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Reports: White Sox sign George Kottaras

The White Sox have shaken things up this offseason, forcing all eyes of the baseball world on their recent moves. GM Rick Hahn has been as active as any team, spending big on Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, Zach Duke, and trading for Jeff Samardzija. With an improved bullpen, a reliable number two starter, and a big bat, the White Sox decided to add depth by signing catcher George...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox looking like a good bet in AL Central following busy offseason

Spring Training is little more than two months away. In recent weeks free agent signings and trades have hit a feverish pitch. With big names moving around teams like the White Sox, who were cellar dwellers last year, are now considered contenders for their division. With the Tigers getting weaker – losing Max Scherzer and Torii Hunter – and the Royals seemingly staying in...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

So. How was your weekend?

That is how Rick Hahn greeted the media today when making the formal introductions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, and Melky Caberea. It has been interesting to sit back and watch Winter Meetings play out and all, to see what happens. When the news came that Jeff was heading to the Sox, well at first to be honest I was not happy. To me, it felt like he had such as snobbish attitude...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians create depth with Gavin Floyd signing

On the day the White Sox announced Jeff Samardzija, the Indians stole a little of that thunder away by grabbing up former Chicago starting pitcher Gavin Floyd. Signing a starting pitcher had been a top priority of the Indians in this off-season, despite the rotation being the team’s greatest strength in 2014. In addition, by adding Floyd the Indians have essentially cemented their...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians create depth with Gavin Floyd signing

On the day the White Sox announced Jeff Samardzija, the Indians stole a little of that thunder away by grabbing up former Chicago starting pitcher Gavin Floyd. Signing a starting pitcher had been a top priority of the Indians in this off-season, despite the rotation being the team’s greatest strength in 2014. In addition, by adding Floyd the Indians have essentially cemented their...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gavin Floyd is Coming to Cleveland

On the day the White Sox announced Jeff Samardzija, the Indians stole a little of that thunder away by grabbing up former Chicago starting pitcher Gavin Floyd. Signing a starting pitcher had been a top priority of the Indians in this off-season, despite the rotation being the team’s greatest strength in 2014. In addition, by adding Floyd the Indians have essentially cemented their...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Oakland Athletics

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (21) | 2013 (25) | 2012 (26) | 2011 (28) | 2010 (12) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [88-74] AL West AAA: [79-65] Pacific Coast League - Sacramento (2015: Nashville) AA: [77-63] Texas League - Midland A+: [85-55] California League - Stockton A: [55-84] Midwest League - Beloit A(ss): [33-43] New York-Penn League - Vermont Graduated...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Press Conference Highlights: Championship Goals

The Chicago White Sox unveiled their huge acquisitions for the upcoming season. The trio of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera all spoke out about their excitement to be part of the South Siders. Your browser does not support iframes. Here’s some key highlights from their press conference. Jeff Samardzija Jeff Samardzija asked if he's circled the day #WhiteSox...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox rumors: new kings of the AL Central?

The Melky Cabrera signing indicates more than the team’s willingness to compete in 2015. The signing is a clear indication that the Chicago White Sox are preparing to win now, not later. If there was ever a rebuilding process for the Sox, it is now over. With the additions of Cabrera, Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, Adam LaRoche, and Zach Duke, the team is now built to make strong...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Here comes Melky Cabrera

When Chicago White Sox GM acquired pitcher Jeff Samardzija at the Winter Meetings Dec. 9, he said the team was not done yet. Based on Dec. 14’s news, he was correct. Melky Cabrera joins the Chicago White Sox in what has already been a big offseason for them. The South Siders inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a 3-year, $42 million deal. He drew negative attention after failing...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Winter meetings rundown

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings that took place last week in San Diego were eventful to say the least. Many teams – namely the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, and Chicago White Sox – were active in acquiring players in hopes of putting their teams into contender status. Instead of writing long pieces about just a couple players, I figured I would...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox sign Melky Cabrera to 3-year deal

