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Hahn senses optimism around White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Whether he's out on the town or simply checking messages, general manager Rick Hahn can sense the excitement and optimism surrounding the Chicago White Sox. He joked that the ''voice mails in the middle of the night have changed in tenor.'' For that, he says ''thank you.'' The vibe when Hahn and manager Robin Ventura took the stage Saturday during the team's fan convention...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Players Reflect On The Life Of Ernie Banks

Here is a look at the outpouring support from around the major leagues after the tragic passing of baseball great Ernie Banks. R.I.P Mr.Cub! “It’s a beautiful day for a ball game. Let’s play two” – Ernie Banks Cal Ripken Jr. “He was Mr. Cub and that spoke to both his play on the field and how beloved he was to the people of Chicago. Ernie was the first to make...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox hire Coleman as base-running instructor

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor. General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team's annual fan convention. Coleman, the last player with 100 steals in a season when he finished with 109 in 1987, will work with major leaguers and minor leaguers throughout the season...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

On Friday, January 23rd, it was announced from multiple sources and confirmed by the Chicago Cubs that Hall of Famer Ernie Banks had passed away. The face of the Chicago Cubs, Banks was someone who I grew up idolizing, but had never saw play. I’m a third generation of a family bloodline, who happen to be die hard Chicago Cubs fans.  Growing up, I worshiped a collection of Cubs...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #108: David Robertson | RP | CHW

Who’s ready to talk about a relief pitcher? “I am,” the author said begrudgingly. It should come as no surprise to you by now, but I really, really hate wasting words on relief pitchers. Give me a closer depth chart, give me a basic tiering of options with job security, give me some next-in-line options and a couple deep sleepers, and I’m good to go. But like it or not,...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to minor league deals with Soto, Penny

CHICAGO (AP) Former NL Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto and two-time All-Star pitcher Brad Penny have agreed to minor league contracts with the Chicago White Sox. Soto, the NL Rookie of the Year with the Cubs in 2008, appeared in just 24 games with Texas and Oakland last season. He was limited by knee and foot injuries and was also arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Penny...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Three Former All-Stars to Minor League Deals

The White Sox really decided to take Throwback Thursday to the next level today as they signed former all-stars Geovany Soto, Jesse Crain, and Brad Penny to minor league deals. #WhiteSox announce non-roster camp invites. Among them: Brad Penny, Geovany Soto, and Jesse Crain. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 22, 2015 When I call Soto and Penny former All-Stars….I...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Geovany Soto To Minor-League Deal

According to Bruce Levine of WSCR-670 radio in Chicago, veteran catcher Geovany Soto has agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox. Former Cub catcher Geo. Soto signs minor league deal with Chicago White Sox — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) January 22, 2015 At age 32, he could find a fit backing up Tyler Flowers. Soto won Rookie of the Year for the Cubs in 2008, however...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Chicago White Sox’s top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Carlos Rodon LHP: Rodon is not just the best pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Star in the Making: Carlos Rodon to Become the Next Chris Sale?

This off-season has brought many blessings and great talents to the South Side of Chicago. Rick Hahn went on the aggressive, attacking free agency quickly and then grabbing one of the biggest names on the trade market in Jeff Samardzija. Another Southpaw on the Rise   With all the big talent being acquired, it’s easy for prospects to be forgotten, but one who belongs on everyone’s...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #116: Melky Cabrera | OF | CHW

I should start this post with full disclosure: I’m a big Melky Cabrera fan. When he came up for the Yankees in 2005, playing center field as a 21-year-old rookie, I was really excited (obviously, I’m a Yankees fan). But, when Joe Torre decided to let him start against the Red Sox in a huge July game at the height of that rivalry, I knew that was a bad idea. As exciting as he...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Are In On Reliever Ronald Belisario

(USAToday Photo)In an odd turn of events, the Red Sox are reportedly interested in signing relief pitcher Ronald Belisario—who delivered a 5.56 ERA last year for the White Sox. The 32-year old Belisario was actually Chicago's closer for a while in 2014, appearing in 66.1 innings for The South-Siders. While the right-hander did have two outstanding seasons for the Dodgers (2009...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #121: Alexei Ramirez | SS | CHW

