This Photo Is of Addison Reed at the last Whitesox Game I was at, He is an awesome relief pitcher. He loves save opportunities where the game is on the line, and the pressure is on. This was taken at the last Whitesox game I was at Vs. The Miami Marlins, on May 26, 2013. Coincidentally this is also the last game the Whitesox won when we completed a 3 game sweep of the Marlins. Ever since then we have been on a 7 game losing streak. We lost 3 to the Hated Cubs yes I say the Hated Cubs, because if you are a Sox fan you are usually not a Cub fan. I will get to that in another post about the Cubs, and needing a new stadium.
Some of the things the Whitesox need, We need to get rid of Kenny Williams, ok maybe he helped bring us a World Series in 2005, but he has also made many bad moves. Take Adam Dunn for instance he can hit the long ball, but most of the time stands up there, and strikes out. He has one more year on his contract in 2014 with the option. I say we trade him while he still has some worth, not that many teams want a strikeout artist. Dunn is batting a “WHOPPING” .166 right now with 72 Strikeouts. Next we shore up the catching spot, as much as I like Flowers, and think he is young, and still has potential. I think we need a better arm behind the plate.
Lets Discuss the Pitching a few years ago we got Jake Peavy Yes he was doing fairly well, but after last night in a 7-4 loss to Seattle. Peavy yet again walked off the mound with another Injury. This seems to be pretty typical of Jake Peavy from year, to year getting injured somehow, maybe its time we part ways with Peavy as much as I really do like him, as a man, and a warrior on the field. We need atleast 1 more solid starter, and a Great Middle relief man who can shut them down.
I know Nate Jones came in last night and had a few good innings against Seatle, but I am not a fan of Nate Jones. He usually comes in and Blows games. With his strange delay pitching style where he holds the ball long enough in the air, so the batter knows whats coming, and can tell if it is a fastball, or a curveball. He is a minor league mid level reliever at best, and Robin Ventura seems to have a love affair with him he is in nearly every single game giving up runs. PLEASE VENTURA NO MORE JONES. Maybe we can trade Jones, and Dunn, and get something halfway decent!!!!….
One other thing we need is a decent Clutch man. We used to have Podsednik, Dye, and a few others but we do not have that anymore. Instead we get get men in scoring position, and cannot advance them, with one or 0 outs. Usually we will have one out, with a man on first this year and we notoriously ground into the double play. I say its time we make some moves and shake the tree!!!!….Like the old Cubs saying goes though there is always next year!!!!