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Former Phillies Pitcher Gonzalez Passes Away

The Phillies have lost another former pitcher way too young.  Cuban-born pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has passed away, the Phillies announced a couple of hours after the news was reported in Gonzalez's native Cuba.  Gonzalez died in a motor vehicle accident in Havana, Cuba. The Phillies released the following statement: The Phillies are saddened to learn about the passing of former pitcher Miguel Alfredo González. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult...

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Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Reportedly Dies In Traffic Accident

Former Phillies right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has passed away after being involved in a traffic accident in Havana, according to reports from Francys Romero of CiberCuba.com and Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald. The Phillies organization has confirmed the loss of Gonzalez, who was just 34 years of age. Gonzalez was one of several accomplished Cuban players to sign significant contracts with major league organizations in recent years. Like many of his countrymen, he underwent a harrowing...

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Let’s talk about Daniel Palka

A minor clarification on a minor-league acquisition Daniel Palka’s acquisition earlier this month — on a waiver claim from Minnesota — only got a passing mention here. I was out of town at the time, I didn’t see an obvious path for him, and he seemed like somebody who could easily be shuffled out during the Rule 5 draft machinations. But now that the Sox have prioritized him over in-house 2018 roster candidates like Jordan Guerrero and Jake Peter — and based on a few subsequent...

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Let’s talk about Daniel Palka

A minor clarification on a minor-league acquisition

Daniel Palka’s acquisition earlier this month — on a waiver claim from Minnesota — only got a passing mention here. I was out of town at the time, I didn’t see an obvious path for him, and he seemed like somebody who could easily be shuffled out during the Rule 5 draft machinations.

But now that the Sox have prioritized him over in-house 2018 roster candidates like Jordan Guerrero and Jake Peter — and based on a few subsequent...

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Looking For A Match In A Jose Abreu Trade

With the White Sox continuing their rebuild, it only makes sense that the team is open to the idea of trading slugger Jose Abreu.  The first baseman is projected by MLBTR to earn a hefty $17.9MM in arbitration this winter, and he’ll have another big price tag due next winter when he makes his third and final trip through the arb process before hitting free agency. Even at the cost of roughly $37MM over the next two seasons, however, it can certainly be argued that Abreu is well worth the...

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Terrerobytes: Hall of Fame letter obscures Hall of Fame ballot

Plus: Eloy Jimenez has swag, Omar Vizquel has no comment, and more

The Hall of Fame’s passive-aggressive handling of steroid-suspected candidates broke new ground this week when Joe Morgan sent an email missive to all voters imploring them to omit unnamed players — certainly Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, and probably some others — from their ballot.

HOFer & @baseballhall vice chair Joe Morgan sends letter to BBWAA voters w plea to not support steroid users....

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MLB clears two offseason obstacles

League hammers Braves for international violations, reaches agreement to get Shohei Ohtani to the U.S.

If the MLB offseason seems slow, it’s because two unresolved issues have lingered over the proceedings.

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball brought closure to both of them.

The Atlanta Braves investigation

For weeks, we’d heard that the league was going to crack down on the Atlanta Braves for unprecedented rule violations in the international market, but John Coppolella’s abrupt...

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The Catbird Speaks 11.22.17 – Thanksgiving Hall of Fame Edition

There are seven former White Sox on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. Dr. Mark Primiano (@BPSS_UGod), fresh off his honeymoon, joins Nick Schaefer (@Nick_BPSS) to discuss the candidacies and remember the careers of everyone from Brad Lidge to Jason Isringhausen. Among the topics: The slam dunk candidates like Jim Thome and Chipper Jones; The no chance but fun guys like Johnny Damon; Defense-driven careers and weird profiles; The candidates who will infuriate Nick for unhealthy reasons! All of...

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Seven Former White Sox on 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot

MLB released the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot Monday afternoon. The list consists of an absolutely absurd 33 candidates, some of whom will be unfairly looked over because of the stubborn insistence that each voter can only vote for 10 players per year regardless of backlog. There’s a good mix of slam dunk new candidates (Chipper Jones), deserving gentlemen on the precipice last year who will make it (Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero), Steroid Era stars being punished (Barry Bonds, Roger...

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Climb machine: Eloy working way up to MLB

Fresh off a strong performance in the Dominican Winter League and being added to the White Sox's 40-man roster on Monday, top prospect Eloy Jimenez said he's feeling confident and believes he's close to reaching the Majors.

