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Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by Shoeless on January 08, 2018, 08:11:23 pm »
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by Shoeless on January 08, 2018, 08:10:47 pm »
His best season wss his rookie year. Very good. One more year in the minors wasn’t going to make him a better hitter
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by Shoeless on January 08, 2018, 08:05:56 pm »
Moncada? That’s crazy. His OPS was excellent for a rookie
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by Method on January 08, 2018, 04:23:16 pm »
More recently, both Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by msf on January 08, 2018, 02:28:03 pm »
Who have they rushed?
Beckham for one.
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by msf on January 08, 2018, 02:22:20 pm »
Interesting.  They gave up basically nothing - Jake "Black" Peter was left exposed in the Rule V, and no one took him -- and got back a couple of potential Trade Deadline Flips.   Yes, they took on some salary, but the Sox can afford it. 
Jake "Black" Peter, I love it.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 08, 2018, 12:02:19 am »

    On January 8 in Baseball History...

    1898 - Nick Young, president of the National League, announces the more experienced umpire will stay behind the plate when the new two-umpire system is instituted. Previously, the lone arbitrator would move away from home and stand behind the pitcher when a base was occupied.

    1913 - Frank Chance becomes the manager of a very weak Highlander (Yankees) team. The veteran skipper will finish next to last (57-94) and will compile a 117-168 record during his two-year stint in New York.

    1916 - James E. Gaffney sells the Boston Braves to Percy Haughton, the Harvard football team and a business associate for $500,000. The New York contractor, who recently gained notoriety as a target of Hennessy and Whitman investigations into political graft, had bought the team in 1913 for $187,000.

    1944 - Bill Terry announces his retirement from baseball and shares his plans to start a cotton business. The former Giants star and skipper, who will turn an offer to manage the Dodgers in 1953 citing the loss of personal income, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the following season.

    1953 - The Cleveland Indians bar night games with the Browns due to St. Louis owner Bill Veeck's refusal to share receipts of the game telecasts.

    1981 - The Reds finally give in and sign their first free agent - Larry Biittner. The Reds are the last of the 26 major league teams to sign a player through free agency, which began in 1976.

    1986 - Willie McCovey, collector of 521 home runs and 1,555 RBI in 22 seasons, becomes the 16th player elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Billy Williams falls four votes shy of the 319 needed for election.

    1987 - Ten free agents (Tim Raines, Lance Parrish, Bob Horner, Andre Dawson, Rich Gedman, Ron Guidry, Bob Boone, Doyle Alexander, Toby Harrah, and Gary Roenicke) fail to meet a midnight deadline and thus will not be allowed to re-sign with their former clubs until May 1 if they are not offered contracts by new teams. The general lack of interest in the players will become the focus of the Players Association's first anti-collusion suit against the owners.

    1990 - Johnny Sylvester, the terminally ill young boy whom Babe Ruth promised to hit a home run for in the 1926 World Series, dies at the age of 74. Although the Yankee slugger homers against the Cardinals at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis and the 11-year old youngster recovers from his undetermined illness, the accounts of the incident, especially as shown in the movie, The Babe Ruth Story, have proven to be more romantic than accurate.

    1991 - For the first time since 1984, three players are inducted into the Hall of Fame: two 300-game winners, Gaylord Perry and Fergie Jenkins, and a member of the 3,000-hit club, Rod Carew. Ironically, none of the three players ever appeared in a World Series.

    1995 - Mike Schmidt, who hit 548 home runs and won two MVP Awards in 18 years with the Phillies, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    1996 - For the first time in 25 years, no one garners 75 percent of the votes needed to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Phil Niekro comes closest with 68 percent.

    2001 - Harold Baines, only 145 hits shy of reaching 3,000, agrees to a minor league contract with the White Sox. The 41-year old outfielder, a veteran of 21 seasons, will fall short of his goal collecting only 11 hits in 94 at-bats with the Pale Hose before calling it a career.

    2001 - The Royals, A's, and Devil Rays participate in a nine-player trade that results with outfielders Johnny Damon and Ben Grieve and reliever Roberto Hernandez on new teams. The swap sends Damon from Kansas City to Oakland, Grieve goes from Oakland to Tampa Bay and Hernandez from Tampa Bay to Kansas City.

