The White Sox have added to their staff, hiring Scott Coolbaugh to assist new hitting coach Frank Menechino.
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With the MLB offseason underway, here's which potential free-agency moves and winter trades have baseball teams, players and agents talking.
Jeff Passan ESPN
The White Sox and Jose Abreu have discussed a long-term deal. Abreu, 32, is facing a tough market for aging first basemen — and has a qualifying offer attached to him. Teams already are loath to go in big at that age and position. The QO could make it even tougher.
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
William Weinbaum ESPN
The HoF announced Mon. that 9 former players and pioneering union leader Marvin Miller are on its "Modern Baseball Era" (1970-87) ballot to be voted on 12/8 by a 16-member committee. Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Lou Whitaker are the players. 75% of votes are required for election.
This winter's free-agent class offers the kind of aces contenders need, plus several solid hitters also worth top dollar.
Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.
Former big league players Ken Harrelson and Mike Shannon are among the eight finalists for the Ford Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting, presented annually by the Hall of Fame.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The 8 finalists for the HoF's 2020 Ford Frick excellence in baseball broadcasting award were announced Friday - Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Tom Hamilton, Ken Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Ned Martin, Mike Shannon & Dewayne Staats. More than 200 broadcasters were eligible for the award, to be announced Dec. 11 (awarded this & every 3rd year to team-specific announcers — the other 2 years' winners are "national voices" & "broadcast beginnings" historic figures).
The White Sox have traded catcher Welington Castillo and an international signing bonus pool slot to the Rangers for minor league infielder and outfielder Jonah McReynolds.
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
We break down the landing spots for the Fall Classic's marquee free-agents-to-be.
MLB teams looking to avoid unwanted affiliations, bad venues and poor facilities could be driving the agenda, but how would it work?
On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
One hundred years ago, the White Sox lost the 1919 World Series, ushering in baseball's darkest hour. Is MLB gambling with its future by embracing betting now?
The Chicago White Sox say hitting coach Todd Steverson will not return next season.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The Phillies announced plans Tuesday to extend safety netting for 2020, becoming the 13th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Braves, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Brewers, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals said they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and the Marlins had extended theirs to 150 feet past each dugout before the 2019 season.
With young stars establishing themselves in the majors and promising prospects in the pipeline, there is a strong sense that the White Sox string of losing seasons is finally about to end.
The Astros, Yankees and Dodgers clearly were up to the task all season, but which teams were pleasant surprises and which ones disappointed?
Tim Anderson became the third Chicago White Sox player to win an American League batting title, finishing at .335 after going 0 for 2 in a season-ending 5-3 win over the worst-in-the-majors Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
I've probably been way too invested in this chase, but it's coming down to the last day: Tim Anderson has a chance to set a new record for fewest walks by a batting champion. Here's the top 10 entering today's games: Tim Anderson, 15 | .337 (White Sox, 2019) ... Zack Wheat, 16 | .335 (Dodgers, 1918) ... Hal Chase, 19 | .339 (Reds, 1916) ... Nap Lajoie, 24 | .426 (A's, 1901) ... Nap Lajoie, 24 | .344 (Indians, 1903) ... Ty Cobb, 24 | .350 (Tigers, 1907) ... Matty Alou, 24 | .342 (Pirates, 1966) ... Andres Galarraga, 24 | .370 (Rockies, 1993) ... Tony Oliva, 25 | .337 (Twins, 1971) ... Dee Gordon, 25 | .333 (Marlins, 2015).
Reynaldo Lopez is hoping his strong finish to a disappointing season can be a preview of better days ahead.
Reynaldo Lopez tossed five-hit ball into the ninth inning, Eloy Jimenez and Danny Mendick homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-1 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.
The doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox scheduled for Friday night was rained out, and as a result the teams will play only 161 games this season.