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Chicago White Sox try to Rescue Season After Sixth Straight win

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) The Chicago White Sox have been an inconsistent team throughout the season. The group has been disappointing after an offseason when management brought in key players to help bolster...
Via The Sports Journal
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs-White Sox trade that would rock Chicago, MLB

What if the White Sox decided to trade Chris Sale? What if it were to the Cubs? Here's what it could look like.
Via The Sports Post
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox Are Pushing For October

The White Sox current roster, much of which was assembled over this past offseason, has largely underperformed as a group in 2015. Additions Melky Cabrera and Adam LaRoche have failed to hit as expected. Avisail Garcia has not taken the leap forward many expected. Jeff Samardzija was pitching to the tune of a 4.56 ERA at the end of June, and Jose Abreu has regressed as has Adam...
Via Baseball Essential
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Betts' dazzling grab tumbling over fence overturned, BoSox fall

  The Chicago White Sox hit two home runs, one needing a video replay and the other leaving someone in need of a new windshield. Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and the surging White Sox won their sixth straight, beating the Boston Red Sox 9-4 on Tuesday night. "We've been swinging the bats good. You don't want to think about it," White Sox manager...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox battle with bats, leave mitts in locker room.

Monday night found the Chicago White Sox slugging it out with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway, and it might as well have been an old-school Chicago-style softball game. An Illinois tavern-sponsored tradition and sports anomaly, the actual softball is the infamous 16-inch circumference “Clincher” Needless to say, the big, slow, underhand-pitched ball makes for a juicy target, and...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Got a Broom, Its a SWEEP

Yes, Sox fans you are reading that correctly. The win today with Carlos Rodon on the mound, to be honest I was kinda worried with him getting belted last time out. He is getting better and I would like to think that Chris talks with him after the his games to help him get better. Carlos Sanchez belted his second home run today, his first was in last nights game. Alexei Ramirez puts...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox reinstate Bonifacio on bereavement list

CLEVELAND (AP) The Chicago White Sox have reinstated infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the bereavement list and optioned infielder Leury Garcia to Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox announced the moves before Sunday's game at Cleveland. Bonifacio, who is hitting .160 with three RBIs in 44 games, was placed on the bereavement list Thursday. Garcia singled in that game in his only plate...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: first year of a three year window?

The 2015 season has not been very kind to the Chicago White Sox. An off-season centered around a spending spree not seen around these parts very often resulted in disastrous results. Currently, the Sox are in the 5th and last place of the American League Central. Given that they are a whopping 12.5 games out of first, any hopes of competing any time soon have been dashed by the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sale, White Sox cruise past Indians 10-3

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Sale allowed two runs in seven innings and the Chicago White Sox used a five-run first to power past the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Saturday night. Sale (9-5) cruised after being handed the big lead before taking the mound. The left-hander struck out seven to regain the American League lead with 170. Sale allowed seven hits and didn't walk a batter. Jose Abreu...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels find replacement for David Freese, acquire Conor Gillaspie from Chicago White Sox

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim added depth to their infield on Friday, as they acquired infielder Conor Gillaspie from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash. The 28-year-old Gillaspie was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Sunday. In 58 games for the White Sox this season, Gillaspie was batting .237 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 15 RBIs. He started 50 games...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox offense has been impressively poor

Brayan Pena is a 33-year-old backup catcher who has amassed 1820 PA across 11 seasons, producing a .259/.299/.352 line and a 75 wRC+. The takeaway point from that first sentence is that Brayan Pena has been among the worst hitters in the league over the last decade, which is probably something you knew about him […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox promote former Olympic speed skater in minor-league system

The former Olympic speed skater-turned-baseball-player has continued to impress those in the White Sox organization. Eddy Alvarez, an Olympic short track speed skating silver medalist, was promoted to High-A Winston-Salem on Wednesday. The 25-year-old shortstop hit .285 with a.408 on-base percentage, two home runs, 23 doubles and 39 RBI in 89 games for Single-A Kannapolis this season...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley looks to continue hot steak against Samardzija, White Sox

Jeff Samardzija appears to be the most enticing and available trade option possessed by the Chicago White Sox. With his club looking to avoid a fifth straight defeat, Samardzija could be making one of his last starts for the visiting White Sox on Thursday night against the Cleveland Indians. While Chicago (42-50) could be listening to offers for ace Chris Sale, Samardzija (6-5, 4...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Rodon’s Lack of Control Hurts Chicago White Sox in Loss

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 21: Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox reacts on the pitcher’s mound after walking Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals (not pictured) at U.S. Cellular Field on July 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon could get himself out of most of the jams that he trapped himself...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jeff Samardzija become a Houston Astro? — Part 2

On Sunday (July 19), the Chicago White Sox moved steps closer to being sellers for the season as they dropped three of their four game series with the 2014 AL Champion / Central division rival Kansas City Royals. In my recent Will Jeff Samardzija become a Houston Astro? – Part I entry (July 18), I suggested that the outcome of the Royals series, at this crucial point in the season...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Roster Update: Conor Gillaspie Designated for Assignment, Tyler Saladino Remains at Third Base

Chicago White Sox utility man flashing the leather in a game against the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular on June 18, 2015 — Tyler Courtney Chicago — It didn’t take long for White Sox manager Robin Ventura to call up an extra arm to assist his bullpen that combined for 12 2/3 innings of work the past two days against the Kansas City Royals. The South Siders reinstated right...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals can't solve Danks, fall to White Sox 2-0

CHICAGO -- John Danks pitched four-hit ball into the seventh, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 Friday to split a day-night doubleheader. The White Sox shook off a 4-2 loss in the opener to win for the 10th time in 14 games, with Danks (5-8) dominating on the mound. Avisail Garcia tripled and scored on a single by Tyler Flowers in the second inning. Melky...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Underachieving White Sox Aiming To Turn Things Around In Second Half

The Chicago White Sox haven’t enjoyed a highly successful first half to the 2015 MLB season. After a much-needed All-Star break, they’ll hope they can band together and enjoy a significantly better run during the second half. Having ace Chris Sale backing them certainly helps, being one of the main attractions for White Sox tickets, and Sale should start off next weekend well...
Via Grab Some Bench
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: rotation ready to be broken up

With this much quality in the starting rotation, the 2015 Chicago White Sox still found a way to flounder toward a 41-44 record, good for 4th worst in all of the American League. With little sign of hope in making any type of run before the July 31st trading deadline, all attention has turned toward that devastatingly despised word, “rebuilding.” As the team is built mostly...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawk Harrelson has joined Twitter

Thursday’s Blue Jays-White Sox game at US Cellular Field was a #SoxSocial day, and CSN Chicago embraced social media like they never have before. They got Hawk Harrelson to join Twitter. You can put on me on Twitter… YESS! — Hawk Harrelson (@HawkHarrelson) July 9, 2015 It's official: @HawkHarrelson and @stevestone are on Twitter. Time to get #SoxSocial! pic.twitter.com...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buehrle drank beer during World Series game he pitched

Baseball players have been known to let themselves go in the clubhouse on occasion and pop open a cold one, especially on days when they’re not in the lineup. From the mythical stories of Babe Ruth hitting 714 home runs on a steady diet of hot dogs and beer to the more recent tales of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting Chris Sale’s strikeout streak in historical perspective

By striking out 12 St. Louis Cardinals hitters on Tuesday night, Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox tied Pedro Martinez’s record for striking out at least ten hitters in eight games in a row. The feat is an impressive one, requiring a consistent level of performance for more than a month. Only four pitchers […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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