For some players to be effective at the plate they need constant input and tweaks by the team’s batting coach. Other players just seem to be able to step into the batter’s box and get the job done.
Last season the perception was that Mark Teahen was going to be the Chicago White Sox’s third baseman heading into the season. This season, however, there appears to be more competition at the hot corner.
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade has plenty of experience as a manager in the minor leagues, but this will be his first full season as the manager of a major league club.
The Chicago Cubs have reduced their spring training roster to 40, by sending 18 players to minor league camp.
On Monday, the Chicago White Sox made eight roster moves, sending players to AAA, AA and the minor-league camp.
So far this spring everything has gone better than expected with Jake Peavy’s return from a serious injury that knocked him out of most of last season.
One of my favorite months growing up was March. The worst of winter was over, the college basketball tournament was starting and most of all, spring training was here.
Spring training has a habit of dragging on and becoming redundant at points, but there are always some exciting elements for a team’s coaching and front office staff.
For most of his professional baseball career Jeff Samardzija hasn’t exactly what his role would be. But this year was different, he entered spring training knowing he’d be in the bullpen, and for that he’s grateful.
On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox made seven roster moves to bring their spring training roster down to 46 players.
After Jake Peavy threw two innings in a spring training session last Friday, he described his Saturday soreness as “normal,” and that a great sign for the Chicago White Sox.
Alex Rios hit two home runs and drove in five runs as the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians combined for 32 runs in a 16-16 tie.
Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali will visit with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday during a closed meeting in the team’s clubhouse.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza returned to pitch to two more batters after being hit in the back by a line drive.
In maybe the most important spring training start for any starting pitcher, Jake Peavy looked about as good as the Chicago White Sox could have hoped.
Mike Quade’s tenure as the Chicago Cubs manager got off to a pretty rocky start when Carlos Silva and Aramis Ramirez got into a dugout scuffle after errors were committed while Silva was on the mound.
Starlin Castro’s major league debut was one of the best in Chicago Cubs history. His six RBI performance included a home run and a triple. But Cubs’ fans soon learned there would be defensive struggles for their young short stop.
The health of Jake Peavy is important to the Chicago White Sox, but it might not be the most important thing to the team’s success. Their success will hinge on the pitching staff’s depth.
With the departure of former Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks, the team has opened up the competition to be this year’s closer to the entire bullpen. And it’s a job they’d all love to have.
Baseball legend Steve Stone Joins the Boers and Bernstein show to discuss his new book and breaks down spring-ball for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox.