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Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Can the “white flag” talkFrom Rick Morrissey:
And while we're asking questions, since when did Trader Kenny become Traitor Kenny?
Oy vey. I love Jim Thome and Jose Contreras just as much as the next guy, but Thome is going to, maybe, pretend to be Mickey Stanley for a month in Los Angeles. Contreras has one good start in the entire second half and that came against the Royals. To hear Morrissey (and others) tell it, you'd think that the Sox gave up the cornerstones of the franchise.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 3:20pm
Farnsworth to Royals via Tigers
Posted 09/01 at 03:33 PM
Detroit Michael said...
So you expect that Jim Thome will play shortstop during the post-season?
The Contreras trade seems easy to defend for Kenny Williams. He was losing his spot in the rotation anyway and the guy they got seems useful.
Posted 09/01 at 03:39 PM
Greg Simons said...
Agree with Detroit Michael on the Contreras deal. Dumping him for a guy having a solid season in Colorado Springs was a wise move.
There’s a huge difference between calling it a season 3.5 GB on July 31 and doing so 6.0 GB on August 31. The White Sox made the right call - this time.
Posted 09/01 at 03:53 PM
Anyone that frequently reads the tribe shouldn’t be surprised by an idiotic Morrissey article. White flag deal? Gimme a break.
Posted 09/01 at 04:47 PM
Morrissey’s just filling white space - and poorly.
The difference between this trade and the “White Flag” trade is that anybody who thinks the White Sox can catch Cleveland this year (only 5 games behind them) isn’t crazy at all.
Posted 09/01 at 05:52 PM
Morrissey is a hack. The only baseball writer that’s worth a damn in Chicago is Bruce Miles.
Posted 09/01 at 11:20 PM
Chris H. said...
This is why I am so done with newspaper columnists. The vast majority of print sportswriters write like this: little thought or analysis, but lots of hyperbole and emotionalism.
It’s the literary equivalent of Jerry Springer or something. (I confess, I’m not real happy with that analogy, but after I wrote, “It’s the literary equivalent of,” I froze. Even so, Morrissey is a hack.)
Posted 09/02 at 10:09 AM
Jack Marshall said...
You meant MIKE Stanley, right, Craig?
Posted 09/02 at 10:59 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Nah, Jack. Mickey. As in the 1968 Tigers, who put him horribly out of position at shortstop, knowing they’d take the defnsive hit in order to cover for the awful, awful bat of Ray Oyler.
Posted 09/02 at 11:17 AM
Jack Marshall said...
OK..that was too clever (or strained) for me before I have a cup of coffee, and I couldn’t get the picture of MIKE Stanley trying to play first base in out of my head after they wouldn’t let him catch…it’s hard to believe Thome could be worse that THAT.
Posted 09/02 at 11:30 AM
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