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Chicago Sun-Times 3 hours ago

White Sox acquire first baseman Yonder Alonso

The White Sox have have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso from the Cleveland Indians according to reports.

White Sox sign former Tigers catcher James McCann

The White Sox strengthened their catching depth Friday, agreeing to terms on a contract with James McCann, who handled the catching for the Tigers for most of the last four seasons. McCann, 28, threw out 27 of 74 potential base stealers in 2018 for a 36 percent success rate and has earned the nickname...
Chicago Sun-Times 11 hours ago

White Sox sign catcher James McCann

The White Sox addressed their need for a second catcher Friday by agreeing to terms with free agent James McCann.

5 takeaways for the White Sox and Cubs from the quiet winter meetings

Cubs President Theo Epstein’s declaration that “you guys will be busy” during the winter meetings didn’t materialize fully. In fact, the Cubs didn’t complete a transaction, unless we count the naming of the player to be named in the Tommy La Stella trade. The Cubs did manage to plant some seeds...
South Side Sox Dec 13, 2018
A little White Sox Christmas dreaming

A little White Sox Christmas dreaming

The South Siders have been connected to nearly every free agent — what if they got them all? In the past couple of weeks, the Chicago White Sox have added a closer and starting pitcher while surrendering their second-string catcher, a rookie league pitcher, and some international bonus pool money they likely weren’t going to spend anyway. As Brett has stated in earlier posts, trends seem to be favoring the White Sox — the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs don’t seem as keen as originally thought on Bryce Harper, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in a holding pattern as they first try to...
Chicago Sun-Times Dec 13, 2018

White Sox head home with Ivan Nova in tow, hope for Bryce Harper

Here's a summary of what the Sox accomplished at the winter meetings: acquiring a proven starter and creating lots of buzz about Harper.

White Sox's bid for Bryce Harper could come down to details

As the Bryce Harper sweepstakes move into the homestretch, the White Sox’s chances to sign the prized free agent may come down to details and determination. “There’s only so much we can control in the end,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said as the winter meetings concluded Thursday. “Ultimately,...

Relief-pitching market starts to thaw for White Sox

The free-agent relief pitcher market has finally started moving, and the White Sox could add more bullpen depth in the upcoming days. Multiple reports indicated that Jeurys Familia has agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the Mets, and that Joe Kelly and the Dodgers reached a three-year,...

As White Sox pursue Bryce Harper, agent Scott Boras says prized free agent is 'looking ... in the long term'

The White Sox might be the exception to agent Scott Boras’ post-negotiation forecast involving marquee free agent Bryce Harper. “In the end, all organizations are going to look back and say: ‘What should I have done? How should I have done it? What steps should I have taken?’ ” Boras said Wednesday,...
Chicago Sun-Times Dec 12, 2018

As big stories go, Harper to White Sox would be off the charts

On last full day of winter meetings, Bryce Harper agent Scott Boras said nice things about Jerry Reinsdorf, said Bryce eyes team with bright future.
South Side Sox Dec 12, 2018
Winter Meetings: Day 3

Winter Meetings: Day 3

Who are the White Sox going to bring to the South Side first? On Tuesday, we got our first real taste of Winter Meetings action, as the Chicago White Sox acquired starter Iván Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cool. Meanwhile, the White Sox have been connected to just about every significant free agent in baseball. GM Rick Hahn and his boss, Ken Williams, have done their customary good cop/bad cop schtick so far at the meetings: Williams glaring all wild-eyed at the field of prime talent out there for the picking, Hahn taking some of the edge off with plenty of ifs and buts. But it seems...

White Sox are still cultivating their plans for offseason free agency

The next step in the White Sox’s attempt to become contenders could be more significant than their acquisition of pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pirates for minor-league pitcher Yordi Rosario and international signing bonus pool money. For now, Nova, 31, provides the Sox with an inning-eating starter...

'It was important for us to find a veteran presence': White Sox GM Rick Hahn on Ivan Nova trade

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn discusses the team's acquisition of starting pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pirates on Dec. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas.
South Side Sox Dec 11, 2018
Sox nab Nova

Sox nab Nova

International money, minor prospect heading back to Pirates By the standards of a typical salary dump, this one ain’t sexy. But it’s a start. With money to burn, the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday acquired righty starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, in exchange for (rumored) international spending money and a prospect so minor he shall not yet be named. Nova was briefly a hot Offseason Plan target, back in 2017, when he signed with Pittsburgh at what then seemed a pretty sweet price. He’s in the final year of his deal this season, and will be paid $9.2 million. Nova will be 32...
Chicago Sun-Times Dec 11, 2018

White Sox add to rotation, trade for Pirates righty Ivan Nova

On second day of winter meetings, White Sox part with 19-year-old Rookie League pitcher, international pool money for Pirates 2018 Opening Day starter

Jerry Reinsdorf, the boss of the Bulls and White Sox, is having quite the crazy week

Jerry Reinsdorf’s to-do list this week was one for the books. Get your favorite White Sox player into the Hall of Fame? Check. Renew dealings with longtime arch-enemy Scott Boras? Check. Monitor your Bulls players’ near mutiny against their nutty, new coach? Check. It’s all part of life’s rich...