    2002 - Turning down the Mets offer, which is worth a million dollars more with no money deferred, Juan Gonzalez agrees to a $24 million, two-year deal with the Rangers which includes $10.5 million in deferred payments. The outfielder, who prefers to stay in the American League, established franchise records in Texas for home runs, RBIs, total bases and extra-base hits while playing for the club from 1989-1999.

    2002 - Ozzie Smith, a 15-time All-Star shortstop, becomes the 32nd player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Dubbed the 'Wizard of Oz' due to his remarkable defensive abilities, Osborne Earl Smith won 13 Gold Glove Awards during his 19-year career with the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals.

    2003 - Chosen on 85 percent of the ballots cast by the BBWAA, Eddie Murray, the only switch-hitter with 500 home runs and 3,000 hits becomes just the 38th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility. Former All-Star catcher Gary Carter, best known for his years with the Expos and Mets is also elected on his sixth try after falling eleven votes short last year.

    2004 - Don Zimmer, who recently resigned as the Yankees’ bench coach, is named as a Senior Baseball Advisor for the Devil Rays. In addition to assisting the team in community affairs, the 50-year veteran of the game will be in uniform as a coach during Spring Training and for pregame practices at all regular season home games and for most road games.

    2005 - Free-agent hurler Kevin Millwood (9-6, 4.85) signs a one-year contract with the Indians. The 30-year old starter missed most of the last two months of the season with the Phillies due to acute tendonitis in his right elbow.

    2005 - After ending a 17-year Fall Classic drought, the Cardinals and skipper Tony LaRussa agree to a three-year contract extension. The 60-year old manager, who piloted the team to 105 wins this season and has been in the postseason five of the nine seasons with St. Louis, is now signed through 2007.

    2008 - In his ninth year on the BBWAA's ballot, Rich Gossage is the only player to receive 75 percent or more of the writers' votes [85.8%] needed to be elected to the Hall of Fame. During 'Goose's' 22-year career, most notably with the Yankees, the reliever compiled a 124-107 record, saved 310 games, while posting a 3.01 ERA.

    2008 - Marcus Giles (.229, 4, 39), after a disappointing season with the Padres, agrees to a minor league deal with the Rockies. The 29-year old second baseman was selected as an All-Star playing with the Braves in 2003.

    2009 - After piloting the team to 100 regular season victories last year and to its fourth AL West Division title in the past five years, Mike Scioscia agrees to a contract extension to manage the Angels through the 2018 season. During his nine-year tenure with the club, the former catcher has compiled an 803-655 record (.557) and captured the franchise's lone World Championship in 2002.

    2010 - After a solid debut season in Seattle, Franklin Gutierrez (.283, 18, 70) finalizes a $20.5 million, four-year deal to stay with the Mariners. The 26-year old Venezuelan center fielder is considered by many as one of the best defensive outfielders in the American League.

    2010 - Scott Podsednik comes to terms with the Royals on a $1.75 million, one-year incentive-laden contract with the Royals. The 33-year old fleet outfielder batted .304 and stole 30 bases for the White Sox last season, after being released by the Rockies at the end of spring training.

    2011 - The Tampa Bay Rays traded Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zach Rosscup to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Sam Fuld, Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and Hak-Ju Lee.

    2014 - In his second year of eligibility, Craig Biggio misses election into the Hall of Fame by two votes on the BBWAA’s ballots, tying a dubious record shared by Nellie Fox (1985) and Pie Traynor (1947) for smallest margin (74.8%) not to be selected for enshrinement at Cooperstown. The candidacy of the former Astros' standout, who collected more than 3,000 hits in his 15 year career while playing well in three different positions for the team, has been hurt by rumors that he may have used steroids, although he has never failed a test, and was not implicated in the Mitchell Report or in any other investigation.

