White Sox reportedly talking with Dodgers about potential Joc Pederson trade originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com While the White Sox wait on a former Los Angeles Dodger to make his much-anticipated free-agent decision, they’re reportedly talking with the Dodgers about a current member of their roster. According to Jason Kinander and later backed up by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox are having conversations with the Dodgers about a potential trade that would bring outfielder Joc Pederson to the South Side. Pederson has hit at least 25 home runs in three of the last four seasons, earning an All-Star spot during his rookie season in 2015.
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:42 pm
The Phillies and White Sox have dominated much of the conversation around free agent Manny Machado this winter, but Andy Martino of SNY says that they may have some stiff competition as the clock winds down to Opening Day. There’s little sense in putting any stock in these kinds of rumors, of course, but it’ll be interesting to see how Machado’s camp responds in the weeks to come. Machado has given little, if any indication that he’s leaning toward a particular club, but is generally expected to be more receptive to whichever suitor feels inclined to meet his 10-year, $300 million asking price.
Posted: January 20, 2019, 1:10 am
The Chicago Cubs are launching their own sports network. President of business operations Crane Kenney said the team hopes to have it running in time for spring training next year. ”You’ll have a Cubs channel,” he said at the team’s annual fan convention on Saturday.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 10:44 pm
Usually when someone mentions Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale, it’s accompanied by one of three well-known facts: He’s among the best pitchers in baseball He has an affinity for arts and crafts time He’s signed to one of the most coveted, and club-friendly, contracts in the sport for a player of his magnitude At least one of those things will no longer be true after this summer. As Sale prepares to enter the 2019 season, he’s slated to earn $15 million from the Red Sox. It’s the final leg of five-year, $32.5 million deal he signed with the Chicago White Sox before being traded to Boston in 2016.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 8:47 pm