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Edwin Encarnacion scratched with stiff back; White Sox walk off Mariners Edwin Encarnacion scratched with stiff back. The Sox 37-year-old designated hitter, signed to a one-year, $12 million contract in the offseason, was scratched from his cleanup spot in the lineup with low back tightness and is day to day. "We did it out of precaution," manager Rick Renteria said.
Newcomer Steve Cishek likes optimistic vibe in White Sox clubhouse "I think this is a little bit different because these young guys have had a taste of success and now they're hungry to win," Cishek said Thursday. "And they put together some veteran pieces to kind of fit around them this year.
Paul Konerko: Wild Card or better in reach for White Sox this season Former White Sox slugger Paul Konerko caught up with the media at Spring Training on Thursday and said he's very optimistic about the upcoming season.
Why NBC Sports Chicago is airing only six White Sox spring-training games Excited Sox fans expected more from the team’s exclusive home, but a bigger inventory from the Blackhawks and Bulls limits what the network can show.
Gamethread: Mariners at White Sox Big free-agent catch Ross Detwiler gets his first start of the spring!
White Sox manager Rick Renteria uses intel from upstairs, but lineups are all his - For a third time in the first handful of Cactus League games, manager Rick Renteria on Thursday penned a starting lineup that could be a hint of what he has in mind for Opening Day:. Tim Anderson SS;. Yoan Moncada 3B;. Jose Abreu DH;. Edwin Encarnacion DH;.
Chicago Cubs: Why should we expect anything new from Jose Quintana? That's what's hurt Quintana more than anything. For example, as bad as he was over the final weeks of the 2019 season, he was equally dominant the month prior. Looking for answers, Quintana got together with pitching coach Tommy Hottovy over the offseason, re-thinking how he throws his change-up, which was woefully ineffective last season.
Chicago White Sox: Adam Engel can be a weapon this season The Chicago White Sox have a lot of good players set to be starters but the depth is what will make or break their chances in 2020. The Chicago White Sox a…
Chicago White Sox: Where does Gavin Sheets fit in? Gavin Sheets has had a solid spring training for the Chicago White Sox thus far, but it's certainly worth wondering what the plan for him is going forward.
Chicago White Sox know we haven't seen the best of Eloy Jimenez He wants to stay in there. "I want him to be the best left fielder that the Chicago White Sox can put out there. I don't want to be timid about using him out there in the late innings in a ballgame." Jimenez agrees. "I don't want to come out in the ninth inning," he said.
Chicago White Sox: Three players to break out in 2020 The Chicago White Sox are expecting some big things from Dylan Cease. He came over with Eloy Jimenez in the trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs. He was one of the best pitching prospects upon his arrival to the big leagues. He had a very okay MLB debut season with the White Sox last year.
Keith Law's prospect rankings: Chicago White Sox The White Sox system is always top-heavy, and that's still true now even though the players at the top of the list are quite different, with more homegrown names than they've had in their last few prospect lists and a couple of promising high school arms of their own.
Chicago White Sox: Three players who should DH in 2020 The Chicago White Sox have a few different options of who can DH at any point in the season for them. This depth could be a real strength to the offense.
Eloy Jimenez mic'd up at White Sox Spring Training As the White Sox hitters started getting to work in Glendale, we mic'd up Eloy Jimenez and followed him around the batting cages.
Dallas Keuchel throws first sim game with the White Sox Dallas Keuchel got his first taste of live action on Wednesday, throwing a simulated game where he faced a rehabbing Yasmani Grandal.
Impressive Pitching By Matt Tomshaw, But White Sox Edged By Royals Split Squad - Matt Tomshaw started on the pitcher's mound Wednesday as the White Sox took on a Kansas City Royals spilt squad. Tomshaw has spent his entire nine-year career in the Minor Leagues, but he looked good on Wednesday. He threw two shutout innings and allowed only one hit.
Dream game: White Sox go up 10-0 in the first, cruise to a win The Chicago White Sox busted out to a 10-0 lead in the first inning on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium, cruising to a 16-0 drubbing of the Kansas City Royals. Adam Engel, having another of his patented massive springs, led off the game with a solo shot, then clubbed a grand slam as the White Sox batted around off of K.C starter Foster Griffin.
Adam Engel homers in White Sox' loss to KC Dallas Keuchel pitches on back field, says he feels ‘phenomenal’ and is ahead of schedule with four weeks till Opening Day.
White Sox left-hander Jace Fry dealing with sore back - While manager Rick Renteria downplayed a back issue that has sidelined left-hander Jace Fry, any setback related to the back is always cause for concern. Fry is the Sox' second best option from the left side behind Aaron Bummer, and there isn't much behind him, so this one probably shouldn't be taken lightly.
Wednesday split squad game thread vs. Chicago and Chicago! The Windy City is in big trouble today as both of their baseball teams will take on the Royals in split squad spring training action. In Surprise, the Royals will host the White Sox with lefty Foster Griffin in to make his case for making the rotation.
Gamethread: White Sox at Royals Big heroes and bigger bats make this one a must-follow.
White Sox say Carlos Rodon is a long-term starter, but his 2020 role is far less certain "Long term, Carlos Rodon's a starter. Let's get him through his rehab, and then we'll talk about his role for the balance of the 2020 season. "I also know Carlos has said repeatedly, whatever we want him to do to help the team win, he's there for. So long term, starter.
White Sox’ Eloy Jimenez is motivated to prove his critics wrong "I look forward to the future when I can say, 'You said that I couldn't play the outfield but I showed you I can play.' I can do whatever I set my mind out to do.'' To that end, Jimenez is working with outfield coach Daryl Boston this spring.
With question marks dotting rotation, White Sox need Lucas Giolito to stay on top Short term, we'll figure out once he's healthy where he's at." Rodon won't be back from his recovery until summer, so don't worry about trying to wedge him into the rotation for the first few months of the campaign.
Chicago White Sox: Aaron Bummer is a key piece to bullpen The Chicago White Sox are looking to be good in 2020. Nobody is really worried about their ability to score runs. They have a lineup that has nine guys who have talent. Eight of the nine might be considered above average or better. With that said, you still need to be able to pitch so you can take advantage of that run support.
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White Sox Talk Podcast: Carlos Rodon 'This is my life' Chuck Garfien is joined by Rodon to discuss his career with the White Sox, getting over his injuries and the determination to start winning now. - Where Rodon is physically. - What it's like to come back from Tommy John surgery. - It's time to start winning.
Hot side hot: White Sox win the important game today in a 4-3 comebacker Seby Zavala - helluva first two games, Seby - slapped a single through the box and thanks, again, to a flaccid throw home, Engel scored and the White Sox won the game with two outs to spare. Outside of Herrera, the pitching for Chicago was very solid: five hits, two walks and eight Ks over eight innings.
White Sox, Yoan Moncada Have Reportedly Held Preliminary Extension Talks The White Sox have opened negotiations on a contract extension with third baseman Yoan Moncada's newly hired representatives at the Movement Management Group, as first reported by James Fox of FutureSox.com. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score writes that the two sides have had only "initial" talks but cautions that no deal is close at this time.
Triple For Luis Robert As White Sox Top San Francisco Giants - The White Sox took on the San Francisco Giants in Cactus League play at Camelback Ranch Tuesday. In the fifth inning, Luis Robert took it all the way to the wall and legged it out to third for a triple. Eloy Jimenez also hit an RBI single. The White Sox beat the Giants 4-3.
Photos: San Francisco Giants meet the Chicago White Sox in Cactus League play The San Francisco Giants continued their Cactus League play in Arizona on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, with a loss to the Chicago White Sox, 4-3.
