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WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gordon Beckham seeing time around infield

Gordon Beckham is back with the Chicago White Sox. The former top prospect is seeing time all across the infield this spring in addition to trying to win the starting job at second base. Beckham could work out to show some pop in his bat if he can get regular playing time. His problem has always been a slow start. Beckham appeared in 127 games last season hitting .226/.271/.348...
Via Tireball.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Reaction to the death of Minnie Minoso

CHICAGO (AP) Reaction to the death of former Chicago White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso: --- ''For South Siders and Sox fans all across the country, including me, Minnie Minoso is and will always be `Mr. White Sox.' ''The first black Major Leaguer in Chicago, Minnie came to the United States from Cuba even though he could have made more money elsewhere. He came up through the Negro...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Sale destined for a Prior ending?

Last season may have been a disappointment, but hope springs eternal for the Chicago White Sox with the words “pitchers and catchers report to spring training.” The team is as talented as it has ever been since that magical World Series season in 2005. However, the tremendous potential that GM Rick Hahn has created into this team hinges upon the outcome of the next few words...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Legend has Passed Away in Chicago

The “Cuban Comet”, Minnie Minoso, the first black major league baseball player to ever play in the City of Chicago, has passed away. Minnie Minoso — Mr. #WhiteSox — has died. Tears of sadness are falling for a great man. pic.twitter.com/zpi6WFuxH0 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 1, 2015 While there are some disputes to in fact when Minoso was born, 1922 versus...
Via Sports Mockery
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

CHICAGO (AP) Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. Minoso played 12 of his 17 seasons in Chicago, hitting .304 with 135 homers and 808 RBIs for the...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will injuries plague the Chicago White Sox in 2015?

The Chicago White Sox were certainly busy this offseason adding another ace starting pitcher in Jeff Samardzija and .300 hitter Melky Cabrera. The new look White Sox are expected to be a much improved team after last years disappointing 73-89 season, and they are even in the talks of competing for a division title. So what could hold them back from breaking out in 2015? The Chicago...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Ace Chris Sale Has Fractured Foot

Chris Sale. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Chicago White Sox feared the worst when they found out that their ace and potential Cy Young Award winner Chris Sale reported to camp today limping. Apparently the 25-year-old left-hander was injured in an accident at his home. According to the team’s Twitter accound Sale suffered an avulsion fracture to his right foot. Thankfully for...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale out three weeks with foot injury

Man, baseball players can be clumsy.   Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale became the latest ballplayer to go down with an odd injury, as the White Sox announced he’ll miss three weeks with a broken foot. Sale apparently suffered the injury at home. It’s unclear what exactly Sale did to injure himself, but general manager Rick Hahn did give this (perhaps tongue-in-cheek?)...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2015 Season Preview: Bullpen

Going into the offseason, one of the biggest holes on the Chicago roster was the bullpen. Last year, general manager Rick Hahn traded away closer Addison Reed and did little to add any arms to the ‘pen. The White Sox bullpen ERA was 14th in the American League at 4.38; the only team worse was the Houston Astros. This year, Hahn put much more of his money and resources into this...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Prospect Profile: Carlos Rodon

Photo Credit: Scott Merkin; MLB.com The Chicago White Sox finished the 2013 season with a record of 63-99, the third worst record behind the Miami Marlins [62-100] and Houston Astros [51-111] for that year. The 63-99 record was the seventh worst in White Sox history (by winning percentage), and gave them their first ever last place finish in the AL Central. The bright side of...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training: Vince Coleman & The Chicago White Sox

Vince Coleman & Adam Eaton The guy who some readers might remember for throwing a lit firecracker into a crowd of baseball fans that were waiting for autographs in the Dodger Stadium parking lot in July of 1993… is back in baseball. Vince Coleman is now a baserunning instructor for the Chicago White Sox. Oh yeah, Vince also stole 752 bases during his 13 year playing career...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2015 Starting Pitching Preview

