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Toronto Blue Jays, Ronald Belisario Progressing Towards Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays is reportedly making progress on a deal with right-handed relief pitcher Ronald Belisario, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. A deal is not finalized, though, but a deal appears to be close. #BlueJays have made progress on a deal for reliever Ronald Belisario, but it's not done yet, sources say. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 29, 2015 The 32-year...
Via Baseball Essential
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox bring back Gordon Beckham, designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment

The White Sox have signed infielder Gordon Beckham to one-year contract. Beckham returns to the White Sox on a $2 million deal after being sent to the Angels in August of last season. Beckham will no longer be thought of as a guy to play daily and may end up in a platoon role with the White Sox at either third or second base. To make room for the 28-year-old Beckham, the White...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Fest 2015

The girls and I gathered to watch the opening ceremonies of the Sox Fest taking place this weekend in Chicago. The opening video gave us all chills and a few comments that the tears has started (me included). Getting to see the boys past and present was really great, with this being the 10 year anniversary for the winning of the 2005 World Series. Scotty Pods is a hottie When Rick...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Gordon Beckham, Designate Dayan Viciedo

The Chicago White Sox signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a one year, $2 million contract on Wednesday, designating Cuban outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham struggled with the Sox in 2014, eventually being traded on August 21st to the Angels. He rounded out the year with a .226 average, 44 RBI, and 9 home runs. The former Georgia Bulldog should act in a utility role...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to $2M deal with Gordon Beckham, cut Dayan Viciedo

  Infielder Gordon Beckham has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham has spent almost all of his six big league seasons with the White Sox, who traded him to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 21. He made $4,175,000 last season, when he hit .226, and Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo

CHICAGO (AP) Infielder Gordon Beckham has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham has spent almost all of his six big league seasons with the White Sox, who traded him to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 21. He made $4,175,000 last season, when he hit .226, and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bring Back Beckham, DFA Tank

A busy offseason for the White Sox got even busier today. The White Sox made a rather surprising move by bringing Gordon Beckham back to the South Side on a one-year, $2 million deal and designating Dayan Viciedo for assignment. The Sox seemingly threw in the towel on Beckham after trading him to the Angels last season, but are now ready to give him another chance. While Beckham...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avisail Garcia, Dayan Viciedo, and Giving Up on Potential

The Chicago White Sox have had an interesting offseason. Even if you share Jeff’s view that they aren’t yet a very good team, you can’t deny that they made some nice additions this winter. The Sox added Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, Zach Duke, Adam LaRoche, Jeff Samardzija, and Emilio Bonifacio to a roster that included […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Owner: ‘We’re Winning Division, World Series Possible’

The Chicago Cubs owner, Tom Ricketts, has officially bought into the Cubs’ hype for 2015. When asked about the recent World Series prediction by Sporting News, Ricketts’ answer wasn’t what you’d expect. “We don’t like the ‘predict, predict, predict’ stuff, but I’m telling you that it’s been several years in the making,” Ricketts said during a multi-chamber...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Baseball Farm Systems Ranked, Cubs #1 – White Sox Huge Jump

ESPN Insider, Keith Law, recently ranked all 30 MLB farm systems and he’s joining the Chicago Cubs hype train. Using a variety of factors, Law ranked the Chicago Cubs’ farm system number one in Major League Baseball, barely edging out the Minnesota Twins. Chicago Cubs The Cubs’ draft strategy under the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime has been to grab a polished hitter in the...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija Shares Crazy Experience On Dan Ryan Chicago Can Relate To

The South Side is happy to see Jeff Samardzija return to Chicago after being traded away by the Cubs on July 4th. This weekend at Sox Fest, Samardzija said the opportunity to play for the White Sox reminded him of a crazy childhood memory on the Dan Ryan expressway before his first game at Comiskey… or was it U.S. Celluar? Not sure. (U.S. Cellular field was built in 1991) Most...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Rookie Pitchers To Watch In 2015

The 2015 MLB season might be a few months away, but many fans are already taking a look at who could be breakout candidates at different positions. One position that always seems to have a few nice rookies is starting pitcher. There is some real talent in the minors, and that means a handful could challenge for the Rookie of the Year award in each league. Here’s a look at the three...
Via Low Brow Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A sense of direction for the White Sox