White Sox Split Pair of Cactus League Games It was a day of mixed results for the Chicago White Sox, as they beat the San Francisco Giants and lost to the Cleveland Indians in split squad action. In a game at Camelback Ranch, Eloy Jiménez drove in a run and drew a walk for the White Sox in their victory over San Francisco.
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Dallas Keuchel doesn't need to be Chicago White Sox savior Rick Hahn signed Dallas Keuchel to eat up innings, to mentor the young White Sox rotation and to win games.
Cleveland Indians jump on punchless Chicago White Sox early in 10-2 exhibition win Franmil Reyes collects two doubles, Christian Arroyo homers in Tribe exhibition home debut.
White Sox rally in ninth inning to defeat Giants Another ninth inning rally. Adam Engel doubled off the right-center field wall in the ninth, scoring Daniel Palka from first with the tying run, and Seby Zavala singled to center to score a sliding Engel to for the victory. The Sox, who rallied for a Cactus League tie against the Dodgers in the ninth Monday, are 2-1-1 this spring.
Yermin Mercedes hoping to swing way to spot on White Sox roster "Yes, hard, hard, hard, every time," he said. "Every time I'm going to swing hard in the practice and in the game, too." Mercedes has no major league experience, with a professional resume that includes three years in the Dominican Summer League with the Nationals and a season in independent ball after the Nats released him.
Any Yoan Moncada extension would be in line with White Sox strategy Is a Yoan Moncada extension in the works? Moncada's not aware of anything, or so he told reporters Tuesday in Arizona. "Honestly, I don't pay too much attention to that," he said through team interpreter Billy Russo. "My focus is just in the game and preparing myself to be in the best position that I can be for the season.
Gamethreads: Giants at White Sox/White Sox at Cleveland Drew Anderson leads a near-Opening Day lineup into action at Camelback, while a Triple-A crew takes on Cleveland at Goodyear.
Ex-MLB Pitcher files lawsuit against Astros over Sign-Stealing Scandal Spring is here and baseball is finally returning from what has been a tedious offseason for just about everyone involved. Of course, at the heart of the frustration lies the now-infamous sign-stealing scandal that undoubtedly gave the Houston Astros a disproportionate competitive advantage en route to their 2017 World Series championship.
White Sox should definitely extend Yoan Moncada Giving an extension to Moncada now would make sense for both sides as it can allow Moncada to simply focus on playing baseball on the South Side while feeling that the White Sox's organization is fully committed to him going forward.
Yoan Moncada envisions being with White Sox ‘for a very long time’ Third baseman Yoan Moncada? Right-handers Lucas Giolito and Dylan Cease? "We don't want no odd man out," Anderson said. "We all want to be in on the same thing." Viewing Moncada, 24, as a cornerstone piece at the hot corner, the Sox want to wrap him up, too.
White Sox don't need Dallas Keuchel to be a 'savior,' but he can still set the tone No matter what side of town you want to invoke, the comparisons have already come for Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel gets comp'd with Buehrle, the White Sox legendary left-hander who helped deliver a World Series in 2005, because of style. Hard-throwing strikeout kings they are not.
Chicago White Sox: Yoan Moncada is working on an extension The Chicago White Sox and one of the biggest keys to their success are working on a contract extension which would be huge for this team. The Chicago White…
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Chicago White Sox: While We Waited Part 6 - The Rebuild The Chicago White Sox were on the list. Many mocked and pointed their fingers laughing at the Sox. Who can blame them? It is embarrassing to not have made the playoffs since before Instagram was created. For many years the White Sox remained in limbo.
How Eloy's relationship with Encarnacion helped bring him to the White Sox Eloy Jimenez and Edwin Encarnacion are looking forward to an exciting 2020 season now that Encarnacion is on the team.
White Sox-Dodgers Game Ends In Tie - The White Sox took on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Cactus League play Monday afternoon. Nicky Delmonico is hoping to earn that last spot on the 26-man roster. In the third inning Monday, he cracked one to center for a double. Delmonico was three-for-three - two doubles and a single.
White Sox' Tommy John recipients will be coming back in waves - If there is a next wave of talent coming up through the White Sox' farm system, it might appear packaged in a collective elbow wrap. But here's the thing about Tommy John surgeries: Pitchers often bounce back with the same or even better velocity than what they had before they were hurt.
Keuchel looking to move past Astros scandal, make impact with Chicago White Sox Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel hopes to make it to the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons after joining the Chicago White Sox on a three-year, $55.5 million contract.
White Sox remain undefeated, come back to tie Dodgers Matt Skole’s ninth-inning double ties it… with the lead run thrown out at home!
White Sox, Dodgers Play to Tie in Pitcher’s Duel In a pitcher's duel at Camelback Ranch, the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers played to a 2-2 tie on Monday afternoon in Glendale.
Yoan Moncada and The Chicago White Sox Are Working On A Contract Extension The Chicago White Sox and Yoan Moncada are reportedly working on a contract extension.
Yermin Mercedes' monster home run highlights White Sox' 2-2 tie against Dodgers Mercedes, whose swings are ordered off the ''hard, harder, hardest'' menu, homered against Parker Curry, then singled in the ninth. A minor-league selection in the Rule 5 draft in 2017, Mercedes batted.310/.386/.647 with 17 homers in 53 games last season at Charlotte.
Obituary: Ramón Conde RIP to Ramón "Wito" Conde, whose MLB career was limited to 16 hitless at-bats for the 1962 Chicago White Sox. He died from a heart attack on February 23 while visiting Florida to watch preseason baseball. He was 85 years old.
How to Handle the Astros' Scandal Let's take a break from the fantasy and talk about a topic that's blowing up the sports world…The Houston Astros Cheating Scandal. I believe I have a way Major League Baseball can and should handle it. Before I get into that though, here's a little backstory, just incase you're not aware of what's going on.
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Gamethread: White Sox "at" Dodgers It’s a mishmosh lineup for today’s televised game!
News Fix: Novel Coronavirus outbreaks spread across Europe, Asia; Stocks plummet White Sox fans can buy tickets at the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office at starting at 10 a.m.TOP STORY: Coronavirus outbreaks continue to spread across Europe, Asia Countries around the world are racing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
White Sox’ former first-rounder Zack Collins ‘trying to control what I can control’ But Collins, while showing some promise as an on-base hitter with power, hasn't completely shed concerns about his catching. And when the Sox signed Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million contract during the offseason, the largest in franchise history, the message was clear.
Yasmani Grandal hard at work molding pitching staff that drew him to White Sox It should come as no surprise that Yasmani Grandal is already making a big impact, even in the early weeks of spring training. After all, his impact was being felt before anyone even showed up to Camelback Ranch. But the team's new No.
More Than a South Side Story at NBC Sports Chicago It's going to be a different baseball season at NBC Sports Chicago.
White Sox: Dayán Viciedo making an impact in the land of the rising sun Making an impact in the land of the rising sun. Viciedo signed with the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon League in 2016 and made an immediate impact with the ball club homering in each of his first three games. That season, he was selected to the all-star game as a first baseman.
White Sox agree on new contracts with Aaron Bummer, Leury Garcia The White Sox on Saturday signed left-handed relief pitcher Aaron Bummer to a five-year, $16 million contract. It's the largest contract ever given to a non-closer who has yet to qualify for salary arbitration in Major League Baseball history.
SSHP Podcast 14: Cactus League time! Lots of highlights from the spring opener to discuss with our guy on the scene, Sean Williams.
