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  1. Does McCann to New York set up a Salty, Red Sox reunion?

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…

  2. Should the White Sox sign Paul Konerko for old time’s sake?

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    paul konerko getty

    Seems crazy. Seems like, based on his age and a batting line of .244/.313/.355 last season that Paul Konerko is kaput. But Rick Morrissey argues that, even if Konerko is finished, the Sox should sign him. For old time’s sake: There is no measure from 2013 that would make you want Konerko on your roster, not…

  3. Orioles monitoring rehab of free agent Gavin Floyd

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    gavin floyd getty

    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun passes along this inside scoop: The Orioles have some interest in free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd and have been monitoring his progress as he recovers from elbow surgery, according to industry sources. The 30-year-old Floyd, who starred at Mount St. Joseph’s before being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the…

  4. White Sox unsure if Paul Konerko plans to retire or play

    Nov 19, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn recently met with free agent Paul Konerko and made it clear that he’d welcome the 38-year-old first baseman back in a part-time role. However, during an interview with WSCR-AM radio in Chicago team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf revealed that the White Sox still “have no idea” if Konerko even plans…

  5. The Rays will use a DH rotation

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Rays logo

    Edgar Martinez’s and David Ortiz‘s Hall of Fame cases often get bogged down in “they’re only part-time players” and “anyone can just DH” arglebargle. But when you look around you realize that there are fewer and fewer guys who can make the full-time DH thing work. Indeed, there are 15 teams who use a DH…

  6. Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young Award

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer became the second Tiger in three years to claim the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, picking up 28 of the 30 first-place votes to easily outdistance the Rangers’ Yu Darvish and Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma. Darvish was second on 19 ballots to finish as the runner up to Scherzer. Iwakuma was third, getting…

  7. What if MLB’s season were only 16 games?

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    kershaw getty

    So, a couple of friends suggested to me that instead of making this a series of rule changes I would like to see (and will never happen), I should instead come up with “Five things that might make you think differently about baseball.” That does seem to make a bit more sense. My first rule…

  8. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  9. White Sox exercise 2014 option on Matt Lindstrom

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Matt Lindstrom

    Matt Lindstrom will be back with the White Sox next season, as Chicago exercised its $4 million option on the reliever for 2014. Last offseason Lindstrom signed a one-year, $2.8 million deal with the 2014 team option or $500,000 buyout and then he threw 61 innings with a 3.12 ERA. His 46/23 K/BB ratio was…

  10. Blue Jays expected to explore trade for White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham

    Oct 30, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

    gordon beckham getty

    From beat writers Scott Merkin and Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com: The Blue Jays are in the market for a new second baseman, and one of their early targets appears to be Chicago’s Gordon Beckham. MLB.com has learned that the Blue Jays have interest in acquiring the White Sox second baseman, which dates back to last offseason,…

  11. White Sox open to re-signing Paul Konerko, but lack at-bats

    Oct 29, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko

    They signed Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu to a six-year, $68 million contract and Adam Dunn is still around as a should-be designated hitter, but the White Sox haven’t closed the door on re-signing free agent Paul Konerko. Konerko is pondering retirement following a horrible age-37 season in which he hit just .244 with 12…

  12. UPDATE: White Sox, Jose Abreu agree to six-year, $68 million deal

    Oct 17, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    UPDATE: Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the White Sox and Abreu have a deal, pending a physical. The two sides have agreed to a six-year, $68 million contract, confirming Rosenthal’s original report. 10:36 p.m. ET: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports confirms that the Rangers will not sign Abreu. He also hears that the White…

  13. Red Sox left-handed hitters were the key to overcoming David Price

    Oct 5, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    During the regular season, Rays left-handed starter David Price was murder on left-handed hitters, holding them to a .489 OPS, the sixth-best OPS allowed to lefties among qualified starters. (The others: Chris Sale, Matt Harvey, Clayton Kershaw, C.J. Wilson, and Madison Bumgarner.) You wouldn’t have known it if you watched the left-handed side of the…

  14. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: American League

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:18 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Evan Longoria made his case for moving up the MVP ballot with his big game Monday, but while it’s safe to say the Rays wouldn’t have reached the postseason without him, he was still no better than the AL’s third best third baseman. It was, in fact, the year of the third baseman in the…

  15. The slowest player in baseball

    Sep 25, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Billy Butler

    You know that dream where you are running and running but are not actually getting anywhere. I know people have all sorts of theories about this dream and what it means. Some say it indicates that you have too many things going in your life and can’t quite keep up. Some say it’s the body…

  16. Jason Giambi walks off for Indians after Chris Perez blows lead

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Jason Giambi

    There’s a little magic left in Jason Giambi‘s bat after all. The 42-year-old former MVP, who entered with a .177 average in 181 at-bats this season, hit a walkoff homer off Addison Reed in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Indians a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. It was the Indians’…

  17. Jeff Keppinger needs shoulder surgery

    Sep 24, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox

    Jeff Keppinger‘s miserable season is coming to an early end, as the White Sox announced that the veteran infielder will undergo shoulder surgery Thursday. Signed to a three-year, $12 million deal as a free agent this offseason, Keppinger got off to a brutal start by sporting a sub-.200 batting average as late as May 20.…

  18. Paul Konerko unsure about playing next season

    Sep 24, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    Earlier this month Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that Paul Konerko was “telling friends that he definitely wants to return to the White Sox next year and believes he can still be productive.” However, it now sounds like the 37-year-old first baseman may be having second thoughts, telling Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago: The…

  19. Trailing by six runs in ninth, Tigers score six, win in 12

    Sep 21, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andy Dirks

    Trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers rallied for six runs against the White Sox bullpen to send the game into extra innings. They pushed across a bases-loaded run for the walk-off win in the 12th inning, reducing their magic number over the Indians in the AL Central to two. Tigers starter…

  20. Max Scherzer successful in fifth attempt to join the 20-win club

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer, at long last, has joined the 20-win club. In his fifth attempt at the feat, the right-hander held the White Sox to three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings of work. Scherzer only struck out three, but it was besides the point as the Tigers supplied him…

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 17, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays 6, Rangers 2: A homer and three RBI for Wil Myers as the Rays send the Rangers spiraling ever further into despair. Because the Indians lost too the Rangers didn’t fall out of the wild card slot, but they did fall out of the top spot, meaning that they’re now closer to falling out…

  22. The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

  23. Indians drub White Sox to cut AL Central deficit to five games

    Sep 14, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez AP

    Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez turned in a solid effort while the offense provided more than enough support to cut their deficit in the AL Central to five games. Meanwhile, the Tigers lost 1-0 to the Royals. The offense put up a five-spot in the fourth on a two-run home run by Asdrubal Cabrera and a…

  24. Indians outlast White Sox to creep within one game of second AL Wild Card

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Nick Swisher

    With just a handful of games left in the regular season, the Indians have certainly done their part to remain relevant both in the AL Central and Wild Card races. They defeated the White Sox by a score of 3-1 this afternoon, improving to 79-68, 5.5 games behind the division-leading Tigers and one game behind…

  25. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli

    Red Sox 7, Rays 3: Mike Carp with a tenth inning grand slam. Good job extending your lead, Boston! Good job letting the Yankees pull to within one game of the wild card, Rays! Apropos of nothing, I’d give a lot to hear what Red Sox fans who love this beards thing had to say…

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