Previewing the Tigers/White Sox Series

We’ve come to expect the offensive production in recent years, but one thing we haven’t been used to seeing from the American League Central-leading Detroit Tigers is a pitching staff that compliments the offensive output. Entering their three game series against the 3-5 White Sox, the 8-1 Tigers are posting a Major League best 1.91 ERA, and have already posted four shutouts...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: White Sox head to Cleveland for Two

The White Sox hit the road for a five game trip that starts on Tuesday with a brief two-game series against the Tribe. The Indians also come in at 2-4 on the young season after being swept at home by the apparently unbeatable Tigers. Meanwhile, the Sox finally got into the win column by taking the last two games against the Twins at home. Sox vs. Indians: By the Numbers White Sox...
Via Grab Some Bench
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to The Cell

Welcome home to The Cell. It seems like ages since we have been here. The Minnesota Twins are in for a 3 game series. Weather today: Blue sky but windy Uniform today: White Pinstripe Line-up: Eaton, Caberea, Abreu, Garcia, LaRoche, Ramirez, Beckham, Flowers, Johnson, and in the office today Hector Noesi making his first start of 2015. Alexei Ramirez has been given permission to wear...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Sports Help: April 10th

Daily fantasy sports has become a major industry and for the savvy player it can be a quick way to turn a small amount of cash into a significant pay-day.  My hope is to be able to steer players in the right direction to make some money. Pitchers: Derek Holland vs Houston (FD: 8,000 DK:6,900) After being almost no hit on Thursday there is a chance the Astros’ lineup could bounce...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Chicago White Sox

Here is the roster for the 2015 start of the season. Pitchers – Matt Albers, John Danks, Kyle Drabek, Zach Duke, Javy Guerra, Dan Jennings, Hector Noesi, Zach Putnam, Jose Quintana, David Robertson, Jeff Samardzija Catchers – Tyler Flowers, Geovany Soto Infield – Jose Abreu, Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonifacio, Conor Gillaspie, Micah Johnson, Adam LaRoche, Alexei Ramirez, Carlos...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruggiano's 3-run HR helps Mariners top White Sox 11-7

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer as the Seattle Mariners split-squad team rolled to an 11-7 win Saturday over the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Hector Noesi, expected to be the White Sox' No. 4 starter this season, retired all six batters he faced. The Mariners scored four in the third off the pitcher Zach Putnam. Dustin Ackley started the rally...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2015 Starting Pitching Preview

Going into the offseason, general manager Rick Hahn had a checklist. On the top of that list was a right-handed starting pitcher. In December, the second year GM landed his target in former Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija was a good addition, as they can slide him in the middle of two lefties; Cy Young candidate Chris Sale and the highly underrated hurler, Jose Quintana...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to 1-year deals with three pitchers

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitchers Hector Noesi, Javy Guerra and Nate Jones, avoiding arbitration. Noesi is due $1.95 million next season, with Guerra earning $937,500 and Jones $660,000. The deals Thursday left pitcher Jeff Samardzija and catcher Tyler Flowers as the team's remaining unsigned players in arbitration. The...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox avoid arbitration with Hector Noesi, Nate Jones, Javy Guerra

The Chicago White Sox signed three players to deals, prior to numbers being exchanged between the players and the teams tomorrow. The White Sox have agreed to one-year deals with pitchers Hector Noesi, Nate Jones and Javy Guerra, the team announced on Thursday. The White Sox and Hector Noesi reached an agreement on a one-year, $1.95 million contract for the 2015 season, avoiding...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the White Sox Have Enough Starting Pitching to Contend?

Is the current Chicago White Sox rotation enough to contend in the AL Central or better yet, for a World Series? The rotation consists of Chris Sale, Jeff Samardizija, Jose Quintanna, John Danks and Hector Noesi. The front three are very strong, but the back end consists of innings eaters, including one making 15 million a season to do so in Danks. This is a vast improvement over...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox tender contracts to 5 Players, non-tender two others

With the 11:59 ET tender deadline looming, the Chicago White Sox decided they will tender contracts to 5 players, according to Dan Hayes with CSN Chicago, on Twitter. #WhiteSox did/will tender contracts to Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers, Javy Guerra, Hector Noesi and Nate Jones before 10:59 pm deadline. — Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) December 2, 2014 Nate Jones, who will likely be out...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

One win is all the Royals need for a seat at the postseason table

When the Kansas City Royals won the 1985 World Series, it marked the peak achievement for a franchise that had experienced sustained success and regular postseason appearances over a nine-year period. The last thing Royals fans could've imagined was having to wait 29 years for the club to play meaningful October baseball again. With Kansas City on the verge of ending that postseason...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

