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  • Three Needs: Chicago White Sox

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our “Three Needs” series, in which we take a look at the chief issues to be addressed for clubs that have fallen out of contention. We’ve already focused on the Mariners and the Tigers, and now we’ll turn our attention to a White..." September 20

  • Yolmer Sanchez knows White Sox might not keep him, and it’s bumming him out

    Chicago Sun-Times "Yolmer Sanchez was 16 when he signed with the White Sox as an international free agent in 2009. What sometimes feels like a lifetime later, the 27-year-old Venezuelan infielder looks back on that day with gratitude. ‘‘This has been, like, my only team, my baseball..." September 20

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list?

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Lucas Giolito Done For Season

    Sporting News "Lucas Giolito won't pitch again in 2019. The White Sox announced Monday that an MRI revealed the pitcher has a strained lat and will miss the remainder of the season.   " September 17

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by MLB.com's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • White Sox's 2019 season was a mixed bag, but they have the pieces to finally contend in the coming years

    CBS Sports "In 2005, the White Sox won the World Series for the first time since the Black Sox scandal. They would make the playoffs again in 2008, but haven't made it since. They have only had a winning record twice since 2008 and four times since their World Series win. They haven't had a winning..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • White Sox Promote Mike Shirley To Director Of Amateur Scouting

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mike Shirley remembers driving the back roads as an area scout for the White Sox. He never imagined those roads would lead him to the top of the team’s amateur scouting department. Shirley, 49, was promoted to director of amateur scouting Friday as the replacement for Nick..." September 08

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • Another honor for Luis Robert, your 2019 MLB Pipeline minor league hitter of the year

    NBC Sports Chicago "Told ya there'd be a few of these. A day after being named USA Today's minor league player of the year, Luis Robert added to his award collection, named MLB Pipeline's minor league hitter of the year. Robert makes it back-to-back MLB Pipeline honorees for..." September 05

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • White Sox Select Contract Of Danny Mendick

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced today that they have selected the contract of infielder Danny Mendick. He’ll be joined on the active roster by a trio of other September call-ups: righty Dylan Covey, catcher Zack Collins, and outfielder Daniel Palka. Mendick is a 25-year-old who is..." September 03

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • Are 1,000 RBIs within reach for White Sox’ Jose Abreu?

    Chicago Sun-Times "In his sixth year with the White Sox, first baseman Jose Abreu has started to reach milestones with his 1,000th hit and fifth 100-RBI season. What milestones might be ahead? We can gaze into the crystal ball with a Bill James formula called “My Favorite..." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Why future-focused White Sox decision on Luis Robert should come as no surprise

    NBC Sports Chicago "It should be no surprise that Luis Robert is not getting a September call-up. After all, these are the rebuilding White Sox, whose general manager has told us over and over again that his sights are squarely on the long-term success of the organization. The folks..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • How Manny Banuelos affects any White Sox September roster decisions

    NBC Sports Chicago "Manny Banuelos was activated off the 60-man injured list and joined the White Sox roster on Sunday. Given Banuelos’ 6.90 ERA this season, that won’t be big news among Sox fans. However, the move has some implications for the rest of September now that rosters can expand to..." September 02

  • Luis Robert: 'I want to get to Chicago and maintain the relationship with Cubans'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Luis Robert’s 30-30 season has been the talk of the White Sox farm system this year. The Cuban outfield prospect talked to Charlotte Knights TV in a Spanish language interview posted on YouTube with English subtitles. He talked about his standout season and a variety of White..." September 01

  • Jon Jay To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "White Sox outfielder Jon Jay is likely done for the year, per comments from club manager Rick Renteria on Friday. Jay has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hip strain and is expected to undergo surgery to repair a torn muscle in his hip next Thursday, which is likely to keep..." August 31

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Five September call-ups that could steal the Show

    USA Today "Five years ago, the Kansas City Royals selected Brandon Finnegan out of Texas Christian University in the first round. About three months later, the left-hander made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees.  Finnegan went on to make seven postseason..." August 30

  • Luis Robert’s expected year to join White Sox still at 2020

    Chicago Sun-Times "Frank Thomas telling a TV audience he got the word from general manager Rick Hahnthat Luis Robert likely won’t be a September call-up created enough of a stir to prompt a response from the White Sox on Thursday. “To reiterate Rick [Hahn] and..." August 30

  • 15 former MLB players who are still playing professional baseball, including Brandon Phillips and Carlos Zambrano

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Minor League Baseball regular season is in its final week of action, and the MLB playoff roster deadline is approaching quickly (Sept. 1). While researching expected September call-ups and searching the list of current free agents, a handful of recognizable names caught our attention..." August 28

  • Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded in Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The Major League Baseball offseason will be here before anyone knows it. And because this winter's crop of free agents looks relatively weak, trades could be all the rage. We've speculated on the most likely player on each team to be traded during the 2019-2020 offseason. We..." August 28

  • Dane Dunning's goal? Complete 'trifecta' for ChiSox

    MLB.com "Dane Dunning never really knew Lucas Giolito or Reynaldo López when the three were briefly part of the Nationals’ organization. So when they were traded together to the White Sox for outfielder Adam Eaton on Dec. 7, 2016, Dunning looked up his counterparts on YouTube and..." August 27

  • 10 injured players who could impact playoff races with September returns, including Luis Severino and Tyler Glasnow

