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Tim Anderson called up to White Sox

A new era is underway on the South Side of Chicago. The Chicago White Sox have called up top prospect, Tim Anderson, from Triple A Charlotte and have designated Jimmy Rollins for assignment. Barstool Sports Chicago's White Sox Dave first broke the story: https://twitter.com/barstoolWSD/status/741273605355474944 Rollins' career is likely done in baseball as the White Sox signed him to a minor league-deal ear ...

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White Sox have reached breaking point with Robin Ventura

Is it time for Robin Ventura to go? Some times you reach a point where things are just not working.  The White Sox are at that point now with Robin Ventura. I have never been a big fan of Ventura as a manager.  When the decision to hire Robin was made my initial reaction was total shock bordering on confusion, but also quite intrigued to see another of my favorite players from when I grew up back in the Sox ...

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Blame spread all around in Chicago White Sox current slump

The Chicago White Sox are officially in a slump. Over the last 15 games the Sox have seen their lead in the American League Central shrink from six games down to just a half game lead over the Cleveland Indians.  They have gone 4-11 over that stretch, including going 2-5 against division rivals Kansas City and Cleveland. At the start of this bad stretch the White Sox were 13 games over .500, they are now si ...

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Chicago White Sox: Second half questions

At 41-45, the Chicago White Sox find themselves in a more precarious situation than their North Side-dwelling brethren. And were it not for a flash of life just prior to the All-Star break that saw them win 9 of their last 12, we'd probably already consider them roadkill for the vultures of the impending trade deadline, and Robin Ventura might be looking for another job. But hope remains. Thanks to the seco ...

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Three Up, Three Down: Castro, Samardzija the good; Lester, Danks the ugly

Two weeks in, neither Chicago baseball club has hit their stride – yet, anyway. White Sox pitching has been bad with a team ERA among the league’s lowest and a lineup that isn’t quite ready to bail them out on the regular. The Cubs were playing well enough to boast the fact they had not yet lost a series this season… until they lost on Sunday to the Padres after blowing their another lead late in the game. ...

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White Sox pull Ronald Belisario as closer

The Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura has pulled pitcher Ronald Belisario from his role as a closer for the team after another bad outing against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night, the Sox won the game 5-4. It's been reportedly a lot lately that the closer is on the hot seat, and arguably some reporters say that shouldn't be the case, but the 31 year old pitcher's ERA is now at 5.79 after Friday's ga ...

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Takeaways from SoxFest 2014

Sox fans took over the Loop this past weekend as SoxFest came to the Palmer House Hilton. Having never gone before, I figured why not give it a shot and see what it's all about. Here are some of my major takeaways from the weekend: You’re not the only person concerned about our lack of catcher. That at least seemed to be the biggest buzz this weekend among SoxFest attendees. Probably the most overheard conv ...

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Robin Ventura Turns Down Extension Offer

In a showing of great faith to the still young managerial career of Robin Ventura, General Manager Rick Hahn offered the former Sox third baseman a one year contract extension that would have been added to the two years still left on his current deal. However, Ventura turned down the extension citing that he wants to focus on the team right now. Ventura also noted that it was "flattering and nice," but also ...

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White Sox Spring Training Preview: Hitters/Lineup

The smell of freshly mowed grass is beginning to accumulate in Glendale, Arizona. White Sox pitchers and catchers will report in two days and begin the grind to another AL Central title. However, the fate of the White Sox will be decided in Spring Training as the White Sox invite their 40-man roster along with non-roster invitees to see who will best fit the mold for Robin Ventura and his coaching staff. Sp ...

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Bad Luck Robin: Wrong Year to have “Manager of the Year” Candidacy

In most seasons, a manager that takes a team that disappointed the prior season, was expected to be “rebuilding” during the current season and was only picked to win 65 games would be a shoe-in to win the Manager of the Year award for their league. Robin Ventura fits that description, and when added in the fact that he’s a first year manager, it gives him even a stronger resume for the award. However, 2012 ...

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