White Sox Year in Review: Nate Jones

A White Sox bullpen that started 2016 looking like one of the best in the American League ended up in shambles by the midway point of the season. Injuries to Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka hurt the team’s depth, David Robertson looked more and more like a reliever headed toward serious decline, and a lack of internal depth options led to an over-reliance on journeymen like Matt...
Via BP South Side
16 hours ago

Why is the White Sox World Series forgotten?

Monday was a surreal day to be a follower of the White Sox. Come SoxFest time, a panel memorializing the 2005 World Series winners seems like a mandate, and if anything recent Sox history is challenged to provide anything as relevant as their now 11-year-old triumph. But on Monday, every paranoid suspicion about the Sox’ national irrelevance got enough validation to power us for...
Via BP South Side
18 hours ago

ESPN uses tortured justification to exclude 2005 White Sox championship

It appears that much of the sports media world has decided to ignore the Chicago White Sox’ 2005 championship and 1959 AL pennant while discussing the Cubs’ appearance in the World Series. Tweets from ESPN’s @SportsCenter account and CBS’ @CBSThisMorning account both talked about a 71-year World Series drought for Chicago (nope), and ESPN then doubled down on it with a SportsCenter...
Via Awful Announcing
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox developing promising OF prospects

Aaron Schnurbusch has a description for the waiting process during the 2016 MLB Draft: a nerve-wracking and frustrating day.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 day ago

White Sox Year In Review: Melky Cabrera

Oftentimes, amid the flurry of chaos that is a major league season, consistency can be underrated. Stability, consistency, and reliability are often vanilla features in a world that thrives on either chaos, or dynamic but all too often fleeting success. For the White Sox in 2016, no one really paid enough attention to outfielder Melky Cabrera. Fans were too busy crying in their beer...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Podcast: 2016 White Sox Outfield Review

Also, we preview the upcoming World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Episode 116 is now available and filling in for Jim this week is Adam Sager from SB Nation Radio. You can listen to him on Saturday's from 4-7 pm CT on the Saturday College Football Nation show. This week's rundown: We preview the World Series that will feature a team breaking a very...
Via South Side Sox
2 days ago

The ten best developments of the 2016 White Sox season

A look back at the most important improvements to the future of the White Sox franchise during the 2016 season. The 2016 season for the Chicago White Sox was largely a disappointment and there's not really much debating it. However, after a rough year of baseball, it's important to look back and see some positives that happened along the way to keep some enthusiasm about the future...
Via South Side Sox
3 days ago

The South Side Sox 2016-17 White Sox Offseason Plan Project

Rebuild or reload? The decision is yours to make Now that we thoroughly came to terms with the White Sox’ 10 worst losses of the 2016 season, renewal can begin. Welcome to the third installment of the South Side Sox White Sox Offseason Plan Project. Two years ago, I put together a template that covered the necessary decisions that lay ahead for the White Sox with a Choose Your...
Via South Side Sox
4 days ago

How Much Will Jose Abreu Earn In 2017?

Three years ago, the White Sox signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu to a franchise-record six-year, $68MM contract.  Abreu kicked off his MLB career with a monster 2014 campaign, winning Rookie of the Year and finishing fourth in the MVP voting.  His offensive production has declined steadily since then, but still remains above average.  Now, Abreu is presented with an important decision...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago

White Sox stay within organization to fill Renteria's staff

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox are sticking within their organization to fill new manager Rick Renteria's staff. Joe McEwing replaces Renteria as bench coach after spending the past five seasons as third-base coach. He previously managed in the White Sox system. Nick Capra takes over as third-base coach after five years as Chicago's director of player development. He is entering...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche, son to throw out first pitch before Nats game

Adam LaRoche made a somewhat shocking decision to leave $13 million on the table and retire before the season when the Chicago White Sox gave him a hard time about his son hanging out in the clubhouse. LaRoche’s former team, the Washington Nationals, never had a problem with Drake being around. In fact, the Nats are ready to welcome Adam and Drake back for a ceremonial first pitch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura announces he's out as White Sox manager

CHICAGO (AP) Robin Ventura has announced he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season. Speaking after Chicago's season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Ventura said it was ''a personal decision.'' Ventura was in the last year of his contract. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Replacing White Sox hero Robin Ventura will be tough, but Rick Renteria deserves the shot

Rick Renteria is reportedly going to be the next manager of the Chicago White Sox, replacing Robin Ventura. Ventura is one of the most recognizable former White Sox players of the modern era. There’s Frank Thomas, of course. But after Thomas, there’s a very small group that includes Ventura, who sits 13th on the all-time White Sox WAR leaderboard. Ventura’s playing career...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura expected to be done as White Sox manager

Robin Ventura’s five-year stint as Chicago White Sox manager appears to be drawing to a close. According to a report by Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday, the White Sox are not expected to retain Ventura and instead are preparing to replace him with bench coach Rick Renteria. Ventura, a former member of the White Sox during his playing career, ascended...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota low: Rodon, White Sox send Twins to 103rd loss

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Rodon tied an AL record by striking out the first seven batters and Tim Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle to lead the Chicago White to a 7-3 win Friday night, handing the Twins their 103rd loss - the most since the franchise moved to Minnesota. Rodon (9-10) gave up three hits and three walks while striking out 10 over six innings, giving up three runs...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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