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South Side Sox 1 hour ago

Adam Eaton still getting on base despite injured finger

Banged-up downplaying effect of jammed (or broken) digit with words, play Adam Eaton received his first award as a member of the White Sox on Tuesday, and it's for a role he was born to play. The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association selected Eaton as the team's recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, meaning he'll be among 30 finalists for the overall award on Nov. 18. As you might expect, he's pretty pumped about it: "I'm pumped. My wife and I talked about it today, and it's my first big league trophy, which is kind of cool," Eaton said. "I'm honored. I remember Willie...
South Side Sox 6 hours ago
Royals 7, White Sox 1: Quiet night for bats, long night for pitching

Royals 7, White Sox 1: Quiet night for bats, long night for pitching

Scott Carroll hits a wall during four-run fifth, while Bruce Chen notches another victory against one of his favorite opponents Enjoyable aspects of this game: No. 1: Moises Sierra racked up a really cool outfield assist. Your browser does not support iframes. He got a lot of running in tonight, hitting his first triple, chasing a number of line drives and making a catch along the rail in right field, after which he high-fived a fan. No. 2: Alexei Ramirez stole two bases, and both followed pickoffs. His swim move on the second one was viewed favorably through the eyes of instant...
South Side Sox 11 hours ago

Danks and Viciedo trade rumors start simmering again

John Danks rumors started to bubble first today, but then the Dayan Viciedo pot started to boil. After our short John Danks could be getting traded red alert just before the All-Star break, the White Sox rumor mill suddenly went all Bizarro world. How's Gordon Beckham holding up despite trade rumors? Will the Sox be buyers or sellers? Will AJ. come back to Chicago? Will Ozzie manage the Sox next year? I wouldn't have been surprised if Solomon Grundy was signed to a minor league deal. Today, though, we finally got back to some sane rumor-mongering about John Danks.  This time, rather than...
River Ave. Blues 19 hours ago

Heyman: Yankees, White Sox discussing John Danks

Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees have called the White Sox about left-hander John Danks. The two sides are not close to a deal and Heyman says talks may only be in the preliminary stages. The rebuilding ChiSox are, unsurprisingly, looking for young players and prospects in return. Danks, 29, was a popular trade topic around […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogHeyman: Yankees, White Sox discussing John Danks The post Heyman: Yankees, White Sox discussing John Danks appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
South Side Sox Jul 22, 2014

Alejandro De Aza showing value as trade deadline nears

Resurgence might be too late for exciting offers, but it's better than what Gordon Beckham's been doing In his Monday roundup column, Ken Rosenthal said the White Sox could be in the unenviable position of sellers without anything worth buying. An excerpt: What exactly do the Sox have to offer? Consider how some of their trade candidates measure up in Fangraphs’ version of Wins Above Replacement (fWAR). Left-hander John Danks: 0.8Designated hitter Adam Dunn: 0.3Left fielder Alejandro De Aza: 0.2Right fielder Dayan Viciedo: -0.1Second baseman Gordon Beckham: -0.2 One rival executive said...
South Side Sox Jul 21, 2014
White Sox 3, Royals 1: Chris Sale gets what he needs

White Sox 3, Royals 1: Chris Sale gets what he needs

Condor throws seven innings of one-run ball to prolong Kansas City's slump #royals yost on what will turn his team around: "One hit. Just one big hit." — Jeffrey Flanagan (@jflanagankc) July 21, 2014 The struggling Royals didn't get that "one big hit" against Chris Sale tonight. They gave Sale their customary annoying time, with seven hits and a walk over seven innings. One of those hits was a nice, small single up the middle by Danny Valencia that cut the White Sox' lead to 2-1 in the fourth. But the big hit was lacking, and when third base coach Mike Jirschele tried sending...
South Side Sox Jul 21, 2014

Podcast Survey

Drawing for those who participate to win White Sox tickets. While there is no podcast this week (it will resume next Monday), we did want to take a brief moment of your time to participate in our survey about the program. Below, you will see a survey embedded into the page. Looking for your feedback in all aspects of the program as we try to tailor the content to the communities tastes. In exchange for your time, I will be conducting a random drawing to reward three lucky winners for their time. To win, please submit your e-mail address at the end of the survey to participate in the...
South Side Sox Jul 21, 2014

