5:01 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019

Will the White Sox’s reported offer of $175 million be enough to land Manny Machado?

The White Sox repeatedly warn fans not to believe every rumor they hear concerning the team’s offseason pursuits. Just a few days ago a source denied an ESPN report saying the Sox had offered Manny Machado eight years, instead of seven, to play on the South Side. But the Sox can’t stop rumors from...

Ian Clarkin returns to the Cubs for a 2nd time on waiver claim from the White Sox

For the second time in less than 60 days, the Cubs claimed Ian Clarkin off waivers from the White Sox. The left-hander’s odyssey started Nov. 20 when the Cubs claimed him off waivers from the Sox. But the Cubs elected to put Clarkin, 23, on waivers six days later and the Sox subsequently re-claimed...
South Side Sox 2 hours ago
What the White Sox would get in Manny Machado

What the White Sox would get in Manny Machado

Elite hitting, elite defense at third, and, finally: a true superstar As the baseball world burns over the offer the Chicago White Sox made to Manny Machado ($25 million AAV? $31.25 million AAV? ... jeez, ESPN, can you at least get your own story straight), a reminder that it is still the only reported offer. So while we’re not exactly photoshopping Manny into White Sox black quite yet — we’ll leave that to @MLB — and most of us are familiar with what Machado brings to the table, this superstar and potential Hall-of-Famer is too impressive not to dive into. The Offense Machado has...

White Sox reward Omar Vizquel for work with top prospects

The White Sox are rewarding minor-league manager Omar Vizquel for his handling of some of the organization’s top prospects. Vizquel is being promoted from Class A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham for the 2019 season. Chris Getz, the Sox’s director of player development, indicated that the progress...
South Side Sox 19 hours ago
How do you spell relief? Longshots for the 2019 White Sox bullpen

How do you spell relief? Longshots for the 2019 White Sox bullpen

Winding up our series, here’s a look at the wild cards for the South Side reliever corps Before this offseason, the Chicago White Sox were loaded with high-ceiling, but not-ready-for-prime- time pitchers, like Ian Hamilton, Zack Burdi, Ryan Burr, and Thyago Vieira. With several recent additions via trade and free agency, the White Sox now have several veterans to add to this list. By my count, there are 21 pitchers who have the potential to pitch this year in a White Sox uniform: The incumbents: Manny Bañuelos, Alex Colomé, Dylan Covey, Jace Fry, Kelvin Herrera, Nate Jones, Juan...
Chicago Sun-Times Jan 15, 2019

White Sox announce Omar Vizquel’s promotion to AA Birmingham

The White Sox announced their minor-league coaching staff for 2019. Former major leaguers Frank Menechino and Wes Helms are two new additions.

White Sox add Frank Menechino and Wes Helms to minor-league coaching staff

Former major-league players Frank Menechino and Wes Helms were added to the White Sox minor-league coaching staff announced Tuesday. Menechino, a former hitting coach with the Marlins (2014-18), was hired as hitting coach at Triple-A Charlotte. Helms, who played in the majors for 13 seasons with...
Chicago Sun-Times Jan 15, 2019

Ozzie Guillen added to White Sox guest list for SoxFest

Ozzie Guillen will attend his first White Sox fan convention next week since his last season as manager on the South Side in 2011.

Ozzie Guillen scheduled to attend SoxFest for 1st time since 2011

Ozzie Guillen hasn’t formally been asked to participate in the recruitment of Manny Machado, but the former White Sox manager is scheduled to appear at SoxFest for the first time since 2011. Guillen, manager of the 2005 World Series championship team, is among several Sox alumni added to the list...
South Side Sox Jan 15, 2019
South Side Sox’s 2019 White Sox Hall of Fame vote

South Side Sox’s 2019 White Sox Hall of Fame vote

Vote for our second class — with some bonus categories — through January 23 Once upon a time, the Chicago White Sox had a team Hall of Fame — until they decided to put it in mothballs, in favor of an extended gift shop. Now the Sox have a two-story team store, and they have yet to bring the team Hall of Fame back. We’re tired of waiting, so we’ve established a virtual one here at South Side Sox. Voting is similar to our regular Hall of Fame vote: You are able to choose a maximum of 10 guys from this year’s ballot of 30 nominees. A player will need 75% of the vote to gain...

Former White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia signs one-year deal with Rays

Former White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will get a chance to redeem himself in Tampa Bay after agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with incentives, The Athletic reported. Garcia can make another $2.5 million in incentives in 2019, according to the report. After being selected to the American...
South Side Sox Jan 14, 2019
How do you spell relief? On the cusp of the 2019 White Sox bullpen

How do you spell relief? On the cusp of the 2019 White Sox bullpen

This second in the series details the relievers who are nibbling at the majors Before this offseason, the Chicago White Sox were loaded with high-ceiling, but not-ready-for-prime- time pitchers, like Ian Hamilton, Zack Burdi, Ryan Burr, and Thyago Vieira. With several recent additions via trade and free agency, the White Sox now have several veterans to add to this list. By my count, there are 21 pitchers who have the potential to pitch this year in a White Sox uniform: The incumbents: Manny Bañuelos, Alex Colomé, Dylan Covey, Jace Fry, Kelvin Herrera, Nate Jones, Juan Minaya On the...

Deep Dish Baseball podcast: What happens to Tim Anderson if the White Sox sign Manny Machado?

Welcome to the weekly Deep Dish Baseball podcast with Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan and other Chicago Tribune writers. Subscribe and listen to Deep Dish Baseball on iTunes | Spotify Stitcher | Google Play Mark and Paul discuss the latest in the White Sox's pursuit of free-agent infielder Manny...

Is White Sox's pursuit of Manny Machado driven by a Netflix strategy?

The White Sox’s pursuit of Manny Machado is guided in part by what might be called a Netflix strategy. (No, this is not a reference to Netflix’s “Bird Box” and that stupid and dangerous meme in which people go around their eyes covered.) Today virtually everyone knows Netflix. But before that,...
Chicago Sun-Times Jan 14, 2019

MLB deletes odd tweet about White Sox’ reported Manny Machado offer

MLB's official Twitter account curiously tweeted about a reported offer to one of its top free agents Monday.

White Sox Player News

  • 1 Kelvin Herrera

    Kelvin Herrera

    How do you spell relief? Longshots for the 2019 White Sox bullpen

  • 1 Thyago Vieira

    Thyago Vieira

    How do you spell relief? Longshots for the 2019 White Sox bullpen

  • 1 Ian Hamilton

    Ian Hamilton

    How do you spell relief? Longshots for the 2019 White Sox bullpen

  • 1 Dylan Covey

    Dylan Covey

    How do you spell relief? Longshots for the 2019 White Sox bullpen

  • 1 Jace Fry

    Jace Fry

    How do you spell relief? Longshots for the 2019 White Sox bullpen

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