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AL Central looking like one powerhouse division

Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix.

Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City

New White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija will be stoked for the return to Wrigley Field in July, while lefty Jon Lester called his move to the Cubs "the right fit at the right time.'' The only way it can be better for Chicago fans is if it turns into an annual experience.

Wave of enthusiasm fuels White Sox momentum

White Sox fans can feel an even deeper connection to their team than they usually do because they influenced what could end up being a necessary piece for contention.

White Sox, Penny reportedly agree to Minors deal

Veteran right-hander Brad Penny has agreed to a Minor League contract with the White Sox, according to multiple reports.

White Sox unveil Samardzija, Robertson, Melky

The White Sox formally introduced new acquisitions Melky Cabrera, David Robertson and Jeff Samardzija on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

White Sox reshaping began with Avisail deal

One can trace back to the three-team deal with the Tigers and Red Sox bringing Avisail Garcia and hard-throwing Minor League reliever Francellis Montas among a group of four back to the White Sox at the 2013 non-waiver Trade Deadline for the first true impact move of the Rick Hahn era as general manager.

Offseason of major upgrades for White Sox

Already having made enough moves for it to be one of the most aggressive Hot Stove seasons in franchise history, the White Sox just keep trying to strengthen their bid to build a team that can get them back to the postseason. The latest addition is switch-hitting outfielder Melky Cabrera, who a source says has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract. The club did not confirm the deal.

Melky, White Sox have 3-year deal

Switch-hitting outfielder Melky Cabrera agreed with the White Sox on a three-year contract worth between $42 million and $43.5 million.

Meetings were just tip of iceberg for White Sox

White Sox GM Rick Hahn did more than create a better team with his moves during the Winter Meetings. He created a true buzz in Chicago over the White Sox.

White Sox acquire lefty Jennings from Marlins

The White Sox and Marlins exchanged pitchers Thursday, with right-hander Andre Rienzo going to Miami and lefty reliever Dan Jennings heading to Chicago.

Scouts of the Year honored at Winter Meetings

Mike Brito was honored Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings, when he was named International Scout of the Year at the 31st annual Scout of the Year banquet. Orrin Freeman (West Coast) of the Marlins, Tom Kotchman (East Coast) of the Red Sox and the late Paul Provas (Central) won Scout of the Year awards as well.

Creativity key to rest of White Sox offseason

After making a series of eye-popping deals this winter, general manager Rick Hahn expects the White Sox to creatively fill their remaining voids.

All-Chicago World Series? Optimism high in Windy City

The White Sox and Cubs have been the talk of the Winter Meetings, with each club pulling off significant upgrades and returning optimism to both sides of Chicago.

Windy City resurgence? A case for each club

The Cubs and White Sox each won 73 games last season. Each finished 17 games out in their division. But both teams have been quite active this offseason, signing free agents and making trades, and both should be expected to at least make big moves upward next season -- even before either of them make any more deals. Which Chicago team has improved itself the most this offseason? Columnists Richard

White Sox know they still have work to do

As great of a job as the White Sox have done collecting difference-makers this offseason, they can't stop with Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, Adam LaRoche, Zach Duke and others.

It's been a short trip to stardom for Samardzija

Growing up in Indiana, less than an hour from Chicago, Jeff Samardzija could never have imagined playing for both the Cubs and the White Sox after a standout football and baseball career at Notre Dame.

Excitement percolating after White Sox moves

White Sox fans have plenty to be excited about with the moves the club has made during the offseason. That excitement is also shared with manager Robin Ventura and pitching coach Don Cooper.

Just like that, White Sox reshape outlook in AL Central

The Chicago White Sox redefined themselves on Monday. Along the way, they redefined the American League Central as well. No team has improved itself more than this one. No team has made itself more relevant.

White Sox acquire Shark in six-player deal

Jeff Samardzija has returned to Chicago, and the White Sox apparently have their sights set on returning to AL Central contention. The White Sox and A's completed a trade Tuesday that sent Samardzija and fellow pitcher Michael Ynoa to Chicago in exchange for right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley, first baseman Rangel Ravelo and infielder Marcus Semien.

White Sox finalize 4-year deal with Robertson

After Tuesday's announcement of a six-player trade that netted right-handed starter Jeff Samardzija, the White Sox finalized a deal with free-agent closer David Robertson on Wednesday. The agreement is for four years and $46 million.

White Sox make moves with immediate impact

The message to be delivered by the reported acquisitions of Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson is the White Sox want to contend now and then do so perennially.

Minoso, Pierce come up short in HOF voting

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was disappointed that Minnie Minoso and Billy Pierce, two 2015 Hall of Fame candidates with strong White Sox ties, didn't get elected by the Golden Era Committee. He felt they both clearly deserved the honor.

White Sox big part of MLB's cancer initiatives

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf played a role in getting Major League Baseball involved in cancer initiatives. Funds raised from this year's league-wide charity auction will be donated to LUNGevity, the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization

White Sox claim catcher Brantly off waivers

The White Sox claimed catcher Rob Brantly off waivers from the Marlins Monday, bringing their 40-man roster to 40.

Williams to remain with White Sox

Executive vice president Ken Williams will not be leaving the White Sox for the Blue Jays to replace CEO Paul Beeston and is focused on helping the White Sox improve over the next four days at Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings.

Abreu adds GIBBY to rookie year honors

Jose Abreu's exceptional first year with the White Sox is closing out with yet another prestigious award. The hard-hitting first baseman, who came to the South Side of Chicago from Cuba via free agency, has been awarded the Rookie of the Year GIBBY.

Konerko's career commemorated in book: read an excerpt

The following is an excerpt from the new, limited-edition "Paul Konerko: Farewell to a Friend" book, benefiting Chicago White Sox Charities. Order your copy or give as the perfect White Sox holiday gift by visiting www.whitesox.com/pkbooks.

Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).

White Sox non-tender pitchers Carroll, Snodgress

The White Sox declined to offer contracts to right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll and left-hander Scott Snodgress, leaving the two to become free agents.

White Sox may be wise to seek full-time closer

The White Sox still need bullpen help, even with the addition of Zach Duke via a three-year, $15 million deal. In the midst of that search for relief, the question becomes whether the club needs a clear-cut closer.


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