White Sox Talk Podcast: Kobe Bryant's impact on Lucas Giolito His impact has spread across cultures, countries and sports. One person who Kobe and his legacy impacted is White Sox ace and LA native Lucas Giolito, who discusses the mark Kobe's life has left on him. - Kobe was part of the culture in Los Angeles. - Working out at the Kobe Academy days after Kobe passes.
2 Scoreless Innings For Dylan Cease As White Sox Beat Reds - The White Sox' Cactus League opener was rained out on Saturday, so their Spring Training debut came Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. Pitcher Dylan Cease could be in for a big year. He struck out three Reds in two scoreless innings. Leury Garcia was is the battle for second base.
American League Central Predictions Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday…the day got away from me so I was not able to get a post done, but I am back today! On Thursday, I posted about my American League West Predictions today I am going to tackle the American League Central.
White Sox Capture Cactus League Opener Over Reds in Goodyear The weather in Arizona finally cooperated Sunday, and that was good news for the Chicago White Sox as they captured a victory over the Cincinnati Reds in their spring training opener. Tim Anderson drove in a run for the White Sox out of the leadoff spot, and Seby Zavala hit his first home run of the Cactus League campaign in the victory.
New OF Akiyama singles, tries steal in eventful Reds debut - Shogo Akiyama gave Cincinnati Reds fans a small taste of what he can provide at the top of the batting order and in the outfield Sunday in his first spring training game with the team. Akiyama, hitting leadoff and playing center field, lined the second pitch he saw from Chicago White Sox starter Dylan Cease into right field for a single.
Nice start: White Sox pitchers shut down Redlegs, 7-2 Carson Fulmer, who entered in the third and whiffed his first two batters before succumbing to control problems, got off to a Fulmeresque start in the fourth, hitting ex-White Sox and current Reds first baseman Matt Davidson with a pitch, driving him out of the game, and walking Scott Schebler before getting yanked.
White Sox defeat Reds in Cactus League opener Dylan Cease looked sharp with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings, catcher Seby Zavala homered to right-center field and had two RBI and Leury Garcia, Tim Anderson, Nick Madrigal and Danny Mendick each drove in a run in the White Sox' Cactus League opener Sunday.
White Sox' Dylan Cease more than pleased with first outing of spring The right-hander struck out three and walked none in two innings against the Reds.
Projecting the White Sox’ 2020 lineup ''We got some power guys, some speed guys and some power and speed guys,'' Anderson said. ''We have two catchers and the pitching, and you look at our lineup and it could be fun. We've got a chance.
Gamethread: White Sox at Reds Anderson-Moncada up top, Robert in the lineup, Mazara cleanup, Delmonico DH!
New Spring Opener: Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds After the regularly scheduled spring training opener was rained out and canceled, the Cincinnati Reds now open things up against the Chicago White Sox.
White Sox closer Alex Colome looking to improve on 2019 season - Right-hander Alex Colome was pretty good in his first season as White Sox closer. He wants to be better. Colome collected 30 saves while posting a 2.80 ERA in 62 games covering 61 innings in 2019 he viewed as acceptable. He wants 2020 to improve from start to finish.
White Sox: Three players to focus on in spring training The Chicago White Sox were supposed to be starting spring training games like most of the league on Saturday, but their game got postponed. As a result, they will now be starting games on Sunday with their first one coming against the Cincinnati Reds.
Chicago White Sox: While We Waited - Part 5 - Todd Frazier Todd Frazier was acquired by the Chicago White Sox prior to the start of the 2016 season as the team looked to vault into contention.
White Sox Agree to Deals With Bummer, Garcia The Chicago White Sox agreed Saturday to a $16 million, five-year contract with reliever Aaron Bummer that includes two club options, and a $3.5 million, one-year deal with infielder Leury Garcia. Bummer is due $1 million in 2020, $2 million in 2021, $2.5 million in 2022, $3.75 million in 2023 and $5.5 million in 2024.
White Sox Sign Aaron Bummer To Five-Year Extension The Chicago White Sox signed Aaron Bummer to a five-year, $16MM contract extension, tweets USA Today's Bob Nightengale. The deal also includes two option years that could raise the overall value to $29.5MM, per Nightengale.
Chicago White Sox ink reliever Aaron Bummer to a five-year extension The Chicago White have inked left-handed relief pitcher Aaron Bummer to a contract worth five-year $16 million.
Good news: Aaron Bummer signs five year, $16 million extension Bad news: Today’s Cactus League opener is rained out.
Kenny Williams shuts down rumor connecting free agent Yasiel Puig to White Sox You can put to bed the rumors about free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig possibly signing with the White Sox. It's not happening. The two sides did get together during the MLB Winter Meetings in December.
Breaking: White Sox, Aaron Bummer sign extension The Chicago White Sox made a very interesting decision on Saturday morning as they agreed to a five-year contract extension with Aaron Bummer. On the White…
White Sox Cactus League opener rained out - The White Sox' Cactus League opener against the Angels Saturday has been cancelled by rain. The Sox will play their first spring training game Sunday against the Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. Saturday marked the first day of rain for teams in Arizona, where the weather has been mostly sunny since the beginning of spring training,.
White Sox lock up Aaron Bummer with record five-year extension PHOENIX - The White Sox have locked up a key part of their bullpen and did it in record fashion. The team is keeping Aaron Bummer on the South Side for the next half decade. The deal contains a pair of team options that could keep Bummer in a White Sox uniform through the 2026 season.
White Sox sign lefty Aaron Bummer to five-year extension Bummer gets $16-million contract in deal that includes two club options. Sox also add one-year club option for Leury Garcia.
White Sox Extend Leury Garcia's Contract To Include 2021 Team Option The Chicago White Sox signed Leury Garcia to a one-year, $3.5MM guaranteed deal today, per MLB.com's Scott Merkin. The deal includes a $3.25MM base salary for 2020 with a $3.5MM team option for 2021. The White Sox can decline next year's option with a $250K buyout.
White Sox Agree to Terms with Leury García - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5-million contract with infielder Leury García, which includes a club option for 2021. Under terms of the agreement, García will receive $3.25 million in 2020, while the White Sox hold a $3.5-million option for 2021 with a $250,000 buyout.
White Sox and Aaron Bummer Agree to Terms on Five-Year Contract Plus Two Club Options - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a five-year, $16-million contract with left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer, plus two club options that could extend the deal through the 2026 season.
Quick Hits: Puig, Arbitration Process, Royals, Montgomery Engel has an option left. Puig and Leury can also spell Robert in CF if you send down Engel. Or if you hate the idea of Puig/Leury seeing small amounts of time in CF, send Collins down and keep Engel as the official backup CF, because Puig is better than Engel, Leury or Collins.
Chicago White Sox: While We Waited - Part 4 - Tyler Saladino While we waited for the Chicago White Sox to contend again, Tyler Saladino was an infielder for the White Sox from 2015-2018. He is now playing in the Kor…
Chicago White Sox: Five players fighting for Opening Day roster spots The Chicago White Sox have a lot going for them. They are one of the select teams with some hype around them going into Spring Training. Don't be mistaken, however, they still have a lot to prove. This is an organization that has not been over.500 since 2012.
Luis Robert to lead off, start in center field in White Sox Cactus League opener - A day after saying he was leaning to Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada as his top two leadoff candidates, manager Rick Renteria revealed just one thing about his lineup for the White Sox' Cactus League opener against the Angels on Saturday: Rookie center fielder Luis Robert will lead off.
