Sunday, April 4, 2010

One Last Thought Before Opening Day 2010

It’s almost O-Day! I’ve been quietly observing the White Sox statistics over spring training, reading news, and wishing more games were televised.

What has stayed consistent throughout Spring Training is Mark Kotsay, who still leads the “regulars” in AVG. Sure, Spring training is far from a fool-proof prediction method, but combined with his great “D” skills, I’m pretty happy to have kept him on the roster.

Paul Konerko has definitely picked up the pace toward the end, and is just a bit behind Kotsay in AVG.

Mark Teahen is still luke-warm at best at-bat. Something tells me that (unless, of course, he’s been holding out on us) he will be this season’s Josh Fields and he will give me a reason to complain about Kenny Williams’ lack of effort in the infield for the second year in a row.

In “sad” news, Brent Lillibridge’s noodle arms won’t be gracing U.S. Cellular Field this year. And speaking of people who have moved down to the minors… Brian Anderson will be converting to pitching. While this seems humorous, those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw batting practice. Similarly, the Sox have Sergio Santos, just like the Royals will have B.A.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! It’s time for the race for PIE!

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