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BRDSR
06-05-2008, 10:12 AM
I would like to take a moment and recognize Boone Logan for the outstanding job he has done this season. It seems like we often recognize Jenks and Linebrink and then lump everyone else in the bullpen together.

Logan has pitched 22 innings, only 3 and 3.1 less than Linebrink and Jenks respectively. He's got more than 8 Ks/9, a better than 3:1 K:BB ratio, and is the only White Sox pitcher this season besides McDougal and Wasserman not to surrender a home run. Although not used in the sexy roles that Jenks and Linebrink have been, he is almost always in the game when its close.

During spring training I think I made a post which, in no uncertain terms, expressed my desire for Logan to start the season in Charlotte. My apologies Mr. Logan. Keep up the great work!

VeeckAsInWreck
06-05-2008, 10:14 AM
I would like to take a moment and recognize Boone Logan for the outstanding job he has done this season. It seems like we often recognize Jenks and Linebrink and then lump everyone else in the bullpen together.

Logan has pitched 22 innings, only 3 and 3.1 less than Linebrink and Jenks respectively. He's got more than 8 Ks/9, a better than 3:1 K:BB ratio, and is the only White Sox pitcher this season besides McDougal and Wasserman not to surrender a home run. Although not used in the sexy roles that Jenks and Linebrink have been, he is almost always in the game when its close.

During spring training I think I made a post which, in no uncertain terms, expressed my desire for Logan to start the season in Charlotte. My apologies Mr. Logan. Keep up the great work!

:rolling: I've never heard of a sexy role in baseball.

Anyway Boone has been wonderful and he pitched great in last night's game. So here's to Boone :gulp:

turners56
06-05-2008, 10:20 AM
I'm still nervous when Boone pitches. Hell, the only guy that I'm not nervous when he pitches is Linebrink.

Thigpen "57"
06-05-2008, 10:20 AM
He really has been extremely good. As was stated, heahas appeared in numerous key game positions this season, and has done very well. I too give cheers to you Boone. :gulp:

Carolina Kenny
06-05-2008, 10:21 AM
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We have had great luck with players named Boone!!

turners56
06-05-2008, 10:21 AM
The whole entire bullpen did an incredible job last night (with the help of Alexei Ramirez of course). Besides Jenks, everybody pitched to their limit and held the Royals down. I personally did not want to see Loaiza out there pitching...

Harry Potter
06-05-2008, 10:24 AM
Getting 7 outs in 18 pitches last night was pretty damn impressive.

bryPt
06-05-2008, 10:25 AM
great, this thread just jinxed him.

oeo
06-05-2008, 10:25 AM
I keep saying it: he's going to be a set up man in the future. He's only 23, and continues to get better...he won't be a LOOGY his entire career.

VeeckAsInWreck
06-05-2008, 10:28 AM
great, this thread just jinxed him.

Jinxes are for northsiders.

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The Immigrant
06-05-2008, 10:29 AM
Boone has been nails this season. He has become a full inning pitcher and a solid one at that. His control this year has been impeccable.

turners56
06-05-2008, 10:37 AM
Boone's had two real bad outings this year, both against the Orioles. What is up with Sox relievers sucking against the O's? Bobby sucks vs. the O's now Loagan? Hmmm...:scratch:

Hitmen77
06-05-2008, 10:39 AM
Thank God White Sox roster decisions aren't made by us fans, otherwise Logan wouldn't even be here. It wasn't too long ago that some people on WSI said they never wanted to see Boone Logan in a Sox uniform again.

What I have learned over the past few years from some posters here is that promising 22-yr old rookies who flop in their first year or two in the big leagues are irredeemably bad and need to be dumped because they are total garbage who will never amount to anything (same goes for young starters like Floyd).

Of course, now that Logan is doing well, everyone loves him.....but just wait until he has a couple of bad outings - then his name will be mud again 'round these parts.

VeeckAsInWreck
06-05-2008, 10:42 AM
Of course, now that Logan is doing well, everyone loves him.....but just wait until he has a couple of bad outings - then his name will be mud again 'round these parts.

