- Daniel Murphy, Paternity Leave, Boomer Esiason's Lobotomy, and the White House
(who was unfortunately born a Mets fan, a condition that will make it difficult for him to function normally).
This week, Murphy was a guest at the White House for a discussion about working dads
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron in Black and White
- Why the White Sox Should Relocate
On opening day of this season the White Sox attracted a crowd of 37,422 in a win over the Minnesota Twins. In much contrast to their sell out crowd on opening day, their 2nd and 3rd home games drew
- The Most Interesting AL Rebuilder: Chicago White Sox
pattern displayed in a club's fairly successful recent past. Today, it's the Chicago White Sox, the most interesting rebuilding team in the American League. It's interesting in part because it's been
- Nickname Seeks Player: White Sangria
, the very fancy Chelsea's Kitchen, specialized in a certain drink called white sangria. This is fulfilling to two ways:
It is extremely delicious.
It gives all of us a chance to pair a nickname
- 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox
Who is Jose Dariel Abreu?
The 2013 White Sox were bereft of offense and GM Ken Williams looked this offseason to add top offensive talent without breaking the bank too much. Also, since the team
- Sunday Notes: Mets, Indians, Orioles, White Sox
Jordan Danks has a good arm, but unlike his brother -- and White Sox teammate, John -- he isn’t a pitcher. Jordan is an outfielder with good tools but a spotty track record in 129 big league games
- The White Sox Rotation: Saleing Through Another Season*
There's no sense beating around the bush here: the 2014 White Sox don't look like they'll be very good. In fact, they figure to be downright unwatchable most of the time. That is, except for roughly
- Someone Will Get Saves for the White Sox
Coming off a 99-loss season, the White Sox made a pair of tremendous moves to add youth to their lineup. First, they traded reliever-turned-starter Hector Santiago to the Angels in a three-team deal
- The White Sox Infield: Plenty of Uncertainty
The White Sox made waves this offseason by bringing in younger, more talented players. Problem is, that excitement will mostly be saved for the outfield. Jose Abreu was brought in, and should make
- Who Will Roam the White Sox Outfield?
The White Sox are obviously a fan of position battles and creating drama because not only do they have a situation brewing between their first base and DH candidates, but their outfield
- 2014 ZiPS Projections - Chicago White Sox
this offseason. Below are the projections for the Chicago White Sox. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Cincinnati
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Dayan Viciedo and the White Sox
The following tweet, which concerns a real and not fake report regarding Dayan Viciedo and the Chicago White Sox, is entirely and in-no-way altered from the original (click to embiggen):
- DBacks Land Closer, Further Build White Sox Core
The easiest part of the three-way Mark Trumbo trade to forget was the White Sox's part. Given that we all call it the Mark Trumbo trade, of course a lot of interest followed Trumbo
- D-Backs Make Headlines While Angels, White Sox Make Gains
the Diamondbacks, Angels, and White Sox. In sum:
Arizona gets: Mark Trumbo, PTBNL from Chicago, PTBNL from Los Angeles
Arizona gives: Tyler Skaggs, Adam Eaton
Los Angeles gets: Tyler Skaggs, Hector Santiago
- Steamer Projects: Chicago White Sox Prospects
The relentlessly Canadian Marc Hulet published earlier today his first organizational prospect list of the 2013-14 offseason -- in this case, for the Chicago White Sox.
It goes without saying
- Q&A: Marcus Semien, Chicago White Sox Infield Prospect
Coming into the 2013 season, Marcus Semien was a nothing-special prospect in a not-so-good Chicago White Sox system. Eight months later, the system isn’t markedly better, but the 23-year-old
- 2014 Top 10 Prospects: Chicago White Sox
peanuts from the stands. We're guys who like prospects, and like writing about them. So, please, sit back and enjoy.
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In terms of high-ceiling talent and depth, the White Sox minor league
- A Minor Review of 2013: White Sox
- That Time the 2005 White Sox Were on the Price is Right
"Dad, tell me one more."
"No, sweetie. It's time for bed."
"Just one more! Please! Tell me the one about the White Sox on The Price is Right."
"It's already past your bed time
- White Sox Call Ups: Marcus Semien and Erik Johnson
- AFL Prospects: Dodgers, Marlins, Reds, Twins, White Sox
of salt. Oh, and each organization is responsible for providing a specific number of prospects to play in the league.
