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White Sox agree on new contracts with Aaron Bummer, Leury Garcia

The White Sox on Saturday signed left-handed relief pitcher Aaron Bummer to a five-year, $16 million contract. It's the largest contract ever given to a non-closer who has yet to qualify for salary arbitration in Major League Baseball history. Bummer, 26, is coming off a breakout season in 2019, during which he was the best pitcher in the Sox's bullpen. He made 58 appearances without a decision, posting a 2.13 ERA, 27 holds, one save, 60 strikeouts and a 0.99 WHIP over 67.2 innings pitched....

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Brett Ballantini

SSHP Podcast 14: Cactus League time!

Watch out boy, he’ll chew you up: Seby Zavala’s big hit on Sunday earned him the leadoff spot in the podcast. | Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Lots of highlights from the spring opener to discuss with our guy on the scene, Sean Williams

Sean Williams, ace SSHP writer and photographer in Arizona, hops on to break down the Cactus League opener, and other speculations about the 2020 season.

Why yes, the SSHP Podcast is on Apple Podcasts.

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Year of the Hamster

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 44

No left turn: Medeiros was scheduled for work in the Cactus League opener on Saturday that ended up postponed. | Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Vote for the 44th-best prospect in the White Sox system!

Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season.

Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50...

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Brett Ballantini

Nice start: White Sox pitchers shut down Redlegs, 7-2

Loud bat: Look who’s got something to say about that third catcher role! | Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Seby Zavala goes deep to put Zack and Yermín on notice

No highlights, no photos, no video.

Wait, excuse me, no official video. But we’ve got SSS fam and SSHP writer/photographer Sean Williams on the scene. His clips can mostly tell the tale of this one.

The batting title champ picking up right where he left off with a single in his first AB #WhiteSox #SpringTraining...

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Brett Ballantini

Gamethread: White Sox at Reds

Tasty twosome: Dallas Keuchel got his first taste of throwing to all-everything backstop Yasmani Grandal last week. | Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Anderson-Moncada up top, Robert in the lineup, Mazara cleanup, Delmonico DH!

Well, here we are again, SSS, starting our 16th year of Chicago White Sox game coverage.

Obviously, spring coverage is wonky, there’s a hullabaloo on Twitter today over the fact that the exclusive home of the Chicago White Sox (NBC Sports) is broadcasting just...

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Three players to focus on in spring training

The Chicago White Sox are starting up spring training games on Sunday. Here are three players to keep an eye on before the regular season. The Chicago White Sox were supposed to be starting spring training games like most of the league on Saturday, but their game got postponed. As a result, they will now […] White Sox: Three players to focus on in spring training - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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While We Waited – Part 5 – Todd Frazier

While we waited for the Chicago White Sox to contend again, Todd Frazier was a third baseman for the White Sox from 2016-2017. He is now on the Rangers In a frantic last-second attempt to contend before being forced to tear it all down, the Chicago White Sox were involved in a blockbuster three-team trade with […] Chicago White Sox: While We Waited – Part 5 – Todd Frazier - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Year of the Hamster

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 43

Rough ride: Frare had a tough 2019, and saw his prospect stock drop as a result. | Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Vote for the 43rd-best prospect in the White Sox system!

Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season.

Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the...

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White Sox agree to deals with Bummer, Garcia

The Chicago White Sox agreed Saturday to a $16 million, five-year contract with reliever Aaron Bummer that includes two club options, and a $3.5 million, one-year deal with infielder Leury Garcia.

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White Sox agree to deals with Bummer, Garcia

White Sox agree to deals with Bummer, Garcia

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White Sox and Aaron Bummer Agree to Terms on Five-Year Contract Plus Two Club Options

GLENDALE, Ariz.?—?The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a five-year, $16-million contract with left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer, plus two club options that could extend the deal through the 2026 season. Under terms of the contract, Bummer will receive $1 million in 2020, $2 million in 2021, $2.5 million in 2022, $3.75 million in 2023 and $5.5 million in 2024. The White Sox hold options for $7.25 million in 2025 and $7.5 million in 2026, with $1.25 million buyouts for...

