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  • Ex-MLB Pitcher Accuses ’80s White Sox, Tony La Russa Of Using Camera To Steal Signs

    Total Pro Sports "Major League Baseball is having the worst week ever. Amid the cheating scandal involving the Houston Astros that has seen three managers lose their jobs come another one that happened back in the 80’s. Former MLB pitcher and 1993 AL Cy Young winner Jack McDowell made a..." January 17

  • How an episode of 'Hey Arnold!' is a perfect love letter to baseball and its beauty, power and simplicity

    Sporting News "Nostalgia can be a gift and a curse. Oftentimes, nostalgia operates as nothing more than beer goggles — distorting the view of something from afar while we slam Natty Light after Natty Light. Then, the sensation passes, and we're reminded of our jobs, our stresses,..." January 16

  • Dave Martinez Is Now the Only MLB Manager to Win a World Series with His Current Team

    The Big Lead "Dave Martinez stands alone. With the firings of Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch this week, the Washington Nationals manager has become unique in his sport. He's the only manager in Major League Baseball to have won a World Series for his current franchise. And it just happened in..." January 16

  • White Sox Sign Andrew Romine

    The Union Journal "The White Sox and also energy gamer Andrew Romine have actually accepted a minors agreement, Bob Nightengale of USA Today records. Romine will certainly make a $900 K wage if he gets to the majors in 2020. " January 16

  • Yes, more teams than the Astros and Red Sox stole signs, but that doesn’t excuse them.

    Hardball Talk "There’s an element to all of this Astros and Red Sox news that keeps coming up that I want to dig in to. Indeed, it’s a thing that comes up every single time a team or a player gets in trouble for something. It’s the “hey, they weren’t the only ones doing it! They..." January 15

  • White Sox Announce One-Year Contract With Reliever Steve Cishek, Designate Dylan Covey For Assignment

    CBS Chicago "The Chicago White Sox have officially announced a one-year contract with right-handed relief pitcher Steve Cishek, and have designated right-handed pitcher Dylan Covey for assignment to make room for Cishek on the roster. The deal with Cishek will pay him a $5.25 million salary in..." January 15

  • White Sox Hire Wes Helms As Triple-A Manager

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox on Monday announced their player development staff for the 2020 season. Wes Helms (Triple-A Charlotte), Justin Jirschele (Double-A Birmingham), Ryan Newman (Class A Winston-Salem), Guillermo Quiroz (Class A Kannapolis), Mike Gellinger (Advanced Rookie Great Falls) and..." January 14

  • Managers, Top Front Office Execs On Expiring Contracts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Monday was one of the most stunning days baseball has seen in recent memory. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, who oversaw several contending teams in Houston and led the club to a World Series championship, lost their jobs as a result of a sign-stealing scandal. Before..." January 14

  • With 3B market thinning, is Josh Donaldson next?

    MLB.com "The Rangers are in agreement with veteran slugger Todd Frazier on a one-year, $5 million deal with a club option for 2021, pending a physical, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The 34-year-old could fill a big hole at the hot corner for Texas, which missed out on..." January 13

  • Predicting Landing Spots for Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. Most of the top free agents have come off the board. Yet multiple impact players remain unsigned, ranging from genuine stars (Josh Donaldson, Marcell Ozuna) to high-upside gambles (Taijuan Walker, Yasiel Puig). As we await..." January 13

  • MLB, Rob Manfred face league-altering test amid probes and rule changes

    Sportsnet "This could be Rob Manfred’s decade. No, check that: it very much needs to be Rob Manfred’s decade. The recent passing of NBA commissioner David Stern gave all of us pause to reflect on the evolution of North American professional sports; to reflect on how the NFL has..." January 13

  • White Sox Outright Tayron Guerrero, Kodi Medeiros To Triple-A

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have outrighted right-hander Tayron Guerrero and left-hander Kodi Medeiros to Triple-A, the team announced (hat tip to The Athletic’s James Fegan).  Guerrero and Medeiros each cleared waivers after being designated for assignment since the start..." January 12

  • Who Will Be the Next MLB Players to Sign $300M Contracts After Gerrit Cole?

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's $300 million contract club is rapidly expanding. Giancarlo Stanton became the first player to sign a $300 million deal when the Miami Marlins extended him for $325 million over 13 years in 2014. He was all alone until 2019, when Manny Machado,..." January 10

  • Five Potential Trade Destinations For Rockies All-Star Third Baseman Nolan Arenado

    The Big Lead "Nolan Arenada, the Colorado Rockies' 28-year old All-Star, is probably going to get traded, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Arenada signed an eight-year, $260 million contract in 2019, but the third baseman has an opt-out after the 2021 season so the Rockies could lose..." January 09

  • White Sox Designate Kodi Medeiros

    CBS Sports "Kodi Medeiros was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Thursday. " January 09

  • Ranking the Worst Moves of the MLB Offseason

    12 Up "The MLB offseason is the time for prospective contenders to either strike it rich with some big-name free agents like Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon or make some quality under-the-radar moves like the additions of Nomar Mazara and Edwin Encarnacion, just to name a few, in Chicago...." January 09

