Hoge's Verdict: White Sox Are Contenders This SeasonAfter spending a week at spring training in Arizona, I've come to a number of conclusions regarding the White Sox. Here are my thoughts on the team and my final verdict for the season.
Hoge: Ventura Sets Opening Day Roster
Hoge's Spring Training Notebook: Rios' Achilles OK, But Toe Issue LingeringThe toe issue that bothered Rios last season is not gone, but he says the pain is less severe now.
Spring Training Notebook: Sale Impresses, Rios Gets Dinged UpThe hard-throwing left-hander allowed just one run in six innings of work Thursday as the White Sox beat the Dodgers 3-1 at Camelback Ranch.
Cubs Receive Prospect From Red Sox To Complete Epstein DealThe Cubs acquired first baseman prospect Jair Bogaerts from the Red Sox Thursday to complete the compensation deal for Theo Epstein.
Hoge's Spring Training Notebook: Cubs Roster Taking ShapeWhile most of the Cubs players were getting ready for morning workouts at HoHoKam Stadium Thursday, a few were instead cleaning out their lockers after getting cut.
Video: Samardzija After Big Outing Against IndiansJeff Samardzija meets the media after throwing six scoreless innings against the Indians, an outing that likely locked down a rotation spot.
Hoge: Samardzija All But Locks Down Rotation SpotAfter the right-hander gave up seven earned runs in just four innings his last time out, Cubs manager Dale Sveum made it clear Wednesday morning that Samardzija’s outing would have an impact on whether or not he makes the rotation.
Hoge's Spring Training Notebook: Decision Day For CubsCubs manager Dale Sveum will sit down with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Wednesday night and make the final roster decisions before the team breaks camp next week.
Hoge's Spring Training Notebook: Peavy Blames Himself TooJake Peavy isn’t exactly denying the White Sox mishandled him, but he’s also putting a lot of blame on himself.
Video: Jake Peavy Promises 'We’re Not Losing 95 Games'After a minor league outing Tuesday, Jake Peavy met the media and discussed his start while also addressing concerns about how the White Sox have handled him.
Hoge's Spring Training Notebook: Escobar Likely To Make White SoxIt appears rookie infielder Eduardo Escobar will stay with the White Sox when the team breaks camp next week.