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November 10, 2010

White Sox minor league free agents

Eddy @ BA:

Chicago White Sox (17)
Greg Aquino (AAA), Ryan Braun (AAA), Charlis Burdie (Hi A), Mariano Chevalier (DSL), Clevelan Santeliz (AAA), Matt Zaleski (AAA)
LHP: Randy Williams (AAA)
C: Cole Armstrong (AA), Adam Ricks (AAA)
1B: Ian Gac (Lo A)
2B: Fernando Cortez (AAA)
SS: Luis Rodriguez (AAA)
OF: Buck Coats (AAA), Josh Kroeger (AAA), Miguel Negron (AA), Jeremy Reed (AAA), Salvador Sanchez (AA) 

August 4, 2010

I don’t like this

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 4, 2010 8:08 pm
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One of Sale’s mentors at Charlotte was Randy Williams, who spent the first three months with the Sox but has spent most of the past 10 seasons in the minors.

“He kind of showed me the ropes along the way,” Sale said. “He’s been here. He’s done it and he’s been playing for a while. It figures someone like him would be good to help me out.”

July 17, 2010

Chris Sale, Tyler Flowers and Brent Morel put on their acting faces [UPDATE]


Next week the production of the MLB Network reality series The Club will take place at Knights Stadium.  Camera crews will be in town for the Charlotte Knights home stand as they follow the career of several Knights players including 2010 first round pick pitcher Chris Sale, catcher Tyler Flowers and infielder Brent Morel.  White Sox Assistant General Manager Rick Hahn is expected to be at Knights Stadium next week as well.

Award-winning actor, Chicago native and die-hard Chicago White Sox fan Michael Clarke Duncan will provide narration for The Clubhitting coach Greg Walker.

UPDATE: Here’s the latest trailer:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9917167&topic_id=9991168&c_id=cws (2:06)

And two older trailers:

June 4, 2010

Sox lose 10-1. Pitch F/X, videos, and boxscore. (6/3)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 4, 2010 10:55 pm
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Alexei hit a solo HR and gave the Sox a 1-0 lead. That was the only XBH of the night for the Sox. Pathetic.


Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks(L, 4-5) 5.1 9 4 4 2 5 0 3.60
Santos 0.2 2 2 2 2 1 0 1.80
Williams, R 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.48
Linebrink 1.1 4 4 4 1 1 1 5.56
Putz 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.89
Totals 9.0 15 10 10 7 9 1 4.80

Pitch F/X: (more…)

May 29, 2010

Sox lose 8-5. Pitch F/X, videos, and boxscore.

Quentin hit a 2-run HR. Alexei hit a solo HR. Koneko had a 2B. All 3 had a 1B too. Konerko, Alexei and Rios drew a BB too. Beckham went 0-4 and under the Mendoza line.


Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks(L, 4-4) 4.0 8 8 8 3 2 1 3.34
Pena, To 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.15
Williams, R 1.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 5.40
Putz 1.1 1 0 0 0 4 0 3.38
Linebrink 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.19
Totals 8.0 11 8 8 6 10 1 4.57

Pitch F/X: (more…)

May 20, 2010

Sox rally falls short.

Only Sox XBH hit of the night was a 2B by A.J. Pierzynski. Juan Pierre had 3 1B, Carlos Quentin and Alexei Ramirez had 2 1B each, and Mark Kotsay drew 2 BB.


Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy(L, 3-3) 6.0 8 6 6 2 8 1 5.74
Williams, R 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
Pena, To 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.21
Totals 9.0 11 6 6 3 9 1 4.54

Pitch F/X says: (more…)

May 1, 2010

Andruw goes yard twice. Sox win 7-6. (Pitch F/X)

A.J.’s 2-run double overcomes Linebrinks disastrous 4 run outing and pushs the Sox to a 7-6 win.

A look at the TBs: Andruw 8 TBs (2 HR, BB, SB), A.J. Pierzynski 4 TBs (2B, 2 1B), Kotsay 4 TBs (HR, BB), Konerko 2 TBs (2B, BB). Carlos had 2 BBs too.

Video highlights


Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks 5.0 6 2 2 3 1 0 1.85
Linebrink(BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 1.1 4 4 4 0 0 1 4.82
Williams, R(H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.50
Putz(H, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.00
Jenks(S, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Totals 9.0 11 6 6 4 5 1 4.63

Pitch F/X says: (more…)

March 24, 2010

Is Kenny’s phone ringing?


… The question with the 32-year-old Aquino is whether this is a flash in a pan or if Don Cooper has done something to unlock his potential. The bottom line here is that the White Sox have pitching to trade, which should make Ken Williams‘ phone ring frequently in the next week. He’d love to move Linebrink, but would he deal Pena if his staff projected that Aquino could be just as effective? Could he receive an offer rich enough to deal Santos, who has the chance to become a right-handed complement to Thornton if not, ultimately, a candidate to replace Jenks?

March 3, 2010

Sox sign Beckham, Flowers, Hudson and 13 others to contracts for 2010


The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on 2010 contracts with the following 16 players:

Catchers (1) – Tyler Flowers

Infielders (3) – Gordon Beckham, Brent Lillibridge and Jayson Nix

Outfielders (2) – Alejandro De Aza and Stefan Gartrell

Pitchers (10) – Lucas Harrell, Daniel Hudson, Brandon Hynick, Santo Luis, Jeff Marquez, Jhonny Nunez, Brian Omogrosso, Clevelan Santeliz, Carlos Torres and Randy Williams.