White Sox-Royals series a must-win for Kansas City

Three games in Chicago could change the course of the AL Central as the trade deadline approaches Remember when the Kansas City Royals occupied first place in the AL Central? That was a fun two days. Their little tear started with a sweep of the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field June 13-15, then continued with three straight wins at Comerica Park -- including two thrashings -- that gave them a 1½-game edge. But that disappeared as soon as the schedule allowed, and the season has been a real drag for them since. The Royals return to Chicago with a 9-17 record over their last 26 games, and...
South Side Sox Jul 21, 2014

Roll call: Who's going to Cooperstown?

Calling all SSSers to turn Frank Thomas' induction day into a party While we've heard plenty from Frank Thomas -- including directly -- as the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday nears, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in Georgia provides a different angle, telling Thomas' story from the viewpoint of his mother. The whole article is worth your time, but here's an excerpt: [Thomas' parents] also had a younger daughter, Pamela, who died from leukemia on Thanksgiving in 1977 when she was 2 years old. "That took a toll on all of us," Porter said. "... When (Frank) went to the major leagues...
South Side Sox Jul 21, 2014

White Sox Minor League Update: July 20-26

Scores, stats, and news from the White Sox farm system Sunday's box scores: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 16, Charlotte 5 Micah Johnson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with his eighth homer, a double and a strikeout. Jordan Danks also went 3-for-5 with a strikeout. Matt Davidson, not so much: 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. Andy Wilkins padded his league lead in homers: 3-for-5 with two solo shots. Here's his second homer: Your browser does not support iframes. Mississippi 5, Birmingham 1 Trayce Thompson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Rangel Ravelo went 1-for-4...
South Side Sox Jul 20, 2014
Astros 11, White Sox 7: John Danks sets tone for ugh-fest

Astros 11, White Sox 7: John Danks sets tone for ugh-fest

Generous Houston defense allows Sox to catch up, but Daniel Webb falters in four-run seventh This ugly marathon of a game tested a couple of Hawk Harrelson truisms, and if you're generous, he batted .500 on the day. The Houston Astros violated Hawk Harrelson's First Rule of Baseball ("catch the baseball"), committing three errors and making more mistakes than that. The White Sox played error-free ball, but it didn't benefit them. However, if you think baseball is a Battle of the Bullpens, then that's where the Astros maintained an edge. Daniel Webb's disastrous four-double, four-run seventh...
South Side Sox Jul 20, 2014
Taylor Thompson is latest White Sox bullpen fodder

Taylor Thompson is latest White Sox bullpen fodder

27-year-old brought up for today's game I wrote about RHP Taylor Thompson at the end of last month, when I detailed the lack of pitching depth in the White Sox organization: The righty hasn't quite yet earned the title of organizational soldier but he's closing in on it. Twice drafted by the White Sox, he signed after his redshirt junior year at Auburn in 2009. Until the AZL White Sox began play last week, Thompson had appeared for every stateside affiliate at one point or another. His minor league production is impressive but the 27-year-old fits into the category of a pitcher whose...
South Side Sox Jul 20, 2014

When the White Sox failed to sign the first overall pick

43 years before Brady Aiken refused to sign with the Houston Astros, Danny Goodwin chose college instead of Chicago The Houston Astros' interminable rebuilding process hit another snag when they failed to come to terms with the 2014 draft's No. 1 pick, Brady Aiken. It's a story that dominated the headlines and baseball Twitter, because it's perfect yelling fodder. Every side loses, every side made mistakes, and you can attack it from three fronts if you're so inclined: The Astros are an arrogant front office that just had a cover story declaring them the 2017 World Series champs despite...
South Side Sox Jul 19, 2014
White Sox 4, Astros 3: More zeroes by the bullpen

