Category Archives: White Sox

Awards Preview

So, August is almost over, and unless you’re a loyal reader of The Forecaster or USA Today Sports Weekly, you haven’t read anything I’ve written about baseball in most of a baseball season.  Rather than make excuses, I’ll offer a … Continue reading

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Wait ‘Til Next Year – 2016 Baseball Preview

I’ve been writing season previews for a long time.  Everyone writes season previews.  There’s not much I can say that others haven’t said.  The Braves are really bad.  The Cubs are really good.  The Red Sox are hard to predict. … Continue reading

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Two Groups of Aces

Here are two ranked groups of pitchers: Group A 1. Max Scherzer 2. Chris Sale 3. Corey Kluber 4. Clayton Kershaw 5. Sonny Gray 6. Jake Arrieta 7. Dallas Keuchel 8. David Price 9. Zack Greinke 10. Chris Archer 11. … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Great AL Shortstop?

It looks like the Golden Era for shortstops is over. From 1984 to 1996, there was little debate about who should start the All-Star Game at shortstop for the American League.  Cal Ripken, Jr. was always healthy, always playing, and … Continue reading

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2014 Walter Johnson Awards

The awards for best pitcher, at least in the American League, are worth far more ink than I’m about to spill on them. Alas… NL Walter Johnson Award 1. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers You were expecting Dan Haren? Kershaw hasn’t quite … Continue reading

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2014 Willie Mays Awards

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance has asked members to post their picks for the Wilie Mays (best rookie) and Connie Mack (best manager) by tomorrow. I haven’t had time to write anything until now, when I’ve been sitting on a bridge … Continue reading

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2013 Cy Young Picks

This year’s Cy Young races are about as unpredictable as the end of an epidose of Full House. The voters will reward Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw for their exemplary work this year, and at first glance, they’re right in … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Award Races

We’ve entered the final six weeks of the 2013 baseball season, leaving teams with anywhere between 36 and 40 games to play. How teams in Miami, Phoenix, and a dome in St. Petersburg have played four fewer games than the … Continue reading

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Franchise Player Mock Draft

I understand ESPN presented its annual franchise player mock draft today. I’d link to it, but I want to make my picks in a similar draft before I see who their experts picked. When I’m done, I’ll check out ESPN’s … Continue reading

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An Early All-Star Ballot

In the past, I’ve used this space to name my quarter-season All-Star team. With the actual All-Star ballot now out, I’m tempted to post both a novelty piece about the players enjoying unexpected success through 40-45 games and an actual … Continue reading

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