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Konerko, Rollins win Clemente Award

Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash while on a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko, Jimmy Rollins Named Co-Winners Of Roberto Clemente Award

SAN FRANCISCO — Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Konerko, Rollins first co-winners of Clemente Award

SAN FRANCISCO — Retiring Chicago White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins are the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clement Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko Wins Prestigious Award

Earlier tonight, The MLB Public Relations Department announced the winners of the Roberto Clemente Award and Paul Konerko was one of the recipients. The Roberto Clemente Award is given to the player(s) that “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team”, as voted on by baseball fans and members of...
Via Sports Mockery
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Konerko, Rollins 1st co-winners of Clemente Award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins are the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clement Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash while on a...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two White Sox Players Up For 2014 Gold Glove

According to Daryl Van Schouwen, White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, two White Sox players are finalists for the Gold Glove this season. CF Adam Eaton and SS Alexei Ramirez among three finalists at their positions for AL Gold Glove Award. Ramirez won AL Silver Slugger in '10. — Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) October 23, 2014 Mark Buehrle was the last member...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Sox may have interest in Pablo Sandoval

Free agency awaits San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, regardless of the outcome of the World Series. A few teams watching from the sidelines may be interested in adding his services for 2015.#457338000 / gettyimages.comOne of those teams is the rebuilding Chicago White Sox. Their city-mates, the Chicago Cubs could also be interested. Sandoval had some slumps during...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Abreu's performance could earn another big payday in 2017

As a rookie, Jose Abreu made big ballparks look tiny and great pitchers appear mortal. His performance could dictate he receives another big payday after two more seasons. One of the stipulations in Abreu’s six-year, $68-million contract is that the first baseman can opt out of the guaranteed salaries for the final three seasons and into arbitration. Abreu, who was named The Sporting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo Receive Prestigious Honors

For a pair of 73-89 teams, the Cubs and White Sox sure are getting a lot of attention. This attention, no doubt, is thanks to Anthony Rizzo and Jose Abreu. Rizzo is coming off a rebound year in which he finished second only to Giancarlo Stanton in home runs. Jose Abreu, however, tore up the American League in his rookie campaign, finishing in the top five in batting average, home...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The ‘Most Popular’ Team In Chicago Will Surprise You, And It’s Not Even Close

According to a recent report, Chicago easily has the most faithful fans on social media when compared to New York and L.A.  When the votes are broken down per team, you might be surprised to find out who Chicago’s ‘top team’ really is. How The Data Was Compiled DNAinfo Chicago compiled a report based off Facebook’s Ad Manager which allows certain pages to be broken down...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days 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
5 days 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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