Ranking the Sox by MLB The Show


Ranking the Sox by MLB The Show

According to the video game MLB 12 The Show, here's how White Sox players rate among their teammates, from best to worst:

Paul Konerko
Matt Thornton
Jesse Crain
Chris Sale
Jake Peavy
Gavin Floyd
John Danks
Philip Humber
Alexei Ramirez
Will Ohman
Alex Rios
A.J. Pierzynski
Brent Morel
Gordon Beckham
Addison Reed
Dayan Viciedo
Adam Dunn
Hector Gimenez
Dylan Axelrod
Doug Davis
Alejandro De Aza
Eric Stults
Brian Bruney
Hector Santiago
Eduardo Escobar
Brent Lillibridge
Zach Stewart
Ozzie Martinez
Tyler Flowers
Dallas McPherson

Quick thoughts:

-Brent Lillibridge is hilariously underrated. While he's only had one good year in the majors, he hardly deserves to be rated below Hector Gimenez and Doug Davis.

-The game rates Dayan Viciedo as a better fielder than Alexei Ramirez. Viciedo could be the second-best fielder on the team and he wouldn't be a better defender than Ramirez.

-Jesse Crain is good, but he's not the third-best player on the team.

-Adam Dunn was pretty harshly punished for his 2011, although his ratings aren't outlandish.

-Alejandro De Aza doesn't have much to base a rating off, but he certainly deserves to be higher than Hector Gimenez.

-Seriously, nothing against Hector Gimenez, but he's not better than De AzaLillibridgeTyler Flowers.

Got any other thoughts on the rankings? Air your grievances in the comment.

Has Jose Quintana's slow start to the season affected his potential trade value?

Has Jose Quintana's slow start to the season affected his potential trade value?


Jose Quintana has not started his 2017 campaign as many White Sox fans had hoped or expected.
Through nine games the 2016 All Star has posted just two wins and watched his ERA climb to 3.92 after Wednesday’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. 
This past offseason, Quintana was frequently mentioned as a possible trade piece for the White Sox who if moved might have brought in other key pieces for the retooling South Siders, much like Chris Sale and Adam Eaton did. 

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Have Quintana’s early season struggles impacted his trade value?
White Sox play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti weighed in while appearing on Wednesday’s edition of SportsTalk Live.
“Somebody's trade value isn’t contingent necessarily on what he’s doing right now,” Benetti said. “I mean general managers are smart enough to know Jose Quintana is worth X over the course of time and a lot of what trade value has to do with, is what other teams need. So as injuries continue to pile up to other pitchers, if we’re talking about the value of a starting pitcher, the market has as much to do with that as his performance in one specific game.” 
Listen to what else Benetti had to say in the video above. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Jason Benetti stops by to talk the future of the White Sox


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Jason Benetti stops by to talk the future of the White Sox

There's a lot of buzz around the future of the White Sox.

White Sox announcer Jason Benetti joined SportsTalk Live on Wednesday to discuss the team's exciting young prospects and how soon they'll be making their way to the South Side.

Also joining Pat Boyle on this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast are the Tribune's David Haugh, Pro Football Weekly's Hub Arkush and WGN Radio's Sam Panayotovich.

The guys also react to Mike Glennon's recent comments and Kevin White’s uncertain status at OTAs.

Plus, they wonder if Kyle Schwarber has finally found his spot in the Cubs' lineup.

Take a listen to the latest episode below: