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Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by msf on December 02, 2018, 05:26:02 pm »
I know.   But he was a Fun Name guy.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 02, 2018, 12:25:18 am »

    On December 2 in Baseball History...

    1916 - Under pressure from the Players' Fraternity, the National Commission orders that injured players shall get full pay for the duration of their contracts. The injury clause previously let clubs suspend players after 15 days pay.

    1927 - Heinie Manush, after just his fourth season in the big leagues, is traded by the Tigers, along with first baseman Lu Blue, to the Browns for hurler Elam Vangilder, infielder Chick Galloway and outfielder Harry Rice. In 2,008 career games, Manush, a future Hall of Fame outfielder, collects 2,524 hits to finish his 17-year career with a .330 lifetime batting average.

    1928 - Cardinals first baseman Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP, garnering 76 points to 70 for New York's Fred Lindstrom.

    1941 - Giants' skipper Bill Terry is named as the team's new general manager. Mel Ott, a future Hall of Famer, will serve as New York's player/manager for the next seven years, but the club will never finish above third place.

    1948 - Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial is named the National League Most Valuable Player. 'Stan the Man' led the NL in hitting with a .376 batting average and 131 RBIs, but just misses the Triple Crown when his 39 home runs is one round-tripper less than the totals hit by Johnny Mize and Ralph Kiner, the league's leaders.

    1952 - Commissioner Ford Frick plans to take action against Jackie Robinson. Two days ago, the Dodger infielder called the Yankees a racist organization for its failure to promote a black to the parent club.

    1958 - The Indians trade first baseman Vic Wertz and flycatcher Gary Geiger to the Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Jimmy Piersall. The Tribe also trades the 1954 American League batting champ Bobby Avila to the Orioles for minor league hurler Russ Heman and $30,000.

    1963 - The major league rules committee bans the use of oversized catcher gloves, starting with the 1965 season. The larger catcher mitt was devised in 1960 by Orioles manager Paul Richards to help his backstops catch Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball.

    1963 - The Pacific Coast League expands to 12 teams when the Indianapolis and Little Rock franchises move from the International League to join the circuit. The IL will now operate with only one division consisting of eight clubs.

    1965 - The Cubs trade pitcher Lindy McDaniel and outfielder Don Landrum to the Giants for catcher Randy Hundley and pitcher Bill Hands. Chicago's new acquisitions will both play a major role in the rebuilding the 'lovable losers' into contenders later in the decade.

    1974 - The Major League Rules Committee meets in New Orleans. Among the changes is one permitting the use of cowhide, rather than just horsehide, in the manufacture of baseballs.

    1976 - Danny Murtaugh, who had retired two months earlier as Pirates manager, dies at Chester, Pennsylvania, of a heart attack at age 59.

    1978 - The Sporting News announces the Gold Glove winners. Baltimore shortstop Mark Belanger wins for the eighth and final time, while St. Louis first baseman Keith Hernandez and Philadelphia catcher Bob Boone are each honored for the first time.

    1981 - Fernando Valenzuela becomes the third consecutive Dodgers player to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Expos outfielder Tim Raines, who hit.304 with 71 stolen bases, is second.

    1991 - The Mets sign Pirates' free-agent Bobby Bonilla to a $29 million, five-year deal. The 28-year old highly touted outfielder will hit only .249 during the first year of his contract for an under-achieving New York club.

    1993 - Mets free-agent Eddie Murray (.285, 27, 100) leaves New York to sign with the Indians. The future Hall of Famer hit .274 and averaged 96.5 RBIs during his two seasons in the Big Apple.

    2005 - The Marlins continue to slash their payroll by dealing Gold Glove second baseman Luis Castillo to the Twins. In return for the switch-hitter, Florida gets a pair of right-handed pitching prospects, Travis Bowyer and Scott Tyler.

    2008 - Ted Rogers, owner of the Blue Jays since 2000, dies at home at the age of 75. The media magnate, who was treated for an existing heart condition in the fall, had turned over his corporate duties to Alan Horn, Rogers Communications chairman and acting chief executive officer.

    2008 - Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon says the new ballpark's name will remain Citi Field regardless of the suggestion of two New York City councilmen who think the name should be changed to Citi/Taxpayer Field due to the government's bailout of the struggling financial institution. Citigroup is paying the franchise $400 million over 20 years for naming rights to the stadium.

    2008 - In a ceremony at the home of Consul General of Japan, former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda is honored for his contributions to Japanese baseball. The Hall of Famer receives the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette medal on behalf of the emperor for his work with players and teams in this Asian nation since 1965.

