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Chicago White Sox Trade Phase all but completed

The Chicago White Sox and general manager Rick Hahn continued their rebuilding process by trading off their assets on Tuesday night, this time by dealing third baseman Todd Frazier, closer David Robertson, and relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle to the New York Yankees. This is the first trade since the White Sox began rebuilding to include multiple players from the White Sox end. In return from New York, The White ...

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Jose Quintana shines in first start for Chicago Cubs

Three days after leaving the Chicago White Sox for the Cubs, Jose Quintana dominated the Baltimore Orioles in his first start with the North Siders on Sunday. Quintana went seven innings, allowing three hits and no runs with 12 strikeouts, picking up the victory. It was Quintana’s third 10+ strikeout appearance of the season, the most recent one coming in his final start with the White Sox on July 8. https: ...

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White Sox maximize return in Jose Quintana deal

The White Sox finally pulled the trigger on a trade for Jose Quintana on Thursday, which wasn’t that big of a surprise.  The surprise was that they made the deal with the team across town, the Cubs.  Despite pitching being an obvious concern for the Cubs lately, they had not really come up in any of the recent rumors surrounding Quintana.  So to see these two teams pull of a trade of this magnitude without ...

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Adding Jose Quintana is a win-win situation for the Cubs

Without completely rehashing the litany of problems the Cubs have experienced this season, it’s generally accepted that it’s not the same team that dominated the regular season last year on the way to a World Series title, not even close. While the defense has regressed and the offense has gone M.I.A. an uncomfortable number of times, starting pitching has arguably been the club’s biggest weakness. This is ...

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Joe Maddon: “Cubs aren’t giving up”

The 2017 MLB All-Star break couldn't come fast enough for the Chicago Cubs and on Sunday, it looked as if they were already on break. Pittsburgh plated 10 runs in the first inning against the Cubs at Wrigley Field including a grand slam from Francisco Cervelli and a solo shot from Andrew McCutchen. It went from bad to embarrassing. The Cubs now sit at 43-45 on the season and are 5.5 games back of the Milwau ...

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Jon Jay adds necessary consistency off Cubs bench

An underrated part of a successful team is a reliable bench bat, who can fill in as a starter or be relied on to pitch hit in clutch situations. For this season’s Chicago Cubs, Jon Jay is filling that role and thriving in it. A free agent signing this offseason after one year in San Diego and six in St. Louis, Jay was expected immediately to be the Cubs’ fourth outfielder, backing up the planned starting tr ...

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Cubs first-round pick Alex Lange excels in College World Series win Friday

The Cubs’ second first-round pick this season, Alex Lange, dominated in LSU’s College World Series game against Oregon State on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. Lange went 7.1 innings, allowing just one earned run on two hits, striking out eight Oregon State batters. He also allowed four walks in the win. He brought his ERA for the season down under 3 with the performance, exiting the game at 2.97. Lange picked u ...

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Mike Montgomery produces in key moments regardless of role

The 2017 Chicago Cubs, unlike last year’s team, have struggled with consistency throughout the season. Several batters have gone through prolonged slumps, a couple relievers have had spotty stretches and the starting pitching has clearly taken a step back from last season’s combined performance. For any team that battles inconsistency, it’s important to have a player who you can rely on to accomplish his jo ...

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MLB expert says the White Sox are having one one of best drafts in 2017

The Chicago White Sox are in the middle of a rebuild, attempting to rebuild its farm system and be ready to contend as early as 2019. By acquiring prospects via trades for Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, the White Sox climbed the rankings with the second-best farm system in MLB. They followed that up by signing international phenom Luis Robert just weeks ago. Now the White Sox are in the next phase with the 2017 ...

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White Sox Broadcast Booth: From Hawk to Jason

For as long as I can remember, Hawk Harrelson has been the voice bringing me White Sox baseball on television.  Hawk has been the voice of my summer since I was seven years old, until now.  It was announced Wednesday that next year will be Hawk’s last as a broadcaster, and even that will come with a reduced slate of home games.  It truly is the end of an era. I watched baseball in the time before Hawk retur ...

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