Two Reasons To Get Excited About the Departure of Gordon Beckham

While some folks may lament the loss of the White Sox 2nd baseman of the last six years, others are getting excited. While letting someone of Beckham’s pedigree go for so little may be a risky move, here are two reasons why fans should be looking forward to the future. Reason #1 – Lineup Production Let’s face it – the best part of a Gordon Beckham at bat was 15,000 people...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox shut down speedy prospect Micah Johnson

Micah Johnson's season is over. The 23-year-old top prospect aggravated a lingering hamstring strain this week and was flown back to Chicago for an evaluation, after which White Sox officials decided to shut down the second baseman for the remainder of the 2014 season. "He’s been fighting through it, he wanted to continue to fight through it," general manager Rick...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamstring Injury Ends Micah Johnson’s Season

The White Sox have dealt with terrible luck on the injury front all season. While you could certainly make the argument of “Hey, it’s a retooling year, so better now than later”, injuries still suck, plain and simple. Especially when they delay a youngster’s maturation process. On Wednesday afternoon we learned that potential second baseman of the future, Micah Johnson, has...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

With Playoff Hopes Slim To None, Avi’s Return Brightens Season

Not that most White Sox fans expected much out of the 2014 season to begin with, but with the team hovering around five or six games below .500 for the last two months, it’s a safe bet that this year won’t bring the south side a playoff berth. Often times, this scenario brings lifeless, empty September baseball. Heck, that’s a big reason why Bud Selig decided to add one more...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

At the moment, the Chicago White Sox sit at 29-29 in the AL Central and are in 2nd place in the division. In a division where the Detroit Tigers seem to be the clear favorites, they continue to stick around. Since going all out this year to make the playoffs doesn’t seem to be the White Sox’s plan, the focus now is to think about their young players, especially the ones in the...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Promote Prospect Tyler Danish to High A Winston-Salem

The White Sox announced today that they have promoted one of their top 10 prospects, Tyler Danish, from the Low A Kannapolis Intimidators to the High A Winston-Salem Dash.  This is the second promotion in as many days of top prospects for the White Sox, who yesterday promoted second baseman Micah Johnson to AAA Charlotte.  No corresponding moves have been announced yet for the...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Throttle Sox on Tuesday Night as Nothing Goes Right

Sox fans received a bit of good news during the day on Tuesday when Micah Johnson was promoted to AAA Charlotte. However, we wish the day would have ended right then and there, as what the big league club did left a ton to be desired. The White Sox were brutally defeated at the hands of the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night, falling 11-0 while being out-hit 17-4. It’s the fourth time...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Promote Top Prospect Micah Johnson to AAA Charlotte

The Chicago White Sox made some minor league news today by promoting top prospect and second baseman Micah Johnson from AA Birmingham to AAA Charlotte. Also, the Sox announced that left-handed reliever Nelvin Fuentes has been promoted to Charlotte as well. To make room, the Sox have released third baseman Alex Liddi and left-handed pitcher David Purcey. Johnson, 23, has been the...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Micah Johnson

Despite having a poor farm system, Micah Johnson might be a great player for the White Sox (via rightfieldfog) The Chicago White Sox have had a poor farm system for a while, but seem to have struck gold with the Jose Abreu signing. There a couple of prospects, though, that could make an impact for the White Sox, and the one with the most potential is second baseman Micah Johnson...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top White Sox Prospects Off To Encouraging Starts

Unlike last year, the White Sox have plenty of prospects off to very good starts through in the season’s early goings … including many big names. Here’s a look at what these starts mean for the individual and the organization … Micah Johnson, Birmingham Barons Ranking #5 on GSB!’s top-20 prospects, Johnson is off to a blazing start with AA Birmingham. The 20-year-old...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects

The Chicago White Sox have a solid farm system. Abreu has excellent power, but may not generate enough additional value to justify his huge contract. Johnson, Davidson, Anderson, and Semien should become quality Major League players. Hawkins has tons of potential, but his stats over the last few years make it difficult to determine his value. The rest of the players on this list...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Hahn Impressive in Revamping Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox Baseball - In just a year on the job, Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn has been nothing short of brilliant in revamping the White Sox organization. Hahn’s approach is much different than that taken by his predecessor and current Sox President Kenny Williams. Before being named White Sox President, Williams was the GM from 2000-2012. Williams’ approach worked...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Todd Steverson Creating A New Age of South Side Hitmen?

Chicago White Sox Baseball - Chicago White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson has a very simple goal in 2014, maximize the outs on offense. The White Sox offense last year seemed to do the total opposite, which led to ranking at the bottom of the MLB in several batting categories, including OBP and runs. Immediate Impact Steverson, who is in his first year with the Sox, has said he...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Top 20 Prospects, Part Two (1-10)

Following up on part one of this list, here's part two which ranks the White Sox' top-ten prospects. Jacob May played for the Blue Sox in Austrailia over the offseason. Credit: James Woosha Worsfold, ABL Let’s get this started with number ten and work our way down to number one ... 10. Tyler Danish SP (19,  6’2”, 190 / Bats: R Throws: R) Danish...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Can White Sox prospect Micah Johnson make the cut?

Chicago White Sox Baseball – White Sox prospect Micah Johnson is on the fast track (literally) to the majors, but will his speed alone earn him a roster position? The base-stealing second baseman is a non-roster invite to the White Sox’ training camp a one of the hottest prospects in the organization. Johnson is a 23-year-old youngster who has already stolen media attention...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks, Breaks Down the White Sox Organization

If you have an ESPN Insider account (and if you don’t, get it, because it’s the best $2 a month you’ll spend your entire life), you may have noticed that the site’s MLB prospect guru, Keith Law, revealed his organizational and prospect rankings for the upcoming season earlier this week. Photo via Awful Announcing While rankings of prospects can be taken with...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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