    2009 - The Braves and left-hander Billy Wagner come to terms on a $7 million, one-year deal for the southpaw to become the club's closer, replacing Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez. The six-time All-Star, who missed most of last season due to elbow surgery, was traded by the Mets to the Red Sox in late August after the reliever showed he still has a live fastball in his initial appearance off the disabled list in New York.

    2009 - The Dodgers announce 81-year old broadcaster Vin Scully will continue to do play-by-play for the team in 2010. The Hall of Fame announcer started calling games for club when 'Dem Bums' still played in Brooklyn sixty years ago.

    2013 - The Nationals obtain Tigers starter Doug Fister for southpaws Ian Krol and Robbie Ray and infielder Steve Lombardozzi. Washington’s acquisition of the 29 year-old right-hander improves the team’s already strong rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez.

    2013 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Dioner Navarro as a free agent.

    2013 - The Oakland Athletics traded Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later to the  Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Jim Johnson; the Baltimore Orioles received David Freitas (December 12, 2013).

    2015 - The Seattle Mariners traded Mark Trumbo and C.J. Riefenhauser to  the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Steve Clevenger.

    2015 - The Boston Red Sox signed Chris Young as a free agent.

    2015 - The San Diego Padres traded Yonder Alonso and Marc Rzepczynski to the  Oakland Athletics in exchange for Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and a player to be named later;  the San Diego Padres received Jabari Blash (December 10, 2015).

    2015 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded Tony Cruz to  the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Jose Martinez.

    2015 - The Seattle Mariners claimed Andy Wilkins from the Baltimore Orioles on waivers.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres signed Andre Rienzo as a free agent.

    2017 - The San Diego Padres signed Erik Johnson as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 2...

    1855 - Haldeman, John
    1864 - Hibbard, John
    1869 - Stouch, Tom
    1875 - Kelley, Mike
    1876 - Miller, Roscoe
    1880 - Doran, Tom
    1887 - McGarvey, Dan
    1889 - Jones, Bob
    1889 - Burnett, Jack
    1889 - Armstrong, Howard
    1892 - Smith, Chick
    1893 - Vereker, Tommy
    1895 - Jahn, Art
    1896 - Wilson, Mike
    1896 - Bedford, Gene
    1898 - Leathers, Hal
    1899 - Morehart, Ray

    1903 - Brennan, Don
    1905 - Williams, Leon
    1906 - Welch, Johnny
    1913 - Crawford, Glenn
    1934 - Rodgers, Andre
    1935 - Taylor, Harry
    1946 - Borbon, Pedro
    1948 - Simpson, Wayne
    1949 - Kleven, Jay
    1950 - Kammeyer, Bob
    1951 - Devine, Adrian
    1954 - Cruz, Julio

    1964 - Hale, Chip
    1968 - Kile, Darryl
    1969 - Sisco, Steve
    1975 - Kotsay, Mark

    1978 - Garabito, Eddy
    1978 - Moylan, Peter
    1979 - Morban, Jose
    1980 - Reed, Eric
    1982 - Toregas, Wyatt
    1988 - Eibner, Brett
    1992 - Sanchez, Gary
    1992 - Tilson, Charlie

    Baseball Deaths on December 2...

    1893 - Gleason, Bill
    1926 - Skeels, Dave
    1934 - Barr, Scotty
    1934 - Daley, Tom
    1962 - Kane, Frank
    1968 - Sims, Pete
    1972 - Conway, Rip
    1976 - Murtaugh, Danny
    1979 - Dailey, Sam
    1983 - Powers, Mike
    1990 - Smith, Paddy
    1995 - Herring, Art
    1997 - Hamilton, Steve

    1998 - Guintini, Ben
    1998 - Roberts, Red
    1999 - Budnick, Mike
    2002 - Wade, Ben
    2003 - Sheehan, Jim
    2015 - Martyn, Bob


Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BlackSox on December 01, 2018, 11:47:00 am »
I know.   But he was a Fun Name guy.
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by Shoeless on December 01, 2018, 10:02:15 am »
Stud reliever for Omar? Hahntastic
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by msf on December 01, 2018, 07:42:28 am »
the decision to waive Kevan Smith looks really stupid now. I liked the Narvaez/Smith catching combo, hard to find a good lefty bat at catcher.

I'd offer Avi a contract, the amount people said he'd get in arbitration was really stupid, really absurd. Don't know if his knee surgery will correct whatever caused him to stink last year after hitting .330 in 17.

