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Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BillSharp on December 12, 2018, 10:52:32 am »
Brandon Brennan signed with Colorado, another relatively high draft pick who didn't pan out.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 12, 2018, 12:09:32 am »

    On December 12 in Baseball History...

    1913 - The Reds trade outfielder Bob Bescher to the Giants for Buck Herzog. Herzog will play shortstop and will manage the team replacing Joe Tinker.

    1930 - The rules committee decides a ball which bounces into the stands will no longer be a home run, but will become a ground rule double. Estimating that major leaguers who played in the era prior to the rule change hit about two homers a year that bounced over the wall, Babe Ruth's career total would have been reduced by about 22 round trippers.

    1933 - The A's swap Lefty Grove, Rube Wallberg and Max Bishop to the Red Sox for Bob Kline, Rabbit Warstler and $125,000.

    1941 - The Dodgers obtain Arky Vaughn from the Pirates for right-hander Luke Hamlin, 1B/OF Jimmy Wasdell and catcher Babe Phelps. The future Hall of Fame infielder, who will have his stint in Brooklyn interrupted by WWII, plays four seasons for the club compiling a .291 batting average.

    1949 - By a 7-1 vote, the AL rejects a proposal to bring back the legal spitball. The rules committee also alters the strike zone to the space between the armpits and the top of the knees. The new rule eliminates the batter's shoulders being within the strike zone.

    1950 - The owners vote to drop the bonus and high school rule which was designed to prevent the wealthier clubs from buying up all of the available talent. The rule required all 'bonus' players had to stay on the major league roster one season in the minors.

    1952 - Peter J. McGovern becomes the president of the Little League replacing Charles Durban who resigned due to ill health. The league which started in 1939 with two leagues has now grown to 1,800 leagues in 48 states and international sites.

    1966 - Voting 4 to 3, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review Wisconsin's suit to block the Braves move to Atlanta.

    1975 - The Tigers trade pitcher Mickey Lolich and outfielder Billy Baldwin to the Mets in exchange for outfielder Rusty Staub and pitcher Bill Laxton.

    1979 - Re-entry free agents second baseman Rennie Stennett, catcher Milt May and outfielder Jim Wohlford sign with the Giants. The combined total of the contracts is nearly $5 million.

    1998 - After being given his last rites, Hall of Fame outfielder Joe DiMaggio appears to make a miraculous recovery defying the doctors' dire predictions. In mid-January, the 'Yankee Clipper' is allowed to go home after a 99-day hospital stay, but will die at his home in Florida on March 8th after a long battle with lung cancer.

    1998 - Signing a seven-year deal with the Dodgers, Kevin Brown (18-7, 2.38) becomes baseball's first 100+ million dollar man . The right-hander, much to the chagrin of the other owners, is the first major leaguer to earn an average salary of $15 million per season.

    2007 - In a six-player deal, the Orioles trade former American League MVP Miguel Tejada to the Astros in exchange for pitchers Matt Albers, Troy Patton and Dennis Sarfate, outfielder Luke Scott, and third baseman Michael Costanzo. The acquisition of the four-time All-Star shortstop is the latest move in a busy off season for Houston which includes signing free-agent second baseman Kaz Matsui and trading reliever Brad Lidge to the Phillies for Michael Bourn.

    2007 - Free-agent Aaron Rowand (.309, 27, 89) and the Giants agree to a $60-million, five-year deal. The 30-year old Gold Glove center fielder is expected to bat fifth and will help fill the void in the outfield created by the departure of Barry Bonds.

    2007 - Paul Lo Duca and the Nationals agree to a $5 million, one-year deal which puts the former Mets catcher behind home plate for Washington. The free-agent backstop became expendable and needed in the same instance when New York traded Lastings Milledge to get the Nats starting catcher, Brian Schneider.

    2008 - The Yankees sign their second ace this week as the club reaches an agreement with free agent A.J. Burnett. The Bronx Bombers ink the former Blue Jays right-hander to an $82.5 million, five-year deal after giving CC Sabathia $161 million over seven years two days ago.

    2008 - The Pirates sign Ramon Vazquez, the only player with major league experience added to the club during the winter meetings, to a two-year deal worth $4 million. The versatile infielder played all four infield positions last season while compiling a career-high .290 batting average with the Rangers.

    2008 - Reeling from its second consecutive season-ending collapse, the Mets continue to overhaul its much-maligned bullpen which had 29 blown saves in 72 chances (40%). Scott Schoeneweis joins Joe Smith and Aaron Heilman in becoming the latest New York reliever to be traded as the southpaw is dealt to the Diamondbacks for Connor Robertson, a right-hander acquired by Arizona in the Dan Haren deal.

