White Sox Rumors & News

  • White Sox more likely to move Eaton than Abreu

    12 Up "The Chicago White Sox are looking to trade some of their big name players after a disappointing season in 2016 where they finished with a 78-84 season. They also have struggled in the past few seasons as well. While there has been talk about the White Sox trading starter Chris Sale, there..." December 02

  • The latest on the Chris Sale derby

    Fanrag Sports "Superstar White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is on the block, and it appears at least five teams are starting to separate themselves at the forefront of talks: the Nationals, Astros, Red Sox, Rangers and Braves. That doesn’t mean that any one of these teams is sure to get him, or even that Sale..." December 02

  • Why the new CBA will keep Japanese phenom Shohei Otani from coming to MLB

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA -- which still has to be ratified by both sides -- will introduce some wrinkles to the international free-agent signing system. As it turns out, those..." December 01

  • Four teams to keep an eye on at the 2017 Winter Meetings

    Yardbarker "On Wednesday night, the baseball world got good news when the league's owners and the players union came to an agreement regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new CBA will be in place for the next five years and while both sides made concessions that people are moaning about, the most..." December 01

  • MLB bans smokeless chewing tobacco for new players in new CBA

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement-- one that will cover the next five years. One of the most interesting aspects of the new CBA is the decision to ban chewing tobacco. Here are the details,..." December 01

  • All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series

    Hardball Talk "The Associated Press reported early Thursday morning that, as a part of the new collective bargaining agreement, home-field advantage in the World Series will no longer be determined by the All-Star Game. Home-field advantage will now be awarded to the pennant winner with the better regular season..." December 01

  • MLB, MLBPA Agree To New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "The league and union have announced a “tentative five-year labor agreement,” noting that “the parties continue to draft” the final deal. 7:47pm: Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." December 01

  • No lockout vote scheduled yet for Wednesday as MLB's labor deal nears expiration

    ESPN "Even as the clock ticked down toward the midnight expiration of Major League Baseball's labor agreement and a potential work stoppage, MLB had yet to schedule a lockout vote by owners, sources told ESPN late Wednesday afternoon. While that was viewed by people around the sport as another..." November 30

  • MLB, union can’t afford to ruin 20-plus years of labor peace

    New York Post "Would Major League Baseball, in the wake of a highly successful season that culminated in a World Series for the ages, actually turn off its lights and shut its doors? Wednesday marks the first last chance to avoid such an unforeseen blow. The game’s collective bargaining agreement..." November 30

  • McGwire, Steinbrenner, Selig among Hall of Fame candidates for new Veterans Committee

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has revamped its Veterans Committee many times in the past several years. Mostly because its committee of veterans has had a bad habit of, you know, not electing anyone, and what’s the point of having one if no one ever makes it in? And yes, this is a bit of a problem...." November 30

  • White Sox In No Hurry To Trade Chris Sale

    CBSChicago.com "Plenty of speculation about an eventual landing spot for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale will dominate the baseball news cycle the rest of this week as the start of the Winter Meetings await Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just outside of Washington D.C. The..." November 29

  • Owners back off demand for international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports a development from the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations: the owners, he says, have backed off their demand for an international draft as a requirement for a new CBA. Rosenthal says that they did so out of a “desire to move talks forward.” As we’ve discussed on..." November 29

  • World Baseball Classic may end after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The plug may soon be pulled on the World Baseball Classic. Cristian Moreno of ESPN reported Monday that unless revenues improve for the 2017 edition of the WBC, there may not be any more in the future. The hope was that the WBC would serve as a global showcase for the sport, much like the..." November 29

  • Nationals in position to make splash in winter meetings

    CBS Sports "With the winter meetings a week away, it's time to kindle the hot stove. One team well-positioned to do just that? The Washington Nationals. Fresh off a Divisional Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Nationals have every reason to act aggressively this winter, all with an eye on pushing..." November 29

  • With MLB lockout looming, Latin American players take stand vs. international draft

    CBS Sports "Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday, and the owners have already mentioned the possibility of a lockout if the two sides do not agree to terms. Obviously neither MLB nor the MLBPA wants a work stoppage after 21 years of labor peace. There's too much money..." November 28

  • 6 'can't-touch' players that could be the key to a Chris Sale trade

    Fox Sports "“Can’t do that.” That’s the phrase baseball people often use when confronted with the possibility of trading a top young player. Can’t do that. Won’t do that. Don’t even go there. The availability of White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, however, creates a different landscape — or at least, it..." November 28

  • Anthony Ranaudo Signs With KBO’s Samsung Lions

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Anthony Ranaudo has signed a one-year deal with the Korea Baseball Organization’s Samsung Lions, the club announced (h/t Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net, on Twitter). The 27-year-old, who was released by the White Sox to pursue the opportunity, will earn a $1.05MM salary. Once a top-100 prospect..." November 23

  • Sources: Baseball's 21-year run of labor peace could be in jeopardy

    Fox Sports "Baseball’s streak of 21 consecutive years of labor peace is in jeopardy. The owners will consider voting to lock out the players if the two sides cannot reach a new collective-bargaining agreement by the time the current deal expires on Dec. 1, according to sources with knowledge of the..." November 22