2020 White Sox Photo Day! A couple dozen fave snaps from the grab-ass segment of early spring.
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White Sox’ Michael Kopech adds dodging comebackers to comeback checklist - Welcome back, Michael Kopech. Kopech lost his balance eluding the baseball, got turned around and spun to the ground. A little too close for comfort for him and Sox management and on-field personnel, but hey, such are the perils of big league ball.
Where is local business in the drive to get a fair census count? But with only weeks to go before Census Day on April 1, only a handful of big companies, including Uber and Comcast, are publicly stepping up on outreach efforts locally.
Will Nick Madrigal Start 2020 Season As Chicago White Sox's Second Baseman? Nick Madrigal comes into Spring Training with the lone task of proving to the Chicago White Sox he's ready to be the starting second baseman from day one.
The 300s Previews 2020 MLB Giveaways: The AL Central The 300s series previewing the best giveaways on tap across Major League Baseball this season continues today as we take a look around the American League Central. The AL Central and NL Central are great for summer baseball road trips. There are 10 teams in the central divisions, and every team has at least one opponent within a five hour drive.
White Sox, Rockies, "frontrunners" for Yasiel Puig The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago White Sox are reported to be the "frontrunners" to sign free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Chicago White Sox: While We Waited - Part 3 - Trayce Thompson While we waited for them to become contenders, Trayce Thompson was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox in 2015 and 2018. Drafted 11th overall in 2011 o…
Prospect Notes: Carlson, Graterol, Dunning, Ramos Could Dylan Carlson make the Cardinals' roster? How will the Dodgers use Brusdar Graterol? Read more at MLB Trade Rumors.
MLB 2020: White Sox, Luis Robert think Chicago can compete right now PHOENIX - When Yoan Moncada went down to Class AAA Charlotte on a rehab assignment in August, he noticed prized Chicago White Sox prospect Luis Robert was anxious, wondering why the club had not called him up.
Chicago White Sox: Three reason's it's good they didn't get Machado The Chicago White Sox went after Manny Machado hard last winter. They wanted to add him to be their third baseman for what they see as their long window of success. It wouldn't have been the worst move in the world but there is plenty of reasons to believe that it was a blessing in disguise to miss on him.
Lindy's Sports picks White Sox to win AL Central It's baseball preview season, and the first magazine I received in the mail was from Lindy's Sports. Would you believe it if I told you they picked the White Sox to win the AL Central? Seriously, they did. They picked the Minnesota Twins second, the Cleveland Indians third, the Kansas City Royals fourth and the Detroit Tigers last.
Former players say Chicago area hockey coach sexually abused… It wouldn't be until months later that people would learn that Adrahtas, who came to Robert Morris after a prolific career as an amateur coach, resigned his position because a former player of his from the 1980s had notified both the school and the American College Hockey Association of what he described as 20 months of sexual abuse by Adrahtas...
Chicago was the project I couldn't turn down, says Zdrilic The mercury might have registered - 15 degrees when David Zdrilic arrived in Illinois last month but the new assistant coach of the Chicago Fire knew he’d landed in exactly the right place.
Nomar Mazara draws up his 'ideal' White Sox lineup Chuck Garfien took time to talk with newest White Sox outfielder Nomar Mazara, and asked him what his 'ideal' White Sox lineup would be from lead-off.
White Sox’s Rick Renteria Gets a Full Shot at Turning Team Around Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria is not new to rebuilding situations.
A bowling-ball minor leaguer nobody's talking about could be the White Sox 26th man - In a White Sox clubhouse filled with big-name prospects like Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal and Andrew Vaughn sits an under-the-radar minor leaguer who can flat out rake. His last name is Mercedes, but this isn't a sports car we're talking about. Yermin Mercedes is built like a Mack Truck.
Rick Renteria likes Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada at top of White Sox’ lineup - With better hitters to choose from, manager Rick Renteria expects to have a more set lineup in 2020. Look for it to start with Tim Anderson or Yoan Moncada. "I still consider Timmy and Moncada a possibility up there," Renteria said Thursday.
White Sox's Renteria gets a full shot at turning team around But he's looking me in the eyes and saying that to me as I'm sitting on a 6-plus ERA." Giolito turned it around last year, making Renteria's prediction come true with a 3.41 ERA while striking out nearly twice as many batters as the previous season and cutting the amount of walks.
Talkin' lineups: Rick Renteria hints at how he'll stack up White Sox hitters "I'll be there. I'm the 26th man. Yes, of course. I promise you," Mercedes said emphatically. Speak with his teammates from last season in Charlotte, and they wouldn't be surprised if this charismatic bowling ball of a baseball player is knocking opposing pitchers out of games from the get-go in the big leagues.
White Sox are angry about Astros, but hold no grudge against new teammate Dallas Keuchel "That's an interesting line that we're tiptoeing because everybody everywhere is mad," Sox right-hander Evan Marshall said Thursday. "Dallas, you respect the hell out what he's done on the field as a player. No scandal can take away what he did as a Cy Young winner.
Field of Dreams’ site off-limits to movie fans during week before White Sox-Yankees game If you're hoping to visit the "Field of Dreams" movie site the week of Major League Baseball's game between the White Sox and Yankees, well, you better have a ticket. Go The Distance, which runs the site of the iconic baseball movie, announced that the grounds would be inaccessible to fans from Aug.
Chicago Blackhawks: Shocker, the 2019-20 season is over The Chicago Blackhawks have lost eight of their last 10 games. After losing 6-3 last night at home against the Rangers, it's fair to say it's over. After a…
White Sox Talk Podcast: Why you shouldn't overlook Nomar Mazara Chuck Garfien is joined by Ryan McGuffey as they discuss the White Sox newcomer and Chuck sits down with Mazara to discuss all the concerns Sox fans may have about the young right fielder. - Fan expectations for Mazara after the White Sox acquired him.
Chicago White Sox: Tim Anderson's potential impact in 2020 The Chicago White Sox saw Tim Anderson have a huge year in 2019. He won the batting title which really advanced his game on the field, but he also helped market the White Sox with some of his actions. The "bat-flips" and social media presence that he has built has been awesome for the White Sox organization.
A Chicago White Sox fan's perspective of Rob Manfred The Chicago White Sox could be negatively impacted by the actions of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. He has not been a very good commissioner of baseball during his tenure. However, the scandals and controversies that have come out over the past few weeks prove that he is simply unfit for the job and must resign.
Chicago White Sox: While We Waited Part 2 - Derek Holland While we waited for the organization to contend again, Derek Holland was a good pitcher for the Chicago White Sox in 2017. In the 25th round of the 2006 Dr…
Cutting the Cable: Comcast Left Out of Cubs' Marquee Sports Network The days of watching the Cubs on TV for free are long gone. The Cubs' Marquee Sports Network will be exclusive to select platforms like DirecTV and Hulu. However, the biggest player in Chicago's broadcast field, Comcast, is not on that list. The possibility of having to get a new cable provider has left fans unhappy.
What's the deal with second base at White Sox spring training? But here's a question: Can he get better? After all, he's just 25 years old, and many of these young White Sox are said to only have scratched the surface of what they can do. Can Giolito surpass what he did in 2019? "I don't know I want him to go past it as much as remain consistent and just continue to have incremental growth," Renteria said.
Joe Maddon tells White Sox fans what they're getting with Steve Cishek Steve Cishek was one of the relief pitchers that Joe Maddon called upon the most over the past two seasons.
The Bulls Became the Sideshow of Chicago’s NBA All-Star Weekend By the end of a hellish three days that saw the team savaged on the national stage by exasperated fans and the media's most prominent basketball voices, executives of the once-proud franchise were compelled, as a means of curbing the backlash, to leak information about plans to shake up the front office.