    2014 - President Obama, a diehard White Sox Fan, calls Frank Thomas to congratulate the slugger on his first-ballot election to the Hall of Fame. The 'Big Hurt’ shares the news of his conversation with the Commander-in-Chief during an afternoon press conference at U.S. Cellular Field, after tweeting his fans, "What a day!! First HOF and Second Our Wonderful President Of The United States Called Me!!! #LifeMadeHOF2014” @TheBigHurt_35.

    2014 - Hurlers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, best remembered for their dominance with the Braves, and White Sox slugging first baseman Frank Thomas are elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. It is first time the BBWAA has voted in three players since 1999 when Nolan Ryan, George Brett, and Robin Yount got their nod for Cooperstown.

    2015 - The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Sergio Santos as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Emilio Bonifacio as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 8...

    1862 - Donahue, Jim
    1864 - Gilbert, John
    1872 - Fisher, Chauncey
    1883 - Ingersoll, Bob
    1885 - Bartley, Bill
    1886 - Lanford, Sam
    1891 - Weiser, Bud
    1894 - Ewoldt, Art
    1901 - Benes, Joe
    1909 - Reiss, Al
    1915 - Cooper, Walker
    1916 - Just, Joe
    1919 - White, Don
    1920 - Kuczynski, Bert
    1921 - Tobin, Johnny
    1921 - Conyers, Herb
    1921 - Rickert, Marv

    1922 - LaPointe, Ralph
    1923 - Flanigan, Ray
    1926 - Lajeskie, Dick
    1927 - Busby, Jim

    1933 - Tasby, Willie
    1934 - Freese, Gene

    1935 - Bertoia, Reno
    1936 - Cottier, Chuck
    1936 - DeMerit, John
    1937 - Dillard, Don
    1940 - Kelley, Dick
    1945 - Hernaiz, Jesus
    1949 - Howard, Wilbur
    1953 - Sutter, Bruce
    1959 - Romero, Ramon
    1959 - Gerber, Craig
    1960 - Ready, Randy
    1960 - Solano, Julio
    1963 - Turner, Shane
    1967 - Nosek, Randy
    1967 - Maysey, Matt
    1968 - Johnson, Brian
    1968 - Carey, Paul
    1969 - Boehringer, Brian

    1971 - Giambi, Jason
    1973 - Cameron, Mike

    1975 - Gonzalez, Jeremi
    1976 - Pavano, Carl
    1977 - Matranga, Dave
    1981 - Davidson, Daniel
    1981 - Francis, Jeff
    1981 - Thompson, Derek
    1984 - Francoeur, Jeff
    1984 - Whelan, Kevin
    1985 - LaPorta, Matt
    1986 - Russell, James
    1988 - Edwards, Jon
    1990 - Rodriguez, Steve
    1991 - Contreras, Carlos
    1993 - Hoffman, Jeff

    Baseball Deaths on January 8...

    1919 - O'Rourke, Jim
    1929 - Bliss, Frank
    1930 - Flanagan, Charlie
    1942 - Pearce, Harry
    1943 - Titus, John
    1944 - Daubert, Harry
    1948 - Caton, Howdy
    1952 - Evans, Art

    1959 - Dillinger, Harley
    1961 - Rowe, Schoolboy
    1961 - Nelson, Ray
    1969 - Pratt, Larry
    1980 - Cobb, Herb
    1980 - Russell, Harvey
    1987 - Miller, Elmer
    1994 - Haddix, Harvey
    1996 - McCall, Dutch
    2001 - Hodge, Bert
    2006 - Connors, Merv

    2009 - Ridzik, Steve
    2012 - Cox, Glenn
    2017 - Brown, Jackie





Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 07, 2018, 12:04:32 am »

    On January 7 in Baseball History...

    1920 - Babe Ruth, reacting to harsh comments made about him after his trade to the Yankees, tells the Boston Evening Standard "Frazee is not good enough to own any ball club, especially one in Boston." Recently, the Red Sox owner called his former player "one of the most selfish and inconsiderate men ever to put on a baseball uniform".

    1924 - The Indians trade catcher Steve O'Neill, second baseman Bill Wambsganns and pitcher Danny Boone to the Red Sox for first baseman George Burns, second baseman Chick Fewster and catcher Al Walters.

