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Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those numbers were, obviously, excellent but not surprising—and he also batted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu Wins Rookie of the Year

The Chicago White Sox have announced that first baseman Jose Abreu has won American League Rookie of the Year. According the their facebook page: Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named American League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News.  Abreu, 27, received 149 votes to outdistance Los Angeles’ Matt Shoemaker (4), New York’s Dellin Betances and Masahiro Tanaka...
Via Sports Mockery
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ventura’s Grand Slam Single Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about things other than baseball. Very smart, clever and possessing an insight on numerous issues...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agents Every White Sox Fan Needs to Know

This offseason, many teams will be in the hunt for any of the “big three” free agents in Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and James Shields. The White Sox will not be one of them. As has been the case oft times before, the White Sox simply cannot compete on the free agent market with teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, and Red Sox. However, never fear, White Sox fans. There are some more...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about things other than baseball. Very smart, clever and possessing an insight on numerous issues...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois store puts Cardinals tissues on sale

Yeah, the White Sox may suck. Yeah, the Cubs may suck. But dammit, this Dekalb, Illinois store is going to take glee in the Cardinals NLCS loss come hell or high water. @darrenrovell Just found this for the Cardinals fans to wipe their tears.. 2 for $1! Schnucks, Dekalb, IL. pic.twitter.com/HnTx6PQmAo — Brandon James (@anomal0us) October 17, 2014 HOW RUDE. Yet, very well-played...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Hurt: Frank Thomas set to take big stage at World Series for Fox

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on Frank Thomas, who will be analyzing the World Series for Fox. You can access the entire column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. From the column: ******* Baseball came easily to Frank Thomas as he was on the fast track, barely spending a season in the minors before launching his Hall of Fame career with the White Sox in 1990. Broadcasting...
Via Sherman Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

19 Things Guaranteed To Piss Off A Chicago Fan

Chicago is a complicated sports town. Some people are Packers fans, yet root for the Hawks. Others are White Sox fans, yet they root for the Vikings. In any case, these things are guaranteed to piss you off in some degree if you root for one of the Chicago teams. #19. Cheeseheads Must be nice to get TWO Hall of Fame quarterbacks in a row, yet you still have the ugliest uniforms...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Adding left handed power will be an offseason focus

The Chicago White Sox appear to be going young with both Carlos Rodon and second baseman Micah Johnson expected to be big contributors in their first years. However with stars like Chris Sale and Jose Abreu, who are among the best at their respective positions, a complete rebuild will not be necessary for them to compete. As they enter the offseason, Bruce Levine is reporting...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox should have at least $4 million more for payroll in 2015

If their overall baseball expenditures are the same as 2014, the White Sox should have at least an extra $4 million for payroll next season. Those additional funds, which could exceed $4.5 million, come from reduced spending on the amateur draft and international market for 2015. Last season, the White Sox budgeted roughly $15 million for amateur and international signing bonuses...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Alexei Ramirez could be dealt

If there is one player that is proven in the Chicago White Sox lineup, it would be their shortstop, Alexei Ramirez.  He has been a staple in their lineup for the past seven years, and is someone who is under team control until 2016. But even though he is signed with Chicago for the next two seasons, Ramirez is a player that could be traded entering this upcoming offseason.  Not...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Micah Johnson early favorite at second base

The ChicagoWhite Sox will head into next season with a mission to go young.  As I reported earlier they have a plan to have 2014 first round pick Carlos Rodon compete for a rotation spot.  There have also now been reports from ESPN Chicago, that top second baseman Micah Johnson is going to compete for the starting second baseman job in camp and is the early favorite.The 23-year...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Off-Season Needs: Position Players

The 2014 version of the White Sox was certainly an improvement over the 2013 team. In record alone the team improved 10 games from last season. And while a 73 win season is certainly nothing to write home about, there was plenty to be excited about. However, if the Sox want to compete next year, or in the next few years, they still have plenty of work to do. Here we are going to...
Via Grab Some Bench
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko leaves tribute to family in infield dirt

I’m not going to lie to you, I’m kinda glad the Paul Konerko retirement train left the station long after the Derek Jeter lovefest began. Because after this last weekend of the baseball season, the longtime Chicago White Sox star’s final games have made me feel all the feels. Sox fan Chris Claeys returning Konerko’s 2005 grand slam ball, his new statue at U.S. Cellular Field…that...
Via Hall of Very Good
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Konerko thanks White Sox fans before he retires

You may have missed it among the endless parade of Derek Jeter ceremonies, but Paul Konerko is also retiring after the 2014 season. Konerko thanked White Sox fans in this tremendous video recapping his excellent career on the South Side. In 16 seasons with the White Sox, Konerko hit .281/.357/.491 with 432 homers. He was a six-time All-Star, and received MVP votes in five different...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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