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Chicago White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila

The Chicago White Sox have signed former Tigers catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with catcher Alex Avila on a one-year deal. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 25, 2015 Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled...
Via Bloguin Best
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox acquire RHP Kahnle from Rockies for minor leaguer

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Colorado Rockies for minor league pitcher Yency Almonte. The 26-year-old Kahnle is 2-2 with a 4.41 ERA in 90 relief appearances over two seasons with the Rockies. He went 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA and two saves last year. Almonte was 11-7 with a 3.41 ERA in 24 appearances - 23 starts - for Class A Kannapolis...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Addressing the White Sox’ Defensive Problem

Simplicity can be a good goal to have, but often the real world won’t allow it. Life creates uncertainty and complexity and this can be a problem when attempting to determine the proper path to take. For example, should I put down the computer right now and find out what my son is repeatedly slamming into the wall, or should I try to finish this thought? The answer, in this case...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija: Potential Offseason Target

Position: Right-handed SP 2015 Stats: 214 IP, 17.9 K%, 5.4 BB%, 1.8 WARP, 4.96 ERA, 4.31 DRA How He Fits: There are two ways of thinking among Cubs fans on how Jeff Samardzija fits with the Cubs; some say he’s a tremendous fit, others say “no way.” But the simple fact is that one of […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Send Seerey, Gettel to Chicago for Kennedy

June 3, 1948 After being linked to several teams already this season, Pat Seerey finally was dealt to the Chicago White Sox late Tuesday evening with pitcher Al Gettel for outfielder Bob Kennedy. Catcher Ray Murray, who had been travelling with the team because of the injury to reserve backstop Joe Tipton, has been added to the active roster to fill one of the spots on the team created...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox have made Avisail Garcia available

The White Sox have reportedly put Avisail Garcia on the trading block. Dennis Wierzbicki USA TODAY SportsWith holes to fill on the left side of the infield and limited options on the free agent market, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly looking to trade from their major league roster -- specifically Avisail Garcia.Garcia, acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a three-way trade involving...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox, Black Holes, and Trading Jose Quintana

So you want your team to spend in free agency. You think to yourself, “This is the year. We’re just a couple pieces away. Go out and get ’em, [insert name of General Manager who, in all likelihood, will not ‘go out and get ’em’ the way you envision].” Maybe you look to a pair of recent World Series winners as the way to do the offseason without committing a massive...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: keeping Sale makes sense only if you spend now

The upcoming 2016 season will mark the 11th anniversary of the first World Series title for a Chicago team in almost a century. While that magical year still resonates in the hearts of every Chicago White Sox fan, its also a troublesome reminder of just how little has been accomplished since that time on the Southside. With the last playoff berth occurring seven long seasons ago...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Blank White Sox, Keep Pace with A’s; Indians 2, White Sox 0

May 28, 1948 On a cold Friday night in front of a large Comiskey Park crowd, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox by a score of 2-0. The shutout was the Tribe pitching staff’s fourth of the season. The Indians handed the ball to victorious starter Don Black (2-0, 5.74), who battled back and forth all night with White Sox pitcher Joe Haynes (2-6, 4.17). Haynes, a...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How is Jeff Samardzija Getting any Attention?

Last week, Jeff Samardzija was offered a one year $15.8 Million qualifying offer from the Chicago White Sox. It has been written that he is unlikely to accept this offer, which would make him a free agent. For those who weren’t following the White Sox this season, Samadzija had an abysmal season. At one point […]
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Wish List: Chicago White Sox

Last offseason, the Chicago White Sox were labeled “winners” as they had brought in many impact pieces like David Robertson, Melky Cabrera and Adam LaRoche through free agency and traded for right-handed starter Jeff Samardzija to bolster the rotation. It quickly became apparent that general manager Rick Hahn had whiffed though, as only Robertson provided […]
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy Rocks, Tribe Rolls Over Chicago in Game Two; Indians 9, White Sox 2

May 16, 1948 If the second place Indians are serious about contending for the American League pennant this season, they can’t be dropping games to slumping teams like the Chicago White Sox very often. In game two of their Sunday doubleheader, the Tribe made amends for their game one loss with a 9-2 victory over the Pale Hose at the Stadium. The Indians got an outstanding starting...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Just How Messy is the White Sox’ Organization?

