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April 15, 2010

Smells Like Mascot: Lineup Lottery

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 15, 2010 11:56 pm
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Carl’s latest:


and it’s a classic!

White Sox franchise breakdown by WAR and its components

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 15, 2010 2:13 pm
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Cool stuff. All time team:

  • Catcher: Carlton Fisk (29.6 WAR, 3.8 WAR/700)
  • First Base: Frank Thomas (70.6 WAR, 5.8 WAR/700)
  • Second Base: Eddie Collins (66.0 WAR, 6.5 WAR/700)
  • Third Base: Robin Ventura (38.8 WAR, 5.2 WAR/700)
  • Shortstop: Luke Appling (69.3 WAR, 4.8 WAR/700)
  • Outfield: Joe Jackson (28.4 WAR, 7.3 WAR/700)
  • Outfield: Minnie Minoso (42.7 WAR, 5.1 WAR/700)
  • Outfield: Fielder Jones (35.1 WAR, 5.0 WAR/700)
  • Starting Pitcher: Ed Walsh (55.0 WAR, 3.7 WAR/200)
  • Starting Pitcher: Ted Lyons (58.8 WAR, 2.8 WAR/200)
  • Starting Pitcher: Red Faber (55.2 WAR, 2.7 WAR/200)
  • Starting Pitcher: Mark Buehrle (39.4 WAR, 3.8 WAR/200)
  • Relief Pitcher: Keith Foulke (13.9 WAR, 6.2 WAR/200)
  • Relief Pitcher: Roberto Hernandez (11.7 WAR, 5.8 WAR/200)

Phil Rogers sends Tony La Russa to Chicago and Ozzie Guillen to Florida


The more Ozzie Guillen talks about what he’d do if he wasn’t managing the White Sox, the more I believe that there may be something to the 2011 scenario I proposed during spring training. Tony La Russa, who is in on a one-year deal in St. Louis, comes to the White Sox with the understanding he’ll manage for two or three seasons and then move upstairs as a senior consultant. Fredi Gonzalez moves from Florida to Atlanta to replace the retiring Bobby Cox. Guillen is hired to manage the Marlins, who tap his charisma to help build a buzz before moving into their new stadium in ’12. Guillen lives in Miami and got to know Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria while serving as a coach to Jack McKeon in 2003, when the Fish shocked the Cubs and Yankees to steal a championship. I’d prefer that Guillen could regain his comfort zone at U.S. Cellular and stick around here another 10 years because I believe he is an excellent manager. But his death wish seems to grow by the week, the latest evidence being how far he went out of his way to take a swipe at Manny Acta before Wednesday’s game in Toronto. Silly stuff.

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