From Sean @ katron.org (h/t Tango). This is the hits Jake Peavy allowed in Petco park displayed on the Cell (US Cellular Field). I think there are 2 doubles and 1 triple between the ‘372’ and ‘400’ signs, and 1 double to the right of the ‘400’ sign that would be home runs on the Cell. I also see 1 single and 1 double and 2 fly-outs, in front of the ‘377’ sign, that would be warning track signs on the Cell. I assume this is for 2009. BTW, I unchecked the home run box. Home runs in Petco are home runs in the Cell too!
Very cool site. Excellent work.
John answered my question in today’s ‘All Questions Answered’ thread:
Q: Dan Hudson. What do you see in your crystal ball? Thanks.
A: He’s a personal favorite so he’ll probably have problems, lol.
I think he could use some Triple-A time but the White Sox never listen to me. I think he can be a number three starter.
UPDATE: Kevin Goldstein touchedon Dan Hudson too, on his chat:
Trebor (Austin): Dan Hudson had a huge breakout last year. Do you see him settling in as a 3/4 type eventually or think he hits a higher ceiling?
Kevin Goldstein: I think it’s a solid three ceiling, and I think he might be a bit underrated because of how out of nowhere 2009 was.
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on 2010 contracts with the following 16 players:
Catchers (1) – Tyler Flowers
Infielders (3) – Gordon Beckham, Brent Lillibridge and Jayson Nix
Outfielders (2) – Alejandro De Aza and Stefan Gartrell
Pitchers (10) – Lucas Harrell, Daniel Hudson, Brandon Hynick, Santo Luis, Jeff Marquez, Jhonny Nunez, Brian Omogrosso, Clevelan Santeliz, Carlos Torres and Randy Williams.
All members of the White Sox 40-man roster are signed for 2010.
UPDATE: Beckham got $445,000.
55. Dan Hudson, RHP, White Sox
61. Jared Mitchell, OF, White Sox
72. Tyler Flowers, C, White Sox
UPDATE: And here’s Goldstein’s chat.
The Comeback: Almost no one comes back from plantar fasciitis. The one big exception? Pujols. Of course, he’s not human, and Quentin is. The effectiveness of the medical staff at keeping Quentin productive could be the difference between first place and fourth. One new therapy that’s being used is called lithotripsy. Originally developed to help with kidney stones, it consists of pulses of sound being carried into soft tissue to break up the small osseous spurs that cause the inflammation. If you’ve ever stood in front of a speaker at Prive on a Friday night, you still have no idea what this is like. Pujols described his experience as “like being hit on the feet with sticks.” We’ll see if the advanced techniques of sports medicine and a great staff can make Quentin like Pujols in at least one way.
He has 3 guys on red: Carlos Quentin, John Danks, and Freddy Garcia, and 3 on yellow: Gavin Floyd, Jake Peavy, and Bobby Jenks.
I’m sharing this little vignette because Guillen was questioned after Tuesday’s B game with the Dodgers about the possibility of Gordon Beckham being moved for a high-end performer, in this instance, San Diego’s Adrian Gonzalez. And Guillen’s response?
“We plan to have Gordon for a long time,” Guillen said. “I don’t see why people still talking about it.”
Beckham isn’t going anywhere. Ozzie said so. You can take that to the bank:
During a weekend at home in early August of last season, I remember one of my esteemed colleagues asking Ozzie Guillen about rumors of the White Sox reportedly putting in a waiver claim for Toronto outfielder Alex Rios.
“Who?” Guillen responded, knowing full well who Rios was, but seeming to be somewhat surprised by this bit of personnel news involving his team.
Two days later, Rios joined the White Sox in Seattle.