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South Side Sox

Today in White Sox History: March 24

Andy Carey (sliding) had no problem moving from the Yankees to the White Sox — but he WOULD NOT be traded to Philly. | Set Number: X3923 Two trades, modest returns 1962 White Sox third baseman Andy Carey, traded to Philadelphia on December 15, is instead dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers after refusing to report to the Phillies. Carey, just 30 but a veteran having played for nearly all of the 1950s with the New York Yankees, didn’t want to be shuttled (with no say) to his fourth team in four years. As he was a California native, the White Sox obliged him with the...

Over the Monster

2023 Positional Preview: Right Field

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ If Alex Verdugo is going to make the leap, now’s the time. Coming off a rather mediocre 2022, there may not be anyone on the Red Sox this season who has more to prove than right fielder Alex Verdugo. Backed up by 2022 OBP stud Rob Refsnyder and a pleasant surprise this spring in Raimel Tapia, the position is one of the more secure ones on the roster entering this season. The Starter – Alex Verdugo The key return in the Mookie Betts trade with the Dodgers, the key question that we as a fanbase ask each year is whether Verdugo...


Dodgers Spring Training: Noah Syndergaard Focused On Getting ‘1 Percent Better’ Each Start

After losing several key contributors in free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers addressed their starting rotation with the signing...

Bluebird Banter

Blue Jays Birthdays: Raul Mondesi and Jerry Howarth

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Raul Mondesi turns 52 today. Raul had a 13-year MLB career, spent mostly with the Dodgers, but he spent two and a half seasons with the Blue Jays. We picked up in trade Mondesi from the Dodgers (with Pedro Borbon) in trade for Shawn Green. The Green trade wasn’t something the Jays wanted to do, but Green demanded a trade when the team hired Cito Gaston as the hitting coach. Green didn’t get along with Cito when he first came up to the team, and Cito was the manager. Cito liked players to pull the ball, and Green preferred to hit to all...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Outside The Confines: Casualties of Spring Training

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Some injuries are breaking out in Spring Training and none bigger than the one to Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux. The Padres are in it to win it. A look ahead to the WBC. And Joey Votto is still the most interesting man in baseball. The Dodgers didn’t get into the free agent shortstop bidding this winter because . . . well, really because they’re saving up all their money to make a bid for Shohei Ohtani. But the other reason was because they felt confident that Gavin Lux could handle the job. Yeah, about that. . . Dodgers shortstop...

Lone Star Ball

Lux out for the year with torn ACL

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux will miss the 2023 season due to a torn ACL Gavin Lux, the Los Angeles Dodgers infielder, tore his ACL yesterday, the team announced. The injury will keep Lux out for the entire 2023 season. Lux, the Dodgers’ first round pick in 2016 and a consensus top 5 prospect in MLB a few years ago, was the Dodgers’ regular second baseman in 2022, putting up a 2.5 bWAR while slashing .276/.346/.399 in 129 games. Lux was expected to be the Dodgers’ regular shortstop in 2023 after the departure of free agent Trea...

The MLB Whip crew discuss potential trades ahead of the deadline | MLB WHIPAROUND

The MLB Whip crew discuss potential trades ahead of the deadline. Will the Dodgers make a move? And where will Madison Bumgarner end up? Nick Swisher and Mark Sweeney discuss the possibilities. #FOXSports #MLB #MLBTrade #NickSwisher #MarkSweeney

JP Morosi breaks down why LA should target Felipe Vazquez at trade deadline | MLB WHIPAROUND

JP Morosi and Dontrelle Willis join Kevin Burkhardt to discuss why Felipe Vazquez would be the perfect fit for the Dodgers bullpen. #FOXSports #MLB #KevinBurkhardt #FelipeVazquez #Dodgers

Frank Thomas on Bryce Harper's walk off and Cleveland's trade deadline strategy | MLB WHIPAROUND

Frank Thomas and Terry Collins join Chris Myers to discuss Bryce Harper's walk off single against the Dodgers and whether the Indians will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. #FOXSports #MLB #BryceHarper #Dodgers #Indians