WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

White Sox lose pitchers Lopez, Beck in 5th

Soreness in his right side forced Reynaldo Lopez to depart in the fifth inning of Thursday's start, and his replacement, Chris Beck, lasted just two batters.
Via WhiteSox.com
2 hours ago

Players Clearing Revocable Waivers: Thursday

As August wears on, more and more players are being put through revocable trade waivers. Here’s today’s list of names that have not only been placed on revocable waivers but have also gone unclaimed and are now free to be traded to any team… White Sox starters Derek Holland, Miguel Gonzalez and James Shields have all cleared revocable waivers, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 hours ago

Carlos Rodon Continues to Handle The Best

Carlos Rodon took the mound last night against the Dodgers, and he continued his recent streak of dominant pitching against the best pitching in baseball. Rodon pitched 7.1 innings in a no decision, giving up 2 earned runs, while striking out 4 batters. Here is a look at what Rodon has done against 4 of the best offenses in baseball over his past 4 starts, in which his ERA has been...
Via Pack Insider
16 hours ago

Carlos Rodon pitches well against Dodgers, collects second-career base hit, but it’s not enough

Baseball is mean that way. The Chicago White Sox are in the midst of a massive rebuilding effort that has seen them sell off anything of perceived short-term value for anything amounting to long-term value. They’re rolling out a bunch of no-names on a nightly basis and have the worst record in the American League. But still the players actually on the team have got to play, and...
Via Backing the Pack
16 hours ago

White Sox hit 4 homers, but Dodgers walk off

Yasiel Puig's two-run double in the ninth capped a three-run rally as the Dodgers added another chapter to their magical season with a dramatic 5-4 walk-off victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, completing a four-game season sweep of the Interleague set.
Via WhiteSox.com
23 hours ago

Bubba, White Sox eager for Players Weekend

f White Sox reliever Chris Beck was holding true to the spirit of the inaugural Players Weekend, being introduced by MLB and the MLB Players Association on Aug. 25-27, the back of his jersey would read "Chris." Beck's No. 54 jersey instead will feature the name "Bubba," which he is called by more than his given first name.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 day ago

White Sox Recently Extended Kenny Williams, Rick Hahn

Earlier this summer, the White Sox extended the contracts of executive vice president Kenny Williams and general manager Rick Hahn, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports in the course of a lengthy interview with long-time club owner Jerry Reinsdorf. Precise terms are not known, but both have received new long-term deals, per the report. Reinsdorf also discussed the organization’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Backwards Ks

The pitch is delivered on the black, barely touching a corner of the zone. An umpire emphatically rings a batter up. The batter sluggishly slinks back into the dugout, and the satisfied pitcher smiles to himself. A backwards “K” is placed in the official scorekeeper’s book, along with those around the stadium. Such is the anatomy of a looking strikeout. It’s incredibly frustrating...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Cubs troll Hawk Hawk Harrelson over Wrigley Field criticism

The Chicago Cubs took to Twitter to expertly troll Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson over his scathing criticism of  Wrigley Field.Harrelson recently referred to Wrigley as a “joke” and vowed to never step foot in the iconic ballpark ever again.The longtime White Sox announcer then doubled down on his original assertion by stating Wrigley Field needs to be replaced...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros looking for more bullpen help even after landing Tyler Clippard

The Houston Astros are interested in making more moves even after adding Tyler Clippard to their bullpen.Houston acquired Clippard from the White Sox on Sunday for a player to be named later. The 32-year-old reliever is bouncing around a bit this season, as he went to Chicago in a deal with the Yankees, and now is heading to Houston.Clippard struggled with the Yankees, posting a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawk Harrelson 'will never step foot' in Wrigley Field again

Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson loves Fenway Park. The 2018 season will be Harrelson’s last in the booth and he told Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune that he’d love to go to Boston, where he played from 1967-1969, in his final year as an announcer.But while Hawk loves MLB’s oldest park, he doesn’t have the same feelings towards its second-oldest stadium.“I’ll...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox | Drew Pomeranz | James Shields

The Red Sox go with one of their hot hands as they send Drew Pomeranz to the mound to take on the Chicago White Sox for game 3 of their 4 game set. 
Via YouTube
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Belated Trade Analysis: White Sox Acquire Blake Rutherford & Co.

Several trades occurred while I was on vacation. I’m profiling the prospects involved in those deals in a belated nature. This post analyzes the prospects involved swap between the White Sox and Yankees, centered around the Yankees new bullpen weapons and prospect Blake Rutherford. A reminder of those involved. Yankees get 3B Todd Frazier RHP Tommy Kahnle RHP David Robertson...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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