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Sunday Notes: Felix, Shark, Archer, Sale, Castellanos, more

My first piece for FanGraphs was an interview with Felix Hernandez. That was in May 2011, when Hernandez was 25 years old and coming off a Cy Young season. Four-plus years later, I’m still here and King Felix is better than ever. Earlier this summer, I asked the Seattle Mariners ace to compare then to now. “I’m a little different,” Hernandez told me. “I don’t throw as...
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DFS Baseball Values for July 30, 2015

Pitchers There appears to be four top tier-pitching options today between Chris Sale, Jake Arrieta, Carlos Martinez, and Carlos Carrasco. The challenge today is to pick the correct two while maintaining a reasonable budget for your hitters. Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox ($13,200): Sale has been dominant so far this season with a 2.85 ERA, [&hellip The post DFS Baseball Values...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs-White Sox trade that would rock Chicago, MLB

What if the White Sox decided to trade Chris Sale? What if it were to the Cubs? Here's what it could look like.
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sale, White Sox cruise past Indians 10-3

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Sale allowed two runs in seven innings and the Chicago White Sox used a five-run first to power past the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Saturday night. Sale (9-5) cruised after being handed the big lead before taking the mound. The left-hander struck out seven to regain the American League lead with 170. Sale allowed seven hits and didn't walk a batter. Jose Abreu...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Underachieving White Sox Aiming To Turn Things Around In Second Half

The Chicago White Sox haven’t enjoyed a highly successful first half to the 2015 MLB season. After a much-needed All-Star break, they’ll hope they can band together and enjoy a significantly better run during the second half. Having ace Chris Sale backing them certainly helps, being one of the main attractions for White Sox tickets, and Sale should start off next weekend well...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale to Represent Chicago White Sox in All-Star Game

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 06: Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of play at U.S. Cellular Field on July 6, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Just four strikeouts separated White Sox starter Chris Sale and history in the his complete game win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Sale’s...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Misses Record, Chicago White Sox Rally to win

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 06: Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on July 6, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura had a quick answer when he was asked what it was like to watch Chris Sale perform against his former teammate and mentor...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Looks to Make History Against Former Teammate

ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 30: Starter Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning during interleague play at Busch Stadium on June 30, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Chris Sale will be pitching for history when he pitches in the first of a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting Chris Sale’s strikeout streak in historical perspective

By striking out 12 St. Louis Cardinals hitters on Tuesday night, Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox tied Pedro Martinez’s record for striking out at least ten hitters in eight games in a row. The feat is an impressive one, requiring a consistent level of performance for more than a month. Only four pitchers […]
Via Fangraphs
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox somehow manage to get King K-er Chris Sale enough hits

The Chicago White Sox haven’t had too much to cheer about this year — other than every time left-handed stud Chris Sale takes the mound. On Tuesday night, Sale took on the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals in an interleague contest, going eight innings and striking out twelve Redbirds in the process. Twelve Ks in any MLB performance would be highlight reel-worthy, but it...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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