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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham shortstops

All three shortstops at the upper levels seem to fit the bill of utilityman profiles, but don’t have the upside of a Lenyn Sosa, Lency Delgado or Yolbert Sánchez.

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Today in White Sox History: November 20

The roots of the White Sox were forged on this day, long, long ago. Also, a big, moody masher came to town.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis shortstops

In A-ball, Lenyn Sosa is clearly the better of the two prospects, as he’s four years younger than Johan Cruz; he’s also the second-ranked shortstop prospect in the organization (behind only Yolbert Sánchez) according to MLB Pipeline.

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Today in White Sox History: November 19

A good and a bad day for White Sox acquisitions, as Roland Hemond made a killer trade and Bill Veeck a free-agent flop.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league shortstops

There is a decent degree of upside both offensively and defensively among rookie league shortstops. In fact, the talent level here may actually exceed any at the higher levels, with the possible exception of Lenyn Sosa.

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Saving baseball from itself, Part 1: a relegation fantasy

One way to sass those sluggish “rebuilding” owners and punish teams that aren’t even trying? Relegation!

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A Conversation With: Tony La Russa

In an exhaustive interview, the Hall of Fame manager looks back at his time with the White Sox … and the one time he was close to returning.

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Deep Dive: Free agent third basemen

Anthony Rendon is the top of the class, but there are some other solid third sackers available via free agency for 2020.

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Deep Dive: Yoán Moncada’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Time for the fun stuff: An exhaustive look at the best everyday player on the White Sox roster.

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Posted in White Sox Game Recap

The worst White Sox games of 2019

We’ve done the best of the best … now it’s time for the worst of the worst. (Hey, it’s Friday, crack a beer and let these go down easy.)

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Today in White Sox History: November 15

The miraculous Dick Allen was honored as AL MVP, on this day 47 years ago.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham third basemen

With the possible exception of Camilo Quinteiro, these guys appear to be only organizational depth pieces unless they bounce back in a big way in 2020.

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The defense doesn’t rest: an ode to Yolmer

Tis a folly to non-tender our second sacker, if the best offense truly be a great defense.

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Posted in Breaking News

José Abreu takes QO, returns for 2020

El Capítan is back, ready to supercharge a stronger Chicago offense. (YouTube) Though there were rumored extension talks leading up…

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Deep Dive: White Sox A-ball third basemen

While Yeyson Yrizarri has yet to advance to Birmingham despite spending nearly 2 ½ years with Winston-Salem, Jake Burger hasn’t even participated in game action for two years due to injuries. Both guys are still young enough to attain their high ceilings — but 2020 will be a big year for both.

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Today in White Sox History: November 13

An exhaustive world tour begins for the South Siders.

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The best White Sox games of 2019

Here’s our look at the very best White Sox games of the 2019 season, from STICK TALK to Giolito’s mound mastery, and a whole bunch of fun in-between.

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Posted in Chicago White Sox History

Weigh in on the best White Sox of the decade

It was not a pretty 10 years for the Chicago White Sox. Can you recall enough South Side standouts to even fill an All-Decade roster?

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Meet the Players: James Fox

Our newest writer is a FutureSox whiz kid and Frank Thomas fanboy. Just don’t sass him with any of your Cleveland Indians jive.

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Picks to click: free agent starters

The money will be spent … so why not start with rising star Zack Wheeler, and add a lefty on the way out of the store?

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Today in White Sox History: November 12

A team nabbing the top three finishes in the MVP voting? Go-Go Sox!

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league third basemen

There is indeed some talent here, though it’s mostly raw. The AZL third basemen appear to be the best of this group.

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Today in White Sox History: November 11

Goodbye to one of our greatest managers … hello to one of our all-time greats.

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The best and blurst games of the 2019 White Sox

This kicks off a mini-burst of bests and blursts this week at South Side Hit Pen. Today, Lenny G gets things going with his highly-entertaining look at his most and least favorite games of 2019.

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Today in White Sox History: November 10

A massive trade, and two huge, unanimous awards mark the day.

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Today in White Sox History: November 9

Today, a big win for a World Series champion manager.

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Posted in Deep Dive

Deep Dive: Free agent second basemen

With the pickings pretty slim at second, it’s awfully nice that the White Sox seem set at the spot.

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Today in White Sox History: November 8

The highlight of Jerry Manuel’s five-year run in Chicago came in 2000, with an ultimate award.

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Deep Dive: Yolmer Sánchez’s past, present and future with the White Sox

As a player who’s actually been in the White Sox organization longer than anyone else, it would be nice to see Sánchez contribute —even if it’s just as a reserve infielder — to a winning team for a change.

