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November 12, 2009

Gordon Beckham to be honored Saturday at UGA’s football game

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 10:31 pm


Former University of Georgia All-America shortstop Gordon Beckham, recipient of two American League Rookie of the Year awards, will be honored Saturday during the Georgia-Auburn football game. … Along with his baseball skills, Beckham is quite adept on the tennis court. He will make a special appearance at the Rock-n-Racquets tennis exhibition next month in Athens. The event features the world’s top-ranked female player in Serena Williams along with former University of Georgia four-time All-American John Isner, U.S. Open star and Marietta native Melanie Oudin and the 2009 Olympus U.S. Open Series champion Sam Querrey. The event will be held at Stegeman Coliseum Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4:00 p.m.


Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 3:19 pm
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Peoria Javelinas vs. Surprise Rafters: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing DH. Brent Morel is playing 3B. C.J. Retherford is playing 2B. Justin Cassel is the Starting Pitcher. Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 8-6:

Jordan Danks: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, .329 AVG
Brent Morel: 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 CS, .400 AVG
C.J. Retherford: 1-4, 1 RBI, .263 AVG
Justin Cassel: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 K, 4 BB, 0 HR, 8.80 ERA

Sox 2010 Spring Training schedule

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 2:47 pm



The Sox received nearly $1.5 million in the Mark Teahen trade

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 1:18 pm
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Payroll update:

With more than $74 million already earmarked for 12 players in 2010, Williams will try to remain creative and patient in his quest to stretch the Sox’s dollars. Receiving nearly $1.5 million from the Royals as part of a trade essentially will cover the cost of third baseman Mark Teahen’s raise that will increase the Sox’s cash commitments to nearly $78 million. The Sox’s payroll hovered in the mid-$90 million mark last season, and Williams has reiterated his financial resources are tight, while not disclosing his 2010 mark. He added teams are more reluctant to trade prospects in deals similar to the trades that Williams pulled off in past years involving John Danks and Gavin Floyd. …

Jordan Danks impressions from John Sickels AFL trip

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 12:24 pm
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I got my question answered:

Q: did you see jordan danks?

what were your impressions?

prior to his oblique injury he tore up AA in the summer. not so afterwards

do you think it was more the oblique or a AA flameout?

thanks john

A: danks

I liked his athleticism a lot….fast, looks wiry strong. His swing looked slow and long in the two games I saw him play, and he was having trouble with pitches inside, which may have been an issue in Double-A. Scouts were mixed about him, some like him a lot, others think he’ll continue to struggle against better pitching.

Kenny reports on how things are going

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 11:40 am


“It’s November 9th or 10th or whatever today is. Who knows?” said White Sox general manager Ken Williams, before making a quick exit from the General Managers’ Meetings at the O’Hare Hilton on Wednesday. “All you can do is have conversations. It’s the same thing every year at this time of year.

“So, there is nothing to report. Even if there was something to report, I wouldn’t tell you.”

Rule #1059-85

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ November 12, 2009 12:21 am


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