the West Valley of Phoenix have come together to form an unofficial co-op league to give some of their players an additional chance to compete. It’s so informal, it doesn’t really have an accepted name, with some calling it the “Advanced Instructional League,” others calling it the “Arizona Parallel League.” … In general, here’s how it works. Games will take place in four complexes where instructional league play was already occurring: Surprise, Peoria and the two new facilities in Glendale and Goodyear. In each case, two teams share the complex and will feed players into a shared team. In Surprise, the Royals and Rangers are partners; in Peoria, it’s the Padres and Mariners; Cincinnati and Cleveland share the Goodyear team, with the Dodgers and White Sox over in Glendale. Each organization will provide 10 players each to the roster, which can be fluid and will likely change frequently. …

Sox to shut down Gavin Floyd and Mark Buehrle?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 17, 2009 6:44 pm
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The inflammation in Gavin Floyd’s left hip is bad enough to cost him at least one start, as the White Sox officially ruled him out of Monday’s game before their finale with Seattle on Thursday. By next week, he could be shut down for the entire season, and he won’t be alone. Manager Ozzie Guillen said that if the team continued to bury itself in the standings that they would also likely shut Mark Buehrle down for the remainder of the year. …

Ozzie says Buehrle has thrown too many innings [198].

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