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Chicago White Sox 2015 Season Preview: Infield and DH

In the second installment of the 2015 Chicago White Sox season preview, it’s time to look at the infield. Overall, Hahn kept things mostly the same with two new additions. First baseman/designated hitter Adam Laroche was the first big add of the offseason, and former Chicago Cubs starting catcher Geovany Soto. With these upgrades, it’s time to take a look at how much this infield...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Spring Training Preview

Spring training is coming up fast, and the White Sox were one of several teams who overhauled their team during the winter months. Here’s an overview of their offseason, and a preview of their Spring Training battles. Key Additions:Jeff Samardzija (Trade OAK) Melky Cabrera (Free Agent) David Robertson (Free Agent) Emilio Bonofacio (Free Agent) Zach Duke (Free Agent) Dan Jennings ...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Geovany Soto: A Case For A Major League Deal

Geovany Soto. Photo Credit: Getty Images Geovany Soto is a 32-year-old catcher, who honestly has never been that great at the plate. It’s understandable that he hadn’t been signed until now. It’s late January and he’s not the most desirable player in the world. However, he deserved better than the contract he signed Thursday with the Chicago White Sox. Soto signed a minor...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to minor league deals with Geovany Soto, Brad Penny

  Former National League Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto and two-time All-Star pitcher Brad Penny have agreed to minor league contracts with the Chicago White Sox. Soto, the NL Rookie of the Year with the Cubs in 2008, appeared in only 24 games with Texas and Oakland last season. He was limited by knee and foot injuries and was also arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Penny...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to minor league deals with Soto, Penny

CHICAGO (AP) Former NL Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto and two-time All-Star pitcher Brad Penny have agreed to minor league contracts with the Chicago White Sox. Soto, the NL Rookie of the Year with the Cubs in 2008, appeared in just 24 games with Texas and Oakland last season. He was limited by knee and foot injuries and was also arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Penny...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Three Former All-Stars to Minor League Deals

The White Sox really decided to take Throwback Thursday to the next level today as they signed former all-stars Geovany Soto, Jesse Crain, and Brad Penny to minor league deals. #WhiteSox announce non-roster camp invites. Among them: Brad Penny, Geovany Soto, and Jesse Crain. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 22, 2015 When I call Soto and Penny former All-Stars….I...
Via Sports Mockery
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Geovany Soto to minor league deal

getty images The White Sox have signed catcher Geovany Soto to a minor league contract. Soto will also receive an invitation to spring training where he will try to land the backup job behind Tyler Flowers with the White Sox. If he is able to win the job he should see a fair amount of at-bats next season. Last season Soto was limited to just 24 games due to injuries when he hit...
Via Tireball.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Geovany Soto To Minor-League Deal

According to Bruce Levine of WSCR-670 radio in Chicago, veteran catcher Geovany Soto has agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox. Former Cub catcher Geo. Soto signs minor league deal with Chicago White Sox — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) January 22, 2015 At age 32, he could find a fit backing up Tyler Flowers. Soto won Rookie of the Year for the Cubs in 2008, however...
Via Baseball Essential
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Geovany Soto could return

The Texas Rangers have some holes to fill coming off one of their worst seasons in recent memory. Injuries were riddled across the lineup and the once potent Rangers offense became punch-less. While they will be getting some healthy bats back this year - Prince Fielder being the biggest one - they still need to add some depth. One player that may be on their radar is the return...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers among teams in talks with catcher Geovany Soto

The Texas Rangers are among five to six other teams “in talks” with catcher Geovany Soto, according to Chris Cotillo of  MLBDailyDish.com. A “reunion” between the Texas Rangers and Geovany Soto, who played for the Rangers in 2013 and 2014 seems possible, according to Cotillo. In 2014, Soto appeared in only 10 games with the Rangers, mostly due to a meniscus tear in his left...
Via Baseball Essential
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Where should teams look for help at catcher?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Playoff Predictions: You Don't Have To Like It To Win

No Sir, I Do Not Like ItSo I'm 2-0 on the one-day crapshoots, and man alive, did it hurt. My A's didn't lose the slow burn 4-2 Not Enough Offense game; instead, they went down 8-7 with their best and most experienced SP on the mound, mostly because the opposition blooped in a half dozen lucky hits, then ran the bases like a relay team against poor Derek Norris, who will probably...
Via Five Tool Tool
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ex-Cubs Factor Is Alive and Well

In the aftermath of last night’s marathon Wild Card game between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics, many have been trying to pinpoint where the Athletics went wrong. . Some have cited the Yoenis Cespedes- Jon Lester as where it all went wrong, a few others have cited a lack of chemistry on a club that was deeply altered over the month of July, and lastly, some see the...
Via Sports Mockery
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: A Semi-Defense of the Yordano Ventura Decision

The Kansas City Royals just won the American League Wild Card, and advanced to the postseason for the first time since 1985. Congratulations are in order, and yet, had Billy Butler’s baserunning blunder not indirectly led to Geovany Soto’s thumb injury — and the insertion of throwing-impaired catcher Derek Norris — we would probably be […]
Via Fangraphs
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The A's Lost, So I'm

The A's In Late InningsI'm all kinds of numb from this game, considering it was one of the most heart-breaking losses and excruciating experiences of my life as a fan... but, well, I write a blog and have to fill it and so on, and so on. Let's just get into it.> SP Jon Lester is, we are told and with all kinds of prior experience, a dominant post-season pitcher. So I didn't just...
Via Five Tool Tool
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A's catcher Geovany Soto leaves AL Wild Card Game because of injury

  Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto left Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals after hurting his left thumb in the first inning on a play at the plate. Soto got the start for Oakland over Derek Norris, even though he had never caught Jon Lester, because he had been swinging a hot bat and is better at dealing with base runners. The Royals...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Soto leaves AL wild-card game with injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto has left Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals with an apparent injury that he sustained in the second inning. Soto could be seen on television checking his left thumb in the dugout during the top of the third inning. Soto got the start for Oakland over Derek Norris, even though he had never caught Jon...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A's put Geovany Soto behind plate for AL Wild Card Game vs. Royals

  Oakland Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners, and...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Soto to catch A's Lester to combat Royals' speed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners, and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners, and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels, strengthens grip on wild card

  Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top American League wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to highlight...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to highlight a six-run first...
Via Fox Sports West
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Geovany Soto exits with back spasms

Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto exited the A's Friday 4-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners in the third inning with back spasms, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com. Derek Norris moved from DH to catcher, meaning that A's pitcher Jason Hammel batted for himself in the 4th inning, reaching base on an error. The loss left the A's only ½ game ahead of Seattle and Kansas City for the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels walk-off on Oakland in Game 1 of the series

In perhaps the most important series of the season so far, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and their one-game lead, squared up with the Oakland Athletics with the AL West hanging in the balance.C.J. Wilson and Sonny Gray were the starters, in the first of four.The Halos opened up the scoring in the top of the second inning, with RBI singles from Erick Aybar and Gordon Beckham...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Atheltics Acquire Geovany Soto From Rangers

The Oakland Athletics have acquired veteran catcher Geovany Soto from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations, first reported by Chris Cotillo. Soto has managed to appear in just 10 games this season, due to a plethora of injury problems. Since his rookie season in 2008, in which he slashed .285/.364/.504 and won NL […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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