Last Call for 2014 MLB All-Star Balloting

It is last call for Major League Baseball All-Star voting, with the final deadline at midnight Eastern Time on July 3. Will voters get it right? Ever since online voting became the primary balloting method, that has mostly been the case.

MLB Trade Rumors: Pirates after Alex Rios, Alexei Ramirez

Thursday night CBSSports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Pirates are pushing hard to acquire Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios. But in an added nugget, Pittsburgh is also likely to push for White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez as well. A deal for both players would definitely qualify as a blockbuster and could reshape the National League playoff chase.

GIF: Tom Wilhelmsen Delivers the Most Knee-Buckling Pitch of the Weekend

In the one game the Chicago White Sox lost weekend, Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen made them – and one player in particular – look absolutely silly.

Fantasy Baseball Daily Picks: Albert Pujols, Justin Masterson, Brandon Morrow, and more

Another day, another opportunity to make some dough playing daily fantasy baseball. Let’s go over a few picks after we talk tournaments.

Alexei Ramirez Has Been A Consistent Contributor For The White Sox – Can He Take The Next Step?

Alexei Ramirez has been one of the White Sox most consistent players throughout the last few seasons. But can he have a strong April and May to take the next step up in his production and value?

Fantasy Baseball Daily Picks: Billy Butler, Desmond Jennings, Matt Harrison, Ben Zobrist, and more

Today’s daily picks include a number of star names like Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Troy Tulowitzki, and Paul Konerko, as well as some under-the-radar guys like Billy Butler, Alex Avila, and Matt Harrison that you should strongly consider today.

Fantasy Baseball Hitting Planner for Week of July 4th, 2011

An interesting place to focus this week is in the outfield. Many players that are rarely owned have been seeing a lot of playing time lately and may continue to see more as managers evaluate their teams heading into the second half of the season.

Previewing the White Sox-Twins series that will decide the AL Central

The White Sox host the Twins in a Tue-Thurs series that will determine the AL Central. Jerod highlights the pitching matchups, offers predictions for each game, and implores the White Sox, “Don’t stop now boys.”

There is only one Cuban Missile…and it ain’t Aroldis (so let’s give him a new nickname!)

People are starting to call Aroldis Chapman the “Cuban Missile” but that nickname is already owned by White Sox shortshop Alexei Ramirez. It’s time for us to come up with a new nickname for the Reds’ fireballing prodigy.

Step Off the Ledge! History Suggests a Strong June Turnaround for the White Sox

The White Sox undoubtedly need a monster June to position themselves to compete for a division title during the second half of the season, and there are plenty of legitimate statistical reasons to believe that such a month is possible.

White Sox-Roy Halladay Trade Discussion: Danks, Ramirez for Halladay?

Although the White Sox seem to have fallen somewhat off the Roy Halladay trade rumor radar screen, Rick Morrisey writes in the Tribune that the White Sox should do whatever it takes, including trading John Danks and Alexei Ramirez, to bring Halladay to the South Side. Should they?

40 Reasons Why The White Sox Are Going to the Playoffs in 2009

After a solid run to end the month of June, the 2009 playoff chances for the Chicago White Sox are looking much brighter. With Carlos Quentin set for a return around the All-Star break, there are plenty of reasons (40 in fact) to believe the White Sox can repeat as AL Central champions.

White Sox Weekly Update: Signs of Life and One Dumb Fantasy Decision

The White Sox capped a 5-2 week with a sterling 17-3 victory over the Anaheim Angels last night. In the process, Alexei Ramirez again showed the he may have found a home hitting second. He also continues to prove that JRod made a terrible decision by dropping the Cuban Missile last week.

LOTD: Alexei Ramirez Benched by Ozzie Guillen; Jayson Nix to play SS

Alexei Ramirez, who was been scuffling all year, has been benched by White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. Jayson Nix will take over Ramirez at shortstop for the White Sox.

Deal ’em, Reel ’em: Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice and Tips

Josh steps up to the plate and offers some timely fantasy baseball trade advice with 3 weeks of the 2009 season in the books. Among the players analyzed are Lance Berkman, Cole Hamels, Zack Greinke, Brandon Phillips, Matt Holliday, and Orlando Hudson.