White Sox acquire Ivan Nova from Pirates to strengthen starting pitching depth

The White Sox added much-needed starting rotation help Tuesday by acquiring Ivan Nova from the Pirates. A source confirmed the trade, which is subject to medical reports. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported the trade. The players the Sox traded away have not yet been named. Nova, 31, has...
Chicago Sun-Times Dec 11, 2018

White Sox acquire veteran right-hander Ivan Nova

The White Sox on Tuesday acquired right-hand pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pirates, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

GM Rick Hahn says the White Sox won't stray from their long-term mission

The pursuit of free agent Bryce Harper has excited White Sox fans who haven’t enjoyed an American League Central title since 2008 or a winning season since 2012. But general manager Rick Hahn stressed that the Sox’s mission for long-term success will continue even if they don’t make a franchise-altering...
Jays Journal Dec 11, 2018

Blue Jays: Ryan Goins signs with Chicago White Sox

Once a Blue Jays fan favourite, Ryan Goins has reportedly agreed to terms with the Chicago White Sox. According to Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com, the rebuilding Chicago White Sox are signing former Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins to a minor-league deal that includes an invite to major-league spring training. Cotillo also adds that if […] Blue Jays: Ryan Goins signs with Chicago White Sox - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates working with White Sox on Ivan Nova trade

Pirates working with White Sox on Ivan Nova trade

Nova, 31, had a 4.19 ERA in 161 innings in 2018 and will make $8.5 million in 2019.
Red Reporter Dec 11, 2018
Reds pursuing Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer

Reds pursuing Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer

Could Cincinnati land one of Cleveland’s aces? To date, MLB’s Winter Meetings have been light on rumor and even lighter on substance, with a minor trade of Ivan Nova from Pittsburgh to the Chicago White Sox the lone real action we’ve seen thus far. One thing does remain certain, however - the Cincinnati Reds sure seem to be asking about a lot of pitching, with presumptive hopes that they might, might actually ‘get’ it before the 2019 season rolls around. Their latest focus, if the rumors are to be believed, revolves around Cleveland, as MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported earlier...
Rum Bunter Dec 11, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team To Sign Jordan Lyles

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their second move today, adding a veteran right-handed reliever in Jordan Lyles. Earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded away Ivan Nova to the White Sox.  With one year left at $9.167 million with a projected 1.5 season, Nova falls somewhere in the rank of being worth $2.833 million ($8 million/win) […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team To Sign Jordan Lyles - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Dec 11, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: New Prospect Yordi Rosario

The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first move of the Winter Meetings today.  They sent out a pitcher in return for a prospect and international money. Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their first move of the Winter Meetings and it was notable.  The team dealt away veteran pitcher Ivan Nova to the Chicago White Sox in […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: New Prospect Yordi Rosario - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Dec 11, 2018

Pirates trade Ivan Nova to White Sox

Ivan Nova, a former member of the New York Yankees, will be headed to Chicago to join the White Sox, per recent reports. According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, pitcher Ivan Nova is being traded to the Chicago White Sox. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score confirmed the trade, adding that there are “no […] Pirates trade Ivan Nova to White Sox - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Dec 11, 2018

Mystery team could be joining Yankees, Phillies, White Sox in pursuit of free agent Manny Machado

Manny Machado and his agent Dan Lozano will be making four in-person visits with teams in the coming days at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
DRaysBay Dec 12, 2018
View from the Catwalk: Blake Snell hosts Fortnite tournament at Winter Meetings

View from the Catwalk: Blake Snell hosts Fortnite tournament at Winter Meetings

A Fortnite tournament was the best thing about the Rays on Tuesday, everything else was terrible Thus far, the Winter Meetings have been fruitful in rumors and speculation but pretty barren in terms of actual moves made. The most notable free agent signing has been Andrew McCutchen to the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Chicago White Sox acquired Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates and that’s been it. On the Rays front, the status quo remained the same as reports yesterday were repeating what we already know, the Rays are interested in Nelson Cruz and Charlie Morton. Another name has...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Dec 12, 2018
2018 MLB Winter Meetings: Day 3

2018 MLB Winter Meetings: Day 3

Signings and hirings and trades, oh my. The biggest headline of Tuesday’s Day 2 activities at the Winter Meetings was probably the signing of Andrew McCutchen by the Phillies to a three-year, $50 million contract. Other Tuesday moves included the trade of Ivan Nova to the White Sox and the Royals officially announcing they had signed Billy Hamilton to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2020. And then there was this announcement: #Cubs coach Brandon Hyde will be the #Orioles’ next manager, sources tell The Athletic. First reported as close: @JoelSherman1.— Ken Rosenthal...
Lookout Landing Dec 13, 2018
Mariners select RHP Brandon Brennan in Rule 5 Draft, lose three players in minor-league portion

Mariners select RHP Brandon Brennan in Rule 5 Draft, lose three players in minor-league portion

Mariners practice “take one, leave one” system but screw it up; take one, but lose three As expected, the Mariners did indeed select a player in the Major League phase of Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, plucking RHP Brandon Brennan out of the Colorado Rockies farm system. He had signed a minor league deal with the Rockies on November 13 after previously spending his entire career in the White Sox organization. #Mariners select RHP Brandon Brennan from Colorado in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. Seattle’s 40-man, roster is now at 37 players.— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR)...
SNY TV Dec 13, 2018

What would make 'Death Star' Yankees 'pivot' and go after Bryce Harper?

If the White Sox are the only team in hot pursuit of Bryce Harper, as some baseball people seem to think, maybe anything really is still possible as it pertains to his free agency -- even the Yankees.
Detroit Sports Nation 11 hours ago

BREAKING: Former Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann signs with AL Central team

According to reports, former Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann has signed a deal with an American League Central team. Embed from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that McCann has agreed to a deal with the Chicago White Sox, pending a physical. The deal is reportedly worth 2.5 million. Catcher James McCann and the Chicago White Sox are in agreement on a deal, pending a physical, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 14, 2018 James Mccann gets 2.5M #chisox — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 14, 2018 BONUS CONTENT: 3 Free agents the Detroit Lions...
Detroit Free Press 8 hours ago
Former Detroit Tigers James McCann, Ian Kinsler headed elsewhere

Former Detroit Tigers James McCann, Ian Kinsler headed elsewhere

The Chicago White Sox agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with former Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann.        

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