| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:38 PM
SAN DIEGO — Ex-Cubs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel left Chicago on the same July afternoon in a trade to the A's, and the two starters now may be returning to town at the same time.
Hours after Hammel agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal to...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:39 PM
PHOENIX — If any team in baseball needs to make a splash this winter, it's the White Sox.
They have money to spend, an urgency to win and a fan base that has proved time and again it won't support a loser — and sometimes not even a winner....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Developing baseball talent is always an inexact science.
Even when a team drafts or signs a bona fide prospect, injuries sometimes get in the way of the most promising careers.
Such is the case this year for three of the game's top prospects,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Don't you think Robin Ventura over-managed a bit (against the Red Sox on Wednesday)? Chris Sale has owned Dustin Pedroia. Should have let him finish the inning. Somebody needs to write that. – Jeff S.
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised that...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Don Cooper imagines that if he had experienced a season earlier in his career like 2014 — with the pitching staff riding peaks and valleys and a bout with vertigo to boot — he would be "going crazy."
More than 12 years into his tenure as...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The beating the Orioles put on the Chicago White Sox bullpen Monday night — five runs in the eighth inning off three relievers with ERAs over five — was born of the same offseason strategy that the Orioles took with their bullpen.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
I was curious. In your opinion, had the Sox kept their closer, Addison Reed, would they be leading the Central division this season? -- Mark P., Crestwood
Sorry, but no. It's easy to look at the ups and downs of the bullpen and place the blame there,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:12 AM
A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life.
He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 3:37 PM
TORONTO — White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed the obvious Saturday in examining the club’s closer situation.
“We don’t really have one,” Ventura said. “We’re going to use whoever we need to use depending...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:46 AM
For those of you scoring at home, that was eight runs, seven hits, two walks and two errors.
In just the fourth inning.
Leave it to the White Sox to out-disaster this season’s disaster.
The Sox waited through a long rain delay, then took to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The Orioles had more than their share of opportunities to put away the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon at Camden Yards. But as scoring chances came and went, frustration mounted in the home dugout. Through 17 at-bats with runners in scoring...