Steve Stone believes the next 12 games — all against AL Central opponents — will decide whether the White Sox are buyers or sellers.
As a 21-year-old shortstop, Starlin Castro is the youngest Chicago Cubs player to ever make an All-Star game. However, there’s a chance that in the future, he’ll make the game as a third baseman.
The closer role is reserved for a team’s best, and most reliable relief pitcher. For the Chicago White Sox, Sergio Santos has taken a strangle hold over that role.
One of the few enjoyable things for Cubs fans this season has been watching Starlin Castro develop as a player. The Cubs’ 21-year-old shortstop has the third best batting average in the National League.
Some teams struggle to find five starting pitchers. The White Sox, however, have six quality starters, and instead of sending one to the bullpen, the team has gone with a six-man rotation since Jake Peavy’s return from the disabled list in May.
After giving up eight runs in a stretch of 2.2 innings, White Sox reliever Sergio Santos seems to have regained his form. The Bellflower, California native has the potential to be a great closer.
Since taking over the White Sox before the 2004 season, Ozzie Guillen has produced 1,211 wins, two divisional titles and a World Series, not to mention endless rants and controversies.
There have been plenty of memorable moments and intense games during the relatively brief history of the White Sox-Cubs rivalry. However, this year’s series may be lacking a little of usual anticipation.
The White Sox had gone 5-2 in their seven games before heading into their recent series in Minnesota and there was some optimism beginning to take hold.
Dayan Viciedo’s hot bat in Triple-A have many wondering whether or not he will be called up the White Sox soon.
Brent Lillibridge has lined up at four different positions this season. He’s been one of the few pleasant surprises for the White Sox, sparking a sentiment from some to find him a permanent home at one spot in the field.
The Cleveland Indians have faded after and unpredictably good two and a half months. With over half of the season remaining, the White Sox aren’t completely out of the race for the AL Central.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy left Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers with a strained right groin. This most recent injury came after Peavy had made four consecutive starts after returning from another injury.
Like many of his teammates, Gordon Beckham got off to a horrible start to the 2011 season. After hitting .194 in April, Beckham hit .303 in the month of May. It’s a turnaround that happened because he put in the work necessary.
The main storyline with the Chicago White Sox in the beginning of the season was the team’s combined struggles. But as they’ve slowly started to turn things around, Adam Dunn’s struggles have become more and more glaring.
The success that the Chicago White Sox have had this season has come, largely, becuase of their pitching. The White Sox rank in the bottom half of all of baseball in team on-base percentage and batting average.
Adam Dunn was one of the biggest free agent signings of the offseason. But after spending his entire career in the National League, there was some concern over how the slugger would transition from playing the field to be a full-time designated hitter.
After having a great rookie season, Chicago White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham has struggled to get off to good starts in each of the last two seasons.
In his second start since returning from experimental shoulder surgery, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy was dominant, shutting out the Cleveland Indians over nine innings, while striking out eight.
A lot of Bears were in town yesterday to support Rashied Davis’ charity endeavor. Davis has started a “Saturday Club” for kids to help broaden their education and social awareness.