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  1. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. Dustin Pedroia, Yoenis Cespedes, Jackie Bradley Jr. named as Gold...

    ESPNBoston.com

    Finalists for the Gold Glove Awards were announced Thursday, and the Boston Red Sox have three contenders: Dustin Pedroia at second base, Yoenis Cespedes in left field and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field. Pedroia is vying for his second straigh...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  3. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Richard Bergstrom

    This weekend the 2014 regular season winds down to a close. For those teams who were contenders at the All-Star break, the conclusion is a tad bit sad. To others? It might even be a relief. Yet for those who play on into October, they get more th...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  4. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  5. Adam Dunn homers in 1st at-bat as A's blast Mariners

    Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  6. White Sox-Twins Preview

    White Sox-Twins Preview

    Preview | September 01, 2014
  7. Indians-Royals Preview

    Indians-Royals Preview

    Preview | August 30, 2014
  8. Astros-White Sox Preview

    Astros-White Sox Preview

    Preview | July 17, 2014
  9. Fight card set for U.S. Cellular Field

    Dan Rafael

    Last August, light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara knocked out former titleholder Gabriel Campillo at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago in what was the main event of an entertaining card -- the first outdoor pro boxing event in Chicago since the S...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  10. Tote board: Odds for new Sox closer

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox will need a new closer now that Matt Lindstrom is on the disabled list, so in the spirit of horse racing's Triple Crown season, we will break down the contenders to win this particular race. Ronald Belisario Post Position: 1...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  11. Hoffman has best outing of the year

    Christopher Crawford

    If you were thinking that this was the week that things would start clearing up near the top in the MLB Draft, you were sadly mistaken. This weekend was a prime example of just how volatile this year's class is, and we saw a former contender for the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  12. White Sox-Rockies Preview

    White Sox-Rockies Preview

    Preview | April 08, 2014
  13. White Sox turn Indians into contenders

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The joke is that the Chicago White Sox are so bad that they make everybody else look like a playoff contender. The reality is that they actually have made a contender out of the Cleveland Indians. With an 8-1 victory Saturday, the In...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  14. Konerko: Sale 'tough kid, wants to be great'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox team captain Paul Konerko takes special pride in beating the contenders this time of the season. The 37-year-old first baseman drove in two runs in support of All-Star pitcher Chris Sale, who dominated against the defe...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  15. White Sox-Royals Preview

    White Sox-Royals Preview

    Preview | August 21, 2013
  16. Dunn's teammates want him to stay, win in Chicago

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Once the word was out that Adam Dunn had cleared waivers, many people -- including some in the Chicago White Sox clubhouse -- were hoping he would get an opportunity to play for a contender. The affable gentle giant has played more than 12...

    Blog | August 10, 2013