White Sox Update – Week of July 4
In the most competitive division in baseball, the A.L. Central, the Chicago
White Sox are right in the thick of the chase this season, though they'll have to take their game to the next level to make
a playoff run happen. Of course, when you have this much talent on the roster, absolutely anything can happen, and the White
Sox have shown plenty of times this season that they're capable of being extremely explosive when they start player their
style of baseball. With the White Sox looking to pick up a little bit of momentum in the second half of the season, White
Sox fans know that anything can happen from here.
One of the biggest reasons for optimism, of course, has been the development
of budding young star Jose Abreu. Abreu isn't just leading the White Sox in many major offensive categories but he's also
been right near or at the top in both homers and RBIs throughout the entire league, showing that he's one of the most dynamic
young players in the game right now. Alexei Ramirez has also been a major spark as well thanks to both his bat and his speed,
and the White Sox have a balanced attack that also includes major contributions from Adam Dunn as well.
John Danks and Jose Quintana have held down the fort with some great starts in the first half of the season, though it's been
Chris Sale who has really turned heads. Sale is looking like he's on his way to a career year and is showing that he has the
potential to be one of the very best starters in the league, giving the White Sox a chance to win every time that he takes
to the mound. With the team looking to pull it together and make their run up the standings in the A.L. Central, this is a
team that other teams in the league definitely will be paying attention to in the second half of the season.
Sox Update – Week of June 6
It's not easy in the A.L. Central, but the White Sox are hovering right around.500,
which is step one as they look to solidify their position in the division and eventually make a run up the standings. Nipping
at the heels of the Tigers, the White Sox are right within striking distance of the playoffs once again this season, and they've
shown that they have a very potent lineup loaded with some of the brightest rising stars in the game. Add in some timely pitching
and the White Sox look like one of the teams to beat in the division, giving fans plenty of reasons for optimism as they head
towards the midway point to the season.
Of all the bright spots, however, White Sox fans might be most excited about
young masher Jose Abreu, who has been one of the most productive hitters in the entire league so far. In his rookie season,
Abreu knocked in 42 runs in his first 44 games of the season, though an ankle injury limited him from keeping pace with the
rest of the top RBI guys in league. But with Abreu coming back from the D.L. and looking to reassert himself in the heart
of the lineup, the White Sox are hopeful he can help them swing their way right back into the thick of things in the A.L.
The White Sox also feel good about having Chris Sale back at the top of the rotation, as the young lefty is
gaining the reputation of being one of the best southpaws in the league. After missing some time in April and May, Sale bounced
back with three nice appearances, two of which ended up with quality starts and wins. After dominating the Padres on June
1, going the distance and letting up just one run, Sale improved his record to 5-0 and lowered his ERA to a microscopic 1.59.
As the White Sox get healthier and continue to showcase their talent, anything can happen from here.
Update – Week of May 2nd
After a solid 14-15 start to the regular season in April, the White Sox are looking
to keep rounding into form as they look to make their move in the A.L. Central, which remains one of the most competitive
divisions in Major League Baseball. Though the Tigers held the lead at the start of May, the White Sox, Royals and Twins are
all in position to pounce, giving Sox fans plenty of reasons for optimism as they head into month two of the season. It won't
be easy with upcoming road series against the Cubs and the Indians, but the White Sox have shown they have plenty of potential
both in the batter's box and on the mound, giving them a chance to win every time they take to the field.
One of their
biggest reasons for success so far this year, of course, has been the breakout month for slugger Jose Abreu, who finished
April leading the entire league in homers with 10 and RBIs with 32. Abreu also delivered the most dramatic win of the season
for the White Sox, as Abreu belted a walk-off grand slam on April 25th at home against the Rays. It hasn't only been about
Abreu, however, as Alexei Ramirez had the highest batting average in the A.L. at the end of April (.351) and the White Sox
overall have put up the second most runs in the entire league.
On the mound, the White Sox have also had their fair
share of bright spots, with Chris Sale off to a 3-0 start and John Danks topping the team with a 3.48 ERA through the first
month of the season. Jake Petricka has also been very good out of the bullpen, posting a 2.16 ERA in his first 10 appearances
of the season. With a balanced attack that can win in a variety of ways, the White Sox and their fans have plenty to look
forward to the rest of the season.
