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  • Machado's agent slams 'completely wrong' reports of offers from White Sox

    The Score "Dan Lozano, the representative for superstar infielder Manny Machado, isn't happy with how his client's free agency is being handled through the media. In a statement obtained by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, Lozano expressed anger over how recent reports of the Chicago White..." January 16

  • White Sox reportedly offer Manny Machado $175 million

    Sportsnaut "All-Star infielder Manny Machado has seen his market dwindle to three teams in free agency. It has not been as robust of a winter as the star had hoped — leading people to wonder if the MLB system is broke. If this latest news is any indication, those people could be..." January 16

  • Day after report of eight-year offer to Manny Machado, others say White Sox are sticking at seven years

    NBC Sports Chicago "The late-night frenzy over a reported eight-year offer from the White Sox to Manny Machado is getting some pushback now that the sun has come up. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Sunday night that the White Sox, whose contract offer to Manny Machado had previously been..." January 14

  • White Sox Reportedly Offer Manny Machado Massive 8-Year Deal

    12 Up "The Manny Machado sweepstakes is starting to heat up, and we now have an official offer on the table. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Chicago White Sox have offered Machado an eight-year contract. With the Philadelphia Phillies remaining aggressive on Machado's..." January 14

  • White Sox's long shot pursuit of Manny Machado could be paying off

    Chicago Tribune "As unlikely as it seemed entering the offseason, the White Sox could wind up one of the biggest winners of free agency. A USA Today report suggesting the Phillies are favorites to land Bryce Harper could give the Sox a decided edge in the Manny..." January 14

  • White Sox avoid arbitration with four players

    South Side Sox "On Friday, the Chicago White Sox reached agreements with all four of their remaining arbitration-eligible players. The biggest contract went to José Abreu, who is in his last arbitration-eligible year. He receives a one-year, $16 million deal, and will become a free..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • Report: White Sox Pulling Ahead in Machado Sweeps

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent infielder Manny Machado is reportedly expected to sign with a team "within a week," according to Bruce Levine of 670 The Score in Chicago. Levine noted that the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies are the three teams..." January 09

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • Failing to land Manny Machado — or Bryce Harper — would be a double doink for the White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "If the idea is to make Manny Machado’s comfort zone so big he won’t think twice about choosing the 100-loss White Sox over the 100-win Yankees, the Sox may as well go for broke. After acquiring Machado’s brother-in-law, Yonder Alonso, and signing..." January 09

  • White Sox Designate Ian Clarkin, Announce Kelvin Herrera Signing

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced today that they have designated lefty Ian Clarkin for assignment. His roster spot will go to righty Kelvin Herrera, whose previously reported signing is now official. Clarkin has already been bounced from the White Sox’ 40-man roster once this offseason,..." January 08

  • Report: Phillies and White Sox Will Move on Mike Moustakas as Backup Plan for Manny Machado

    12 Up "With the Manny Machado saga inching closer and closer to a resolution, his suitors are starting to show their hands in terms of backup plans should they not reel in one of the biggest fish in the free agency ocean.  While the New York Yankees already brought in a 'Missed..." January 08

  • White Sox to sign outfielder Jon Jay, friend of Manny Machado: report

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox and free-agent outfielder Jon Jay agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million contract Monday night, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Jay, 33, hit a combined .268 with the Royals and Diamondbacks in 2018. But the intrigue here..." January 08

  • Kelvin Herrera, White Sox Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $18 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "All-Star closer Kelvin Herrera will pitch with the Chicago White Sox next season after reportedly agreeing to a deal on Monday. Per Jeff Passan of ESPN, the right-hander will sign a two-year deal for $18 million with a vesting third-year..." January 07

  • Report: Phillies and White Sox 'Most Aggressive' on Manny Machado as Yankees Play Coy

    12 Up "?The New York Yankees are either putting on a great poker face or just aren't as interested in free agent Manny Machado as many previously thought.  According to MLB insider Bob Nightengale, the Philadelphia Phillies and ?Chicago White Sox have been more..." January 07

  • Report: White Sox Have Given Manny Machado a Formal Offer and Seem to Prefer Him to Bryce Harper

    12 Up "Along with the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago White Sox are believed to have significant interest in free agent shortstop Manny Machado.  After having a meeting with him over two weeks ago, the White Sox have officially made a..." January 03

  • Or maybe not: New report says White Sox won't go over seven years with Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

