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White Sox reportedly agree to deal with Gio Gonzalez

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

December 19, 2019

The White Sox have reportedly agreed to a contract with two-time All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. Gonzalez, a former Sox first-round draft pick who was traded alongside Aaron Rowand in exchange for Jim Thome,  posted a 3.50 ERA and a 1.294 WHIP over 87.1 innings pitched with the...

White Sox ink All-Star Yasmani Grandal to four-year deal

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 21, 2019

The Chicago White Sox signed All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million  contract, the team announced Thursday. The contract is the largest in franchise history from a monetary standpoint.  Grandal, 30, is coming off an All-Star 2019 campaign which saw him .246 with 28 home runs and 77 for the Milwaukee...

Rick Hahn’s five worst free agent signings

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

White Sox’ fans celebrate general manager Rick Hahn as the man who finally convinced team owner Jerry Reinsdorf to abandon mediocrity in favor of a long-awaited rebuild. Since 2012, Hahn’s negotiating abilities have routinely netted the White Sox top prospects in return for middling exports, placing the White Sox in a prim...

White Sox retain Jose Abreu on three-year contract

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

Can Jose Abreu keep up his torrid pace under a new deal?

White Sox of the future: right field

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

Who stays, who goes for the Chicago White Sox?

Eloy snubbed as Rookie of the Year finalist

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

November 15, 2019

An impressive rookie campaign positioned White Sox’ left fielder Eloy Jimenez as an A.L. Rookie of the Year (ROY) favorite heading into the MLB’s award season. Instead, he finished in fourth place after being omitted from the finalist shortlist. Jimenez, who MLB Pipeline had ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect heading into...

Investigating his inheritance: Joe Maddon’s move to the Angels

Investigating his inheritance: Joe Maddon’s move to the Angels

October 22, 2019

The Los Angeles Angels hired former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon to replace recently fired Brad Aus...

Yoan Moncada vs. Javier Báez

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

This time last year, Yoan Moncada was widely being dismissed as a bust. It may be difficult to remember now, but “Bustcada”, as Yoan was mockingly referred to as, had just concluded a disastrous season that saw him strikeout a league-leading 217 times while hitting for a meager .235 batting average. Considering that Moncada...

Race For The Hardware – MLB Awards 2019

Jose Moreno, Writer

October 8, 2019

Now that the MLB regular season is over, it is time to coronate the players and managers that have made a significant impact for their teams and made themselves indispensable throughout the season. With award season underway, let’s take a look at the frontrunners for the MLB’s most prestigious individual prizes.  American ...

Harper, Trout and Machado: Were they worth it?

Harper, Trout and Machado: Were they worth it?

October 8, 2019

These days, professional sports are a star-driven business and Major League Baseball is no exception...

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

October 8, 2019

America has a history of valuing social status, physical appearance and talent over morality. High-prof...

White Sox of the future: first base

White Sox of the future: first base

September 24, 2019

The White Sox have an abundance of talent at first base. This season, José Abreu made history at the...

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