WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 hour ago

Nicknames, bright gear part of Players Weekend

When MLB and the MLB Players Association introduce the inaugural Players Weekend from Aug. 25-27, veteran White Sox right-hander James Shields will feature an interesting nickname on the back of his jersey.
Via WhiteSox.com
8 hours 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
8 hours ago

White Sox closer role is a 'fluid proposition'

Tyler Clippard's brief stint as White Sox closer came to an end Sunday after being traded to the Astros for a player to be named or cash. Clippard had been acquired from the Yankees on July 19, but his departure once again opens the closer's role. Manager Rick Renteria hasn't pinpointed one reliever to take over the job, though.
Via WhiteSox.com
14 hours ago

White Sox righty Covey comes off DL

The Chicago White Sox reinstated right-hander Dylan Covey from the 10-day disabled list, the club announced Tuesday. Covey takes the roster spot of righty Tyler Clippard, who was traded to the Houston Astros on Sunday for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Via WhiteSox.com
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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Side Morning 5: Finding the Other Guys

The key pieces of the White Sox rebuild are just beginning to arrive in Chicago with recent promotions of Yoan Moncada and Reynaldo Lopez, two top prospects the White Sox envision as part of their next core. There’s still a long list of players the White Sox hope will join them in the years to come, but no matter how many of those guys live up to their potential, any successful...
Via BP South Side
2 days ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reynaldo Lopez’s entire profile on display in White Sox debut

Reynaldo Lopez came out guns blazing in his White Sox debut. His first pitch in a White Sox uniform clocked in at 97 mph, but it went for a ball. He then fired in two more 97 mph heaters before finishing off Whit Merrifield with a nasty changeup at 86 mph. That strikeout was symbolic of how the first trip through the order would go for Lopez. He was missing bats with ease, using...
Via BP South Side
4 days ago

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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Young Drives in Five of Boston's Six Runs in 6-3 Sweep of Chicago White Sox

Doug Fister gave up three runs early but Chris Young had himself a day as he drove in five of the six runs Boston scored to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3. 
Via YouTube
9 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
10 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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