White Sox Year in Review: Jimmy Rollins

The White Sox entered the 2016 season with plans of contending. The White Sox entered the 2016 season with Jimmy Rollins as their starting shortstop. To most people, those two sentences would run at least somewhat contradictory to each other. Rick Hahn is not most people. The team entered last offseason faced with the difficult decision of what to do with Alexei Ramirez. Ramirezâ€...
Via BP South Side
3 days ago

How Much Will Jose Abreu Earn In 2017?

Three years ago, the White Sox signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu to a franchise-record six-year, $68MM contract.  Abreu kicked off his MLB career with a monster 2014 campaign, winning Rookie of the Year and finishing fourth in the MVP voting.  His offensive production has declined steadily since then, but still remains above average.  Now, Abreu is presented with an important decision...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

White Sox Year in Review: Matt Albers

Matt Albers was one of the worst relievers in the American League in 2016. Among pitchers who threw at least 49 innings of relief in the American League, of which there were 63, his ERA (6.57) was second worst to Detroit’s Mark Lowe. His fWAR was minus-0.9, tied with Kevin Jepsen, who was released in July by the worst team in baseball only to be picked up by another bottom-five...
Via BP South Side
3 days ago

Starting pitcher rankings: White Sox have four of them

James Shields sticks out like a sore arm in an otherwise strong rotation Looking at Bill James' Starting Pitcher Rankings at the end of the season, they'll tell you more or less what you saw -- James Shields was a problem for the White Sox in the second half, but the other four starters looked like a real rotation. Chris Sale and Jose Quintana had a couple burps down the stretch...
Via South Side Sox
6 days ago

Year In Review: Charlie Tilson and Zach Duke

The White Sox won 78 games this year and 76 last year. On July 31 of this year, they were 10.5 games out of the division and below .500. I suppose that was a modest improvement on being 11.5 games out of the division at the same time the previous year. Despite being so situated, they only saw fit to make one trade at either deadline–Zach Duke to St. Louis for Charlie Tilson. Sadly...
Via BP South Side
6 days ago

Podcast: 2016 Chicago White Sox Infield Review

Also on the show, we discuss the new staffing changes for the Chicago White Sox going into 2017. Episode 115 is now available for your listening pleasure. Here is this week's rundown: With the Chicago White Sox already announcing changes to the coaching staff earlier in the week, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin, former second baseman Chris Getz will take over as Director...
Via South Side Sox
6 days ago

White Sox Rumors: Sox hire Chris Getz as new Director Of Player Development

Here’s the outside hire you were all hoping for. The White Sox have heard your pleas to hire outside the organization to help fill posts. Earlier today, Scott Merkin reported that the White Sox did just that by hiring their new Director of Player Development from the Royals front office. Say hello to outsider Chris Getz! Oh, so, not the outsider you expected. Well, let’s...
Via South Side Sox
7 days ago

White Sox stay within organization to fill Renteria's staff

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox are sticking within their organization to fill new manager Rick Renteria's staff. Joe McEwing replaces Renteria as bench coach after spending the past five seasons as third-base coach. He previously managed in the White Sox system. Nick Capra takes over as third-base coach after five years as Chicago's director of player development. He is entering...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche, son to throw out first pitch before Nats game

Adam LaRoche made a somewhat shocking decision to leave $13 million on the table and retire before the season when the Chicago White Sox gave him a hard time about his son hanging out in the clubhouse. LaRoche’s former team, the Washington Nationals, never had a problem with Drake being around. In fact, the Nats are ready to welcome Adam and Drake back for a ceremonial first pitch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura announces he's out as White Sox manager

CHICAGO (AP) Robin Ventura has announced he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season. Speaking after Chicago's season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Ventura said it was ''a personal decision.'' Ventura was in the last year of his contract. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Replacing White Sox hero Robin Ventura will be tough, but Rick Renteria deserves the shot

Rick Renteria is reportedly going to be the next manager of the Chicago White Sox, replacing Robin Ventura. Ventura is one of the most recognizable former White Sox players of the modern era. There’s Frank Thomas, of course. But after Thomas, there’s a very small group that includes Ventura, who sits 13th on the all-time White Sox WAR leaderboard. Ventura’s playing career...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura expected to be done as White Sox manager

Robin Ventura’s five-year stint as Chicago White Sox manager appears to be drawing to a close. According to a report by Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday, the White Sox are not expected to retain Ventura and instead are preparing to replace him with bench coach Rick Renteria. Ventura, a former member of the White Sox during his playing career, ascended...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota low: Rodon, White Sox send Twins to 103rd loss

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Rodon tied an AL record by striking out the first seven batters and Tim Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle to lead the Chicago White to a 7-3 win Friday night, handing the Twins their 103rd loss - the most since the franchise moved to Minnesota. Rodon (9-10) gave up three hits and three walks while striking out 10 over six innings, giving up three runs...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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