After two busy years with Joe Maddon, 'beautiful man' Steve Cishek ready for more with White Sox - Joe Maddon called on Steve Cishek an awful lot during the right-handed reliever's two years on the North Side. Cishek wouldn't have had it any other way. "You get paid a lot of money to play this game, I want to make sure that I'm keeping up my value," Cishek said Wednesday at Camelback Ranch.
Opening Day start ‘would mean a lot’ to White Sox ace Lucas Giolito Right-hander Lucas Giolito is getting closer to first bullpen session of spring.
White Sox Tim Anderson's YouTube channel gives fans 'behind scenes look at my life' "I'm at the point in life when I want to capture everything." Anderson wants to not only build his TA7 brand but engage with his fans on a personal level. "The reason we're starting it is because, you know man, the marketing game is kind of bad in baseball, so who's going to create that lane?" he said.
Chicago White Sox: While We Waited Part 1 - Omar Narvaez While the Chicago White Sox waited to contend again, Omar Narvaez was the catcher from 2016-2018. It was good to have him during the harder times. At age 1…
White Sox Spring Training: Encarnación Formidable For Homers Last year, the White Sox ranked 25th in baseball with only 182 dingers. But Edwin Encarnación is going to help bring that number up. Encarnación hit 34 homers last year, and the "new look" Sox lineup that he is part of could be scary. They have seven guys who hit 18 or more homers last year.
White Sox Talk Podcast: The start of a legend, the story of THE Luis Robert home run In August 2019, White Sox youngster Luis Robert hit one of the most jaw dropping home runs anyone has ever seen or heard. Chuck Garfien relives that legend starting home run with Ryan McGuffey, Vinnie Duber and White Sox players Zack Collins, Danny Mendick, and Nick Madrigal.
In order to be contenders, the White Sox must learn how to win in 2020 The influx of seasoned vets didn't just bring on-field capabilities. These guys are going to teach the young Sox core how to win.
White Sox remind Edwin Encarnacion of 2015 Blue Jays - If this is where the White Sox are, as Edwin Encarnacion suggested Tuesday, bring on the AL Central! The Sox' new designated hitter said his new team reminded him of the 2015 Blue Jays, who finished 93-69 and lost to the Royals in the AL Championship Series a year after going 83-79.
Batting Champ Tim Anderson Says He Won’t Change His Style We all said it was kind of an off year for him defensively, but he still was pretty good and I think he's going to grow in that position." Anderson drew attention for his style. After hitting a home run off Kansas City's Brad Keller in April, Anderson threw his bat toward the White Sox dugout in celebration.
The Chicago Bulls' new front office plan isn't good enough. 'GarPax' must be fired. 2 in the league in raw attendance every year from 2004-2019, they were No. 17 in percentage of seats filled last year, and are No. 22 this season. It's not just about bad results with the Bulls - it's about bad process. They essentially gave Dwyane Wade a $38 million golden parachute for one year of work.
White Sox prospect Andrew Vaughn keeps it simple, steers clear of new age hitting "I'm always watching to see how guys do it because I want to know the ropes so when I get there, I come in I fit right in." Vaughn's swing and approach got him drafted third overall last June, and he keeps it simple. In this age of technology, he says analytics are not for him.
SSHP Podcast 13: Welcome back to the Cactus League! We take a bird’s eye glimpse at the opening of Camelback Ranch.
Chicago White Sox: Three trade packages for Nolan Arenado The Chicago White Sox have a very nice farm system. They are going to have to deplete it over the next few years in order to add pieces needed to make postseason runs. Every elite team does it over time. They have built up their farm from nothing and now it is very good.
3 position battles to watch during White Sox spring training With the offseason signings of Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel and Edwin Encarnacion, the White Sox have sent a clear signal that they have made the transition from a rebuilding team to a team that intends to contend in 2020.
White Sox Talk Podcast: The crazy journey of Gio Gonzalez Making it to the majors is a fantastic and rare feat in itself, but White Sox pitcher Gio Gonzalez's path to the White Sox, and from the White Sox, several times over is a journey baseball fans everywhere should listen to. Chuck Garfien is joined by Gonzalez to discuss his pro career and what he sees in this young White Sox team.
Edwin Encarnación's Arrival At White Sox Camp Has Teammates Feeling Giddy Now I think we have a really good lineup. We’re going to change the game too."
Gio Gonzalez's crazy journey back to the White Sox I'm happy I did." How Gonzalez is finally back with the White Sox is one of the wildest transaction journeys in franchise history. "It's good to be back again. It was again and again and one more time again," Gonzalez said smiling.
3 White Sox prospects ranked in USA Today's '100 names you need to know' The White Sox are represented well this spring in USA Today Sports Weekly's annual preseason list of "100 names you need to know" for the upcoming baseball season.
White Sox Slugger Eloy Jiménez Hopes to Improve on Solid Rookie Year Eloy Jiménez got a big contract before playing in a major league game, and his bat justified the deal once the Chicago White Sox left fielder made his debut. Despite a sluggish start and injuries that cost him 40 games, Jiménez still managed to hit 31 homers and show what the excitement was all about.
Chisox slugger Jiménez hopes to improve on solid rookie year - Eloy Jiménez got a big contract before playing in a major league game, and his bat justified the deal once the Chicago White Sox left fielder made his debut. Despite a sluggish start and injuries that cost him 40 games, Jiménez still managed to hit 31 homers and show what the excitement was all about.
Less pressure, more home runs? White Sox' Eloy Jimenez looks ahead to second season "Why not?" Jimenez said. "Yeah, it's a big number, but my goal is every year to have better numbers than the past year. So I think, one day, I can hit 50-plus. But let's see." Jimenez's defense, which was below - average at best last season, will be watched closely.
Fifty homers? Eloy Jimenez aims to be a centerpiece in a newly powerful White Sox lineup That's a lot of home runs in a single season. But Eloy Jimenez - like he does with just about everything - is greeting that number with a smile and a laugh. "Why not?" he said, when asked Monday at Camelback Ranch if he believes he could hit 50-plus homers in a single campaign.
Five Big Questions Facing White Sox as Spring Training Begins After an eventful offseason, the Chicago White Sox have gathered in Glendale, Arizona for the start of spring training. The White Sox have been aggressively seeking to improve their roster through free agency, but the team will also look to get big contributions from its young stars as they seek improvements after a 72-win season.
White Sox Sign Gorkys Hernandez To Minor League Deal The White Sox have signed outfielder Gorkys Hernandez to a minor league contract, Hernandez himself tells Daniel Parra of SportsVenezuela.com. He'll head straight to minor league camp it seems.
Chicago White Sox should sign Collin McHugh Collin McHugh is still a free agent despite spring training having already started. The Chicago White Sox should sign him to help their 2020 bullpen.
White Sox' Carlos Rodon knows talk only goes so far On road to recovery from Tommy John surgery, lefty Carlos Rodon eyes mid-season return — in starter’s role.
Luis Robert doesn't feel the pressure of high expectations with White Sox Luis Robert is well aware of the expectations fans have for him to perform now that he's signed a long-term deal with the White Sox.
2020 Fantasy Baseball: Chicago White Sox Team Preview Full fantasy baseball stat projections for White Sox hitters and pitchers. What to expect from Yoan Moncada, Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito and more.
Progress report: Chicago White Sox A daily look at each MLB heading into the 2019 season: Today, the Chicago White Sox additions, subtractions and storylines to watch this year.
