WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rick Hahn answers some questions

The White Sox made general manager Rick Hahn available via a conference call Thursday afternoon. Here are some snippets of answers he gave to various questions, as well as my thoughts on his answers: On if the White Sox are willing to go beyond budget caps in international free agency: “Certainly we are only talking theoretically, yes, we would consider going past the signing...
Via BP South Side
9 hours ago

Moncada, Giolito, Lopez reflect on Sox camp

Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez held court before the White Sox 4-2 victory over the Reds at Camelback Ranch after the team's top five prospects per MLBPipeline.com were returned from big league Spring Training to Minor League camp Tuesday. Here's a look at some of their comments.
Via WhiteSox.com
14 hours ago

Katz, Goldberg relish Classic experience

Prior to taking part in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, White Sox Minor Leaguer Alex Katz was pitching on the back fields of Camelback Ranch.
Via WhiteSox.com
15 hours ago

Quintana flashes perfection; Delmonico homers

Jose Quintana appears to be regular-season ready. With 17 scouts in attendance, the White Sox ace and prime trade candidate as part of the team's rebuilding, pitched 5 2/3 perfect innings during a 4-2 victory over the Reds on Thursday at Camelback Ranch.
Via WhiteSox.com
17 hours ago

White Sox Hope to Hit It Big with Tim Anderson Contract

Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to an extension that will pay the young shortstop $25 million over six years and which includes two team options that could double the amount of the contract. The deal is both big and small. It’s the largest contract ever given to an MLB player with less than a year of service time. So that’s significant. On the other hand, the...
Via Fangraphs
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Side Spring Training 5: White Sox Win Championship

1. The break Nate Jones and David Robertson took from White Sox camp to help the US win the World Baseball Classic is officially over after the team’s 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in Wednesday’s title game. The two and a half weeks and eight games the US played in over that period provided them with less work than either pitcher would’ve had otherwise — Jones tosses four innings...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Report: White Sox continue to work on Jose Quintana trade

The Chicago White Sox seem determined to get a Jose Quintana trade done before the start of the season.Jim Bowden of ESPN reports on Wednesday that the White Sox continue to work on moving the All-Star left-hander and could have a deal done before Opening Day with the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves being mentioned as the likeliest possibilities. The White Sox have been dangling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Making Tyler Saladino a main course

Coming into the 2017 season, the White Sox infield looked fairly set. There weren’t really any questions as to who would be playing where, at least not until the service time shuffle games passed and Yoan Moncada getting called up became a realistic proposition. Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier would man the corners (until one of them — looking at you, Frazier — gets traded)....
Via BP South Side
2 days ago

White Sox lefty Rodon solid in first start against Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Carlos Rodon finally got on the field Sunday, and the Chicago White Sox left-hander already seems in solid form. Rodon tossed four scoreless innings in his first Cactus League start, striking out five while the White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-2. Chicago held Rodon out of its first 21 spring training games, bringing him along slowly to keep him fresh...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Schwarber welcomes White Sox lefty Holland to Cubs' rivalry

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Derek Holland was warned about Friday's atmosphere. With 12,927 house-divided fans packed into Camelback Ranch, this spring contest between Holland's Chicago White Sox and the crosstown rival Cubs was rather anticipated, as exhibitions go. Kyle Schwarber tagged Holland for a three-run homer and drove in four runs, helping the Cubs beat the White Sox 7-3....
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox P Michael Kopech aiming for 107 mph with fastball

Chicks may dig the long ball, but that is so 1998. (Unless you’re adding new-fangled terms like exit velocity and launch angle.) Nowadays, more baseball fans — regardless of gender — are fascinated by rocket-launcher fastballs. People dig triple-digits on the radar gun.Lighting up radar guns and scoreboards with numbers never seen before has made Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can White Sox’s Michael Kopech throw 107+ mph?

One of the top prospects the Red Sox had to give up to acquire Chris Sale was Michael Kopech, who is known for lighting up radar guns. He hit 105 mph in a minor league game last year that was played in Salem, Va., one of the fastest pitches ever recorded. So it’s clear that the guy can throw some serious gas. And apparently, 105 isn’t even his ceiling. Kopech’s personal trainer...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Giolito on Striking a Balance Between Smart and Simple

For Lucas Giolito, KISS doesn’t mean Keep It Simple Stupid. Given his intellectual curiosity — picking Max Scherzer’s brain didn’t hurt — the acronym more aptly equates to Keep It Simple Smart. Giolito is now in the White Sox organization, having been acquired by Chicago from Washington in December’s Adam Eaton mini-blockbuster. Blessed with a big arm and a made-for...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is There Hope for Brett Lawrie?

Brett Lawrie isn’t quite ready to sign with a club, according to a report by Jim Bowden from Wednesday afternoon. Lawrie is still working through a soft-tissue, lower-body issue. Teams like the Blue Jays, Mets, Rays and Royals reportedly have some level of interest in Lawrie after he was released by the White Sox. What kind of role Lawrie can expect to land is unclear. And what...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays interested in signing Brett Lawrie

Brett Lawrie may be returning to the division where he began his career.Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Tampa Bay Rays “will at least look into” the possibility of signing the free agent infielder as they are “intrigued by his right-handed bat.”Lawrie, 27, batted .248/.310/.413 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs for the Chicago White Sox in 2016 but made just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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