The Morning Constitutional: One More Ride For Dayan Viciedo


I had high hopes for Dayan Viciedo when the White Sox signed him out of Cuba. He was one of those signings that was not only hyped, but also seemed capable of living up to it when he got here.

When he first came to Chicago in 2010 he only played in 38 games, but put up a line of .308/.321/.519 with an OPS+ of 122. Surely he’d become a mainstay in the middle of the Sox order for years to come. I mean, Hawk Harrelson said he hadn’t seen anybody with a livelier bat since Carlos Delgado, and Hawk has never been one for hyperbole!

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Jeff Passan Has Things To Say About The Cubs


Yahoo’s Jeff Passan is currently rolling out a series examining the offseasons that every team in baseball has had, and on Friday it was the Cubs turn. Now, I’ll ignore the fact that it’s incredibly hard to judge a team’s offseason when there is still a month left before teams even report to spring training, and the regular season doesn’t start for nearly three months. Instead I’ll just focus on what Passan wrote about the Cubs offseason.

In short, he is not impressed with the Cubs.

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