Chicago White Sox: Impact of having Jose Abreu The Chicago White Sox have had Jose Abreu through good times and bad. It is so important that he is there through this potential breakout year. The Chicago…
White Sox Talk Podcast: Why Dallas Keuchel signed with the White Sox Chuck Garfien sits with one of the newest White Sox players, Dallas Keuchel as they discuss his decision to sign with the club. - What information did he have and also find out about the White Sox. - Why he eventually made up his mind to sign with the Sox.
AL Central Notes: Abreu, Maybin, Zimmer Heading into free agency last fall, Jose Abreu made no secret that he wanted to remain with the White Sox, and he told reporters that he didn't even talk to any other clubs during his brief time on the open market. "My family is good in Chicago. They love Chicago," Abreu said.
Report: Changes to Chicago Bulls front office getting started at All-Star Weekend Just minutes before tipoff at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night, Chicago Sun-Times Bulls beat writer Joe Cowley is reporting that the Bulls brass has already begun the legwork on some changes during these past few days off.
Moncada Ready to Lead White Sox Into Contention One year later, Moncada has established himself as one of the top young players in the American League, and his team hopes to make a run at its first postseason in a dozen years. "I want to get better overall in my game," Moncada said Friday through an interpreter at Camelback Ranch.
White Sox rookie Luis Robert the warrior confident, ready for major league challenge Robert faces learning curve, "but I am very confident I am going to have a good year," he said.
Who has the best chance at bringing a championship back to Chicago? By Mohammad Samra / Staff Reporter. No analyst, fan or athlete could have predicted the amount of success Chicago sports teams have had over the last 10 years.
Magic, buzz and something crazy: It's time for the White Sox to win - The White Sox are rebuilt. No, the rebuild isn't officially over. You'll have to wait for after the parade for that. And it's true that there are plenty of question marks on this roster. But for the first time in a long time, the White Sox are preparing for a season with expectations.
White Sox’ Kelvin Herrera ready ‘to prove myself, to be the guy who I am’ in 2020 "I am ready to go. I can't wait. I can't wait to contribute to this team." Mendick wants to be well rounded. Danny Mendick has four gloves in camp - middle infielder, third base, outfield and a new one he's breaking in. Mendick, who has a chance to be the Opening Day second baseman, could be a valuable utility man all teams need.
The Chicago Bulls Sit in an All-Too-Familiar Position There's an old proverb that states "a bad workman will never find a good tool”. The Chicago Bulls appear to be living that reality. Chicago Bulls ma…
Progress report: Chicago Cubs A daily look at each MLB heading into the 2019 season: Today, the Chicago Cubs’ additions, subtractions and storylines to watch this year.
Chicago White Sox: Dallas Keuchel should stop talking about Astros The Chicago White Sox are being directly impacted based on the fact that they signed Dallas Keuchel in free agency, who was a pretty big part of the 2017 World Series Champion team. Keuchel was not very cool about the comments that he made regarding the whole scandal.
It might not happen in 2020 but White Sox' Tim Anderson says he'll win a Gold Glove "When I talk, people listen. I have a lot to say. People are in tune when I speak. People gravitate to what is real. That is just being honest an open." Other quotable bits from Anderson's first media sitdown of spring training:.
Chicago White Sox: Should Yoan Moncada hit second? Yoan Moncada made it clear that he prefers hit in a certain part of the Chicago White Sox's lineup. Should they allow him to dictate that?
How many games will the Chicago White Sox win in 2020? For a team that finished 17 games under.500 in 2019, the Chicago White Sox have a lot of positive buzz heading into spring training.
Promising signs for White Sox despite early injuries Kopech highlighted not only the quality of leadership in both Grandal and McCann but the clear trust the pitchers have in both of them.
2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 38 There are some cursory stats attached to help you out in your decision-making, but all the great bio writing from WSM you're used to seeing here is over at South Side Hit Pen, as we count down the Top 100 White Sox Prospects over there.
Chicago White Sox News: Dallas Keuchel comments were disappointing The Chicago White Sox newest starting pitcher made some disappointing comments over the sign-stealing scandal. Even if you are a Chicago White Sox fan, you…
White Sox Talk Podcast: How do you pitch when they know what's coming? Host Chuck Garfien discusses all of this with White Sox pitcher Evan Marshall plus gets his opinion on how the White Sox are handling it with former Houston Astro and big free agent signee Dallas Keuchel on the team. - Cheating is a part of baseball history.
Yoan Moncada likes the No. 2 spot in White Sox lineup Switch-hitter Yoan Moncada, whose on-base, speed and power ability profile him for anywhere in the top four, prefers batting second. He's not a big fan of leading off, where he had 449 plate appearances in 2018 and 41 in 2019.
José Abreu only has eyes for the White Sox During his free agency this past offseason, Jose Abreu only ever intended to play for one team - the White Sox - and he detailed his reasoning Frida.
NBA: Basketball world focused on Chicago With All-Star festivities in town, pride in the game and its rich tradition has the Windy City in its element. CHICAGO - The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game's biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities.
Jose Abreu says it's time for White Sox to be relevant All-Star first baseman who signed $50 million deal says White Sox were only team he talked to as free agent.
Yoan Moncada has a preference for where he bats in the White Sox lineup But if it's up to Yoan Moncada, he knows where he'd be hitting in the White Sox lineup. "I would like to hit in the second spot of the lineup," he said through team interpreter Billy Russo on Friday at Camelback Ranch. "That's where I feel more comfortable.
Jose Abreu was never not coming back to the White Sox: 'I don't care about the money' - Jose Abreu was never not coming back to the White Sox. But Abreu himself provided confirmation Friday.
Three things to love about 2020 Chicago White Sox The Chicago White Sox are going to be good in 2020 after making many moves to fix the roster this offseason. Here are three things to love about them.
White Sox' Dylan Cease hopes adjustments produce better, more efficient 2020 - After posting a 4.48 ERA in 15 starts at Class AAA Charlotte, Dylan Cease made 14 starts in his major league debut in 2019, pitching to a 5.79 ERA. Those are numbers that aren't sitting well with the 24-year-old White Sox right-hander.
Top 15 home run hitters in Chicago White Sox history It shouldn't come as a surprise that the overwhelming majority of the top home run hitters in the history of the Chicago White Sox have come recently. The…
Mike Clevinger knee surgery improves White Sox chances of winning AL Central They are really grateful and good with the White Sox organization, just the way that the organization has treated them. The fans, all the support, we feel comfortable in Chicago.
Young White Sox Fans Called to Honor Baseball History Through Jackie Robinson Video Contest Beginning today the Chicago White Sox will give all young filmmakers, historians and baseball fans across Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana an opportunity to display their creativity and passion for baseball history as part of the fifth annual Jackie Robinson Video Contest.
Chicago White Sox: Organization has a few top 100 players The Chicago White Sox know they have some really good players. The MLB recognized that to some degree with their top 100 list. The Chicago White Sox are fi…
Astros, WTF? What in the ever-living # Altuve and Alex Bregman took the stage, along with Master of Ceremonies Jim Crane and Dusty Baker, in yet another attempt to show a modicum of remorse for cheating their way to a World Series win in 2017 and trying their damndest to repeat the feat since.
Pitcher Dallas Keuchel Gets To Know Fellow White Sox - As the White Sox work out at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona, free-agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel is getting to know his new teammates. Just like Craig Kimbrel with the Cubs, Keuchel sat out the first part of las season waiting for a contract. But that was not the case this offeseason.