No kidding, two months ago there was a lot of Swisher love here and then all of a sudden he's getting compared to Steve Sax? :scratch:

JorgeFabregas
06-05-2008, 10:50 AM
Thank God White Sox roster decisions aren't made by us fans, otherwise Logan wouldn't even be here. It wasn't too long ago that some people on WSI said they never wanted to see Boone Logan in a Sox uniform again.

What I have learned over the past few years from some posters here is that promising 22-yr old rookies who flop in their first year or two in the big leagues are irredeemably bad and need to be dumped because they are total garbage who will never amount to anything (same goes for young starters like Floyd).

Of course, now that Logan is doing well, everyone loves him.....but just wait until he has a couple of bad outings - then his name will be mud again 'round these parts.
Not only was he a young rookie--he started 2005 in Rookie league and started 2006 with the big club. A meteoric rise.

hi im skot
06-05-2008, 10:52 AM
As someone who has been very anti-Boone, he's been solid of late. He looked fantastic last night and did a great job of keeping us in the game.

Keep it up and I'm happy to continue eating crow.

rowand33
06-05-2008, 10:54 AM
I was anti-Boone and anti-Masset going into the season.

They both have shut me up, and thank God for that.

Foulke You
06-05-2008, 10:55 AM
I have to hand it to Boone. He has looked really good this year so far and I definitely fell into the "Boone Hater" club the last couple years. I never felt he had control of more than 1 pitch at a time and his bouts of wildness would get him into trouble which made him a liablity. I also always thought of him more as a lefty specialist but the control he has featured this year is allowing him to get both rightys and leftys out. Good for him. I hope Logan continues to prove me wrong.

VeeckAsInWreck
06-05-2008, 11:02 AM
For those that hated Boone before, I gotta say that it's admirable that you can come back and admit you were wrong. :cool:

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"I too have hated on Boone! I'm sorry please forgive me!"

Metalthrasher442
06-05-2008, 12:32 PM
Anyway see Loiaza start warm-up yesterday? I got excited I haven't seen him pitch in while.

Frontman
06-05-2008, 01:18 PM
Actually, I think most of the bullpen has done well, with the occassional "GOOD GAWD!" moment. Wasserman and MacDougal; they bad. But Coop and Ozzie didn't wait too long to move either back to AAA.

Jenks, Linebrink, Logan, Thorton, Masset, and even Dotel (with the occiassional bad outing) have been pretty good.

SBSoxFan
06-05-2008, 01:22 PM
Actually, I think most of the bullpen has done well, with the occassional "GOOD GAWD!" moment. Wasserman and MacDougal; they bad. But Coop and Ozzie didn't wait too long to move either back to AAA.

Jenks, Linebrink, Logan, Thorton, Masset, and even Dotel (with the occiassional bad outing) have been pretty good.

Didn't MacDougal have a 2.80 ERA when he was sent down? I know that doesn't tell the whole story, but it seemed like he was just getting it back together. It was a questionable move, especially in retrospect Wasserman's performance.

TDog
06-05-2008, 01:51 PM
:rolling: I've never heard of a sexy role in baseball.

Anyway Boone has been wonderful and he pitched great in last night's game. So here's to Boone :gulp:

Attend a daily news budget meeting at a newspaper of any size and during the discussion of what will go on the front page, you're likely to hear reference to a "sexy" story that has nothing to do with sex. It may be an inappropriate use of the word, but wherever it originated, it seems to have this metaphorical use now.

As for Logan, I never believed his early difficulties where signs that he would never be a good reliever. The effectiveness of many relievers comes and goes and sometimes only comes in flashes, but I think he is in a good situation this season and could be a valuable member of the staff.

Chez
06-05-2008, 02:02 PM
As someone who has been very anti-Boone, he's been solid of late. He looked fantastic last night and did a great job of keeping us in the game.

Keep it up and I'm happy to continue eating crow.

That makes two of us. I was never a Friend of Boone, but he's been really good this year. Keep it up, Boone.

Lip Man 1
06-05-2008, 02:14 PM
Ditto

Lip

gobears1987
06-05-2008, 02:34 PM
I didn't realize Boone was so young.:o:

VeeckAsInWreck
06-05-2008, 02:40 PM
I didn't realize Boone was so young.:o:

They grow up so quick! This was his uniform when Boone joined the team two years ago!

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