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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:35 am 
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5 takeaways from White Sox spring training, including Yonder Alonso and Jose Abreu saying they're not in competition

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:37 am 
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Alonso, Jay homer in White Sox’ loss to Reds

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:41 am 
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Lucas Giolito set for first spring outing

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s not exactly a delivery overhaul, but right-hander Lucas Giolito’s altered arm swing is noticeable, and it has produced nice results during side sessions and live batting practice this spring.

Giolito will put it to the test in a game for the first time Thursday when the Sox play the Mariners in Cactus League action at Peoria Sports Complex.

Manager Rick Renteria said Giolito, who was good during short stretches over 32 starts but struggled to maintain consistency while recording an American League high 90 walks and a 6.13 ERA, has looked better with “both the command and the life to his pitches.”

“The breaking ball seems to be commanded a little better, it has a nice bite,” Renteria said. “The fastball, he stayed behind the ball a little bit more, with more consistency. Gives it some rise, some life as they say. And he’s hitting his spots a little bit more. Hopefully that translates and he’s able to manage that.”


this guy needs to do something this year to prove he belongs in a MLB rotation

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:19 am 
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As always, the White Sox confound me. They sign a cluster of garbage to convince Manny Machado to come to Chicago, yet he goes to San Diego.

Sheesh.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:18 pm 
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I am just happy I was able to see the 2005 World Series White Sox team ... that was a fun bunch

everything the team has done since then has been a complete cluster with little clue or direction ... and then they express confused disappointment when any free agents worthwhile won't give them the time of day

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:24 am 
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White Sox remain confident in rebuilt bullpen

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The 7.10 ERA posted by the White Sox bullpen ranked as the highest in all of baseball entering Saturday’s 12-2 victory over the Rangers.

Jace Fry, Caleb Frare and Aaron Bummer, a trio of talented southpaws who have a chance to fill important relief roles, have combined to allow 20 earned runs on 23 hits and 15 walks against 16 strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings. Juan Minaya, who posted a 2.70 ERA over his final 47 games last season and has had late-inning, high-leverage success in the past, has struggled mightily over his four games.

So, what do these numbers mean for an group that looked like it might be a strong suit for the 2019 White Sox? Almost nothing at this time of year, not when players are more focused on getting ready than getting zeros.

“I’ll be honest: I haven’t seen the numbers,” manager Rick Renteria said. “I’m just looking out there to make sure they get their work, do things the way we want them to do things, compete and put themselves in a place where we inch closer to being ready for the season.”

“We don’t buy into the results that you see,” said right-hander Nate Jones, longest-tenured player on the White Sox roster. “We are in the locker room, fighting together. You personally talk to them and get a feel for them and see what they are working on, what they are doing, investing time into them. That’s when you really know and can look around and be like, ‘Wow, we can be pretty special this year.’”

General manager Rick Hahn and the front office set out to improve the bullpen this offseason. They traded catcher Omar Narvaez for Alex Colomé, who led the American League with 47 saves in 2017, and added Kelvin Herrera via free agency. The combination of Colome/Herrera/Jones makes for an interchangeable late-inning trio.



I know it is early, but what I've seen so far from the White Sox is their pitching staff looking like they are pitching batting practice

this is year 3 of their rebuild and they still look like they will need another 3 to be a .500 team

hope I'm wrong about that and things start to click ... but i'm not betting on it

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:28 am 
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I'd love for both sides of town to have a competitive season. The White Sox fans deserve a fun year and a fun team.

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ChiSox, Jimenez agree to record deal

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Top outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez, who has yet to play a day in the major leagues, has agreed to a six-year, $43 million contract with the Chicago White Sox that includes two club options, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

The 22-year-old Jimenez, a power-hitting right fielder who was slated to start the season at Triple-A, is almost certain to begin the year in the middle of the White Sox's lineup after agreeing to a record-setting deal. Previously, only two players already in organizations -- Jon Singleton with Houston and Scott Kingery with Philadelphia -- had signed a long-term deal without appearing in a major league game. Jimenez's guarantee of $43 million nearly doubles the deal Kingery signed last year.

Jimenez's contract reflects the confidence Chicago has in his ability to be a star-level talent -- and the cost of keeping Jimenez from free agency before his 30th birthday, which the options offer. If exercised, they will bump the sum of Jimenez's deal to $77 million, according to sources.

Jimenez, a consensus top-five overall prospect, came to the White Sox in the crosstown trade that sent starter Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Between the organizations, Jimenez has hit at every level of the minor leagues, batting .311/.359/.519 with 65 home runs and 281 RBIs in 408 games.


so I suppose with this deal he has graduated from prospect to expected star

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