Palka is a left handed version of Davidson, no field power guy, but Palka seems just a tad better hitter. Davidson's apparent inability to field 3rd really hurts his value.
Smith will not be missed either. We need a catcher who can help our pitchers out with framing. Narvaez was dead last out of 100+ catchers last year in framing, Smith not much better. Grandal is very good at it. Avi with horrible OBP, we need some guys to have better OBP, he could not do it. Palka way better than Davidson, maybe Eloy can DH from RH side for us at times. A very good day IMHO
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by msf on December 01, 2018, 07:39:03 am »
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by BillSharp on December 01, 2018, 05:14:58 am »
the decision to waive Kevan Smith looks really stupid now. I liked the Narvaez/Smith catching combo, hard to find a good lefty bat at catcher.

I'd offer Avi a contract, the amount people said he'd get in arbitration was really stupid, really absurd. Don't know if his knee surgery will correct whatever caused him to stink last year after hitting .330 in 17.

Palka is a left handed version of Davidson, no field power guy, but Palka seems just a tad better hitter. Davidson's apparent inability to field 3rd really hurts his value.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 01, 2018, 12:28:21 am »
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 01, 2018, 12:10:48 am »

    On December 1 in Baseball History...

    1942 - At major league meetings in Chicago, World War II travel restrictions are the order of the day. Owners decide to restrict travel to a three-trip schedule rather than the customary four. Spring training in 1943 will be limited to locations north of the Potomac or Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi.

    1953 - The Red Sox trade for hard-hitting Jackie Jensen, sending Maury McDermott and Tom Umphlett to Washington. Jensen will average 25 home runs a year for his seven seasons in Fenway, lead the AL in RBI three times, and win the MVP award in 1958. A fear of flying will end his career prematurely.

    1954 - The Yankees and Orioles complete the largest trade in major league history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, and Bob Turley change teams. The first phase of the transaction began November 18th and will conclude today after the major league draft.

    1955 - Right-hander Virgil Trucks returns to the Tigers in a trade for White Sox third baseman Bubba Phillips. The 38-year old 'Fire' will post a 6-5 record in his one-year return stint with the Detroit.

    1956 - In a unanimous vote, Frank Robinson is selected by the BBWAA as the National League Rookie of the Year. The 21-year old freshman Reds outfielder will become the first major leaguer to win the Most Valuable Player award in both leagues, the National League prize with Cincinnati in 1961 and the AL crown in 1966 with Baltimore.

    1956 - Future Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio is selected as the American League Rookie of the Year beating out Indian Rocky Colavito and Oriole Tito Francona. The 22-year old White Sox shortstop led the American League with 21 stolen bases.

    1961 - Red Sox freshman hurler Don Schwall is selected as the American League Rookie of the Year. The 25-year old right-hander, who managed to get on the All-Star team despite making his big league debut five weeks into the season, compiled a 15-7 record for a team which finished ten games under .500.

    1964 - The Houston Colt .45's become officially known as the Astros. The change in name for the three-year old expansion franchise is necessitated due to a dispute with the Colt firearm company and the team's proximity to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    1965 - After losing the outfielder on waivers, the Kansas City A's get back prospect Joe Rudi from the Indians. The Gold Glove left fielder will play a key role for the world championship teams during the early 70's in Oakland.

    1965 - The Pirates trade catcher Ozzie Virgil and pitcher Joe Gibbon to the Giants for outfielder Matty Alou. The flycatcher, who hit a meager .231 with San Francisco last year, will capture the National League batting crown next season with a .342 batting average.

    1967 - Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. is awarded one of the two AL expansion franchise. The team will play in Seattle.

    1970 - The White Sox trade Luis Aparicio to the Red Sox in exchange for infielders Mike Andrews and Luis Alvarado. Boston's acquisition of the future Hall of Fame shortstop shifts all-star Rico Petrocelli, with his consent, from short to third base.

    1971 - The Cubs release Ernie Banks and announce Ernie will serve as a coach with the club next season, ending the infielder's 19-year major league Hall of Fame career.  'Mr. Cub', the team's first black player, won back-to-back MVP awards in 1958-59, and in 1999 was named to Major League Baseball's All-Century Team  Mr. Cub finishes his playing career with 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI.

    1987 - Free agent Brett Butler (.295, 9, 41) signs with the Giants. The 31-year old former Indian outfielder stole 33 bases for the Tribe last season.

    1998 - Due to the acquisition of all-star backstop Mike Piazza, the Mets deal fan favorite Todd Hundley along with right-hander Arnold Gooch to the Dodgers for outfielder Roger Cedeno and catcher Charles Johnson. New York then sends Johnson to Baltimore to obtain closer Armando Benitez.

    1998 - Bypassing his agent and making the deal himself, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro turns down a bigger offer from Baltimore. The 33-year old All-Star agrees to a $45 million, five-year deal to return to the Rangers, the club he left five seasons ago before joining the Birds.