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A most important offseason

The ball is in the front office’s court … we’ll be waiting to see what happens.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham second basemen

Nick Madrigal and Danny Mendick are, by far, the best second basemen in the White Sox system.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis second basemen

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of long-term talent at Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, so this trio needs to prove some people wrong in 2020.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league second basemen

While there is some decent talent at Great Falls, Arizona and the Dominican, nobody is firmly established enough yet to be a surefire lock for full-season ball in 2020.

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Today in White Sox History: November 4

A momentous day for Ozzie Guillén, whose World Series hangover cleared just in time to be named White Sox manager.

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Today in White Sox History: November 3

Notable manager news: one award-winner, one great hire.

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Today in White Sox History: November 2

A big win for the winningest pitcher of the early 1990s.

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Posted in Deep Dive

Deep Dive: Free agent first baseman and designated hitters

It’s a robust field this free agency period — and the White Sox have a need for offense.

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Today in White Sox History: November 1

Well … we had to come up with something for this day, although if you didn’t know better, this series is … trending downward.

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Deep Dive: José Abreu’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Does Abreu truly have a ‘lifetime’ deal? We’ll find out, as he tests free agency for the first time.

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Today in White Sox History: October 31

One out of two is pretty bad, SI.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham first basemen

The true prospect on this list is Gavin Sheets, who enjoyed his best power season to date this year at pitching-friendly Regions Field in Birmingham.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 2: The Bad)

The entire class of free agent and trade acquisitions for the White Sox in 2019 contributed just 3.9 bWAR.

No, that is not a typo.

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Today in White Sox History: October 30

Some hardware for both Early Wynn and Jeff Torborg highlight the day.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis first basemen

With a depth chart boasting Vaughn, Zangari and Osik, first base is in good hands at the A level.

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Today in White Sox History: October 29

Two huge hires, 30 years apart, led to big stretches of White Sox success.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league first basemen

While there’s nobody here that is a Top 30 organizational prospect as of yet, there are a couple of interesting bats worth watching here — especially with Great Falls.

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2019 was the year of Yoán —and he’s just getting started

Yoán Moncada is destined to be a star on the South Side for a long, long time.

Photo: Clinton Cole (@CDCole55)/South Side Hit Pen

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Today in White Sox History: October 28

It was the celebration we all had waited our entire lives for.

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Today in White Sox History: October 26

A busy day in White Sox history is headlined by the news that we all waited our lifetimes for.

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Today in White Sox History: October 25

Geoff Blum got it done — with a save from Mark Buehrle.

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Posted in Deep Dive

Deep Dive: free-agent catchers

After Yasmani Grandal, this year’s crop of backstops is … lacking.

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Manager rumor mill: American League edition

Not as much to report on the AL manager rumor mill, with just one opening left. But let’s rant about it a bit, anyway.

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Deep Dive: James McCann’s past, present and future with the White Sox

James McCann had a surprisingly great year for the White Sox in 2019, even punching a ticket to this year’s All-Star Game. What’s next for McCann and the White Sox in 2020?

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Posted in Breaking News

Kannapolis unveils new moniker

Judging from the size of the crowd and the overwhelmingly favorable feedback heard at the event, it was a great night for the city of Kannapolis and its baseball team.

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Today in White Sox History: October 24

Nineteen years ago today, the White Sox installed the architect of the 2005 champions as GM.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham catchers

There’s a catching logjam at the top of the system, and the White Sox are hoping at least one major league backstop can emerge from it.

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Today in White Sox History: October 23

Another miracle day, marked by two homers — one expected and one most improbable.

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Meet the Players: Colleen Sullivan

Meet our newest writer, bringing some humor and attitude to the crew … Colleen Sullivan!

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Manager rumor mill: National League edition

Joe Girardi can only be hired by one team … we think.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis catchers

With his mix of offensive competence and defensive strength, Carlos Perez stands out as our top A-ball catcher.

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Today in White Sox History: October 22

A glorious win in the opener of the 2005 World Series, 14 years ago today.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league catchers

Due to the number of White Sox rookie league teams, each catcher gets relatively little playing time, with the DSL White Sox backstops looking sharpest.

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Posted in Under the Radar White Sox Minors

Under the Radar: Tyler Osik

Possessing a special bat, high motor, positional flexibility and major league genetics, White Sox fans have multiple reasons to be excited about Osik.

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Today in White Sox History: October 20

Happy birthday, Soupy!

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Today in White Sox History: October 19

Another outright steal for Frank Lane.

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Deep Dive: free agent left-handed relievers

This article delves into the left-handed relief options available this offseason; as in most years, the pickings are slim.

