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July 6, 2010

Latissimus Dorsi muscle use

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 6, 2010 10:51 pm
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Animation of the muscle Peavy strained here.

Levine says:

Peavy will be re-evaluated Wednesday. With this type of injury, time on the disabled list is a likely occurrence.

And exrx.net says:

The latissimus dorsi is a stronger shoulder adductor when the shoulder is somewhat externally rotated. It is a stronger shoulder extensor when the shoulder is neither internally or externally rotated. The latissimus dorsi does not extend the shoulder beyond anatomical position (shoulder hyperextension). In strict transverse extension, the latissimus dorsi is weak. Incidentally, the posterior deltoid is strongly involved in both shoulder hyperextension and transverse extension.

The biarticulate latissimus dorsi enters passive insufficiency through the completion of shoulder flexion and abduction when the scapula is more rotated upward, elevated and abducted. The biarticulate latissimus dorsi enters active insufficiency through the completion of shoulder adduction when the scapula is more rotated downward and depressed or through the completion of shoulder extension when the shoulder girdle is more protracted and depressed.

2010 Francisco Liriano < 2010 Freddy Garcia. Huh?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 6, 2010 3:13 pm

Scot Gregor:

In my opinion, not one of the Twins’ starting five _ Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano, Kevin Slowey, Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn _ would be good enough to crack the White Sox’ starting five.

Wow! I’d take a 3.32 ERA with 116 K to 28 BB over a 4.65 ERA with 54 K to 27 BB. Not to mention FIP/xFIPs and WARs!

Chris Sale: 1 K / 0 BB in his 2nd game

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 6, 2010 12:03 pm
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7/5:

Winston-Salem
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leesman (W, 9-4) 5.0 6 0 0 4 2 0 5.10
Sale 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Hunt, L 2.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 7.36
Rodriguez, S 0.2 2 2 2 3 2 0 3.96
Burdie (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.27

mgl: don’t use UZR/150 before 150

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 6, 2010 11:59 am
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the book:

I see it all the time in articles by analysts, such as on Fangraphs.  UZR/150 means nothing if you don’t regress the actual UZR.  If you must quote UZR per 150, at least wait until the player has at least 150 games or so. Otherwise just tell us his UZR and how many defensive games he played.

colin pointed this out in his excellent UZR primer.

Kenny Williams cools his interest in Adam Dunn

Seems Rizzo wants too much for Kenny:

According to a source Monday, general manager Ken Williams has cooled on the pursuit of the Washington Nationals slugger for the time being, partially because of the initial asking price.

Williams seems willing to sit back and watch what the rest of the market does for Dunn, as well as explore other options.

The Sun-Times first reported of the Sox’ interest in the left-handed slugger last week, as multiple sources told the paper that if Williams was to act, he would have to act quickly. Obviously, he didn’t act quick enough. The interest in Dunn went from two teams to ”a handful” almost overnight, and the Nationals are ”asking for the moon” from each team. …

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