White Sox Rumors & News

  • Nationals Discuss David Robertson With White Sox

    MLB Trade Rumors "1:24pm: The Nationals tried to expand the Eaton deal to include Robertson, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets. The White Sox turned them down, however, so the two sides will discuss a Robertson deal as a separate proposition. 11:05am: Here’s the latest on the Nationals’ hunt for a closer, with..." December 08

  • Astros discuss deal for Jose Quintana, but White Sox want a haul

    Houston Chronicle "- If this year's winter meetings have taught us anything, it's that the Chicago White Sox are all-in on their commitment to rebuild. In a span of two days, they've parted with ace Chris Sale and outfielder Adam Eaton to transform their farm system into one of the industry's best. Jose Quintana..." December 08

  • White Sox deal Adam Eaton to Nats for top prospects

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox were closing in on a trade to send outfielder Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals Wednesday. A source confirmed reports that Eaton, who is under club control for five more years and was the Sox’ most valuable position player in 2016, would go to the Nats in exchange for..." December 08

  • Nationals Close To Acquiring Adam Eaton

    MLB Trade Rumors "Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Nats are close to getting Eaton from the White Sox. Top outfield prospect Victor Robles is not in the deal, he adds. 3:35pm: The White Sox are working on a trade that would send outfielder Adam Eaton to the Nationals, reports MLB.com’s Scott Merkin..." December 07

  • White Sox Talking Jose Quintana Trades With Astros, Nationals, Other Teams

    MLB Trade Rumors "A day after trading Chris Sale to the Red Sox, the White Sox are now “in serious talks” with multiple teams about their other star left-hander Jose Quintana, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports (Twitter link). The Astros and Nationals are two of the clubs involved in discussions. The Astros..." December 07

  • Nationals Interested In Jose Quintana

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals are interested in White Sox lefty Jose Quintana, FanRag’s Jon Heyman tweets. The Nationals, of course, came up short in their attempt to trade for ChiSox ace Chris Sale, but it appears the two sides might not be done discussing starting pitchers. The White Sox have reportedly..." December 07

  • Red Sox acquire Sale from White Sox

    TSN "The Boston Red Sox have landed Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal reports the Red Sox will send third baseman Yoan Moncada, pitcher Michael Kopech and two other prospects to the White Sox. Sale posted a 17-10 record with a 3.34 ERA in 32..." December 06

  • Rockies-White Sox Have Preliminary Talks on Jose Abreu

    MLB.com "General manager Jeff Bridich said the Rockies are considering the heavy price tag for free-agent first basemen Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion. Additionally, multiple Major League sources said there have been preliminary talks about White Sox slugger Jose Abreu as the Rockies attempt to boost..." December 06

  • Report: White Sox, Nats negotiating final pieces of Chris Sale trade

    CBS Sports "It appears one of the best pitchers in baseball may soon join one of the best teams in baseball. The White Sox and Nationals are still working on a Chris Sale trade, and at this point the two sides are only haggling over the final pieces of the deal. It seems this could go down..." December 06

  • Jimmy Rollins hopes to continue playing in 2017

    CBS Sports "Former NL MVP Jimmy Rollins is not ready to hang up his spikes. Rollins, who turned 38 last month, hopes to continue playing next season. He was released by the White Sox on June 15 this past season and did not hook on with another team. Prior to being released Rollins .221/.295/.329 (74 OPS+)..." December 06

  • Nationals stepping up pursuit of Chris Sale

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s still unclear whether or not White Sox ace Chris Sale will be on the move, but at least one interested team is trying to get something done. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Washington Nationals are intensifying efforts to acquire Sale. Heyman notes that the Nationals may not..." December 05

  • MLB smashed revenue record, close to $10 billion in 2016

    Sportsnaut "The 2016 calendar year has been successful for Major League Baseball. In fact, 2016 has already been the most successful financial year MLB has ever seen. “Major League Baseball continues to grow at a phenomenal rate around its business,” Maury Brown of Forbes reported. “As the calendar year..." December 05

  • Pitcher/slugger Shohei Otani weighing MLB move for 2018

    ESPN "Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani says he could move to Major League Baseball after the 2017 season. The 22-year-old right-hander, who has also shown potential as a hitter, signed a $2.37 million contract for next season with the Nippon Ham Fighters on Monday. Otani will not become eligible for..." December 05

  • Under Armour to become MLB’s official uniform provider in 2020

    Hardball Talk "This is interesting. Majestic Athletic has been baseball’s official uniform provider for decades, with its relationship with Major League Baseball dating back to the early 80s when it started providing batting practice jerseys. But that’s going to end after three more season. As CNBC’s Jessica..." December 05

  • Could Nationals Trade For Chris Sale And Andrew McCutchen?