    2008 - The Royals signed free-agent right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a $9.25 million, two-year contract which includes a club option for 2011. The Yankees dealt the 32-year old fireballer to Detroit at the trade deadline last season.

    2009 - Brandon Lyon (6-5, 2.86) and the Astros finalize their $15 million, three-year deal. The Tigers' former right-handed reliever, who saved 26 games for Arizona in 2008, hopes to be the club's closer, but may be used in Houston as the set-up man to get to Matt Lindstrom.

    2011 - The Miami Marlins signed Aaron Rowand as a free agent.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers signed Brent Lillibridge as a free agent.

    2013 - The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Napoli as a free agent.

    2013 - The Mariners land the most sought-after free agent when the team signs Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240-million contract, a value that equals Albert Pujols' deal with the Angels for the third largest in baseball history. The Yankees, the 32 year-old's former team who did not want to commit those kinds of dollars or years for their All-Star second baseman, recently inked outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury for $153 million (7 years) and catcher Brian McCann for $85 million (5 years). 

    2014 - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Francisco Liriano as a free agent.

    2014 - The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Wade Miley to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Rubby de la Rosa, Allen Webster and Raymel Flores.

    2014 - The Chicago Cubs signed Jason Hammel as a free agent.

    2014 - The Houston Astros signed Luke Gregerson as a free agent.

    2017 - The Chicago Cubs signed Brandon Morrow as a free agent.

    2017 - The Anaheim Angels signed Rymer Liriano as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 12...

    1854 - Snyder, Redleg
    1860 - Brown, Jim
    1864 - Smith, Phenomenal
    1872 - O'Meara, Tom
    1874 - Sparks, Tully
    1876 - Rickert, Joe
    1879 - Mitchell, Mike
    1887 - Reisigl, Bugs
    1891 - Daly, Tom

    1893 - Hennessey, Les
    1899 - Watt, Allie
    1902 - Wanninger, Pee-Wee
    1903 - Moore, Bill
    1904 - Boggs, Ray
    1909 - Clifton, Flea
    1913 - Webb, Bill
    1914 - Camelli, Hank
    1917 - Kluttz, Clyde
    1917 - Carpenter, Bob
    1921 - Howerton, Bill
    1930 - Sanchez, Raul
    1937 - Gonzalez, Pedro
    1940 - Brown, Tom
    1941 - Lewis, Allan
    1943 - Griffith, Derrell
    1945 - Garr, Ralph

    1950 - Thomas, Gorman
    1956 - Farr, Steve
    1964 - Powell, Alonzo
    1970 - Buddie, Mike
    1975 - Hernandez, Carlos
    1977 - Hudson, Orlando

    1979 - Atkins, Garrett
    1981 - Costa, Shane
    1983 - Blanco, Gregor
    1988 - Diaz, Juan
    1988 - Kickham, Mike
    1992 - Castillo, Luis
    1992 - Osuna, Jose

    Baseball Deaths on December 12...

    1895 - Fuller, Harry
    1912 - Green, Jim
    1926 - Sixsmith, Ed
    1929 - Buckley, Dick
    1932 - Long, Jim
    1937 - Benton, Rube
    1944 - Pinnance, Ed
    1956 - Malarkey, Bill
    1957 - Daly, George
    1963 - Thomas, Myles
    1970 - Taitt, Doug

    1971 - Dunlop, George
    1971 - Kellogg, Bill
    1975 - Wera, Julie
    1978 - Dumovich, Nick
    1982 - Santana, Ervin
    1983 - Weaver, Jim
    1984 - Layden, Gene
    1986 - Wyrostek, Johnny
    1991 - Keltner, Ken
    1991 - Kelley, Dick
    1992 - Walker, Rube
    1995 - Modak, Mike
    1996 - Jumonville, George
    2000 - Barkley, Red
    2006 - Hall, Irv
    2011 - Stein, Randy
    2013 - Burton, Jim
    2014 - Plews, Herb



Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 11, 2018, 10:50:49 pm »
Yordi Rosario (who?) and half a mil in international bonus pool money.

the last time the sox traded a19 year old "who?", he became a stud prospect

 Fernando Tatis, Jr. was never considered a "who?" prospect.   He was a "Top 30 International Prospect" when they signed him for $825k at age 16.  It was just a bad trade when they dealt him for James Shields.
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by Juan pizzarro on December 11, 2018, 07:45:10 pm »
Yordi Rosario (who?) and half a mil in international bonus pool money.

