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Chicago White Sox 2015 Season Preview: Bullpen

Going into the offseason, one of the biggest holes on the Chicago roster was the bullpen. Last year, general manager Rick Hahn traded away closer Addison Reed and did little to add any arms to the ‘pen. The White Sox bullpen ERA was 14th in the American League at 4.38; the only team worse was the Houston Astros. This year, Hahn put much more of his money and resources into this...
Via Baseball Essential
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Prospect Profile: Carlos Rodon

Photo Credit: Scott Merkin; MLB.com The Chicago White Sox finished the 2013 season with a record of 63-99, the third worst record behind the Miami Marlins [62-100] and Houston Astros [51-111] for that year. The 63-99 record was the seventh worst in White Sox history (by winning percentage), and gave them their first ever last place finish in the AL Central. The bright side of...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training: Vince Coleman & The Chicago White Sox

Vince Coleman & Adam Eaton The guy who some readers might remember for throwing a lit firecracker into a crowd of baseball fans that were waiting for autographs in the Dodger Stadium parking lot in July of 1993… is back in baseball. Vince Coleman is now a baserunning instructor for the Chicago White Sox. Oh yeah, Vince also stole 752 bases during his 13 year playing career...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2015 Starting Pitching Preview

Going into the offseason, general manager Rick Hahn had a checklist. On the top of that list was a right-handed starting pitcher. In December, the second year GM landed his target in former Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija was a good addition, as they can slide him in the middle of two lefties; Cy Young candidate Chris Sale and the highly underrated hurler, Jose Quintana...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LaRoche has familiar feeling in camp with White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Adam LaRoche grew up around old Comiskey Park, when his father Dave was the Chicago White Sox bullpen coach and Robin Ventura, Harold Baines and Bobby Thigpen were early in their playing careers. A quarter-century later, LaRoche arrives on the South Side as the oldest player on the team at 35. Baines and Thigpen are on the coaching staff and Ventura is his manager...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Baseball’s Top 5 Best and Worst Values in 2015

Recently Bleacher Report’s Joel Reuter did a feature on MLB’s ‘Moneyball’ Power Rankings, which shows the true dollar value of a player. This is a great list of projected value of a player, and really shows who is worth their salary and who definitely is not. For example, Mike Trout is the highest rated player in the Bleacher Report piece which was found by using Dan Szymborski’s...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Abreu faces greater expectations in 2nd White Sox season

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Now that he has established himself as a big league star, Jose Abreu faces greater expectations. He hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs last year for the Chicago White Sox and led the American League with a .581 slugging percent. He was picked for the All-Star Game and was a unanimous selection as AL Rookie of the Year. ''I cannot say that I will put up the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The AL Central All-Star Team

For years, the Detroit Tigers ruled the AL Central. With the Kansas City Royals surging to the World Series and the Chicago White Sox acquiring top talent, that landscape has quickly changed. In one of the final installments of the series, the American League Central will be examined position by position to determine who is the best in the Midwest.Again, the main criteria here is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Six weeks of nothing: Time to think out of box for spring training coverage

When I covered the White Sox in the ’80s, people always were jealous that I got to escape winter and spend six weeks in Florida. Frankly, I really didn’t like it. I’ll admit the weather was nice, but spring training felt like a slog of writing seemingly endless stories. Plus once the games began, you spent those nice spring days confined to a hot, tight press box. Not exactly...
Via Sherman Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 620: 2015 Season Preview Series: Chicago White Sox by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

Ben and Sam preview the White Sox` season with Tim Marchman, and Sahadev talks to Dan Hayes, who covers the White Sox for CSN Chicago (at 36:52).
Via Baseball Prospectus
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2015 Season Preview: Infield and DH

In the second installment of the 2015 Chicago White Sox season preview, it’s time to look at the infield. Overall, Hahn kept things mostly the same with two new additions. First baseman/designated hitter Adam Laroche was the first big add of the offseason, and former Chicago Cubs starting catcher Geovany Soto. With these upgrades, it’s time to take a look at how much this infield...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New-look White Sox open camp with playoff expectations

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The busy offseason is over for the Chicago White Sox. The work to reach the postseason is just beginning. After making big news with a trade for Jeff Samardzija and the free-agent signings of David Robertson, Adam LaRoche and Melky Cabrera, the South Siders raised their profile and have high hopes of competing for an AL Central title and beyond. ''I expect us...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: offseason evaluation

