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  • 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

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • White Sox say Zack Burdi is fine and could force his way to majors in 2019

    NBC Sports Chicago "Zack Burdi’s shutdown in the Arizona Fall League is no cause for concern, at least not to Rick Hahn. Burdi, who the White Sox took in the first round of the 2016 draft, has been recovering from Tommy John for more than a year. He didn’t pitch in any minor league games..." November 15

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Bryce Harper or no Bryce Harper, the White Sox expect to be better in 2019

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox are reportedly interested in Bryce Harper, and so White Sox fans are already planning for one of the game's elite talents to be patrolling right field at Guaranteed Rate Field for the foreseeable future. But, as hard as it might be, forget about Harper for a moment..." November 14

  • White Sox reportedly trying to trade Avisail Garcia

    NBC Sports Chicago "Is the Avisail Garcia Era about to come to an end on the South Side? According to a report from MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, the White Sox are trying to trade Garcia away. Feinsand added that there's a belief the White Sox could even non-tender Garcia in the absence of a..." November 13

  • When will the White Sox call Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease to the major leagues?

    NBC Sports Chicago "In 2018, two questions dominated the minds of White Sox fans: When would Michael Kopech be promoted to the major leagues, and when would Eloy Jimenez be promoted to the major leagues? Those questions lingered into the last 40 days of the season, when Kopech was called up for his big..." November 13

  • White Sox more likely to land Manny Machado than Bryce Harper?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago White Sox are expected to be a factor in the Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sweepstakes, but do they have a better chance of landing one over the other? Possibly. In a column published on Friday, Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman said he believes Machado could be the more..." November 10

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • What to make of the White Sox's apparent push for Bryce Harper at the United Center

    NBC Sports Chicago "Here is what we know about Bryce Harper and the White Sox originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com White Sox fans woke up to a lot of Bryce Harper excitement and fervor on Twitter. If you missed it and are trying to catch up, here is what we know. A Twitter user posted a..." November 08

  • Brantley not expected to return to Indians, has received 3 offers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent outfielder Michael Brantley is not expected to return to the Indians. Brantley has reportedly received offers from Atlanta, Philadelphia and the White Sox. The Indians did not offer Brantley a one-year $17.9 qualifying offer on Friday. Chris Antonetti, Indians..." November 08

  • White Sox say top prospect Eloy Jimenez starting 2019 in minors isn't guaranteed

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox have money to spend this winter after their 25-man payroll ranked 29th of 30 teams at the end of August, before rosters expanded. But even without expected additions to the rotation, bullpen and outfield, general manager Rick Hahn expects improvement..." November 08

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Astros, White Sox, Rays in on Nelson Cruz

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman reports that, the Astros, White Sox, and Rays are among the teams expressing early interest in free agent slugger Nelson Cruz. He’d make sense for just about any AL team other than the Red Sox, who have J.D. Martinez and, possibly, the Yankees, who..." November 07

  • Could a Mariners rebuild be a big-time opportunity knocking for the White Sox?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox are going to be “opportunistic” this offseason, according to their general manager. Well, a big opportunity might be knocking on the door. According to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan, the Seattle Mariners might enter into a full-scale rebuild this winter,..." November 06

  • White Sox, Rick Renteria agree to contract extension

    Yahoo! Sports "James Fegan of The Athletic reports that White Sox GM Rick Hahn said on Tuesday that manager Rick Renteria signed a contract extension “some time ago,” meaning 2019 won’t be his last season under contract with the club. Details of the new deal, including the length and amount,..." November 06

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Report: White Sox interested in both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

    Sportsnaut "Having lost 195 combined games over the past two seasons and with a budding farm system, the Chicago White Sox wouldn’t seem like logical destination for MLB’s top free agents this winter. The idea for GM Rick Hahn and Co. heading into this week’s general..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Yoán Moncada could see a position change in 2019

    Hardball Talk "White Sox second baseman Yoán Moncada is “open to a position change,” according to comments made by GM Rick Hahn over the weekend. It appears to be something the club is considering as they head into their third rebuilding year, though Hahn noted that the decision would hinge..." November 04

  • Chicago White Sox Acquire Manny Bañuelos from Dodgers

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago White Sox made a roster move Thursday, acquiring pitcher Manny Bañuelos from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bañuelos has appeared in seven career big league games, all with the Atlanta Braves in 2015. Since then, the 27-year-old has bounced around the..." November 01

  • Here are 11 free-agent starting pitchers the White Sox could target this offseason

    NBC Sports Chicago "Baseball free agency starts this weekend, and the White Sox will be in the market for some pitching. Almost every team usually is in the market for pitching this time of year, but the White Sox have some big holes to fill in their rotation thanks to the expected season-long absence of..." November 01

  • Pitching tops White Sox offseason to-do list, but what about the outfield?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox outfield is a region of mystery. If ancient cartographers were charting the green expanse at Guaranteed Rate Field, they might put a scary sea monster in there, just to put off the question of what the future could possibly hold. The White Sox have plenty of..." October 31