            The Chicago White Sox and free agent Melky Cabrera have agreed on a on a three-year contract worth between $42 million and $43.5 million, reports MLB.com. The deal was first reported by Bruce Levine of The Score 670 AM, the White Sox flagship station. Cabrera, 30, hit .301 with a .351 on-base percentage and a .458...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The AL Central’s Rotating Rotations

While we are still early into the off-season, there have been big moves all around. Although many of those moves have taken place in the National League, the American League Central has seen its share of shuffling. While the Indians biggest move has been the trade to obtain Brandon Moss, the rest of the division has been switching starters. Initially, things had moved slowly, but...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Jeff Samardzija’s Lakefront Indiana Home — Just $595,000

    One would think that Jeff Samardzija would want to keep his lakefront home in Valparaiso now that he’s headed to the Chicago White Sox, but that doesn’t look to be the case. I can’t really blame the guy for looking to upgrade, he’s raked in almost $21 million in his seven-year career, and will probably make over $9.5 million in his final year of arbitration so yeah...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Ynoa Gets New Life With White Sox

Your browser does not support iframes. By the time the Jeff Samardzija trade became official Tuesday at baseball’s winter meetings in San Diego, Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was fielding secondary questions about the chances of extending Samardzija’s contract beyond 2015. Most — if not all — of the questions reporters asked Hahn […]
Via Fangraphs
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Crosstown Players of All-Time, Jeff Samardzija Up Next

Chicago baseball has been at the center of Hot Stove talk at the Winter Meetings in San Diego this week. With the Cubs garnering a lot of attention for their signing of Jon Lester, the White Sox stole headlines late Monday night when General Manager Rick Hahn made a pair of major moves. The big headline grabber was a six player trade with Oakland that sent former Cubs’ pitcher...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bassitt giving away White Sox stuff on Twitter after being traded

Chris Bassitt is packing up and heading west after he was traded to the Oakland A’s this week as part of a deal that will send All-Star pitcher Jeff Samardzija to the Windy City. And he has no intention of bringing any of his old White Sox gear with him. On Wednesday, Bassitt wrote on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Reason for Optimism, Temper Expectations

  BEST – After a flurry of winter moves that saw the White Sox acquire left-handed reliever Zach Duke (3 years/$15 million), right-handed closer David Robertson (4years/$46 million), and right-handed starter Jeff Samardzija (via trade with Oakland), there is reason for optimism on the Southside. White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn has done a masterful job at positioning the White...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Trade Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox In Six-Player Deal

Prior to the official start of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings in San Diego, rumors of a Jeff Samardzija deal from Oakland to Chicago began to surface. The rumors turned to fruition during the first full day of the Winter Meetings as General Managers Billy Beane and Rich Hahn engineered a six-player swap that landed the White Sox a right-handed starter they desperately...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Hot Stove Report: Samardzija Traded, More Moves to Come?

It’s been a difficult off season to keep up with all of the moves that Billy Beane has made in shuffling around the A’s roster in preparation for the 2015 season and beyond. Most recently, the A’s completed a trade Tuesday sending Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Marcus Semien, Chris Bassit, Rangel Ravelo and Josh Phegley. The departure...
Via BaySportsNet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox go all in with Samardzija and Robertson

Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn just shook up the AL Central and put the White Sox back into the debate for division contenders. The Chicago White Sox recent trades for Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and acquiring former  New York Yankee closer David Robertson via free agency turns what was a 73 win team into one that could shake up the AL Central division next...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Does Jeff Samardzija Give Up So Many Homers?

Jeff Samardzija will call The Cell his new home, and this shark has never regularly infested waters as unfriendly as these before. After calling neutral or pitcher-friendly parks and leagues home so far in his career, the former tight end is is now in a tighter spot. And he’s already given up homers so far […]
Via Fangraphs
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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