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  1. White Sox don “Boston Strong, Sox Together” shirts before game Tuesday vs. Red Sox

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    konerko boston

    On the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and with the Red Sox in town for a three-game series, the White Sox wore these “Boston Strong” shirts during pregame warmups Tuesday …

  2. Paul Konerko is sitting out Opening Day after 15 years in the White Sox’s lineup

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko Getty

    When Paul Konerko decided against retiring and re-signed with the White Sox both sides agreed that he’d be returning in a diminished role, but now that’s a reality: Konerko will not be in the Opening Day lineup today for the first time since 1998. Konerko is slated to play mostly versus left-handed pitchers and Twins…

  3. 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Can the White Sox rebuild the league’s worst lineup on the fly? Chicago…

  4. A first in 15 years: 2014 will open without a member of the 500-HR club

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    With Alex Rodriguez spending the season on the restricted list, this season will be the first since 1999 to begin without a member of the 500-homer club on a major league roster. The last time MLB was played without a 500-HR guy was 15 years ago. Eddie Murray retired after the 1997 season, leaving a…

  5. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  6. 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Winter Meetings pic

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…

  7. Paul Konerko is returning to the White Sox

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko

    Paul Konerko pondered retirement following the worst season of his career, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the 37-year-old will return to the White Sox for another go-around. Konerko hit just .244 with 12 homers and a .669 OPS in 126 games this year and the White Sox signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu to…

  8. Ryan Howard thinks he can be a 30-100 guy again

    Dec 1, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    This is a few days old, but per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard thinks he can still be a 30-100 guy (as in 30 home runs and 100 RBI). Howard has been slowed by injuries ever since he tore his Achilles tendon making the final out in Game 5 of the 2011…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Eric Hosmer is quietly having a really good year at age 23

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had a very nice rookie season as a 21-year-old in 2011, but then dropped off significantly last year and continued to struggle early on this season. There were even jokes made when Team USA chose the former No. 3 overall pick to replace Mark Teixeira in the World Baseball Classic…

  18. Paul Konerko wants to play another year

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    paul konerko getty

    I would have bet a lot of money that Paul Konerko would hang it up after this year. His contract is up after the season. The White Sox are losing. He’s played terribly. It’s hard to see him bouncing back and becoming the player he used to be because, really, aging doesn’t work like that…

  19. Quote of the Day: Paul Konerko minces no words whatsoever

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox

    Paul Konerko was asked whether the trade rumors surrounding Jake Peavy, Alex Rios and other White Sox have negatively impacted the team: “Not really. We were sh***y before the rumors.” I love Paul Konerko. I love him like nobody’s business. And I hope he’s managing sometime soon.

  20. White Sox activate Paul Konerko from the disabled list

    Jul 22, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    konerko fenway

    Paul Konerko is off the disabled list after missing essentially the past month with a lower back strain. Konerko was actually activated from the DL on July 2, but aggravated the back injury in his first game and went right back on the shelf. This time around manager Robin Ventura plans to use Konerko regularly…

  21. Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and great prospect duos

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    Baseball America released its midseason top 50 prospects list yesterday–updating their preseason list based on performances, injuries, and graduations to the majors–and the Twins had 19-year-old center fielder Byron Buxton at No. 1 and 20-year-old third baseman Miguel Sano at No. 3. Preseason lists are the standard for measuring prospect status and things could change…

  22. White Sox place Paul Konerko and Jesse Crain on DL

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    Paul Konerko has a sore back and Jesse Crain has a sore shoulder, and the White Sox have placed both players on the disabled list. Konerko has struggled all year, hitting just .249 with a career-worst .682 OPS at age 37, so shutting him down for a while may not be such a bad thing.…

  23. Paul Konerko won’t play until at least Sunday, could be DL’d

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    paul konerko getty

    Paul Konerko has been out of action since last Sunday. And he’s going to be out a while longer: Konerko said Sunday is earliest he’d likely play. Had six injections in his back today, MRI on Thursday. — Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) June 28, 2013   The Sox have had two days off this week so…

  24. The White Sox will trade anyone but Sale… and Konerko?

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko

    That’s the word from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The White Sox are open to parting with younger regulars like Alex Rios, Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham and they’d certainly be willing to move Adam Dunn and John Danks. But ace Chris Sale is unavailable, as is 10-and-5 guy Paul Konerko. Heyman doesn’t indicate whether…

  25. Paul Konerko returns to White Sox lineup after benching

    May 15, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    Might this be the beginning of the end for Paul Konerko? Konerko, who turned 37 years old in March, is hitting just .214 with a .623 OPS and White Sox manager Robin Ventura has decided to bench him for the past two games. And possibly more. Konerko handled it well following a conversation with Ventura,…

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