  • White Sox, reliever Steve Cishek agree on 1-year, $6M deal

    ESPN "Reliever Steve Cishek and the Chicago White Sox agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $6 million deal, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN's Jeff Passan. The contract includes an option that could take the deal to a second year at $12 million total. " January 07

  • MLB discussing use of technology to prevent sign-stealing

    The Score "Major League Baseball is discussing the idea of using on-field technology to encode communication between pitchers and catchers and help prevent sign-stealing, reports Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports. The commissioner's office is developing several prototype devices, sources..." January 06

  • Five MLB teams that could disappoint in 2020

    Sportsnaut "Many MLB teams have been busy this winter, turning over their rosters and making the moves necessary to take significant strides in the 2020 season. While some have stepped up this winter, others have fallen short. Whether due to front offices missing out on top free agents or..." January 06

  • White Sox Pitcher Michael Kopech Married “Riverdale” Actress Vanessa Morgan

    Page Six "Vanessa Morgan is kicking off 2020 as a married woman. On Saturday, the “Riverdale” actress, 27, wed Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech at the Historic Walton House in Homestead, Florida, according to E! News, with Morgan’s co-stars, Skeet Ulrich,..." January 06

  • 3 potential trade proposals for Nolan Arenado

    The Score "The likelihood of a Nolan Arenado trade is reportedly down to a coin flip, as the Colorado Rockies are fielding offers for the superstar third baseman and looking for a package that includes a controllable first baseman or center fielder. While 29 teams..." January 06

  • White Sox agree to long-term contract with top prospect Luis Robert

    USA Today "For the second consecutive year, the Chicago White Sox have signed their top prospect to a long-term contract – before they even had a big-league at-bat. Center fielder Luis Robert, the 2019 USA TODAY Sports Minor League Player of the Year, has agreed to a major-league..." January 02

  • Robinson Chirinos Reportedly Nearing Decision

    The Union Journal "Veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos is “shut to creating a call” on his subsequent group, in keeping with MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). He has drawn vast curiosity thus far of the winter. It’s nonetheless completely unclear the place Chirinos..." January 02

  • Will Harris Weighing Offers

    Yardbarker "Righty Will Harris has drawn somewhat less pressing interest than might have been supposed entering the offseason. But the veteran is mulling offers from multiple teams and could soon sign, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Harris is said to have drawn..." January 02

  • White Sox Designate Tayron Guerrero

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have designated right-hander Tayron Guerrero for assignment, the team announced. The move makes room for outfielder Luis Robert, whom the White Sox signed to a long-term contract Thursday. " January 02

  • Marcell Ozuna's market 'gaining some clarity'

    TSN "Marcell Ozuna is one of the premier free agent bats left on the board, but that might not be the case for long. According to The MLB Network's Mark Feinsand, Ozuna's market is "gaining some clarity." He adds the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas..." January 02

  • Taking Stock Of The Center Field Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve glanced in at a few areas of the player market to see what’s left after a busy first few months of the offseason. With a New Year’s freeze in effect on the news cycle, let’s do the same for the center field market. The lack of supply sufficient to meet..." January 02

  • Countdown to Spring Training: A 30-team guide

    MLB.com "The arrival of a new calendar year brings increased anticipation for Spring Training, and with camp now about six weeks away for Major League clubs, each has several questions that need to be answered before Opening Day. Here's a look at those questions, as well as a link to other important..." January 01

  • Sources: Rangers talking with Todd Frazier as potential hedge while they wait on Nolan Arenado

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers still have their eyes focused on the big prize, but since landing Nolan Arenado remains a long-shot, they are also hedging their bets some. Todd Frazier would present a nice hedge fund investment. According to three sources, the Rangers have reached out to the..." December 31

  • These are the most memorable recent 3-team deals

    MLB.com "When it comes to pulling off a trade, three is sometimes not a crowd, but a necessity. While almost all deals involve two teams working out an exchange, sometimes the addition of a third brings some previously absent element into the mix that allows everyone to get what they want. It..." December 31

  • Five way-too-early bold predictions for the 2020 MLB season

    Sporting News "Happy (almost) New Year! Of course, for the baseball fans, the new year doesn't actually start until March 26, 2020. As we inch closer to Opening Day, we'll have more certainties and a better idea of what teams and players will be in the new league year. But until..." December 31

  • Taking Stock Of The Starting Pitching Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "Entering the offseason, the market for rotation upgrades was robust — arguably one of the strongest groups of free-agent starters we’d seen. Two bona fide aces — Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg — headlined a group that also featured the NL Cy Young..." December 30

  • Every team's top home run of the decade

    MLB.com "As the 2010s come to a close, it's time to look back at the best home runs of the decade. There were 51,931 homers hit from 2010-19, but there are a choice few that will always stand out as the most memorable, whether they came in the clutch during the postseason, were milestone shots for..." December 30

  • Six Years After JAY-Z's Taunt, Scott Boras Gets the Last Laugh

    Complex "On an album that will largely serve as an afterthought in the catalog of (arguably) the greatest rapper of all time, there was a taunt that caused plenty of sports fans to perk up when they heard it.   In the first verse of the eighth track of his 2013 offering Magna..." December 30

