February 2, 2010
– A sample of Carl’s work for Jim’s book.
– Jim looks back on Jose’s Sox years.
– Jermaine Dye rejected a $3.3 million contract offer from the Cubs. Xavier Nady grabbed that $3.3 million offer afterwards
– Sox’ improved PECOTA projection: 80-82. One more win!
– Another 2010 projection. Sox: 87.9-74.1.
– A.J. Pierzynski is projected to throw out 21.7% of attempted steals in 2010.
– WAR for the MLB draft.
– There are two types of players…
”As long as that grass is short, that’s what I’m worried about,” Pierre said. ”If I run into one or two [home runs], then so be it. But that isn’t my game. I wouldn’t be mad if I ran into one or two. I got 13, so it comes out every now and then.”
Didn’t Jerry Owens say ‘this isn’t my game’ too?
Speaking of Juan Pierre
In addition to the five tools that scouts use to evaluate players, White Sox general manager Ken Williams has added another measuring stick.
In Mark Teahen, Williams might have landed a serviceable player who is familiar with the Sox’s environment and can integrate humor to the clubhouse.
Teahen already is comfortable that he is moving to his old position — third base. He also doesn’t have to carry more than his share of the offensive load now that he is surrounded by more seasoned players than his previous five seasons with the Royals. …