On April 16 of last season, Alexei Ramirez set a White Sox club record by hitting safely in the first 16 games of the season. That was only the beginning. After two down seasons in which his power seemed to have vanished, the former 15 HR player had the look of a swing-happy, slap-hitting, speed-only player who maintained fantasy value solely by virtue of his shortstop eligibility...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Around The Diamond: Catching Conundrum

Our positional previews continue with a look behind the dish. While there is a heck of a lot to be excited about when it comes to the 2015 Chicago White Sox, the catcher position leaves much to be desired. In most people’s minds, there are four, maybe five names to watch for when it comes to White Sox catchers when it comes to 2015. When you hear each name, you’ll probably groan...
Via Grab Some Bench
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Samardzija one and done in Chicago?

During this past off-season, the Chicago White Sox presented their fans with the type of furious spending spree that is usually witnessed on the Northside of the city. General manager Rick Hahn diligently worked the phone lines and trade routes to bring the team on the precipice of a World Series contender. But as exciting as a potential magical season sounds to the fan base, the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe plays White Sox as World Series Fix Revealed

On Sept. 23, the Indians were clinging to a 1 ½ game lead over the White Sox as the two teams started a three-game series at League Park. There were 10 games left to play, and the pennant was still up for grabs. But the White Sox had other things to worry about. The grand jury impaneled to look into allegations of the fixing of a Phillies-Cubs game had started hearing testimony...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember When Frank Thomas Tried to Change the Rap Game?

“The White Sox Got Em, Open Up Wide” is a little known 90’s rap gem inspired and produced by one of the most prolific sluggers of the era, Hall of Famer, The Big Hurt, Frank Thomas. Thomas doesn’t take the Shaq route and perform the song himself, but serves as the executive producer, label owner and of course, the inspiration. The cover art features a drawing of Frank Thomas...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox avoid arbitration with Hector Noesi, Nate Jones, Javy Guerra

The Chicago White Sox signed three players to deals, prior to numbers being exchanged between the players and the teams tomorrow. The White Sox have agreed to one-year deals with pitchers Hector Noesi, Nate Jones and Javy Guerra, the team announced on Thursday. The White Sox and Hector Noesi reached an agreement on a one-year, $1.95 million contract for the 2015 season, avoiding...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Around The Diamond: 2015 Second Base Race

We have already previewed what to expect with regards to the hot corner, and next will cover who will be starting at second base in the 2015, after the late August departure of Gordon Beckham to the LA Angels. As excited as some Sox fans were to see Gordo go, the eigth overall pick in the 2008 draft has always been a reliable defender. Despite his offensive production steadily declining...
Via Grab Some Bench
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team is confused about poetry

The Kannapolis Intimidators (A-ball affiliate of the Chicago White Sox in the South Atlantic League) are trying to sell tickets for their 2015 season, but are having some issues. Their home season begins on April 16th against the Hickory Crawdads, and the Intimidators want a packed house. There’s just one problem… We don't do poetry. We do baseball. pic.twitter.com/5fFf9BfmkC...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Jose Abreu be the AL MVP in 2015?

  Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox hits an RBI single off of pitcher Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays to score Adam Eaton during the fifth inning of a game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox had a hugely successful 2014 season. After the Cuban-born slugger signed his six-year, $68...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: bullpen set to destroy 2015 season

The Chicago White Sox have reloaded rather than rebuilt their team this off-season, which has put them in a position to make a strong playoff push for 2015. On paper, they have strengthened their former weaknesses at starting pitching, closer, and left field. Jeff Samardzija provides them with that illusive number two starter that they have struggled finding to pair up with their...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About that Other Chicago Team

If you’ve been following, you are well aware that Chicago has had one heck of an offseason. As it turns out, I’m not just talking about the Cubs. We’ve already been over how promising things are beginning to look there. So, what about the White Sox? You know, the team I unceremoniously wrote off last season by suggesting they trade ace Chris Sale—a 25-year-old pitcher who...
Via The Sports Post
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The White Sox still aren't a very good team

The White Sox won’t stop. I mean, at some point they will, because they’ll have to, and maybe they’ve reached that point now that they’ve signed Melky Cabrera, but Rick Hahn and the rest of his front office have had an incredibly busy month, adding to a roster that featured a handful of big-leaguers and […]
Via Fangraphs
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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