White Sox agree to 1-year deals with OF Garcia, 2B Lawrie

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with outfielder Avisail Garcia and a $3.5-million, one-year deal with second baseman Brett Lawrie. The 25-year-old Garcia hit .245 with 12 home runs, 51 RBIs and 59 runs over 120 games last season. Lawrie, 26, missed the final 10 weeks because of a hamstring injury and knee pain. He batted .248...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Five teams chasing Chris Sale, asking price high

There is an active trade market for White Sox ace lefty Chris Sale, but a high asking price is holding things up for now. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, five teams are leading the pack for Sale: Washington, Houston, Texas, Boston, and Atlanta. However, the asking price is said to be very high, with Chicago asking Washington for star rookie Trea Turner in preliminary discussions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox May Need To Buy In Order to Sell

I have made myself clear on what I think the White Sox should be doing to the point where people are probably sick of hearing it. Briefly, my opinion is that they don’t have that many holes, but rather, the holes they have are just really, really bad ones. Therefore, it should be easy to make significant improvements and cheaply–if you accept that they’re somehow broke–and...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

White Sox plans could clear up at Meetings

White Sox fans have patiently waited for a sign of their team's direction regarding 2017 and beyond. Any sort of hint would be helpful. That information should be coming next week at baseball's Winter Meetings, which begin on Monday.
Via WhiteSox.com
2 days ago

Garcia among White Sox non-tender options

Teams have until 10:59 p.m. CT on Friday to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. Third baseman Todd Frazier, 2B Brett Lawrie, RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Jake Petricka, LHP Dan Jennings and RHP Miguel Gonzalez join Avisail Garcia in this category. First baseman Jose Abreu also opted into arbitration and out of his three guaranteed years during this offseason.
Via WhiteSox.com
3 days ago

Revisiting the top of the 2014 draft

Carlos Rodon still looks like a good choice for the White Sox, more so after the Alex Jackson trade Leading up to the 2014 draft, just about all draft observers were convinced that the White Sox were dead-set on a pitcher with the third pick. Preferring college pitchers over prep arms, they liked Carlos Rodon over talented high school lefty Brady Aiken and hard-throwing righty Tyler...
Via South Side Sox
3 days ago

Where Chris Sale’s Numbers Fell Off a Cliff

There’s no such thing as a bad reason to talk about the best players in baseball. Chris Sale is one of them, and it would make sense to write something about him just because. I mean, who doesn’t like to think about Chris Sale! Bring him up the next time you’re having a conversation with a baseball fan friend. It doesn’t even have to be a conversation about baseball itself...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: offseason rumors

The Chicago White Sox finished another season as fourth place in the American League Central, and now offseason transactions rumors will be beginning to fly around the league. I stated as the season came to a close that the White Sox might be best suited to begin to rebuild with a liquidation of its best player assets, and predictably that same idea is going to be what rumors will...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox purchase contracts of Engel, Goldberg, May

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have purchased the contracts of outfielder Adam Engel, right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg and outfielder Jacob May from Triple-A Charlotte. Engel combined to hit .259 with seven home runs, 46 RBIs, 90 runs and 45 steals over 129 games between Class A Winston-Salem, Double-A Birmingham and Charlotte last season. Goldberg was 3-5 with a 2.70 ERA...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: MLB Presidential Nicknames

The MLB players and United States Presidents in the following questions share a common name. All you need to do is guess that name. Clues: 1. Right Fielder on 2004 Red Sox has same last name as only president to resign from office. 2. Peanut-farming Georgian and man who won 1993 WS with walk-off HR. 3. All-time WS wins leader and butter-footed Michigan gridiron star. 4. Man...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

John Danks reportedly planning to make comeback in 2017

We apparently haven’t seen the last of veteran left-hander John Danks. According to a report by Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball on Wednesday, Danks is planning to make a comeback in 2017. John Danks plans on pitching in 2017. Good comeback candidate. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 16, 2016 The 31-year-old Danks was released by the Chicago White Sox in May 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois’ Kenny Golladay Shines Under Hometown Lights

Growing up on the Southside of Chicago, Kenny Golladay occasionally watched the White Sox play at then-U.S. Cellular Field. On Wednesday night, he grasped the opportunity to perform at the same site and flourished on Roger “Sodfather” Bossard’s work of art. For Golladay, though, the only ambiance he desired was the NCAA’s standard 18-foot goal post. “To be back where I...
Via The Student Section
23 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox GM hints at long-term rebuilding project

The Chicago White Sox have been trying and failing to contend for several years now, but according to general manager Rick Hahn, they may be about to break that cycle. Hahn said in a media session Tuesday that the team would do less in terms of “looking for stopgaps” and aim for a more long-term plan. “We’ve always been focused on putting ourselves in the best position...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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