Found March 07, 2013 on
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 his peripheral stats.
Rios was epically bad in 2011, batting .227 and driving in just 44 runs hitting primarily fifth and sixth for the White Sox. How do you drive in 88 runs one year and then drive in exactly half that the next year while batting near the heart of the lineup? Is that even possible?
Well, apparently it was. Rios is a tantalizing player in fantasy, but his incredible up and down swings have scared off a lot of fantasy owners. The good news is that over the last three years he’s seen his line drive rate steadily rise to the point where it was actually league average last season, and our xBA equation s...
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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...
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...
With rain forecast, the Chicago White Sox had Jake Peavy pitch a simulated game Friday rather than wait around for the exhibition against the San Diego Padres, which was washed out after three innings.
Peavy threw 60 pitches to hitters that included Adam Dunn. and took inning breaks, as he would in a normal game.
''I got just as much or more out of that than any spring...
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...
Off to The Windy City to check out the media covering the CHICAGO WHITE SOX. Newspaper- Chicago is a two newspaper town, with both the Sun Times and the Tribune (subscription may be required) serving the city. Both papers’ online sports pages provide comprehensive coverage of the White Sox. Both also have space dedicated to the
The White Sox unveiled the 2013 marketing campaign – “Make an Impact." This follows in the footsteps of “Appreciate the Game," which came after “All in.”
The sequence of these campaigns is interesting. After an abysmal 2011 season, we were "ALL IN" on getting rid of Ozzie.
I don’t know about you all, but I most certainly appreciated...