January 28, 2012
LILLIBRIDGE ON HIS APPROACH TO HITTING: “When Manny (Ramirez) was here, it was great to pick his brain because he’s an amazing hitter. He said he looks for a spot, not a pitch. Doesn’t matter if you watch two strikes go by, wait for your spot.”
Brent Lillibridge seems to be the Gordon Beckham fallback plan:
Fan: How do you deal with struggling high salary players? Robin: Invite him to the bench.—
Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiSox) January 28, 2012
No more ‘Can’t bench/disrespect the veterans’?
The White Sox assistant GM recounted that post in a seminar Saturday, noting that the Sox have liked OBP for years — just like every other team in baseball:
Although, if Hahn had his way, he’d like the perception that the Sox don’t use advanced stats to persist. “It makes it easier for us to maneuver when they don’t know where we’re going to go,” Hahn said.
RV says he's in middle in sabermetrics vs. personal evaluations.—
Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) January 28, 2012
When I asked Kenny Williams about Cespedes he said: "Who's that? Is he a pitcher? Is he Japanese?"—
Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) January 28, 2012
Don't let Williams' comical misdirection fool you on the Cuban players. White Sox have interest: Concepcion could be the most likely target—
Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) January 28, 2012