Tim Raines received 49 percent of the vote from the BBWAA in the 2012 Hall of Fame voting, which stands as an encouraging trend upward for the should-be Hall of Famer. Jim and U-God offered up some observations on the Hall of Fame voting at South Side Sox.
Speaking of the Hall of Fame, I took a look at the myth of Jack Morris "pitching to the score" and why, even if he did do that, it shouldn't be a point in his favor.
The Blue Jays cut ties with former Sox infielder Mark Teahen, meaning Toronto will pay him 5.5 million (his 2012 salary) to not play for them this season.
The Cubs and Tigers are "down the road" in talks involving a deal that would send Matt Garza to Detroit, CSNChicago.com's David Kaplan is reporting. Want some nightmare fuel? Think about a Detroit rotation of Justin Verlander, Matt Garza, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello. Yikes.
Even with some money saved up, the White Sox aren't going to sign a closer this offseason. That's a very good thing.
What's Gavin Floyd's status in relation to the Blue Jays? One simple site has you covered.
Bulls President Michael Reinsdorf took some cues from the White Sox in tweaking his team's front office, specifically regarding the communications and marketing departments.
In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert? Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike? What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.
If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here
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White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.
Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.
Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.
It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.
Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.
Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.
Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.