Since their 2005 World Series triumph, the Chicago White Sox have been to the Playoffs one time. In that span, they have compiled a cumulative record of 718 wins to 741 losses, a .492 win percentage. Basically, the White Sox have been average. The Southsiders, after years of bouncing in and out of playoff contention, were stuck in baseball’s no man’s land: not good enough to...
Via Batting Leadoff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox’ Zach Fish Striving To Be Complete Player

With spring training right around the corner; many young baseball players are putting the finishing touches on their off-season routines so they can enter spring camp in excellent shape to earn a promotion, and build off the success they had last season. Focused on state of the art training, Chicago White Sox prospect Zach Fish has left his home in Michigan to return to Oklahoma...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Finds Another Great Pitch

I’m not sure that we talk about how great Chris Sale is often enough. That’s relatively easily explained, I suppose; after all, with offense down across baseball, there’s more great-looking starting pitchers than ever, and even just within Sale’s division last year we found Corey Kluber, James Shields, Yordano Ventura, Max Scherzer, David Price, Anibal […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Chicago Sports: Tribune’s tribute to Ernie Banks

Nice touch today by my sports section. He truly went beyond the Cubs. Even die-hard White Sox fans like myself loved Ernie. … Continue Reading
Via Sherman Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox hire former speedster Coleman as baserunning coach

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor. General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team's annual fan convention. Coleman, the last player with 100 steals in a season when he finished with 109 in 1987, will work with major leaguers and minor leaguers throughout the season. The...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hahn senses optimism around White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Whether he's out on the town or simply checking messages, general manager Rick Hahn can sense the excitement and optimism surrounding the Chicago White Sox. He joked that the ''voice mails in the middle of the night have changed in tenor.'' For that, he says ''thank you.'' The vibe when Hahn and manager Robin Ventura took the stage Saturday during the team's fan convention...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Players Reflect On The Life Of Ernie Banks

Here is a look at the outpouring support from around the major leagues after the tragic passing of baseball great Ernie Banks. R.I.P Mr.Cub! “It’s a beautiful day for a ball game. Let’s play two” – Ernie Banks Cal Ripken Jr. “He was Mr. Cub and that spoke to both his play on the field and how beloved he was to the people of Chicago. Ernie was the first to make...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox hire Coleman as base-running instructor

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor. General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team's annual fan convention. Coleman, the last player with 100 steals in a season when he finished with 109 in 1987, will work with major leaguers and minor leaguers throughout the season...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

On Friday, January 23rd, it was announced from multiple sources and confirmed by the Chicago Cubs that Hall of Famer Ernie Banks had passed away. The face of the Chicago Cubs, Banks was someone who I grew up idolizing, but had never saw play. I’m a third generation of a family bloodline, who happen to be die hard Chicago Cubs fans.  Growing up, I worshiped a collection of Cubs...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Returning White Sox excited about offseason moves

CHICAGO (AP) When the Chicago White Sox started making moves over the winter, Adam Eaton says he ramped up his training even more. Chicago's productive offseason was a big hit with the center fielder and the rest of the returning players after the White Sox finished fourth in the AL Central a year ago. General manager Rick Hahn bolstered the bullpen by signing left-hander Zach Duke...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #108: David Robertson | RP | CHW

Who’s ready to talk about a relief pitcher? “I am,” the author said begrudgingly. It should come as no surprise to you by now, but I really, really hate wasting words on relief pitchers. Give me a closer depth chart, give me a basic tiering of options with job security, give me some next-in-line options and a couple deep sleepers, and I’m good to go. But like it or not,...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to minor league deals with Geovany Soto, Brad Penny

  Former National League Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto and two-time All-Star pitcher Brad Penny have agreed to minor league contracts with the Chicago White Sox. Soto, the NL Rookie of the Year with the Cubs in 2008, appeared in only 24 games with Texas and Oakland last season. He was limited by knee and foot injuries and was also arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Penny...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to minor league deals with Soto, Penny

CHICAGO (AP) Former NL Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto and two-time All-Star pitcher Brad Penny have agreed to minor league contracts with the Chicago White Sox. Soto, the NL Rookie of the Year with the Cubs in 2008, appeared in just 24 games with Texas and Oakland last season. He was limited by knee and foot injuries and was also arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Penny...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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