Dan Hayes

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  • Nov 9, 2017

    No respect? Jose Abreu slighted for AL Silver Slugger Award

    It’s not as bad of an oversight as Joey Votto, but White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was overlooked for the American League Silver Slugger Award on Thursday. First baseman Eric Hosmer received the honor over Abreu, who outslugged his Kansas City counterpart .552 to .498. Previously a Silver Slugger winner in 2014, Abreu’s production was his best since his…

  • Nov 6, 2017

    Why the White Sox believe Chris Getz is the right man for a critical role in the team's rebuild

    Buddy Bell’s recent departure without being replaced shows just how much confidence the White Sox have in Chris Getz. One of two assistant general managers, Bell left the White Sox after 14 seasons last week to join the Cincinnati Reds as a vice president/senior advisor. Bell, who grew up in Cincinnati and played three seasons for the Reds, said...

  • Nov 2, 2017

    Could local product Charlie Tilson still fit into White Sox plans?

    Charlie Tilson is back on the White Sox 40-man and also finally on the field. The Winnetka-product returned to action Saturday in the Arizona Fall League and has appeared in three games. Tilson missed all of the 2017 season as he tried to rehab from a torn left hamstring suffered in August 2016. He’s 0-for-10 with two walks in the…

  • Oct 26, 2017

    After 2005 White Sox get slighted again, A.J. Pierzynski weighs in: ‘I think it's a joke'

    Fired up about how the 2005 White Sox have been slighted the past two postseasons? You’re not alone. Longtime catcher and current Fox Sports broadcaster A.J. Pierzynski noticed earlier this week when ESPN overlooked the 2005 White Sox title run for a second straight year. In a since deleted tweet, ESPN noted on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Dodgers potentially...

  • Oct 25, 2017

    Why White Sox would be best served to remain patient with Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech

    White Sox farmhand Eloy Jimenez made it very clear he intends to land on the South Side sometime next season. The current Dominican League player of the week — and MLBPipeline.com’s No. 4 overall prospect in baseball — said Wednesday his top priority is to either start or finish the 2018 campaign in the big leagues with the White Sox….

  • Oct 20, 2017

    Sluggish offense plus Dodger pitching equaled disaster for Cubs in NLCS

    Your National League Championship Series final: Cubs 8, Enrique Hernandez 7. When the Cubs look back at why they struggled in the NLCS and what they’ll need moving forward, many questions are likely to involve fixing an offense that was dormant for almost all of the postseason. Thursday night’s 11-1 loss in Game 5 of the NLCS to the Los…

  • Oct 19, 2017

    Cubs plotting their path for a comeback: ‘We're not ready to go home'

    Their lofty goals include a weekend in sunny SoCal, but Anthony Rizzo thinks the only way to achieve them is for the Cubs to stay focused on the minor details. To realize the nearly impossible, the Cubs believe they can’t get too far ahead of themselves. Frankly, that’s a good idea. Even though the Cubs managed to stave off...

  • Oct 18, 2017

    Why Cubs' bullpen struggles could damage their chances of rallying in the NLCS

    If the Cubs hope to comeback and reach a second straight World Series, they won’t only have to overcome a lackluster offense. The bullpen has been equally unreliable for much of the postseason. The team’s rotten relief surfaced yet again on Tuesday night when reliever Carl Edwards Jr. issued a bases-loaded walk to counterpart Yu Darvish. It’s one of...

  • Oct 11, 2017

    Why Wade Davis was the only person in the building not surprised by Michael Taylor's home run

    Wade Davis may have been the only person at Wrigley Field who wasn’t alarmed when Michael Taylor’s fly ball found the basket on Wednesday night. Several minutes after Jon Lester converted the Friendly Confines into a madhouse with his pickoff move, Taylor turned the aged venue on its side with a back-breaking grand slam that sealed a 5-0 Game...

  • Oct 11, 2017

    IVs and Hawaiian dudes: Stephen Strasburg is ready to pitch Game 4 for Nationals

    The latest twist in the Nats’ version of “Who’s On First” simply boils down to Stephen Strasburg feeling better on Wednesday. The last-minute decision to start Strasburg in Game 4 of the National League Division Series has nothing to do with peer pressure from his teammates or the media. The All-Star pitcher’s flu-like symptoms improved enough overnight for him...

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