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Big additions spur big expectations for White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) A decade removed from their most recent championship, the Chicago White Sox once again are eyeing a big season. Their sights are set on an AL Central title after consecutive losing records, maybe even more. The White Sox added to their offense, boosted their rotation, overhauled their bullpen and sent expectations soaring. ''Obviously postseason first, and World Series...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 A.L. Central Preview: Chicago White Sox

It has been a busy offseason for the Chicago White Stockings, and one that has certainly improved an underachieving squad from 2014.  From big name pitching prospects to more power in the line-up, the pale hose opened their check books and went shopping.  But will that equal success in 2015?  With an improved division all around, here is a little preview of the White...
Via Royals Blue
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Quick Conference Call With Rick Hahn and Buddy Bell

Recently, your White Sox were kind enough to set up a conference call between us bloggers, Rick Hahn, and Buddy Bell. Below are some quotes and notes from the call, which I’m sure all of you die-hards will find plenty interesting … General Manager, Rick Hahn Q: Take us through the process of how you revamped the farm system and made it a priority. A: The end-all be-all is winning...
Via Grab Some Bench
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sloppy defense by Cabrera hurts White Sox in spring loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jose Abreu connected for his first spring homer, but White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera committed two errors in Colorado's six-run fifth inning and the Rockies went on to a 7-6 win on Tuesday. Cabrera, who signed a $42 million, three-year contract with Chicago over the winter, misplayed Matt McBride's single, allowing the Rockies to tie it at 5. Then he dropped...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Central Preview: Can Miguel Cabrera, Tigers Maintain Stranglehold?

This embed is invalid" /> The American League Central has belonged to the Detroit Tigers in recent years. The Tigers are seeking their fifth straight division title, though Detroit’s lack of World Series success makes that feat rather underwhelming. They certainly could find themselves battling near the top again, but it won’t be without some stiff...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Chicago White Sox

For a while there, the Chicago White Sox, along with their North Side counterparts, were the talk of the Major League Baseball offseason. They made some sweeping additions in order to improve what was an absolutely miserable bullpen last season, bringing in relievers David Robertson and Zach Duke, while signing outfielder Melky Cabrera as well. There was also that whole acquiring...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Chicago White Sox

For a while there, the Chicago White Sox, along with their North Side counterparts, were the talk of the Major League Baseball offseason. They made some sweeping additions in order to improve what was an absolutely miserable bullpen last season, bringing in relievers David Robertson and Zach Duke, while signing outfielder Melky Cabrera as well. There was also that whole acquiring...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Deal to let the Tampa Bay Rays looking for new stadium site was rejected

The Tampa Bay Rays were very optimistic about looking for a new stadium site. Owner Stu Sternberg has gone on record to say that he would sell the team if they can’t reach a deal to get a new stadium. Last week, the team and the city of  St. Petersburg reached an agreement to allow the Rays to look for a potential site for the stadium. There was one more hurdle that the team...
Via No Guts, No Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Look Cleveland Indians Have Their Eyes on October

The AL Central is shaping up to be one of the toughest divisions in all of baseball, and this offseason has only cemented that notion. While Jeff Samardzija went from the north to the south side of the Windy City to join the Chicago White Sox, Melky Cabrera joined him in the less-famous pinstriped uniforms. The Royals are coming off a storybook season and playoff run; and though...
Via Hot Stove MLB
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dalton Pompey: Center Fielder of the Present?

Following the departures of free agents Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus, the Toronto Blue Jays were down two-thirds of last year’s opening day outfield. They filled one of these holes when they traded for Michael Saunders, but have opted to go the internal route in filling the other, turning to the inexperienced duo of Dalton Pompey […]
Via Fangraphs
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox and Cubs Dominate Baseball’s OffSeason

As pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox look for revamped rosters to bring renewed hope to Chicago baseball fans. Both the Cubs and Sox took center stage during baseball’s winter meetings and despite a flurry of moves from the San Diego Padres, the best offseason belong to the teams at 35th and Shields and Clark and Addison...
Via Sports Mockery
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Chicago White Sox

An elite slugger and an ace are the South Side's fantasy headliners, but this team has plenty of interesting players. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned -€“ e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: 1B Adam LaRoche, OF Melky Cabrera, IF/OF Emilio Bonifacio, SP Jeff Samardzija, RP David...
Via Fox Sports
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Here's a new phrase for Daily News columnist Bob Raissman to describe "Pa Pinstripe" John Sterling: "Consummate pro."

