Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
Sportsnet.ca "Melky Cabrera’s split from the Toronto Blue Jays, essentially decided when the team signed Russ Martin and traded for Michael Saunders, was finalized Sunday when the left-fielder reportedly reached agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a $42-million, three-year deal. The pending signing, yet..." December 15
Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical .
Hardball Talk "Update (12:38 AM EST): Levine says the deal should be in the “$45 million range”. – Bruce Levine of 670 The Score is reporting that the White Sox have signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year deal, pending a physical. The specific terms of the contract are not yet known." December 14
Yahoo! Sports "The name Mark Gilbert may not be familiar to most baseball fans, but the former Chicago White Sox outfielder is primed to do something no other former player has done before. On Friday, the U.S. Senate voted to approve Gilbert's nomination to serve as a U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa,..." December 14
Source: White Sox in serious talks with Mariners on moving Viciedo. Targeting a reliever in return
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
The #WhiteSox, who are searching the marketplace for another OF and bullpen help, are telling teams that LF Dayan Viciedo is available.
ESPN Chicago "The Chicago White Sox pulled off a major shake-up to their pitching staff Monday night, as sources confirmed they acquired both starter Jeff Samardzija in a trade with the Oakland Athletics and former New York Yankees closer David Robertson via free agency. Samardzija likely will be placed in..." December 09
Hahn on Samardzija: "We're going to make every effort in the coming weeks and months to try to make this a long-term relationship."
#Athletics acquire Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt, Josh Phegley and Rangel Ravelo from White Sox for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.
Sources: If the White Sox do deal for Jeff Samardzija, return would be Marcus Semien and prospects. A's would slot Semien in at shortstop.
CBSSports.com "Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, looking for a big bounce-back year, has met with the Red Sox and has meetings set up here at the winter meetings with the Marlins, White Sox and possibly Cubs. Masterson met with Boston in his hometown of Indianapolis on Saturday. Masterson broke into the..." December 08
SB Nation "White Sox executive Kenny Williams appears to be a target in the Blue Jays' search for a replacement for their president and CEO, but Chicago is reportedly denying Toronto permission to speak to him. White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams said Sunday he's committed to helping Chicago..." December 08
Chicago Tribune "The White Sox declined to tender 2015 contracts to right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll and left-handed pitcher Scott Snodgress on Tuesday, bringing the club’s 40-man roster to 39. However, the Sox tendered contracts in advance of the Tuesday night deadline to all five of their..." December 03
San Francisco Gate "As I reported yesterday, the White Sox are among the teams with interest in Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija, and while many outlets today are reporting that shortstop Alexei Ramirez is the A’s target, I’m hearing that minor-league shortstop Tim Anderson is also a player Oakland likes a..." December 01
Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox would put their money where their mouths are if they pull off a trade with the Oakland Athletics for Jeff Samardzija. The former Cubs right-hander, whose presence between Chris Sale and Jose Quintana in the starting rotation would instantly legitimize the Sox’ threat to the Tigers..." November 30
Hardball Talk "Outfielder Tony Campana announced on Twitter that he signed with the White Sox. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish confirms that it’s a minor league deal. Campana, 28, doesn’t bring a whole lot with the bat — he has a career .584 OPS — but he can play all three outfield positions and he brings a..." November 29
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians haven't shown a lot of interest in Justin Masterson outside of some early contact at the start of the free agent season. That doesn't mean their former ace will be a stranger come next season. Masterson, 30, has received inquiries from the four other teams in the AL Central –..." November 28
ESPN Chicago "The Chicago White Sox made the signing of Adam LaRoche official Tuesday, coming to terms on a two-year, $25 million contract with the first baseman. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll was designated for assignment. LaRoche,35, who batted .259 with 26 home..." November 26
The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract.
Hardball Talk "If you can catch, you’re valuable. Miguel Montero can catch, ergo: The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero . . . Among the teams the Diamondbacks have spoken to about Montero are the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles..." November 21
CBSSports.com "The White Sox, who seek a left-handed hitter, are considering a pursuit of free-agent outfield star Melky Cabrera. The move would make sense for the improving White Sox, who struggled from the No. 2 position in the batting order last year. They posted a .279 on-base percentage out of that spot,..." November 20
Hardball Talk "Ronaldo Belisario, who served as the White Sox’s closer for part of this season, has been designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster. Belisario was arbitration eligible, so the White Sox made this move rather than simply non-tendering the 32-year-old right-hander ahead of the..." November 20
CBSSports.com "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19
Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Tuesday afternoon that the Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche. Now we can go ahead and add a few more teams to the list. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is hearing from sources that the White Sox and Padres have also..." November 19
Zach Duke, went 5-1 w/ 2.45 ERA in 58 2/3 IP, struck out 74. He and #WhiteSox have agreed to a deal per an MLB source.
Hardball Talk "If you haven’t been following former major leaguer Jose Canseco on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Recently, he tweeted about how his finger — surgically reattached after he had accidentally shot it off — fell off during a poker tournament. Now, Canseco tweets, he’s selling both the severed..." November 18
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
CBSSports.com "The other team in Chicago could be a player this winter, too. While the beloved Cubs are the "it" team this winter and should be connected to many, if not most, of the top free agents, the White Sox quietly have put themselves into position to make some impactful offseason moves, as..." November 11
MLB.com "The Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards were announced on Monday, with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu the unanimous selection in the American League and Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom taking home the honor in the NL. Abreu is the first White Sox winner since Ozzie Guillen in 1985...." November 11
CBSChicago.com "The White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, the 33-year-old All-Star who has been high on the list of several big-market teams. The interested teams include the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. All of these franchises are looking for a..." November 07
CSN Chicago "Jose Quintana is getting two raises within the same calendar year. The second adds $5.5 million of value onto the original five-year, $21-million extension the White Sox pitcher signed in March. The White Sox expected this would happen when they originally signed Quintana, who went 9-11 with..." November 06
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
MLB Daily Dish "Free agent outfielder Norichika Aoki, less than a week removed from a Game 7 loss in the World Series, could find himself a member of the White Sox at some point this offseason. According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Sox have "a lot of interest" in the former Royals outfielder following..." November 04
MLB Daily Dish "Infielder Kevin Youkilis has decided to retire from baseball after a ten-year major league career, according to a tweet from his agency, Pro Star Management. Youkilis spent the 2014 season in Japan, appearing in 21 games for the Rakuten Golden Eagles. In ten major league seasons with the Red..." October 30
ESPN.com "Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the..." October 25
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
CSN Chicago "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..." October 23
Sporting News "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..." October 20
CSN Chicago "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..." October 15