The White Sox have invested more heavily in their international program over the past couple of years and assistant general manager Buddy Bell sees improvement, with prospects taking the next step.
White Sox prospect Carlos Sanchez impressed scouts in 2012 and followed it up with a great showing in the Arizona Fall League, which could prompt management to promote the 20-year-old in 2013.
Robin Ventura, Chris Sale, Paul Konerko and Frank Thomas are just a few of the big names expected to attend SoxFest 2013, which will take place the weekend of Jan. 25-27.
Both Daryl Boston and Bobby Thigpen played for the White Sox, and Boston has coached in the organization for the last dozen years.
The White Sox named Harold Baines assistant hitting coach, Bobby Thigpen bullpen coach and Daryl Boston first base coach to add to and fill out the team's coaching staff.
The World Series has been over for roughly a month, and the MLB offseason is about to step into high gear with the Winter Meetings and other notable dates on the horizon.
Mark Buehrle was traded to the Blue Jays in a cost-cutting move by the Marlins last week and the veteran pitcher is none too happy about it after signing a long-term deal with Miami last winter.
Dewayne Wise is back with the White Sox on a one-year, 700,000 deal to likely be the team's fourth outfielder.
The White Sox added Jared Mitchell, Josh Phegley, Andre Rienzo, Santos Rodriguez and Charlie Shirek to the 40-man roster, protecting them from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.