WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Introducing the 2017 Chicago White Sox Spring Training Non-Roster Invites

It hardly seems possible that pitchers and catchers are already reporting in less than a month, but somehow that’s where we’re currently sitting. The White Sox have issued 19 non-roster invitations for Spring Training thus far, with eight of those invites being free agents. Your friends and coworkers will come to you over the next few months and grill you over who Nicky Delmonico...
Via BP South Side
3 hours ago

HOFer Fisk surely White Sox best FA signing

Carlton Fisk was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 2000. His No. 72 was retired by the White Sox in 1997 and his statue, unveiled in 2005, lives on amid the Guaranteed Rate Field concourse. But Fisk now has another honor to add to his extensive and storied resume. The catcher should be considered the top free-agent signing in the history of the franchise.
Via WhiteSox.com
15 hours ago

Cabrera vs. Cabrera: Melky jukes Miggy in funny play at first base (VIDEO)

It was a showdown of Cabrera's during Thursday's Tigers-White Sox game and it did not disappoint.It wasn't the most athletic play, but it was surely entertaining to see White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera juke his way around Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera in the fourth inning at US Cellular Field.Melky hit a grounder to second baseman Ian Kinsler, who made a bad throw to first...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Renteria: Sox instilling team-first mentality

Rick Renteria smiles and quickly points out the obvious: A few of his comments concerning the 2017 White Sox sound a bit cliché. But they certainly have meaning to Chicago's new manager.
Via WhiteSox.com
18 hours ago

Kopech, Soto among 19 invited to Sox camp

People who want to get a look at the White Sox will have a perfect chance to do so at the team's upcoming big league Spring Training. The team announced its 19 players receiving non-roster invites to Spring Training on Monday, with eight free agents agreeing to Minor League contracts and 11 others coming from within the organization.
Via WhiteSox.com
19 hours ago

White Sox Sign Anthony Swarzak, Blake Smith To Minor League Deals

The White Sox announced on Monday that they’ve signed right-handers Anthony Swarzak and Blake Smith to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training. Smith returns to the White Sox organization, where he made his MLB debut in 2016, while Swarzak spent last season as a member of the Yankees organization.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
19 hours ago

Exploring control and command for White Sox pitchers

New Baseball Prospectus metrics try to control for catchers, even if White Sox pitchers couldn’t in 2016 For those who are fatigued from the focus on pitch-framing, the reflexive question is, “What about pitchers? It’s just as much their fault if they’re not close to hitting the mitt.” Once you control for the I-hated-Tyler-Flowers-and-I’m-sick-of-hearing-about-him crowd...
Via South Side Sox
21 hours ago

Minnie Minoso’s Hall of Fame Case

On Thursday, Collin evaluated the landscape of future White Sox Hall of Fame candidates, before concluding that the next White Sox Hall of Famer is not active or recently retired, but Minnie Minoso.  And, although Minoso is often remembered for his appearances at 50 and 54-years-old in 1976 and 1980 respectively, his career was relatively short compared to most Hall of Famers,...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

White Sox caught in between the unfamiliar and too-familiar

While waiting for SoxFest, watch Chris Sale put on a Red Sox uniform I hadn’t realized until Friday night that we hadn’t seen Chris Sale in a Boston Red Sox uniform. We’d seen the traditional MLB.com cap switch and some attempts at Photoshopping a facsimile, but we hadn’t seen the equivalent of Yoan Moncada taking swings in White Sox gear. That came to my attention, of course...
Via South Side Sox
3 days ago

White Sox farm system barely top 10 in Keith Law’s eyes

Some can’t wait for a Jose Quintana trade Trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton for a haul of prospects was going to hurt the White Sox at the MLB level, but it was supposed to give them one of baseball’s premium farm systems down below. Back in mid-December, friend of the podcast Jim Callis said they were already there, put themselves in consideration for a top slot: 2. White...
Via South Side Sox
3 days ago

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

When is the next time a Hall of Fame plaque will feature a White Sox cap?

When Frank Thomas was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 it was the culmination of the career of one of the greatest players in White Sox history. It was also likely the last time for the foreseeable future we’ll see a player enter Cooperstown with a White Sox cap adorned on his plaque. Despite a lack of team success for the better part of the team’s history, the...
Via BP South Side
4 days ago

Watch Chicago White Sox Prospect Michael Kopech Hit 110 Mph On a Max-Velocity Throw

The Boston Red Sox made a splash in December when they traded for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, adding arguably one of the best pitchers in baseball to a staff that already boasts David Price and 2016 Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello. And though Boston baseball's Big 3 are sure to make headlines all season long, it's a pitcher who was traded for Sale who has become the talk...
Via Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox prospect Michael Kopech throws baseball 110 mph during workout

It had to be hard for Chicago White Sox fans to watch star pitcher Chris Sale be traded away as the team appears to be headed toward a pretty significant rebuild. But there appears to be a bright spot from the trade: Michael Kopech. The new White Sox prospect participated in a max-velocity workout Tuesday. While evaluators said he could hit triple digits with his fastball, I’m...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox’s Michael Kopech throws 110-mph pitch (VIDEO)

The White Sox organization has been a seller in the offseason, and the team is looking to go younger, collecting many prospects in the process. Judging by the pitch that one particular prospect threw during a workout on Tuesday, that might not be a terrible idea. Michael Kopech, who was acquired by the White Sox in the Chris Sale trade, had a max-velocity workout with the team so...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kopech clocked at 110 mph on throw

Aroldis Chapman may have to watch his back, because there is another flamethrower coming for him. Michael Kopech, a top pitching prospect who was dealt from Boston to the White Sox in the Chris Sale deal, was clocked at 110 mph by a pocket radar on a throw at the APEC training facility: First day of max velocity throws for @MichaelKopech5 .... Is 110mph good? pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Promotional schedule includes talking Hawk Harrelson alarm clock

The Chicago White Sox are trying their best to help you wake up in the morning, featuring broadcaster Hawk Harrelson. As part of their 2017 promotional schedule, the White Sox will be giving away a Hawk Harrelson talking alarm clock. Yep, you read that right. The club is giving it away to the first 20,000 fans who arrive at Guaranteed Rate Field to watch the White Sox and...
Via ChiCitySports.com
6 days ago

Frazier agrees to $12 million, 1-year deal with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Third baseman Todd Frazier has agreed to a $12 million, one-year contract with the White Sox after a mixed first season in Chicago. The deal Friday, which avoided salary arbitration, gives Frazier a substantial raise from the $7.5 million he earned last year. He is eligible for free agency after this season. A two-time NL All-Star, Frazier was acquired last offseason...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jennings ($1.4M), Petricka ($825,00) agree with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Relief pitcher Dan Jennings agreed to a $1.4 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, and right-hander Jake Petricka struck an $825,000, one-year deal. The agreements Thursday avoided salary arbitration. Jennings made a career-high 64 appearances last season in his second season with the White Sox, going 4-3 with a 2.08 ERA. His 46 strikeouts matched...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: White Sox, Jennings agree to $1.4 million deal

CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox and reliever Dan Jennings have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $1.4 million, one-year contract. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. FanRag sports first reported the deal. Jennings made a career-high 64 appearances last year in his second season...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawk Harrelson wants to call White Sox games for four more years

Four more years! No, this isn’t about the presidential election. Most of us are still trying to recover from that. No, this is about Hawk Harrelson and the Chicago White Sox. We’re not sure whether or not that makes you feel better. If the longtime broadcaster has his way, Harrelson will be calling White Sox games for the next four years. That’s what he told CSN Chicago’s...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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