Found March 06, 2013 on
Chicago White Sox
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The White Sox are always a peculiar team to me. They rarely come into a season with fanfare, but seem to ride a mix of veterans and mildly known young guys to a good enough record to not be horrible, but also not make the playoffs. the last time they made the playoffs was 2008 and since they’ve finished either 2nd or 3rd in the AL Central. How long can the White Sox continue to flounder in the middle. Probably for a while if they want to. The White Sox are in a hard spot that many teams find themselves in. They have enough talent to maybe go for it, but they might be better off to start over and get some prospects to rebuild. Their attendance has been slowly declining since 2006 and settled in at just over 24k last year. Unlike that other Chicago team, the White Sox don’t enjoy sellouts every game just because drunk people like to drink. Could they flip Paul Konerko or Adam Dunn for some mid-level prospects? Maybe, but I don’t know how many teams are knocking down the door...
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The Chicago White Sox finished 85-77 and in second place in the AL Central in 2012. They were an enigma before the season, as GM Kenny Williams–now, Executive Vice President Kenny Williams–was accused of getting lost in the GM’s office. But with the emergence of Chris Sale, and Jake Peavy figuring out his health, the White Sox were respectable. With longtime backstop...
From the esteemed Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago:
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale confirmed Tuesday his representatives have had discussions with the club about a contract extension.
“We’ve been kind of back and forth but nothing too crazy right now,” Sale said Tuesday when asked about extension talks.
Think of the headline potential. “Sale Extended: Now Through 2018!” That...
The U.S. team played to a 4-4 tie with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in the first of its two exhibition games leading up to the start of the World Baseball Classic.
It was still a losing afternoon for the Americans.
First baseman Mark Teixeira will miss the tournament after straining his right forearm while swinging in the batting cage before the game. Yankees manager Joe Girardi...
WHITE SOX 8, CUBS 3
MESA, Ariz. -- Paul Konerko hit two home runs and Adam Dunn added a two-run shot as the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 Thursday.
Dunn and Konerko hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning. They also added singles and Gordon Beckham had a RBI double.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana allowed one earned run and two hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck...
The White Sox and Chris Sale have recently talked contract extension for the 23-year-old lefty. The question has been asked whether or not it makes sense for the Sox to extend the young ace now, or wait a little bit.
The earliest that Sale could become a free agent is 2017, so the Sox have him under team control for the near future. However, Sale will become arbitration eligible...
Currently, and throughout at least the past year-or-so, the biggest name pitching prospects in the White Sox organization have been guys like Nestor Molina, Dylan Axelrod, Erik Johnson, and Jacob Petricka among others. And while they're all still doing well, one other name is quickly rising to their level: Simon Castro.
Castro, the 24 year-old 6'5 right hander...
The only thing consistent from year-to-year with Alex Rios is his inconsistency. In the last four years he’s had batting averages in the .240s, .260s, .280s, and .300s. I mean, seriously, it doesn’t get less consistent than that. In the last three years he’s had stolen base totals of 34 (career high), 11 (career low), and 23 (just right), and don’t even get me started on...
Who do you think is the slowest player in major league baseball? No fair guessing Bartolo Colon. Allow me to re-phrase. Who do you think is the slowest position player in major league baseball? You probably have a few names floating around in your mind. Many of them are probably catchers. I can tell you I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a worse runner than Jesus Montero. Montero...
Last season, when Dayan Viciedo wasn't on one of his torrid hot streaks, there was a lot of criticism aimed at the 23 year-old Cuban outfielder. Many grew tired of his lack of plate discipline - especially in situations when the White Sox needed a smart at bat, if you will.
But I'm here to remind you why we, as White Sox fans and even analysts, should not take "the...