It is just one week before the start of another exciting Arizona Fall League season. The question at hand: Which hitting and pitching prospect are we most looking forward to seeing play in the AFL this year?
For the next step in the ongoing White Sox rebuilding process, general manager Rick Hahn has a number of directions to go in order to continue to develop in-house talent while bringing in the right pieces for long-term success.
The 2014 White Sox presented a noticeably improved overall version from what was on the field in '13. There were great moments, but certain weaknesses left Chicago short of its ultimate goal.
When placing a final grade on the 2014 season, which closed out Sunday via a 6-4 loss to the Royals -- in White Sox captain Paul Konerko's final game -- before 32,266 at U.S. Cellular Field, general manager Rick Hahn chose to work on a pass/fail grading curve. Pass/fail, with a caveat.
Paul Konerko's illustrious 18-year Major League career and 16-year run with the White Sox officially came to an end Sunday afternoon, as he exited the field in the top of the sixth inning of a 6-4 loss to the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura unsuccessfully challenged a fourth-inning call in Sunday's game against the Royals that Josh Phegley was out at the plate trying to score on a grounder back to the pitcher.
Playoff contention stands as the prime target for White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and his staff as they work to improve a fourth-place squad during the offseason. That's contention in 2015 and contention long-term.
The White Sox view Carlos Rodon as competition for the 2015 rotation coming out of Spring Training. There's also a chance Rodon could break camp as part of the bullpen next April.
Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league.
To present an idea as to how perfect the Paul Konerko Day celebration was pulled off by the White Sox on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field, an overwhelmed Konerko said after a 5-4 victory over the Royals that he couldn't have done a better job laying it out himself.
The White Sox delivered a win for Paul Konerko following his retirement ceremony with a 5-4 victory over the postseason-bound Royals on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
During Saturday's 40-minute ceremony to honor the retiring White Sox icon, after a video clip from the 2005 World Series celebration, Jerry Reinsdorf recounted his feelings about Paul Konerko... then gave him a special gift.
Paul Konerko and Sox fans have always had a special connection. As the retiring icon said Saturday, "I'm not even going to say fans, I'm going to say friends, all my friends in this building right now... The relationship between myself and you guys, it just fit right."
Chris Claeys surprised Paul Konerko with the baseball from his grand slam during Game 2 of the 2005 World Series as part of Paul Konerko Day ceremonies on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But in a strange twist, Claeys gave away one baseball and left with another one.
Jose Abreu set the single-season White Sox rookie home run record with his 36th blast to right-center off of Kansas City starter Danny Duffy in the first inning of Saturday night's game on Paul Konerko Day at U.S. Cellular Field.
The White Sox presented retiring first baseman Paul Konerko with several gifts on Saturday, including a bronze statue unveiled on the left-field concourse at U.S. Cellular Field.
Retiring White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko took time to recognize the Royals as he made his farewell address to White Sox fans during a ceremony before Saturday night's game.
Hector Noesi's final start of the season got off to a rocky start, as he allowed three runs to the first five hitters in a 3-1 loss to the Royals, who clinched a playoff spot, on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Noesi worked five scoreless innings before giving way to the bullpen in the seventh.
White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and executive vice president Ken Williams noted Paul Konerko's clubhouse leadership as just one of the many things the retiring captain brought to the field every day.
The locker occupied by Paul Konerko sits in the front corner of the U.S. Cellular Field home clubhouse, occupied previously by the likes of Frank Thomas and Jim Thome. It's situated next to the player mailboxes where countless baseball cards to sign and letters of appreciation have been sent to Konerko over the past 16 years.
White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana went over the 200-inning milestone in a 6-3 loss to the playoff-hopeful Royals on Thursday night in Chicago. Josh Phegley hit a two-run homer.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura's seventh-inning challenge overturned a call that initially ruled Adam Eaton out at first with one out and the game against the Royals tied at 3.
Playing the final games of his career this weekend, White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko looks back at his ability to play almost every single day as one of his legacies.
Paul Konerko has stated numerous times that when he retires following Sunday's contest against the Royals, he will be gone from baseball for quite some time and focused on family life.
Brad Ausmus, Robin Ventura, Chris Sale and the prospect of an unknown man stealing signs for Victor Martinez via binoculars at Comerica Park on Wednesday afternoon have added fuel to an already intense American League Central rivalry between the White Sox and Tigers as the 2014 season comes to a close.
This weekend, it's not "Aye, aye, Captain," but "Goodbye, Captain" for Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko. It's a salute to two stars and an acknowledgement that a relic of a role in Major League clubhouses and dugouts has almost been put out to pasture.
Paul Konerko is revered in Chicago for his 16-year stay on the South Side, but his legend took root in the early 1990s at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral High, where it seemed clear he was destined for greatness.
Royals manager Ned Yost has a good record in replay challenges this season, but he lost on a first-inning play on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field when White Sox speedster Adam Eaton was ruled safe at second and the ruling stood.
The White Sox were credited with an inning-ending double play in the fourth inning Friday night when a replay review overturned the initial ruling of a missed tag by second baseman Marcus Semien.
Nate Jones seemed happy and healthy, exchanging hugs and greetings with teammates, as he returned to the White Sox clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday afternoon.