Glendale Desert Dogs: Dodgers, Marlins, Reds, Twins, White Sox
- 1981 White Sox Season Preview
"What are we doing here?" ✓
* Superb White Sox uniforms that look homemade? ✓
* Prison puns? ✓
* Rudyard Kipling allusions? ✓
* Disney-esque closing music? ✓
- Should the White Sox Hold or Fold?
It’s hard to imagine the White Sox having a more depressing start to the season. They are stuck in last place in the American League Central, and their hitting has been abysmal. When you remove
- White Sox Looking to Lock Up Chris Sale
From the esteemed Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago:
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale confirmed Tuesday his representatives have had discussions with the club about a contract extension.
- White Sox Outfield: Depth Chart Discussions
The White Sox outfield is returning all three starters from the 2012 season and none of them seem to be in danger of losing any playing time, given the lack of experienced and/or talented depth
- White Sox Infield: Depth Chart Discussions
Signing Jeff Keppinger to play third base was the Chicago White Sox's biggest move of the offseason. That tells you two things. It shows that the team will sport a similar lineup to last season
- Chicago White Sox Bullpen: Depth Chart Discussion
Much about the White Sox bullpen is more stable than it has been in years. They have a closer in place, they have a set of reliable set-up men, and they have respectable depth in the minors should
- White Sox Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
Much has been made of the success White Sox pitchers have experienced under the tutelage of pitching coach Don Cooper. Since Cooper's first full season on the job, the rotation has consistently been
- The White Sox and Beating Projections
PECOTA's projections, mainly to remind everyone how wrong they've been about the White Sox.
For instance, here's a piece by a local radio anchor that trots out all the usual ad hominem attacks about
- 2013 ZiPS Projections - Chicago White Sox
Dan Szymborski's ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Chicago White Sox
- Chicago White Sox Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)
The Chicago White Sox organization ranked 30th on the Top 30 minor league systems list entering 2012 but this is a much improved system after a couple of solid drafts and a number of prospects took
- Q&A: Courtney Hawkins, White Sox Top Prospect
Former Texas high school star Courtney Hawkins famously performed a back flip after being drafted this past year. And now, it's easy to see why: The Chicago White Sox top prospect has a lot
- Inserting Rondell White’s Name Into Corporate Emails
Here, we insert Rondell White’s name into an email the author received not very long ago:
Please be advised that there will be a change in the voicemail setup.
Any Saved or Unheard message
- White Sox Sign Jeff Keppinger, Human Ball Return
Since 2010, ten different players have played third base for the Chicago White Sox. One of them has posted a positive WAR, and he's currently a free agent, looking for a multi-year contract
- White Guys Hit RBIs
are for RBIs. Ninety to one hundred RBIs. And to get there, home runs are also needed."
There are non-white foreign players, you say? Well here's a look at the Tigers
- White Sox Re-Sign Jake Peavy for 2/$29M
Faced with a $22 million team option for 2013 or paying Jake Peavy a $4 million buyout and letting him hit free agency, the White Sox went with Door #3; re-sign him to an extension that lowers his
- White Sox Expected To Decline Peavy's Option
this winter, however, as CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported last week that the Chicago White Sox are not expected to exercise Jake Peavy’s 2013 option worth $22M. Instead, they are expected to pay a $4M
- M's Travel Most, White Sox Travel Least Among AL Teams in 2013
for the Orioles -- will travel more than 30,000 miles. And the disparity between the least-traveled team (the White Sox) and the most-traveled team (the Mariners) is startling: Chicago will travel only
- Minor League System Pays Dividends for White Sox
The Chicago White Sox organization has done an outstanding job of squeezing every ounce of value out of its prospects this season.