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NBC Sports Chicago continues layoffs in apparent shift away from written content

Last week, NBC Sports Chicago (formerly known as CSN Chicago) laid off White Sox beat writer Dan Hayes and a host of producers and executives, particularly on the digital side. On Tuesday, the hits continued, with Cubs beat writer Patrick Mooney and Blackhawks reporter Tracey Myers both announcing that they’re leaving the network. Mooney tweeted that his contract would not be renewed, writing that, “It’s been an amazing run covering the Cubs for the last eight season.” Less than an...

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First year of White Sox rebuild closing with 40-man maneuvering

Organizational depth vulnerable to Rule 5 draft scavenging Though it feels like I’m a grizzled veteran of a roster teardown at this point, the White Sox rebuild still isn’t even a year old, so there are still some checkpoints that we haven’t encountered in this new light. Monday’s deadline to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft is one. The White Sox had more players than usual to consider, and they ultimately settled on seven roster moves — five on, two off — that brought the...

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Jim Margalus

First year of White Sox rebuild closing with 40-man maneuvering

Organizational depth vulnerable to Rule 5 draft scavenging

Though it feels like I’m a grizzled veteran of a roster teardown at this point, the White Sox rebuild still isn’t even a year old, so there are still some checkpoints that we haven’t encountered in this new light.

Monday’s deadline to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft is one. The White Sox had more players than usual to consider, and they ultimately settled on seven roster moves — five on, two off — that brought the...

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White Sox Outright Chris Beck, Tyler Danish

The White Sox announced today that right-handers Chris Beck and Tyler Danish have cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Charlotte, thus removing them from the 40-man roster. The moves will help pave the way for Chicago’s newest slate of 40-man roster additions, which include minor league outfielders Eloy Jimenez, Luis Alexander Basabe and Micker Adolfo; minor league lefty Ian Clarkin; and minor league first baseman Casey Gillaspie.

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White Sox add five to 40-man roster, remove two

Eloy Jimenez is the headliner, but A-ball prospects the bigger story The White Sox confronted their 40-man roster crunch today, and their additions may be a reflection of a potential trend in Major League Baseball. They added Eloy Jimenez, Casey Gillaspie, Luis Alexander Basabe, Ian Clarkin and Micker Adolfo to the 40-man roster. In order to make room, they outrighted Chris Beck and Tyler Danish to Charlotte, which leaves one roster spot open for a future addition. Jimenez and Gillaspie were...

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Jim Margalus

White Sox add five to 40-man roster, remove two

Eloy Jimenez is the headliner, but A-ball prospects the bigger story

The White Sox confronted their 40-man roster crunch today, and their additions may be a reflection of a potential trend in Major League Baseball.

They added Eloy Jimenez, Casey Gillaspie, Luis Alexander Basabe, Ian Clarkin and Micker Adolfo to the 40-man roster. In order to make room, they outrighted Chris Beck and Tyler Danish to Charlotte, which leaves one roster spot open for a future addition.

Jimenez and Gillaspie were...

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Thome joins Hall hopefuls in 1st time on ballot

Joe Crede played alongside Jim Thome during three of the slugger's four seasons with the White Sox. Aaron Rowand was traded to Philadelphia for Thome following the White Sox 2005 World Series championship season. But if Crede and Rowand -- two accomplished players in their own right -- had their way, Thome would have long ago been specially inducted into the Hall of Fame prior to waiting the requisite five years after his retirement and making his first appearance on the 2018 ballot as...

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Podcast: The calm before the storm

Guest: Jim Callis, MLB.com The MLB offseason is off to a quiet start as we wait for Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton find a home, but the White Sox did pull off a trade for Thyago Vieira. We debate if he can make the 25-man roster and help the White Sox bullpen in 2018. Our guest this week is Jim Callis [30:28] from MLB.com and MLBPipeline. He shares his thoughts about Vieira, how the pending Braves punishment will impact the prospect market, and a recap of the Arizona Fall League. To...

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Podcast: The calm before the storm

Guest: Jim Callis, MLB.com

The MLB offseason is off to a quiet start as we wait for Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton find a home, but the White Sox did pull off a trade for Thyago Vieira. We debate if he can make the 25-man roster and help the White Sox bullpen in 2018.

Our guest this week is Jim Callis [30:28] from MLB.com and MLBPipeline. He shares his thoughts about Vieira, how the pending Braves punishment will impact the prospect market, and a recap of the Arizona Fall League.

To...

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White Sox Arizona Fall League recap

Oft-injured and under-the-radar prospects get a few extra games in The Arizona Fall League wrapped up in a very marketable fashion, with potential No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna driving in four runs to seal both an MVP and a Peoria championship. The White Sox didn’t have that kind of name-brand talent in the desert. Instead, Eloy Jimenez stole the show from the Dominican Winter League, hitting .368/.443/.676 with five doubles, two triples and four homers in just 19 games before the White Sox...

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