WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sale duels with Cobb as White Sox host Rays

CHICAGO -- Alex Cobb's body of work this season has been limited to only four starts, but it's been enough for Tampa Bay Rays' manager Kevin Cash to consider it a success. Cobb will make his final start on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Cobb, who missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, has pitched at least six innings in two of his four...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Shields snaps 10-start winless run vs. Rays

When James Shields last picked up a victory on July 26, the White Sox stood at .500 and had hopes for postseason contention.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 hour ago

Three Needs: Chicago White Sox

With many needs to address, the White Sox added players Todd Frazier, Brett Lawrie, and others during the 2015-16 offseason.  However, the Sox again failed to reach a .500 record, which they last achieved in 2012.  They’re the next non-contending club up in MLBTR’s Three Needs series.  1.  Put loyalty aside and install the best possible front office and manager.  Kenny...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 hours ago

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Chicago White Sox

It’s become sort of an annual tradition with the Chicago White Sox. Acquire a few pieces via trade or free agency, generate something of a buzz, get fans excited, and ultimately end the season in disappointing fashion. While the season’s first month or so presented a deviation from this norm, their stock ultimately plummeted from May on. A team that was 24-14 on May 13 was fighting...
Via The Comeback
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox take a Chance

The Magnificent Coloring Day Festival was a massive success. It could also be a way forward for the White Sox. Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day was an unqualified commercial success.  The all-day music festival broke attracted 48,000 people, breaking the US Cellular Field attendance record set during the 2003 All-Star Game.   It was also an unqualified critical...
Via South Side Sox
15 hours ago

Rodon's shutdown start captures road series

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon delayed the Indians' party on Sunday afternoon. With a brilliant eight-inning performance at Progressive Field, Rodon led Chicago to a 3-0 win over the American League Central-leading Tribe, which could have clinched the division in its final home game of the season.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 day ago

OF Eaton out of lineup for White Sox after running into wall

CLEVELAND (AP) Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton will sit out at least the next two games after crashing into the padded wall Friday night. Eaton is still undergoing tests. He was shaken up after he raced back and caught a drive by Cleveland's Roberto Perez in the sixth inning of Friday's 5-2 loss. Eaton stayed down for several minutes before he was helped to the dugout...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox minor league pitcher suspended for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Chicago White Sox pitcher Yojensy Arias has been suspended for 72 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for hydrochlorothiazide, a banned diuretic used to treat high blood pressure. The 23-year-old left-hander had a 3.54 ERA in 10 relief appearances this year for the Dominican Summer League White Sox. He will serve the suspension...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

What’s in a stadium name? For the past two decades, usually millions of sponsorship dollars, self-created nicknames no one uses and some hubris when a shady company goes belly-up in the name of fraud. The wide majority of major league sports venues are named after corporations big and small, with a good chunk of them having to be renamed over the years because of company mergers...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs and Pitch Talks in Chicago on Thursday

All summer, we’ve been partnering with Pitch Talks to tour the country and be part of their great baseball events, and this Thursday, we’re bringing the party to Chicago. Specifically, we’re coming to The Metro, which is a stone’s throw from Wrigley Field, with a lineup that you definitely don’t want to miss. Craig Edwards and I will be representing FanGraphs at the event...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Abreu showing he hasn’t lost it

Chicago White Sox first basemen Jose Abreu is showing he’s still one of the best. After a slow start to the 2016 season many Sox fans worried that maybe Jose Abreu’s skills were starting to diminish. His bat speed looked slowed. He wasn’t getting to pitches he usually got to. He swung and missed at an alarming high rate. And lastly, he was not hitting the ball out of the ballpark...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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