With Eaton in fold, #chisox will be fielding trade inquiries on de aza.
Hardball Talk "A source told the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro that the deal is done. The Diamondbacks will get Trumbo and two players to be named, and they give outfielder Adam Eaton to the White Sox and left-hander Tyler Skaggs to the Angels. Left-hander Hector Santiago will go from Chicago to..." December 10
MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are looking to move a starting pitcher, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. While the Sox would love to unload John Danks' contract, they recognize how difficult that would be. Passan adds that Jose Quintana and Hector Santiago are both available. In order to move Chris Sale,..." December 10
MLB.com "The Angels, Diamondbacks and White Sox are working on a three-team deal that would involve Mark Trumbo going to Arizona, and Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago going to the Angels, sources confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday. Keith Law of ESPN.com, who first reported the specifics, said D-backs center..." December 10
Agreement in place between NPB-MLB on new posting system. Last hurdle is MLB exec council must approve, which is expected this week
Ex-#Royals RHP Felipe Paulino says he has signed with the Chicago White Sox.
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox outrighted infielder Mike McDade and outfielder Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Charlotte, the team announced Friday. Tekotte played in 20 games with the Sox in 2013, hitting .226 with a home run and two RBIs. He played 76 games with Charlotte, where he hit .236 with 27 doubles..." December 07
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract Thursday with free agent reliever Ronald Belisario. Belisario, 30, wasn't tendered a contract Monday night by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Belisario attracted preliminary interest from the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Angels but..." December 05
Sources: Konerko will return to #WhiteSox.
If Nippon Pro Baseball accepts $20mil max posting fee with team with worst record gets first shot at Tanaka - Hou, Miami, CWS, Cubs.lined up
Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko will return for his 16th season with the Chicago White Sox, Konerko's agent, Craig Landis, confirmed to the Tribune on Wednesday morning. An official announcement from the Sox is expected to be held later Wednesday. The one-year deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million. Konerko, a..." December 04
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
White Sox won't tender a contract to pitcher Dylan Axelrod.
Source: Tyler Flowers re-signs with #White Sox, one year, $950,000.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
One name Mets will keep an eye for non-tender is ChiSox Tyler Flowers. Team execs have liked him in the past. Potential d'Arnaud backup.
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
Hardball Talk "According to the Associated Press, former White Sox scout Victor Mateo was sentenced to eight months in prison yesterday in Chicago due to his involvement in taking kickbacks intended from international signings. Mateo, who was the team’s scout in the Dominican Republic, and two other former..." November 23
CSN Chicago "If the Cardinals were trying to pry Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar away from the Rangers, they struck out looking. Wednesday’s mega-deal between the Tigers and Rangers almost assures the Rangers will keep Profar and Andrus with Ian Kinsler gone. So where will the Cardinals look now to improve..." November 22
Chicago Sun-Times "The Paul Konerko question came up again Tuesday. “I have no update on Konerko at this time,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “It could be tomorrow. It could be two weeks. More likely than not it’s going to be resolved prior to the winter meetings before we leave here on Monday the 9th..." November 20
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have some interest in Chicago White Sox free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd and have been monitoring his progress as he recovers from elbow surgery, according to industry sources. Floyd, 30, who starred at Mount St. Joseph before being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the..." November 20
No update on Konerko from Rick Hahn. Said he thinks a decision will be made prior to the Winter Meetings starting Dec. 9
MLB Trade Rumors "Gavin Floyd's rehabilitation from May surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament and torn flexor tendon in his elbow is progressing extremely well, agent Mike Moye tells MLBTR. Moye says Floyd escalated his throwing program to three sets at 180 feet this week and is experiencing almost no..." November 19
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
Chicago Tribune "Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said Saturday he's still trying to cope with the "bad dream" that was the Chicago White Sox's 2013 season and reiterated that Paul Konerko is welcome to come back if he so desire. “It’s truly Paul’s option,” Reinsdorf told Ben Finfer and Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM 670...." November 17
CSN Chicago "Alejandro De Aza has been one of the focal points of White Sox fan criticism on social media and talk radio over the last seven months. He struck out too much for his critics in 2013. His defense wasn’t up to par, either. And the base running was at times abhorrent. Even White Sox general..." November 16
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15
Reports: Japanese players' union approves new posting system. Players could be posted as early as Nov. 20.
USA Today "Major League Baseball took a big step toward full-scale instant replay reviews Thursday when the 30 club owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive video system that would allow managers to challenge almost every umpire's call except balls and strikes. "The clubs are very excited..." November 14
Owner: "Serious reservations" among clubs about posting process. Possible no agreement is reached, which means no Tanaka this off-season.
CSN Chicago "With the exception of four players, everybody on the White Sox roster is available in an attempt to quickly rebound from a 99-loss campaign. Aside from starting pitcher Chris Sale, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn declined to comment on the availability of specific players at the GM meetings..." November 13
Chicago Tribune "The decision to play a 16thseason with the White Sox is in Paul Konerko’s hands, general manager Rick Hahn indicated Tuesday at the GM meetings. Hahn and manager Robin Ventura met with Konerko last week in Phoenix to discuss the veteran first baseman’s feelings about whether he wants to play..." November 13
Chicago Tribune "Former Chicago White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto was the only coach to be fired after the Sox's 99-loss season, but he already has found a new home. The Baltimore Orioles announced Tuesday that Manto has been hired as their new minor league hitting coordinator. Manto played for the Orioles in..." November 06
CBSSports.com "There was a time when second base was a wasteland in the minors, when utility types like Taylor Green topped the prospect rankings just because they were the only ones with a chance of contributing in the not-too-distant future. And after a year in which Jedd Gyorko, Anthony Rendon, Jurickson..." November 06
MLB.com "The pens and reams of paper are out. Decisions are about to be made. The Hot Stove season is now in Major League overdrive. The end of the World Series on Wednesday night and the beginning of free agency a day later was only the beginning. After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday brings about..." November 04
Chicago Tribune "Chicago White Sox minor league right-handed pitcher Nicholas Blount and Chicago Cubs minor league shortstop Elliot Soto were each suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. The suspensions are effective at the beginning of..." November 02
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox outrighted right-handed pitcher Simon Castro to Triple-A Charlotte, the team announced Friday. The 25-year-old Castro pitched in four games for the Sox in 2013 after making his major league debut on July 5. He posted an 0-1 record, a 2.70 ERA and six strikeouts." November 02
MLB.com "The Blue Jays are in the market for a new second baseman, and one of their early targets appears to be Chicago's Gordon Beckham. MLB.com has learned that the Blue Jays have interest in acquiring the White Sox second baseman, which dates back to last offseason, when the possibility of a trade..." October 31
As expected, White Sox exercise $4 million option on Matt Lindstrom. He was the only player with an option to be decided
MLB.com "The Orioles' historic defensive season, in which they committed a Major League record-low 54 errors, culminated with an impressive showing in Tuesday night's unveiling of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. Third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones..." October 30
White Sox have remained in contact with Konerko during the Abreu signing process. Hahn has not ruled out bringing back the captain.
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox officially announced the signing of Cuban slugger Jose Abreu and introduced the 26-year-old first baseman in a news conference Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox signed Abreu to a deal for $68 million over six years. Abreu will receive a $10 million signing bonus and..." October 29