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Chicago White Sox: Impact of Mat Latos signing

Late Tuesday morning the Chicago White Sox made a somewhat surprising signing: pitcher Mat Latos. The 28-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the South Siders after a 2015 campaign where he pitched for the Angels, Dodgers, and Marlins. Latos is a career 64-55 pitcher over seven seasons in the majors, but his ERA is what really impresses many folks around baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

RHP Mat Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Mat Latos has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. ESPN was first to report the agreement. Latos had consecutive 14-win seasons with Cincinnati in 2012 and 2013, but the 6-foot-6 right-hander hasn't been able to duplicate...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Mat Latos

The White Sox reportedly signed free agent pitcher Mat Latos to a one year contract on Tuesday. According to Dan Hayes of CSN, the deal is for $3 million. The signing gives the Sox some much needed depth in the starting pitching department, something that was brought up as recently as today in a piece on Fangraphs that advocated for the signing of Yovani Gallardo. The signing is...
Via Grab Some Bench
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos Signs with the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have signed Mat Latos to a contract, pending a physical. The terms are reported as one year for three million dollars – or basically nothing in MLB terms. The move is an inexpensive risk for a player to compete for the number five slot in the rotation with Erik Johnson and Jacob Turner. Latos, once a 4.3 bWAR pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (2012) will now...
Via Baseball Essential
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says pitcher Mat Latos has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced by the team. Latos played for the Marlins, Dodgers and Angels last season, finishing with a 4-10 record and a 4.95...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Interview with Chicago White Sox’ Prospect Bradley Strong

Infielder Bradley Strong was drafted in the 28th round by the Chicago White Sox this past year. He got his first action of professional baseball playing in the Arizona League. He batted .326 with 31 RBIs and 35 runs scored in 48 games. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Bradley regarding what he has accomplished so far in his baseball career and what is ahead for the 2016 season...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of minor league pitchers draw 50-game drug suspensions

NEW YORK (AP) Two minor league pitchers have each been suspended 50 games for drug violations. Arizona right-hander Austin Mason and Chicago White Sox righty Lucas Shearrow were banned Friday by the commissioner's office. They tested positive for a second time for a drug of abuse. The 22-year-old Mason went 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA in 26 games for Missoula in the rookie Pioneer League...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Chris Sale Improve in 2016?

Can Chris Sale have the best year of his career in 2016? FanGraphs believes so, as they are projecting a 6.7 WAR for him in the upcoming season. Sale accumulated a 6.2 WAR last year, the highest of his career thus far, along with career-bests of 2.60 xFIP, 1.81 BB/9 and an 11.82 K/9. Sale — “The Condor” — is a sabermetrician’s dream subject, as advanced statistics tell...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: 3 Bold Predictions for 2016 Season

With most free agents off the board and Chicago White Sox pitchers and catchers preparing to report to Arizona, a fresh slate in 2016 is nearly upon us. Except for rumors that the South Siders may make a run at unsigned outfielder Dexter Fowler or try to make a trade for Andre Ethier, the White Sox’s roster is mostly set. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three bold White...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

KATOH Projects: Chicago White Sox Prospects

Last week, lead prospect analyst Dan Farnsworth published his excellently in-depth prospect list for the Chicago White Sox. In this companion piece, I look at that same Chicago farm system through the lens of my recently refined KATOH projection system. There’s way more to prospect evaluation than just the stats, so if you haven’t already, I highly recommend you read Dan’s...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Chicago White Sox Minor Leaguer Breaks Into Pittsburgh Business To Eat Pizza And Take A Nap

People commit crimes for all sorts of reasons, but a break in is usually done in order to steal something of significant value. That was not quite the case during a break in at a Pittsburgh-area business recently. Over the weekend, former Chicago White Sox minor league pitcher Cory McGinnis broke into Eyeflow Internet Marketing. What in the world is he going to steal at an internet...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Venezuela, Mexico open Caribbean Series with wins

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Freddy Garcia pitched six effective innings to lead Venezuela's Aragua Tigers to a 2-1 victory over Puerto Rico's Santurce Cangrejeros in the opener of the Caribbean Series on Monday. Mazatlan Venados of Mexico also got a win, defeating Escogido Leones of the host Dominican Republic 3-2. Garcia allowed one run and four hits. The right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox could be landing spot for Andre Ethier

