| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:44 PM
The White Sox signed free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year contract “in the $45 million range,” WSCR-AM 670 reported late Saturday. The deal was pending a physical, the report said.
Center fielder Adam Eaton sent a message to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:55 AM
First, a quick note of thanks, again, to Sports Illustrated.
If you believe in the SI jinx, and Lord knows you should, they just screwed us.
They put Jon Lester on the cover before he pitched even one inning for the Cubs.
I want to say the last time...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:52 PM
The "juicer" label is probably never going to completely disappear, but new White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera has a chance to rewrite the narrative of his career.
Cabrera won't be the first former suspended PED user to wear a Sox uniform —...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games."
We do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing baseball in the winter, perhaps to...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:04 PM
On a giant board inside his office, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn ranked his primary offseason targets at each position.
Three names that topped those lists appeared on placards in an auditorium Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field as the Sox...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The Associated Press recently highlighted how previous conceptions about Major League Baseball payrolls no longer hold true.
In listing final team payrolls for the 2014 season, the AP noted that the average big-league salary jumped 12 percent to a record...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I watched Randy Johnson pitch for the first time in a college game in 1983, and his ascent from awkward freshman to Hall of Famer marks as one of the greatest transformations I've witnessed. The fact he won 24 games and pitched 260 innings at 38 in 2002...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Days after the Orioles' memorable 2014 season ended in the American League Championship Series, it seemed a foregone conclusion the club would be able to retain its longest-tenured player.
As weeks went by without a deal, optimism dissipated, and once...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big.
One reason: teams looking for offense...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:44 AM
SAN DIEGO — Dave Dombrowski was enjoying a relaxing moment in the lobby of the Machester Grand Hyatt on Sunday.
However, the Detroit Tigers president and general manager knows there probably won't be many of those between Monday and Thursday...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Baseball's annual winter meetings officially begin today in San Diego. The lobby of the Manchester Grand Hyatt will be filled with reporters, agents and club executives.
There might have been some awkward moments Sunday night as the Orioles club brass...