“It might sound arrogant, but I know how good I am at pitching,” Anderson told MLB.com during a recent interview. “I’m extremely talented on the mound, and I want to prove it to people.
“Some people might think this is a joke, and wonder ‘Why doesn’t he just retire?’ Well, they are entitled to their own opinions. I appreciate all the support fans showed me in Chicago, and how they really stuck by me. Hopefully in my new pursuit, in my new dream that I want to pursue, I hope they will give me a chance. If some people don’t, I don’t care. My attitude is so much different.”
… No regrets exist for Anderson over his past life as a center fielder. He holds mostly positive memories from his time with the White Sox, and a few he would like to forget. But Anderson has no regrets about making his career-changing choice.
“I’ve been wrong before, and I could be wrong again. But I don’t think I am,” Anderson said. “If I had a decent rookie year [in 2006], all the other stuff would have taken care of itself. I don’t point the finger at anyone but myself. But I’ve never been happier.”
Other White Sox links:
- James looks at the Kosuke Fukudome signing, and on how to best arrange the outfield. And he looks at the Sox’s ‘Do what you can, fellas,’ approach to win the division.
- J.J., also, writes how to best use Kosuke Fukudome, what happened to him in Cleveland, and why the Sox didn’t go with Jordan Danks. And he explains what things to watch in Chris Sale’s pitching in Spring Training.
- Kevin Goldstein published his ‘Top 101 prospects for 2012’ list. The only Sox prospect in it was Addison Reed at #81. All other AL Central teams fared better on Golstein’s list.