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Featuring a slew of rookies and a first-year manager, the Chicago White Sox jump into the second half of the season as the leaders in the AL Central, knowing that the next 2 1/2 months will be even tougher with Cleveland and Detroit giving chase.
Manager Robin Ventura's low-key approach has gotten big approval ratings in the clubhouse and his team has played better than most expected. Ventura has repeated several times that the White Sox are not overachievers, rather a group playing to its capabilities.
''You feel you can play with anybody. How it ends up, nobody knows that. You can control your effort. You can control your concentration and things like that,'' Ventura said. ''The things that we work on, we're working on defense and being cognizant of that stuff more than stuff you can't control.''
The White Sox ran off a nine-game winning streak this season and then went 11-4 headed into the break, splitting four games in Yankee Stadiu...
BEST OF MAXIM
A year after putting up one of the worst statistical seasons in the history of baseball, Adam Dunn was an All Star in 2012. Of course, Encarnacion of the Blue Jays should have been instead of Dunn, but anyway, Adam Dunn was an All Star. After the season Dunn had in 2011, perhaps no one would have expected such a thing to happen. But that does not mean that Dunn's season is pretty...
It wasn't the best start for Jose Quintana on Friday, as the rookie left-hander allowed five runs on
eight hits in just five innings of work in the no-decision, but considering the body of work Quintana has
put in so far this season, no one was complaining in the eventual 9-8 win in Kansas City in 14 innings. Considering the news on left-handed pitcher John Danks, Quintana...
Chicago White Sox
What Went Right: A whole lot of awesomeness. Adam Dunn burst from his cocoon, and became a butterfly once again. Alex Rios is finally looking like an eight figure player. Paul Konerko is still destroying the ball. Alejandro De Aza is an unreal center fielder that Kenny Williams bought extremely low on. Kevin Youkilis has been fantastic since being traded from...
Jake Peavy (credits below) In this week’s installment of America’s Favorite Fantasy Baseball Column (according to the extremely good-looking writer’s survey of his grandmother, mother, cats, and mirror), I will look at two former Padres, and whether you should sell high or buy low on them.
Sell High: Jake Peavy
One of baseball’s great redemption stories this season...
Kevin Youkilis hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals 9-8 to win a game that stretched into the wee hours of Saturday morning.
Gordon Beckham drew a one-out walk off Everett Teaford (1-3) to start the winning rally, and Alejandro De Aza sent a single down the third-base line to put runners on the corners. On the 14th pitch...
The surprise leaders of the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox know they will be tested right out of the All-Star break.
Hoping to end their recent struggles in Kansas City, the White Sox open a 10-game trip Friday night looking to hand the Royals a fourth consecutive defeat.
After finishing 79-83 in 2011, Chicago (47-38) has benefited from the resurgence of two veterans and first...
At the half way point in the season, the Indians find themselves just where they were projected, between the White Sox and the Tigers. The unexpected part is that the White Sox are in first while the Tigers are in third. Cleveland is currently 3 games behind Chicago and a half game ahead of Detroit. The Indians will be able to decide their own fate this season, at least as far as...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals 9-8 to win a game that stretched into the wee hours of Saturday morning.
Gordon Beckham drew a one-out walk off Everett Teaford (1-3) to start the winning rally, and Alejandro De Aza sent a single down the third-base line to put runners on the...
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Outfielder Kosuke Fukudome agreed to a Minor League deal with the New York Yankees according to Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Fukudome was released by the White Sox late in June. In 24 games, 51 plate appearances, Fukudome posted a .171/.294/.195 line, while logging time at all three outfield positions.
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