the last time the sox traded a19 year old "who?", he became a stud prospect
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by BlackSox on December 11, 2018, 01:41:00 pm »
Yordi Rosario (who?) and half a mil in international bonus pool money.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 11, 2018, 01:11:25 pm »
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 + 2019 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 11, 2018, 12:51:43 pm »

 White Sox willing to spend for improvements
 Club plotting more aggressive approach to Winter Meetings
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by Shoeless on December 11, 2018, 12:35:21 pm »
Guessing lower level mid tier prospect
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by BlackSox on December 11, 2018, 11:59:39 am »
Supposedly the Sox made a trade with the Pirates.   Sox getting SP Ivan Nova, pending physical.   No word on what the Sox gave up.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 11, 2018, 12:07:33 am »

    On December 11 in Baseball History...

    1926 - Cleveland coach Jack McAllister is named to replace Tris Speaker as Indians manager.

    1928 - In an effort to speed up the game and add more offense, National League president John Heydler proposes the concept of a designated batter for the pitcher. The American League opposes the idea and the NL withdraws the proposal before Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis is asked to break the deadlock.

    1930 - The Baseball Writers Association votes to continue the custom of selecting an MVP for each league. Beginning in 1931, the annual vote of the BBWAA will designate a player for this honor in each league. Previous MVP winners will be able to repeat under the new rules, something that was prohibited by the AL in the 1920s.

    1934 - The NL votes to permit night baseball, authorizing a maximum of seven games by any team installing lights. The AL does not grant permission for night games until 1937.

    1941 - The Giants trade hurler Bill Lohrman, catcher James O'Dea, first baseman Johnny McCarthy and $50,000 to the Cardinals to obtain first baseman Johnny Mize. The Giants' new infielder, despite missing three years due to WWII, will spend five productive seasons of his Hall of Fame career with the team, hitting .299 and averaging more than 100 RBIs per season.

    1950 - Receiving only 9 of the 12 owners' votes needed, A. B. 'Happy' Chandler's contract as commissioner is not to be renewed for a second term. The former Senator from Kentucky, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982 due to his contribution to the game, is given credit for helping to integrate the majors, putting six umps on the field during the World Series, and establishing the players’ pension fund in 1947, with the $475,000 made by selling the rights to broadcast the World Series on the radio.

    1951 - At the Yankees' Fifth Avenue suite in the Squibb Tower, Joe DiMaggio announces to the press his decision to retire from baseball. The Bronx Bomber outfielder, claiming he "no longer has it" due to age and injuries, ends his thirteen year career with a lifetime .325 BA and 361 home runs. DiMaggio's 56-game, consecutive-game hitting streak in 1941 will stand as one of the all-time best diamond achievements.

    1952 - Fred Haney is named as the Pirates manager replacing Billy Meyer. The Bucs will finish in last place each season, compiling a dismal 163-299 (.353) record during the new skipper's three-year tenure in Pittsburgh.

    1954 - The Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium for $1,675,000 from Arnold Johnson, the A's new owner who acquired the ballpark as part of his purchase of the American League team. The Phils, who had been paying a minimal amount of rent to share the park with their Junior Circuit rivals, are now the sole occupants with the relocation of the Athletics to Kansas City, and will play in the downtown facility for another 15 years before they move to Veterans Stadium in 1971.

    1956 - A major league player association is formed with Bob Feller, a future Hall of Fame hurler with the Indians, being named its first president. The labor organization, one of many attempts by the players to form a union, will proved to be very successful a decade later when Marvin Miller, is hired to be the MLBPA's first executive director in 1966.

    1959 - After their offer to deal Roger Maris for Dick Groat is rejected by the Pirates, the A's, who had been prohibited by the league from trading the slugging outfielder to the Yankees for 18 months after obtaining him from the Indians on June, 15, 1958, sends the right-fielder and two other players to New York in exchange for Hank Bauer, Don Larsen, Norm Siebern and Marv Throneberry. The year and a half moratorium on the potential trade was put into place to alleviate the perception that Kansas City was serving as a 'big league' farm club for the Bronx Bombers.

     1962 - The Red Sox trade Tracy Stallard, Pumpsie Green and a player to be named later (Al Moran) to the Mets in exchange for Felix Mantilla. Stallard, best known for throwing the pitch to Roger Maris for the record-breaking 61st home run, will become a twenty-game loser for New York in 1964.

     1968 - The Angels trade two catchers, Ed Kirkpatrick and Dennis Paepke, to the Kansas City A's for Hoyt Wilhelm. The right-handed knuckleballer, who will be traded to Atlanta in September, will post a 5-7 record along with 10 saves while compiling a respectable ERA of 2.47 during his five months with the Halos.

