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MLB commish: Cubs will host All-Star Game in near future

According to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, the Chicago Cubs are on track to host an MLB All-Star Game in the near future. Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago quoted the commissioner, implying that some time shorty after 2018 might be in the cards. “It makes sense the Cubs get an opportunity ahead after the new renovations are complete. This will provide the Cubs and Ricketts family...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Happy Valentine’s Day from Hawk Harrelson

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the Chicago White Sox would like to help you celebrate…by providing pun-filled messages for you to send to your loved one. Included among the Sox you can send…closer David Robertson, the always dreamy Adam Eaton, that guy who looks “just like Dioner Navarro” and a host of others. Unfortunately, there’s this bit of nightmare...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Chicago White Sox Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

Rick Hahn was promoted to the White Sox general manager position in October of 2012. Since then, Chicago has went three-consecutive seasons without a winning record and was ranked 28th, or worse, in runs scored for two of the past three years. Hahn is hoping to make more of an impact on the offense in 2016. He signed two players who set new career-highs in RBI last season: Brett...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Chicago White Sox Team Preview

2015 Quick Overview The Chicago White Sox have perpetually been in the middle of the pack since they won the World Series in 2005. Last year, they finished with a lackluster 76-86 record despite some aggressive moves made in the offseason. They remain a franchise that isn’t sure whether it’s coming or going but seems allergic to a rebuilding phase. Yet, they never seem to add...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox show off set of amazing, pun-heavy Valentine's Day cards

A glance at the calendar shows that yes, Valentine's Day is approaching yet again.To celebrate everybody's favorite/least favorite day of the year, the Chicago White Sox have put together a series of Valentine's Day greetings featuring some of their players.The puns are heavy and amazing with this batch of V-Day notes, so enjoy them below...and take note of the wordplay involving...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Put Up or Shut Up for Orioles, White Sox

Usually by the second week of February, the MLB offseason is more or less complete.This year seems to be quite a bit different. With only days until Valentine’s Day, there are a few decent free agents still available that could be good matches for one or two lucky teams. While quite a few teams would benefit from making further additions, two teams in particular stand out: the...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ozzie Guillen to manage in native Venezuela next winter

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Ozzie Guillen, who led the Chicago White Sox to the 2005 World Series title, has been hired to manage the La Guaira Sharks of the Venezuelan Winter League next offseason. The 52-year-old, who was born in Ocumare del Tuy, has not had a managing job since the Miami Marlins fired him in 2012 at the end of his first season. La Guaira team president Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie has a 41-inch vert, might have springs in his shoes

When the Chicago White Sox acquired Brett Lawrie in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, they received is a player with plenty of upside and (apparently) elite athletic ability.Earlier this offseason, Lawrie was in a jump-off with Bryce Harper and Steven Souza (video above), topping both with a 66-inch box jump. On Tuesday, he tweeted a video of himself recording a 41-inch vertical...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: 2016 Offseason Report Card

As I’m sitting here putting together the offseason report card for the Chicago White Sox, I have MLB Network on the television just waiting for a “Breaking News” scroll across the bottom. Even though it will make me scrap what I have written thus far, it still feels like the correct grade for any report card is “incomplete” at this time. (Note – the Mat Latos signing...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Buy Low on Mat Latos and His Baggage

Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday, I addressed the White Sox desperate need to bolster their rotation to be taken seriously as a contender, suggesting Yovani Gallardo as a sensible addition, even with the draft pick compensation. The White Sox apparently agreed with me on the first count and rendered the second moot by agreeing to terms with Mat Latos just hours after the...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos could be the steal of free agency

Mat Latos signing with the Chicago White Sox Tuesday will end one of two ways: his rough 2015 will carry over but ultimately not impact Chicago too much, at least financially. Or, his deal worth $3 million is going to become one of the most valuable free agent contracts in recent memory—if only for a season. Several clubs should have been in on Latos. He turned 28 in December...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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