    NBC Sports Chicago "Some new info trickled out on the Bryce Harper front Wednesday, with ESPN's Jeff Passan writing that the White Sox are willing to guarantee a 10-year deal to the biggest name on the free-agent market. Or maybe not. Hours later, The Score's Bruce Levine..." January 02

  • Bryce Harper Rumors: Phillies, White Sox Willing to Offer 10-Year Contracts

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox are reportedly both willing to offer free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper a 10-year contract. According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Phillies and White Sox are the only organizations other than..." January 02

  • White Sox linked to Mariners slugger Edwin Encarnacion, but where the heck would he play?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The looming decisions of mega free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado might be the only thing on the minds of White Sox fans as the new year approaches, but there are other players out there — and other offseason rumors involving the South Siders. The latest, however, is..." December 31

  • Will White Sox fans get over it if neither Manny Machado nor Bryce Harper comes to the South Side?

    Chicago Tribune "If you thought you were going to get an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for Christmas and wound up with some socks, would you eventually get over it? White Sox fans may face that kind of scenario with the possibility neither Manny Machadonor Bryce Harper will..." December 20

  • MLB Rumors: These Teams Interested In Both Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

    NESN "Whichever teams sign Manny Machado and Bryce Haper surely will make a big splash in free agency, but it appears there are at least two clubs looking to create a tidal wave. The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox likely will be hard-pressed to obtain both Machado and Harper,..." December 19

  • GM Rick Hahn calls trade for Yonder Alonso — Manny Machado's brother-in-law — 'a baseball deal'

    Chicago Tribune "All in the White Sox family. Despite Yonder Alonso being the brother-in-law of marquee free agent Manny Machado, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he had no ulterior motive to the acquisition of Alonso from the..." December 17

  • White Sox may shut down Eloy Jimenez following quad injury

    Hardball Talk "White Sox’ no. 1 prospect Eloy Jimenez is likely to be removed from Dominican Winter League play following a recent quad injury, Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM reports. While the injury happened fairly close to the end of Jimenez’s scheduled playing time this offseason, it’s still of..." December 16

  • White Sox unwilling to make record-breaking offer to top free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "Much has been made about the Chicago White Sox’ interest in both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, but their willingness to bring in one or both may not be as strong as it had been believed. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the White Sox do like both Harper and Machado a..." December 15

  • White Sox trade for first baseman Yonder Alonso, the brother-in-law of free-agent target Manny Machado

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox made a surprising move Friday night in their quest to upgrade their roster and lure free agents Bryce Harper or Manny Machado — or both. The Sox acquired left-handed-hitting first baseman Yonder Alonso from the American League Central rival Indians, a source..." December 15

  • Marlins Man Reveals Connection to 100-Year-Old Baseball Scandal

    The Big Lead "Number one baseball fan and orange enthusiast Marlins Man is PR savvy. He knows how to operate under the intense light of the public eye. Even better, he knows that even the slightest hint of controversy needs to be met proactively. As such, he has admitted his loose connection to the..." December 15

  • White Sox reportedly sign James McCann

    MLB.com "The White Sox and catcher James McCann have agreed on a deal, pending a physical, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Terms of the deal were not immediately reported. " December 14

  • MLB Insider Claims White Sox Are Frontrunners to Sign Bryce Harper

    12 Up "Bryce Harper's camp is keeping their interests close to the vest at the Winter Meetings, but as information continues to leak out of Vegas, a clear favorite has reportedly emerged to land the 26-year-old former MVP. The Chicago White Sox, just a year removed from a strategic..." December 13

  • Rick Renteria: Eloy Jimenez could 'absolutely' have same impact on White Sox as free agents like Harper, Machado

    NBC Sports Chicago "All White Sox fans want to hear about this week is Bryce Harper. And maybe Manny Machado. The South Siders are reportedly in on the two biggest fish in this winter's free-agent pond, two 26-year-old superstars who would mesh perfectly with the White Sox rebuilding effort and their..." December 12

  • The White Sox are interested in Brandon Belt

    McCovey Chronicles "The past couple days, there have been some vague, general rumblings of a Brandon Belt trade. We haven’t paid much mind to them because the possibility of a Belt trade is rather low. Belt has a limited no-trade clause that he’s able to modify year-to-year. Rumor..." December 12

  • Mets, White Sox Interested In Yasmani Grandal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are focused on acquiring catcher J.T. Realmuto, but they seem to have a fallback plan behind the plate if those talks collapse. Free agent Yasmani Grandal has emerged as a “strong possibility” for the Mets, Andy Martino of SNY tweets. Likewise, the White Sox are..." December 11

