White Sox Tweak Rotation

The Chicago White Sox had to tweak their rotation for the upcoming week as Scott Carroll will miss his start due to a blister. They also optioned pitcher Eric Surkamp. Quintana starting Wed. Carroll being skipped with blister issue. Surkamp optioned — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) August 10, 2014 The rotation will be as follows: Tuesday – Chris Sale Wednesday – Jose Quintana...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox beat Mariners 2-1 in 10 innings

SEATTLE (AP) Conor Gillespie's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning helped the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. With Jordan Danks on second base, Gordon Beckham reached when Seattle shortstop Chris Taylor booted his grounder. Danks advanced to third and scored when Gillespie, who entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth, hit...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pile on against White Sox, take series in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Danny Santana had five hits and four RBI, and the Minnesota Twins scored nine runs in the eighth inning of a rain-delayed 16-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Santana had two hits and two RBI in the Twins' big inning, when they sent 14 batters to the plate and had nine hits against three relievers. The five hits set a season high for the rookie...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Closing Game with Toronto Blue Jays

The White Sox were looking to sweep the series with the Blue Jays, sent young gun Jose Quintana with an ERA of 3,44 against the experienced and former Sox pitcher, Mark Buehrle, who was carrying an ERA of 2.50 and a win – loss record of 10 and 5 Quintana was going to need everything working in his arsenal if he was even going to hold his own with the world series experienced pitcher...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm Report: Top Prospects Off To Encouraging Starts

Now that we are a few weeks into the minor league season, let’s see how each team is doing and what players are off to hot starts and who are not.  We came up with our Chicago White Sox top 20 prospects a while back (Part 1, Part 2) and we will check in on how some of them are doing down on the farm. Charlotte Knights The Knights are off to a 6-11 start and the offense has been...
Via Grab Some Bench
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated Minor League Outlooks: Starting Pitchers

With Rick Hahn's reshaping of the White Sox, many organizational holes have been filled with what are expected to be long-term solutions. Because of this, some guys at the minor league level are now far less crucial to the future of the ball club, while focus has shifted to others. Here's an updated look at the situation playing out with the starting pitchers throughout...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

It's Official: Brett Pill Signs with Kia Tigers

Well, it’s official: Brett Pill is headed to Korea. The news that the right-handed first baseman was being sent to the Kia Tigers is a few weeks old, but nothing had been finalized until now. But with Pill finally passing his physical, the deal is complete. Pill passes physical w/Kia Tigers, and has been placed on release waivers today via #SFGiants — Amy...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News and Rumors: Waiver claims dominate the day

With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. With no major signings or trades occurring on Monday, there...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Giant Eric Surkamp Claimed by Chicago White Sox

When the San Francisco Giants designated Eric Surkamp for assignment to make room for Michael Morse on the 40-man roster, they were hoping he could sneak by the radar of other teams, so that the Giants could bring him back to their farm system. And they were close. But you know what they say about close . . . something about horseshoes and dangerous explosives. Surkamp...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox claim Surkamp off waivers from Giants

The Chicago White Sox say they have claimed left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and lost infielder Brent Morel to the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Surkamp, a sixth-round pick by the Giants in the 2008 amateur draft, went 0-1 with a 23.63 ERA in one spot start for San Francisco last season that lasted only 2 2-3 innings on July 23 against...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Claim Brent Morel

The Blue Jays have claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the White Sox, according to Toronto's transactions page. The loss of Morel will create a 40-man roster spot for left-hander Eric Surkamp, who was claimed by the White Sox earlier this afternoon. The 26-year-old Morel has a career .229/.276/.333 batting line in 669 Major League plate appearances with the White...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Sneaky Department: Sox Claim Eric Surkamp

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Schulman, the White Sox have claimed 26 year-old south paw Eric Surkamp off waivers from the Giants. While this may not seem like the most significant of moves right now, it could certainly be one that does have an impact on the 2014 season. Surkamp tossing in one of his few MLB appearances. Credit: Tony Medina, Getty Images...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants DFA Eric Surkamp

We recently talked about how the San Francisco Giants are selling Brett Pill’s contract to a foreign ball club. The talks began when the team signed Michael Morse, and needed to clear up space on the 40-man roster. So Morse is taking Pill’s place, right? Wrong. Since Pill has not yet reached an agreement with the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball League, the Giants...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hot Stove Trade Speculation: One Giant Leap for Mankind

