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  1. Report: White Sox expected to target Victor Martinez this offseason

    Aug 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    The White Sox are reportedly interested in signing Victor Martinez away from a division rival.

  2. White Sox veteran Paul Konerko gets autographed base from Yankees in final trip to Bronx

    Aug 24, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    jeter konerko getty

    Derek Jeter has been collecting retirement gifts in every road city that the Yankees have traveled to in his farewell season, but he did the presenting Sunday afternoon in New York …

  3. Adam Dunn may retire on the verge of 500-homer club

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    “I’m not a 22-year-old single guy anymore. There are a lot of things that play into coming back and your decision.”

  4. White Sox great Paul Konerko feeling “lucky” as 18-year career winds down

    Aug 11, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko isn’t getting a city-by-city farewell tour like Derek Jeter, but the 38-year-old six-time All-Star is retiring after 18 seasons in the majors.

  5. American League beats National League 5-3 in 2014 All-Star Game; Mike Trout named MVP

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

    85th MLB All Star Game

    A rocky start, a grooved pitch, a fond farewell and the granting of home field advantage in the World Series to the Junior Circuit.

  6. What if Jose Abreu had chosen the Red Sox over the White Sox?

    Jul 9, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu has enjoyed his first look at Fenway Park, the historic venue that very nearly was his home.

  7. GM Rick Hahn plays White Sox’s hand close to vest once again

    Jul 8, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Dayan Viciedo Getty

    The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and Rick Hahn already has his poker face on.

  8. White Sox rookie Jose Abreu has impressed Albert Pujols

    Jun 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu has made a good first impression on Albert Pujols and it has nothing to do with his home run total.

  9. Retiring captains Paul Konerko, Derek Jeter share mutual respect

    May 23, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter Getty

    To say Paul Konerko respects Derek Jeter would be an understatement.

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

    May 20, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

    Indians walkoff

    Two wins for Ohio teams, both in extra innings, both games decided by homers. Ohio is clearly the home of magical performers turning in clutch performances.

  11. Jose Abreu has no structural damage in ankle

    May 19, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu Getty

    MLB’s home run leader, Jose Abreu, was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with posterior tibia tendinitis in his left ankle, but it sounds like he might not have to miss much time.

  12. White Sox activate Adam Eaton from DL, place Jose Abreu on DL

    May 18, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    The White Sox got Adam Eaton back from a hamstring injury but lost Jose Abreu to an ankle injury.

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 26, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit his eighth and ninth home runs against the Rays on Friday, including a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. Abreu set a record for home runs in the month of April by a rookie.

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

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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    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 …

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

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