ESPN uses tortured justification to exclude 2005 White Sox championship

It appears that much of the sports media world has decided to ignore the Chicago White Sox’ 2005 championship and 1959 AL pennant while discussing the Cubs’ appearance in the World Series. Tweets from ESPN’s @SportsCenter account and CBS’ @CBSThisMorning account both talked about a 71-year World Series drought for Chicago (nope), and ESPN then doubled down on it with a SportsCenter...
Via Awful Announcing
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

White Sox developing promising OF prospects

Aaron Schnurbusch has a description for the waiting process during the 2016 MLB Draft: a nerve-wracking and frustrating day.
Via WhiteSox.com
18 hours ago

White Sox Year In Review: Melky Cabrera

Oftentimes, amid the flurry of chaos that is a major league season, consistency can be underrated. Stability, consistency, and reliability are often vanilla features in a world that thrives on either chaos, or dynamic but all too often fleeting success. For the White Sox in 2016, no one really paid enough attention to outfielder Melky Cabrera. Fans were too busy crying in their beer...
Via BP South Side
20 hours ago

Josh Nelson's Offseason Plan

Fine, let's give it one more shot in 2017. We can always blow it up at the trade deadline. The Chicago White Sox should rebuild. A team that has tried the past two seasons by adding players to support their core has fell well short of the postseason in 2015 and 2016. It would be beautiful for the White Sox to make the postseason with Chris Sale and Jose Quintana leading the charge...
Via South Side Sox
20 hours ago

BP South Side 2016-17 Offseason Plan – Part 1

What should the White Sox to redeem this perpetual mess? Let’s discuss with somewhat reasonable parameters. Our first session will be firing through basic decisions: player options, non-tender decisions and outgoing free agents, hugs. The second session will be about trading Chris Sale and raiding nearby building for copper piping. Player Options Pick up Matt Albers’ $3 million...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Podcast: 2016 White Sox Outfield Review

Also, we preview the upcoming World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Episode 116 is now available and filling in for Jim this week is Adam Sager from SB Nation Radio. You can listen to him on Saturday's from 4-7 pm CT on the Saturday College Football Nation show. This week's rundown: We preview the World Series that will feature a team breaking a very...
Via South Side Sox
1 day ago

The ten best developments of the 2016 White Sox season

A look back at the most important improvements to the future of the White Sox franchise during the 2016 season. The 2016 season for the Chicago White Sox was largely a disappointment and there's not really much debating it. However, after a rough year of baseball, it's important to look back and see some positives that happened along the way to keep some enthusiasm about the future...
Via South Side Sox
3 days ago

White Sox Year in Review: Jimmy Rollins

The White Sox entered the 2016 season with plans of contending. The White Sox entered the 2016 season with Jimmy Rollins as their starting shortstop. To most people, those two sentences would run at least somewhat contradictory to each other. Rick Hahn is not most people. The team entered last offseason faced with the difficult decision of what to do with Alexei Ramirez. Ramirez...
Via BP South Side
4 days ago

How Much Will Jose Abreu Earn In 2017?

Three years ago, the White Sox signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu to a franchise-record six-year, $68MM contract.  Abreu kicked off his MLB career with a monster 2014 campaign, winning Rookie of the Year and finishing fourth in the MVP voting.  His offensive production has declined steadily since then, but still remains above average.  Now, Abreu is presented with an important decision...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

White Sox stay within organization to fill Renteria's staff

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox are sticking within their organization to fill new manager Rick Renteria's staff. Joe McEwing replaces Renteria as bench coach after spending the past five seasons as third-base coach. He previously managed in the White Sox system. Nick Capra takes over as third-base coach after five years as Chicago's director of player development. He is entering...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche, son to throw out first pitch before Nats game

Adam LaRoche made a somewhat shocking decision to leave $13 million on the table and retire before the season when the Chicago White Sox gave him a hard time about his son hanging out in the clubhouse. LaRoche’s former team, the Washington Nationals, never had a problem with Drake being around. In fact, the Nats are ready to welcome Adam and Drake back for a ceremonial first pitch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura announces he's out as White Sox manager

CHICAGO (AP) Robin Ventura has announced he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season. Speaking after Chicago's season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Ventura said it was ''a personal decision.'' Ventura was in the last year of his contract. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Replacing White Sox hero Robin Ventura will be tough, but Rick Renteria deserves the shot

Rick Renteria is reportedly going to be the next manager of the Chicago White Sox, replacing Robin Ventura. Ventura is one of the most recognizable former White Sox players of the modern era. There’s Frank Thomas, of course. But after Thomas, there’s a very small group that includes Ventura, who sits 13th on the all-time White Sox WAR leaderboard. Ventura’s playing career...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura expected to be done as White Sox manager

Robin Ventura’s five-year stint as Chicago White Sox manager appears to be drawing to a close. According to a report by Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday, the White Sox are not expected to retain Ventura and instead are preparing to replace him with bench coach Rick Renteria. Ventura, a former member of the White Sox during his playing career, ascended...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota low: Rodon, White Sox send Twins to 103rd loss

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Rodon tied an AL record by striking out the first seven batters and Tim Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle to lead the Chicago White to a 7-3 win Friday night, handing the Twins their 103rd loss - the most since the franchise moved to Minnesota. Rodon (9-10) gave up three hits and three walks while striking out 10 over six innings, giving up three runs...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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