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South Side Spring Training 5: White Sox Win Championship

1. The break Nate Jones and David Robertson took from White Sox camp to help the US win the World Baseball Classic is officially over after the team’s 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in Wednesday’s title game. The two and a half weeks and eight games the US played in over that period provided them with less work than either pitcher would’ve had otherwise — Jones tosses four innings...
Via BP South Side
7 hours ago

White Sox youthful core building bonds

A White Sox scout made an interesting observation after the team moved their top five prospects per MLBPipeline.com to the Minor Leagues Tuesday afternoon
Via WhiteSox.com
14 hours ago

Report: White Sox continue to work on Jose Quintana trade

The Chicago White Sox seem determined to get a Jose Quintana trade done before the start of the season.Jim Bowden of ESPN reports on Wednesday that the White Sox continue to work on moving the All-Star left-hander and could have a deal done before Opening Day with the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves being mentioned as the likeliest possibilities. The White Sox have been dangling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Engel among 4 White Sox sent to Minor Leagues

Outfielder Adam Engel and Tommy Kahnle were optioned to Triple-A Charlotte, while the club also reassigned left-handed pitcher Jace Fry and catcher Roberto Pena to Minor League camp on Wednesday.
Via WhiteSox.com
22 hours ago

White Sox lock up Tim Anderson with a bargain extension

Tim Anderson’s deal is the latest in a series of very team-friendly contracts the White Sox have handed out to young players recently. Over the last decade, the Tampa Bay Rays have been famous for their propensity to lock up their young talent to early long-term contracts. The comprehensive list is long and distinguished, and ranges from Carl Crawford’s $15.25-million contract...
Via Beyond The Box Score
1 day ago

Making Tyler Saladino a main course

Coming into the 2017 season, the White Sox infield looked fairly set. There weren’t really any questions as to who would be playing where, at least not until the service time shuffle games passed and Yoan Moncada getting called up became a realistic proposition. Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier would man the corners (until one of them — looking at you, Frazier — gets traded)....
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

White Sox sign Tim Anderson to 6 year/$25 MM deal

And just like that, the rumblings that the White Sox and Tim Anderson were working out a long-term contract have been proven true. According to Colleen Kane the sides have agreed to a six year deal worth $25MM with two additional option years believed to be worth and additional $26.5MM. It may seem a bit early to buy out the pre-free agent years of someone who hasn’t yet reached...
Via BP South Side
2 days ago

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Chicago White Sox by Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer

There`s a big change of plans on the South Side.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox, Tim Anderson talking multi-year deal

Good According to MLB.com's Scott Merkin, the White Sox are discussing a long-term extension with shortstop Tim Anderson. The White Sox are "no commenting" the report and no announcement is expected today. For what it's worth, Jon Heyman confirmed the report. Anderson has been out of the lineup the past three days with a "personal matter". Serious negotiations regarding a multi...
Via South Side Sox
2 days ago

Carlos Rodon looks like himself in spring debut

White Sox’ No. 2 starter shows no signs of rust in delayed start If you hadn’t followed Carlos Rodon’s spring and assumed that Sunday was a regular start on a regular schedule, you would have been hard-pressed to know he had been the subject of some concern. Rodon held the Angels to just one hit (a squibbed Albert Pujols single through a vacancy in the shift), one walk (to...
Via South Side Sox
2 days ago

White Sox lefty Rodon solid in first start against Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Carlos Rodon finally got on the field Sunday, and the Chicago White Sox left-hander already seems in solid form. Rodon tossed four scoreless innings in his first Cactus League start, striking out five while the White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-2. Chicago held Rodon out of its first 21 spring training games, bringing him along slowly to keep him fresh...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Schwarber welcomes White Sox lefty Holland to Cubs' rivalry

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Derek Holland was warned about Friday's atmosphere. With 12,927 house-divided fans packed into Camelback Ranch, this spring contest between Holland's Chicago White Sox and the crosstown rival Cubs was rather anticipated, as exhibitions go. Kyle Schwarber tagged Holland for a three-run homer and drove in four runs, helping the Cubs beat the White Sox 7-3....
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox P Michael Kopech aiming for 107 mph with fastball

Chicks may dig the long ball, but that is so 1998. (Unless you’re adding new-fangled terms like exit velocity and launch angle.) Nowadays, more baseball fans — regardless of gender — are fascinated by rocket-launcher fastballs. People dig triple-digits on the radar gun.Lighting up radar guns and scoreboards with numbers never seen before has made Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can White Sox’s Michael Kopech throw 107+ mph?

One of the top prospects the Red Sox had to give up to acquire Chris Sale was Michael Kopech, who is known for lighting up radar guns. He hit 105 mph in a minor league game last year that was played in Salem, Va., one of the fastest pitches ever recorded. So it’s clear that the guy can throw some serious gas. And apparently, 105 isn’t even his ceiling. Kopech’s personal trainer...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Giolito on Striking a Balance Between Smart and Simple

For Lucas Giolito, KISS doesn’t mean Keep It Simple Stupid. Given his intellectual curiosity — picking Max Scherzer’s brain didn’t hurt — the acronym more aptly equates to Keep It Simple Smart. Giolito is now in the White Sox organization, having been acquired by Chicago from Washington in December’s Adam Eaton mini-blockbuster. Blessed with a big arm and a made-for...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is There Hope for Brett Lawrie?

Brett Lawrie isn’t quite ready to sign with a club, according to a report by Jim Bowden from Wednesday afternoon. Lawrie is still working through a soft-tissue, lower-body issue. Teams like the Blue Jays, Mets, Rays and Royals reportedly have some level of interest in Lawrie after he was released by the White Sox. What kind of role Lawrie can expect to land is unclear. And what...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays interested in signing Brett Lawrie

Brett Lawrie may be returning to the division where he began his career.Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Tampa Bay Rays “will at least look into” the possibility of signing the free agent infielder as they are “intrigued by his right-handed bat.”Lawrie, 27, batted .248/.310/.413 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs for the Chicago White Sox in 2016 but made just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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