Jose Abreu

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Embrace The Fun Of The Chicago Baseball Offseason

Excitement! Subplots! Stars! A rivalry spiced up! This is fun.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

White Sox pitcher Jon Garland throws a pitch against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

World Series Stars Garland, Iguchi, Blum Added To SoxFest

Three more stars of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox have been added to the lineup for SoxFest in January.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

Jose Abreu  hits an RBI single, scoring teammate Adam Eaton during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Ventura: Abreu Still Our First Baseman

The signing of first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year $25 million deal may seem convoluted, but not to the baseball brass of the White Sox.

11/25/2014

Adam LaRoche. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: White Sox Sign 1B Adam LaRoche

LaRoche had 26 homers and 92 RBIs last season.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Named AL Rookie Of The Year

Abreu hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs in 2014.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs, White Sox Have Money To Spend As GM Meetings Open

Both Chicago clubs have in the neighborhood of $50 million to spend, if they choose.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, left, and Alexei Ramirez. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Have Great Success With Cuban Connection

Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez each won Silver Slugger awards Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Abreu, Sale Named Award Finalists By BBWAA

Jose Abreu is up for the AL Rookie of the Year, and Chris Sale is an AL Cy Young finalist.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2014

Jose Abreu  hits an RBI single, scoring teammate Adam Eaton during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Abreu, Sale Get Nods From Players Association

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named the Players Choice American League Outstanding Rookie, while left-hander Chris Sale also was announced as a finalist for AL Outstanding Pitcher.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu Believes He Has Room To Improve

“I just know the team can be better, and so can I,” Jose Abreu says.

10/21/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Named Sporting News’ AL Rookie Of The Year

Abreu batted .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2014

Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Headlines Cast Of Players To Appear At SoxFest

SoxFest is set for Jan. 23-25.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Should Have Money To Chase Top Free Agents

Chicago will keep an eye on the likes of Victor Martinez and James Shields.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

ose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Soxis greeted by Avisail Garcia #26 after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning in game two of a doubleheader on September 13, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was Abreu's 100th RBI of the season. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu’s 14 Pitch At-Bat Key To Win

The resurgent Jose Abreu had maybe his most memorable at-bat in the White Sox walk-off win against Minnesota Saturday evening.

09/14/2014

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cy Young Contender Chris Sale Making His Case

The White Sox may not be involved in any potential postseason play in 2014, but looking at postseason awards may be another story.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

In an Aug. 13 game, Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants was originally ruled out but upon video review called safe on this play because White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers blocked the plate. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

MLB Uses Common Sense, Clarifies Home Plate Collision Rule

Thankfully, runners out by 20-some feet now will always be out.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Jose Abreu follows through on a fifth inning RBI base hit against the New York Yankees. (Photo by Jim Mc Isaac/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu Feeling Stress Of Long Season

The long season has taken its toll on White Sox Rookie of the Year candidate Jose Abreu.

08/30/2014

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5 MLB Players That You Didn’t Know Defected From Cuba

In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.

08/25/2014

Avisail Garcia  hits a two-run home run in the 1st inning against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Orioles Sweep White Sox

Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night.

08/20/2014

Adam Jones scores as Tyler Flowers looks for a throw. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Orioles, 5-1

Chris Tillman threw eight innings of one-run ball.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

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