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Prospect Simon Castro Drawing Attention this Spring

Currently, and throughout at least the past year-or-so, the biggest name pitching prospects in the White Sox organization have been guys like Nestor Molina, Dylan Axelrod, Erik Johnson, and Jacob Petricka among others. And while they're all still doing well, one other name is quickly rising to their level: Simon Castro. Castro, the 24 year-old 6'5 right hander...
Via Grab Some Bench
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox Off Day Episode 3: Scouting The Majors and Minors with South Side Larry

Our first regular season episode of White Sox Off Day is in the books! I don’t know about you, but it definitely cured my off day blues. Off course, I hosted it, so I’m biased; but hopefully it will have the same positive impact on you. We spend the first 45 minutes of the show talking about all levels of the White Sox organization with Larry from South Side Sox. He provides...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Reaping What You Sow: The Lower Half of Farm Systems

Ranking the farm systems is a bit easier than trying to rank than individual players. My method for doing it was pretty simple. I started by going back over the Top 10s and adjusting them for off-season trades, and I used a point system to get a general feel for each system. Teams got 4 points for each “Elite” prospect, 3 for each “Outstanding” prospect, 2 for each “Good”...
Via The Outside Corner
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Reaping What You Sow: The Lower Half of Farm Systems

Ranking the farm systems is a bit easier than trying to rank than individual players. My method for doing it was pretty simple. I started by going back over the Top 10s and adjusting them for off-season trades, and I used a point system to get a general feel for each system. Teams got 4 points for each “Elite” prospect, 3 for each “Outstanding” prospect, 2 for each “Good”...
Via Bloguin Best
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The BP First Take: Thursday, December 22 by Daniel Rathman

The White Sox finished 16 games behind the Tigers in the AL Central last season and 12 games shy of the Rays for the wild card. Their farm system was one of the shallowest in baseball coming into the 2011 campaign, so there aren’t any immediate reinforcements to propel the ChiSox back into contention. A wholesale rebuilding process this offseason seemed inevitable. General manager...
Via Baseball Prospectus
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Top 15 Prospects: Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox system continues to be one of the weakest in the Majors. The front office and ownership cannot fault anyone but themselves for failing to invest in the amateur draft or the international market. On the plus side, the organization has lucked into a few interesting prospects like Addison Reed and Dylan Axelrod. Chicago doesn’t have a true No. 1 prospect, although...
Via Fangraphs
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Anthopoulos Gets Closer And Flexiblity

Two months after signing Sergio Santos to a three-year extension worth a guaranteed $8.25 million, the Chicago White Sox traded his live arm to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitching prospect Nestor Molina. Eno Sarris has you covered from the White Sox perspective, so let’s look at the deal through the scope of Alex Anthopoulos and the Toronto Blue Jays. Last winter, the...
Via Fangraphs
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Santos Saves Toronto’s Christmas, 2012 Games

Sergio Santos was traded to the Blue Jays for Nestor Molina, no relation to Alfred.  Santos will take over the Blue Jays closing job with Frank Francisco being waved away like a stale fart — Stank Fartcisco, if you will.  Santos was made for this job.  He’s a cyborg.  A cyborg of Ks who was sent here from the future to save games and to dance to the club remix of O Canada...
Via Razzball
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Trade for Santos Another Win for Anthopolous

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopolous went into the winter looking for a closer. But when the Phillies and Marlins pushed the free agent market to insane heights, Anthopolous went into the trade market, and today, he came away with his prize: Chicago White Sox closer Sergio Santos. All that Anthopolous gave up to acquire Santos was AA pitcher Nestor Molina, who Mark...
Via The Outside Corner
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Fantasy Impact: White Sox deal Santos

In one of the more unexpected moves this offseason, the White Sox dealt closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for 2011 minor league standout Nestor Molina (surprisngly not a catcher). This is the start of what looks to be a rebuilding process in Chicago and while Santos was very affordable for the next three seasons, he’s a 28-year-old infielder turned reliever. What Molina...
Via Baseball Professor
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

White Sox Trade Closer to Blue Jays for Prospect; Rebuilding Mode: ACTIVATE!

The Chicago White Sox have fairly boring so far this hot stove league. And I guess it makes sense given hwo they went “all in” last year. It was a great marketing slogan, even though the end result was a train wreck of phantasmagoria. Time to undue the damage I guess. And since no one in their right mind (MLB doesn’t have a GM like Isaiah Thomas in in his New York Knicks days...
Via The Sports Bank
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

White Sox Trade Santos, Start the Rebuild Process

The White Sox traded Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays for prospect Nestor Molina today. It was a bold move, not only because of the particulars of the trade, but because of the implications. For a hyper-competitive General Manager like Kenny Williams, it must be hard to admit that it’s time for a rebuild. At least he seems comfortable with it. The trade at first seems like a head...
Via Fangraphs
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Chisox trade closer Santos to Jays for RHP Molina

The Chicago White Sox have traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitching prospect Nestor Molina. The teams announced the deal Tuesday at the winter meetings. Santos had 30 saves for the White Sox last season. The 28-year-old right-hander went 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 63 games. Santos was in Toronto's minor league system from 2006-08 as a shortstop. He converted...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Trade for Santos Another Win for Anthopolous

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopolous went into the winter looking for a closer. But when the Phillies and Marlins pushed the free agent market to insane heights, Anthopolous went into the trade market, and today, he came away with his prize: Chicago White Sox closer Sergio Santos. All that Anthopolous gave up to acquire Santos was AA pitcher Nestor Molina, who Mark...
Via Bloguin Best
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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