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The Oddity of the White Sox Rebuild

Many White Sox fans were overjoyed this offseason to finally see the team choose a direction. After years of being “mired in mediocrity,” fans and management alike were tired of providing half-measures to try to compete in the present. With that in mind, Rick Hahn pulled off incredible back-to-back trades during the Winter Meetings. In those trades, the White Sox received a wealth...
Via BP South Side
2 hours ago

White Sox seek solutions for outfield vacancies

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) With two spots in their outfield vacated, the Chicago White Sox are hoping a familiar face can fill one, and that someone emerges from a crowded Camelback Ranch camp to fill the other. Center field is up for grabs, while right field is Avisail Garcia's, if he can hold onto it. ''We still want to get Avi in right to get him comfortable again and we know Melky...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Renteria expects bright future for White Sox

Presidents Day comes this year only a few days after White Sox position players reported to Camelback Ranch for their first full squad workout of Spring Training. And it's Rick Renteria, the man in charge of the White Sox day-to-day activities, who is providing this short state of the team to coincide with this holiday.
Via WhiteSox.com
17 hours ago

Top pick Burdi White Sox closer of future?

With a fastball reaching 100 mph and slightly beyond, a pretty good slider and a feel for the changeup, there are some who believe Zack Burdi and his three pitches eventually could become a starter for the White Sox.
Via WhiteSox.com
17 hours ago

Betting on the quiet competence of Omar Narvaez

One of the most puzzling decisions the White Sox made going into the 2016 season, a season fully meant to be one resulting in at least a Wild Card chase, was replacing Tyler Flowers and Geovany Soto’s perfectly serviceable seasons at catcher with a platoon of Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila. The company line about the move was that the team was looking to inject some much needed...
Via BP South Side
21 hours ago

Podcast: 2017 Infield Preview

Episode 123 is now available. Here is this week’s rundown. Guest: Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune On this week's show, we preview the upcoming season for the Chicago White Sox infield. Perhaps the strongest unit entering 2017, there is a lot of uncertainty on who will get playing time at season's end. What should the White Sox do with Todd Frazier? Is trading Jose Abreu a wise move...
Via South Side Sox
21 hours ago

After rough debut, Lucas Giolito aims for a better second act with White Sox

Giolito was the third-ranked prospect in all of baseball a year ago.                

Abreu now a mentor to young White Sox roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jose Abreu begins his fourth season in the majors in a much different situation than when he first joined the Chicago White Sox. When Abreu arrived in the U.S. from Cuba in 2014, the White Sox were a veteran team with players like Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn, John Danks and Alexei Ramirez. Now Chicago is rebuilding, and Abreu finds himself as one of the team's...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox slugger Abreu eyeing healthy '17

As soon as the 2016 season came to a close, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu sat down with his family and had a conversation about what had just transpired for him over the past year.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 day ago

After rough debut, Lucas Giolito aims for encore with White Sox

Giolito was the third-ranked prospect in all of baseball a year ago.                

Charlie Tilson out for 10 days with stress “reaction”

Make center field funbad again On the first official day of camp for position players, Charlie Tilson suffered a stress “reaction” in his right foot. He’ll be held out of activities for the next 10 days. He suffered the injury on Friday and had an MRI on Saturday. After the 10 days, Tilson will be re-evaluated. Tilson, who the White Sox acquired from the Cardinals in exchange...
Via South Side Sox
1 day ago

BP South Side: Appreciating Nate Jones by Mark Primiano

White Sox closer David Robertson has been the subject of trade rumors, but Chicago also has a gem of a reliever in Nate Jones.
Via Baseball Prospectus
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada’s toddler son already a bat-flipping prodigy (vid)

Yoan Moncada may be the top prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization, but when it comes to bat-flipping prowess? There’s no chance of Moncada holding a candle to his son’s serious bat-flip skills. The craziest part? Young Robinson Moncado is all of two-and-a-half years old. Robinson, who already has his own social media presence — what a world — had footage of his first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Holland seeks a fresh start with White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Derek Holland is pitching for a major league team other than the Texas Rangers for the first time. He also is trying to rebound from injuries that have curtailed his last three seasons. Now if he can just remember where he is - and learn the names of his new Chicago White Sox teammates. ''I made the mistake of saying to somebody, `It's good to be with the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields has nowhere to go

He’s hoping to be a useful veteran, but the White Sox can cut him if 2016 is here to stay Much like many of his 114 of his innings with the White Sox in 2016, James Shields’ effort to convince himself about his 2017 prospects unraveled. "I have nothing to prove," he said. "Nothing to prove. I think my career speaks for itself. I definitely want to prove to the Chicago White...
Via South Side Sox
3 days ago

Jimmy Rollins: White Sox clubhouse was in ‘disarray’ after LaRoche drama

The Chicago White Sox were doomed before the 2016 season even began, and one veteran who played for the team last season says things began to unravel immediately after Adam LaRoche retired.If you remember, LaRoche abruptly walked away from baseball in March after White Sox vice president Ken Williams told him he could no longer bring his son Drake around the clubhouse as much. According...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers are not ‘making a renewed push’ for Jose Quintana

While the Texas Rangers may well be looking to upgrade their pitching, it does not appear as though a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Jose Quintana is in the cards.Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reported that “it does not appear they are making a renewed push to land him (Quintana), despite a Wednesday afternoon report to the contrary.”This flies in the face of a...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Conflicting reports on Texas Rangers interest in Jose Quintana

UPDATE 4:18 p.m. PT: Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Rangers are not making a 'renewed push' for Jose Quintana. +++According to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale, the Texas Rangers have “suddenly increased their pursuit” of  Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana.Before Rangers fans start designing personalized jerseys, Nightengale stresses...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Justin Morneau, Twins have mutual interest in return

Could Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins end up reunited? It appears the possibility is in the cards.The Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino reported on Sunday that there is mutual interest between the Twins and Morneau, who is a free agent.Morneau turns 36 in May and is unsigned, but could provide a left-handed bat and designated hitter for interested teams. He’s preparing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas blasts HOF candidates for taking PEDs

Former MLB slugger Frank Thomas, a Hall of Famer himself, isn’t excited about welcoming in players who are suspected of having used PEDs during their careers.A longtime critic of performance enhancing drugs in the sport of baseball, The Big Hurt made his feelings about the Hall of Fame accepting such players known during the Chicago White Sox’s fan convention this weekend....
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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