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Today in White Sox History: October 18

Ladies and gentlemen, eight years after hitting No. 1, rocking Comiskey Park, it’s … Steam!

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Deep Dive: Aaron Bummer’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Bummer’s combination of low salary, years of team control and performance should make him a key contributor to future competitive squads on the South Side.

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Today in White Sox History: October 17

Happy 50th birthday, Chris Tremie!

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham left-handed relievers

There are some major league (and experienced) arms at Charlotte, but the two most enticing southpaws in the White Sox system may reside in Birmingham.

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Today in White Sox History: October 16

Paul Konerko’s unassisted out at first clinched a fourth straight win, fourth straight complete game, and World Series berth in 2005.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left-handed relievers

The Winston-Salem southpaw bullpen arms are especially interesting — especially Andrew Perez and Jacob Lindgren.

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Today in White Sox History: October 15

World title No. 2 is in the books!

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: rookie league left-handed relievers

The rookie corps of southpaws, especially at Great Falls and AZL, showed a lot of promise in 2019.

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Today in White Sox History: October 14

A historic, unique, first-time World Series win for the White Sox!

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Meet the Players: Scott Reichard

Meet our 17th writer, guitarist, power bat, and serious concessions patron Scott Reichard!

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 1: The Good)

Yoán Moncada and Lucas Giolito are the clear highlights of the next step of the rebuild.

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Today in White Sox History: October 13

Pat Kelly was so good with the White Sox, he turned a 0.0 bWAR season in 1973 into an All-Star Game appearance.

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Today in White Sox History: October 12

It was the dropped third strike heard ’round the world.

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Deep Dive: Available free agent right-handed relievers

There are five 1.0 WAR-plus righty relievers out there this offseason … and a ton of bullpen projects after that.

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Today in White Sox History: October 11

Where it all began for the White Sox … and where Jeff Torborg’s successful reign ended.

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Deep Dive: Alex Colomé’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Metrics don’t take kindly to pitchers like Colomé. Despite a mostly solid relieving career to date in which he’s posted 126 saves, he’s amassed only a 6.7 bWAR. With that said, there’s something to be said for Colomé being a relatively calming influence in the clubhouse.

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Welcome to the show, Frank Menechino

The credentials are there. Here’s hoping that Menechino is ready to launch the White Sox’s offense to new heights.

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Today in White Sox History: October 10

It was an American Invasion, as the White Sox and Giants hit Liverpool.

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A century later, contemplating the Black Sox scandal with 200 other baseball nerds

A “popular and well-known team,” the 1910s White Sox, threw it all away for a little bit of money — and we live with their original sin to this day.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham right-handed relievers

Many of the top organizational bullpen arms finished the season with Birmingham and Charlotte this year. Hopefully with a little luck, some of these arms could be fixtures in the White Sox bullpen for years to come.

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Today in White Sox History: October 9

One devastating loss, and one season-saving win, in postseasons 74 years apart.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis right-handed relievers

Even though none rank in MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 White Sox Prospect list, there is indeed some quality under-the-radar talent here. In fact, the strength of the Kannapolis squad this year may well have been its right-handed relief corps.

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Today in White Sox History: October 8

Heartbreak in 1983 … hope in 1993.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: rookie league right-handed relievers

Let’s take a look at the Top 15 rookie league righties, focusing on five at each affiliate.

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Today in White Sox History: October 7

El Duque forever! An INCREDIBLE pitching performance from Orlando Hernandez highlights the day.

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Today in White Sox History: October 6

Heartbreaking losses, including two late pennant eliminations in the 1900s, mark the day.

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Surprise, Surprise! The Dogs win their second straight over the prickly Saguaros

Go figure, the AFL-worst Desert Dogs host the AFL-best Saguaros, and … Glendale wins!

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Today in White Sox History: October 5

Three playoff games (two wins!) but One Massive Retirement highlight the day.

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Deep Dive: Available free agent left-handed starters

Plentiful left-handed starter options should be available this offseason. Let’s take a look at ’em.

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Today in White Sox History: October 4

The beginning of a rebuild, 70 years ago … and the end of a ribald era.

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Deep Dive: Carlos Rodón’s past, present and future with the White Sox

It would be great to see Rodón finally reach his potential at some point in a White Sox uniform, no matter how likely it is.

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Today in White Sox History: October 3

The day the music died? Sure, but the White Sox clinched one of their pennants on this day, too.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham left-handed starters

Although the majority of players on this list are essentially organizational depth, there are a couple pitchers who could turn out to be something more.

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White Sox: Final Report Card

When it comes to Sox management, in the dugout or out, C is as good as it gets.

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