After Missing Spring Training Last Year, Keuchel Savoring Little Things at White Sox Camp One year ago, Dallas Keuchel was a man without a team. The left-handed starter chose not to sign with anyone during the off-season - in fact, he didn't sign until June, when he joined the Atlanta Braves.
White Sox's Reynaldo Lopez focuses on matching Giolito's turnaround - Reynaldo Lopez saw the success Lucas Giolito had after adopting a more focused approach to pitching for the Chicago White Sox. He wants to find a similar solution. "I used to work on my body more," Lopez said through an interpreter at Camelback Ranch.
White Sox's Lopez focuses on matching Giolito's turnaround The 26-year-old right-hander saw his ERA go the other way, from 3.91 in 2018 to 5.38 last season. When he was good, he was outstanding - a 14-strikeout outing in six innings against the Royals in April, a complete-game one-hitter with 11 Ks against the Indians in September.
Natives believe Chicago is mecca of basketball CHICAGO - The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game's biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis' eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball world are where they belong - on his city.
Chicago Cubs announce Mastercard presale, single-game 2020 ticket purchase info CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2020 season which go on sale Friday, February 21, 2020, at 10 a.m. CST, and will be available for purchase on www.cubs.com or by calling 800-THE-CUBS. Tickets will be delivered exclusively through the free MLB Ballpark app.
State of baseball… was what it was at time’ of sign-stealing, White Sox’ Dallas Keuchel says ''We're always going to be World Series champs because we were talented and, to me, we earned the right to be World Series champs,'' Keuchel said during his first media session of spring training Thursday. ''Just because stuff came out about the 2017 Astros doesn't mean other teams weren't doing illegal stuff.
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White Sox' Dallas Keuchel defends 2017 Houston Astros as World Series champs "We're always going to be World Series champs because we were talented and, to me, we earned the right to be World Series champs. "Just because stuff came out about the 2017 Astros doesn't mean other teams weren't doing illegal stuff. It just means we were the ones that were caught.
Two surgeries behind him, 'it's go time' for former White Sox first-rounder Zack Burdi First-round draft pick in 2016, 100-mph velocity. Downers Grove South kid, White Sox fan growing up. While the rebuilding Sox were stocking their farm system with top prospects via trades and international signings, Burdi became something of an afterthought after undergoing Tommy John and knee surgeries.
Michael Kopech's 2020 starting point unknown, but he's back to work at White Sox camp When that starts, we don't know. It won't be because of a need at the major league level, though. "Michael's plan is Michael's plan," Hahn said. "We are not going to jeopardize or take chances with any young guy, especially a young guy coming off of an injury, based on somebody else's performance or health.
White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal isn’t concerned about his calf injury We're taking precautions." Grandal's left calf strain was one of three injuries announced by general manager Rick Hahn after the workout. It caught onlookers by surprise - Grandal had just finished a day's work, although he didn't do much around the batting cage.
Yasmani Grandal has a strained calf Pitchers and catchers just reported but White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is already out with an injury: he was diagnosed with a left calf strain yesterday. Grandal's MRI revealed only a minor strain, thankfully, and it should only keep him out for a short time.
White Sox Talk Podcast: Playoffs or bust? There are a lot of expectations for the 2020 White Sox and they know it and embrace it. Host Chuck Garfien is joined by NBCS Chicago White Sox writer Vinnie Duber and Scott Merkin of MLB.com to discuss the collective proclamation by the Sox on the 1st day pitchers and catchers report, that they fully intend to strive for the playoffs.
White Sox need to be cautious with Yasmani Grandal Yasmani Grandal suffered a mild calf strain that will keep him out of Spring Training games early on. The White Sox need to be very cautious with him.
Chicago White Sox: Injury updates from day one of camp The Chicago White Sox have given people some updates on a few players as pitchers and catchers have officially reported to Spring Training. Baseball is bac…
Chicago White Sox: PECOTA projections seem low Recently, Baseball Prospectus released its PECOTA projected standings and they do not appear to be impressed with the Chicago White Sox offseason moves. PECOTA, which stands for Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm, is a proprietary system projecting individual player and team performances.
Health Notes: White Sox, Leake, Perez, Dominguez The White Sox opened camp with a series of unwelcome injury developments, as each of Yasmani Grandal, Lucas Giolito and ….
If I Said We Weren’t Trying to Win the World Series, I’d Be Lying’: 2020 White Sox Have Massive Expectations On Wednesday morning White Sox pitchers and catchers held their first workout of the spring, James McCann stood in the hallway outside the team's Camelback Ranch locker room. It took all of two questions before the All-Star catcher made a bold statement about what he and his teammates believe they can accomplish.
The sounds of spring! Some key players are a little bit banged up, but no worries — it’s mid-February!
White Sox Embracing High Expectations - As Rick Hahn said Wednesday, White Sox fans have paid dues their past few years. And now is the time for it to start paying off. Wednesday was day one of spring training at Camelback Ranch. It was the first workout for pitchers and catchers with most of the roster already here and ready to go.
All-Star Catchers Work Together As White Sox Begin Spring Training - Spring Training was underway for the White Sox Wednesday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. Pitchers and catchers reported and held their first workout Wednesday with plenty of position players in the mix as well, like Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada among others.
White Sox thinking big: 'It's not just get to the playoffs, it's win a World Series' "We want to play to win. We want to play to put ourselves in the position to have a chance to get to the dance. That's what it's about, ultimately," Renteria said Wednesday. "If people think I'm scared to say that, you're looking at the wrong guy." But is simply making the postseason thinking too small?
Besides Rick Hahn, a quieter Ken Williams also has his fingerprints on the White Sox’ rebuild Williams, the team’s vice president, is ready to enjoy some of the fruits of his labor.
Frustration apparent, but White Sox still have big role planned for James McCann "I guess you can say in this business there's nothing that should surprise you," he said Wednesday, when pitchers and catchers reported for duty at Camelback Ranch. "There's things you can control and things you can't control, and the business side of things you can't control.
Rebuild nearly over, White Sox say they're ready to win - The rebuild may not be quite over yet but the Chicago White Sox hope the fun is already beginning. Three years of rebuilding and overhauling the roster have brought in young players who are developing into stars. The offseason was highlighted by the additions of All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal and former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel.
2020 MLB Draft Guide: Front Office Insights: Chicago White Sox Home Draft Guide 2020 Free Agent Tracker Seasonal Rankings News Lineups Tools DFS Playbook Pro Premium FREE Articles Team Info Howard Bender and Jim Bowden break down the offseason transactions and storylines for the Chicago White Sox heading into the 2020 MLB season.
Chicago White Sox: PECOTA prediction is decent for the team Baseball Prospectus Projections give an average win total of 82.5 for the Chicago White Sox which seems to be a fair prediction.
Playoffs or bust mentality for the White Sox Rick Renteria says he would not be ok with the White Sox missing out on the postseason this year.
White Sox’ Yasmani Grandal, Lucas Giolito, Gio Gonzalez slowed by injuries The White Sox' first day of spring training came with news no one wanted to hear: Three key players - catcher Yasmani Grandal, right-hander Lucas Giolito and left-hander Gio Gonzalez - are dealing with injuries, although general manager Rick Hahn called them "minor" and said each one is expected to be ready by Opening Day.
Rick Hahn reports on minor injuries at White Sox spring training As the White Sox pitchers and catchers report to Glendale, Rick Hahn addressed the media on the minor issues the team is currently facing.
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One scout thinks White Sox prospect Andrew Vaughn is 'way better' than Paul Konerko That may not last for long. Eric Longenhagen updated his top 100 prospects in baseball over at FanGraphs on Wednesday. Four White Sox prospects were included: Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Vaughn and Nick Madrigal. What was said about Vaughn is sure to catch some eyes.
