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October 22, 2010

Rick Hahn is no longer a candidate of the NY Mets GM job

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2010 2:39 pm
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The Mets announced that they’re bringing GM candidates Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson back for a final round of interviews, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com (on Twitter). Byrnes, the D’Backs GM from 2005 to 2010, and Alderson, the A’s GM from 1983 to 1997, both have experience running big league teams. …

UPDATE: Waldstein @ NYT:

Not surprisingly, none of the assistant general managers who were interviewed, including Rick Hahn of the White Sox, Logan White of the Dodgers and Dana Brown of the Blue Jays, were invited back. The Mets are fond of [Mets Assistant GM John] Ricco and were not prepared to insult him by hiring an assistant from another team without considering him for the job. Ricco could eventually be in line to take over from the next G.M.

AFL Game #10: Mesa Solar Sox @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2010 1:35 pm

Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy. Eduardo Escobar starts at 2B for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Peoria won 6-2:

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 .382

HR: Escobar (2, 1st inning off Wilson, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Escobar 5.
RBI: Escobar (5).
GIDP: Escobar.

Peoria Saguaros
Leesman (BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 1 0 0 0 6.75

Pitches-strikes: Leesman 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Leesman 2-1.
Batters faced: Leesman 6.

White Sox organizational All-Stars


Right-handed starting pitcher — Terry Doyle, Kannapolis (seven games), Winston-Salem (20 games): Doyle grew up in Red Sox Nation, but he’s made a nice transition to the Pale Hose. The 6-foot-4 righty went 12-10 with a 2.94 ERA and an organizational-best 157 strikeouts in 168 1/3 innings between two levels. Only Chicago’s John Danks (162) had more strikeouts in 2010.

“He’s a tremendous competitor, he competes his butt off,” said McEwing. “He wants the ball until the end of the ninth. He’s able to mix four pitches for strikes at any time and able to locate to all four pitches — it’s one of the biggest assets he’s got. He competes at a high level and is able to throw four pitches at any time.”

The Boston College product was especially nasty at Class A, going 4-2 with a 0.96 ERA in seven starts. He features a fastball, curve, change and a cutter-slider, throwing his heater in the 89-91 mph range with good control. He was promoted mid-season and earned Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors June 7.

“He’s very polished,” said McEwing, who helped the Mets reach the World Series in 2000. “He almost had a big league season with about 180 innings, and he did an outstanding job. He wants the ball, he doesn’t want to come out of the game. You wish you had five starters like that every day.”

and Greg Walker on Tyler Flowers:

“He’s a tremendously talented kid that is trying to correct some swing problems and some approach flaws, in my mind,” White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker said of Flowers to MLB.com. “I’m still confident he’s on the right track, but this winter is important to him.”

Walker is also tweaking Morel’s swing:

“There are a few things we are tweaking with his swing. He’s still got a few misses that we are looking to iron out this winter, but he can be a productive offensive player. The more efficient he becomes with his legs and swing, the more pop you will see,” Walker said. “Every time I see him, it’s a little better. His swing and offensive game [are] evolving. He’s working on some things, nothing major, just minor things to iron out.”

More players on the link.

Kevin Goldstein on Eduardo Escobar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 22, 2010 12:18 pm
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Goldstein @ BP:

Eduardo Escobar, SS, White Sox (AFL: Saguaros): 2-for-5, R, RBI. In a system desperate for prospects, Escobar is a great sleeper as a plus defender up the middle with a line-drive bat.

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