4-14-14: The South Siders earned a dramatic W at home on Sunday afternoon, as Alexei Ramirez took a John Axford pitch out to left field for a walk-off, two-run home run to give Chicago a 4-3 win over Cleveland. Ramirez picked up Matt Lindstrom, who gave up two runs of his own in the top of the 9th for his second blown save of the year already. The White Sox, who ranked 29th of 30 teams last year in runs scored, currently lead the league in that category with 80 runs scored through 13 games.
4-7-14: White Sox (3-3) ace Chris Sale already appears to be in midseason form, as the lanky lefty has allowed just three earned runs in over 15 innings in his two starts to begin the year. He’s also punched-out 14 while walking just two. He was exceptional on Sunday against Kansas City, shutting them out through eight stellar innings as the White Sox went on to win, 5-1. It was a performance sorely needed, as well, as Chicago had lost three straight prior to Sunday’s W.
4-1-14: Alejandro De Aza blasted a career-high 17 home runs in 2013, and he picked up right where he left off on the first day of the 2014 MLB season, hitting a pair of homers in helping the Chicago White Sox top the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Monday. Chris Sale went 7.1 strong innings, allowing just three runs while striking out eight. Ricky Nolasco took the loss in his Minnesota debut, giving up five runs on 10 hits in six innings.
3-27-14: The Chicago White Sox started the last week of Spring Training by signing their ace Jose Quintana to a five year extension worth at least $21 million with the deal being contingent on Quintana's Super Two status after 2014, which could increase the deal to $26.5 million. The White Sox also announced this week that Rule 5 Draft pick Adrian Nieto, a backup catcher who was taken from the Washington Nationals organization, will make the Opening Day roster. The White Sox also claimed Javy Guerra off of waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in hope of solidifying their bullpen for 2014. Guerra is still only 28 years old although it feels like so long ago that he was the closer for the Dodgers in 2011 with a 2.90 ERA in over 100 innings pitched. Now Guerra has fallen from grace after a rough 6.75 ERA in 2013 and looks to rebound with a change of scenery in Chicago in 2014.
3-20-14: The Chicago White Sox got dealt some bad news recently when they learned Gordan Beckham will be out at least a week with a left oblique strain. This has to come at the worst possible time for the White Sox as they look to trade Beckham, or some of their other infield depth, for a backup catcher. Oblique’s tend to be a lingering issue, especially for batters, so this could be a problem going forward for Chicago, especially if fellow trade bait Jeff Keppinger does not turn things around with the bat. The White Sox have a losing record in the Cactus League and saw their ace Jose Quintana get bombed recently in a game with the Oakland Athletics and couldn't get anybody out, literally. Quintana faced nine batters and retired none of them allowing nine earned runs on seven hits, two walks, and a home run before being pulled. This may be a long season for the White Sox and their fans but it will be a brutal sumer if Quintana pitches like that.
3-14-14: Upcoming White Sox Spring Training schedule and ticket info: March 15th vs Los Angeles Dodgers (AVG price $82), March 16th vs Texas Rangers (AVG price $42), March 17th vs Milwaukee Brewers (AVG price $34), March 18th vs Oakland Athletics (AVG price $47), and March 19th vs Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim (AVG price $47)
3-13-14: The Chicago White Sox biggest offseason acquisition was Jose Dariel Abreu, the big slugging first basemen that defected from Cuba this offseason. According to Bovada.com Chris Sale has the fifth best chance to win the American League Cy Young Award which is exciting for all White Sox fans. Chicago also acquired center fielder Adam Eaton from the Arizona Diamondbacks to have the every day job alongside Alejandro De Aza and Avisail Garcia. Gordan Beckham, Dayan Viciedo, Alexei Ramirez, and Jeff Keppinger have all been part of trade rumors this offseason as the White Sox search for a backup catcher. The White Sox will likely struggle again in 2014 but they will still have more than a few reasons to head out to the ballpark and watch a game or two this season.
3-12-14: The five most expensive home games of the White Sox 2014 regular season are: May 7th vs the Cubs, May 8th vs the Cubs, May 24th vs the Yankees (Sale Bobblehead giveaway), May 22nd vs the Yankees, and August 1st vs the Twins (Elvis Presley night with free post-game fireworks show).