Back in March, four prospect analysts/publications (FanGraphs
- Q&A: Jeff Manto, White Sox Hitting Coach
Jeff Manto stresses approach over mechanics and believes in letting a hitter be himself. The philosophy is paying dividends for the first-year Chicago White Sox hitting coach, as his team currently
- Liriano Wearing White Sox
As you are no doubt aware, Francisco Liriano was shipped off to Chicago to don White Sox on Saturday. Yesterday, we looked at the trade from a real baseball perspective and today I analyze
- White Sox Acquire Liriano For Stretch Run
Kenny Williams reportedly worked his tail off to land Zack Greinke from the Brewers this week. The American League Central is up for grabs and the White Sox and Tigers have gone back and forth
- Scoresheet: Waving the White Flag
It's time for me to wave the white flag on this year in Scoresheet. At 27-42, I'm only nine games out of first in my division, but I'm in last. As in dead last in King Kaufman's AL-Skeeter 12-team AL
- The White Sox's Biggest Surprise
Surprising performances have fueled the Chicago White Sox's rise to the top of the division. Adam Dunn -- who looked finished last season -- is off to one of the best starts of his career, Jake Peavy
- White Sox Need Help at Third
The Chicago White Sox are one of baseball's biggest surprises. While the team didn't have high expectations entering the season, they currently have a .5 game lead in the AL Central
- Dustin Ackley, White Hat, One Boot, a Pony
legs. An angel shits a white cowboy crown onto your noggin; it smells like angel shit, which smells like how you think Alison Brie might smell. Then, oh wow, there's a boot on your left foot. It fits
- Who Will Close for the White Sox?
The White Sox's bullpen may be their biggest strength entering this season. The team dealt away last season's closer, Sergio Santos, because they knew there were adequate replacements already
- 2012 Organizational Rankings: #24 -- Chicago White Sox
season. Armed with the highest payroll in team history and fresh off of signing Adam Dunn, the White Sox were the pre-season favorite to win the AL Central. Dunn responded to his new team
- White Sox Keenyn Walker Is All Tools
Last June, the Chicago White Sox plucked outfielder Keenyn Walker from the junior college ranks with the 47th overall pick in the amateur draft. After seeing him in person late in the 2011 season
- Q&A: Logan White, Draft[ing] Dodger
It is no coincidence that the top six prospects in the Dodgers organization are pitchers, and that five of them were drafted out of high school. Logan White is in charge of the team’s amateur
- White Sox Are Stuck In The Middle
The White Sox cleared payroll this weekend, trading Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor to the Padres and the Blue Jays, respectively. As Eno Sarris predicted a month ago, Chicago didn’t get spectacular
- Top 15 Prospects: Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox system continues to be one of the weakest in the Majors. The front office and ownership cannot fault anyone but themselves for failing to invest in the amateur draft
- Who Closes for the Chicago White Sox?
With Sergio Santos being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Nestor Molina on Tuesday afternoon, it seems to signal the raising of a white flag of sorts on the South side. Santos had a pretty
- White Sox Trade Santos, Start the Rebuild Process
The White Sox traded Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays for prospect Nestor Molina today. It was a bold move, not only because of the particulars of the trade, but because of the implications
- First Moment in Spectacles: Will White, Deacon White
Will White was -- and in some senses, still is -- this man:
You, dear reader -- likely bespectacled and alone in a little gray cubicle of life -- will notice a strange tingling sensation
- White Sox Extend Sergio Santos
In 2008, Sergio Santos hit .228 with a .607 OPS as a 24-year-old shortstop in Triple A. He will begin the 2012 season as the multi-million dollar closer of the Chicago White Sox. The Sox locked
- Luebke and White: NL Starting Pitchers
a much easier road ahead of them.
White’s transition to the National League has been, in a word, rocky. He’s struggling with the long ball, having given up at least one home run
- White Sox Face Tough Decisions this Off-Season
The Chicago White Sox are facing some tough decisions this off-season. Trouble is, those decisions have very little to do with their players. Due to the daily drama that surrounds this team
- Exclusive Interview with Toronto's "Man In White"
scored, as you were probably expecting, an exclusive interview with Toronto's Rogers Centre's mysterious Man In White. Actually, our bold investigative reporter was honest: He stumbled upon the Man
- The White Sox Two-Player Problem
at the plate. But if we look at the White Sox team page we can see that it's really three players dragging down the entire unit. For the moment Brent Morel can get a pass, because he's a rookie and maybe
- What Would a White Sox Fire Sale Look Like?
