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Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those numbers were, obviously, excellent but not surprising—and he also batted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu Wins Rookie of the Year

The Chicago White Sox have announced that first baseman Jose Abreu has won American League Rookie of the Year. According the their facebook page: Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named American League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News.  Abreu, 27, received 149 votes to outdistance Los Angeles’ Matt Shoemaker (4), New York’s Dellin Betances and Masahiro Tanaka...
Via Sports Mockery
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ventura’s Grand Slam Single Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about things other than baseball. Very smart, clever and possessing an insight on numerous issues...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agents Every White Sox Fan Needs to Know

This offseason, many teams will be in the hunt for any of the “big three” free agents in Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and James Shields. The White Sox will not be one of them. As has been the case oft times before, the White Sox simply cannot compete on the free agent market with teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, and Red Sox. However, never fear, White Sox fans. There are some more...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about things other than baseball. Very smart, clever and possessing an insight on numerous issues...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois store puts Cardinals tissues on sale

Yeah, the White Sox may suck. Yeah, the Cubs may suck. But dammit, this Dekalb, Illinois store is going to take glee in the Cardinals NLCS loss come hell or high water. @darrenrovell Just found this for the Cardinals fans to wipe their tears.. 2 for $1! Schnucks, Dekalb, IL. pic.twitter.com/HnTx6PQmAo — Brandon James (@anomal0us) October 17, 2014 HOW RUDE. Yet, very well-played...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois store puts Cardinals tissues on sale

Yeah, the White Sox may suck. Yeah, the Cubs may suck. But dammit, this Dekalb, Illinois store is going to take glee in the Cardinals NLCS loss come hell or high water. @darrenrovell Just found this for the Cardinals fans to wipe their tears.. 2 for $1! Schnucks, Dekalb, IL. pic.twitter.com/HnTx6PQmAo — Brandon James (@anomal0us) October 17, 2014 HOW RUDE. Yet, very well-played...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas Back In World Series

Chicago White Sox Hall of Fame inductee and analyst Frank Thomas will be covering the World Series on Fox. Thomas has been a part of Fox Sports 1 all season long, as well as covering the White Sox for CSN Chicago. Those in Chicago who have seen Frank Thomas broadcast on CSN know he is down to earth, humble, and honest when it comes to analyzing the White Sox. Thomas will tell you...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Hurt: Frank Thomas set to take big stage at World Series for Fox

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on Frank Thomas, who will be analyzing the World Series for Fox. You can access the entire column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. From the column: ******* Baseball came easily to Frank Thomas as he was on the fast track, barely spending a season in the minors before launching his Hall of Fame career with the White Sox in 1990. Broadcasting...
Via Sherman Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

19 Things Guaranteed To Piss Off A Chicago Fan

Chicago is a complicated sports town. Some people are Packers fans, yet root for the Hawks. Others are White Sox fans, yet they root for the Vikings. In any case, these things are guaranteed to piss you off in some degree if you root for one of the Chicago teams. #19. Cheeseheads Must be nice to get TWO Hall of Fame quarterbacks in a row, yet you still have the ugliest uniforms...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Adding left handed power will be an offseason focus

The Chicago White Sox appear to be going young with both Carlos Rodon and second baseman Micah Johnson expected to be big contributors in their first years. However with stars like Chris Sale and Jose Abreu, who are among the best at their respective positions, a complete rebuild will not be necessary for them to compete. As they enter the offseason, Bruce Levine is reporting...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox should have at least $4 million more for payroll in 2015

If their overall baseball expenditures are the same as 2014, the White Sox should have at least an extra $4 million for payroll next season. Those additional funds, which could exceed $4.5 million, come from reduced spending on the amateur draft and international market for 2015. Last season, the White Sox budgeted roughly $15 million for amateur and international signing bonuses...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Alexei Ramirez could be dealt

If there is one player that is proven in the Chicago White Sox lineup, it would be their shortstop, Alexei Ramirez.  He has been a staple in their lineup for the past seven years, and is someone who is under team control until 2016. But even though he is signed with Chicago for the next two seasons, Ramirez is a player that could be traded entering this upcoming offseason.  Not...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2014 Highlights