  • White Sox acquire right-hander Ivan Nova: report

    Chicago Sun-Times "After an uneventful opening day of the winter meetings at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the White Sox added a pitcher to their rotation through a trade with the Pirates. The White Sox on Tuesday acquired right-hand pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pirates, a source confirmed. The trade, first..." December 11

  • GM Rick Hahn says the White Sox won't stray from their long-term mission

    Chicago Tribune "The pursuit of free agent Bryce Harper has excited White Sox fans who haven’t enjoyed an American League Central title since 2008 or a winning season since 2012. But general manager Rick Hahn stressed that the Sox’s mission for..." December 11

  • Report: Dodgers, Mets, White Sox, Red Sox pursuing Kelly

    The Score "Joe Kelly's excellent postseason with the Boston Red Sox may have led to some league-wide interest in his services. While the Red Sox are hopeful to retain Kelly, the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Chicago White Sox have joined Boston as the..." December 10

  • White Sox head to Vegas in mix for Harper

    MLB.com "White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is engaged in a bit of a waiting game as his front-office crew makes its way to Las Vegas for this year's Winter Meetings. That wait centers on outfielder Bryce Harper, the 26-year-old top attraction of the free-agent market. The White Sox..." December 09

  • 3 teams join Phillies, White Sox, Yankees in race for Machado

    The Score "With baseball's winter meetings set to begin on Sunday, the sweepstakes for free-agent Manny Machado are starting to ramp up. Along with the Phillies, White Sox, and Yankees, three other teams have joined the mix for Machado and plan to meet with his agent at the winter meetings,..." December 08

  • Dodgers have inquired about All-Star 1B Jose Abreu

    Sportsnaut "Despite being linked to multiple star players this winter, the defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to reel in that big fish. It could come in the form of signing Bryce Harper or adding another front-line starting pitcher to go with Clayton Kershaw. But for..." December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Bryce Harper or bust? A long-term solution might be the only solution for White Sox in free agency

    NBC Sports Chicago "Everything Rick Hahn’s front office does these days has one goal in mind: Do what’s in the best long-term interest of the White Sox. Certainly, signing Bryce Harper to a decade-long contract would fall into that category. The White Sox are reportedly interested,..." December 05

  • Why the White Sox traded a good hitting catcher for two years of a reliever

    NBC Sports Chicago "There weren’t too many detractors of Friday’s surprise trade that netted the White Sox reliever and most likely 2019 closer Alex Colome in exchange for Omar Narvaez. That being said, there were a few Twitter-using White Sox fans sad to see the catcher go. Narvaez..." December 03

  • Chicago White Sox Non-Tender Avisail Garcia

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago White Sox have announced they will not offer outfielder Avisail Garcia a contract, making him a free agent ahead of Friday's non-tender deadline.  Garcia hit 19 home runs and drove in 49 RBI for the White Sox last season, but the team has opted not to bring him..." November 30

  • White Sox To Non-Tender Matt Davidson

    CBS Sports "The White Sox will not tender Davidson a contract for 2019, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports. Davidson will hit the free-agent market after making $570,000 with Chicago this past season. Across 126 games, he hit .228/.319/.419 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI while spending time at..." November 30

  • Mariners trade reliever Alex Colome to the White Sox for catcher Omar Narvaez

    Seattle Times "The Mariners acquired their starting catcher for the 2019 season and beyond on Friday morning in what is expected to be a busy day of transactions. While the much of the baseball world is focused on the expected trade where the Mariners would send second basemen Robinson Cano and..." November 30

  • Noah Syndergaard would be an ideal fit for the White Sox, but how high a cost is too high?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ring the bell, another big-name starting pitcher is reportedly available. There seem to be myriad options out there this winter for the pitching-needy White Sox. Patrick Corbin, Dallas Keuchel and Nathan Eovaldi are all on the free-agent market, and different..." November 26

  • Wanting the White Sox to upgrade via trade? James Paxton swap between Yankees, Mariners shows the high cost

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox, with all their financial flexibility, have been tied to some of the biggest names on this winter’s free-agent market. Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Nathan Eovaldi are all apparently drawing interest from the South Siders. Landing a big fish via free..." November 20

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Bryce Harper: Why the Chicago White Sox should sign free agent

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Including..." November 19