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Sunday, May 18, 2014

White Sox get Adam Eaton back, but place Jose Abreu on DL

The White Sox were the bearers of both good news and bad news Sunday. Exciting leadoff man and center fielder Adam Eaton was reinstated from the disabled list, but as a corresponding move, rookie slugging sensation Jose Abreu was placed on the DL due to an ankle injury.

Abreu has what the team has announced as posterior tibia tendonitis in his left ankle. After being relegated to designated hitter recently, he had to be replaced late in the game Saturday due to the issue and now he’ll be shelved at least two weeks.

The 27-year-old Cuban import is hitting .260/.312/.595 (142 OPS+) with 11 doubles, 15 homers and 42 RBI this season. He leads the AL in homers, RBI slugging percentage and total bases. Needless to say, losing him from the lineup is a big blow. Expect Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko to be the 1B/DH combo on a daily basis with Abreu out.

Thanks to BN.

Repoz Posted: May 18, 2014 at 12:21 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. madvillain Posted: May 18, 2014 at 12:36 PM (#4709105)
#### Robin Ventura. Seriously, everybody with half a functioning eye saw Abreu needed rest. Ventura himself said he would use the off day to get Jose two days rest straight. Well guess ####### what, that didn't happen and now he's on the DL.

Ventura is awful, I cannot say this enough. He's done so many little stupid things like this during his tenure and it used to be "oh he's a rookie manager" Well he's now in his 3rd ####### year.


####### learn to manage and not listen to the players. The inmates don't run the place, Robin.
   2. asinwreck Posted: May 18, 2014 at 12:40 PM (#4709107)
“2014 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure,” Herm Schneider said. “In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an ‘Annus Horribilis.’ I suspect that I am not alone in thinking it so. Indeed, I suspect that there are very few people or teams unaffected by these last weeks of leaguewide turmoil and injury.”
   3. madvillain Posted: May 18, 2014 at 01:16 PM (#4709127)
Gotta love the reaction from Sox corners of the internet. The Herm Schneider cool aid is strong, very strong. So is the loyalty to Ventura. Good god, a player talked himself into the lineup when the manager should have put his foot down. He was playing with an injury that only gets better with rest and instead of resting him a few days (an ounce of the prevention...) they over played him (he talked himself into the lineup) now he has to sit the next two weeks against much tougher competition.

The Sox bungled this, pure incompetence from Ventura and the medical staff, that's what happened. I don't care what their previous results with injuries have been this is an open and shut case and they screwed it up.
   4. Mark Edward Posted: May 18, 2014 at 04:56 PM (#4709208)
Gotta love the reaction from Sox corners of the internet. The Herm Schneider cool aid is strong, very strong. So is the loyalty to Ventura.


Is there a strong pro-Ventura faction on the internet? Because I don't see it anywhere. He's constantly called out for his bullpen management, for one thing.

And I think Schneider's earned that praise. This is still a reasonable healthy team overall.
   5. Up2Drew Posted: May 18, 2014 at 08:13 PM (#4709281)
Hey, you know what would be a crazy idea, Jerry Reinsdorf?

Considering there are only 30 positions at this level in the world, maybe you should consider hiring a guy who actually has done this job, at some level, EVER.

I know that one could point to the successes of Phil Jackson and Ozzie Guillen - both off-the-wall hires at the time - but they were, at least, still involved in their sports at a professional level.
   6. madvillain Posted: May 18, 2014 at 08:44 PM (#4709287)
Is there a strong pro-Ventura faction on the internet? Because I don't see it anywhere. He's constantly called out for his bullpen management, for one thing.


That's prolly cause you're mostly reading my ranting. Check out Soxtalk.com, one guy even has the bizarre conspiracy theory level idea that "this was a planned DL trip".
   7. RJ in TO Posted: May 18, 2014 at 09:18 PM (#4709294)
Is there a strong pro-Ventura faction on the internet? Because I don't see it anywhere. He's constantly called out for his bullpen management, for one thing.


Are there any managers that aren't constantly called out for their bullpen management?
   8. Mark Edward Posted: May 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM (#4709330)
Are there any managers that aren't constantly called out for their bullpen management?


I never really had much of a problem with Ozzie Guillen's bullpen management.
   9. Carlo Paz Posted: May 19, 2014 at 12:52 AM (#4709338)
I'm willing to concede that managing the personalities of the players MAY be way more important than the on field decisions that a manager makes day to day, but I sure do get tired of watching the stupid #### Ventura does on a daily basis.
   10. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: May 19, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4709609)
Madvillain - For once I find myself in total agreement on this one.
   11. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 19, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4709612)

Are there any managers that aren't constantly called out for their bullpen management?


I don't think you need "bullpen" in that sentence. I'm always bemused by the amount of vitriol towards managers. What gets me about is not that managers don't do dumb things but that people go ballistic without considering WHY the manager did the dumb thing. Almost every dumb thing I've ever seen a manager do made some level of sense if looked at right. Doesn't make the move right necessarily but it's a lot more interesting to me to think "why did Farrell start Gomes over Nava?" that just declaring him a moron (sorry, World Series winning moron).
   12. I am Ted F'ing Williams Posted: May 19, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4709760)
I know that one could point to the successes of Phil Jackson and Ozzie Guillen - both off-the-wall hires at the time - but they were, at least, still involved in their sports at a professional level.


Those are not good examples. Both spent time as coaches before taking the top job.

Ventura, like too many mangers, manages for the press conference questions instead of the actual team. Show me a manager that is afraid to be second-guessed and I'll show you a terrible manager. Ventura is a terrible manager. Ozzie Guillen became a terrible manager after starting out as a good one.

Ventura has already lost about 6 games so far this season. What kind of idiot thinks an outfield of Viciedo-DeAza-MSierra is worth playing more than two days in a row? Holy crap that outfield lost at least 2 games. Makes more sense to take an 0-4 from Jordan Danks because he can at least play outfield better than those 30 butterfingers but Danks gets sent down because Sierra had 4 hits once when Ventura was looking.

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