3-11-14: Opening day starter Chris Sale pitched a solid two-hit 5 inning game vs the Brewers this past Monday. Sale struck out three during the campaign. Sale is a two time all star. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke challenged a call to raise his Spring Training total to 5. Each of the 5 challenges were upheld by the umpires.
3-5-14: Chicago White Sox made a major score this off-season when they landed Cuban defect Jose a brave to play first base for them. The early returns on Abreu are raving as the White Sox general manager said that He is better than he expected. The White Sox also added relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs to a one year contract worth just over $1 million. Boggs spent last year in Colorado and May 27 appearances.
3-4-14: The owner of the White Sox and Bulls, Jerry Reinsdorf suffered a heartbreaking loss with the death of his son, David earlier this week. He was 51 years old. The Sox and Kansas City Royals offered a moment of silence in memoriam of David before their spring training game this past Monday.
2-26-14: Single-game Chicago White Sox tickets go on sale to the general public via WhiteSox.com on Friday, February 28th at 10:00 AM. However, the ticket offices at US Cellular will not be open. That will open on Saturday, March 1st and those offices are open from 10 AM to 6 PM on weekdays, and 10 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday.
1-24-14: After the emergence of Chris Sale and his dominant pitching the White Sox have to feel good about where they are heading from an organizational standpoint and is one of the reasons they extended manager Robin Ventura’s contract on a multiyear deal.
1-7-14: The Chicago White Sox made a huge splash when they signed Cuban defect Jose Abreu to a six-year deal worth $68 million. The White Sox are also feeling trade offers for Alejandro De aza. The newest member of the ballclub is left-handed pitchers Scott Downs who agreed to a one-year deal with 4 million with a 4.2 million Dollar club option for 2015.
12-9-13: Last season the Chicago White Sox finished in last place morning only 63 games and being outscored by their opponents by hundred and 25 runs. This comes as a disappointing surprise being that the Chicago White Sox have the ninth highest payroll in baseball at over $124 million. This off-season did possess some good news for the Chicago White Sox as they were the winners of the rights to Cuban defector Jose Abreu. I'll bring you is a 26-year-old first baseman with some serious power. The White Sox signed a bring you to a six-year deal with $60 million including a $10 million signing bonus.
8-20-13: The Chicago White Sox have won three games in a row but are beyond eliminated in terms of playoff contention. The White Sox are currently 23.5 games out of first place and have a winning percentage of just .398. This week the Chicago White Sox will travel to Kansas City to face the Royals. Starting pitcher Chrisdale is having a good year despite a not so good record of nine – 11. Sale has an ERA of just 2.78
8-6-13: The Chicago White Sox are in last place and recently just unloaded Jake Peavy to the Red Sox. At 27 games under .500 they virtually have no chance at making the playoffs. They opened up their 3-game series with the New York Yankees this week with an 8-1 win on Monday.
7-31-13: The White Sox, Tigers and Red Sox have pulled off a three-team, seven-player deal. In the deal, pitchers Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal (from Detroit) will go to Boston. Infielder Jose Iglesias goes to the Tigers. Minor league pitchers J.B. Wendelken, Francelis Montas, and infielder Cleuluis Rondon are headed to the White Sox.
7/18/13 - The last-place White Sox Are 37 – 53, 14 games out of first place. The White Sox are -60 in terms of run differential. Heading into the break the Chicago White Sox were losers of two in a row. When the season resumes on Friday the White Sox will be home to host the Atlanta Braves of the National League. Adam Dunn leads to team in terms ofpower numbers with 24 home runs and 60 RBIs. The White Sox ranked 29th in major-league baseball in terms of runs scored with 345. Starting pitcher Chris Dale has an ERA of 2.85 and was also selected to the American League All-Star team. Veteran pitcher Jake Peavy leads the team in wins with six.
7/7/13 - Two White Sox pitchers are 2013 American League All-Stars. Reliever Jesse Crain with his impressive 0.74 ERA will be making his first appearance, and starter Chris Sale will make his second appearance.
6/12/13 - The fourth-place Chicago White Sox have won three games in a row. After winning two out of three versus the Oakland A's, The White Sox will play the Toronto Blue Jays this week. After finishing with the Blue Jays the White Sox will then go on a 10 Game Rd. trip. On the road this year the White Sox Have played to a tune of just 12-21. Jake Peavy has been a disappointment in the American League and has an ERA of 4.30. Adam Dunn leads the team and homeruns with 17 but his batting just .185.