White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Gavin Floyd was outstanding, allowing just one run in 7 23 innings with six strikeouts and two walks. But it wasn't good enough, as he was shouldered with the loss as the White Sox fell to Oakland 2-0 (still think pitcher win-loss records mean anything?). The Sox offense couldn't solve Tommy Milone, who allowed just three hits and no walks with five strikeouts over eight shutout innings. Gordon Beckham and Brent Morel accounted for half of the White Sox four hits.

Don Cooper joined Chicago Tribune Live to discuss Jake Peavy, as well as a few other topics regarding the success of the team's pitching staff. Cooper also added that Robin Ventura has given him "a lot of freedom to be myself." Video:

Cooper mentioned that keeping Jake Peavy healthy was key, although if he does need to hit the disabled list at some point this year, Dylan Axelrod could be able to fill in aptly. It's just four starts in Triple-A for Axelrod, but he does look pretty good.

If you missed it from earlier this week, he's Philip Humber hawking the Perfect Meatloaf Maker on David Letterman. Also, he's been excused from the White Sox for the birth of his child. Talk about a great week.

Around the division: First things first, and this has nothing to do with the AL Central -- Jose Canseco is back on twitter. Those were a scary couple of hours. The Twins will skip Francisco Liriano's turn in their rotation, Rany Jazayerli has a scathing missive on the Royals (who now have lost a dozen games in a row) and Seattle miraculously scored seven runs to beat Detroit.

White Sox Talk Podcast: National media fails to recognize White Sox as 2005 champs


White Sox Talk Podcast: National media fails to recognize White Sox as 2005 champs

Chuck Garfien, Slavko Bekovic and Chris Kamka react to the national media blunders that failed to recognize the White Sox as 2005 World Series champions. 

Later, the guys discuss Jerry Reinsdorf's comments about cheering for the Cubs and break down what it takes to beat the Indians. 

Check out the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast below: 

White Sox: Chris Getz's new player development role is to carry out 'vision of the scouts'

White Sox: Chris Getz's new player development role is to carry out 'vision of the scouts'

He may be limited on experience, but Chris Getz already has a strong idea about player development.

Getz -- who on Friday was named the White Sox director of player development -- worked the past two seasons as an assistant to baseball operations in player development for the Kansas City Royals. A fourth-round pick of the White Sox in the 2005 amateur draft, Getz replaces Nick Capra, who earlier this month was named the team’s third-base coach. A quick learner whom a baseball source said the Royals hoped to retain, Getz described his new position as being “very task oriented.”

“(The job) is carrying out the vision of the scouts,” Getz said. “The players identified by the scouts and then they are brought in and it’s a commitment by both the player and staff members to create an environment for that player to reach their ceiling.

“It’s a daily process.”

Getz, a University of Michigan product, played for the White Sox in 2008 and 2009 before he was traded to the Royals in a package for Mark Teahen in 2010. Previously drafted by the White Sox in 2002, he described the organization as “something that always will be in my DNA.”

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]​

Getz stayed in Kansas City through 2013 and began to consider a front-office career as his playing career wound down. His final season in the majors was with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore hired Getz as an assistant to baseball operations in January 2015 and he quickly developed a reputation as both highly intelligent and likeable, according to a club source.

“He is extremely well-regarded throughout the game, and we believe he is going to have a positive impact on the quality of play from rookie ball through Chicago,” GM Rick Hahn said.

Getz had as many as four assistant GMs ahead of him with the Royals, who couldn’t offer the same kind of position as the White Sox did. Getz spent the past week meeting with other members of the White Sox player development staff and soon will head to the team’s Dominican Republic academy. After that he’ll head to the Arizona Fall League as he becomes familiar with the department. Though he’s still relatively new, Getz knows what’s expected of his position.

“It’s focused on what’s in front of you,” Getz said. “Player development people are trying to get the player better every single day.”

“With that being said, the staff members need to be creative in their thinking. They need to be innovative at times. They need to know when to press the gas or pump the brakes. They need to be versatile in all these different areas.”