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White Sox Agree to Terms with Leury García

GLENDALE, Ariz.?—?The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5-million contract with infielder Leury García, which includes a club option for 2021. Under terms of the agreement, García will receive $3.25 million in 2020, while the White Sox hold a $3.5-million option for 2021 with a $250,000 buyout. García, 29, previously had agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.25-million contract on January 10 to avoid arbitration. García hit .279 (161–577) with 27 doubles, three...

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White Sox reportedly sign reliever Aaron Bummer to five-year extension

The Chicago White Sox have signed reliever Aaron Bummer to a five-year, $16M contract extension, tweets USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.  The deal also includes two option years that could raise the overall value to $29.5M, according to the report. Nightengale reports that it’s the “largest extension given to a non-closer who has yet to qualify for salary arbitration in #MLB history.” Bummer is represented by O’Connell Sports Management. Bummer, 26, evolved into a reliable lefty out...

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White Sox extend Leury Garcia's contract to include 2021 team option

The Chicago White Sox signed Leury Garcia to a one-year, $3.5M guaranteed deal on Saturday, per MLB.com’s Scott Merkin. The deal includes a $3.25M base salary for 2020 with a $3.5M team option for 2021. The White Sox can decline next year’s option with a $250K buyout. Garcia’s deal takes the place of the one he signed in January to avoid arbitration, giving the team the option of a second season. Garcia is a client of Rep 1 Baseball. Garcia, 29 in March, has been a longstanding member...

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White Sox lefty reliever Aaron Bummer signs record extension for non-closer, report says

Bummer should be one of the better left-handed relievers in the game heading forward

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Breaking: White Sox, Aaron Bummer sign extension

The Chicago White Sox made a very interesting decision on Saturday morning as they agreed to a five-year contract extension with Aaron Bummer. On the White Sox’s official Twitter account, the team announced that Bummer was signing a five-year, $16 million extension that includes two club options that would pay him $7.25 million in 2025 […] Breaking: White Sox, Aaron Bummer sign extension - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brett Ballantini

Good news: Aaron Bummer signs five year, $16 million extension

Record-breaker: Bummer got a five-year extension, before qualifying for arbitration, never having closed in the majors. That’s a precedent. | Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Bad news: Today’s Cactus League opener might be rained out

Aaron Bummer bounced back in a big way in 2019. And on Saturday, the Chicago White Sox rewarded him in an even bigger way.

Bummer agreed to a five-year, $16-million contract, plus two club options that could extend the deal through...

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While We Waited – Part 4 – Tyler Saladino

While we waited for the Chicago White Sox to contend again, Tyler Saladino was an infielder for the White Sox from 2015-2018. He is now playing in the Korean Baseball Organization First drafted in 2009 in the 36th round by the Astros, Tyler Saladino decided not to sign and wait another year. Then in 2010, in […] Chicago White Sox: While We Waited – Part 4 – Tyler Saladino - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Five players fighting for Opening Day roster spots

The Chicago White Sox have a lot of hype surrounding them this spring. There are some players currently fighting for roster spots in Arizona. The Chicago White Sox have a lot going for them. They are one of the select teams with some hype around them going into Spring Training. Don’t be mistaken, however, they […] Chicago White Sox: Five players fighting for Opening Day roster spots - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brett Ballantini

2020 White Sox Photo Day!

A couple dozen fave snaps from the grab-ass segment of early spring

There’s not much to say here, as the captions identify the players and the hijinks.

I tried to focus on unorthodox shots, but if there’s a player you desperately wish to see in the gallery, lemme know in the comments and I’ll update with visual evidence that, yes, Bryan ... Mitchell ... ? ... is a member of the Chicago White Sox.

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