All members of the White Sox 40-man roster are signed for 2010.

UPDATE: Beckham got $445,000.

February 28, 2010

Ozzie Guillen conflicted with Dan Hudson; Erick Threets impressive


Manager Ozzie Guillen said on Sunday that he is torn between letting Hudson pitch out of the bullpen and occasionally have a spot start as opposed to pitching every five days at Triple-A.

I asked Guillen for an assessment of Hudson at this point.

“I love him,” Guillen said. “Right now if he doesn’t make the ballclub, it’s better to get his innings because we never know what is going to happen with the five starters.” …


Decisions will have to be made about what to do with rookie Daniel Hudson, who is competing for the long-relief spot. Manager Ozzie Guillen indicated on Sunday that Hudson might be better served getting his regular work in the Minors, as opposed to being used sporadically by the White Sox.

Freddy Dolsi, Lucas Harrell, Sergio Santos, Carlos Torres and Daniel Cabrera all are in contention for that long-relief job, while Guillen said Randy Williams has the upper hand for the left-handed specialist spot but is no roster lock. That assessment is good news for non-roster invite Erick Threets, the hard-throwing southpaw who has impressed during the first week of camp.


The second left-handed relief spot is Randy Williams’ job to lose, but Erick Threets has been given an extended look and has impressed the coaching staff so far. Look for Threets to challenge Williams.

February 25, 2010

Starting five to make most of spring training starts


All it would take is one brief look at a sheet of paper located in the coaches’ office at Camelback Ranch for Don Cooper to lay out the full Cactus League work schedule for his starting five.

The group of Mark Buehrle, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, John Danks and Freddy Garcia is so crucial to the team’s success that they will stay as close to on schedule as humanly possible.

“I really could tell you the whole Spring Training, if nobody gets hurt,” said Cooper, sitting in his golf cart and watching workouts on Thursday. “We have some split-squad games, and we might have some ‘B’ games. You never know. Maybe Charlie Leesman or [Daniel] Hudson or [Carlos] Torres or [Daniel] Cabrera will get a start there, in those situations.

“Otherwise, our starting pitchers will be doing all the starting.” …

February 24, 2010

February 24 links

– BDD’s Top Prospects Compilation: Update #15:

Spreadsheet: 2009-2010-Top-Prospect-Lists.xls [210 KB]

– Opening Day (1985 and on) and Year-end (1999 and on) payroll information for all MLB teams from Biz of Baseball. Also some, not all, player salaries for years before 1985.

– MLBTR’s White Sox Offseason Review.

– Final draft order.

Mark Gonzales tells us the areas the Sox will be focusing on in their Spring Training workouts.

Golebiewski @ BDD: “Can Chris B. Young Be Salvaged?”

– Players improve in the second year of a 2-yr contract.

– Wrist Injuries and Power: A Quick Glance.

January 29, 2010

Sox stop looking for a left-handed DH


A week after the Jim Thome drama concluded, the White Sox have decided to table their search for a left-handed-hitting RBI bat until it’s determined if the rotating designated hitter that manager Ozzie Guillen envisions will be a functioning tool for the 2010 season.

The White Sox looked at the viability of former New York Met and Toronto Blue Jay Carlos Delgado, who missed the majority of the 2009 season because of injuries. The White Sox had a scout watch Delgado during his stint playing winter ball in Puerto Rico. The consenus opinion is that Delgado did not have the legs and athleticism to play first base even in a part-time role.

That opinion moved the White Sox away from making a bid. …

January 9, 2010

A look on some Sox prospects in Winter Leagues

Looking on the stats of White Sox players in Winter Leagues page we find a couple interesting players, all pitchers (AFL excluded):

Clevelan Santeliz: 2.92 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 27 Ks and 10 BBs in 24.2 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.

Miguel Socolovich: 2.87 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 17 Ks and 4 BBs in 15.2 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.

Johnny Nunez: 4.82 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 11 Ks and 4 BBs in 9.1 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.

Randy Williams: 0.00 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with 7 Ks and 2 BBs in 6.1 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.

Santo Luis: 3.46 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 6 Ks and 8 BBs in 13.0 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.

Freddy Dolsi isn’t doing so well: 9.82 ERA and 3.82 WHIP with 2 Ks and 7 BBs in 3.2 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.

Freddy Garcia made a brief appearance too (December 3): 2.70 ERA and 0.90 WHIP with 3 Ks and 0 BBs in 3.1 IP. Allowed 0 HRs.

Socolovich came from Boston in the David Aardsma trade. Dolsi was claimed from the Tigers last month. Luis was a AAA Rule 5 selection from Houston.

July 29, 2009

Bartolo Colon, Clayton Richard, Randy Williams: DL, rotation, bullpen (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 29, 2009 1:45 pm
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Scot Gregor:

The Sox announced this afternoon that they’ve placed Colon on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 25) due to right elbow inflammation. In turn, they purchased the contract of left-hander Randy Williams from Class AAA Charlotte. Colon was scratched from tonight’s against the Twins and Jose Contreras was tabbed to fill in. The move allows manager Ozzie Guillen to keep Richard in the rotation. Richard won his last start on Sunday, beating Detroit.

Randy Williams’ stats.

Merkin looks on the probable pitching assignments.

UPDATE: Mark Gonzales says the pitching assignments for the series against the Yankees are: Floyd, Richard, Danks, Buehrle.

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