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Chicago White Sox
(Note from Grey: Please welcome Scott to the Razzball family. He’s going to be taking over as our prospects writer. He charted prospects in the Midwest League in 2008, has a sound understanding of player development and said my mustache was robust. Flattery will get you everywhere!)
Chicago White Sox 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2011 (27) | 2010 (23) | 2009 (16) | 2008 (30) | 2007 (25) | 2006 (14) | 2005 (12) | 2004 (20)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [79-83] AL Central
AAA: [69-74] International League – Charlotte
AA: [71-69] Southern League – Birmingham
A+: [69-71] Carolina League – Winston-Salem
A: [76-62] South Atlantic League – Kannapolis
R: [24-44] Appalachian League – Bristol
R: [42-34] Pioneer League – Great Falls
The Run Down
In terms realistic fantasy value for 2012, the White Sox farm system has very little. The system that Baseball America ranked 27th prior to the 2011 season graduated most of its big league-ready talent (...
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Some very sad news to report today.
Paul Leka, who wrote the infectious chorus of “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)” performed by the band Steam has died. The catchy hook led to the song being adopted as the anthem for the Chicago White Sox in 1977, the famous “Southside Hitmen” team, a.k.a. the most celebrated third place team in baseball history. (It’s Chicago baseball...
White Sox mound prospect Terry Doyle is lighting up the Arizona Fall League and hopefully putting his name in contention for a 40-man roster spot and a Spring Training invite.
The Chicago White Sox used their first round pick, pick 13, in the 2010 draft to select Florida Gulf Coast left-handed starting pitcher Chris Sale. He paid immediate dividends as the first player from the draft class to reach the majors. He spent just 10.1 innings in the minors before the White Sox determined he was ready to face major league hitters. Drafted as a starting...
The White Sox may need to pay higher rent at U.S. Cellular Field as the state agency that runs the ball-park re-examines the team's lease agreement.
The White Sox owner, Jerry Reinsdorf, pays $1.5 million in rent annually and keeps proceeds from ticket sales, parking, concession and growing merchandise operations, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
"If you compare...
Bacardi at the Park paid for with millions without a return.
Most teams committing a franchise-record $127 million toward payroll, as was done by the White Sox in 2011, would follow up a subpar season with wholesale changes. The truth facing the White Sox, though, is that there really aren't many moves to be made.
With the White Sox losing more than they won last season, a new restaurant across the street from U.S. Cellular Field gave fans a place where they could drink away their sorrows.