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"I had a negative attitude and that chip wasn't getting me anywhere," Anderson told MLB.com earlier this week. "The thing is, I have to be mature about it. I'm employed by the White Sox, so I have to go out and try and compete. If that's not good enough for them, there are how many other teams out there? Trades are always possibilities."
...Anderson rightfully points out how he only has 416 career at-bats and it's tough to make a complete value judgment during such a limited body of work. Nonetheless, Anderson has taken proactive strides to give his game on offense an equal chance to meet his lofty defensive skills. Whether it's playing for the White Sox or enticing another team's interest, Anderson simply focuses on what he's able to control and not complaining about what might have been.
"Really, I blame myself because it took me however long to get this wakeup call," said Anderson, who has yet to face live pitching, but said he's swinging pain-free in regard to a left-wrist injury that ended his 2007 season on July 6. "I'm in the best shape of my life and I have confidence in my hitting. When I would go to Spring Training in the past, I knew [hitting coach Greg] Walker was there and hoped he had something up his sleeve for me. Now, I feel set with my swing, aside from making some small adjustments. Not knowing is the most frustrating part," added Anderson, concerning his tenuous status. "I've told myself this whole offseason I want to play in the big leagues in center field, but I still work for the White Sox and have to get myself ready."
- Jim on BP's piece on Ehren Wassermann.
- USA Today puts the Sox in the winner column.
- Greg Walker feels confindent for the upcoming season.
- Toonder asks BA where is Nick Masset?
- Tango looks at PAP (Pitcher Abuse Points).