The White Sox sought to upgrade their outfield this offseason but missed out on their targets. Now the team is exploring the trade market with Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier being one target. While the White Sox want an outfielder the Dodgers find themselves wanting to get rid of one. Ethier and Carl Crawford are both available via trade since the Dodgers have what can only be...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NIU shows off White Sox-inspired baseball uniforms

When it comes to the major college sports, baseball is usually the one looked over the most simply because a lot of the big talents go straight to the major leagues. Despite that, the athletes that go to college still take it very seriously and on Sunday, the Northern Illinois baseball team was rewarded with some pretty awesome uniforms. The Chicago White Sox revealed their new spring...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Make or Break Season for Robin Ventura

If there is anyone on the hot seat headed into the 2016 season its Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura. Since Ventura was named manager before the 2012 the Sox have had exactly one winning season and that was in Ventura’s first season. 2016 is the last season on Ventura’s current contract and if he wants any chance of being extended the Sox will need to improve significantly...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura not worried his contract status with the White Sox

After back-to-back fourth place finishes in the AL Central, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura could be coaching for his job in 2016.But that doesn't seem to faze him.In speaking with CBS Chicago at SoxFest, Ventura talked about being in the final year of his contract and how that affects him.“Regardless of outside pressures you want your team to win,” the manager said....
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox eye AL Central, not Cubs, as their competition

CHICAGO (AP) To Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, his team's main competition comes from all across the AL Central, not across town from the Cubs. Hahn and manager Robin Ventura kept touting the club's offseason moves, especially the acquisition of slugging third baseman Todd Frazier and second baseman Brett Lawrie, on Saturday at the White Sox fan convention. The...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Lamb signs minor league deal with White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have added left handed pitcher Will Lamb to their organization via a minor league deal. Lamb, 25, is a left handed pitcher who spent five years in the farm system of the Texas Rangers. Last year he compiled a 4.42 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP across 57 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He is expected to start the 2016 season at the minor league level for the White Sox.    
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura heading into final year of contract with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox manager Robin Ventura is entering the final year of his contract. He is looking for his first playoff appearance since he took over, and general manager Rick Hahn thinks his team should contend in the tough AL Central. For the 48-year-old Ventura, it's just business as usual. The former major league infielder brushed aside any talk of added pressure on the...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Chicago White Sox ZiPS Projections

Dan Szymborski released his annual ZiPS Projections for the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday and with it he is predicting an 81-81 record for the south siders. While this would be a five win improvement from last year, a .500 record would have kept the White Sox in fourth in the AL Central division and five games away from a wildcard in the American League. Position Player Takeaways...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago teams interested in Dexter Fowler

It's the end of January, spring training is just a few weeks away, and free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler still has yet to sign with a team.According to Bruce Levine with CBS Chicago, however, Fowler is getting heavy interest from both of the Chicago teams:"For various reasons — notably a slow-developing, strange free-agent outfield market — Fowler will most likely have to...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Chicago White Sox

Other clubs: Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Red Sox. The White Sox have seen their lowly regarded farm system weakened by the Todd Frazier deal, but they still have a few guys at the top who could be impact players. This system’s biggest strength is in its depth of depth pieces, including a lot of bullpen arms and bench players that still have some upside if things break...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago White Sox shouldn’t rush Carson Fulmer

This week the Chicago White Sox invited 20 minor league players to spring training, some of those fighting for actual spots on the 40, or even 25-man roster. One big name getting an invite was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 draft by the South Siders, Carson Fulmer. The Vanderbilt product impressed throughout the postseason tournament in 2015 – his team eventually losing in...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox continue to show interest in Dexter Fowler, Cubs most likely landing spot

There is a good chance Dexter Fowler returns to Chicago next season, but could it be the White Sox instead of the Cubs with whom he plays? Fowler, 29, spent last season with the Cubs hitting .250/.346/.411 with 17 home runs and 46 RBI while stealing 20 bases. The Cubs would like to have him return in 2016 but the White Sox remain interested in him according to Bruce Levine. “The...
Via Tireball.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 ZiPS Projections – Chicago White Sox

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Chicago White Sox. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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