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Chicago White Sox 2015 Preview and Prediction

White Sox management started the offseason by saying they wanted the team’s fans to dream again. After watching the Sox lose 188 games the...
Via Athlon Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #22: Chris Sale | SP | CHW

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! Every year Chris Sale owners hold their collective breath waiting to see whether their ace SP gamble is going to backfire. His unorthodox delivery is just begging for an injury and those sliders, oh, how could he dare throw so many! Well, folks, Sale didn...
Via Baseball Professor
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox pitcher Quintana is poised to move into limelight

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) White Sox manager Robin venture thinks Jose Quintana just needs a little help in becoming one of the elite pitchers in the American League. Slotted behind Chris Sale - and now Jeff Samardzija - in the White Sox rotation, Quintana has had some quiet success. With Chicago's offseason lineup changes, Quintana might become a household name, too. ''He doesn't have...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Robertson Throws Parting Shot At New York Yankees

With spring training in full swing the newly anointed closer for the Chicago White Sox took a parting shot at his former employer in the Bronx. While speaking with Art Spanger on the weekend David Robertson had this to say about the New York Yankees.  “The White Sox give me a better opportunity to win,” Robertson said. “The direction this team is going in is something...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The “Cuban Comet”, Minnie Minoso, Passes Away

In January, Chicago Cub fans were dealt a blow when “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks passed away.  Now, White Sox fans were unfortunately dealt the same blow when Minnie Minoso passed away Sunday at the age of 90. Chicago’s first black major league baseball player, Minoso, spent 12 of his 17 years in Chicago.  He started his career in Cleveland before being traded to the White Sox after...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Mourn Minnie Minoso

A little over a month ago, the north side of Chicago was mourning the loss of Mr Cub, the legendary Ernie Banks. This weekend, southsiders were grieving the passing of one of their own, the great Minnie Minoso. Born in Cuba, Minoso became baseball’s first Black Latin American star. Minoso was brought to the majors by legendary owner Bill Veeck, making his debut for Veeck’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

R.I.P. Orestes “Minnie” Minoso

Another Chicago baseball icon passed away on Sunday, with the death of Minnie Minoso. Minnie Minoso was more than just a great player. He was a pioneer. Minoso’s death came a little more than a month after the passing of Ernie Banks.  Reports are that the White Sox legend died of natural causes. He is perhaps bet known for playing a span of 17 years over the course of five different...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Beckham seeing time around infield

Gordon Beckham is back with the Chicago White Sox. The former top prospect is seeing time all across the infield this spring in addition to trying to win the starting job at second base. Beckham could work out to show some pop in his bat if he can get regular playing time. His problem has always been a slow start. Beckham appeared in 127 games last season hitting .226/.271/.348...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Sale destined for a Prior ending?

Last season may have been a disappointment, but hope springs eternal for the Chicago White Sox with the words “pitchers and catchers report to spring training.” The team is as talented as it has ever been since that magical World Series season in 2005. However, the tremendous potential that GM Rick Hahn has created into this team hinges upon the outcome of the next few words...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Legend has Passed Away in Chicago

The “Cuban Comet”, Minnie Minoso, the first black major league baseball player to ever play in the City of Chicago, has passed away. Minnie Minoso — Mr. #WhiteSox — has died. Tears of sadness are falling for a great man. pic.twitter.com/zpi6WFuxH0 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 1, 2015 While there are some disputes to in fact when Minoso was born, 1922 versus...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

CHICAGO (AP) Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. Minoso played 12 of his 17 seasons in Chicago, hitting .304 with 135 homers and 808 RBIs for the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will injuries plague the Chicago White Sox in 2015?

The Chicago White Sox were certainly busy this offseason adding another ace starting pitcher in Jeff Samardzija and .300 hitter Melky Cabrera. The new look White Sox are expected to be a much improved team after last years disappointing 73-89 season, and they are even in the talks of competing for a division title. So what could hold them back from breaking out in 2015? The Chicago...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale out three weeks with foot injury

Man, baseball players can be clumsy.   Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale became the latest ballplayer to go down with an odd injury, as the White Sox announced he’ll miss three weeks with a broken foot. Sale apparently suffered the injury at home. It’s unclear what exactly Sale did to injure himself, but general manager Rick Hahn did give this (perhaps tongue-in-cheek?)...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 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
7 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
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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken ‘The Hawk’ Harrelson Took to the Airwaves to Share Another Stupid Thought

Chicago White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson went on the Mully and Hanley show on 670 The Score Friday morning to discuss, well the White Sox, and in doing so proclaimed Adam Eaton as the best leadoff hitter in the American League and maybe the best in the entire MLB. Hawk, we know you’re a home, but this is just silly. While Eaton had a stellar 2014 season, tied for second among...
Via Sports Mockery
17 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox mascot Southpaw makes "Special Deliveries" for Valentine's Day (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago White Sox mascot Southpaw was busy Friday delivering surprise Valentine's Day gifts to unsuspecting fans, and if this video is any indication, it proved to be a big hit.The White Sox offered the "Southpaw Special Delivery" package for the holiday:The "Southpaw Special Delivery" package includes: Southpaw delivering a box of candy, a Southpaw...
Via Holdout Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #59: Jeff Samardzija | SP | CHW

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! Jeff Samardzija is one heck of an athlete who also happens to have one heck of a cool nickname — “The Shark.” How did a division one football player for Notre Dame turned ace pitcher...
Via Baseball Professor
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding a Place for Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo was supposed to be good. In retrospect, we probably should have known better. He now finds himself a free agent, and the question is whether or not there is a team for him. In his initial signing story back in 2008, there is a lot of excitement. It is intimated that the South […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Tim Anderson the White Sox #1 Prospect?

Carlos Rodon was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the 3rd overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft. Upon entering their system, the big left-hander was already the White Sox most talented prospect. In fact, Baseball America and MLB.com have rated him as the organization’s top prospect. Rodon passes the eye test with a 70-80 grade slider, a plus fastball, and an above average change...
Via Batting Leadoff
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Avisail Garcia, Dayan Viciedo, and Giving Up on Potential

The Chicago White Sox have had an interesting offseason. Even if you share Jeff’s view that they aren’t yet a very good team, you can’t deny that they made some nice additions this winter. The Sox added Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, Zach Duke, Adam LaRoche, Jeff Samardzija, and Emilio Bonifacio to a roster that included […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The White Sox still aren't a very good team

The White Sox won’t stop. I mean, at some point they will, because they’ll have to, and maybe they’ve reached that point now that they’ve signed Melky Cabrera, but Rick Hahn and the rest of his front office have had an incredibly busy month, adding to a roster that featured a handful of big-leaguers and […]
Via Fangraphs
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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