     1973 - After being the first player to invoke the new 10 and 5 rule to avoid being dealt to the Angels, Ron Santo agrees to be traded to the southside of Chicago to play for the rival White Sox. In return for the 33-year old infielder, who will play just one season with the Pale Hose before retiring, the Cubs receive Jim Kremmel (the player to be named later), Ken Frailing, Steve Stone and Steve Swisher.

    1975 - In two separate deals, the Yankees acquire pitchers Dock Ellis and Ken Brett, and second baseman Willie Randolph from the Pirates for pitcher Doc Medich and outfielder Mickey Rivers and pitcher Ed Figueroa from the Angels for outfielder Bobby Bonds.

    1981 - Despite having mediocre results with the team last season, 37-year old Joe Morgan is re-signed by the Giants. The veteran second baseman will win the Silver Slugger award next season compiling a .289 batting average.

    1986 - The Mets trade Kevin Mitchell‚ a rookie who played six positions for the eventual world champs, along with prospects Stan Jefferson and Shawn Abner‚ and two additional minor leaguers to the Padres for outfielder Kevin McReynolds‚ southpaw Gene Walter‚ and a minor leaguer. Mitchell will be traded to San Francisco during the season, and in two years, the San Diego native will become the National League's Most Valuable Player playing for the Giants.

    1987 - The A's obtain Jesse Orosco from the Mets and then trades the southpaw reliever along with shortstop Alfredo Griffin and right-hander Jay Howell to the Dodgers for pitchers Matt Young, Bob Welch and Jack Savage. New York gets Savage as well as right-hand hurlers Wally Whitehurst and Kevin Tapini from Oakland to complete the three-team, eight player deal.

    1989 - The Royals sign free agent Mark Davis to a four-year contract. Davis and Bret Saberhagen will make the 1990 Royals the first team ever to have both defending Cy Young Award winners.

    1991 - The Royals deal right-hander Bret Saberhagen and utility player Bill Pecota to the Mets for Gregg Jefferies, Kevin McReynolds and Keith Miller. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will post only a 3-5 record in his first season with New York and will compile a 29-27 record during his 3+ seasons with the team.

    2000 - The Astros and Tigers complete a six-player trade with outfielder Roger Cedeno, catcher Mitch Meluskey and right-hander Chris Holt going to Detroit and catcher Brad Ausmus, relievers Doug Brocail and Nelson Cruz headed for Houston.

    2001 - The Mets trade southpaw Billy Traber and outfielders Matt Lawton and Alex Escobar to the Indians for superstar second baseman Roberto Alomar along with prospect Danny Peoples and left-hander Mike Bacsik. The Gold Glove infielder, the centerpiece of the deal, will be a major bust in Flushing hitting just .265 and playing uninspired defense for New York before being shipped to the White Sox in the middle of the 2003 season.

    2007 - After declining offers from the Yomiuri Giants and his former team, the Chunichi Dragons, Kosuke Fukudome comes to terms with the Cubs on a four-year deal reported to be worth $48 million. The 30-year old Japanese outfielder, also sought by the Padres, White Sox, Giants and Rangers, compiled a .305 batting average during his 13-year tenure in Japan’s Central League.

    2008 - The New York Mets traded Endy Chavez, Aaron Heilman, Maikel Cleto, Ezequiel Carrera, Mike Carp and Jason Vargas to Seattle Mariners as part of 3-team trade in which Seattle Mariners sent J.J. Putz, Sean Green and Jeremy Reed to New York Mets; New
York Mets sent Joe Smith to Cleveland Indians; Seattle Mariners sent Luis Valbuena to Cleveland Indians; and Cleveland Indians sent Franklin Gutierrez to Seattle Mariners.

    2008 - The Red Sox unveil their new, but familiar “Hanging Sox” logo. Originally sown on uniforms in 1931, the pair of red socks will now appear on most of the club's letterhead and signs diminishing the use of the circular trademark which contain the words "Boston Red Sox".

    2009 - The Rays obtain Rafael Soriano (27 saves, 2.97) from Atlanta agreeing to a $7.25 million, one-year deal with the reliever to complete the transaction. The Braves, who get right-hander Jesse Chavez from Tampa Bay in the trade, recently bolstered their bullpen with Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito, making the 29-year old right-hander expendable.

    2009 - Clearly stating he wants to be an everyday player on a winning team, Ivan Rodriguez agrees to a $6 million, two-year deal with the Nationals, the worst team in baseball last season. The 38-year old catcher will share playing time and his experience with Jesus Flores, Washington's young up-and coming backstop.

