Chicago White Sox

The non-waiver trade deadline is July 31, and even if every whispered potential deal won’t come to pass, you still need to be able to keep up with said whispers just in case they do. That’s where we come in, as we’ll keep track of not just the completed trades, but any rumors out there worth paying attention to. Completed Deals Jul. 26: Giants send Eduardo Nunez to the Red Sox. Jul. 25: White Sox send Anthony Swarzak to Brewers for Ryan Cordell Jul. 24: Royals and Padres complete a 6-player trade that includes Brandon Maurer and Travis Wood. Jul. 23: Rockies acquire Will Lamb from White Sox Jul. 23: Braves send Jaime Garcia and Anthony Recker to Twins for RHP Huascar Ynoa. Jul. 23: Yankees trade
Author: SB Nation
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:37 pm
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish is one of the few pieces available at the trade deadline who can truly alter a division race. If you’re a fan of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians, you can stop reading now.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:01 pm
The second half of the MLB season is underway and rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made with one week before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:19 am
Todd Frazier?will always remember his first home at-bat as a member of the New York Yankees.? And not for all good reasons.? Frazier, acquired by the Yankees last week as part of a deal with the Chicago White Sox, came up with the bases loaded in the second inning Tuesday night and proceeded to bounce into a triple play against the Cincinnati Reds. With rookie Reds starter Luis Castillo on the mound at Yankee Stadium, Matt Holliday singled to right, Didi Gregorius singled to right and Chase Headley singled to left to load the bases in the second. Frazier, batting seventh, hit a hard grounder up the middle. Reds shortstop Jose Peraza fielded it, stepped on second and threw to first. Gregorius,
Author: ABC News
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:15 am
The White Sox jumped out ahead of a crowded reliever market once again and traded Anthony Swarzak to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. The White Sox acquired 25-year-old outfielder Ryan Cordell from the Brewers in exchange for the veteran reliever, a baseball source confirmed. The No. 17 prospect in the Brewers farm system, Cordell was hitting .284/.349/.506 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs in 292 plate appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs this season.
Author: Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:55 am
Theo Epstein’s embrace-debate management style means the Cubs are constantly running through different scenarios, trying to balance their win-now urges against what should be a very bright future in Wrigleyville. The financials, the human intelligence and the analytics are all factored into the equation, which leads to this question for Epstein’s cabinet: Is there a point where the Detroit Tigers kick in enough money and the prospect cost becomes so low that Justin Verlander makes sense for the Cubs? The Cubs haven’t definitively answered that question yet or completely ruled out the idea, a team source said Tuesday, cautioning that the defending World Series champs are still more likely to add a reliever before the July 31 trade deadline than acquire a frontline starting pitcher. “Always looking to make the team better,” manager Joe Maddon said before a 7-2 win over the White Sox kept the Cubs in a virtual first-place tie with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Author: CSN Chicago
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:48 am
Todd Frazier hoped to do something special in his home debut for the New York Yankees. Frazier definitely did that – he grounded into a triple play. A bunch of Frazier’s family members and friends were at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night after making the two-hour drive from his hometown in Toms River, New Jersey.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:21 am
CHICAGO (CBS) — “Watch out!” could’ve been the White Sox’s battle cry during their 7-2 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday afternoon. In the setback, White Sox batters were hit four times by Cubs right-hander John Lackey. After hitting White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu earlier in the game, Lackey again hit Abreu and then Matt Davidson and Yoan Moncada in the fifth inning to load the bases. His command issues caused White Sox manager Rick Renteria to ask home plate umpire Lance Barksdale how he perceived the situation after Moncada was hit on the wrist. “He did not believe that was done on purpose,” Renteria said of Barksdale’s explanation to him. “He just thought it was a pitch that
Author: CBS Chicago
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:46 pm
John Lackey hit four batters, including three in one inning. Carlos Rodon matched a career high with 11 strikeouts, and was gone after four innings. Javier Baez struck out five times, and Kris Bryant was handed his first career ejection.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:38 pm
The White Sox rebuild continued on Tuesday with the news of Anthony Swarzak getting dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers. Ken Rosenthal first reported the Brewers’ interest in the trade and  Jon Heyman later confirmed the deal was happening.
