I felt a strange sensation on Sunday afternoon. I tuned into the White Sox game a few minutes before first pitch against the Blue Jays and was greeted by Steve Stone going over lineups and all the usual pre-game fare. But then as he was taking the broadcast to break, he said something that caused my shoulders to sag and a disappointed sigh to pass my lips.
Stone said that the broadcast would be back with Hawk.
That was the moment I first realized that it was a Sunday home game, and that meant Hawk Harrelson would be in the booth instead of Jason Benetti. Now, it says a lot about how much I enjoy Benetti, and how quickly he's ingrained himself as a part of the White Sox broadcast that I was upset to learn he wouldn't be calling the game today. Having said that, while Benetti deserves some of the credit for that, Hawk deserves a significant share as well.
I love Hawk Harrelson. I don't say that as an empty platitude, either. He's the narrator of my baseball life. He'…
While the entire White Sox fan base sits around waiting for something to happen with Yoenis Cespedes, I figured I'd help us all kill time by continuing what I started last week.
If you don't remember, I ranked the greatest White Sox players of my lifetime (by bWAR) in two separate posts; one for position players and one for pitchers. Well, for every yin there must be a yang, and for every Frank Thomas there must be an Adam Dunn.
So today I'm continuing the Superlative Series by ranking the worst White Sox players of my lifetime (1981-present), and much like I did with the greatest, players, we'll start with position players.
Prepare yourselves for a painful trip down memory lane. We begin with four players who are all tied for seventh place.
After the trade was finally announced, my excitement only intensified with the news that Yoan Moncada was finally being called up.
Happy Yoan Moncada Day, by the way.
As for the trade itself, now that I've slept on it and spent a few more hours thinking about it, I suppose my reaction to it is still similar to how I felt last night when it all started breaking.
I'm not surprised that Frazier and Robertson were dealt. That's been expected since the winter. I'm surprised that they were packaged together along with Tommy Kahnle in one deal. I'm also surprised by the return the White Sox got.