    1998 - The Mets sign 31 year-old Gold Glove third baseman Robin Ventura (.263, 21, 91) to a four-year, 32 million dollar free-agent deal. The former White Sox infielder will join two-time Gold Glove shortstop Rey Ordonez, Edgardo Alfonzo, who will shift from the hot corner to second base, and first baseman John Olerud to make up one of the best fielding infields in history, according to Sports Ilustrated.

    2000 - Turk Wendell, who wears uniform number 99, agrees to a three-year deal worth $9,999,999.99 with the Mets. The New York reliever had asked that his pact include an option year in which he would play for free, but that plan was unworkable because baseball's collective bargaining agreement sets a $200,000 minimum salary.

    2011 - At a news conference covered by approximately 100 members of the media, many of them from the New York papers and broadcast outlets, the Red Sox introduce Bobby Valentine as the team's new manager. Boston announces that the 61-year old skipper, who hasn't managed in the big leagues since being fired by the Mets 2002, has agreed to a two-year deal with the club having options for 2014 and 2015.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox signed Eric Stults as a free agent.

    2015 - The Dodgers, the first club to break the color barrier when Jackie Robinson made his major league debut in 1947, hire their first minority manager in franchise history. Dave Roberts, the team's former center fielder and most recently the Padres' bench coach for the past two seasons, takes over the reins from the new Marlins skipper Don Mattingly, who left Los Angeles after guiding the club to three consecutive NL West titles.

    2015 - The Cleveland Indians signed Joba Chamberlain as a free agent.

    2015 - The Cleveland Indians signed Felipe Paulino as a free agent.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox signed Welington Castillo as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 1...

    1844 - Wood, Jimmy
    1863 - McKeough, Dave
    1868 - Fox, Paddy
    1870 - Raub, Tommy
    1877 - Broderick, Matt
    1882 - Reulbach, Ed
    1884 - Moore, Charley
    1889 - Mitchell, Willie
    1891 - O'Connor, Johnny
    1892 - Sturgis, Dean
    1892 - Dickerson, George
    1894 - Alten, Ernie
    1895 - Miller, Jake
    1898 - High, Charlie
    1900 - Barnes, Eppie
    1901 - Cvengros, Mike

    1901 - Coleman, Ed
    1902 - Badgro, Red
    1905 - Dear, Buddy
    1908 - Munns, Les
    1911 - Barnes, Junie
    1911 - Alston, Walter
    1912 - Lavagetto, Cookie
    1917 - Marion, Marty

    1918 - Sloat, Lefty
    1919 - Wojey, Pete
    1921 - Ripple, Charlie
    1921 - Savage, Bob
    1922 - Lerchen, George
    1925 - Jordan, Niles
    1925 - McLish, Cal

    1929 - Escalera, Nino
    1940 - Perkins, Cecil
    1944 - Ray, Jim
    1948 - Foster, George

    1952 - Warthen, Dan
    1954 - Schatzeder, Dan
    1956 - Filer, Tom
    1961 - Winningham, Herm
    1962 - Jones, Tim
    1963 - Harris, Greg
    1965 - Tackett, Jeff
    1965 - Machado, Julio
    1966 - McMichael, Greg
    1966 - Walker, Larry
    1967 - Sanders, Reggie
    1970 - Rueter, Kirk
    1985 - Rodriguez, Eddy
    1986 - Morris, A.J.
    1988 - Straily, Dan
    1991 - Barrios, Yhonathan
    1992 - Baez, Javier
    1992 - Guerrieri, Taylor
    1992 - Poyner, Bobby

    Baseball Deaths on December 1...

    1899 - Gastfield, Ed
    1902 - Dunlap, Fred
    1924 - Stark, Dolly
    1924 - Stephenson, Dummy
    1927 - Shay, Danny
    1927 - Smith, Germany
    1942 - Connaughton, Frank
    1949 - Horsey, Hanson
    1950 - Hall, Bob
    1954 - O'Hara, Kid
    1973 - Graham, Skinny
    1975 - Fox, Nellie

    1975 - Koslo, Dave
    1976 - Earnshaw, George
    1981 - Piet, Tony

    1991 - Mills, Buster
    1992 - Lowry, Sam
    1992 - Gomez, Chile
    1999 - Baker, Gene
    2000 - Wilshusen, Terry
    2002 - McNally, Dave
    2009 - Henrich, Tommy
    2017 - Fazio, Ernie





Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by Juan pizzarro on November 30, 2018, 09:31:28 pm »
Avi Garcia - he gone.   Non-tendered.

Leury Garcia - he kept.

I read Hahn said one of the two non-tendered guys might be offered a contract. but at a lower salary that he would have gotten in arbitration.
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