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Let’s Talk About that Other Chicago Team

If you’ve been following, you are well aware that Chicago has had one heck of an offseason. As it turns out, I’m not just talking about the Cubs. We’ve already been over how promising things are beginning to look there. So, what about the White Sox? You know, the team I unceremoniously wrote off last season by suggesting they trade ace Chris Sale—a 25-year-old pitcher who...
Via The Sports Post
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Much Did the White Sox Improve?

The White Sox have made major waves this off-season with a flurry of new acquisitions via both free agency and trades. Perhaps no team in baseball has improved themselves more on paper than the Chicago White Sox. The question is just how much did they improve themselves? Let’s take a look at the Sox newcomers and compare them to the people they replaced and see how much of an impact...
Via Grab Some Bench
8 days ago  |  Discuss

With a flurry of moves, White Sox positioned to contend in AL Central

With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, here is a look at how one of the Indians rivals in the AL Central have fared: CHICAGO WHITE SOX Last season: 73-89, fourth Indians vs. White Sox last two years: 27-11 including 10-9 last year. What they've accomplished The White Sox had plenty of needs going into the offseason and have accomplished nearly all of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox One Up Cubs, Sign Melky Cabrera

The White Sox have once again made it known to the world they mean business, signing Melky Cabrera to a reported three-year deal worth $45 million pending a physical. Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 14, 2014 Cabrera contract should be in $45 million range . Neither agent or team...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Hanging Out With Professional Tie-Down Roper Tuf Cooper

For as much guaranteed money baseball players rake in, they sure as hell don’t provide us with much off-field fun during the offseason. (No Adam Laroche, hunting elk does not count.) Take baseball’s “villainous character” Bryce Harper for instance. If you didn’t follow the guy on social media and only knew about him based off the crap ESPN and MLB Network spew, you would...
Via Busted Coverage
13 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: When Everyone Goes For It

The White Sox are going for it. With the additions of Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson — in addition to prior signings Adam LaRoche and Zach Duke — the Pale Hose have signaled to the rest of the American League Central that they’re not content to rebuild anymore. They might have only won 73 games […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox go from cellar dwellers to division contenders in a weekend

Heading into the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Chicago Cubs were the talk of the town, and with good reason. Ready to take their rebuild to the next level, they’ve been mentioned in connection to the top free agent starts on the market, as well as some significant trade pieces. However, through the first couple of days of the the annual meetings, it has been the Chicago...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox go from cellar dwellers to division contenders in a weekend

Heading into the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Chicago Cubs were the talk of the town, and with good reason. Ready to take their rebuild to the next level, they’ve been mentioned in connection to the top free agent starts on the market, as well as some significant trade pieces. However, through the first couple of days of the the annual meetings, it has been the Chicago...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians may be the class of the AL Central

The AL Central is perhaps the most well-rounded division in all of baseball. They’ve won AL pennants in two of the last three years. Two of the three AL Wild Card games were hosted by AL Central teams. yes, the Tigers have won the division for four straight years, but the Indians and Royals have both won at least 85 games in each of the last two seasons. The White Sox won 85 in...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians may be the class of the AL Central

The AL Central is perhaps the most well-rounded division in all of baseball. They’ve won AL pennants in two of the last three years. Two of the three AL Wild Card games were hosted by AL Central teams. yes, the Tigers have won the division for four straight years, but the Indians and Royals have both won at least 85 games in each of the last two seasons. The White Sox won 85 in...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox sign David Robertson for four-years, $46M

The Chicago White Sox appear to be going full in. Fresh off signing former Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, it appears that the White Sox have nabbed late-inning reliever David Robertson on a four-year, $46 million contract. It’s a mighty high price to pay for a reliever that’s recorded a total of 47 career saves, but Robertson has the nastiness to excel in a...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats’ first rounder Erick Fedde released to throw

The Washington Nationals first round draft pick has been cleared to start throwing the baseball.  Erick Fedde fell to the Nationals at the #18 in the 2014 MLB Draft, after being labeled a Top Ten pick by many baseball draft analysts.  However, Fedde underwent Tommy John surgery after 11 starts during his season at UNLV last year.  That caused Fedde to tumble.  However, the Nationals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
29 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Adam LaRoche for 2 years, $25M

