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February 4, 2011

A look into the future of Sergio Santos

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 4, 2011 10:30 pm

colintj @ SSS:

With both Bobby Jenks and J.J. Putz leaving the South Side this offseason, the Sox will be missing lot of high leverage work from the right side, 3 WAR according to Fangraphs.  Sergio Santos will be expected to shoulder a big chunk of that load after a very effective rookie season that still managed to leave a lot of questions.  Those more pessimistic will point to his scant experience.  Those more optimistic will point to his top notch stuff.  As with Chris Sale, we’re ultimately left with guesswork. …



  1. I think we should try to use santos as the closer. if it doesn’t work, then try someone else. Thornton is too important in the 7th and 8th innings and sale shouldn’t be the closer unless there are no other options.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 4, 2011 @ February 4, 2011 10:47 pm | Reply

    • I’d like to not set a defined role for thornton like only in the 9th inning

      he’s too valuable

      I’d like to use him when the situation calls for it…

      Comment by The Wizard — February 5, 2011 @ February 5, 2011 2:09 am | Reply

      • I agree. With LHP Sale and Thornton and RHP Santos and Crain, closer by committee based on matchups seems the best way to go. And this includes the previous innings also.

        I also want Sale to face the Twins LHH in high leverage situations rather than Thornton. Thornton is basically a one-pitch pitcher while Sale has at least two pitches. I still remember how silly Sale made Mauer look last year. And I also remember Thome sitting on Thornton’s fastball for a game-winning HR. Nothing against Thornton, but Sale has more than one pitch to get the job done.

        Comment by Buford — February 5, 2011 @ February 5, 2011 12:08 pm | Reply

        • thornton is better but predictable. twins are good fast ball hitting team. committee closer irritates me but is the best choice

          Comment by Anonymous — February 5, 2011 @ February 5, 2011 1:39 pm | Reply

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