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  1. Yoenis Cespedes questions the Athletics’ personnel moves

    May 25, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    “Don’t they want to win a championship?”

  2. White Sox prospect Carlos Rodon gets the win in his first major league start

    May 9, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

    Carlos Rodon

    Carlos Rodon earned the win in his first major league start against the Reds on Saturday.

  3. Carlos Rodon to make first MLB start Saturday

    May 6, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Jeff Samardzija officially dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension on Wednesday, temporarily opening a spot in the White Sox starting rotation.

  4. Jose Abreu sticks up for manager Robin Ventura

    May 3, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Robin Ventura

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has taken some heat for the team’s slow start, but first baseman Jose Abreu stuck up for him.

  5. Suspensions announced for Thursday’s brawl between the White Sox and Royals

    Apr 25, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Six players were suspended for Thursday’s benches-clearing brawl between the White Sox and Royals. Yordano Ventura got the longest suspension with seven games.

  6. Chris Sale tried to go into the Royals’ clubhouse after Thursday’s benches-clearing brawl

    Apr 25, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Five players were ejected after Thursday’s benches-clearing brawl between the White Sox and Royals, but there was also some drama behind the scenes.

  7. The Royals and White Sox had a benches-clearing fracas, five players ejected

    Apr 23, 2015, 10:33 PM EDT

    Yordano Ventura

    The Royals were involved in yet more drama. This time it involved the White Sox.

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

    Apr 23, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT

    Roberto Kelly

    Roberto Kelly is all like “Me? I didn’t do nothin’?” And Mattingly is all like “dude, really?” And Blanco is all like “[whistles innocently]”

  9. Report: Johnny Cueto seeking $200 million “or thereabouts”

    Apr 10, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto

    The Reds and Johnny Cueto didn’t match up on a contract extension, as the right-hander has some big numbers in mind.

  10. Starlin Castro? Addison Russell? Cubs see wide-open possibilities

    Apr 10, 2015, 1:36 PM EDT

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    It didn’t take long for the Starlin Castro rumors to start up again – if that trade speculation ever even stopped.

  11. Lorenzo Cain believes Jeff Samardzija intentionally hit him with a pitch

    Apr 6, 2015, 11:29 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals Photo Day

    Things got a little tense in Monday’s Opening Day matchup between the White Sox and Royals.

  12. The Cubs assign Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to the minors, option Javier Baez as well

    Mar 30, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    Service time manipulation, the depth chart and hacktastic tendencies mean that the future is not quite here for three of the Cubs’ top prospects.

  13. Jordan Zimmermann on extension with Nationals: “It’s not looking good.”

    Mar 27, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    It doesn’t seem like the Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann will reach an agreement on a contract extension before the regular season begins.

  14. 2015 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Mar 27, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Should we be taking the rebuilt White Sox seriously as contenders?

  15. 2015 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 26, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

    kris bryant

    Are they ready to contend?

  16. White Sox tab Jeff Samardzija for Opening Day start

    Mar 25, 2015, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Chris Sale would have been Chicago’s Opening Day starter, but he’s expected to miss the first week of the season due to an avulsion fracture in his right foot.

  17. Brandon Phillips doesn’t value on-base percentage, Joey Votto does. Does this matter?

    Mar 23, 2015, 8:39 PM EDT

    Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips

    Brandon Phillips says the focus on on-base percentage is “messing up baseball.”

  18. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

  19. White Sox rule out Chris Sale for Opening Day

    Mar 11, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

    chris sale getty

    Jeff Samardzija seems like the leading candidate to take the Opening Day assignment in Sale’s place.

  20. There have been no contract extension talks between Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox

    Mar 6, 2015, 9:34 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Please make a note of it in whatever log or journal you happen to be keeping.

  21. Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture

    Feb 28, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT

    Chris Sale

    Sale suffered the injury unloading something off the back of his truck on Friday.

  22. The Pirates are learning some lessons from the Golden State Warriors

    Feb 23, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Baseball-Reference.com doesn’t list player minutes because that would be silly. But the Pirates are thinking, in their own way, about such things.

  23. Jeff Samardzija: not a big fan of analytics

    Feb 23, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    But the good news is that he doesn’t really have to be.

  24. Cubs offered James Shields a three-year, $60 million deal

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    james shields getty

    Shields ultimately decided to play at home in San Diego, choosing the Padres’ four-year, $75 million offer.

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