with no actions guaranteed to follow. But it might be the most entertaining rumor to date. Yesterday ESPN Chicago ran some quotes from White Sox GM Ken Williams, and the implications have transaction hounds
- Google Search Makes White Man Feel Awkward, Racist
close to the bottom. Let's assume for the moment, please, that I'm an oversensitive, white liberal American who, if he learned one thing in elementary school, it was to use the word Native American
- Fitting an Average Adam Dunn into the White Sox Lineup
It's not as bad as it was a month ago. Then the White Sox were 10-19 and were scoring just 3.9 runs per game, which put them near the bottom of the league in most respects. Since then they've gone
- The White Sox Can't Close the Deal
No lead is safe these days when a White Sox reliever enters the game. While Matt Thornton has taken the brunt of fan anger, his struggles now seem to have spread to the rest of the bullpen
- Team Preview: Chicago White Sox
After a coming in 6 games out of first place last year, the White Sox decided that they needed to add some power to their lineup and signed Adam Dunn to a 4 year, $56 million contract. Besides
- White Sox Extend Thornton
When looking at Matt Thornton's career with the Chicago White Sox, it's hard to believe he was acquired for Joe Borchard. Both players had fallen out of favor with their teams at the time
- Got Gas? Call the White Sox
Late Monday afternoon, the White Sox signed Brian Bruney to a minor league deal, and most of baseball yawned, scratched themselves, and turned the page. To be fair, Bruney has had an FIP over five
- Dunn To The White Sox
Adam Dunn and the White Sox seemed like a fit since day one. Kenny Williams wanted a lefty run producer, and Dunn wanted a lot of years and a lot of money. It was a match made in hot stove heaven
- White Sox Non-Tender Jenks
Earlier today, the Chicago White Sox announced they would not tender a contract to closer Bobby Jenks. The decision marks the end of the hard-throwing righty’s career on the Southside while adding
- White Sox Sign Adam Dunn
Two years after getting scorned by most of baseball, Adam Dunn has reportedly landed the big deal he's been looking for. According to the LA Times, the White Sox are on the verge of a 4 year, $56
- White Players Slightly Less Gritty Than Scrappy
- Chicago White Sox Farm System Depth
You have seen a detailed report on the must-follow prospects in the White Sox system, and Marc Hulet's ranking of the top 10 guys in the system. This is a list of the other guys, who you haven't read
- Top 10 Prospects: The Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox
2010 MLB Record: 88-74 (2nd in the AL Central)
Minor League Power Ranking: 30th (out of 30)
Click for: Last Year's Top 10 Prospect List
1. Chris Sale
- Chicago White Sox Must-Watch Prospects
will not be revealed in advance.
Chicago White Sox
Affiliates: Charlotte (Triple-A), Birmingham (Double-A), Winston-Salem (High-A), Kannapolis (Low-A), Bristol (Appy) and Great Falls (Pioneer).
- White Sox Need Morel at 3B
pitchers: Mike Minor, Kyle Drabek and Brandon Beachy. But the next logical step is to tackle hitters, and those September call-ups are just now getting to the level of proper evaluation. The White Sox
- Can Pat White Play Baseball?
The Kansas City Royals last week flashed back to the past by signing NFL quarterback Pat White in a move that conjures up memories of the old Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy which I wrote about
- Manny to The White Sox
For the second year in a row, the White Sox have used the August waiver period to add a talented outfielder who has worn out his welcome with his current team. Last year, the White Sox took
- Three Surprises in White Socks
The White Sox are certainly a surprising team this year. I do not think many gave much thought to the AL Central under the assumption that the Twins were clear favorites there and that the Wild Card
- White Sox Playing to Their Potential
It all started with a comeback win over the Indians. Heading into that Sunday matinee the White Sox, after dropping the first two games of the series, were 23-32, 9.5 games behind the Twins and only
- What the Chicago White Sox Should Do
The Chicago White Sox have a .500 record at the moment, which by itself would seem to leave them in an ambiguous spot regarding the immediate future. Sure, their run differential
- Teahen Carries White Sox
Last night was a night to remember for Mark Teahen. Forget the box score – Teahen went 3-5 with a triple, a home run, a run scored, 3 RBIs, and a SB – it was the way Teahen refused to let the White
- Organizational Rankings: #24 - Chicago White Sox
And now, we come to the fundamental problem with lists. Because of the linear growth from #30 to #1, the White Sox are going to appear right next to the Pirates in this rankings series
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - White Sox
The White Sox are a mixed bag of aging veterans and up-and-coming youngsters, sprinkled in with a couple of players with (what have been deemed) toxic contracts that Williams took on. I'll start
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - White Sox
Kyle McCulloch was the last straw for Kenny Williams, and deservedly so. The White Sox were making practice of botching first-round picks with low-ceiling players that, if their skills even
- The White Sox' Enigmatical DH Situation
cares? I think it fits as a nickname: The Enigmatical Kenny Williams.
