Now, while the top 10 hitters didn't really bring many surprises, you may raise an eyebrow or two reading through this list. That's because I base these rankings on a player's career WAR with the White Sox, and that means longevity can help certain pitchers out that you probably wouldn't consider to be great.
As for the time period, as I explained in the position players post, the period is from 1981 through last season. For a full explanation of how all of this works, go ahead and read the intro on the position players post. I'm not writing that shit again.
Then, when you're done there, come back here and read this list.
The White Sox announced on Sunday that Miguel Gonzalez would be starting on Monday night in Toronto, and that John Danks would be getting skipped in the rotation. It came as something of a surprise because, if skipping Danks was going to be the decision, with Erik Johnson already on the roster after he was called up last week following Carlos Rodon's horrible start against the Angels, the easiest thing to do would have been start Johnson on Monday.
Instead Johnson will end up receiving a week's worth of that MLB money without having to do anything, which is a great way to go on vacation to Chicago for a week.
Because of all the moving parts, and some of the answers that Robin Ventura gave when asked about those parts, it's hard to know exactly what it all means right now.
During Game 3 of the NLCS the Mets lost out on a run when a ball became stuck in the Wrigley Field ivy. On Twitter there was suddenly a debate about whether or not the ground rules of Wrigley were stupid, and blah blah blah.
They ivy was seen as a nuisance by some, and I'm guessing most of the people who felt that way were Mets fans. Personally, I enjoy the ivy at Wrigley. I'm a fan of quirky when it comes to baseball stadiums.