The Chicago White Sox announced recently that they will listen to offers for anyone on their roster with the exception of pitcher Chris Sale and first baseman Paul Konerko. In a recent question and answer session with the fans, most indicated that any player would be fair game if led to a better team in the long run. So the Sportsbank takes a look at possible locations for players on the White Sox roster and offers names of possible prospects the White Sox could get in return. Your MLB trade rumors featuring the White Sox are right here!
The Chicago White Sox have been nothing short of miserable in 2013. From a punch-less offense to losing three of four to baseball’s worst team in Houston, very little has come up White Sox. Sox GM Rick Hahn has said that the team is not looking to talk trades at this point because the team can still make a run. This would make sense if it was early May, but it is late June, and the team continues to suck. Call it optimism, but Hahn is blowing hot air.
An actual hard news article on The Sports Bank!! Warning! Warning!
I mean, c’mon I’m not going write about soccer. And writing about baseball subtracts from your page views. The green movement has been hurting lately. I’m in complete agreement with the ideals of the cause, yet even I have given up because 1.) most people are too damn stupid/lazy to understand basic science to realize how important this is. 2.) the world’s politicians are the ones who need to get this done and they’re all a bunch of sick bastards who don’t care.
Finally, some good news to report on this for once.
Last night the Chicago White Sox welcomed back Mark Buerhle with a tribute video in the first inning of game one in their series versus the Toronto Blue Jays. You can watch it later in this post. As well as the White Sox 2013 opening introduction video. But first we re-publish a magnificent post from former Sport Bank contributor Peter Christian:
Just as there are certainties in life (death, taxes, et al) there are certainties in sports. Some of the more notable certainties are the die hard fans, heartbreak and the euphoric high of winning a championship. Additionally, with every sports franchise comes the list of current and former players who are irrationally overrated.
What does the most powerful man and the sexiest woman alive have in common? They’re both Chicago White Sox fans. Meet Raquel Pomplun, the first ever Mexican-American Playboy Playmate of the year. Like President Barack Obama, she’s a White Sox fan. The pic above is from the Raquel Pomplun Facebook page.
Congrats to Raquel Pomplun for winning the title.
The Chicago White Sox drafted short stop Tim Anderson #17 overall in the first round of the MLB Draft tonight. Anderson is a speedster with 41 stolen bases, also can play CF.
The White Sox took Anderson out of East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. Anderson had a big year in Division II of the NJCAA, hitting .495 with 10 home runs. For the third year in a row, the White Sox have drafted a position player with their first pick in the draft. Last year, the White Sox selected outfielder Courtney Hawkins, and in 2011, they picked Keenyn Walker, an outfielder who also played in junior college.
Adam Dunn, who plays the position of Designated Hitter is hitting .159 for the Chicago White Sox this season. Kind of Orwellian doublespeak, a “DH” hitting .159. To his credit, he is on pace to hit about 40 home runs, and drive in about 90 runs. But is that worth $15,000,000 a season? Especially when you consider that he doesn’t draw walks anymore. This is what Adam Dunn is, White Sox people.
Move over Jaime Navarro, I think we have a new worst all-time signing in Sox history. Good job Kenny Williams, on locking up “Designated Hitter” Adam Dunn. If this season continues in the manner in which it started, move over Alfonso Soriano and the Cubs, because you now have an all-time worst signing in Chicago baseball history.
Congrats to the Big Donkey, Adam Dunn.
Remember former Chicago White Sox hurler Brandon McCarthy. Who happens to be a pretty funny tweeter. Not just “funny for an athlete” or “humorous by celebrity standards,” but an actually funny guy. You can tell because even his public @replies and RTs are funny too.
But wait till you see his hot model wife. Amanda McCarthy is certainly someone you want to look at. Especially in a swimsuit.
Happy Memorial Day. To celebrate, here’s a rousing video from Independence Day. Couldn’t you have waited to July 4th to post Bill Pullman’s inspirational speech from Independence Day? Wouldn’t that have made a lot more sense?
However, today is a patriotic holiday. And you know I am nothing if not a Patriot. Why do you think I look up to Stephen Colbert so much? In fact, sometimes I probably cross the line from healthy patriotism to unhealthy jingoism.
“US and A! US and A!” as Borat would say this Memorial Day.
Has there ever been a Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox intra-city series with less pomp and circumstance than this? Usually, this is one of the most hyped up series of the MLB season. However, in 2013 most people are emulating Jay Cutler in saying DON’T CARE!!!
I am actually going tonight. So obviously I DO CARE! Even if I am alone in this. Whenever this topic has come up thus far, most people have simply told me: “DON’T CARE!” Tonight at The Cell, this Memorial Day, I expect the favorite team of Mr. President, Barack Obama, to deliver a victory.
However, I’m still afraid to even write this post because I’m not sure it will get any page views at all. My girlfriend will probably read it. Maybe my mother will too. Maybe.
I doubt many Cubs or White Sox fans will.
Watching Jose Canseco melt down on Twitter used to be funny.
Used to be.
Canseco is “obvs a cray” as the kids would say in today’s modern lingo. But Canseco craziness isn’t as laughable now that he tweeted the name, phone number and picture of a woman who accused him of rape. What’s with California sports personas tweeting about sexual assault and rape today?
First, the LA Kings let a Los Angeles sports talk radio host take over their Twitter account. And he made a sexual assault joke. Now Canseco live tweets his potential rape charges.
Only in Chicago would we name a metro stop after one of our sports teams. And only the Chicago White Sox have that distinction. Yes, despite how much this town is obsessed with the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, the White Sox have them beat in this regard.
“Sox 35th” is the red line “L” stop adjacent to U.S. Cellular Field. You can stare directly into Wrigley Field from the Addison train station, and there’s a Cubs logo on the sign when you arrive, but it’s “Addison” not “Cubs Addison.”
So Sox 35th is shutting down for awhile. how will affect you Sox fans?