Texas Rangers acquire Alex Rios from Chicago White Sox

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On Friday afternoon the Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. A deal between the two teams for Rios was considered unlikely after Texas claimed the 32-year-old on waivers earlier this week.

Subway Boys In The Hall: Hall Of Fame Hopefuls Athlete: Jake Peavy, P, Boston Red Sox

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SUBWAY is celebrating The Boys In The Hall , examining certain players and their candidacy for the Hall of Fame. Peavy is this week’s candidate.

Report: Chicago White Sox trade Jake Peavy to Boston Red Sox

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After declaring Jake Peavy untouchable on Monday, the Chicago White Sox have reportedly turned around and traded him to the Boston Red Sox.

Down on the Farm: Nothing “standard” on Chicago’s South Side

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If you’re going to watch Independent league baseball in person, a 10:30 a.m. weekday start and temperatures hovering around 70 degrees with a breeze is hard to beat — even along the mean streets of the South Side of Chicago.

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox to keep Jake Peavy?

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In what came as a complete shock on Monday, the Chicago White Sox have started telling teams they will keep starting pitcher Jake Peavy and try to build around him. Peavy is 32 and is under contract for $14.5 million in 2014 and has a $15 million player option for 2015.

MLB Rumors: Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals after Jake Peavy

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Jake Peavy has an extensive injury history, but when he’s healthy and on his game the Chicago White Sox right-hander can shutdown opposing hitters. With the White Sox positioned as sellers this season, Peavy should be one of the pieces the team moves as baseball’s trade deadline approaches. And the two leading suitors for his services are starting to emerge.

MLB Trade Rumors: Pirates after Alex Rios, Alexei Ramirez

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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.

Chicago White Sox: Gavin Floyd will miss remainder of 2013 season

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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd will reportedly miss the remainder of the 2013 season and possibly next year because he’s set to undergo surgery on his right elbow.

2012 MLB Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

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Kurt compares the final win totals for 2012 MLB regular season to his predictions from March. How many did he get right?

Putting Chris Sale’s Breakout Season Into Perspective

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Currently standing at 13-3 with a 2.59 ERA, Chris Sale has catapulted himself into the conversation of the league’s best.

MLB’s Parity Amazes … And Other Random Musings and Tidbits

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A few nights ago it was so warm I couldn’t sleep, so my mind drifted to Octobers past. I came up with these nuggets, which I believe are all factual with seven weeks to play in another splendid MLB season.

Paul Konerko Injury: Mildly Concussed, DL Stint Possible

Konerko was rubbing his head the rest of the game after the incident. Credit: US Presswire

Manager Robin Ventura sat Paul Konerko on Wednesday so he could get two days of rest with the off day today, and after the game Ventura revealed that that Konerko was indeed mildly concussed.

White Sox Fans Should Be Optimistic as August Beckons

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After answering the question marks on the ball club about a third baseman and depth in the bullpen and starting rotation, the Sox are in a pretty good place roster-wise and primed for the pennant race.

Chicago White Sox Have Bounced Back, But Can They Hang On Down The Stretch?

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The Chicago White Sox entered today just 1.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the division lead, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism as they boast a roster with as much if not more talent than their 2005 squad, which won the World Series.

Kenny Williams’ History of Deadline Aggression Gives White Sox Fans Hope

Chicago White Sox General Manager Ken Williams. Photo courtesy MLB.com

Say what you want about White Sox GM Kenny Williams, but the one thing everyone can agree on is that he is aggressive. White Sox fans have to like that.