White Sox GM Rick Hahn struck down the notion of a front-office rift a week after executive vice president Kenny Williams took responsibility for the team's on-field struggles this season, according to an ESPN.com report on Friday.
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The Chicago White Sox have disappointed this season and Jeff Samardzija is expected to be discussed in trades this summer.
"It's only a matter of time before he's dealt; the [Houston] Astros and the [Toronto] Blue Jays are the early front-runners," writes Jim Bowden.
While Robin Ventura's status has been discussed in internal team meetings, White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams said Friday the manager is on solid footing.
David Robertson signed a four-year, $46 million contract with the Chicago White Sox this past offseason, but things haven't gone according to plan.
Chicago viewed Robertson as their long-term closer, but Rick Hahn could field offers for him as the July 31 non-trade deadline approaches and they aren't contending.
"If that happens, you know, that's just part of the game," Robertson told MLB.com. "That's obviously a decision that I'm not even involved in. The organization has to do what's best for them. If that's the way this season turns out, then so be it."
Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.
UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.
Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.
Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.
The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.
Here's the breakdown by position:
53 first baseman
51 second baseman
53 third baseman
one utility player
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but overall position players were a hot commodity.
Twenty-one of the 36 first-round picks were position players, including seven of the first 10 selections.
There was a run on pitchers in the middle of the round. There were just three left-handed pitchers taken in the first round.
In 2014, 20 of the 34 first-round picks were pitchers and seven south paws were selected.
The first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft was nearly split between college and high school players.
Nineteen of the 36 selections, which included several compensation picks, were out of college. If you include Brady Aiken, who was pitching for IMG Academy before undergoing Tommy John surgery, there were 17 high school players selected in Monday night's first round.
College players dominated the top 10. Seven landed among first 10 players drafted.
Here are the slot values that Major League Baseball has assigned to each of the first round picks in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft:
Each team was informed of that values back in April.
1. Diamondbacks — $8,616,900
2. Astros (Brady Aiken) — $7,420,100
3. Rockies — $6,223,300
4. Rangers — $5,026,500
5. Astros — $4,188,700
6. Twins — $3,889,500
7. Red Sox — $3,590,400
8. White Sox — $3,470,600
9. Cubs — $3,351,000
10. Phillies — $3,231,300
11. Reds — $3,141,600
12. Marlins — $3,051,800
13. Rays — $2,962,100
14. Braves — $2,842,400
15. Brewers — $2,692,700
16. Yankees — $2,543,300
17. Indians — $2,393,600
18. Giants — $2,333,800
19. Pirates — $2,273,800
20. Athletics — $2,214,000
21. Royals — $2,184,200
22. Tigers — $2,154,200
23. Cardinals — $2,124,400
24. Dodgers — $2,094,400
25. Orioles — $2,064,500
26. Angels — $2,034,500
27. Rockies (Michael Cuddyer) — $2,004,600
28. Braves (Ervin Santana) — $1,974,700
29. Blue Jays (Melky Cabrera) — $1,944,800
30. Yankees (David Robertson) — $1,914,900
31. Giants (Pablo Sandoval) — $1,885,000
32. Pirates (Russell Martin) — $1,855,000
33. Royals (James Shields) — $1,825,200
34. Tigers (Max Scherzer) — $1,795,100
35. Dodgers (Hanley Ramirez) — $1,756,100
36. Orioles (Nelson Cruz) — $1,711,900
We have dispatched Andrew Perna to Studio 42 in New Jersey to cover the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Follow along here for news, rumors and selections as the action unfolds.
1. Arizona Diamondbacks - Dansby Swanson, SS, Vanderbilt
2. Houston Astros (Aiken) - Alex Bregman, SS, LSU
3. Colorado Rockies - Brendan Rodgers, SS, Lake Mary HS (FL)
4. Texas Rangers - Dillon Tate, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
5. Houston Astros - Kyle Tucker, OF, Plant HS (FL)
6. Minnesota Twins - Tyler Jay, LHP, Illinois
7. Boston Red Sox - Andrew Benintendi, OF, Arkansas
8. Chicago White Sox - Carson Fulmer, RHP, Vanderbilt
9. Chicago Cubs - Ian Happ, OF, Cincinnati
10. Philadelphia Phillies - Cornelius Randolph, SS, Griffin HS (GA)
11. Cincinnati Reds - Tyler Stephenson, C, Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA)
12. Miami Marlins - Josh Naylor, 1B, St. Joan of Arc (Canada)
13. Tampa Bay Rays - Garrett Whitley, OF, Niskayuna HS (NY)
14. Atlanta Braves - Kolby Allard, LHP, San Clemente HS (CA)
15. Milwaukee Brewers - Trent Clark, OF, Richland HS (TX)
16. New York Yankees - James Kaprielian, RHP, UCLA
17. Cleveland Indians - Brady Aiken, LHP, IMG Academy
18. San Francisco Giants - Phil Bickford, RHP, College of Southern Nevada
19. Pittsburgh Pirates - Kevin Newman, SS, Arizona
20. Oakland Athletics - Richie Martin, SS, Florida
21. Kansas City Royals - Ashe Russell, RHP, Cathedral HS (IN)
22. Detroit Tigers - Beau Burrows, RHP, Weatherford HS (TX)
23. St. Louis Cardinals - Nick Plummer, OF, Brother Rice HS (MI)
24. Los Angeles Dodgers - Walker Buehler, RHP, Vanderbilt
25. Baltimore Orioles - D.J. Stewart, OF, Florida State
26. Los Angeles Angels - Taylor Ward, C, Fresno State
27. Colorado Rockies (Cuddyer) - Mike Nikorak, RHP, Stroudsburg HS (PA)
28. Atlanta Braves (Santana) - Michael Soroka, RHP, Bishop Carroll HS (Canada)
29. Toronto Blue Jays (Cabrera) - Jon Harris, RHP, Missouri State
30. New York Yankees (Robertson) - Kyle Holder, SS, San Diego
31. San Francisco Giants (Sandoval) - Chris Shaw, 1B, Boston College
32. Pittsburgh Pirates (Martin) - Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Concordia Lutheran HS (TX)
33. Kansas City Royals (Shields) - Nolan Watson, RHP, Lawrence North HS (IN)
34. Detroit Tigers (Scherzer) - Christin Stewart, OF, Tennessee
35. Los Angeles Dodgers (Ramirez) - Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville
36. Baltimore Orioles (Cruz) - Ryan Mountcastle, SS, Hagerty HS (FL)
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