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September 2, 2011

Friction between Kenny Williams and Greg Walker?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 2, 2011 11:10 pm
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Schouwen @ CST:

The frustration stemming from the shortage of production from Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham recently reached a boiling point between ­general manager Ken Williams and hitting coach Greg Walker.

Walker took issue with Williams’ comments about Beckham’s swing, and after he and Williams exchanged heated words in the tunnel leading to the Sox clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field, Williams told Walker to clean out his locker, a source said.

When chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was made aware of what happened, things were smoothed over.

Williams had said he liked the swing Beckham had at college. Walker said as long as Beckham keeps working on his swing, he’s OK with it. The odds that Brett Ballantini’s prediction of big changes after the season is over comes true seem to increase everyday.

I believe I can fly

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 2, 2011 10:49 pm
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Sox relievers Shane Lindsay and Addison Reed make memorable first trip to bullpen

Kenny Williams: Addison Reed to be called up only if the Sox are in contention [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 2, 2011 3:15 am
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Besides the close to sure call-ups of Shane Lindsay, Eduardo Escobar, and Hector Santiago before tomorrow’s game Kenny is thinking about calling up Addison Reed BUT:

Manager Kenny Williams said this week that he is prepared to recall [Addison] Reed only if the White Sox are in contention. It’s possible that Williams might wait to make a decision on Reed until he knows where the team stands after this weekend’s series against the Tigers.

One move Williams doesn’t seem prepared to make is to call up outfielder Jordan Danks, the brother of pitcher John Danks, who will start in the series opener Friday. Williams believes the White Sox have enough outfield coverage at this time.

What about Lastings Milledge? He’s hitting .291/.361/.431/.802.

UPDATE: The Sox called-up Reed, Lindsay and Escobar.

BTW, Sickels is giving a B+ grade to Reed. /UPDATE

Other White Sox links: Ozzie Guillen is rather a popular topic.

Terry Doyle strikes out 6, walks 1 (September 1)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 2, 2011 2:30 am
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9/1:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Doyle (W, 7-5) 7.2 6 3 3 1 6 0 3.24
Jones, N (S, 12) 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 0 3.32

Pitches-strikes: Doyle 101-69, Jones, N 30-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 10-5, Jones, N 1-1.
Batters faced: Doyle 29, Jones, N 8.

K/BB ratio now 73/22 in AA and 122/33 for the year (A+ and AA):

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2008 22 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 1 2 .333 1.88 10 0 6 0 0 0 24.0 27 11 5 0 3 0 27 0 0 7 101 1.250 10.1 0.0 1.1 10.1 9.00
2009 23 Great Falls PION Rk CHW 5 1 .833 2.98 12 10 1 0 0 0 57.1 51 20 19 1 15 0 75 6 0 2 232 1.151 8.0 0.2 2.4 11.8 5.00
2010 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A CHW 12 10 .545 2.94 27 27 0 0 0 0 168.1 146 65 55 15 46 0 157 8 1 10 693 1.141 7.8 0.8 2.5 8.4 3.41
2010 24 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 4 2 .667 0.96 7 7 0 0 0 0 47.0 31 5 5 2 12 0 58 0 0 2 182 0.915 5.9 0.4 2.3 11.1 4.83
2010 24 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 8 8 .500 3.71 20 20 0 0 0 0 121.1 115 60 50 13 34 0 99 8 1 8 511 1.228 8.5 1.0 2.5 7.3 2.91
2011 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ CHW 8 10 .444 3.07 26 26 0 3 1 0 173.0 162 65 59 11 33 0 122 6 0 5 703 1.127 8.4 0.6 1.7 6.3 3.70
2011 25 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 1 5 .167 2.84 11 11 0 1 0 0 73.0 71 27 23 3 11 0 49 2 0 2 297 1.123 8.8 0.4 1.4 6.0 4.45
2011 25 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 7 5 .583 3.24 15 15 0 2 1 0 100.0 91 38 36 8 22 0 73 4 0 3 406 1.130 8.2 0.7 2.0 6.6 3.32
4 Seasons 26 23 .531 2.94 75 63 7 3 1 0 422.2 386 161 138 27 97 0 381 20 1 24 1729 1.143 8.2 0.6 2.1 8.1 3.93
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 6 3 .667 2.66 22 10 7 0 0 0 81.1 78 31 24 1 18 0 102 6 0 9 333 1.180 8.6 0.1 2.0 11.3 5.67
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 9 13 .409 3.38 31 31 0 1 0 0 194.1 186 87 73 16 45 0 148 10 1 10 808 1.189 8.6 0.7 2.1 6.9 3.29
A (1 season) A 4 2 .667 0.96 7 7 0 0 0 0 47.0 31 5 5 2 12 0 58 0 0 2 182 0.915 5.9 0.4 2.3 11.1 4.83
AA (1 season) AA 7 5 .583 3.24 15 15 0 2 1 0 100.0 91 38 36 8 22 0 73 4 0 3 406 1.130 8.2 0.7 2.0 6.6 3.32
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/2/2011.

Smells Like Mascot: Roshamblow

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 2, 2011 2:00 am
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Carl’s latest:

http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2011/09/roshamblow.html

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