    1933 - Baseball commissioner Judge Landis voluntarily cuts his pay by forty percent. The action is seen as a precursor of all salaries being reduced during the depression years.

    1945 - During an argument over a disputed call, Roberto Ortiz viciously attacks Bernardino Rodriguez knocking the home plate umpire unconscious. The Almendares outfielder will be suspended from the Cuban League due to his violent behavior.

    1971 - The ruptured Achilles tendon of Reds center fielder Bobby Tolan brings an end to two sports seasons. Tolan suffers the injury while playing basketball for the Reds offseason squad. He misses the baseball season because of the injury and the Cincinnati front office orders the basketball team disbanded as a result.

    1985 - Lou Brock, the major leagues' all-time stolen base king, and Hoyt Wilhelm, who rewrote the record book on relief pitching, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.

    1992 - Tom Seaver, one of the greatest starting pitchers of all time, and Rollie Fingers, who helped revolutionize the role of the relief pitcher, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Between the two of them, they won or saved 767 games: Seaver had 311 wins and one save, while Fingers had 114 wins and 341 saves.

    2005 - John Henry, the Red Sox owner, calls reserve first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to discuss the possession of the game ball kept by the infielder after the last out of the World Series was made. Larry Lucchino, the Boston's club president, has made it clear he wants the team to have ownership of that historic ball, which now resides in the player's safe deposit box along with an Olympic ring.

    2005 - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announces Major League Baseball and the Players Association will donate $1 million to help the victims of last month’s Indian Ocean tsunami. According to the United Nations, a total of 229,866 people were lost, including 186,983 known dead and another 42,883 missing.

    2006 - Bob Watson, the former Yankee GM, receives the Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The honor is bestowed on the first black general manager in baseball history during the organization's Legacy Awards ceremonies in Kansas City.

    2007 - Randy Johnson agrees to a $26 million, two-year Diamondback deal, leaving only a physical and MLB approval to finalize his trade from the Yankees back to the desert. In exchange for the ‘Big Unit’, the Bronx Bombers will receive reliever Luis Vizcaino and minor league prospects right-handers Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) and Steven Jackson (RHP), and Alberto Gonzalez (INF).

    2008 - Duaner Sanchez signs an $850,000, one-year deal to stay with the Mets. The right-handed reliever, injured in a 2006 Atlanta cab accident, was used as the setup man for closer Billy Wagner prior to separating his throwing shoulder in the Atlanta accident.

    2009 - Jason Giambi agrees to a one-year $5.25 million deal to return to the A's, the franchise where he started his major league career. The 37-year old free-agent first baseman/DH, who celebrates a birthday tomorrow, joins the growing list of aging superstars - Frank Thomas, Mike Piazza, and Mike Sweeney - who have been used to fill the same role with Oakland in recent years.

    2009 - Selling the last of his remaining shares in the Pirates, Kevin McClatchy ends his 13-year relationship with the team. After local ownership failed to materialize in 1996, the former managing general partner made sure the struggling club would stay in Pittsburgh by finding shareholders and securing the cash needed to buy the franchise.

    2009 - The Reds retain the services of Jerry Hairston, Jr. signing their leadoff hitter to a $2 million, one-year deal. The 32-year-old versatile veteran played six positions last season and hit .326 appearing in 80 games for Cincinnati.

    2009 - Starting pitcher Koji Uehara, 33, agrees in principle to a two-year deal with the Orioles. The World Baseball Classic standout, formerly with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants, has won the Sawamura Award twice as the top pitcher in Japan.

    2010 - The Royals sign 19-year old southpaw Noel Arguelles to a $7 million, five-year contract. The 6-foot-4 Cuban fireballer, who defected from his country at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Edmonton, got the victory in the Gold Medal game at the Pan American Junior Championships two seasons ago.

    2010 - The Mariners and Red Sox finalized their trade that brings Casey Kotchman to Seattle in exchange for outfielder Bill Hall, a player to be named and cash. The M's acquisition of the 26-year-old slick-fielding first baseman signals the departure of free-agent slugger Russell Branyan, who suffered from disk issue in his back late in the season last year.

