Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ventura recharged heading into 2014

Just don’t recharge the mound.

As of now, Ventura still is not sure what that roster will look like.

“You go through a season like you did last year, there are changes,” Ventura said of the Sox’s 63-99 year. “When you make changes you would, for the most part, like to have a lot of young guys who are good and you have control over for a lot of years. But you also want guys who are established and you know what you’re going to get.”

...At least the infusion of youth could help bring about the refreshed attitude Ventura hopes to see soon in his group.

“It’s good for everybody to get away (after a season), but toward the end of the year you want everybody to refocus and come (to spring training) committed and prepared and ready to go,” Ventura said. “If you’re not showing up ready to prove last year wrong, then you shouldn’t be coming because it was tough for everybody and it’s not fun to watch either.”

There’s enough to focus on that Ventura said last week he doesn’t think about 2014 being the final season of his three-year contract. He turned down an extension in 2012 but said after the 2013 season that he wants to continue to manage, if Hahn wants him.

“I enjoy doing what I’m doing,” Ventura said. “I love who I work for. I’m just getting ready for the season, and whatever happens from here on happens. … If for some reason Rick wants somebody else to do this, then he’s going to have somebody else do this. That’s just the way it works.”

Repoz Posted: December 14, 2013 at 06:19 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: white sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. madvillain Posted: December 15, 2013 at 12:20 AM (#4618198)
Ventura gets a pass for last year as the Sox had a ton of moving pieces and most of them were horse #### pieces. That said, if his team plays the same awful fundamental baseball it did last year , it's time to end the experiement. He's good with the media and seems to run a pretty happy ship, but some of the stuff last year base running and simple fielding wise was straight out of a horror show.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
danielj
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDaniel Bryan's 'YES!' chant has spread to the Pirates' dugout
(48 - 6:29pm, Apr 16)
Last: Good cripple hitter

NewsblogOMNICHATTER: Wednesday April 16, 2014
(36 - 6:27pm, Apr 16)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogDoug Glanville: I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway
(164 - 6:27pm, Apr 16)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogOTP April 2014: BurstNET Sued for Not Making Equipment Lease Payments
(1359 - 6:27pm, Apr 16)
Last: spike

NewsblogGleeman: Mets minor league team is hosting “Seinfeld night”
(19 - 6:27pm, Apr 16)
Last: Gonfalon B.

NewsblogMinuteman News Center: Giandurco: This means WAR
(53 - 6:25pm, Apr 16)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogVerducci: Overuse of young pitchers fueling MLB's Tommy John surgery problem
(35 - 6:23pm, Apr 16)
Last: LionoftheSenate (Pirates v A's World Series)

NewsblogNightengale: Pujols nears 500 home runs...and no one seems to care
(53 - 6:19pm, Apr 16)
Last: Davo Dozier (Mastroianni)

NewsblogAstros To Promote George Springer
(39 - 6:13pm, Apr 16)
Last: God

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread March, 2014
(870 - 6:03pm, Apr 16)
Last: J. Sosa

Jim's Lab NotesWe're Moved! (And Burst.net can bite me!)
(91 - 5:40pm, Apr 16)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-16-2014
(12 - 5:10pm, Apr 16)
Last: esseff

NewsblogGothamist: Yankee Stadium Is Selling Nachos In A Helmet For $20
(66 - 5:07pm, Apr 16)
Last: Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman

NewsblogExposition:The Jonah Keri Mega Q&A
(5 - 4:09pm, Apr 16)
Last: JE (Jason Epstein)

NewsblogOT: NBA Monthly Thread - April 2014
(224 - 2:46pm, Apr 16)
Last: andrewberg

Demarini, Easton and TPX Baseball Bats

 

 

 

 

Page rendered in 0.2123 seconds
52 querie(s) executed