December 2014

2014 in review

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Merry Soxmas 2014

Merry Christmas Sox Crew

What an amazing year we have had, especially from Winter meetings.

We are all very excited about the upcoming season and what is in store for the 2015 season. The additions to the bull pen with Jeff, Dan and David, gives us stability and help with the younger kids coming up from Charlotte.

The last-minute addition of Melky to the outfield caught us all guard. I am still warming to the idea of Melky and with his past and all but he seems to have cleaned up his act and just wants to play ball.

I will be taking some time off to celebrate the holidays  but will be back with you in 59 days as the first call to spring training will be going out, as we head to the ranch in Arizona.

On behalf of my sorority sisters, I hope that you have an amazing Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Years 2015

Cricket and the Ladies of the ChiSoxSorority

So. How was your weekend?

10494799_908819615803866_1972854698293534097_nThat is how Rick Hahn greeted the media today when making the formal introductions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, and Melky Caberea.

It has been interesting to sit back and watch Winter Meetings play out and all, to see what happens. When the news came that Jeff was heading to the Sox, well at first to be honest I was not happy. To me, it felt like he had such as snobbish attitude but he is a damn good pitcher and I have to give him that tick. I heard some of his back ground and I started listening, Jeff grew up a fan of the White Sox, and always went to games as a kid.

As a lot of you know I have a thing for pitchers, well, David Robertson has gotten my attention. He comes to the White Sox from the New York Yankees. My understanding is that he was the set up man for Mariano Rivera. I cant wait to see his stuff and how he handles The Cell.

If your into pitchers, then keep an eye on Dan Jennings who comes to The Cell from the Florida Marlins. The giggle is that the general manager of the Marlins is also named Dan Jennings. The tag line for the announcement read –  Dan Jennings trades Dan Jennings. It made me look.

Melky Caberea – not one of us saw that coming. I know he comes with history and all but he is good at what he does. It will give Jose another bat to help drive those runs in. Setting up the right batting order will be interesting.

I actually have confidence in this bull pen and with Nate coming back soon, its going to take him a bit to settle in.

I am actually excited for this season and what is ahead.

Dear Rick

On behalf of my Sorority Sisters of the Chicago White Sox Sorority;

Congratulations on a great winter Meetings so far. You have addressed the one issue that we hoped you would with pitching.

We all held our breath as you close the deal with Jeff. We know that you made the best deal possible to get him to Chicago. We are sad to see Josh, Marcus and the other boys leave us and we wish them well.

Getting David from New York was an amazing deal. I think he will be the experience and stability that was lacking last year after losing Matt Lindstrom and Nate Jones. Please give Nate our best and tell him we cant wait til he comes back.

At the time of writing you this letter my sisters and I realize that you may still be working on a deal involving Dayan Viciedo. We know that you will make the best deal possible to bring that needed player home to The Cell.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to read this

Cricket Fox and the ladies of the Chicago White Sox Sorority

 

 

 

 

Can you pronounce Samardzija

10846017_10153471226798298_3762506296448831856_nAs of today, Jeff Samardzija is a member of the Chicago White Sox. He is joined by team-mate Michael Ynoa.

Jeff is on Twitter and you can find him at @SouthSideShark

We, as Sox fans have to send our best wishes to Josh Phegley, Marcus Semien, Right Hander Chris Bassitt, First Baseman Rangel Ravelo.

Jeff is thrilled to be with his boyhood team, he followed the Sox growing up. He would give anything to be able to hit a home run and have Hawk Harrleson call it. There is still one deal, at this point, but it will be later in the week before we know more.

Former Sox pitcher Jake Peavy is still unemployed as the Giants have not offered him a contract at the time of this writing.

In other late news – Jon Lester has signed with the Chicago Cubs for a reported 6 years 155 million dollars.