    2011 - In an eight player trade, the Cubs send outfielder Sam Fuld and minor leaguers Christopher Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, and Robinson Chirinos to the Rays to acquire starter Matt Garza. In addition to receiving the 27-year old right-hander, who compiled a 15-10 record last season that included a no-hitter, Chicago obtains outfielder Fernando Perez and minor league southpaw prospect Zachary Rosscup.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers signed free agent Lance Berkman to a 1 year/$11 million contract.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed Jason Grilli as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed Leyson Septimo as a free agent.

    2017 - The Kansas City Royals signed Al Alburquerque as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 7...

    1865 - Clarke, Dad
    1867 - Keefe, George
    1875 - Bransfield, Kitty
    1882 - Berger, Heinie
    1884 - Wilson, Willy
    1889 - Murphy, Leo
    1890 - Baichley, Grover
    1897 - Rigney, Topper
    1900 - Lord, Carlton
    1900 - Grabowski, Johnny

    1902 - Todd, Al
    1902 - Knox, Cliff
    1904 - Roe, Clay
    1905 - Grube, Frank

    1910 - McCarthy, Johnny
    1913 - Mize, Johnny
    1915 - Steiner, Red
    1916 - Butka, Ed
    1920 - Howell, Dixie
    1921 - Beard, Ted

    1922 - Dark, Alvin
    1924 - Pendleton, Jim
    1931 - Stewart, Bunky
    1931 - Semproch, Ray
    1935 - Schofield, Dick
    1938 - Whitfield, Fred
    1940 - Hannan, Jim
    1942 - Lefebvre, Jim
    1943 - Gray, Dave
    1944 - Calmus, Dick
    1945 - Conigliaro, Tony
    1946 - Keough, Joe

    1947 - Reid, Scott
    1950 - Grimsley, Ross
    1952 - Gorinski, Bob
    1952 - Capilla, Doug
    1958 - Diaz, Carlos
    1962 - Montgomery, Jeff
    1963 - Shipley, Craig
    1964 - Anderson, Allan
    1964 - Meads, Dave
    1967 - Maurer, Rob
    1969 - Hatcher, Chris
    1971 - Menechino, Frank
    1974 - Radlosky, Rob
    1975 - Toca, Jorge
    1976 - Gagne, Eric
    1976 - Soriano, Alfonso
    1978 - Mench. Kevin
    1982 - Pena, Brayan
    1982 - Rodriguez, Francisco
    1983 - Encarnacion, Edwin
    1984 - Corporan, Carlos
    1984 - Lester, John
    1985 - Garcia, Jose
    1987 - Bantz, Brandon
    1987 - Hudson. Kyle
    1988 - Chacin, Jhoulys
    1989 - Aumont, Phillippe
    1991 - Barnhart, Tucker
    1993 - Vieira, Thyago

    1997 - Albies, Ozzie

    Baseball Deaths on January 7...

    1913 - Boyle, Jack
    1929 - Daniels, Law
    1939 - Weeden, Bert
    1943 - Welch, Ted
    1944 - Mullin, George
    1954 - Schillings, Red
    1956 - Claire, Danny
    1957 - Crist, Ches
    1962 - Brennan, Ad
    1962 - Lerchen, Dutch
    1963 - Maggert, Harl
    1965 - Smith, George
    1970 - Elliott, Jumbo
    1971 - Rhyne, Hal

    1971 - Lee, Dud
    1978 - Burns, George
    1978 - Conley, Snipe
    1981 - Stein, Irv
    1982 - Falk, Chet
    1986 - Burns, Joe

    1990 - Thompson, Shag
    1995 - Thomas, Kite
    1998 - Moran, Hiker
    2002 - Marnie, Harry
    2003 - Albosta, Ed
    2005 - Boyles, Harry

    2011 - Borom, Red
    2011 - Vidal, Jose
    2013 - Cosman, Jim
    2017 - Champion, Bill




Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by Shoeless on January 06, 2018, 07:24:48 pm »
Who have they rushed?
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by Method on January 06, 2018, 03:51:58 pm »
Podcast on Sox prospects from Razzball, this is from a fantasy slant.
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