  • Jose Quintana, Not Chris Sale, Is Top MLB Offseason Trade Target

    Bleacher Report "In a winter during which aces are in short supply, the hot-stove trade market seems to revolve around Chris Sale. And he's not even the best thing on the market. Let's make a case for the Chicago White Sox's other left-handed stud: Jose Quintana. He's also good, and he may also be available..." November 22

  • Five MLB teams that may look far different very soon

    USA Today "Even before the turkey’s in the oven, several teams have hinted at an offseason reshuffling that might significantly change their roster composition for next year. USA TODAY Sports’ Jorge L. Ortiz examines five clubs that could be on the verge of a remake and in which direction they’re..." November 22

  • Mickey Mantle card sells for $1.1M

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The 1952 Topps baseball card of Mickey Mantle is one of the most iconic collectibles of the post-World War II era. Friday morning, it joined an exclusive club, becoming only the second baseball card to top $1 million at a public auction. A card graded 8.5 by Professional Sports Authenticator..." November 20

  • White Sox Willing To Trade Any Player With Less Than Four Years Of Control

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are telling teams that they’re willing to trade any player on their roster who is under team control for less than four years, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports (subscription required). Chicago GM Rick Hahn has already spoken of wanting to pursue longer-term assets this offseason, while..." November 19

  • Blue Jays reportedly looking at Dexter Fowler, Adam Eaton

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays have a couple of targets in mind as they aim to strengthen the top of their order. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Friday, the Blue Jays are looking at lefty-hitting leadoff men with good on-base percentages, including Chicago Cubs free agent..." November 18

  • 7 MLB teams that should trade for White Sox ace Chris Sale

    Fox Sports "A sure sign that the White Sox finally are ready to consider trading ace Chris Sale: They have scheduled 40 throwback jersey dates for their 2017 home schedule. In all seriousness, the franchise seemingly has accepted the fact that a rebuild is necessary, meaning even the 27-year-old ace is..." November 18

  • Braves finalize Colon deal, continue pursuit of Sale

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ average age officially ticked up a few notches Thursday when the team announced the signing of 43-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon, a former Cy Young Award winner who agreed to the one-year, $12.5 million deal last week. They’ve already added a pair of former Cy Young winners in..." November 18

  • MLB is considering major changes to roster sizes

    Fox Sports "A 26-man roster? It could be coming soon to a ballpark near you. The players and owners are discussing the expansion of rosters from 25 players to 26 in exchange for September roster limits, according to sources familiar with the collective-bargaining negotiations. Under the current rules,..." November 17

  • White Sox hire Mark Grudzielanek to manage Triple-A Charlotte

    Hardball Talk "The Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox, announced on Wednesday that former major league middle infielder Mark Grudzielanek will manage the club in 2017." November 16

  • John Danks Hopes To Pitch In 2017

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran left-hander John Danks is aiming for a comeback in 2017, tweets FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. The 31-year-old was released by the White Sox back in May after a woeful start to the season, but if he’s healthy, it’s easy enough to envision several clubs having interest on a low-cost..." November 16

  • Prospect-rich Braves could trade for Gray or Archer if not Sale

    MLB.com "The Chicago White Sox, looking to start a rebuilding phase, have said they'll listen on any player on their roster with three or fewer years of team control remaining, including Chris Sale. The Braves, nearing what they hope will be the final stage of their own rebuild, recently signed veteran..." November 15

  • Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Abreu Named as Witnesses in Smuggling Trial

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball All-Stars Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Abreu are among the names listed on a witness list for a trial against agent Bartolo Hernandez and his associate, Julio Estrada, for smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States. Per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), the..." November 15

  • Six All-Star hitters who could get traded this offseason

    Sporting News "The crop of elite free agents was pretty impressive last offseason. David Price and Zack Greinke both signed deals that topped $200 million. Chris Davis, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Johnny Cueto topped $130 million and seven other guys got deals worth at least $70 million. Lots of money..." November 15

  • Braves Showing Serious Interest in Chris Sale

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves have joined the Chris Sale derby in a big way and are among the teams trying hardest to land one of baseball’s best pitchers. The White Sox listened to offers at the July trade deadline for Sale, but rival teams seem to believe there is a greater likelihood than ever that..." November 15

  • White Sox’s Jose Abreu opts out to earn annual salary through arbitration

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Monday afternoon report from Dan Hayes of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has elected to opt out of the remaining three years of his current contract in order to be paid year-by-year via arbitration. While Abreu had a total of $34 million..." November 14

  • Five potential MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "The 2016-17 season has already yielded a few MLB trades, but there are more to be made. Which ones make the most sense for all teams involved? Where should All-Star pitchers like Sonny Gray and Chris Sale wind up? Can the Red Sox find a home for Pablo Sandoval? How can the champs improve? Would..." November 14

  • White Sox listening to offers for Frazier

    Fox Sports "With the Chicago White Sox watching their neighbors on the north side of the city celebrating a championship, general manager Rick Hahn has hinted a rebuild could be in the works. Veteran third baseman Todd Frazier could be one of the first players to move should Hahn blow things up, as the..." November 10