The Chicago White Sox are coming off a season where they went 73-89. They finished in fourth place in the American League Central. 17 games back of the first place Detroit Tigers. Fans want to know if they are in for a similar season or if they can expect the Sox to turn it around and become a contender. The simple answer would be to say they will improve because of the offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hilarious White Sox Promo Video May Cause Psychosis

The White Sox made a promo video before the start of the 2013 season that is so hilariously bad that it defies all rules of sanity and logic. Click on it and see if you can actually make it through the entire thing: Everyone okay? Holy crap what was that? Comcast aired it as an Opening Day promo for the 2013 season. They apparently thought it was cool, exciting and wouldn’t send...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the last time Harry Caray sang at Wrigley Field

17 years ago today, long-time Cardinals, White Sox, and Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray passed away at the age of 83. In honor of Caray’s life, here’s the last time he sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field. They don’t make ‘em like Harry anymore, that’s for sure. The post Here’s the last time Harry Caray sang at Wrigley...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Things That Scream “I’m a Chicago White Sox Fan”

The City of Chicago is one that is extremely rich in its baseball history having two professional baseball teams to cheer for; however, if you grew up on either the north or south side of town, your perceptions vary greatly and there can be only one team to root for at the end of the day. It’s not to say you won’t find Chicago Cubs fans on the south side of town, but there is...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis is Coming Back to Chicago, This Time on the North Side

It is being reported that ex-White Sox player Kevin Youkilis will be making his way back to Chicago this summer, only this time, he’ll be joining the Cubs organization. According to Chicago Tribunes’ Cubs beat writer Mark Gonzales, Kevin Youkilis will be joining the Cubs as a Special Assistant. Kevin Youkilis is joining the Cubs as a special assistant — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2015 Season Preview: Outfield

On February 19th, the Chicago White Sox will be reporting to spring training with optimism in the air. Second year general manager Rick Hahn may have led league’s best offseason. Hahn added names such as Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche, and Zach Duke. The most important part of these additions? No top prospects were given up. In 2014, the outfield...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sign Lindstrom to a Minor League deal

The Angels have signed reliever Matt Lindstrom to a Minor League contract, with an invitation to the Major League Spring Training Camp, according to the Angels on Twitter.Lindstrom,  35, pitched for the White Sox last season, and posted a 5.03 ERA with 6 saves, 18 strikeouts and a 1.74 WHIP in 34 innings pitched. In eight MLB seasons played, Lindstrom has a 3.68 ERA over 420 innings...
Via In The Neutral Zone
10 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox and Cubs Dominate Baseball’s OffSeason

As pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox look for revamped rosters to bring renewed hope to Chicago baseball fans. Both the Cubs and Sox took center stage during baseball’s winter meetings and despite a flurry of moves from the San Diego Padres, the best offseason belong to the teams at 35th and Shields and Clark and Addison...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija’s Future Hinges Upon the Success of the White Sox in 2015

The Chicago White Sox have some hard decisions looming when it comes to the starting rotation. The addition of Jeff Samardzija gives the White Sox arguably the best righty-lefty combo of any rotation in the big leagues. But, that could be short lived unless Jerry Reinsdorf is willing to open the checkbook. Can the White Sox Afford Both Sale & Samardzija? While the Sox can...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cactus League Countdown: Chicago White Sox

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Chicago White Sox

An elite slugger and an ace are the South Side's fantasy headliners, but this team has plenty of interesting players. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned -€“ e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: 1B Adam LaRoche, OF Melky Cabrera, IF/OF Emilio Bonifacio, SP Jeff Samardzija, RP David...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Sign Matt Albers to Minor League Deal

According to CBS’ Jon Heyman, the Chicago White Sox have signed Matt Albers to a minor league deal, and according to  Daryl Van Schouwen, Albers will earn up to $1.5 million if he makes the major league team. At age 32, Albers threw just 10 innings but sported a nice .90 ERA. In his last full season in 2013, he posted 3.14 ERA and a 3-1 record with the Cleveland Indians. Albers...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Spring Training Preview

Spring training is coming up fast, and the White Sox were one of several teams who overhauled their team during the winter months. Here’s an overview of their offseason, and a preview of their Spring Training battles. Key Additions:Jeff Samardzija (Trade OAK) Melky Cabrera (Free Agent) David Robertson (Free Agent) Emilio Bonofacio (Free Agent) Zach Duke (Free Agent) Dan Jennings ...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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