The Chicago White Sox 2014 season wasn’t the greatest, but it did have it’s moments. The team released a highlight video of the season which turned out to be pretty awesome. It’s crazy to think how fast the year has gone as baseball is in its finishing stages. So while some fans may not want to relive the 2014 season, it’s a good watch for any White Sox fan. The biggest...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox heading into 2015 with a glut of second basemen

ESPN’s Doug Padilla notes that now that the White Sox have moved on from Gordon Beckham, they are heading into 2015 with three second basemen in the running for one starting job. He writes that it’s unlikely all three will still be wearing White Sox uniforms by the time spring training is done. The three candidates are Marcus Semien, Micah Johnson, and Carlos Sanchez. Semien...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Long-term deals have White Sox in better position to spend

Rick Hahn has cash to spend this offseason and it’s partly because of several team-friendly contracts signed in the past two seasons. In each of the past two springs, the White Sox general manager found bargains when he made long-term pacts with starting pitchers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. Throw in the reasonable deal given to upcoming American League Rookie of the Year Jose...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox hitting coach marvels at Abreu's rookie year

Jose Abreu's incredible 2014 Major League debut soon should be recognized with the American League Rookie of the Year honor. It also took just this one campaign for the 27-year-old Abreu to establish himself as a White Sox franchise cornerstone. "Obviously, he's dangerous," White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson told MLB.com of Abreu, during a break from watching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Micah Johnson early favorite at second base

The ChicagoWhite Sox will head into next season with a mission to go young.  As I reported earlier they have a plan to have 2014 first round pick Carlos Rodon compete for a rotation spot.  There have also now been reports from ESPN Chicago, that top second baseman Micah Johnson is going to compete for the starting second baseman job in camp and is the early favorite.The 23-year...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Chicago moving into next phase of rebuild

After not having another not too great season, the Chicago White Sox are preparing to head into the next phase of their rebuilding process to return to the top of the American League in a few years.#456459482 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Chicago White Sox Insider for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, Dan Hayes on csnchicago.com:They won’t abandon the first phase...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Off-Season Needs: Position Players

The 2014 version of the White Sox was certainly an improvement over the 2013 team. In record alone the team improved 10 games from last season. And while a 73 win season is certainly nothing to write home about, there was plenty to be excited about. However, if the Sox want to compete next year, or in the next few years, they still have plenty of work to do. Here we are going to...
Via Grab Some Bench
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Paul Konerko Game-Used Items for Good Cause

It’s sad to think to that Paul Konerko’s playing days are over for the Chicago White Sox but this week fans have the chance to bid on some of his game-used memorabilia for a good cause. The White Sox Charities Online Auction is paying tribute to Konerko by featuring items commemorating PK Day and his final game at U.S. Cellular Field. Some of the items up for auction include...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hahn: Ventura doing an 'excellent' job given circumstances

When it comes to grading his manager, Rick Hahn took a look at the critical factors that led to a poor record and decided Robin Ventura isn’t going anywhere. Even though the third-year manager’s club finished with a losing record for a second straight season in 2014, Hahn has taken into consideration that the White Sox were not only rebuilding but that the roster was riddled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top Free Agent Target

The Chicago White Sox bullpen was a disaster in 2014 and it should be top priority for fixing this offseason. Chicago’s bullpen blew 21 of 57 chances while holding the lead this season. They also had the third worst ERA (4.38) along with ranking last with walks (236) in the MLB. The free agents that were predicted to help in 2014 turned out to be huge disappointments in Ronald...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Carlos Rodon could be a key to success in 2015

The Chicago White Sox had one of the biggest impact free agents this past season and for 2015 they should have one of the most impactful rookies, too.  Dan Hayes is reporting that first round draft pick Carlos Rodon is fully expected to contribute in 2015.Hayes quoted general manager Rick Hahn saying, “Right now we’re viewing him as coming into camp competing for a spot in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

An ace lefty pitcher might be for 'Sale'

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox offseason has started early this year, and rumors are flying. One name linked to the Red Sox is the all-star left handed pitcher Cole Hamels. But forget about him, another top left-handed could be for 'Sale'. The recent rumors are out of Chicago. The White Sox have been rumored to be shopping their left handed ace...
Via RedSoxLife
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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