Santos likely done as a Blue Jay

When Sergio Santos came to the Blue Jays from the White Sox in a trade for minor-league pitcher Nestor Molina in December 2011, they thought they had their closer for the next seven years. They signed him to a three-year deal that guaranteed Santos $8.25 million through 2014, with club options worth $22.75 million more, extending all the way through 2017, if exercised. The Jays...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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

More Spring Training Games

February 26 game against the Texas Rangers saw the Sox hammer them by a score of 14 – 8. Twelve  runs scored over three innings. Starter Nestor Molina and reliever Brian Omogrosso both pitched two scoreless innings,   with Josh Phegley getting his first home run of the season. February 27th game also against the Rangers saw the White Sox improve their record [...]
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Top 20 Prospects – Chicago White Sox

It’s prospect season again. I’ve had my rankings listed on team pages, but have been horrible about keeping those up to date. As I mentioned on the pages, I’m looking at other rankings when I make mine (along with scouting reports and my own opinion). Second to last have the South-Siders – the White Sox. For the top 20, I’ve listed them according to my ranking. I’ve...
Via 85% Sports
May 08, 2012  |  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

40 Names to know for 2012

One of the weaknesses of Top Prospect lists is that there has to be some limit to who is considered a prospect, which ends up excluding young guys who are not veterans, but also not prospects. Additionally, you don't get a chance to comment on guys who are in some unusual circumstance.Glaringly, there's little chance to say "watch this guy" when "this guy"...
Via The Southpaw
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox 2012 5x5 Prospect Rankings

The Chicago White Sox farm system is easily the worst in baseball. A big part of the reason for their putrid system is that they've shied away from spending money in the draft. The old saying goes, you get what you pay for. In this case, the saying is correct. Top 5 fantasy baseball prospects 1- Addison Reed, RP Reed blew threw the minors last year starting the year...
Via Fantasy Baseball 365
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

DOs and DONTs: Chicago White Sox

At first glance there weren’t really that many players I would draft from the White Sox this year. But upon further investigation, they may have some very valuable middle to late round picks that could add depth and production to your team. DO find solace in the many young arms in the bullpen this year. Addison Reed, Matt Thornton, and Jesse Crain should all be lock down out of...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Molina looking to make quick impact

Even with a tremendous Spring Training showing, right-hander Nestor Molina doesn't figure into the immediate plans for the White Sox this season. Molina was the key piece for the South Siders in the offseason deal with Toronto involving Sergio Santos.
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ventura surveying the pitching landscape

The second day of White Sox camp on Friday gave manager Robin Ventura a chance to see a few of the young arms acquired in offseason trades, such as Nestor Molina and Simon Castro.
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Impact Young Players: Starting Pitchers Part II

Last time we looked at the starting pitchers most likely to make an impact in 2012. This time we will look at the pitchers most likely to make an impact in 2013 and beyond. Some of these pitchers haven’t even thrown a professional pitch, but recent history shows that polished college arms can rise through their systems quickly under the right circumstances. As usual...
February 10, 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

White Sox Top Twenty Prospects

John Sickels produced his Top Twenty White Sox prospect list and it’s sad to say that the system is pretty thin right now.  Their top guy was given a B+ and you get into the C+’s pretty quickly.  Topping the list is Nestor Molina who came over from the Blue Jays.  The big question here [...]
Via Black Sox Blog
January 10, 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

Sox like new acquisition Molina's upside potential

New acquisition described as superior athlete making seamless switch to pitcherThere was no fuss when Nestor Molina was asked to make a switch from an unsuccessful minor league position player to pitcher.
Via Chicago Breaking Sports
December 17, 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

White Sox Trade Santos

DALLAS, Texas-- The Chicago White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Nestor Molina Tuesday.'s MLB Expert Frankie Piliere joins Erin Hartigan to discuss the reaction around the Winter Meetings, and evaluate what Molina will bring to the Chicago organization.
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Wheeling and Dealling: Sergio Santos Edition

The White Sox and Blue Jays agreed to a trade on Tuesday. The pale hose sent closer Sergio Santos to the Jays for pitching prospect Nestor Molina. The ramifications in ranking closers for 2012 after this trade is quite intriguing as the door is open for an electric prospect arm to seize the gig in Chicago. The most notable name in the trade is Santos. Santos was selected...
Via Fantasy Baseball 365
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

After trade, GM Williams admits Sox in rebuilding mode

GM trades Santos for minor league starterDALLAS — General manager Ken Williams finally used the "R" word Tuesday after trading closer Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays for pitching prospect Nestor Molina.
Via Chicago Breaking Sports
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 The Outside Corner
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

White Sox trade closer Sergio Santos to Blue Jays for prospect Molina

DALLAS — The dismantling of the Chicago White Sox appears to have begun at baseball's winter meetings. The White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Nestor Molina on Tuesday. White Sox general manager Ken Williams said his team is starting over after going 79-83 in 2011 and letting go of manager Ozzie Guillen. "It is the start...
Via Big League Stew
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
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