  • Top plays from 2019 MLB season

    The Score "10. Pete Alonso walks off Home Run Derby The New York Mets first baseman was a tour de force during his first campaign in the majors. Before breaking MLB's single-season rookie homer record, Alonso won an epic long-ball derby with three walk-off dingers, including that blast to..." December 30

  • Dallas Keuchel contract with the White Sox finalized, agrees to 3-year, $55.5 million deal

    Chicago Tribune "Dallas Keuchel is officially a White Sox player. The team on Monday announced it signed the veteran left-handed pitcher to a three-year, $55.5 million deal. The contract includes a team option for 2023. Under terms of the agreement, Keuchel will receive $18 million each..." December 30

  • 10 biggest MLB stories from 2019

    The Score "With the calendar ready to turn to 2020, here's a look at the top 10 stories in Major League Baseball from 2019:  10. Free-agency freeze - and sudden thaw The stars of last year's free-agent class had to wait until spring training to find homes; only then did..." December 29

  • An insider's view of the contentious MLB-MiLB dispute, from ex-pitcher, lawyer Garrett Broshuis

    Sporting News "The current contentious dispute between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball became public in October, when Baseball America reported that MLB had offered a plan to eliminate as many as 42 minor-league teams after the 2020 minor-league season, when the Professional Baseball..." December 28

  • Five MLB Teams That Could Surprise In 2020

    Sportsnaut "At a time when the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs are using the offseason to shed payroll, many other MLB teams are taking advantage of the talent available this winter. Teams are recognizing the opportunity that is coming for the 2020 season. Playoff spots, including division..." December 28

  • White Sox not ‘actively involved’ on Yasiel Puig, Nicholas Castellanos

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago White Sox have been busy this offseason adding significant talent to the rotation and lineup. The front office reportedly isn’t done making moves either, though, it appears unlikely that it adds outfielders Yasiel Puig or Nicholas Castellanos According to USA..." December 27

  • White Sox have made serious improvements this winter; they'll have more win-now decisions to make this spring

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox reportedly agreed to terms with free-agent designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion on a one-year deal worth $12 million. (The pact includes a club option, too.) While we have concerns about Encarnacion's barrel control heading..." December 27

  • 3 Perfect Destinations for Bounce Back Candidate King Felix Hernandez

    12 Up "Reports indicate that Felix Hernandez has no intentions of retiring, even though he's statistically been of the MLB's worst pitchers across the last two campaigns. King Felix's career with the Seattle Mariners has surely concluded, and in perfect fashion at..." December 27

  • Ryosuke Kikuchi returning to Carp after failing to secure MLB contract

    Japan Times "Hiroshima Carp infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi said Friday he is giving up a bid to move to the majors this offseason via the posting system and will remain with the NPB club. Kikuchi, a seven-time Golden Glove winner, had until 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 2, 2020, to secure a deal with any of the 30..." December 27

  • Yasiel Puig 'a primary target' for this busy club

    MLB.com "Yasiel Puig is on the open market for the first time since he signed a seven-year, $42 million deal with the Dodgers as an international free agent. Below is a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding Puig, who has averaged 25 homers over the last three seasons and recorded..." December 26

  • Saying the quiet part loud: Owners' greed defined baseball in the 2010s

    The Score "The Modern Era Committee, one of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's four auxiliary voting bodies, rectified a longstanding injustice when it posthumously elected Marvin Miller to Cooperstown earlier in December. Miller, as it happens, wanted nothing to do with the Hall of Fame, expressing..." December 26

  • Chicago White Sox To Sign Edwin Encarnacion to One Year Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have reached an agreement to sign veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion, according to multiple reports. Dominican reporter Yancen Pujols tweets that the sides have agreed to a one-year, $12MM deal that includes a $1MM signing bonus and $11MM salary, pending a physical...." December 26

  • 1 holiday gift for each MLB team

    The Score "A number of teams have already done the lion's share of their holiday shopping, with early winter moves galore this offseason. However, there are still plenty of chips to fall, so let's pick one gift each team could still use: Arizona Diamondbacks More free agents to..." December 25

  • With every top free-agent starter signed, where will pitching-needy teams turn?

    CBS Sports "The calendar has not yet flipped to 2020 and already almost every top free agent has signed. This offseason has been very different than the last two and that's welcome. Slow offseasons are boring. This offseason has been anything but. In recent days both Dallas..." December 24

  • White Sox Reportedly Still Interested In Nicholas Castellanos

    The Union Journal "The White Sox have already stuffed a nook outfield spot by buying Nomar Mazara in a commerce and added some notable wage by inking Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez as free brokers. Regardless of that slate of strikes, nonetheless,..." December 23

  • White Sox Have Reportedly Had Recent Talks With Edwin Encarnacion

    12 Up "The Chicago White Sox, still in search of another major power presence in the middle of the order, may be closing in on a solution. The South Siders have reportedly been in discussion with free agent designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. They may be competing with his former..." December 23