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Over the course of Gordon Beckham's 2011 offensive struggles, amateur hitting coaches around Chicago and across the Internet dissected Beckham's plate approach against his better times dating back even to his Georgia days.
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After being a part of three Chicago White Sox teams that failed to reach the postseason, second baseman Gordon Beckham fully understands and endorses the changes made this offseason.
The Chicago White Sox have a notorious uniform history. They've worn tuxedos. They've worn pajamas. They've even worn shorts. Shudder.
Amid a virtual minefield of fashion, the team has announced it is reaching into history to pull a retro look forward. And it's not horrifyingly ugly.
The White Sox will wear red pinstripes for home Sunday games in 2012, replicas of...
John Danks has no idea if the combination of his immense talent and new five-year, $65 million deal makes him the White Sox staff ace.
Juan Pierre. (MLB)The Phillies have inked speedy outfielder Juan Pierre to a minor-league contract.Last season, Pierre, 34, was still a serviceable player with the Chicago White Sox, although we know he is completely one-dimensional. He will give you slap hits and speed and not much else. Over 158 games, Pierre hit .279 in 711 plate appearances, however, his steals fell from 68 in...
Today, it was announced that the Phillies and outfielder Juan Pierre had agreed on a minor league contract. The details of the deal are not specified, but one would assume it includes a invitation to Spring Training. Duh, it’s only twenty-two days away.
But nonetheless, the pickup of Pierre is a very good move by RAJ. Adding speed to this revamped-bench is just what the Phillies...
When the White Sox went into their modified rebuilding mode, GM Ken Williams consulted captain Paul Konerko about the team's new direction.
Looks like my wish might just come true. On Sunday I suggested the Phillies attempt to sign one of either Juan Pierre or Johnny Damon. Pierre seems to be Amaro's choice, and it's reportedly only a minor league deal. From Sunday's Blog Post:"Pierre is nothing more than a singles hitter, but he did lead the American League in stolen bases in 2010 with 68, and swiped...
The speedster, a.k.a. Juan Pierre, is likely to sign a minor league deal with the Phillies according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. Jon Heyman also backed up this report. Pierre last played for the Chicago White Sox.
In a small but potentially significant move, the Phillies signed speedy Juan Pierre to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday.
The Chicago White Sox haven't always been black and white. In fact, they've tried a few different uniform and color combinations throughout their history (some far more successful than others).
In the early seventies, the White Sox donned red pin stripes, cap and logo (and apparently smoked in the dugout). It's not a bad look. In fact, it's a good luck. So...
Outfielder Juan Pierre has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The 34-year-old hit .279 with two homers, 50 RBIs and 27 steals for the Chicago White Sox last season, starting 152 games in left field. The left-handed batter hit .329 against lefties Pierre leads active players with 554 steals.
Longtime White Sox fans will be treated to the return of one of the most venerable personalities in franchise history at this weekend’s SoxFest.
GM accepts criticism from fans at SoxFest for club's poor showingWhite Sox GM Ken Williams did accept the chilly reception he received during introductions that didn't include Adam Dunn, whose flight was delayed. Dunn is expected to be in attendance Saturday.
The biggest ovations during Friday's SoxFest Opening Ceremonies introductions were reserved for Robin Ventura, Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski, Joe Crede and Harold Baines, in no particular order. General manager Ken Williams was the only one who heard a few jeers.
The phrase "under the radar" frequently describes Ken Williams' mode of operation in trying to acquire personnel upgrades for the White Sox. Where free-agent Cuban hurler Geraldo Concepcion and fellow free-agent Cuban outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler are concerned, the White Sox general manager has changed his game to poker.