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Chicago White Sox: Rick Hahn GM of the year

If the Chicago White Sox can translate the immense potential they have built within themselves this off-season, Rick Hahn will need to start clearing a space on a shelf in his house for a well deserved GM of the year award. Few things in baseball are harder than having to rebuild a franchise that had won the World Series only 10 years ago. Yet, Hahn appears to have put the Sox in...
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘Rats Gone Wild’ in Wrigleyville Due to Wrigley Field Renovation

According to the Chicago Tribune, a developing problem has apparently took a turn for the worse. Rats, due to the renovation of Wrigley Field, have spilled out into the surrounding neighborhoods and are reportedly wreaking havoc on their property. “The rats have been running rampant. I’m not kidding you,” (area resident Terie) Kata said. “There are people in the alley and...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview with White Sox Prospect Mark Blackmar

I had the opportunity to conduct a brief phone interview with Mark Blackmar, a talented 22-year-old right-handed pitcher in the White Sox organization. He graciously went in-depth on a variety of topics, ranging from his time in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization to his typical off-season habits. Take a look: Austin Burnett: You were drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2011 and...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ronald Belisario Opts Out On Blue Jays Opt Out Clause

According to a reliable source Ronald Belisario did not like the opt out clause in the proposed contract offered by the Toronto Blue Jays. Numerous sources reported yesterday that the the Jays and Belisario had agreed on a minor league deal with a guaranteed $1.7 million if the hurler made the squad out of spring training. Mike Wilner of the Fan 590 reported earlier today that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox bring back Gordon Beckham, designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment

The White Sox have signed infielder Gordon Beckham to one-year contract. Beckham returns to the White Sox on a $2 million deal after being sent to the Angels in August of last season. Beckham will no longer be thought of as a guy to play daily and may end up in a platoon role with the White Sox at either third or second base. To make room for the 28-year-old Beckham, the White...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Gordon Beckham, Designate Dayan Viciedo

The Chicago White Sox signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a one year, $2 million contract on Wednesday, designating Cuban outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham struggled with the Sox in 2014, eventually being traded on August 21st to the Angels. He rounded out the year with a .226 average, 44 RBI, and 9 home runs. The former Georgia Bulldog should act in a utility role...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avisail Garcia, Dayan Viciedo, and Giving Up on Potential

The Chicago White Sox have had an interesting offseason. Even if you share Jeff’s view that they aren’t yet a very good team, you can’t deny that they made some nice additions this winter. The Sox added Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, Zach Duke, Adam LaRoche, Jeff Samardzija, and Emilio Bonifacio to a roster that included […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Baseball Farm Systems Ranked, Cubs #1 – White Sox Huge Jump

ESPN Insider, Keith Law, recently ranked all 30 MLB farm systems and he’s joining the Chicago Cubs hype train. Using a variety of factors, Law ranked the Chicago Cubs’ farm system number one in Major League Baseball, barely edging out the Minnesota Twins. Chicago Cubs The Cubs’ draft strategy under the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime has been to grab a polished hitter in the...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija Shares Crazy Experience On Dan Ryan Chicago Can Relate To

The South Side is happy to see Jeff Samardzija return to Chicago after being traded away by the Cubs on July 4th. This weekend at Sox Fest, Samardzija said the opportunity to play for the White Sox reminded him of a crazy childhood memory on the Dan Ryan expressway before his first game at Comiskey… or was it U.S. Celluar? Not sure. (U.S. Cellular field was built in 1991) Most...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Rookie Pitchers To Watch In 2015

The 2015 MLB season might be a few months away, but many fans are already taking a look at who could be breakout candidates at different positions. One position that always seems to have a few nice rookies is starting pitcher. There is some real talent in the minors, and that means a handful could challenge for the Rookie of the Year award in each league. Here’s a look at the three...
Via Low Brow Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A sense of direction for the White Sox

Since their 2005 World Series triumph, the Chicago White Sox have been to the Playoffs one time. In that span, they have compiled a cumulative record of 718 wins to 741 losses, a .492 win percentage. Basically, the White Sox have been average. The Southsiders, after years of bouncing in and out of playoff contention, were stuck in baseball’s no man’s land: not good enough to...
Via Batting Leadoff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox’ Zach Fish Striving To Be Complete Player

