White Sox White Flag MLB Trade Rumors

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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!

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White Sox should trade Chris Sale, everyone for right price

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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.

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Soxman’s Chicago White Sox Opening Day Diary

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The White Sox just concluded their first home stand of the year with a winning record. Aside from pitching and homeruns defining the team thus far; another thing we know for sure is that the South Side Dark Knight Super Fan Soxman returned for his 8th White Sox opening day to pump up the fans and ring in the new year with local media. What secrets of the day does he have to share?

Read on to find out.

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White Sox ace: Jake Peavy or Chris Sale?

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I guess it’s safe to say that this year’s Chicago White Sox opening day starter, John Danks, is no longer considered the ace of the staff, what with his lackluster numbers juxtaposed against the dominating stats being put up by the youngster Chris Sale and the patched up veteran Jake Peavy. The former had a dominant, club record setting 14 Ks in one game while the latter is looking like his Cy Young days from when he wore a San Diego Padres uniform.

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White Sox Home Opener is Here!

In all the years I’ve been a White Sox contributor for the Sportsbank.net there has never been a season where expectations for the team has been lower as the words “new era” and “rebuilding” are frequently associated with the team.  As a matter of fact most experts and sports periodicals pick the southsiders to be among the worst teams in the game.  So in a year where there is so much negativity in terms of expectations why is the Soxman so motivated to cheer with passion and pride?

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Chicago White Sox to Trade For a Closer?

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After the Chicago White Sox loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, 670 A.M. the Score broadcasters Ed Farmer and Darin Jackson indicated that GM Kenny Williams is likely going to be on the phone exploring ways to fix the back end of his bullpen. As the Sox blew another two-run lead in the ninth, it is obvious something needs to change. Just two days after White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he would likely stick with Matt Thornton as his closer, he brought in rookie Chris Sale. Sale quickly got into trouble, so he turned to Thornton, who blew his 4th save in as many chances.

Here are the top trade candidates followed by possible internal solutions within the organization who might to assume the role.

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Chris Sale’s stretch run Experience with White Sox, vital to Future

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When the Chicago White Sox brought up Chris Sale, their first round pick from this past June, it was a chance for Sale to dive right into the pool head first instead of slowly getting used to the water, gently dipping his toe in and go from there. Because his first Major League experience comes in the heat of a pennant race.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better situation,” Sale said when I spoke with him earlier this week.

The White Sox selected left-handed pitcher out of Florida Gulf Coast University with their first-round pick (13th overall) June’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Sale, a 21-year-old junior, went 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA (23 ER/103.0 IP), 14 walks and 146 strikeouts in 17 games (15 starts) with the Eagles in 2010.  He leads all Division I pitchers in strikeouts, ranks fifth in wins and 10th in ERA. That’s right, just a couple months ago he was a college junior, and now he’s pitching in the big leagues.

Across two levels of the minors, the “lanky” Sale impressed White Sox brass, pitching 10 1/3 innings of relief, posting a 2.61 ERA with 19 strikeouts. He was certainly “fast-tracked” to the Majors; where he’s assumed bullpen duty.

“I been all over the place, living out of hotels, being the new guy on three different teams with three different coaches, and at each place I’ve taken something from somebody there,” Sale said.

By Paul M. Banks

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Chicago White Sox September Call-up Possibilities

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The 2010 MLB trade deadline has passed and while the Chicago White Sox may have landed another diamond(back) in the rough in Edwin Jackson, the August waiver trade process will define whether or not the White Sox get their much coveted left-handed power bat. Even if the Sox don’t make a trade they could get a boost from an often over-looked source: September roster expansion.

For those who don’t follow the Sox farm system closely, this article has you covered, introducing you to names you might hear as Hawk Harrelson’s “pick to click” soon.

By: Soxman

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White Sox to Recall 2010 Top Draft Pick Chris Sale from AAA

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With a turf toe injury to reliever LHP Eric Threets, and few better options to assume a left-handed specialist role in the bullpen, the first place Chicago White Sox will call upon LHP Chris Sale, their top pick from this year’s amateur draft for assistance.

Will the move be permanent or just cup of coffee for the young hurler?  Will he head back to the minors quickly? As GM Kenny Williams said on a recent episode of MLB network’s The Club, “he will not hesitate to make a move that he thinks will help his team improve.”

After the draft, he told Sale that “he envisions him making the majors quickly.”

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Hudson’s gone, but plenty of White Sox Pitching Prospects Remain

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With White Sox fifth starter/top prospect Daniel Hudson now in Arizona (in exchange for Edwin Jackson), it’s time to think about who’s next in line regarding pitching prospects within the Sox farm system.

And who better to tell us than Kirk Champion, White Sox Minor League Pitching Coordinator.

Champion gave a conference call last week where I was joined on the call by Jim Margalus of Sox Machine, Anthony Mazzuca of Future Sox and South Side Sox, SB Nation‘s White Sox blog.

By Paul M. Banks

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White Sox close a (Chris) Sale in 1st round of Draft

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The Chicago White Sox selected left-handed pitcher Chris Sale (SAIL) of Florida Gulf Coast University with their first-round pick (13th overall) in tonight’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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