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BWAA announce HOF ballot

The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced their 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, which includes 17 first-time players and 17 hangover players. Looking at the ballot, there are A LOT of  first-year stars on the ballot, including Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. This does not include the holdover of players like Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, among others. This could be a big cl ...

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Cubs Top 20 Prospects- Post Trade Deadline Edition (Part 2)

10. 3B Christian Villanueva Age: 22 Level: AA ETA: 2014 MLB.com ranking: 14 Double A Stats: 416 AB .262/.313/.454 31 2B 15 HR 57 RBI 4 SB I'm higher on Villanueva than most writers. Its clear that Villanueva will be in the majors in the couple of years, but the question is whether it will be with the Cubs or not. The infield is the deepest position for the Cubs and they may not have room for Villanueva. The ...

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Sox v. Mets Preview

So the Sox decided to show up in Kansas City and were able to take two out of three from the Royals in their home ballpark, even more surprisingly the Sox took a game when Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen pitched the same game. Fortunately for fans who can't stand to see this team lose and unfortunately for fans who want the #1 pick in the MLB Draft come next June, the Sox will not simply lay down for the rest ...

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In The Loop with Ed Edens: 2013 MLB Preview Part 3

In the final installment of the three-part podcast, Ed and Chas Straface break down the American League. After being recorded back in April, the views offered on the potential for disaster in Los Angeles and success in Boston seem all the more perceptive. Plus, the guys wonder just how awful the Astros might be, both now and in the future. In The Loop with Ed Edens: 2013 MLB Preview Part 3 Part 1  |  Part 2 ...

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Mother’s Day Weekend Preview: LAA v. SOX

This mother's day weekend should be eventful for all, as children try and make up for all the crap they've put their mothers through their whole lives. Some sons will bribe their mothers into dealing with them for another year by taking them to a White Sox game this weekend. Fans should be aware that this series is probably the best series I've seen for the Sox, as far as promotions go, this year. Friday wi ...

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Series Preview: White Sox @ Mets

This is the first time the White Sox ever play an interleague game in New York (credit: @SoxNerd). Unfortunately, it will also be a short exchange, as the Sox are only playing the Mets in a two game, short series. Just because the Sox are only playing two games does not mean that they should take this series lightly. Currently, the Mets are one of the worst teams in the NL, sitting at a 12-16 record and are ...

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Checkmate: Royals Take Two of Three from Sox

The White Sox have continued to disappoint as of late, and are still sitting in last place in the AL Central. This past series with the Royals was immensely important to the Pale Hose because they needed to start making up ground against their division foes all across the board. However, the White Sox simply are not doing well. They remain close to last in almost all offensive categories, and players who ca ...

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Previewing the Royals v. Sox Series

Let take a moment to remind White Sox fans that the season is still relatively young. Yes, the White Sox currently sit in the cellar of the division. The Bulls and Blackhawks are in the playoffs, the Bears are gearing up for another season after the draft past this week, and the Cubs "seemingly" have a bright future ahead of them. However, depending on how things shake out this season, this may be the last ...

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White Sox Acquire Casper Wells

After being designated for assignment with his third organization this year. Casper Wells, yet again, finds himself on the move, this time to our own Chicago White Sox. Wells was designated for assignment by the Oakland A's after slugging Cuban outfielder, Yoenis Cespedes, was activated from the disabled list. Considering the A's had their slugger back, they no longer had use for Wells and dealt him to the ...

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In The Loop with Ed Edens: Chicago Baseball Review with Ty Kane

Ed calls fellow CCS contributor Ty Kane to discuss the awful start to the 2013 season for both the Cubs and the Sox. The guys wonder if there is a reason to keep the faith, and do their best to find some silver linings. Ultimately, they decide that Alex Rios and Jorge Soler (and his anger issues) give them a reason to believe.  In The Loop with Ed Edens: Chicago Baseball Review with Ty Kane 4-25-13   I ...

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