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Season in Review: 2016 Charlotte Knights

Season in Review: 2016 Charlotte Knights
The 2016 season looked to be a promising one for Charlotte, as the opening day roster included six of the organization’s top 30 prospects, including five on offense/defense led by pre-season top prospect Tim Anderson at short. Unfortunately, due to injuries within the team and at the major league level, team continuity never existed as... Read more »

Report: Erik Johnson, Fernando Tatis Jr. possibly involved in James Shields deal

Report: Erik Johnson, Fernando Tatis Jr. possibly involved in James Shields deal
Yesterday, WhiteSoxDave of Barstool Sports reported to me that the White Sox were in serious talks with the San Diego Padres about starting pitcher James Shields. Shields, who is making 21 million this year, can opt out of his contract after this season to reach free agency if he wishes. If not, he is owed at least... Read more »

2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview

2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview
Charlotte opens play Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Julio Vinas moves up from Birmingham to manage the highest level White Sox affiliate (AAA, International League) as they open on the road at Durham. Rich Dotson returns as Pitching Coach, joined by Hitting Coach Andy Tomberlin and assistant coach Tim Esmay. The... Read more »
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Spring Training Week Three Stock Report

Spring Training Week Three Stock Report
Like we do every Spring Training, we are going to take a weekly look at the Spring Training performances of players who are NOT guaranteed a 25-man roster spot. This should provide a succinct view into who appears to be winning or losing the battles for open roster slots, and also a look at how... Read more »

Spring Training Week Two Stock Report

Spring Training Week Two Stock Report
Like we do every Spring Training, we are going to take a weekly look at the Spring Training performances of players who are NOT guaranteed a 25-man roster spot. This should provide a succinct view into who appears to be winning or losing the battles for open roster slots, and also a look at how... Read more »

White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Style

White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Style
It’s time. Today, we can utter that beautiful four-word phrase, “pitchers and catchers report”. Spring Training officially opens today for the White Sox. Of course lots of players have already been there for days or weeks, so this is just the nominal opening which receives ceremonial focus. Like Christopher Columbus “discovering” America, the players who... Read more »
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An alternative to the White Sox market conundrum

An alternative to the White Sox market conundrum
Going into the Winter Meetings, the usual White Sox circles were excited about the potential for another flurry of moves from the front office. However, the Sox had their first and only “major” move take place Wednesday night when they traded for infielder Brett Lawrie. Looking at the moves the White Sox have made thus... Read more »

Season in Review: 2015 Charlotte Knights

Season in Review: 2015 Charlotte Knights
The White Sox AAA affiliate Charlotte Knights concluded their season on Labor Day, with a final overall record of 74-70, tied for 3rd and 4 games back in the International League South Division. That’s a big improvement from last season’s ugly 63-81 showing, good for last place in the division and the entire league. And... Read more »

Erik Johnson and the first wave of September call-ups

Erik Johnson and the first wave of September call-ups
With the season winding down and a postseason bid falling out of the reach for the parent club, White Sox fans can at least take some pleasure with the White Sox adding some new players with the roster expansion moves that were made on Tuesday afternoon. The White Sox announced that they have added right-handed... Read more »
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Interviews with Erik Johnson, Rob Brantly, Richard Dotson and Andy Tomberlin

Interviews with Erik Johnson, Rob Brantly, Richard Dotson and Andy Tomberlin
I was fortunate enough to speak with two Knights players and two Knights coaches while visiting the beautiful BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. I chatted with Erik Johnson (the Charlotte ace and presumed White Sox 6th starter), Rob Brantly (a catcher who is having a career year), Richard Dotson (pitching coach), and Andy Tomberlin (hitting coach). Erik Johnson: Q: FutureSox... Read more »
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