  • Meet baseball’s next big thing: a ‘Babe Ruth’ pitcher/slugger who may get $300M

    New York Post "Shohei Otani is what this current free-agent market lacks. He is a young, talented starter — already perceived as one of the best pitchers in the world — with the fringe benefit that he actually might be a superb hitter, as well. But Otani is not expected to come to the American majors until..." November 10

  • MLB commissioner talks Trump, pace of play, CBA, international draft and more

    CBS Sports "The GM meetings are ongoing in Arizona, and the first significant hootenanny of the offseason provided MLB commissioner Rob Manfred with the chance to address several issues facing the sport. Here's a sampling of what Manfred had to say on Wednesday regarding those various and sundry matters..." November 09

  • Silverman: Red Sox should be all-in to deal for White Sox’ Sale, Quintana

    Boston Herald "Go try to get Chris Sale, Red Sox. Try very, very hard to go get him. Jose Quintana, another 27-year-old White Sox pitcher who would come relatively cheap and is entering the peak of his career, is the other name the Sox should begin pestering and nagging White Sox general manager Rick Hahn..." November 09

  • GM Rick Hahn hints that rebuild could be on horizon for White Sox

    CSN Chicago "It does Rick Hahn no good from a strategical standpoint to come out and say the White Sox are ready to facilitate the sale of a number of highly-valuable assets this offseason. But if you look at all the hints the White Sox general manager has dropped since he noted in July that the club was..." November 09

  • Levine: White Sox Begin Building For ‘Longer-Term Benefits’

    CBSChicago.com "We hold these truths to be self evident that all offseasons are not created equal. In the case of your Chicago White Sox, this could be a franchise-altering offseason of blockbuster trades and new directions. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn should be the busiest man in baseball. The..." November 08

  • 2016-17 Top 50 MLB Free Agents With Predictions

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Trade Rumors is proud to present our eleventh annual Top 50 Free Agents list! The entire list of available free agents can be found here, and you can filter by position, signing team, and qualifying offer status with our new and improved, mobile-friendly free agent tracker here. New to..." November 08

  • Ken Rosenthal’s Top 10 MLB offseason trade targets

    Fox Sports "The silver lining to the weak free-agent market, at least from a fan’s perspective, is the likelihood that teams will respond by making a large number of trades. What other alternative is there, really? The free-agent market is deep in relievers and right-handed hitters, but that’s about it...." November 07

  • Hot-stove survey: MLB execs answer questions on Sale, Braun and others

    ESPN "Major League Baseball's general managers have wasted little time getting to work since Kris Bryant threw out Michael Martinez for the final out of the World Series. The street sweepers have barely cleaned up from the Chicago Cubs' victory parade, and outfielder Cameron Maybin Starting Monday,..." November 07

  • White Sox Decline 2017 Option On Matt Albers, Release Daniel Webb

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox formally announced that Albers’ option has been declined and also announced that right-hander Daniel Webb has been released. The 27-year-old Webb pitched just one inning for Chicago this season before hitting the disabled list with an arm injury that ultimately proved to be a torn..." November 03

  • White Sox make former Cubs infielder Mark Grudzielanek new Triple-A manager

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox have hired Mark Grudzielanek to be their new Triple-A manager, according to a baseball source. Grudzielanek previously worked as an assistant player development coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Grudzielanek wrapped up a 15-year playing career in 2010. " November 02

  • David Robertson Undergoes Knee Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "White Sox closer David Robertson underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee which plagued him for a portion of the 2016 season, reports MLB.com’s Scott Merkin. The White Sox expect Robertson to be at full strength come Spring Training 2017, Merkin..." November 01

  • The Guaranteed Rate Field era is off to a bad start for the White Sox

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, U.S. Cellular Field will be officially become Guaranteed Rate Field as part of a new naming rights agreement the Chicago White Sox signed earlier in the year. If that name and the White Sox's recent play wasn't embarrassing enough, turns out there's another potential punchline..." November 01

  • Unpredictable Pete Rose is the Charles Barkley of Fox Sports

    Sporting News "Fox Sports has found its own Charles Barkley. He's Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, who's found a second act as TV analyst for FS1's "MLB on Fox" pregame/postgame show. Like Barkley, the 75-year old Rose is direct, unpredictable and wildly entertaining as he analyzes the 2016..." October 27

  • White Sox’s James Shields to opt into final two years of deal

    Today's Knuckleball "Chicago White Sox right-handed pitcher James Shields will opt into the final two years of his current contract, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The veteran hurler is in the midst of a four-year, $75 million contract that he originally signed with the San Diego Padres prior to the start of..." October 27

  • Ken Griffey Jr. to be on the cover of MLB The Show 17

    Sportsnet "Josh Donaldson will be passing the mantle of MLB The Show cover athlete to one of the greatest players of all time. The creators of the video game announced on Twitter Thursday that the Kid, Ken Griffey Jr., will be on the cover for next season’s game. The Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati..." October 27

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