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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Today in White Sox History: October 2

October 2 is a pitcher’s day in White Sox annals … aside from a certain, high profile beer bath.

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Posted in Minor League Update

Glendale, gone south again

It’s a quick n’ easy summary when it comes to the AFL these days, because the Desert Dogs, and their White Sox participants, have been yug-ly in these first two weeks.

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

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

Featuring the highest-ranked southpaw in the system (Konnor Pilkington), there are several other left-handed arms in Single-A who are worth watching as well.

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Today in White Sox History: October 1

A blowout win in Game 1 of the World Series forever headlines news of this day.

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Shut up, haters: Tim Anderson wins batting title

Some people only want to see Tim for his shortcomings. But you know what? At the end of the day, he’s a batting champion and they’re not.

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