2014 Chicago White Sox Schedule
Armed with a talented pitching staff
and some bashers who can change the score of a big game in a real hurry, the White Sox are sure to give their fans plenty
to cheer about as they take aim at the top of the A.L. Central, which is never an easy task thanks to the other strong teams
in the division. The White Sox have big aspirations for the 2014 season, and the team is looking to rise in the ranks of the
American League Central. The Sox will host some big games this season at U.S. Cellular Field, and you can be there to take
it all in from your very own seats in the stands. Nothing beats seeing a baseball game in person, and there are plenty of
fantastic matchups on the Chicago schedule this season that are sure to be absolutely loaded with twists, turns and nail-biting
action that you definitely won't want to be left out of.
Of course, it all starts by doing well in the division, and
the White Sox will certainly be ready to play when their divisional rivals come into U.S. Cellular Field in 2014, most notably
the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers were able to take home the American League Central crown in 2013, and the Sox know that this
team means business. With one of the best lineups in Major League Baseball, the Tigers are not easily to stop. However, if
there one thing that the White Sox plenty of it's pitching.
Two other division rivals that the Sox will have to keep
a close eye on are the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals. The Indians played well enough to earn a trip to the postseason
via a Wild Card berth in 2013, so this team is a legitimate contender for the A.L. Pennant. As for the Royals, they're a young
team on the rise that was able to notching a winning season in 2013. If the Sox can play consistent baseball against these
opponents, it will go a long way in their quest to rise in the ranks of the AL Central. Whether you're looking for a big home
game, an exciting road game against a divisional foe, or something else, the schedule has plenty of opportunities for fans
to get right into the middle of the action.
Chicago White Sox Team Info
The Chicago White Sox play in
the American League Central division of Major League Baseball, a division that also features the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City
Royals, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. The White Sox struggled to find their rhythm in 2013 and are looking to rebound
in a big way this season. This team has some really talented pitchers that could help carry them back to the playoffs this
season, but they're going to need more consistent run production out of their lineup. This White Sox team definitely capable
of contending in the A.L. Central, and they're hoping they can win enough games throughout the long 162-game season to put
themselves in a position to contend for the division title down the stretch run. Led by Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko at the
plate and Chris Sale on the mound, the Sox definitely have no plans of going quietly no matter how steep the competition this
The MLB Experience
There's something about baseball that seems to resonate with Americans, as
it's called The National Pastime for a reason. People from all walks of life love to head out to the ballpark for a game,
the chance to see their favorite team take on a division rival in a heated battle on the diamond. Being there in person to
catch the game is a much different experience than seeing it from the confines of your home or a local sports bar. Seeing
the game from the stands is doing it the way it's supposed to be done. When the White Sox hit the field this season, there
will be many fans enjoying themselves in the stadium. Once you're there in the middle of an exciting matchup, you'll understand
loud and clear what all the buzz is about surrounding the top Major League Baseball games of the season.
White Sox History
The Chicago White Sox franchise was founded in in 1894 as the Sioux City Cornhuskers. The following
season the team moved to St. Paul, MN and changed their name to the Saints. After a few years in St. Paul the team moved to
Chicago, where they were known as the Chicago White Stocking until 1901, when they were renamed the White Sox. The organization
has won three World Series titles, the most recent coming in 2005. Over the years, they've also had plenty of all-time greats,
including Shoeless Joe Jackson, Frank Thomas, Ed Walsh, Bobby Thigpen and many more. You never know who is going to burst
onto the scene with a banner season next, making the Sox always a team to look out for.
Chicago White Sox Trivia
was the last Chicago White Sox player to win the American League's Most Valuable Player awards?
The answer is Frank
"The Big Hurt" Thomas, who won the MVP in 1993 and 1994 to establish him as one of the greatest players of the 1990s.
Baseball fans love to get out of their houses and head to the ballpark to be a part of all the action
that is Major League Baseball. Chicago White Sox fans are no different, and this team gets great support for the adoring Sox
fans at each and every home game. These fans love their baseball, and they'll do whatever they can to be there in the stands
for as many home games as possible this season. But the White Sox fans also have a reputation of being well-traveled, and
you can find Sox colors on the road all season long as they hope to continue their winning ways away from U.S. Cellular Field.
When you're there during the middle of a nail-biting, you'll definitely be glad that you're not sitting anywhere else.