By Robert Cunningham, Staff Writer -  Disclaimer: This trade discussion is purely speculative in nature and presents an unlikely example of how the Angels can improve their roster for 2014. FanGraphs WAR stat is used to help evaluate player value, but it is merely a useful guide for this analysis. This series of articles are meant to entertain, generate discussion...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants crushed by Reds (again) in Game 1 of doubleheader

The Cincinnati offense once again over-powered the Giants starting pitcher as San Francisco fell to the Reds in Game 1 of the doubleheader 9-2. It was déjà-vu for the Giants as Eric Surkamp, just one night after Tim Lincecum gave up eight runs in 3.2 innings, failed to make it out of the third inning. The Reds pounded Surkamp early and often, as they tagged him for nine hits, seven...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants-Reds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds certainly felt at home at AT&T Park in the opener of this four-game series. Now, it'll be official. The Reds go for another big offensive performance as they try to continue their success against the San Francisco Giants in this unusual doubleheader Tuesday night. Cincinnati (56-43) is among the best home teams in baseball at 32-17. The Reds will get...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lincecum Back To The Hill, Tomorrow’s Starters And Other Giants Pregame Notes

The Giants will keep trying to chip away at the NL West by welcoming the Cincinnati Reds to AT&T Park on Monday night. Tim Lincecum will make his first start after his no-hitter in San Diego, facing the team that no-hit the Giants in the beginning of this month. Lincecum allowed six hits and three earned runs while striking out eight during Homer Bailey’s no-hitter on July...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2012 Topps Chrome

Per box items: 24 packs per box 4 cards per pack 2 autographs per box Topps sell sheet These cards are basically identical to 2012 Topps Series 1, 2 and Pro Debut only in a chrome finish. The standard sized cards feature a full color action shot of the player. Bordered in silver/chrome, the card fronts list the set and player name. A rounded graphic in the lower left corner of the...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2012 Topps Chrome

Per box items: 24 packs per box 4 cards per pack 2 autographs per box Topps sell sheet These cards are basically identical to 2012 Topps Series 1, 2 and Pro Debut only in a chrome finish. The standard sized cards feature a full color action shot of the player. Bordered in silver/chrome, the card fronts list the set and player name. A rounded graphic in the lower left corner of the...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Catching Up: Gustavo Cabrera, Natanael Javier, Brad Penny

It’s been a week since I posted here, so let’s catch up on what I missed… The Giants signed Gustavo Cabrera and Nathaniel Javier The Giants dabbled in the international market this week, signing a pair of Dominican prospects: Gustavo Cabrera and Natanael Javier. Cabrera, an ultra-athletic 16-year-old centerfielder, signed for $1.3M. His bat is the “main question mark,”...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants place four players on DL

The San Francisco Giants placed second baseman Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list Friday along with pitchers Ryan Vogelsong, Eric Surkamp and Dan Runzler.Sanchez underwent labrum surgery on his right shoulder last summer and isn't quite ready to return to the lineup. Vogelsong strained his back lifting weights last month before arriving to spring training. Surkamp has...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Sanchez, Burriss, Surkamp, Petit

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says infielder Freddy Sanchez has “plateaued” in his rehab, thus the decision to give him a cortisone shot. It’s very clear that Sanchez will not be ready for Opening Day. It’s time to see what Manny Burriss can do with his time at second base till the injured Sanchez can get back on the field. It’s unclear at this time as to...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants 5, Indians 3

Brett Pill cranked a three-run homer and Eric Surkamp won his third Cactus League game as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-3 at Goodyear Park today. [box score] Pill’s home run came off Indians starter Kevin Slowey, after Buster Posey singled and Brandon Belt walked. It was Pill’s second four-bagger of the spring. Surkamp allowed two runs on four hits...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

ST Notebook: Giants Win In Goodyear

The Giants got a great start from lefty Eric Surkamp and a majestic three-run blast from Brett Pill to beat the tribe. Final Score: Giants 5, Indians 3.
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians and Giants go at it today

The San Francisco Giants (11-6-3) take on the Cleveland Indians (5-10) this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. LHP Eric Surkamp (2-1, 4.76) will make his third spring start (and fifth appearance overall). RHP Kevin Slowey (0-2, 5.63) is on the hill for the Tribe. The two teams played to <a title=" "Giants 2, Indians 2 (10)"" href="http...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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