    2009 - Free-agent Jason Kendall signs a $6 million, two-year deal to become the Royals' everyday catcher. The 35-year-old savvy backstop, a life-time .290 hitter, batted only .241 with only two home runs and 43 RBIs with Milwaukee last season.

    2009 - Free-agent pitcher J.J. Putz signs a $3 million, one-year deal with the Chicago White Sox.  Putz was originally a 3rd round pick by the White Sox in the 1995 MLB Draft but didn't sign with them.

    2010 - Free-agent outfield Carl Crawford leaves the Tampa Bay Rays and signs a $142 million, seven-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. The 29 year-old outfielder's tenure in Boston will be brief when he plays only two disappointing injury-plagued seasons with the team before being traded to the Dodgers as part of a block-buster trade.

    2012 - The Cincinnati Reds traded Didi Gregorius to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of 3-team trade in which the Cleveland Indians sent Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson to the Arizona Diamondbacks; the Arizona Diamondbacks sent Trevor Bauer, Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw to the Cleveland Indians; the Cleveland Indians sent Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Donald and cash to the Cincinnati Reds; and the Cincinnati Reds sent Drew Stubbs to the Cleveland Indians.

    2014 - The Miami Marlins traded Dan Jennings to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Andre Rienzo.

    2014 - The Marlins make a blockbuster trade with the Dodgers, acquiring speedster Dee Gordon, right-hander Dan Haren, infielder Miguel Rojas and cash considerations in exchange for Austin Barnes, Chris Hatcher, Enrique Hernandez, and their top southpaw prospect Andrew Heaney, who will be dealt later in the day by his new team to the Angels for Howie Kendrick. The addition of Gordon, who led the National League with 64 stolen bases last season, gives Miami a bonafide leadoff hitter while improving their defense at second base.

    2014 - The Detroit Tigers traded Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier.

    2015 - The Miami Marlins signed Dylan Axelrod as a free agent.

    2017 - The Miami Marlins traded Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees in exchange for Starlin Castro, Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 11...

    1840 - Smith, Charlie
    1854 - Radbourn, Old Hoss
    1857 - Callahan, Ed
    1858 - Mountjoy, Bill
    1868 - Gettinger, Tom
    1878 - Wright, Gene
    1885 - Anderson, Fred
    1885 - Wilson, Art
    1886 - Riggert, Joe
    1887 - Behan, Petie
    1888 - Toney, Fred
    1890 - Meinert, Walt
    1891 - Renfer, Erwin
    1894 - Raymond, Lou
    1896 - Walker, Johnny
    1896 - Harriss, Slim
    1901 - Andrews, Elbert
    1903 - Phelps, Ray

    1905 - Weston, Al
    1909 - Bivin, Jim
    1910 - Coffman, Slick
    1914 - Nicholson, Bill
    1919 - Combs, Merl
    1924 - Brown, Hal

    1925 - Hoover, Dick
    1926 - Gray, Johnny
    1930 - O'Brien, Eddie
    1930 - O'Brien, Johnny
    1930 - Varga, Andy
    1934 - Maye, Lee

    1947 - Shanahan, Greg
    1948 - Hiser, Gene
    1949 - Caskey, Craig
    1952 - Andrews, Rob
    1954 - Sykes, Bob
    1961 - Sebra, Bob
    1961 - Henneman, Mike
    1964 - Howard, Thomas
    1965 - Peterson, Adam

    1965 - Bell, Jay
    1968 - Bell, Derek
    1971 - Canate, Willie
    1972 - Rodriguez, Frankie
    1973 - Tracy, Andy
    1975 - Field, Nate
    1978 - Szuminski, Jason
    1980 - Blanton, Joe
    1984 - Butler, Josh
    1992 - Pompey, Dalton
    1993 - Guerrero, Gabby

    Baseball Deaths on December 11...

    1902 - Hawke, Bill
    1914 - Burrell, Harry
    1924 - Hengle, Moxie
    1929 - McMahon, Doc
    1931 - Harper, George
    1933 - Croft, Harry
    1936 - Grimshaw, Myron
    1939 - Bradshaw, Dallas
    1954 - Courtney, Harry

    1959 - Marshall, Doc
    1959 - Bottomley, Jim
    1966 - Fannin, Cliff
    1974 - Maltzberger, Gordon

    1978 - O'Dea, Paul
    1995 - Wheaton, Woody
    2002 - Loane, Bob
    2017 - Jimenez, Manny




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