Excitement! Subplots! Stars! A rivalry spiced up! This is fun.
Three more stars of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox have been added to the lineup for SoxFest in January.
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.
LaRoche had 26 homers and 92 RBIs last season.
Abreu hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs in 2014.
Both Chicago clubs have in the neighborhood of $50 million to spend, if they choose.
Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez each won Silver Slugger awards Thursday.
Jose Abreu is up for the AL Rookie of the Year, and Chris Sale is an AL Cy Young finalist.
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.
“I just know the team can be better, and so can I,” Jose Abreu says.
Abreu batted .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs.
SoxFest is set for Jan. 23-25.
Chicago will keep an eye on the likes of Victor Martinez and James Shields.
The resurgent Jose Abreu had maybe his most memorable at-bat in the White Sox walk-off win against Minnesota Saturday evening.
The White Sox may not be involved in any potential postseason play in 2014, but looking at postseason awards may be another story.
Thankfully, runners out by 20-some feet now will always be out.
The long season has taken its toll on White Sox Rookie of the Year candidate Jose Abreu.
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.
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.
Chris Tillman threw eight innings of one-run ball.