Who's the next Jose Altuve or Mike Trout? What about the next Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge? Chances are you'll find a new generation of breakout ballplayers as the list reaches No. 1.
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With clubs still sorting out which veterans they might sign, the biggest questions aren't about performance, but over who might fit in.
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $13 million, one-year deal with slugger Jose Abreu, avoiding a salary-arbitration hearing. The team also reached one-year deals with Leury Garcia, Luis Avilan and Carlos Rodon.
Veteran right-hander Miguel Gonzalez is returning to the White Sox, agreeing to a one-year contract on Thursday.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton put the Big in the Big Apple. Is it a clown question to ask if both rank ahead of Bryce Harper in right field?
It's already January, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
The Dodgers acquired left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from the Royals in a three-team trade that also included the White Sox. Veteran relievers Luis Avilan and Joakim Soria will go to Chicago in the deal.
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
From the very first World Series to the Cubs' first title in more than a century, we look back through the lens of history to list the stories, teams, players and plays that made their mark on MLB forever.
Chicago's major sports franchises are teaming up to tackle violence in the city.
After suffering an injury in Chicago on June 29, Athletics outfielder Dustin Fowler is suing the White Sox and the state agency that manages Guaranteed Rate Field.
Almost everyone could use the O's star, but only a few clubs have enough to land him. From one-year rentals to long-term homes, here are the best fits.
It was a quiet week in Orlando, but for a quartet of clubs, it was practically dead silent. We tracked the rumor mill -- and found a group that generated almost no buzz whatsoever. What does that say about each?
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
White Sox manager Rick Renteria was asked whether he expects to have Jose Abreu on his roster. As you'd expect, he deftly sidestepping the inquiry, "Right now, Jose Abreu is a White Sox. He's our first baseman."
A star slugger to the Cardinals? A coveted young ace to the Dodgers? With baseball's winter meetings just days away, we offer a handful of deals that make sense for all sides.
The ChiSox fired up the hot stove by signing free agent Welington Castillo, while the Cardinals dealt a 2016 All-Star and the Rays landed a prospect.
Omar Vizquel was named the White Sox's manager at Class A Winston-Salem on Monday.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Spending $15 million over two years for Welington Castillo, a guy who should put up good power numbers in G-Rate Field, makes sense on the surface. But he's also been one of the worst pitch-framers in the game, ranking third-worst in MLB from 2014-2017 in Baseball Info Solutions' Strike Zone runs saved. Baseball Prospectus had consistently rated him among the worst until last season, when he presided over the Orioles' rotation implosion. Given the number of high-end pitching prospects that GM Rick Hahn has acquired, that $15 million could come with a risk to their development if Castillo's long-term struggles follow him to the South Side.
Coming off a season in which he hit .282 with 20 homers for Baltimore, catcher Welington Castillo signed a two-year deal with the White Sox on Friday. The team also avoided arbitration with reliever Danny Farquhar.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Although the Red Sox believe Jose Abreu would fill their need for a middle-of-the-order slugger, the White Sox want "an arm and both legs," according to a rival talent evaluator. Chicago got Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech last year for Chris Sale, and Boston now lacks that level of talent in the mid/upper levels of its farm system. Jackie Bradley Jr.? The White Sox have liked him in the past, but he's controllable through only 2020, at which time their window to contend will just be opening.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
In any conversation about trade talks for Jose Abreu, it shouldn't be overlooked how much the Red Sox wanted him four years ago when they were outbid by less than $5 million by the White Sox. It's debatable whether the Red Sox have enough top prospects left to make a strong offer for the slugging Cuban first baseman, but if any team knows Boston's system, it's the White Sox after the Chris Sale trade last year.
While it's become more difficult to extend young stars to long-term deals, the White Sox might want to consider doing so with one of their prized talents.