    CBS Sports "This coming Sunday is Sept. 1, which is the day teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players up to 40 players. The September call-up rules will change next year -- teams will only be able to carry up to 28 players -- but, for now, they are the same as always. Up to 40 active players..." August 27

  • With young arms dealing, Reynaldo Lopez sets high expectations for White Sox rotation in 2020

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox starting rotation of the future won’t be complete until Michael Kopech returns from Tommy John surgery. It won’t be complete until Rick Hahn’s front office is done shopping this winter. But what the team’s young pitchers, the ones throwing right..." August 26

  • Holy hell, the MLB players weekend uniforms are terrible

    SB Nation "It’s players’ weekend across Major League Baseball, with every player on every team getting to express themselves in several ways, from the nicknames on their backs to the custom shoes on their feet. It’s just too bad they are all wearing pajamas while on the..." August 26

  • In reaching 1,000 hits, Jose Abreu shows why he's this generation's Mr. White Sox

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It hasn't been difficult to figure out why Jose Abreu wants to be a part of the White Sox moving forward. He keeps telling us. Repeated declarations of love for the organization, excitement over the rebuilding team's future and promises that he'll sign himself to a..." August 25

  • Lucas Giolito on 'best I’ve ever felt pitching'

    MLB.com "What a difference one year truly makes where White Sox starter Lucas Giolito is concerned. In 2018, Giolito’s first full year as part of the rotation, he topped the American League in walks and had the worst ERA of any starter who qualified for consideration. In 2019, Giolito..." August 25

  • The learning process continues for Dylan Cease, who just had 'my best start of the year'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Dylan Cease's ERA is still north of 5.75. He's not a finished product, no matter how much anyone wants him to be one. "It would be ideal for me — and my ability to sleep — and everyone’s mood if these guys came up and dominated..." August 24

  • Eloy Jimenez not worried about his hip but admits frustration with rookie-year injuries

    NBC Sports Chicago "It doesn't sound like Eloy Jimenez's bout of hip soreness that kept him out of the lineup for the first two games of this weekend's series with the Texas Rangers is anything to be concerned about. But for a player who loathes being limited to sitting and watching, it's..." August 24

  • 6 Players We Still Can't Believe Weren't Traded at the MLB Deadline

    12 Up "We know how boring this MLB trade deadline was even with the Zack Greinke deal. There was a surprising amount of inaction from fringe contenders who decided to stand pat rather than sell. Plenty of players who should have gotten a change of scenery didn't, but these are the six players we..." August 23

  • The Future Star Who Got Away From Each MLB Team

    The Ringer "Gio Urshela spent the past few weeks showing his previous employers what they’re missing. In four games against the Blue Jays, for whom Urshela played 46 uneventful games last year, the Yankees third baseman tallied six hits, including three home runs; in four games against..." August 23

  • How players are using uniform numbers to break MLB's unwritten rules

    ESPN "For more than two years, Mallex Smith didn't tell anyone on his team why he wore No. 0. Back in January 2017, Smith found himself in a whirlwind of trades in one day, going from the Braves to the Mariners -- for all of 77 minutes ("Some of the best 77 minutes of my..." August 23

  • MLB Players Will Wear Cleats Designed By Little League World Series Teams This Weekend

    Uproxx "One of the many highlights of the Little League World Series in Williamsport is a collaboration between the World Series and Major League Baseball, where two MLB teams play in the tiny Pennsylvania town and give kids a personal look at the big leagues. With that event in the books and..." August 23

  • When will White Sox contend? That’s a TBD, GM Rick Hahn says

    Chicago Sun-Times "Will the White Sox contend next year? Judging from reaction on social media, general manager Rick Hahn’s answer wasn’t exactly a hit. “Let’s talk in Glendale,” Hahn said Thursday. In other words, let’s see how the offseason..." August 23

  • White Sox reinstate Yoan Moncada from injured list

    Chicago Sun-Times "White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada was reinstated from the injured list Thursday before the team opened a four-game series against the Texas Rangers at Guaranteed Rate Field. Moncada strained his right hamstring while making a play against the Mets in the infield July 30, the day..." August 22

  • MLB warns sexual enhancers may include PEDs

    ESPN "Major League Baseball in a memo warned about the "very real risk" of over-the-counter sexual-enhancement pills after at least two players this year were suspended for performance-enhancing drugs and claimed the banned substances found in their urine came from the unregulated products,..." August 21

  • In interview, Jose Abreu says Jerry Reinsdorf told him he'll never play for another team

    NBC Sports Chicago "The evidence that Jose Abreu will be back with the White Sox after his contract ends at the end of this season has been ample throughout 2019. Here's some more. In an interview with the Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen, the slugging first baseman said that White..." August 21

  • Garbage time, all the time: MLB sees historic spike in position players pitching

    USA Today "For years, it was perhaps the noblest surrender in sports, a rare raising of the white flag that mixed comedy, camaraderie and selflessness. Now, the sight of a position player climbing the mound to record the final outs of a lopsided major league game is an almost routine occurrence,..." August 21

  • Several home run records will fall this season

    Beyond The Boxscore "51 was a foreign number to me. At the age of seven, an emboldened 51 on the back of a baseball card simply didn’t belong in the home run column. It was absurd and grotesque. Hitting 50 bombs was something I read about in baseball history books (yeah, I was a weird second grader). It..." August 20