For most of the last 10 years, Daily News columnist Bob Raissman has thrown ink pies at the Radio Voice of the New York Yankees, John Sterling. The shiny-headed Gammonite has mocked John Sterling as "Pa Pinstripe" and often suggested that he and Suzyn Waldman - "Ma Pinstripe" - call Yankee games from their own planet.Here's a Raissmanic pellet bomb from 2006:When Melky Cabrera made...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #116: Melky Cabrera | OF | CHW

I should start this post with full disclosure: I’m a big Melky Cabrera fan. When he came up for the Yankees in 2005, playing center field as a 21-year-old rookie, I was really excited (obviously, I’m a Yankees fan). But, when Joe Torre decided to let him start against the Red Sox in a huge July game at the height of that rivalry, I knew that was a bad idea. As exciting as he...
Via Baseball Professor
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs-Sox Argument Transforms from Worst to First

Most longtime Chicago sports fans are usually realistic about their teams. Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox fans are no exception. At this point last season, the directive of the always argumentative and competitive fan was which team was going to lose more games, realizing their wasn’t much hope in 2014. It ended up in a tie of futility: The White Sox finishing in fourth place...
Via Sports Mockery
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Identity Crisis: Who are the 2015 Chicago White Sox?

Your 2015 Chicago White Sox will look a lot different than the teams of season’s past, with an abundance of new players and a new identity for 2015. The question is what is that identity? As of now, the BEST lineup the Sox can put out there looks like this: Eaton CF Bonifacio 2B Cabrera LF Abreu 1B/DH LaRoche DH/1B Garcia RF Gillaspie 3B Ramirez SS Flowers C Rick Hahn has given...
Via Sports Mockery
January 14, 2015  |  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
December 17, 2014  |  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
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox announce deal with outfielder Melky Cabrera

CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox have announced a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Cabrera will make $13 million in next year, $14 million in 2016 and $15 million in the final season of the deal. The agreement also includes limited no-trade provision for the 30-year-old Cabrera, who hit .301 with 16 homers and 73 RBIs in 139 games with Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera passed on a four-year deal from unknown team to sign with the White Sox

In what was considering to be a surprising move, Melky Cabrera signed a three-year deal with the Chicago White Sox. The deal is supposed to be worth  $42 million. The move is considered surprising because most analysts didn’t think the White Sox were the front-runners for Cabrera’s services. Now that the White Sox’s have closed the deal, most people are wondering if Cabrera...
Via No Guts, No Glory
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Stove: White Sox Sign Melky Cabrera, Brad Miller Not Available

The Chicago White Sox have signed free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera according to Bruce Levine of 670 The Score. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the contract is worth $42 million over three years. Cabrera batted .301 this season with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games. During the last four years, he has a .309  average with a .809 OPS. Cabrera is the latest big acquisition...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: White Sox sign Melky Cabrera

Credit: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez The Chicago White Sox continued staying busy this offseason by signing Melky Cabrera to a three-year, $42 million contract. The news was first reported by Bruce Levine of Chicago’s 670 The Score. With the additions of Adam LaRoche, David Robertson and Jeff Samardijza, the White Sox had already earned rave reviews for its committed offseason activity...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Melky Cabrera

The Chicago White Sox and Melky Cabrera have agreed to a 3 year $42 mil contract.  This has been a great offseason for the Sox, adding Adam LaRoche to DH, Jeff Samardzija to join Chris Sale in the rotation, added Zach Duke to the bullpen and found a closer in David Robertson.  This comes after signing Jose Abreu last offseason and they also acquired their leadoff hitter...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox Sign Melky Cabrera To Three-Year Contract In $45M Range

The Chicago White Sox are continuing the Windy City arms race. The White Sox reportedly signed free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year contract Saturday night, according 670 WSCR-AM in Chicago. The deal could be worth as much as $45 million, according to WSCR’s Bruce Levine, who was the first to report the news. The team nor Cabrera’s agent...
Via NESN.com
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox, Melky Cabrera Reach Agreement on three-year deal

The Chicago White Sox and free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera have reached an agreement on a three-year deal reportedly worth $45million, pending a physical. Cabrera rejected a qualifying offer earlier this offseason form Toronto and the Blue Jays will receive a compensation pick at the end of the 2015 MLB draft. For the White Sox that means surrendering their third round selection...
Via Baseball News Source
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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