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South Side Sox 2 hours ago
Who wants to play 40-Man Roster Shake-Up?

Who wants to play 40-Man Roster Shake-Up?

The White Sox have to decide which players to add (or subtract) from the 40-man roster by Tuesday November 20 is the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters ahead of the Rule 5 draft in December. This is how the roster, currently at 35, stands as of today: Pitchers (17): Manny Bañuelos, Aaron Bummer, Ryan Burr, Ian Clarkin, Dylan Covey, Caleb Frare, Jace Fry, Carson Fulmer, Lucas Giolito, Ian Hamilton, Nate Jones, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo López, Juan Minaya, Carlos Rodon, Jose Ruiz, Thyago Vieira Catchers (2): Welington Castillo, Omar Narvaez Infielders (6): Jose Abreu,...
South Side Sox 21 hours ago
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 4

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 4

A snapshot of the top free agent center fielders, as well as the best projected center fielders in next year’s draft “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. So, finally, let’s take a look at free...
Call to the Pen Nov 17, 2018

Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas reminds all of his greatness

On Thursday, Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas reminded everyone of his greatness in a blast at ESPN. There is no questioning Mike Trout‘s greatness. The Los Angeles Angels star finished second in the MVP vote again this past year, marking the seventh time that he has finished in the top four in the voting. […] Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas reminds all of his greatness - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Nov 16, 2018
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 3

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 3

Adam Engel: his past, present and future with the White Sox “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the...
Chicago Sun-Times Nov 16, 2018

$1M donation of Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Hawks is ‘symbol’ to inspire

White Sox and Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf founded the Chicago Sports Alliance to combat gun violence in the city.
South Side Sox Nov 15, 2018
Desert Dogs wreck Rafters

Desert Dogs wreck Rafters

Glendale bags a big win in its AFL finale Glendale Desert Dogs 4, Salt River Rafters 2 Luis Basabe (CF): 1-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB Zach Thompson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, SV (3) In the last game of the year, we only get a Basabe lineup appearance, and he made an impact right out of the gate. In the bottom of the first, after the Desert Dogs allowed two runs, Basabe blooped a single to open up the inning, and stole second. He would come around to score, and Glendale would tack on one more run to tie the game. Luis Basabe gets things started with a leadoff single today. He stole...
South Side Sox Nov 15, 2018
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 2

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 2

The White Sox are loaded with top center field prospects — with three guys named Luis leading the way “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. Now, let’s focus on the center field depth in the...
Call to the Pen Nov 15, 2018

Chicago White Sox scouting report on Dylan Cease

Building up his innings has worked the young fireballer into the Chicago White Sox future plans, perhaps as soon as 2019 With each of our top 10 prospect lists this offseason, we will have a scouting report on one player from that organization’s top 10 list. With our recent review of the Chicago White Sox, […] Chicago White Sox scouting report on Dylan Cease - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chicago Sun-Times Nov 14, 2018

White Sox ACE program adds 20 more to collegiate ranks

The White Sox' annual signing day ceremony with members of their Amateur City Elite program saw 20 high school players sign letters of intent.
South Side Sox Nov 14, 2018
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 1

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 1

Headlined by 2018 draft choice Steele Walker, the lower ranks of Chicago’s center field corps are nothing to sniff at “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. Center field is the most athletic outfield...
South Side Sox Nov 14, 2018
Middle-Relief Mondays? Wilbur Wood Wet T-shirts? No Social Media Night?

Middle-Relief Mondays? Wilbur Wood Wet T-shirts? No Social Media Night?

In the wake of a 100-loss season, the White Sox are digging deep to draw fans, made clear by this early peek at 2019 Chicago White Sox promotional calendar FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 WHITE SOX ANNOUNCE BEVY OF INNOVATIVE PROMOTIONS TO MAKE OUR SECOND-DIVISION DWELLERS PALATABLE Tent Meeting Sundays, You Be the Fireman Mondays, Wilbur Wood Wet T-Shirt Night, Pork in the Park, No Social Media Night, South Side Inferiority Complex Heritage Night, Emo Music Night Are All Part of Our Early-Season Promotional Specials CHICAGO — Tired of the rebuild? Uninspired by the...
South Side Sox Nov 13, 2018
Desert Dogs limping down the stretch

Desert Dogs limping down the stretch

But Luis Basabe and Laz Rivera did provide Sox positives Surprise Saguaros 9, Glendale Desert Dogs 2 Luis Basabe (CF): 1-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K Luis Robert (DH): 1-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K Laz Rivera (SS): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K Danny Dopico: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K Basabe started off the game on the right foot, with a five-pitch walk. However, once Robert was up with two runners on base, he fouled out and Glendale could not muster a run. Surprise did not squander its chances, putting up a four spot in the bottom of the first. Luis Basabe smokes a single to center off Blue Jays pitcher Nate...
South Side Sox Nov 13, 2018
Minor league free agency: targets for the 2019 White Sox

Minor league free agency: targets for the 2019 White Sox

Ample righty relievers, and even a couple of credible rotation candidates, headline the best offerings among minor league free agents The offseason takes away — but gives, as well. Monday’s piece dove into the basics of minor league free agency, and summarized which players in the White Sox organization opted for free agency earlier this month. Now that we know who’s been lost, how can the Chicago White Sox fill in some gaps in their minor league system? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Former White Sox who...
Call to the Pen Nov 13, 2018

Chicago White Sox top 10 prospects for 2019

The Chicago White Sox are beginning to see their farm system reach the major leagues to hit the final stage of their rebuild. Which players could impact in 2019? We are in our third offseason at Call to the Pen of putting together top 10 prospect lists for every organization in baseball. Today’s list is […] Chicago White Sox top 10 prospects for 2019 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jose Abreu confident he'll be re-signed by White Sox: 'I'm going to be part of this organization for a very long time'

White Sox slugger Jose Abreu doesn’t seem too concerned about entering his walk season without a contract extension, believing everything will work out in the long run. The Sox have repeatedly said Abreu is an integral part of the rebuild as a mentor to young players such as Yoan Moncada and Luis...

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