MLB.com surveyed a handful of White Sox players over the past few days, looking for one sentence to describe Ventura’s managerial start. Most players went deeper than the required basic statement, but through the first quarter of Spring Training, there seems to be nothing but strong support for Ventura’s debut camp.
“I mean, it’s almost, I don’t want to sound corny, but he’s almost like it’s too good to be true,” said White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn. “He’s unbelievable. I’m not just saying that. I feel like he’s still a player but yet he’ll get on you, he’ll jump on you.
“He’s got that fine line down really well early. He has a lot of respect coming toward him and I think he realizes it, too. He’s in a tough position, but I respect him from, I still remember him as a player, how good of a player he was playing against him. He has all my respect.”
Other White Sox links:
- James looks at the Sox catchers. A.J. Pierzynski needed another post after Max Marchi’s ‘Runs prevented by a catcher’ post.
- Chris Kamka looks at the utter lack of left-handed power in Chicago. The Sox had just 2 seasons of a left-hander with 30 home runs and 100 RBI. Ever!
- Jeff Manto likes what he sees.
- Addison Reed is ranked 14th in Baseball America’s ‘Preseason Top 20 Rookies’ list.