Found August 06, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Chris Sale
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are bad, really bad. They are 41-69, last place bad. They are second worst record in all of baseball bad, but don’t you dare blame Chris Sale for the woes on the South Side of Chicago. Chris Sale (Photo Credit: AP) The 24-year-old lefty was the game winning pitcher for the American League in the All Star Game this year, his second consecutive year of being selected. In 2012, he finished 6th in the voting for the AL Cy Young and 2013 will be really interesting where he finishes. At 6-11, he has an argument to claim the prize.He hurled 192 innings in 2012 and only needs 50 more to eclipse that in 2013. At first glance 6-11 is not that impressive, but Sale has a 147 ERA+ and 1.049 WHIP. He has a 5.0 WAR. That’s good enough for 5th in the American League among all pitchers, and at 5.6, only Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners has a higher WAR for pitchers. For a few years, King Felix had been the poster child for tough luck pitchers. At 52-60, the M’s aren’t great this year, but they are in 3rd place in the AL West as of Aug. 6. He won the Cy Young in 2010 amid to much controversy. He had a sparkling league leading 249.2 innings pitched, a 7.1 WAR to lead all AL pitchers, had a 174 ERA+ and 1.057 WHIP. Here’s the thing: He was 13-12 on the year and for traditionalists, to give him the Cy Young was unacceptable. This year he has a league leading 160.2 WHIP, 157 ERA+ and 1.058 WHIP, but an 11-4 record. It is looking like he just may claim his second Cy Young here in 2013, but at this point, it would have to look like he or Sale. If Felix wins, where does Sale finish? Baseball fans ought to be extremely curious as to where he places. There are guys like Brian Kenny from MLB Network who are very vocal against the use of wins and losses for pitchers. Let’s face it, if one had to guess his record, they would not typically think Sale was 6-11 based on the other numbers.  It looks like as of right now Felix has the better numbers, but one cannot possibly discount Sale from being involved in the race. If Sale ends up winning the award with a losing record, it could be 2010 on steroids. A Chris Sale Cy Young would indicate the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is looking past traditional stats into more advanced pitching numbers, but certainly they can expect an uproar as well if that were to happen.

Sale shines as White Sox beat Yankees 3-2

All-Star left-hander Chris Sale’s ERA might be a nifty 2.83 but he does have pride. His 6-11 record including 1-9 in his previous 10 starts was wearing him out. Sale reversed his unfortunate trend Tuesday night leading the White Sox to a 3-2 victory against the New York Yankees. He won at home for the first time since beating the Los Angeles Angels on May 12. Sale improved to...

White Sox's Viciedo leaves game with thumb injury

White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo left Monday's game against the New York Yankees because of a jammed left thumb. Viciedo was injured diving for Robinson Cano's single to short left in the first inning. He picked up the ball and nailed Cano trying to take second for the third out. Alejandro De Aza batted for Viciedo in the bottom of the inning and went out to play center...

White Sox Offense Spoils A-Rod’s Show, Snaps Streak

Well, if the White Sox were going to hit in one game this season, at least it was when the whole country was paying attention. In a game that gained national attention due to the return and appealed suspension of Alex Rodriguez, the White Sox pounded the New York Yankees 8-1 behind 14 hits, snapping a 10-game losing streak that seemed like it lasted for 50 games. It...

Yankees fall to White Sox

Chris Sale allowed one run while outpitching Hiroki Kuroda in to the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Lost Games, Hit-By-Pitches & Twitter Fights

After two straight losses to the last place Chicago White Sox, it's hard to ignore the fact that the season is now getting away from the Yankees.  If only this fact was as innocuous as the pitch that got away from Chris Sale last night, hitting Alex Rodriguez.  However, it is not, and the Yankees are seemingly headed to their first absence from the postseason since 2008.Speaking...

De Aza's walk-off caps dramatic White Sox sweep of Yankees

The White Sox were just warming up when they rallied against Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning of his final appearance at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night. Not only did the South Siders tie the game against baseball’s all-time saves leader they also came back again for an improbable 6-5 victory in 12 innings over the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field. Three innings...

White Sox 6, Yankees 5(12)

Alejandro De Aza's game-winning double in the 12th rallied the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, hours after New York's Alex Rodriguez appealed his suspension. Rodriguez officially dug in for his fight two days after being hit with a 211-game punishment following MLB's investigation into Biogenesis of America, a defunct Florida...

Biogenesis suspensions could benefit White Sox

The Biogenesis report and subsequent investigation by Major League Baseball led to 13 players being suspended on August 5. For the Chicago White Sox and general manager Rick Hahn, this could mean an increased interest in some of the current players for a potential trade before the waiver trade deadline on August 31. Teams still looking to move players can place a player on waivers...

Game Two at home, Issues are still there

Morning Kids, It is game two against the New York Yankees and Chris Sale is on the mound for our boys. It was an amazing day yesterday with it just feeling like everything was just as it should be. NO Errors yesterday was even more special I want to give a big SHOUT OUT to the Sox Score Board Crew. G’day Gang, Hope your having a super home series. Grab a coffee and see you...

Series Preview 37: Yankees at White Sox

The White Sox return to Chicago to start a ten game homestand after the worst road trip in franchise history. Chicago lost every game on the seven game trip, and have dropped ten straight for the first time since 1976. The homestand will start with a three game series against the Yankees, who are currently 2-3 on their road trip. New York has fallen 9.5 games behind Boston...

Thank You To The White Sox For The Mention, A Space Odyssey & Phallic Bounce

Do you see random sh$% while driving to work and think it needs to be seen by the masses?  We want your WTF…

Ozzie Guillen blames Madonna for A-Rod’s struggles

Alex Rodriguez got his fair share of boos during Monday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago. Former White Sox and Marlins manager, Ozzie Guillen, has a theory for why A-Rod and some other athletes have gone bad. its all madonnas fault. every athlete she has been with has gone bad. see canseco, rodman and now rodriguez lol lol lol — Ozzie Guillen FND (@OzzieGuillen) August...

Eric Grabe Exclusive Interview

Eric Grabe   Bats: Right, Throws: Right  Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb. Born: August 8, 1989 in Ocala, Florida, US (Age 23) School: University of Tampa (Tampa, FL) Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 24th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Tampa (Tampa, FL).   The Interview with Eric Grabe and Baseball Agent Chris Danowski.   1) When you...

Preview: Yankees @ White Sox (8/7/13)

It’s up to CC Sabathia (9-10, 4.78 ERA) to get a win for the Yanks in Chicago against Hector Santiago (3-7, 3.28 ERA). Sabathia and his confidence has taken a hit as he has now allowed five or more runs in four straight starts for the first time in his career. He’s 0-3 with a 10.07 ERA in that span, with opponents batting .398 against him. Sabathia’s best chance to get back...
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