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August 26, 2011

Kenny down to 5 cents

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 26, 2011 11:08 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

“I’ve made no secret about it quite a while that we are limited from a payroll standpoint at this point and time,” Williams said. “We haven’t earned our fans’ patronage enough to put us in that position, and that’s nobody’s fault except our own fault.

“Anything that would come across right now, even if it were appealing from a talent standpoint, we are not in a position to be able to do it.”

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Phil Humber under Sox control until 2015

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 26, 2011 9:26 pm
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Brett Ballantini:

according to White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, Humber will finish 2011 with 2.0 years of service time, arbitration eligible for the first time for the 2013 season and thus under White Sox control until 2015.

Sox will finally callup Dayan Viciedo

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 26, 2011 9:13 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

Ozzie Guillen was about to make official the news of Dayan Viciedo’s promotion from Triple-A Charlotte to the White Sox during his pregame media session Friday at Safeco Field, but he first paused for dramatic effect.

Then, with a smile plastered on his face, the White Sox manager tossed out the following line:

“Now he’s coming in town,” said Guillen, raising his arms triumphantly in the air. “We’re in the pennant race.”

Viciedo will replace Carlos Quentin on the active roster, with the White Sox right fielder telling the media before the game that he was going to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to this past Sunday.

wrong tense. It’s not ‘we’re.’ It’s ‘we were.’

Baseball America talks about Dayan Viciedo

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 26, 2011 3:47 pm
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from today’s ‘Prospect Hot-Sheet’:

[Dayan] Viciedo underwhelmed in his first two years, posting a .277/.313/.432 career line in the minor leagues. He showed raw power, sure, but his .308 OBP in Triple-A a year ago was alarming for a tank engine who scouts projected as a future first baseman in the near future. Viciedo has changed some opinions this season, hitting .297/.365/.492 in 118 games. Charlotte is among the more hitter-friendly parks in the International League, but he’s even hit a tick better on the road (.311/.380/.502) than he has at home (.284/.351/.483). Now playing right field, Viciedo isn’t exactly going to be Ichiro 2.0 with the glove, but his overall turnaround has been a pleasant development in a farm system that could use some help.

There is also a mention of RHP Matt Heidenreich:

A White Sox fourth-round pick in 2009, RHP Matt Heidenreich needed two years in rookie ball before he was deemed ready for a full-season assignment this year. The 20-year-old took his lumps in the first half, going 4-5, 4.63 in 13 starts for low Class A Kannapolis, but he’s been a different pitcher in the second half. Heidenreich allowed no earned runs in two starts this week, notching 11 strikeouts while dealing with 12 baserunners in 12 1/3 innings to push his second-half record to 6-3, 3.67 through 12 turns. His strikeout-to-walk ratio registers at nearly 4-to-1 in the second half, and he ranks fourth among South Atlantic League starters with a ground-to-flyout ratio of 1.73 on the season

Smells Like Mascot: When the baseball discussion ends

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 26, 2011 3:30 pm
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Carl’s latest:

http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-baseball-discussion-ends.html

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