The White Sox don't have to do anything before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. It doesn't mean they won't execute a move, or maybe two. But remember, the 2014 White Sox are not the 2013 White Sox.
With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.
For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.
Speaking without looking at his notes on Sunday in Cooperstown, Tony La Russa made it clear during his 17-minute Hall of Fame induction speech that his unease at taking credit for all those accomplishments is rooted in a deep conviction that he benefited from an uncommonly good support system.
Frank Thomas did promise during Saturday's interview session that his Hall of Fame induction speech was all about thanks. But why did the "Big Hurt" feel the need to point out so many on Sunday in Cooperstown? The idea that no man is an island emerges as the most precise answer.
The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.
Jose Quintana has been one of the best pitchers in baseball of late, and he starts for the White Sox in the opener against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers Tuesday.
Twins left fielder Sam Fuld hit a two-run single with two outs in the seventh as Minnesota rallied against Chicago's bullpen for a 4-3 victory Sunday at Target Field.
Chris Sale struck out 12 and Alexei Ramirez led a 14-hit attack with a two-run homer Saturday night to carry the White Sox to a 7-0 win over the Twins at Target Field.
Hall of Famers know who got in on the first ballot and who had to agonize over a long selection process. And within the former group, there's a subset that is truly iconic. In the historic six-man Class of 2014, the Hall's most anticipated since Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount went in together in 1999, that's where Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas come in.
Frank Thomas' dream of becoming a Hall of Famer has become a definite reality, and with it he has a whole new set of worries. "It's reality but it's very stressful, trust me," said Thomas, addressing the media at the Clark Sports Center gymnasium Saturday afternoon as part of the electees press conference. "It's been a long week."
Through 33 seasons, managing over 5,000 games with three different teams, Tony La Russa always seemed to be in control of his emotions. On the day before his induction into the Hall of Fame, he admitted on Saturday that he's more than a little nervous.
Listening to the six men who will be inducted today in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, it is definitely nervous time. Nervous for the moment, nervous for the experience, nervous for the instance they must stand up before about 50,000 fans on the stage behind the Clark Sports Center and make their individual speeches.
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf was resting comfortably at his hotel Saturday afternoon after experiencing an episode of lightheadedness Friday night that produced an overnight stay at the Bassett Medical Center following tests.
Carlos Rodon and Tyler Kolek became the 19th and 20th players to receive Draft signing bonuses of $6 million or more. Rodon's $6,582,000 is the fifth-highest ever and established a new White Sox franchise standard, eclipsing Joe Borchard's then-Draft record of $5.3 million in 2000.
When the Twins rallied for two hits and a couple of runs in the eighth inning Thursday night, you couldn't blame Adam Eaton for breathing a little sigh of relief.
The non-waiver Trade Deadline is just six days away, but according to White Sox manager Robin Ventura, it's actually still too early to get a gauge on what moves the team might have in store.
John Danks worked seven strong innings, Dayan Viciedo had four hits and Jose Abreu hit his Major League-leading 30th home run Friday night as the White Sox beat the Twins, 9-5, at Target Field.
The White Sox kicked off a seven-day road trip against two American League Central foes in a less-than-optimal way Thursday, placing reliever Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Gordon Beckham is in a slump at the plate, but manager Robin Ventura said he has no definite plans to give his scuffling second baseman a day off.
Hector Noesi pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and Adam Eaton had three hits and two RBIs as the White Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-2, Thursday night at Target Field.
The nickname "Big Hurt" just seemed to fit alongside Frank Thomas' massive frame, right from the start of his 19-year career with the White Sox, A's and Blue Jays.
Hired to be fired. That's what we say about managers, and we say it because it's true, even for those who one day wind up in the Hall of Fame.
An error on catcher Tyler Flowers during a ninth-inning play at the plate gave the Royals a 2-1 victory over the White Sox Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. Jose Quintana and his counterpart, James Shields, both gave up one run in seven innings.
Carlos Rodon's professional debut Tuesday night for the Arizona Rookie League White Sox featured one run allowed on two hits over one inning, and Chicago's top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft struck out one.
Mark Buehrle's perfect game at U.S. Cellular Field against the Rays on July 23, 2009, is termed by White Sox play-by-play television announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson as his all-time favorite game. Harrelson contributed the famous "Alexei … Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! History!" call on Jason Bartlett's grounder to shortstop Alexei Ramirez for out No. 27.
If Tony La Russa ever had a motto, it's "no guts, no glory," which describes his managing career in a nutshell. They are words to live by and an apt inscription for his Hall of Fame plaque.
White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf described his relationship with Hall of Fame inductee Tony La Russa as "becoming like brothers" over the years, adding that as great of a manager as La Russa is, "he's a better human being. Just a great person."
White Sox assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, who finished his 22-year big-league career with 2,866 hits, 384 homers and 1,626 RBIs, credited Hall of Fame inductee Tony La Russa for making him a better player.
Robin Ventura truly appreciates the career numbers produced by former teammate Frank Thomas during his Hall of Fame career. The fact that 16 of those seasons came on the South Side of Chicago gives Thomas' induction next weekend an extra special feeling.