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WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Two White Sox Players Up For 2014 Gold Glove

According to Daryl Van Schouwen, White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, two White Sox players are finalists for the Gold Glove this season. CF Adam Eaton and SS Alexei Ramirez among three finalists at their positions for AL Gold Glove Award. Ramirez won AL Silver Slugger in '10. — Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) October 23, 2014 Mark Buehrle was the last member...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Abreu's performance could earn another big payday in 2017

As a rookie, Jose Abreu made big ballparks look tiny and great pitchers appear mortal. His performance could dictate he receives another big payday after two more seasons. One of the stipulations in Abreu’s six-year, $68-million contract is that the first baseman can opt out of the guaranteed salaries for the final three seasons and into arbitration. Abreu, who was named The Sporting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The ‘Most Popular’ Team In Chicago Will Surprise You, And It’s Not Even Close

According to a recent report, Chicago easily has the most faithful fans on social media when compared to New York and L.A.  When the votes are broken down per team, you might be surprised to find out who Chicago’s ‘top team’ really is. How The Data Was Compiled DNAinfo Chicago compiled a report based off Facebook’s Ad Manager which allows certain pages to be broken down...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those numbers were, obviously, excellent but not surprising—and he also batted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu Wins Rookie of the Year

The Chicago White Sox have announced that first baseman Jose Abreu has won American League Rookie of the Year. According the their facebook page: Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named American League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News.  Abreu, 27, received 149 votes to outdistance Los Angeles’ Matt Shoemaker (4), New York’s Dellin Betances and Masahiro Tanaka...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about things other than baseball. Very smart, clever and possessing an insight on numerous issues...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois store puts Cardinals tissues on sale

Yeah, the White Sox may suck. Yeah, the Cubs may suck. But dammit, this Dekalb, Illinois store is going to take glee in the Cardinals NLCS loss come hell or high water. @darrenrovell Just found this for the Cardinals fans to wipe their tears.. 2 for $1! Schnucks, Dekalb, IL. pic.twitter.com/HnTx6PQmAo — Brandon James (@anomal0us) October 17, 2014 HOW RUDE. Yet, very well-played...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Hurt: Frank Thomas set to take big stage at World Series for Fox

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on Frank Thomas, who will be analyzing the World Series for Fox. You can access the entire column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. From the column: ******* Baseball came easily to Frank Thomas as he was on the fast track, barely spending a season in the minors before launching his Hall of Fame career with the White Sox in 1990. Broadcasting...
Via Sherman Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Adding left handed power will be an offseason focus

The Chicago White Sox appear to be going young with both Carlos Rodon and second baseman Micah Johnson expected to be big contributors in their first years. However with stars like Chris Sale and Jose Abreu, who are among the best at their respective positions, a complete rebuild will not be necessary for them to compete. As they enter the offseason, Bruce Levine is reporting...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox should have at least $4 million more for payroll in 2015

If their overall baseball expenditures are the same as 2014, the White Sox should have at least an extra $4 million for payroll next season. Those additional funds, which could exceed $4.5 million, come from reduced spending on the amateur draft and international market for 2015. Last season, the White Sox budgeted roughly $15 million for amateur and international signing bonuses...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Alexei Ramirez could be dealt

If there is one player that is proven in the Chicago White Sox lineup, it would be their shortstop, Alexei Ramirez.  He has been a staple in their lineup for the past seven years, and is someone who is under team control until 2016. But even though he is signed with Chicago for the next two seasons, Ramirez is a player that could be traded entering this upcoming offseason.  Not...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Rumors: Micah Johnson early favorite at second base

The ChicagoWhite Sox will head into next season with a mission to go young.  As I reported earlier they have a plan to have 2014 first round pick Carlos Rodon compete for a rotation spot.  There have also now been reports from ESPN Chicago, that top second baseman Micah Johnson is going to compete for the starting second baseman job in camp and is the early favorite.The 23-year...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Off-Season Needs: Position Players

The 2014 version of the White Sox was certainly an improvement over the 2013 team. In record alone the team improved 10 games from last season. And while a 73 win season is certainly nothing to write home about, there was plenty to be excited about. However, if the Sox want to compete next year, or in the next few years, they still have plenty of work to do. Here we are going to...
Via Grab Some Bench
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko leaves tribute to family in infield dirt

I’m not going to lie to you, I’m kinda glad the Paul Konerko retirement train left the station long after the Derek Jeter lovefest began. Because after this last weekend of the baseball season, the longtime Chicago White Sox star’s final games have made me feel all the feels. Sox fan Chris Claeys returning Konerko’s 2005 grand slam ball, his new statue at U.S. Cellular Field…that...
Via Hall of Very Good
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Konerko thanks White Sox fans before he retires

You may have missed it among the endless parade of Derek Jeter ceremonies, but Paul Konerko is also retiring after the 2014 season. Konerko thanked White Sox fans in this tremendous video recapping his excellent career on the South Side. In 16 seasons with the White Sox, Konerko hit .281/.357/.491 with 432 homers. He was a six-time All-Star, and received MVP votes in five different...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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