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March 18, 2011

White Sox vs. A’s on 6:05 pm CT; free webcast

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 18, 2011 5:00 pm

Game at 6:05 CT. Watch a free, exclusive webcast as the White Sox host the A’s. After the game, Camelback Ranch celebrates spring with a Blues Brothers tribute band. Watch | Gameday

Fangraphs looks on Mark Teahen

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 18, 2011 4:15 pm


Could the White Sox could get anything back for him? Most projection systems (excluding the seemingly-always-optimistic Bill James projections) have Teahen somwhere between just league average and minus 6 runs over a full season. That wouldn’t be that bad, actually, if Teahen could play third base acceptably. As we’ve seen, that probably isn’t the case — he’s probably a minus five defender over a full season at the very best, and it’s probably worse than that. On the outfield corners, he’s average at the very best, probably a bit below. Altogether, Teahen is probably a between one and 1.5 WAR over a full season. Assuming half that as a backup, the White Sox understandably don’t want to pay that salary. However, it isn’t clear that any other team needs a starter of Teahen’s abilities at this point at any of his possible positions, and paying him like that as a bench player wouldn’t make sense for them, either. …

BP’s White Sox Injury projections

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 18, 2011 3:15 pm
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Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin:

Summary: The White Sox are consistently among the healthiest teams in the game. They have ranked first in DMPI [Days Missed Per Injury. The average number of days missed per team injury] in each of the past two years and have lost the fewest days to injury three years running. The organization as a whole is dedicated to medical care, and it shows in the results above and on the field. Even a healthy Chicago club wasn’t quite good enough to take the division from the Twins last season, but most of the players whom General Manager Kenny Williams added over the winter in an attempt to make up ground don’t appear to have upped the team’s health risk by a significant margin. …

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