White Sox 4, Astros 3: More zeroes by the bullpen

After Tyler Flowers delivers the go-ahead double in the sixth, strong relief work -- most of it by Ronald Belisario -- carries Sox to second straight win Given the amount of traffic the White Sox put on the basepaths tonight, they should have won this game going away. Instead, they needed a couple of late-inning escapes by the bullpen to preserve the slimmest of margin, but the victory counts all the same. Tyler Flowers put the Sox ahead in the sixth with an RBI double, and a Ronald Belisario-led bullpen made the lead hold up. Those were your two players of the game right there. Flowers...
South Side Sox Jul 19, 2014
Running away from last season

Running away from last season

Rick Hahn made the moves to improve the Sox offense and score more runs, but is it enough? Late last season, White Sox GM Rick Hahn stated very simply that the Sox' primary problem was runs -- they didn't score enough and their defense gave up too many.  Not necessarily rocket science, but it was refreshing to hear a White Sox GM get to the heart of sabermetrics as the source of the team's problems. So, I thought I'd take a look at how the White Sox are doing in Runs Created to see if the moves Rick Hahn has made so far have made a difference in terms of creating more runs.  I'm sure many...
South Side Sox Jul 18, 2014

White Sox 3, Astros 2: Bullpen makes comeback possible

Second half starts with pitchers retiring last 22 and Dayan Viciedo and Tyler Flowers leading the offense The start of the second half looked an awful lot like the first -- with the bullpen throwing shutdown innings and Dayan Viciedo and Tyler Flowers bringing the clutch. White Sox pitchers retired the last 22 Astros they faced, while the offense climbed out of a 2-0 hole. Viciedo tied it up in the bottom of the sixth by taking a rolling Scott Feldman curveball out of the park to center, and one inning later, Flowers drove in Alejandro De Aza with a laser double to the left-center gap. The...
South Side Sox Jul 18, 2014

Five questions for the White Sox in the second half

The biggest one may be answered before the end of the month After one necessary off day and one unnecessary off day, the White Sox are back in action against Houston tonight. Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic will throw out the ceremonial first pitches, but after the Bulls' biggest additions cycle out of the news, the biggest Chicago sports story will be about who's on the way out. That's the biggest question the White Sox have to address in the second half, but there are a few undercards as well. Let's run them down: No. 1: Who will be moved? Inside a fortnight from the trade deadline, the...
South Side Sox Jul 17, 2014
Off day theater: Frank Thomas documentary, 1993 White Sox game airing tonight

Off day theater: Frank Thomas documentary, 1993 White Sox game airing tonight

CSN Chicago debuts special to commemorate Big Hurt's Hall of Fame induction If you're in the Chicago area, you can still fill a scheduled day off with White Sox baseball. At 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. tonight, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will air "Welcome to Cooperstown: Frank Thomas," an hour-long documentary about the Big Hurt's career. CSN Chicago's press release touts the meat of it: In addition to the exclusive, candid interviews with Thomas, now in his third year as studio analyst for White Sox baseball on Comcast SportsNet, Welcome to Cooperstown also includes interviews with numerous...
South Side Sox Jul 17, 2014
GIF'ing it: Moises Sierra, White Sox dugout All-Star

GIF'ing it: Moises Sierra, White Sox dugout All-Star

Fourth outfielder has become first ringleader of dugout antics since joining team in May Since he joined the White Sox via a waiver claim from Toronto in early May, Moises Sierra's contributions have been mostly negligible from a production standpoint. He's hitting .271/.292/.388, but while that's a stark improvement over his .059 average with the Blue Jays, an eight-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio tempers any enthusiasm. Well, unless it's Sierra's enthusiasm we're talking about. Nothing can keep that in check. Sierra might not be a roster lock the rest of the season, but that hasn't stopped...
South Side Sox Jul 16, 2014

MLB All-Star Game 2014: White Sox performance review

Alexei Ramirez makes the most out of his first All-Star Game, while Jose Abreu and Chris Sale were happy to be there The American League beat the National League 5-3 in a well-played All-Star Game at Target Field on Tuesday night, and even though no members of the White Sox' contingent started, each of their three representatives saw a fair amount of action. In case you missed it, here's a quick rundown of the games within the game, in order of on-field success. No. 1: Alexei Ramirez Ramirez entered the game in the top of the fourth inning to a huge standing ovation, which was obviously...

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