With spring training right around the corner; many young baseball players are putting the finishing touches on their off-season routines so they can enter spring camp in excellent shape to earn a promotion, and build off the success they had last season. Focused on state of the art training, Chicago White Sox prospect Zach Fish has left his home in Michigan to return to Oklahoma...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Finds Another Great Pitch

I’m not sure that we talk about how great Chris Sale is often enough. That’s relatively easily explained, I suppose; after all, with offense down across baseball, there’s more great-looking starting pitchers than ever, and even just within Sale’s division last year we found Corey Kluber, James Shields, Yordano Ventura, Max Scherzer, David Price, Anibal […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Chicago Sports: Tribune’s tribute to Ernie Banks

Nice touch today by my sports section. He truly went beyond the Cubs. Even die-hard White Sox fans like myself loved Ernie. … Continue Reading
Via Sherman Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox hire former speedster Coleman as baserunning coach

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor. General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team's annual fan convention. Coleman, the last player with 100 steals in a season when he finished with 109 in 1987, will work with major leaguers and minor leaguers throughout the season. The...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hahn senses optimism around White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Whether he's out on the town or simply checking messages, general manager Rick Hahn can sense the excitement and optimism surrounding the Chicago White Sox. He joked that the ''voice mails in the middle of the night have changed in tenor.'' For that, he says ''thank you.'' The vibe when Hahn and manager Robin Ventura took the stage Saturday during the team's fan convention...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #108: David Robertson | RP | CHW

Who’s ready to talk about a relief pitcher? “I am,” the author said begrudgingly. It should come as no surprise to you by now, but I really, really hate wasting words on relief pitchers. Give me a closer depth chart, give me a basic tiering of options with job security, give me some next-in-line options and a couple deep sleepers, and I’m good to go. But like it or not,...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Chicago White Sox’s top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Carlos Rodon LHP: Rodon is not just the best pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #116: Melky Cabrera | OF | CHW

I should start this post with full disclosure: I’m a big Melky Cabrera fan. When he came up for the Yankees in 2005, playing center field as a 21-year-old rookie, I was really excited (obviously, I’m a Yankees fan). But, when Joe Torre decided to let him start against the Red Sox in a huge July game at the height of that rivalry, I knew that was a bad idea. As exciting as he...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #121: Alexei Ramirez | SS | CHW

On April 16 of last season, Alexei Ramirez set a White Sox club record by hitting safely in the first 16 games of the season. That was only the beginning. After two down seasons in which his power seemed to have vanished, the former 15 HR player had the look of a swing-happy, slap-hitting, speed-only player who maintained fantasy value solely by virtue of his shortstop eligibility...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Around The Diamond: Catching Conundrum

Our positional previews continue with a look behind the dish. While there is a heck of a lot to be excited about when it comes to the 2015 Chicago White Sox, the catcher position leaves much to be desired. In most people’s minds, there are four, maybe five names to watch for when it comes to White Sox catchers when it comes to 2015. When you hear each name, you’ll probably groan...
Via Grab Some Bench
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Samardzija one and done in Chicago?

During this past off-season, the Chicago White Sox presented their fans with the type of furious spending spree that is usually witnessed on the Northside of the city. General manager Rick Hahn diligently worked the phone lines and trade routes to bring the team on the precipice of a World Series contender. But as exciting as a potential magical season sounds to the fan base, the...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: bullpen set to destroy 2015 season

The Chicago White Sox have reloaded rather than rebuilt their team this off-season, which has put them in a position to make a strong playoff push for 2015. On paper, they have strengthened their former weaknesses at starting pitching, closer, and left field. Jeff Samardzija provides them with that illusive number two starter that they have struggled finding to pair up with their...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox still aren't a very good team

The White Sox won’t stop. I mean, at some point they will, because they’ll have to, and maybe they’ve reached that point now that they’ve signed Melky Cabrera, but Rick Hahn and the rest of his front office have had an incredibly busy month, adding to a roster that featured a handful of big-leaguers and […]
Via Fangraphs
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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