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Backup backstop: McCann vs. Collins

With all the additions to the 2020 team, Zack Collins makes more sense as the backup catcher than James McCann.

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Friday’s arbitration deadline makes a busy week busier for the White Sox

In a busy week, let’s preview of this week’s arbitration deadline, and review overall White Sox payroll.

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South Side Hit Pen’s Best of the 2010s

Eight SSHP writers choose their favorite games of a mostly-winceable White Sox decade.

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A weird and wonderful fit: Edwin Encarnacion in Pale Hose

Edwin Encarnación is all about mashing. Think he’d fit in a weak White Sox offense?

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Early moves close the book on the rebuild — it’s time to start winning!

Rick Hahn’s aggressive signing of Yasmani Grandal, along with other smaller moves and an exciting rumor mill, indicate the rebuild is done and the winning begins now.

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José Abreu signs three-year, $50M contract

Locked in: Power-hitting first baseman José Abreu signed a contract that will keep him on the South Side through 2022….

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Posted in Chicago White Sox History

White Sox All-Decade Team: Infielders

The votes are in! Some were right and some were wrong, but we can all agree that it was not the best decade for the White Sox — and the dreary player selections reflect that.

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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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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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Today in White Sox History: November 10

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

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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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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 1

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

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The White Sox win the final game of the 2019 season, 5-3

Anderson wins the MLB and AL batting title, and Abreu secures the AL RBI lead

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Hit Parade: White Sox clobber Cleveland, 8-3

Tim Anderson, José Abreu, and Daniel Palka, all with a multi-hit night, contribute to a thrilling finish

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Today in White Sox History: September 23

Triple triples? A record-breaking ground out? You betcha.

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Hit parade continues as Sox beat Tigers 5-3

The White Sox went all Oprah on the Tigers again tonight: You get a hit! You get a hit! Everybody gets a hit!

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Today in White Sox History: September 14

A rubber arm, quitting superstar, phantom reliever and a whole lotta hitting mark today’s look back.

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Soler-powered Royals club five homers, blast Sox 8-6

Giolito pitches tomorrow. He is good. Tim Anderson is hitting .333. That is also good. I’m switching to typewriters. Good nigh….Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z….

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Today in White Sox History: September 9

Mobsters, back-to-back-to-backs, cycles and bread-and-water take center stage in the almanac today.

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Today in White Sox History: September 4

Nellie’s sneak is snapped, Horlen who?, and Robin and José knock in big numbers.

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Six Pack of Stats: Twins 8, White Sox 2

The White Sox lost their second straight game to the AL Central leaders. Let’s take a look at some numbers from tonight’s loss.

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Twins use the long ball to top White Sox, 8-2

Lack of timely hitting and failure to keep Twins hitters in the park doomed the White Sox in an 8-2 loss.

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No ReyLo No-No, but Sox win, 2-0

ReyLo’s run at a no-no and two key RBIs from Abreu keyed a White Sox series win.

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Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 2, Rangers 0

Mal Tiempo collects RBIs No. 99 and 100

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White Sox are shut out in a well-pitched ballgame

The Texas Rangers launch two two-run home runs to seal a season-tying series victory over the Good Guys, 4-0

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José Abreu: 999 Emergency

José Abreu is about to go four figures on the lumberometer, having amassed 999 career hits. How about we soundtrack the feat?

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Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 6, Rangers 1

Hakuna Moncada! Ross Detwiler pitches a career game, and YoYo records two extra-base hits in a worry-free White Sox win

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Giolito, super neato: 4-0, Sox

No question which starting pitcher dominated today: Cool Hand Luke.

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Twins take down White Sox, 14-4

The White Sox once led this game, 3-0 … “when dinosaurs roamed Earth.”

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Agony in Anaheim: Angels aerate Sox, 8-7

A two-homer night from José Abreu and a ninth-inning rally kept things interesting, but the Sox still manage to take a big ‘ol L

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