Following All-Star season, White Sox catcher James McCann soldiers on in backup role "There's things about the business that you can't control. "I'm just here doing my job. Whatever they ask me to do, I'll be willing to do," he said. Although he said the right things, it seemed obvious the worker and competitor in him wanted more. He certainly expects more from the Sox in 2020.
SSHP Podcast 12: PECOTA projections, helmet nachos, and the small hurdle incident Learn about dog cameos in SSHP Podcast history, rules of media passes, White Sox PECOTA projections, forgetting Valentine's Day, South Side grittiness, Smash the Fan Next to You in the Face With a Cake Day, the mystery of New Era's spring training hat, panther mysticism, and the small hurdle incident.
White Sox position player prospects ranked best in baseball The White Sox are shifting from rebuilding to win-now mode as some of the team's top prospects make it to the majors and the front office has beefed up the team via free agency. However, the farm is still stocked with some premium talent, especially when it comes to position players.
Chicago White Sox Team Preview The Chicago White Sox had a tremendous offseason. They now have a complete roster from top to bottom and look set to surprise even their most die-hard fans.
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Yoan Moncada Changes Agencies White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada has changed representation and is now a client of Movement Management Group, as agent Alex Cotto posted on Instagram. Still just 24 years old, Moncada already has one lucrative payday under his belt. The Cuba native joined the Red Sox on a $31.5MM signing bonus in March 2015.
White Sox’ PECOTA projection high enough for improvement, low enough for motivation - Why all the fuss over PECOTA projections? The annual preseason forecast from Baseball Prospectus might be the most well-regarded in the ever-expanding realm of numbers analysis.
Sox Drawer, spring training edition: 25 burning questions from White Sox fans The players and coaches are outwardly talking about it. Eloy Jimenez said he'd be disappointed if they aren't playing in October. I'd say it's definitely possible in 2020, but I wouldn't say to expect it. That said, a lot can happen - and has to happen - for the White Sox to make the postseason.
PECOTA's verdict? Rebuild right on course An 83-win season puts the White Sox in striking distance for the postseason.
PECOTA projects White Sox to be on the edge of the wild card race in 2020 The White Sox added a lot of talent this offseason and more of the team's top prospects are entering the fray, but is the team really ready to contend for a playoff spot in 2020? Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projects player and team performances. This year's projections are bullish on Luis Robert, which should have White Sox fans excited.
White Sox spring training roster breakdown: Who's making the team? Are they probably going to make the team? Or are they fighting for a spot? Locks. There are a lot of them. One of the benefits of making the jump from rebuilding mode to contending mode is that there's a lot less uncertainty when it comes to the Opening Day roster.
Behind-the-scenes details from the White Sox busy offseason And it all started with a text. Hahn checked the time. It was 9 a.m. Eastern the morning after the final out of the World Series, which under Major League Baseball rules meant it was go time for every general manager in the game. Teams were now allowed to reach out to free agents.
Chicago White Sox: Internal second base options The Chicago White Sox don't have many unanswered questions when it comes to roster construction in 2020, but the second base position is one of the few still remaining. It's so far unclear who the team intends to turn to for that role on Opening Day.
Where to live in Chicago in 2020 Whether you're an eager homebuyer dreaming of a greystone or a renter hoping to finally live on your own, Curbed Chicago has searched high and low to bring you the best neighborhoods to consider in 2020. Places like Bridgeport are affordable, with plentiful choices for both renters and buyers.
Chicago White Sox: Don't listen to preseason projections The Chicago White Sox and the rest of the MLB are starting to be involved in preseason projections for the 2020 season. Don't believe any of them. The Chic…
Chicago White Sox: Andrew Cashner makes sense, sign him The time is now to bring in one more veteran in Andrew Cashner. The White Sox rotation is headlined by Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel. Gio Gonzalez was brought in at $5 million for this year and one would figure Cashner could be had for similar money.
Chicago White Sox: Three trade packages for Joc Pederson The Chicago White Sox need a right fielder. They just acquired Nomar Mazara from the Texas Rangers, but if the Los Angeles Dodgers wanted a backup right fielder for Mookie Betts they could certainly take him back in the Joc Pederson trade. Pederson could be his backup too but he is much too good to be a backup in Major League Baseball.
Does Luis Robert have the highest ceiling of any White Sox player? Rick Hahn discusses the talent that Luis Robert brings to the Chicago White Sox.
White Sox Podcast: How Rick Hahn built the 2020 White Sox White Sox GM Rick Hahn sits down with host Chuck Garfien as they discuss how the new and exciting 2020 White Sox were built. Hahn details what went into each extension and signing made this offseason. They also discuss the expectations that come with building this team.
Four Things To Watch For At White Sox Spring Training Camp But after an aggressive off-season by the front office, the expectation is that can win now. And that will be something the players and manager Rick Renteria will have to deal with. This is a new situation for him as well. Young Stars Taking Next Step.
White Sox: Five things to watch in spring training The Sox always work on defense in spring training, but there will be a heightened sense of focus on it this season for a team aiming to contend after ranking 25th among 30 major-league teams in defensive runs saved last season, according to FanGraphs.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Chicago This Year Chicago has everything you could want from a city. An urban landscape nestled along the lake, unique food options, tons of entertainment, and of course tons of Midwestern hospitality. Still not convinced? Check out five of the top reasons to visit Chicago this year:.
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NBC Sports Chicago announces 2020 White Sox and Cubs Spring Training coverage Please note NBC Sports Chicago's spring training coverage details below:. DIGITAL: NBCSportsChicago.com and "MyTeams by NBC Sports" app.
2020 White Sox broadcast schedule is here! The White Sox released their broadcast schedule on Monday, and the spoiler here is that there's just one national broadcast of one of the most exciting young teams in the majors. Natch, that game comes on August 13, as the White Sox "host" the Yankees for the Field of Dreams Game in Dyersville, Iowa.
White Sox Announce 2020 Broadcast Schedule CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox, NBC Sports Chicago, WGN Radio AM 720 and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio have announced the team's television and radio broadcast schedules for the 2020 season. NBC Sports Chicago and the White Sox enter the first year of a multiyear deal that makes NBC Sports Chicago the exclusive regional home of White Sox baseball.
Chicago White Sox: Addressing the Nolan Arenado rumors The Chicago White Sox have been involved in some rumors all offseason. It has been an eventful offseason for them and now 2020 is a season with expectations as a result. One move that may even put them over the top would be if they added Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado via a trade.
What To Watch As The Chicago White Sox Open MLB Spring Training The White Sox haven't had a winning record since 2012 and haven't reached the postseason since 2008. At least on paper, they have put together the right roster to end that streak. Related: The Best-Case Scenario In Spring Training For All 30 Teams. The success of the offseason hinges on whether signing Keuchel, Gonzalez, and Cishek works.
Chicago White Sox: Yasiel Puig is still an option Yasiel Puig still finds himself without a job as Spring Training begins this week for all 30 MLB teams. The Chicago White Sox should try to sign him.
Chicago White Sox agree in principle with Norge Carlos Vera for July 2nd Norge Carlos Vera, son of Cuban baseball legend Norge Luis Vera is the next in a long line of his countrymen to sign with pale holes. Earlier today Pelota Cubana reported that the young hurler will sign with Chicago this summer for a $1.5M bonus. The 19-year-old Vera turned heads earlier this week in a showcase as per the Major's Francys Romero.