One win is all the Royals need for a seat at the postseason table

When the Kansas City Royals won the 1985 World Series, it marked the peak achievement for a franchise that had experienced sustained success and regular postseason appearances over a nine-year period. The last thing Royals fans could've imagined was having to wait 29 years for the club to play meaningful October baseball again. With Kansas City on the verge of ending that postseason...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: Chicago’s Guide to Handicapping Baseball (9/8/14)

For those of you still watching baseball I have a 2 unit play for tonight in the Red Sox game for my Play of the Day. The last few weeks have been tough. Let’s try and go on a run before to close out the regular season before we crush it in the playoffs. Overall Record: 32-34-2 -1.71 units Chicago Cubs(J. Turner) vs Toronto Blue Jays(M. Strohman) Jacob Turner opposes the Toronto...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: Chicago’s Guide to Handicapping Baseball (9/2/14)

We’re down to the last month of the regular season. It seems almost every year a team gets hot around this time of year to propel them into the playoffs. On the flip side, a team usually tanks as well. For me, a key to a profitable September in MLB is identifying those teams before the odds makers do. With expanded rosters in play, it creates more unknown and increases the probability...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox-Twins Preview

Fighting through another disappointing season, the Chicago White Sox have had a bit of a fire sale lately while shipping veterans to contenders and clearing some payroll. There have been some bright spots such as the improvement of Hector Noesi, who takes the mound Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game road series with the last-place Minnesota Twins. The White Sox (62-75) had...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Sep 1

First off, sorry for the two-day absence of this daily post. We had some technical difficulties as last week wound to a close that prevented us from generating our daily rankings, but those issues have been sorted out and today we’re back in business with Tuesday’s rankings! Derek Holland is back after making six minor league rehab starts. His reward? The first place Royals...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: 4-0 $weep yesterday (8/21/14)

We swept the card yesterday at the Daily Grind, going a perfect 4-0.  Let’s take a look at a quick recap. Edwin Jackson got shelled again. The over was a winner by the 4th inning.  I’m not sure how he gets another start in a Cubs uniform.  Baltimore got to Hector Noesi in the 4th inning and held on to beat the White Sox 4-3.  Our 2 play of the days were easy wins.  The Angels...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: Chicago’s Guide to Handicapping MLB ( 8/20/14)

What a fiasco last night at Wrigley Field.  The grounds crew had some problems with the tarp, which in turn led to the game being called final after 4.5 innings.  This caused our under play to be voided and our Giants play to lose.  Tough loss to swallow on the north side last night.  On the south side, Baltimore finally got to Quintana in the 6th and again the Sox only scored...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

O’s Fly Into Town for Three Game Set

The White Sox brief homestand continues this week with a three game set against the first place Orioles. The Sox took two of three from the Blue Jays over the weekend after winning the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. The Sox are now 59-65 on the season and 31-29 at home. By comparison, last year the White Sox won their 59th game on September 16th. The Orioles come in with a record...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Aug 15

Yesterday’s late-game lineup was constructed from an extremely small set of six games. It scored 124.50 points and finished in the 82nd percentile of all Moonshot entries. Originally I thought it was going to be a big day as Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, and Jhonny Peralta all homered in their first at-bats, but after combining for 48 points in those three at-bats the trio contributed...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-White Sox Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays were either in first place or within striking distance of the top perch in the AL East before August rolled around. The first two weeks of the month have not been pretty, to say the least. After opening an eight-game trip with three losses, the Blue Jays look to bounce back Friday night in the opener of a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox. Toronto...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Head to Seattle to Kick Off West Coat Trip

The White Sox hit the road for a six game west coast trip after a very disappointing 2-4 homestand. The trip starts with a four game series in Seattle against the Mariners.  The Sox are now back to five games below .500 at 55-60, in fourth place in the AL Central.  They are 26-32 on the road but were 5-2 on their last road trip, so that was encouraging. The Mariners come in at...
Via Grab Some Bench
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Last Place Rangers Take the Rubber Match As Offense Leaves Sale Hanging

On Sunday, the White Sox began a three-game series at home against the Major League-worst Texas Rangers. The series looked promising at first, as Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish would be on the bench for all three games after another strong outing on Saturday (7 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K). With Hector Noesi, John Danks, and Chris Sale scheduled to pitch, the White Sox were in prime position to...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, August 5

Yesterday was a good showing for me on DraftKings. I entered three lineups, all of which placed. In my Official Lineup, which was actually the lowest scoring of the three, Corey Kluber dominated and Kevin Gausman rebounded after a slow start to contribute a decent point total. I correctly pegged my Indians stack with both Yan Gomes and Lonnie Chisenhall homering and Michael Brantley...
Via Baseball Professor
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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