WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

DPD: The King Versus Chris Sale

It’s a short slate but a pretty decent one as we get you prepared for the weekend. We’ve got a sturdy head-to-head matchup, a former Cy Young winner in isolation and a knuckleballer who is on the mend. Check ’em out! Félix Hernández (SEA) versus Chris Sale (CWS) 8:10 p.m. ET It hasn’t been the prototypical King Félix season, but that’s a lofty standard by which to...
Via The Sports Post
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Same season leads to same issues for White Sox front office

Rick Hahn is in familiar position of denying rifts and weighing a sale Rick Hahn spoke to the media on Thursday, which was only strange because he was accused of ducking the media a few days before. He sought to clear the air on that part before the session ... Hahn hadn't done a full media session since the Aug. 1 trade deadline, but before talking for 13 minutes, he said he...
Via South Side Sox
6 hours ago

Jose Abreu’s Hot Streak–Good News and Bad News

The offense has been terrible this season and it’s tiresome. It’s tiresome both because this is not a new experience, but also because it was completely foreseeable and preventable. Almost every hitter on this roster has delivered a season within the reasonable bands of expectation.* Until a month or ago, or so, the biggest exception was the most important bat–Jose Abreu....
Via BP South Side
9 hours ago

Frazier sets RISP issues aside with clutch hits

Todd Frazier entered Thursday's series opener with the Mariners hitting .159 (17-for-107) with runners in scoring position this season. So of course it was Frazier who emerged as the driving victorious force in the South Siders' 7-6 walk-off comeback win at U.S. Cellular Field.
Via WhiteSox.com
16 hours ago

White Sox OF Austin Jackson likely to miss rest of season

Chicago White Sox center fielder Austin Jackson will likely miss the rest of the season after failing to show sufficient progress in his recovery from knee surgery. Rick Hahn says that Austin Jackson is likely out for the season. — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) August 25, 2016 Jackson had surgery on June 10 to repair a […] The post White Sox OF Austin Jackson likely to miss rest...
Via Today's Knuckleball
21 hours ago

Frogs in the Pros: Jason Coats

Jason Coats’ time with Triple A Charlotte proves to strengthen his MLB play. Jason Coats was called up from the White Sox Triple A team in Charlotte on August 9, after Avisail Garcia was placed on the DL for a sprained knee. Last time we saw Coats, he had a rough outing that (literally) put him in stitches in his very first MLB game. In 22 at bats, he had just 1 hit and 1 run...
Via Frogs O' War
1 day ago

Tim Anderson Showing Promise of a Solid Future in Rookie Season

It’s hard to believe that just three months ago, White Sox rookie shortstop Tim Anderson’s name was just a blip on the radar of every White Sox fan’s mind. A piece of the future that was near, but they weren’t sure how near. But now it’s hard to remember a time before Anderson. Tyler Saladino managed to hold the fort down while the White Sox patiently awaited the arrival...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Phillies 5, White Sox 3: A non-humiliating Shields loss

Recently, James Shields had been sliding back to his old habits of getting completely annihilated while pitching in a White Sox uniform. Coming into Wednesday night, Shields had allowed six earned runs in each of his August starts, given up nine home runs in 14 innings of work, only lasted 14 innings in four starts, been crushed for an amazing 33 hits, walked eight while striking...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Ranaudo takes ball in White Sox opener vs. Mariners

Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo gets the ball for the White Sox in the first game of a four-game series against the Mariners Thursday. It is the second and final time the teams will meet.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 day ago

White Sox have a new and very bad stadium name

There are some bad stadium names out there. The Dolphins recently announced one of their own, in fact. But the White Sox may have just topped the list, as they announced their own naming rights deal on Wednesday: BREAKING: Guaranteed Rate has purchased naming rights to U.S. Cellular Field. Will be known as Guaranteed Rate Field thru 2030. — Danny Ecker (@DannyEcker) August...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox changing stadium name to Guaranteed Rate Field; internet begins mocking

The Chicago White Sox agreed to a deal on Wednesday that will see their stadium renamed Guaranteed Rate Field at season’s end, and the internet is having a blast mocking the new name. The new deal runs through the 2030 season and takes effect starting next year. The Cell will no longer be The Cell. #WhiteSox announce new ballpark naming rights partnership. “Guaranteed Rate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field

CHICAGO (AP) Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium. No guarantees, though. The ballpark currently called as U.S. Cellular Field will become known as Guaranteed Rate Field starting in November. The team and the mortgage company announced a 13-year naming rights deal on Wednesday. The White Sox are below .500 this season and haven...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox to rename U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field

Change in effect on Nov. 1, 2016. The Chicago White Sox just announced a significant change. Unfortunately, it's not about the lackluster roster or dismissal of anyone in management. It'll be new signage on the grounds. On Nov. 1, the ballpark will no longer be U.S. Cellular Field. Instead, it will be called Guaranteed Rate Field. The deal approved by the Illinois Sports Facilities...
Via South Side Sox
1 day ago

Abreu homers again, Rodon sharp as White Sox crush Phillies

CHICAGO (AP) Jose Abreu homered for a third straight game, Carlos Rodon threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the slumping Philadelphia Phillies 9-1 on Tuesday night. Abreu hit a two-run home run and Justin Morneau followed with a solo shot in the fifth off Jake Thompson (1-3), who gave up seven runs and eight hits in five innings. Rodon (4-8) allowed three...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox activate OF Garcia off DL; OF Coats sent down

CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox have activated outfielder Avisail Garcia off the 15-day disabled list. Chicago made room on the 25-man roster Tuesday by optioning outfielder Jason Coats to Triple-A Charlotte. Garcia had been sidelined since Aug. 7 with a sprained right knee and is coming off a three-game rehab assignment at Charlotte. He's hitting .240 with nine homers and 36 RBIs...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Slugger Adam Eaton Hit a Grand Slam While Blowing a Big Ol' Bubble of Chewing Gum

"Hitting a round object with another round object as it is moving is the hardest thing to do in all of sports." Ted Williams, arguably the greatest hitter in Major League Baseball history, said this—a simple statement that expertly sums up the impossibility of hitting a baseball. It's a total guessing game for a batter: what pitch will be thrown; the speed of the ball as it...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Eaton hits go-ahead grand slam while blowing bubble

Adam Eaton’s first career grand slam in the ninth inning on Wednesday night at Progressive Field not only turned a 7-6 Chicago White Sox deficit into a 10-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians, it came with an undeniable stylistic flair. How? The outfielder delivered the tide-turning round-tripper while blowing a bubble. ICYMI: @AdamSpankyEaton had a grand bubble last night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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