From Doug Padilla’s chat:
Q: Why didnt anybody in the Press Conference ask robin questions about his managerial philosphy, is he a stat guy when looking at matchups etc…. Do we have any info besides what was asked in the PC?
A: The beat guys asked that in a separate interview session. He didn’t commit to one exactly, but he said he had to see how the roster develops. Sounded like he has the traditional leadoff man, move runners over approach, but has no issues playing big ball if that’s what the roster dictates.
Other White Sox links:
Gonzales @ CT:
The Chicago White Sox’s efforts to restore their presence in Latin America face another challenge.
Jerry Krause, their director of international scouting, will leave the team to take a position with Arizona, a Diamondbacks source confirmed Friday.
Seems the announcement of Latin America players signing with the Sox will take a bit longer.
Baseball America reports though that:
The organization spent most of last year adding scouting personnel to revamp their Latin American staff rather than competing for top international free agents.
Jerry Krause, who has 36 years of experience as a scout and executive in the National Basketball Association and 20 in Major League Baseball, has been hired by the Chicago White Sox as Director of International Scouting.
The first-year emphasis for Krause will be on restructuring Dominican and Venezuelan scouting and also will include free-agent scouting of other countries.
“I have been extremely familiar with Jerry’s baseball scouting abilities for 28 years and aside from the mistake of recommending me for the 1982 draft, we are fortunate to add such an accomplished scout and teacher to the organization,” said Ken Williams, White Sox general manager.
“I have been looking for a way to bring structure and greater successes in this area and believe we have the right man for the job. He will be responsible for restructuring the focus and cross checking top international players, along with instructing in White Sox scouting methodology,” Williams said.
Krause has worked as a scout with the Cleveland Indians, Oakland A’s, Seattle Mariners and the White Sox and also with the Yankees and Mets following his retirement from the Chicago Bulls. He played major roles in the White Sox acquisitions of Ozzie Guillen, Julio Cruz, Ed Farmer, Greg Luzinski, Tom Seaver, Greg Walker and Williams.
Bruce Levine reported this on April 21.
– Happy Opening Day!
– Uncle Phil says Jake Peavy better show better stuff than 91-92 mph fastballs. Ehh, Peavy always was a 91-92 mph fastball pitcher.
– Erik looks at various 2010 AL Central forecasts.
– The White Sox hired Jerry Krause as a minor league scout. Krause has extensive baseball scouting experience. He was a scout for the Sox in the 70s and 80s.
– White Sox Opening Day payroll: $105,530,000 million. All MLB player salaries.
– Jim looks where recent ex-Sox players are.
– FutureSox: Kannapolis Intimidators season preview. Futuresox: Winston-Salem Dash season preview. al.com: Birmingham Barons season preview.
– Joe Cowley says the Sox need as fast start to put some quarters in Kenny’s pocket.