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox and first baseman Adam LaRoche have agreed to terms on a two-year, $25 million contract. The team said Tuesday that the 35-year-old player will receive $21 million next year and $13 million in 2016. LaRoche is likely to see most of his time at designated hitter because Jose Abreu is entrenched at first and won the AL Rookie of the Year award. LaRoche...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Turn $25 Million Into Adam LaRoche

There’s kind of a talking point here, about how much the qualifying offer cost Adam LaRoche a few years ago. Following a career year in 2012, LaRoche was extended a qualifying offer, and a market never developed, so he re-signed with the Nationals for two years and $24 million. LaRoche now is older, and he’s […]
Via Fangraphs
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam by Sahadev Sharma

The White Sox continue to follow through on their vow to be aggressive this offseason, signing Adam LaRoche to bat in the middle of the order.
Via Baseball Prospectus
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Snag Adam LaRoche

Neil Mehta Staff Writer Adam LaRoche has signed a 2-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago White Sox. The 35-year-old 1st Baseman spent the last 4 seasons with the Washington Nationals. LaRoche has also played with the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, and Pittsburgh Pirates. LaRoche’s best season came in 2012. LaRoche hit .271 with 33 home runs and 100 RBIs. He also won the...
Via TopSportsReport
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Sign First Baseman Adam LaRoche To Two-Year Contract

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox had one of the majors’ most powerful right-handed bats last season in Jose Abreu. Now they are hoping Adam LaRoche can help balance their lineup. LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the White Sox, a person familiar with the situation said Friday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

With LaRoche on Board, How Can White Sox Contend?

If there was doubt that the Chicago White Sox‘s intentions were to set out a winning team in U.S. Cellular Field for the 2015 MLB season, the signing of Adam LaRoche erased that, and showed that Chicago is serious about not only making strides to make October baseball, but also make a run once they make postseason play. LaRoche, one of the better bats that was available...
Via Baseball Essential
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: White Sox Sign Adam LaRoche

Adam LaRoche, eh? Let’s take a look. Days after signing their first free agent of the 2014-2015 MLB offseason, your Chicago White Sox went out and made a fairly big splash in free agency. For the second time in four years, the south siders have signed a veteran lefty power bat away from the Washington Nationals to come to the American League and serve as the good guys’ designated...
Via Grab Some Bench
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: Chicago White Sox add big power bat in free agent Adam LaRoche

The Chicago White Sox seem a bit under the free agent radar this Winter, but have moved to add one of the better bats on the market.  Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports the deal is a (relatively) friendly payroll-friendly 2 years, $25M. LaRoche’s bat and glove will help the Sox lineup compete in the AL Central Credit: Alex Brandon/AP LaRoche made $12M last year so this is on-par...
Via Reading Between The Seams
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: November 22, 2014

The Chicago White Sox have upgraded their offense for the 2015 season with the surprising signing of Adam LaRoche for $25 million over two-years. Also,  Atlanta will continue their rebuilding mode as they’re shopping outfielder Justin Upton, and the Tampa Bay Rays have named three finalist for the managerial spot. Here’s an updated list of the rumors for November 22, 2014...
Via Baseball Essential
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Killer Adam LaRoche Signs 2-Year Deal With White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million deal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He reportedly turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from the Marlins. LaRoche, 35, owns a solid .264/.340/.472 slash line over a span of eleven major league seasons, hitting 20+ home runs in all but two of them. He has averaged 26 homers in...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

So long Nats! LaRoche agrees to deal with White Sox

CHICAGO — A person familiar with the situation says free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal confirmed a USA Today report that LaRoche will get $25 million for two years...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche agrees to contract with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. The White Sox have AL Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu entrenched at first base, so LaRoche is likely to see most...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox land Adam LaRoche on two-year deal

getty images Adam LaRoche has signed a two-year deal with the White Sox worth $25 million. This is one of those deals what catches your eyes not because of the value but simply because the White Sox already have a very good first baseman in Jose Abreu. With Abreu on the roster the White Sox will figure to use LaRoche at the designated hitter spot. He could also spell Abreu on occasion...
Via Tireball.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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