Going into the offseason, general manager Rick Hahn had a checklist. On the top of that list was a right-handed starting pitcher. In December, the second year GM landed his target in former Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija was a good addition, as they can slide him in the middle of two lefties; Cy Young candidate Chris Sale and the highly underrated hurler, Jose Quintana...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaRoche has familiar feeling in camp with White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Adam LaRoche grew up around old Comiskey Park, when his father Dave was the Chicago White Sox bullpen coach and Robin Ventura, Harold Baines and Bobby Thigpen were early in their playing careers. A quarter-century later, LaRoche arrives on the South Side as the oldest player on the team at 35. Baines and Thigpen are on the coaching staff and Ventura is his manager...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Six weeks of nothing: Time to think out of box for spring training coverage

When I covered the White Sox in the ’80s, people always were jealous that I got to escape winter and spend six weeks in Florida. Frankly, I really didn’t like it. I’ll admit the weather was nice, but spring training felt like a slog of writing seemingly endless stories. Plus once the games began, you spent those nice spring days confined to a hot, tight press box. Not exactly...
Via Sherman Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: offseason evaluation

The Chicago White Sox are coming off a season where they went 73-89. They finished in fourth place in the American League Central. 17 games back of the first place Detroit Tigers. Fans want to know if they are in for a similar season or if they can expect the Sox to turn it around and become a contender. The simple answer would be to say they will improve because of the offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the last time Harry Caray sang at Wrigley Field

17 years ago today, long-time Cardinals, White Sox, and Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray passed away at the age of 83. In honor of Caray’s life, here’s the last time he sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field. They don’t make ‘em like Harry anymore, that’s for sure. The post Here’s the last time Harry Caray sang at Wrigley...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Things That Scream “I’m a Chicago White Sox Fan”

The City of Chicago is one that is extremely rich in its baseball history having two professional baseball teams to cheer for; however, if you grew up on either the north or south side of town, your perceptions vary greatly and there can be only one team to root for at the end of the day. It’s not to say you won’t find Chicago Cubs fans on the south side of town, but there is...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken ‘The Hawk’ Harrelson Took to the Airwaves to Share Another Stupid Thought

Chicago White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson went on the Mully and Hanley show on 670 The Score Friday morning to discuss, well the White Sox, and in doing so proclaimed Adam Eaton as the best leadoff hitter in the American League and maybe the best in the entire MLB. Hawk, we know you’re a home, but this is just silly. While Eaton had a stellar 2014 season, tied for second among...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox mascot Southpaw makes "Special Deliveries" for Valentine's Day (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago White Sox mascot Southpaw was busy Friday delivering surprise Valentine's Day gifts to unsuspecting fans, and if this video is any indication, it proved to be a big hit.The White Sox offered the "Southpaw Special Delivery" package for the holiday:The "Southpaw Special Delivery" package includes: Southpaw delivering a box of candy, a Southpaw...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #59: Jeff Samardzija | SP | CHW

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! Jeff Samardzija is one heck of an athlete who also happens to have one heck of a cool nickname — “The Shark.” How did a division one football player for Notre Dame turned ace pitcher...
Via Baseball Professor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding a Place for Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo was supposed to be good. In retrospect, we probably should have known better. He now finds himself a free agent, and the question is whether or not there is a team for him. In his initial signing story back in 2008, there is a lot of excitement. It is intimated that the South […]
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Tim Anderson the White Sox #1 Prospect?

Carlos Rodon was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the 3rd overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft. Upon entering their system, the big left-hander was already the White Sox most talented prospect. In fact, Baseball America and MLB.com have rated him as the organization’s top prospect. Rodon passes the eye test with a 70-80 grade slider, a plus fastball, and an above average change...
Via Batting Leadoff
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Avisail Garcia, Dayan Viciedo, and Giving Up on Potential

The Chicago White Sox have had an interesting offseason. Even if you share Jeff’s view that they aren’t yet a very good team, you can’t deny that they made some nice additions this winter. The Sox added Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, Zach Duke, Adam LaRoche, Jeff Samardzija, and Emilio Bonifacio to a roster that included […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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