The 2015 season was a disappointment for pretty much everyone and everything involved with your Chicago White Sox. There was all sorts of hope and expectations surrounding the team after a flashy off-season filled with moves that were supposed to help the team to compete now and moving forward. And why not? They had some excellent pieces in place in Sale, Abreu, Quintana, and Eaton...
Via Grab Some Bench
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Statistically, the Royals were historically clutch

The Royals — the 2015 MLB champion Royals — were historically clutch. If you paid even any attention at all, you probably don’t learn anything from that sentence. It’s so obviously true it might as well be left unsaid, like “that pizza was delicious” or “I wish we didn’t get lost.” Being clutch became the Royals’ whole thing, all the way through erasing a ninth...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

10-year anniversary of greatest day ever: White Sox win World Series

This is our national holiday for White Sox fans. On Oct. 26, 2005, all of our years of faith and frustration finally were rewarded when the Sox closed out their four-game sweep of Houston. It was a moment we never expected to see in our lifetimes. And it was an intensely personal moment for me. The White Sox dream year coincided with my sons, Matt, then 10, and Sam, then 8, finally...
Via Sherman Report
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: winter is coming

It has now been 19 days since Alexei Ramirez grounded out to mercifully end the 2015 season for the Chicago White Sox. With all the attention having been on their Northside counterparts these last few weeks, the time has now come to turn toward a winter that is sure to be filled with changes to the lineup. But there is only one question that is on the minds of White Sox fans at the...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Sports Bar Has Interesting Dilemma

It’s pretty safe to say that if you hit a sports bar in any of the four cities that have teams left playing baseball, the clientele is going to be rooting for their home team, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case with The Fifty/50 in Chicago. They’re torn. And it has nothing to do with the White Sox. You see, upscale sports bar and restaurant counts among its investors...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox Will Close Out Disappointing Season With Six-Game Homestand, Tickets Remain Very Cheap

For the Chicago White Sox fans who may have grown enamored with this year’s roster, take a good look. In the last week of the regular season, the White Sox will play nothing but home games, as their final six contests will take place from the friendly confines of U.S. Cellular Field. It’s also surely the last time you’ll see this gang all accounted for and in the same uniform...
Via Grab Some Bench
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: Chicago White Sox

It is that part of the year when pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is a chance to book better winter destination vacations for some, emptier seats for most and a chance for reflection for all. Who should win the World Series? The Nationals. No other team can match Washington for pitching...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox pitcher has car stolen after being demoted

Chicago White Sox pitcher Scott Carroll was expected to be called up to the majors when rosters expanded on September 1st. He wasn’t, only getting called up from AAA Charlotte on Wednesday. He’d been up and down between the majors and AAA all year so an early callup was expected. But when Carroll finally got back to Chicago, he received an unwelcome surprise – his car was...
Via The Outside Corner
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox failed to upgrade where they needed to upgrade

On Tuesday night, the Chicago White Sox got shredded by the Oakland Athletics, 17-6. The game was a complete farce – Jeff Samardzija allowed ten runs, and recorded only nine outs. Daniel Webb recorded one out, allowed three hits, six runs (four earned), and walked three. Two position players – Leury Garcia and Alexei Ramirez – pitched for Chicago, and didn’t allow a run...
Via The Outside Corner
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Did White Sox fan working on Wrigley reno zing the Cubs?

A Chicago White Sox fan working on the renovation of Wrigley Field says he buried a little something in some concrete as a means to rub in his squad’s most recent World Series triumph. But the Chicago Cubs have gone on record to question the validity of his claims. The legendary ballpark of course is in the midst of a massive $350 million renovation project, which provided the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Straight Outta Compton’ has amusing White Sox cap mishap

“Straight Outta Compton” may have dominated the box office over the past weekend, making over $60 million in a No. 1 weekend debut, but a rather inconsequential but amusing wardrobe error in a scene at the beginning of the film has sports fans — make that persnickety sports fans — calling foul. In the opening scene, Eazy-E, portrayed by Jason Mitchell, is wearing a black...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Chris Sale may be the most valuable player in baseball

Yesterday, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale put together one of the most artful pitching performances of the season. Facing the Crosstown rival Chicago Cubs, who had won 15 of its previous 16 games, Sale fanned 15 Cubs hitters in only 7 innings of shutout work, whilst giving up a single hit and walk. If it wasn’t for a 116-pitch count through those seven innings, Sale would have...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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