White Sox Notes: Williams, Quentin, Pierre, Morel

Dylan Axelrod, the son of agent Barry Axelrod, provided the White Sox with six solid innings in his first MLB start this afternoon. Here's the latest on the White Sox, who have 14 games remaining after today…

  • White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has told GM Kenny Williams that he’ll be back in 2012, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times
  • Manager Ozzie Guillen told Cowley that he could work for anyone, including Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. 
  • In a chat with fans, Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com says there's a very high chance that the White Sox trade Carlos Quentin this offseason.
  • Juan Pierre is expected to sign elsewhere when he hits free agency after the season, according to Padilla. Pierre "has the most respect of anybody in the White Sox clubhouse," so there's a chance he'll be back. 
  • Brent Morel will definitely be playing third next season and the White Sox will expect a little more on offense from Morel in 2012. I mentioned the White Sox as a possible destination for Aramis Ramirez earlier today, noting that the club probably can't afford him. 
  • The White Sox will definitely reduce payroll from $127MM next season, Padilla writes.

24 Responses to White Sox Notes: Williams, Quentin, Pierre, Morel Leave a Reply

  1. klassic 4 years ago

    Please no Pierre!

  2. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Um, I’m pretty sure Konerko has the most respect out of anyone in the clubhouse. Ya know, the guy whose been there for twelve years and is pretty much the captain of the team. Of course, there could be some clubhouse rifts I’m not privy to. It just seems like he would be the most respected guy.

  3. Gigantes2425 4 years ago

    Quentin to SF!!

  4. ophaq2 4 years ago

    Kenny has been exposed.  Worst moves by any GM in baseball over the past few years.  But they’ll keep him?  Makes no sense.  Ozzie will be in Florida next year.

    • There is no GM in baseball worse than Kenny and he has proved it for several years now. His last good trade waas in 06 and there is no reason to think this incompetent will suddenly learn how to do his job after all of this time.
      Adoios Kenny, een as baseball worst GM, you were always overrated.

  5. j6takish 4 years ago

    The Tigers streak continues! That may have been the most amazing game I’ve ever watched. Literally every managerial move made by Leyland ended up working. How often do games play out like that?!

    • j6takish 4 years ago

      Pinch hit Raburn in the 9th, home run. Pinch hit Magglio in the 9th, walk. Pinch hit Inge with the hopes Ozzie would bring in Sergio Santos so he could double switch and pinch hit Avila. Pinch hits Avila, 2 run home run. Can’t make that stuff up, and Ozzie fell right into the trap!

      • DutchTiger 4 years ago

        Let’s remember this move as an example why Leyland is a good manager.

    • EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

      I hear some people give Leyland a bad rap, but I’ve always thought he was a solid manager. He certainly showed it last night.

  6. This is not supposed to be a dig, so much an query to see if others feel the same.  I find the White Sox one of the hardest team in baseball to like. 

    I am not sure why. Maybe some of the blame falls on their god-awful broadcasters or the fact that for years they played a really boring style of baseball. 

    • Spaldingballs 4 years ago

      The only worse teams to watch I can think of are the Mariners and Twins. Carson Cistulli’s NERD score has them as a 1 (0-10 in terms of watchability). And that’s before you throw in Hawk and the annoying FO/management stuff.

      But, boy, the bullpen can be fun to watch. Sale and Santos make opponents look silly, and Addison Reed may have the talent to do that as well.

      • At least with the mariners, you get to watch Ichiro and Felix (and now Ackley, Carp, and Smoak). 

  7. As a lifelong Sox fan, I think you’re right.   And it’s not like they have a bunch of really unlikeable players.  Even Ozzie is less crazy than the National Media thinks.    But they talk about playing “the right way” and then go ahead and play guys who don’t play “the right way.”  And they give away outs.  And they have so many players that give you horrible horrible at-bats.  And they seem to value the stolen base and taking the extra base, but refuse to make it difficult to steal bases off of them (off of AJ) and play a no-arm in left, just because he is a prototypical leadoff type (who posts a below .700 OPS).   And they play in a hitters park but overvalue little slappy guys.

    Hawk sounds great when they’re a winning team and all you need is a meatball calling homer calling the homers.  When they are bad, he amplifies the dread and falls into long moments of silence.   Not the best broadcaster, but I wouldn’t identify him as the cause.

    • Matt Moore 4 years ago

      AJ is enough of a dbag to make the whole team look lika bunch dbags.

  8. The great thing about the being a fan of the Sox is they don’t give a damn what the public thinks of them.  They’ll get the ship righted – they always do.

  9. windycitywarrior 4 years ago

    Not sure what the problem with Pierre is. OPS and all that aside, I like the idea of a guy who CAN make stuff happen on the basepaths. He gets hot and has 3-4 games all the time. I dont know who would be a better lead off on the team.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      his basestealing productivity has tanked this year

    • lolpods 4 years ago

      he’s done. lead off de aza, it doesn’t matter. a guy only “leads off” once a game, guys.

  10. wsox05 4 years ago

    Who do you think would be interested in TCQ and what would be a good package for him?

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