    NESN "The Washington Nationals have a win-now roster and are looking to hit an offseason home run with the MLB Winter Meetings set to begin Monday in Maryland. The Nats have been linked in trade rumors involving Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale..." December 05

  • Bud Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bud Selig, who evolved from a young, avid fan to founding owner of the Milwaukee Brewers to consensus-building commissioner during a life devoted to baseball, reached the pinnacle of the game Sunday evening. Selig was elected for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., by..." December 04

  • Brett Lawrie will take a pay cut to avoid arbitration with White Sox

    Hardball Talk "Infielder Brett Lawrie successfully avoided arbitration and signed a one-year contract with the White Sox on Friday, per a team announcement. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman added that the deal was for $3.5 million, significantly lower than the $4.125 million Lawrie was paid by the White Sox in..." December 03

  • White Sox more likely to move Eaton than Abreu

    12 Up "The Chicago White Sox are looking to trade some of their big name players after a disappointing season in 2016 where they finished with a 78-84 season. They also have struggled in the past few seasons as well. While there has been talk about the White Sox trading starter Chris Sale, there..." December 02

  • The latest on the Chris Sale derby

    Fanrag Sports "Superstar White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is on the block, and it appears at least five teams are starting to separate themselves at the forefront of talks: the Nationals, Astros, Red Sox, Rangers and Braves. That doesn’t mean that any one of these teams is sure to get him, or even that Sale..." December 02

  • Why the new CBA will keep Japanese phenom Shohei Otani from coming to MLB

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA -- which still has to be ratified by both sides -- will introduce some wrinkles to the international free-agent signing system. As it turns out, those..." December 01

  • Four teams to keep an eye on at the 2017 Winter Meetings

    Yardbarker "On Wednesday night, the baseball world got good news when the league's owners and the players union came to an agreement regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new CBA will be in place for the next five years and while both sides made concessions that people are moaning about, the most..." December 01

  • MLB bans smokeless chewing tobacco for new players in new CBA

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement-- one that will cover the next five years. One of the most interesting aspects of the new CBA is the decision to ban chewing tobacco. Here are the details,..." December 01

  • All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series

    Hardball Talk "The Associated Press reported early Thursday morning that, as a part of the new collective bargaining agreement, home-field advantage in the World Series will no longer be determined by the All-Star Game. Home-field advantage will now be awarded to the pennant winner with the better regular season..." December 01

  • MLB, MLBPA Agree To New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "The league and union have announced a “tentative five-year labor agreement,” noting that “the parties continue to draft” the final deal. 7:47pm: Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." December 01

  • No lockout vote scheduled yet for Wednesday as MLB's labor deal nears expiration

    ESPN "Even as the clock ticked down toward the midnight expiration of Major League Baseball's labor agreement and a potential work stoppage, MLB had yet to schedule a lockout vote by owners, sources told ESPN late Wednesday afternoon. While that was viewed by people around the sport as another..." November 30

  • MLB, union can’t afford to ruin 20-plus years of labor peace

    New York Post "Would Major League Baseball, in the wake of a highly successful season that culminated in a World Series for the ages, actually turn off its lights and shut its doors? Wednesday marks the first last chance to avoid such an unforeseen blow. The game’s collective bargaining agreement..." November 30

  • McGwire, Steinbrenner, Selig among Hall of Fame candidates for new Veterans Committee

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has revamped its Veterans Committee many times in the past several years. Mostly because its committee of veterans has had a bad habit of, you know, not electing anyone, and what’s the point of having one if no one ever makes it in? And yes, this is a bit of a problem...." November 30

  • White Sox In No Hurry To Trade Chris Sale

    CBSChicago.com "Plenty of speculation about an eventual landing spot for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale will dominate the baseball news cycle the rest of this week as the start of the Winter Meetings await Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just outside of Washington D.C. The..." November 29

  • Owners back off demand for international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports a development from the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations: the owners, he says, have backed off their demand for an international draft as a requirement for a new CBA. Rosenthal says that they did so out of a “desire to move talks forward.” As we’ve discussed on..." November 29

  • World Baseball Classic may end after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The plug may soon be pulled on the World Baseball Classic. Cristian Moreno of ESPN reported Monday that unless revenues improve for the 2017 edition of the WBC, there may not be any more in the future. The hope was that the WBC would serve as a global showcase for the sport, much like the..." November 29

  • Nationals in position to make splash in winter meetings

    CBS Sports "With the winter meetings a week away, it's time to kindle the hot stove. One team well-positioned to do just that? The Washington Nationals. Fresh off a Divisional Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Nationals have every reason to act aggressively this winter, all with an eye on pushing..." November 29

  • With MLB lockout looming, Latin American players take stand vs. international draft

    CBS Sports "Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday, and the owners have already mentioned the possibility of a lockout if the two sides do not agree to terms. Obviously neither MLB nor the MLBPA wants a work stoppage after 21 years of labor peace. There's too much money..." November 28

  • 6 'can't-touch' players that could be the key to a Chris Sale trade

    Fox Sports "“Can’t do that.” That’s the phrase baseball people often use when confronted with the possibility of trading a top young player. Can’t do that. Won’t do that. Don’t even go there. The availability of White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, however, creates a different landscape — or at least, it..." November 28

