James Poellnitz, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

James Poellnitz

James is a big White Sox fan but an even bigger baseball fan. He is born and raised in Chicago and would love nothing more than to actually cover the White Sox in the near future. Hopefully his bachelors degree in print journalism can make that happen. If not he will settle for anything else that involves sports and writing.

Opening day logo for MLB power rankings
By James Poellnitz On Sunday, March 31st, 2013

MLB power rankings: Washington Nationals start season at top

Spring training has finally come to an end, and opening night features the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros, two teams headed in complete opposite directions. Where do they rank among the rest of the teams in More...

Matt Kemp high fives Adrian Gonzalez at home plate.
By James Poellnitz On Monday, March 18th, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers preview: Deep pockets deliver division title

Los Angeles Dodgers fans are looking forward to a full season of high-fives between Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images) To put last season into context for the Los Angeles Dodgers, we need to More...

Los Angeles Angels hitters pose for pictures in spring training.
By James Poellnitz On Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Los Angeles Angels preview: Bats will guide Halos to playoffs

Behold the Los Angeles Angels offensive juggernaut. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) There was no team more disappointing last season than the Los Angeles Angels. After acquiring a perennial MVP candidate in Albert Pujols More...

By James Poellnitz On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Five players the White Sox missed out on this offseason

Mike Morse would have been a welcomed addition to the White Sox lineup. (Winslow Townson/ Getty Images) From day one of this offseason, the talk around the Chicago White Sox was general manager Rick Hahn acquiring More...

By James Poellnitz On Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

White Sox would concede AL Central if A.J. Pierzynski walks

The Chicago White Sox need A.J. Pierzynski’s presence on the field if they hope to contend in 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune) Imagine the New York Yankees without Derek Jeter, the Texas Rangers without More...

Ryan Braun making the safe sign with his arms.
By James Poellnitz On Friday, November 9th, 2012

Playoff success aside, Buster Posey is not 2012’s NL MVP

Ryan Braun’s stats are far superior to Buster Posey’s in the NL MVP race. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) “Soon to be National League MVP.” That was the phrase I heard throughout the postseason More...

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