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Giolito on losing top prospect label: 'Big time relief'

Lucas Giolito talks about losing the top prospect label, and producing at the big league level for the White Sox.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Lucas Giolito relieved to be able to shed No. 1 pitching prospect label

With the days of being a highly-regarded prospect in the past for Lucas Giolito, he is now trying to prove himself at the big league level.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Giolito confident after success at season's end

Standing tall and lean, Lucas Giolito looks every bit the ideal right-handed pitcher. Add a power fastball and plus curveball, and it's no wonder he's been so well regarded for years.
7 days ago

The White Sox rebuild is being oversold

Chicago White Sox fans are positively giddy about the teams’ rebuild. The annual fan convention was sold out, which is a rarity for the South Side franchise. The talk around town has been so positive that I’m thinking they might be getting fitted for rings any day now. Maybe they should curb the enthusiasm just a bit.After seeing the Cubs successful rebuild culminating in the World...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans angry over McCutchen, Cole trades; now Harrison wants out

There’s some unrest in the Pittsburgh fan base regarding the team’s recent trades of Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole. Madasyn Czebiniak of highlights the story of lifelong Pirates fan Jason Kaufman, who started a petition to force owner Bob Nutting to sell the team. The following excerpt gives a pretty good feel for the petition’s tone: “Pittsburgh is a baseball...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 20, 2018  |  Discuss

12 late-season MLB call-ups worth watching

Expanded rosters change Major League Baseball in a big way in the month of September. The ability to carry up to 40 players on the big-league team gives clubs the opportunity to do much more than when they are limited to 25 players. They can load their bullpen with every conceivable matchup; pile up potential pinch hitters; and for clubs out of contention — and even a few teams still...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Eight young stars leading the MLB youth movement

This season has introduced so much young talent that it is overwhelming — the MLB youth movement is in full effect. Some names you may know about, while others are still waiting for their ink to dry on the back of their major league jerseys.From a young first baseman taking over responsibilities for a 14-year veteran to a baby-faced slugger in the Bay Area tearing up the scene, this...
Via Sportsnaut
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Lucas Giolito on Striking a Balance Between Smart and Simple

For Lucas Giolito, KISS doesn’t mean Keep It Simple Stupid. Given his intellectual curiosity — picking Max Scherzer’s brain didn’t hurt — the acronym more aptly equates to Keep It Simple Smart. Giolito is now in the White Sox organization, having been acquired by Chicago from Washington in December’s Adam Eaton mini-blockbuster. Blessed with a big arm and a made-for-movies persona...
Via Fangraphs
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Why the Nationals Would Trade Lucas Giolito

Around the trade deadline, there was ever so briefly a rumor that the Nationals might entertain the idea of moving Lucas Giolito for Andrew Miller. It didn’t happen, and more importantly, it wasn’t true, but I wrote up a quick little post entitled The Case for Trading Lucas Giolito. The circumstances haven’t changed very much in the months since. Giolito is in the news again, mostly...
Via Fangraphs
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The Case for Trading Lucas Giolito

There’s a rumor out there that the Nationals would be willing to trade Lucas Giolito for Andrew Miller. That is almost certainly not true. There’s a related rumor out there that the Yankees don’t think Giolito would be enough in exchange for Miller. That is almost certainly not true. Miller is fantastic, no doubt, and the Nationals could use him, but it’s not like Miller is the only...
Via Fangraphs
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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