  • Anthony Ranaudo Signs With KBO’s Samsung Lions

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Anthony Ranaudo has signed a one-year deal with the Korea Baseball Organization’s Samsung Lions, the club announced (h/t Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net, on Twitter). The 27-year-old, who was released by the White Sox to pursue the opportunity, will earn a $1.05MM salary. Once a top-100 prospect..." November 23

  • Sources: Baseball's 21-year run of labor peace could be in jeopardy

    Fox Sports "Baseball’s streak of 21 consecutive years of labor peace is in jeopardy. The owners will consider voting to lock out the players if the two sides cannot reach a new collective-bargaining agreement by the time the current deal expires on Dec. 1, according to sources with knowledge of the..." November 22

  • Jose Quintana, Not Chris Sale, Is Top MLB Offseason Trade Target

    Bleacher Report "In a winter during which aces are in short supply, the hot-stove trade market seems to revolve around Chris Sale. And he's not even the best thing on the market. Let's make a case for the Chicago White Sox's other left-handed stud: Jose Quintana. He's also good, and he may also be available..." November 22

  • Five MLB teams that may look far different very soon

    USA Today "Even before the turkey’s in the oven, several teams have hinted at an offseason reshuffling that might significantly change their roster composition for next year. USA TODAY Sports’ Jorge L. Ortiz examines five clubs that could be on the verge of a remake and in which direction they’re..." November 22

  • Mickey Mantle card sells for $1.1M

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The 1952 Topps baseball card of Mickey Mantle is one of the most iconic collectibles of the post-World War II era. Friday morning, it joined an exclusive club, becoming only the second baseball card to top $1 million at a public auction. A card graded 8.5 by Professional Sports Authenticator..." November 20

  • White Sox Willing To Trade Any Player With Less Than Four Years Of Control

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are telling teams that they’re willing to trade any player on their roster who is under team control for less than four years, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports (subscription required). Chicago GM Rick Hahn has already spoken of wanting to pursue longer-term assets this offseason, while..." November 19

  • Blue Jays reportedly looking at Dexter Fowler, Adam Eaton

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays have a couple of targets in mind as they aim to strengthen the top of their order. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Friday, the Blue Jays are looking at lefty-hitting leadoff men with good on-base percentages, including Chicago Cubs free agent..." November 18

  • 7 MLB teams that should trade for White Sox ace Chris Sale

    Fox Sports "A sure sign that the White Sox finally are ready to consider trading ace Chris Sale: They have scheduled 40 throwback jersey dates for their 2017 home schedule. In all seriousness, the franchise seemingly has accepted the fact that a rebuild is necessary, meaning even the 27-year-old ace is..." November 18

  • Braves finalize Colon deal, continue pursuit of Sale

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ average age officially ticked up a few notches Thursday when the team announced the signing of 43-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon, a former Cy Young Award winner who agreed to the one-year, $12.5 million deal last week. They’ve already added a pair of former Cy Young winners in..." November 18

  • MLB is considering major changes to roster sizes

    Fox Sports "A 26-man roster? It could be coming soon to a ballpark near you. The players and owners are discussing the expansion of rosters from 25 players to 26 in exchange for September roster limits, according to sources familiar with the collective-bargaining negotiations. Under the current rules,..." November 17

  • White Sox hire Mark Grudzielanek to manage Triple-A Charlotte

    Hardball Talk "The Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox, announced on Wednesday that former major league middle infielder Mark Grudzielanek will manage the club in 2017." November 16

  • John Danks Hopes To Pitch In 2017

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran left-hander John Danks is aiming for a comeback in 2017, tweets FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. The 31-year-old was released by the White Sox back in May after a woeful start to the season, but if he’s healthy, it’s easy enough to envision several clubs having interest on a low-cost..." November 16

  • Prospect-rich Braves could trade for Gray or Archer if not Sale

    MLB.com "The Chicago White Sox, looking to start a rebuilding phase, have said they'll listen on any player on their roster with three or fewer years of team control remaining, including Chris Sale. The Braves, nearing what they hope will be the final stage of their own rebuild, recently signed veteran..." November 15

  • Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Abreu Named as Witnesses in Smuggling Trial

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball All-Stars Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Abreu are among the names listed on a witness list for a trial against agent Bartolo Hernandez and his associate, Julio Estrada, for smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States. Per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), the..." November 15

  • Six All-Star hitters who could get traded this offseason

    Sporting News "The crop of elite free agents was pretty impressive last offseason. David Price and Zack Greinke both signed deals that topped $200 million. Chris Davis, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Johnny Cueto topped $130 million and seven other guys got deals worth at least $70 million. Lots of money..." November 15

  • Braves Showing Serious Interest in Chris Sale

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves have joined the Chris Sale derby in a big way and are among the teams trying hardest to land one of baseball’s best pitchers. The White Sox listened to offers at the July trade deadline for Sale, but rival teams seem to believe there is a greater likelihood than ever that..." November 15

  • White Sox’s Jose Abreu opts out to earn annual salary through arbitration

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Monday afternoon report from Dan Hayes of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has elected to opt out of the remaining three years of his current contract in order to be paid year-by-year via arbitration. While Abreu had a total of $34 million..." November 14