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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Texas Rangers sign A.J. Pierzynski away from White Sox

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The Chicago White Sox are hoping that Tyler Flowers hits better than .100 next season, because he’s the new full time catcher on the south side. A.J. Pierzynski is off to the Texas Rangers, for a one year deal, pending the physical. His remarkable eight-year run with the White Sox is now over. When Opening Day comes next April, Paul Konerko will be the last remaining player from the 2005 World Series team still with the White Sox.

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Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp Are Threats For The Triple Crown

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It’s still “early” in baseball terms, but Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp have done nothing but put on shows. Their superb play has gotten more attention than Philip Humber’s perfect game. Hamilton and Kemp are going for the Triple Crown in their respective leagues. The Triple Crown is revered, by many, to be the greatest single-season accomplishment in all of baseball.

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Hilarious Comerica Park live shot, Rangers and Tigers fan idiots (video)

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This is too funny. Watch these Texas Rangers fans and Detroit Tigers fans act goofy and really really stupid behind the Fox Sports reporter while she’s doing her live stand-up.

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2012 MLB Wild card predictions

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Getting ready for the Major League Baseball season?  Who are your division winners?  Some seem obvious, like the Detroit Tigers, while other divisions seem to be a complete tossup between two elite teams.  Truly, can anyone decide whether the Los Angeles Angels or Texas Rangers are better?  Now, there are two wild cards so the losers will have plenty to play for. So, which teams will be the wild cards in the 2012 MLB season?

Guest post from Paul Grossinger

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National Apathy for 2011 World Series? New Poll Confirms It

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If you’ve said “DON’T CARE!” in reference to the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, you’re far from alone.

Poll Position (it’s a survey company, not anything affiliated with strippers) conducted a national scientific telephone survey of 1,110 registered voters.

They simply asked the respondents are you interested in the 2011 World Series?

Of those polled, 55% said no, 36% said yes with 10% not having an opinion (which is another way of saying no). So I think we can drop that whole “national past time” nonsense; if only slightly more than a third of our nation actually cares.

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2011 World Series Cardinals vs. Rangers Preview: Taiwan Animation Edition

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The St. Louis Cardinals had a rough time in the 2011 regular season. Kind of like the 20o4 World Series championship team that went just 83-79 in the regular season. But with a remarkable run of good luck, they back-doored into the playoffs at the last second, when the Atlanta Braves chokes.

And no one was expecting they would take the National League crown, especially the highly favored Philadelphia Phillies.

Then, the Cards downed the NL Central division champs, the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Texas Rangers Interested in Acquiring Beltran and K-Rod from NY Mets?

WFAN and SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Texas Rangers are “interested” in Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez.

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Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton: Best Player in Baseball?

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Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are kings among sports fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area right now. But I would argue that the primary beneficiary in the NBA Finals was actually American Airlines, since both arenas in the series are named after the carrier.

However, it’s Josh Hamilton, left fielder for the Texas Rangers, who is probably the most talented athlete in the Metroplex. He is such a natural freak, which we haven’t seen since the early days of Ken Griffey Jr. Long before he was sleeping in dugouts.

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2010 MLB Mock Draft (Picks 17-32)

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While the first 16 picks mostly feature teams with much work to be done, the second half of the 2010 MLB draft is where the 2009 playoff organizations just add on to their success.

For picks 1-16 of the 2010 MLB mock draft, click here.

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Power Rankings and Predictions for the American League

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A wrench named Johnny Damon’s Indecision has been thrown into my series on each team’s offseason, so I’ve postponed its continuation for at least a couple days. Instead, with pitchers and catchers reporting this week, it’s only appropriate to make a can’t miss, Vegas busting, no hassle-guaranteed prediction for each team. [Read more…]