WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals hope to get to Sale, sweep struggling White Sox

If last year's postseason didn't prove that no lead is safe against the Kansas City Royals, the last two games unquestionably have.After delivering the largest ninth-inning comeback in franchise history, the ever-resilient Royals look to continue their mastery over the reeling Chicago White Sox in Sunday's finale of a three-game series. Kansas City overcame a four-run deficit after...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robertson takes blame for tough loss to KC

Despite a six-run lead entering the ninth, White Sox manager Robin Ventura decided to bring in closer David Robertson to finish off the Royals. Instead, a seven-run rally off the bullpen led to an 8-7 loss on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
Via WhiteSox.com
11 hours ago

Royals 8, White Sox 7: LOL

The Sox somehow lose a game where David Robertson pitched with a six-run lead The last thing I saw of this game was Sal Perez limping off the field. The White Sox were leading 7-1, and Kansas City's catcher needed help to leave the field after hyperextending his knee in a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert. I wasn't putting an easy win in the bank. Rather, some friends...
Via South Side Sox
12 hours ago

White Sox can't hang on in 9th against KC

Rookie Brett Eibner lashed a single to right off White Sox reliever Tommy Kahnle, scoring Drew Butera to cap an in incredible seven-run rally in the ninth and give the Royals an 8-7 walk-off win on Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
Via WhiteSox.com
14 hours ago

Chicago White Sox: A Plea to Fire Robin Ventura

Rick Hahn, Kenny Williams, Jerry Reinsdorf, please tell me you’re reading this. Listen to me real close. It’s time. It’s time to fire Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura. It’s gotten bad. You have to change the narrative at this point. White Sox nation cheered collectively when the team nearly won the AL Central in 2012, only to flounder at the end of the season and see...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox in talks to acquire James Shields from Padres

The San Diego Padres look destined for another year of mediocrity, and they may be close to offloading one of their more expensive veterans as a result. According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres are in talks to trade pitcher James Shields to the Chicago White Sox, and the discussions have “significant momentum.” While a deal may not be imminent, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Column: White Sox must go all-in to win now

The hot start of the Chicago White Sox has cooled a bit lately, and that might be a good thing for them long-term. While the Sox started 23-10 on the season behind fantastic starting pitching in the first month or so, some of their production has fallen back down to earth—and with it, their record. Chicago is just 4-12 in its last 16 games, seeing the pitching outside of left...
Via Today's Knuckleball
15 hours ago

White Sox need better fits for short bench

With a 13-man pitching staff, Robin Ventura's reserves should have skills that are more actual than theoretical It's not a good practice to spend a lot of time worrying about the last man on the bench, because they're largely interchangeable based on the needs of the day or week. But Jerry Sands has been on this team for all seven weeks of this season. Over that time, it hasn't...
Via South Side Sox
20 hours ago

Royals 7, White Sox 5: Below .500 But For the Twins

The only reason the White Sox are still in first place is because the Orioles beat Cleveland.  Friday night featured a parabolic emotional arc from misery to ecstasy and then humiliating impotent rage as the White Sox have now gone 4-12 in their last sixteen games after blowing a four-run lead they held going into the seventh. 1. The Royals had a rainout Friday to mull over the...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Rodon aims for continued success against Royals

Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will take his shot at redemption when he squares off in a rematch against White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 day ago

Despite recent struggles, White Sox remain confident

The Chicago White Sox are officially in a funk, having dropped 11 of 15 games heading into Friday night’s game at Kansas City. The team’s struggles have been in nearly every phase of the game — hitting, pitching and occasionally fielding. But the key for the White Sox isn’t what’s happened the previous two-plus weeks, but rather how they react to their first extended rough...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

White Sox MLB draft 2016 possibilities: Braxton Garrett

The White Sox typically steer clear of high school pitchers with their first picks, but this draft has some worth considering The White Sox haven't drafted a high school pitcher in the first round of the MLB draft since Kris Honel in 2001. Yet with this draft particularly deep in prep arms and the Sox possessing multiple first-round picks, this year may be more conducive to a prep...
Via South Side Sox
1 day ago

The MLB Draft and the Chicago White Sox: A Recent History

The current regime of the Chicago White Sox, for all intents and purposes, began in 2000 when Kenny Williams took over as general manager. Williams replaced Ron Schueler and wound up as the third-longest tenured GM in team history, behind only Roland Hemond and Harry Grabiner. While Williams handed over the GM reins to Rick Hahn after the 2012 season, he still serves as the team’s...
Via BP South Side
2 days ago

Chicago White Sox: It’s time to cheer for Todd Frazier

It’s difficult not to cheer for Todd Frazier. The Chicago White Sox third basemen seems to be one of the giddiest and team-first players in Major League Baseball, being a key cog in helping turning around the chemistry issues that plagued the ballclub throughout spring training (yes, this is a sly reference to Drake LaRoche). He’s also one of the best players in the game now...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After beating Sale, Indians top Quintana, White Sox 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians roughed up a top White Sox pitcher for the second straight day in a 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday. After sending Chris Sale to his first loss after a 9-0 start, the Indians got three runs and five hits in six innings against Jose Quintana (5-4). Quintana's ERA, an AL-best 1.98 at the start...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Alex Gordon’s wrist break the Royals’ chances?

Heading into the 2016 season, many were down on the Kansas City Royals’ chances. Despite winning the World Series and two straight AL pennants, improvements made by the Tigers, White Sox and Indians during the off-season matched with expected regression and the expected loss of free agents largely lead to the Royals being expected to finish in the middle of the pack in the AL Central...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawrie, Frazier power White Sox past Indians 7-6 in Game 1

CHICAGO (AP) Brett Lawrie broke a fifth-inning tie with a three-run homer, Todd Frazier added his 14th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on for a 7-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday in the opener of a doubleheader. Austin Jackson added three hits and two RBIs, Mat Latos (6-1) allowed three runs over six innings and David Robertson pitched a hitless ninth...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox SS Tyler Saladino goes through intricate handshake routine alone

The Chicago White Sox lead the AL Central by 2.5 games and are among the best teams in baseball. As a result, they're having a great deal of fun on the field (turning triple plays) and off it.Shortstop Tyler Saladino has been a centerpiece for said fun, mainly pulling off trick shots as he did recently. He also has an incredibly elaborate pregame handshake routine ... with no one...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Todd Frazier proving to be the pick up of the year

The Chicago White Sox traded for third baseman Todd Frazier in the 2015 offseason in hopes to boost a lineup that mightily struggled during 2015 to scratch runs across the board. At third, Frazier plays a position that has been a disaster for the White Sox for nearly a decade, since a back injury to Joe Crede made him inconsistent in his play and led to his eventual retirement. White...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

First win in Chicago eludes Ventura as Royals lose 3-2

CHICAGO -- Todd Frazier tied for the AL lead with his 13th home run, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday to avoid getting swept for the first time this season.Carlos Rodon (2-4) allowed two runs and pitched into the seventh inning for his first victory since April 13. David Robertson got three outs for his 11th save in...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox players attempt crazy basketball trick shot from stands

Because everything is good and fun on days that Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale takes the mound, a bunch of the other players goofed off on Thursday with trick shot attempts in the U.S. Cellular Field stands. The crew consisted of pitchers Mat Latos and Carlos Rodon, and infielders Tyler Saladino and Carlos Sanchez (full video above). Dude Perfect they are not but Saladino had...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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