Author: Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:29 pm
Excuse us as we do the cliché thing and quote the “Saturday Night Live” character Stefon, but Tuesday’s matchup between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox had everything. You could say it all started in the first inning after John Lackey hit Jose Abreu with a pitch, but that’s not entirely true. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant stepped to the plate looking to get things going.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:40 pm
CHICAGO — Reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant was kicked out of a game for the first time in his career, and both benches were warned after a series of hit-by-pitches between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.?The Cubs defeated the White Sox 7-2 despite striking out 17 times. Bryant argued a strike three call from umpire Lance Barksdale in the bottom of the fourth inning as the 2-2 pitch from Carlos Rodon?looked inside. It was Bryant’s third strikeout of the day, all coming with runners in scoring position. He argued for a moment, then began to walk away before saying something that got him kicked out. Meanwhile, Cubs starter John Lackey hit three White Sox batters in
Author: ABC News
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:15 pm
Anthony Swarzak will help stabilize the Brewers’ bullpen. This is Yahoo Sports’ MLB trade deadline tracker, your one-stop shop for all the wackiness that goes down during trade season. The Milwaukee Brewers are doing anything they can to stop their recent skid.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:30 pm
Jose Quintana sounds relieved he won’t have to face his former White Sox teammates this week. The pitcher said Tuesday morning that he’s ecstatic for his new opportunity with the Cubs, who have made him feel very comfortable these first two weeks. After he earned his second win for the Cubs on Sunday night, Quintana spent part of pregame Monday with his former White Sox teammates in visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. They caught up on small talk and Quintana said they spent as much time together as they could. That’s a luxury he wouldn’t have been afforded had he been preparing to face them on Monday instead. The Cubs decided last Friday that Quintana would pitch Sunday night against the St.
Author: CSN Chicago
Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:17 pm
When the Yankees traded for Todd Frazier last week, the Boston Red Sox were expected to mine the market for a third base upgrade of their own. Instead, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski went in the opposite direction, calling up top prospect Rafael Devers to man the hot corner. The Red Sox’s regular third baseman, 26-year-old Deven Marrero, has hit just .216/.258/.324 this year, good for a 53 OPS+.
Author: Business Insider
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:45 pm
When the Yankees traded for Todd Frazier last week, the Boston Red Sox were expected to mine the market for a third base upgrade of their own. Instead, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski went in the opposite direction, calling up top prospect Rafael Devers to man the hot corner. The Red Sox’s regular third baseman, 26-year-old Deven Marrero, has hit just .216/.258/.324 this year, good for a 53 OPS+.
Author: Business Insider UK
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:45 pm
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Author: Reuters
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:20 pm
Jon Morosi of MLB Network says that the Nationals could pursue Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray if Stephen Strasburg‘s forearm issue lingers. Strasburg left Sunday’s start early due to forearm tightness, saying he was unable to get loose. Sometimes that’s a sign of a major injury. Sometimes it’s just a thing that happens and then goes away. The Nationals will have to make a determination as to how big a deal this all is pretty soon, though, as a lot of other teams, including the Yankees, Brewers and Astros have all been linked to Gray. It seems inevitable at this point that the A’s will move their ace before Monday’s trade deadline. Gray is set to start tonight. It may very well be his last
Author: HardballTalk
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:55 pm
The second half of the MLB season is underway and rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made with one week before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective divisions, injuries have already derailed some teams potential at a postseason berth. • Eduardo Nunez has been traded from the San Fransisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:01 am
John Lackey is quick to dispel any notion that he is bound for the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen. The veteran right-hander proved he could still pitch effectively last week against the Atlanta Braves, and he gets another chance to start Tuesday when the Cubs host the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. “That ship has sailed, that ain’t going to happen,” Lackey said of being moved to a relief role.
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:22 am
The Boston Red Sox are giving highly touted prospect Rafael Devers a day to get acclimated to big league life. Hoping to get more production at third base, the AL East leaders called up the 20-year-old Devers on Monday after just nine games at Triple-A Pawtucket. ”You can imagine how happy I felt when I heard the news,” Devers said through a translator.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:54 am
Within the first several weeks of the Theo Epstein administration, the Cubs finished second in the Yu Darvish sweepstakes, though nowhere close to the $51.7 million the Texas Rangers bid for the exclusive rights to negotiate a six-year, $60 million deal with the Japanese superstar. The Cubs will probably have to wait a few more months for their next shot at Darvish, who is “unlikely to move” before the July 31 trade deadline, a source monitoring the situation said Monday. Darvish means enough to the franchise’s bottom line as a box-office draw and magnet for corporate sponsors that the Rangers would be reluctant to trade a player with global appeal and potentially jeopardize that relationship
Author: CSN Chicago
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:42 am
Every factor but one suggested there was no way Rick Renteria would remove Miguel Gonzalez in the seventh inning on Monday afternoon. Of course, Gonzalez didnt know that. Trades and injuries have given the White Sox manager even less wiggle room with which to work than the one-run lead Gonzalez was trying to protect.
Author: Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:15 am