  • White Sox Exercise Option On Nate Jones, Decline Option On James Shields

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced Monday that they’ve exercised their $4.65MM club option on right-hander Nate Jones and declined a $16MM option on righty James Shields in favor of a $2MM buyout. The Sox also reinstated Michael Kopech from the 60-day disabled list, filling a 40-man spot for the..." October 29

  • It's been 5 years...let's appreciate Jose Abreu

    NBC Sports Chicago "Five years ago today, in between Game 5 and Game 6 of the 2013 World Series between the Red Sox & Cardinals, the White Sox held a press conference officially announcing the signing of José Abreu. Coincidentally, it had been 79 days (he’d go on to wear #79 for the White Sox) to..." October 29

  • Postseason telling us we might want to think differently about White Sox pitching future

    NBC Sports Chicago "The pitching matchup celebrated by some on social media as the greatest of all time didn't exactly pan out. Chris Sale versus Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the World Series. It sounded like video-game stuff, two of the best ever on the game's biggest stage. Sign me..." October 24

  • White Sox sign Enoy Jimenez, the 17-year-old brother of Eloy Jimenez

    NBC Sports Chicago "One Jimenez just isn't enough for the White Sox. The White Sox signed the younger brother of top prospect Eloy Jimenez this weekend. Enoy Jimenez is a 17-year-old infielder, and the 21-year-old outfielder ranked as the No. 3 prospect in baseball was on hand for his..." October 23

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • Matt Davidson to train to be a two-way player this offseason

    Hardball Talk "Look out Shohei Ohtani, someone is stealing your bit. White Sox corner guy/DH Matt Davidson pitched three innings in three appearances in 2018. He was pretty good too, blanking the opposition, facing 11 batters, allowing one hit and striking out two. That’s not too bad for a..." October 19

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Is the White Sox third baseman of the future already on the major league roster?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox future at third base is a pretty big unknown. Jake Burger is only a year and a half removed from being a first-round draft pick, but the double Achilles tear earlier this year has not just derailed his 2018 but thrown his entire future, and with it the White Sox future..." October 18

  • If 2018 was all about 'learning experiences' for young White Sox, what did Lucas Giolito learn?

    NBC Sports Chicago "We heard a lot about "learning experiences" during the White Sox 100-loss 2018 season. It was Rick Renteria's way of describing the to-be-anticipated growing pains for highly touted players spending their first full seasons in the major leagues. Fan expectations were..." October 16

  • While White Sox fans look toward free agency, playoff teams show value of adding 'finishing pieces' via trades

    NBC Sports Chicago "It's hard to give up what you've got. For baseball teams, players have been part of the organization for years. Teams had enough faith in guys to draft them and then spent years watching them develop, with the hopes that those guys would end up being the ones to raise a..." October 09

  • A’s seek to help fan who had beer dumped on him at Yankee Stadium

    Sportsnet "This story has the potential to make you really sad. Then really happy. Yankee Stadium was jumping on Wednesday night as the New York Yankees hosted the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card Game. The home side cruised to a 7-2..." October 04

  • Could White Sox be in position to make a Nolan Arenado style splash ahead of 2020 season?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Nolan Arenado looked good playing an all-important playoff game in Chicago on Tuesday night. And if there were any White Sox fans still watching when his Colorado Rockies beat the Cubs in the NL wild card game early Wednesday morning, they were probably thinking that Arenado playing..." October 04

  • White Sox Outright Dustin Garneau

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have outrighted catcher Dustin Garneau to Triple-A Charlotte, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago-Sun Times tweets. The club now has one open spot on its 40-man roster. Chicago claimed Garneau off waivers from the Athletics in late May, and he went on to collect just three..." October 02

  • White Sox lose 100 games for the first time since 1970

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox lost their 100th game of the year Sunday, wrapping up their season with a 5-4 loss to the Twins. It was the first time they’ve hit the ignominious number since 1970. “As far as the numbers, they are what they are,” manager Rick Renteria said...." October 01

  • White Sox’ Yoan Moncada: 2018 not close to what I’m capable of

    Chicago Sun-Times "There seems to be no middle ground for support or scorn for Yoan Moncada, and it’s easy to see why. On one hand, the White Sox’ 23-year-old second baseman finished his first full season by hitting his 32nd double off the left-field wall to finish with a .235 average and..." October 01

  • Chicago White Sox batters break single-season strikeout record

    ESPN "No team in major league history struck out more times than the 2018 Chicago White Sox. The White Sox set a single-season record Saturday night for the most times their batters have struck out when Minnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson fanned Yoan..." September 30

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • Injury ends Jose Abreu's season: How does his unusual campaign affect his long-term future with the White Sox?

    NBC Sports Chicago "It didn’t come as much of a surprise, but with just five games remaining on the season, the White Sox officially declared Jose Abreu done for the year. Abreu has been listed as day-to-day since the middle of the White Sox last road trip after he hospitalized with an infection in..." September 27