Year in Review - Top Ten Stories of 2005
As the new year approaches, let's take the time to reflect on the 2005 season, which turned out to be significant on many levels. Find out what events made Asher's Top 10 Stories of 2005.
Konerko re-signs 11/30/05
Konerko’s resigning is an interesting one. Asher has two reactions to this – one immediate, and one that dawned slowly. React to his reactions.
Some Thoughts for the Evening - 10-17-05 What goes through the head of a Cubs fan pondering the reality of the White Sox going to the World Series, and getting to face either the Astros or the Cardinals?
2005 ALCS Preview Short and sweet analysis of the Angels/White Sox showdown can be found right here.
2005 ALDS Preview 10/4/05
Normally, we don’t like to lump Divisional Series together like this, but these matchups are so similar that we’d just be repeating ourselves to write two separate previews. Could anyone have predicted the White Sox sewwping Boston in three games? Find out.
Podsednik and OPS 7/30/05
There are currently nine players on the Chicago White Sox who have over 300 Plate Appearances. Scott Podsednik ranks 8th among them in OPS with a paltry .722 mark. Although we sometimes rely heavily on OPS for a quick quantification of a player’s worth, this is one case where a player’s OPS does not correlate to his value to his team.
The Second Best Pitching Staff in Baseball
Midway through the summer, the White Sox pitching staff has been outstanding. While this White Sox staff has had its success, it has enjoyed its success in a bend but don’t break manner, and when the bending begins to turn into breaking, this team’s second place pitching ranking could quickly become a distant memory.
White Sox 2005 Preview The White Sox have gone from a team of one-dimensional players with poor depth to one of the deepest, most well-rounded teams out there. They should be in contention all season, but one man will decide how they ultimately finish: Ozzie Guillen.
Over Hyped Pitcher Acquisition Game
Much has been made of a recent Chicago White Sox acquisition, without a single reference to what I or many thousands of Mariners fans must be thinking: Freddy Garcia isn't that good!