I am not mocking Chicago White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams. I'm mocking myself. I have a terrible track record when
- Traded: Juan Pierre to the White Sox
Lost in the awesomeness of the Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee blockbuster, the Dodgers have traded outfielder Juan Pierre to the Chicago White Sox for minor leaguers Jon Link and John Ely. The White Sox have
- Putz Signs with White Sox
fastball, added a splitter and became a monster out of the M's pen. Now, after two lost seasons, Putz has inked a one-year, $3M deal with the White Sox with $3.25M in incentives.
Putz posted nearly six
- Chicago White Sox: Top 10 Prospects
in the White Sox rotation despite beginning '09 in low-A ball.
3. Jordan Danks, OF, Double-A
DOB: August 1986 Bats: L Throws: R
Signed: 2008 7th round - University of Texas
MLB ETA: Late-2010
- Chicago White Sox: Draft Review
, OF, Texas
Despite lacking a second-round selection, the White Sox had an excellent draft. The acquisition of Beckham makes the draft a winner all on its on, but the club also nabbed a few other
- Andruw Jones to the White Sox
According to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez, the Chicago White Sox have come to terms with Andruw Jones on a one-year, $500K contract with $1M in possible incentives.
Jones famously fell of the face
- A Minor Review of '09: Chicago White Sox
will not be appearing on their teams' Top 10 lists. The series is back for a second year.
Chicago White Sox
The Graduate: Gordon Beckham, SS/3B
Despite beginning '09 in double-A, Beckham made
- Teahen To The White Sox
-season with a fantastic deal for his club, sending 3B/OF Mark Teahen to the White Sox for 2B Chris Getz and DH Josh Fields.
Let's start with Teahen. He's been rumored to be trade bait
- Bad Contract White Elephant
the NFL uses for the draft. Each GM brings one contract, places it in a pile, and prepares for Bad Contract White Elephant.
You've all participated in some kind of White Elephant Christmas exchange
- White Sox Steal Rios
White Sox center fielders have been the definition of replacement level with their combined .269 wOBA, so Rios probably adds a full win to the White Sox down the stretch, increasing
- Peavy to the White Sox (For Real This Time)
Jake Peavy has been traded to the Chicago White Sox for the second time this season. Unlike last time, Peavy has waived his no-trade clause to complete the transaction. San Diego gets four arms
- Peavy To The White Sox?
For what seems like the 387th time, Jake Peavy can go to Chicago if he wants to. Only this time, it's the south side, as the White Sox and Padres have reportedly agreed on a deal that would Peavy
- Draft Reviews: Chicago White Sox
, basically all the picks were bad. The White Sox could have had Joba Chamberlain (41st overall) or Adrian Cardenas (37th) instead of the Texas southpaw.
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2009 Draft Slot: 23rd overall
- Position Battles: White Sox 2B
With little apparent interest in retaining Orlando Cabrera, the White Sox decided early on during the offseason to shift Alexei Ramirez from the keystone to the shortstop position. The "Cuban Missile
- Position Battles: White Sox 3B, Pt. 3: Dayan Viciedo
The Chicago White Sox entered the 2008 season facing an identity crisis. Coming off of a disappointing 72-win campaign, the South Siders possessed an aging roster and a farm system that had become
- Position Battles: White Sox 3B, Pt. 2: Wilson Betemit
Yesterday, we profiled White Sox third base candidate Josh Fields. The former-first rounder has been a mild disappointment for Chicago, as the 26 year-old enters the 2009 season having yet to secure
- Position Battles: White Sox 3B, Pt. 1: Josh Fields
The lineup on the South Side of Chicago is anything but set at the present moment. The White Sox have three playing time wars being waged, with center field, second base and the hot corner all up
- The 2009 Prospect Mine: Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox system is languishing at the bottom of the barrel in the American League, thanks in part to poor draft choices and a win-now mentality that has stripped the club of a number
- Arizona Should Wave White(sell) Flag on Clark
- White Sox Hope That Flowers Will Bloom in Chicago
for a collection of prospects headed to the Chicago White Sox. Dave Cameron tackled the Vazquez breakdown, while this article will highlight those four prospects obtained by the White Sox.
- A Minor Review of 2008: The White Sox
The Graduate: Alexei Ramirez | Born: September 1981 | Infielder
Signed this past winter after leaving Cuba, Alexei Ramirez had an up-and-down season after surprising everyone - including the White
- Season in Review: Chicago White Sox
by the BaseRuns formula and adjusted for strength of schedule, which I feel is the best measurement of a team's actual talent level.
Number Six: Chicago White Sox
Number six is our fifth American League