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South Side Showdown Oct 13, 2017

White Sox: Jose Abreu Finalist for Hank Aaron Award

Jose Abreu is a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award. The award goes to the best offensive player from each league. Jose Abreu had another phenomenal season in a Chicago White Sox uniform. And hopefully that can culminate in a Hank Aaron Award. The slugging first baseman is one of 15 American League finalists. The […] White Sox: Jose Abreu Finalist for Hank Aaron Award - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Oct 13, 2017
2017 White Sox pitching leaders in historical context

2017 White Sox pitching leaders in historical context

It takes a special season for Derek Holland to stand out with his numbers When looking at the White Sox’ 2017 hitting leaders, a lot of people were taken aback by Todd Frazier leading the team in walks despite playing for the Yankees the last two-plus months. A .330 batting average by Avisail Garcia gave the White Sox a respectable OBP leader, and Jose Abreu’s excellent year gave the Sox sturdy counting and rate numbers elsewhere. The pitching side of the equation? That’s where fans felt the rebuild. Trades extracted the White Sox’ two most reliable starters and four best relievers,...
South Side Sox Oct 9, 2017
Jose Abreu is projected for a significant pay increase in 2018

Jose Abreu is projected for a significant pay increase in 2018

MLBTradeRumors released their projected 2018 arbitration earnings and it has both Abreu and Avi making significantly more in ‘18 Jose Abreu had a salary of $10,825,000 for the 2017 season, and this past Winter opted into arbitration for the remaining two years on his contract. By doing this, as larry pointed out last September, Abreu was giving up a guaranteed $11.5 million for 2018 and $12 million in 2019. After a step back in production from 2016 season, Abreu risked losing money if 2017 was a repeat or worse. Of course, we know what happened. Abreu had his best season since 2014 and...
South Side Sox Oct 8, 2017
2017 White Sox hitting leaders in historical context

2017 White Sox hitting leaders in historical context

Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia made the offense watchable considering the other categories If you’re looking for other reasons for the White Sox’ surprising watchability besides Rick Renteria’s magic touch, you can point to Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu. They both reached rare franchise benchmarks with their reliability, and their day-in, day-out production stabilized the Sox despite extreme volatility elsewhere in the lineup, especially after other veterans departed. When poking around Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index, you get an idea of how hard it is to perform at their level...
Sports Mockery Oct 3, 2017
What Will Rick Hahn Do With Jose Abreu And Avisail Garcia?

What Will Rick Hahn Do With Jose Abreu And Avisail Garcia?

Have the White Sox seen the last of Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia on the South Side?
South Side Showdown Sep 30, 2017

White Sox: Should Jose Abreu Get A Contract Extension This Offseason?

 White Sox veteran first baseman will be a free agent after 2019 season. Should team extend his contract this offseason with rebuild underway? Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has had a fantastic 2017 season. The 30-year-old slugger has once again recorded more than 25 home runs and 100 RBIs for the fourth consecutive […] White Sox: Should Jose Abreu Get A Contract Extension This Offseason? - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Sep 26, 2017
Angels 9, White Sox 3: Teeing off on Chris Volstad

Angels 9, White Sox 3: Teeing off on Chris Volstad

Jose Abreu’s two homers overshadowed by three Los Angeles homers in second inning Chris Volstad picked up his first win in more than five years his last time out. This time out reminded everybody how he went five years between wins. Volstad gave up three homers to the Angels during a six-run second. Those were the only six runs he gave up over five innings, but they were far more than Los Angeles needed behind a strong start by Parker Bridwell. The White Sox’ 1-0 lead evaporated in five pitches during the second. Albert Pujols singled on a 1-1 count, followed by a Brandon Phillips...
South Side Sox Sep 26, 2017
Corner infield bubble among White Sox’ offseason tasks

Corner infield bubble among White Sox’ offseason tasks

Matt Davidson’s homers entertained during a rebuilding season, but now more is needed Jose Abreu’s shin injury has provided the remaining corner infielders one last chance to make their case for 2018 roles. Yolmer Sanchez doesn’t need the run. He’s hitting .264/.317/.410 with strong defense at both second and third base, which gives him the value of an average regular. Perhaps he’s playing a little over his head, at least when it comes to his power, but the entire package gives us an idea of how he can survive the rebuild, and not just next season. There’s a very good bench...
South Side Showdown Sep 24, 2017

White Sox: Jose Abreu Records History in South Siders Loss to Royals

White Sox first baseman records 100th RBI in team’s loss to Kansas City, becomes just third player in MLB to have 100 or more RBIs and 25 or more home runs in first four seasons. When the Chicago White Sox signed then International Free Agent Jose Abreu to a six-year $68 million contract in the […] White Sox: Jose Abreu Records History in South Siders Loss to Royals - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Sep 23, 2017
Royals 8, White Sox 2: Jose Abreu reaches milestone

Royals 8, White Sox 2: Jose Abreu reaches milestone

First baseman makes most of quiet game with 99th and 100th RBIs A followed-from-afar bullet-point recap: *Jose Abreu reached 100 RBIs for the fourth straight season. He didn’t reach it in the most thrilling fashion — a groundout to third with the bases loaded, and one on which Mike Moustakas should have thrown home — but it’s 100 RBIs nevertheless. He’s the third player in MLB history, joining Albert Pujols and Joe DiMaggio, as the first player with 25 homers and 100 RBIs in each of his first four seasons. *That was the chief highlight, as the White Sox lost a Dylan Covey start....
Sports Mockery Sep 23, 2017
Jose Abreu Becomes Third Player In Major League History To Reach This Feat

Jose Abreu Becomes Third Player In Major League History To Reach This Feat

Jose Abreu can be considered disappointing in one regard: it took him too long to get here. Imagine what he could have done with three extra seasons? Since defecting from Cuba, scarfing down a phony passport and joining the White Sox in 2014, Abreu has posted 25 or more home runs and 100 or more […]
South Side Sox Sep 23, 2017
Sporcle Saturday: Double your pleasure

Sporcle Saturday: Double your pleasure

Who’s hit at least 40 two-baggers in a season for the Sox? Thursday night’s game between the White Sox and Astros saw Jose Abreu log his fortieth double on the season. For the season, Jose is currently one of only eleven players to hit at least forty doubles: if he continues to sustain this pace of hitting, it’s possible he could even finish in the top-5 on the season. (Jose Ramirez leads the way with 51, so Abreu’s chances of leading the league are virtually impossible) Abreu’s fortieth double was also somewhat less conventional than the usual variety: What better way to...
South Side Showdown Sep 20, 2017

White Sox: Giolito’s Strong Start Isn’t Enough to Curb Astros

Lucas Giolito allowed just two runs in 6 2/3 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Astros. Jose Abreu drove in he lone run for the White Sox. Lucas Giolito had another strong outing but it wasn’t enough to stop the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The Chicago White Sox fell 3-1 but the right […] White Sox: Giolito’s Strong Start Isn’t Enough to Curb Astros - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Sep 17, 2017
Abreu vs. Hosmer: Battle for the Silver Slugger

Abreu vs. Hosmer: Battle for the Silver Slugger

A close battle for the top offensive award at first base. As a White Sox fan if you're tired of the draft position race and need something else to root for in the season's final two weeks, pay attention to the Silver Slugger battle at first base. At the All-Star game, Jose Abreu was behind Justin Smoak, Yonder Alonso, and Logan Morrison in offensive performance. Making Abreu be a fan at the festivities instead of a participant. After a good but not great start to 2017, Jose Abreu has emerged back to his 2014 play in the second half hitting .320/.374/.606 since the All-Star game with a 152...

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