Posted in 2020 Strat-o-Matic Simulation

The White Sox drop their simulated home opener, 5-2

Today’s simulated Strat setback is summarized by the most sprightly of our season recappers.

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Baseball bracketology: 2020 White Sox’s Final Four, Cinderellas, Upsets, and Bubble Watch

With March Madness canceled and Major League Baseball on an indefinite hiatus, it’s time to try to fill the void by analyzing the 2020 season through a new lens

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Yermín Mercedes, on the road to the Majors

His time to mash in the Majors has finally come.

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Posted in White Sox Game Recap

White Sox attack early, top Royals 5-4 as part of a Sunday sweep!

Two wins on Sunday for the White Sox, including a Camelback tilt filled with pitching highlights.

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SSHP Podcast 19: Yoán Moncada extension

James Fox hops on to talk with Brett Ballantini about his latest scoop, breaking the Yoán Moncada contract extension, and lots of other spring training stuff.

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Posted in White Sox Game Recap

Sox fall to A’s, 6-5 but Delmonico stays hot

Some ups (Nicky Delmonico! Adam Engel!), some downs (Adalberto Mejía, Carson Fulmer) today — in other words, a typical spring game.

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Podcast 16: The Cactus League goes boom! (thx Eloy y Luis)

Another weekend of on-site coverage from Sean Williams leads to more Cactus League talk on the podcast!

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Robert and Jiménez shine, but White Sox fall to Rangers 7-6

The offense surged, but the bullpen splatted, in this Cactus League heartbreaker.

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Spring training’s in full swing with split-squad games — and the White Sox split them

It is early, but the White Sox dropped the game they should have, and came back to win the starters-packed game they needed to.

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Subs provide spark, pitching shuts down Reds in 7-2 win

In a top-to-bottom strong effort, it was the reserve corps that provided the knockout punch in today’s win.

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AL Central Big 3: The intangibles

A final study of the ALC contenders focuses on the strength of the managers and state of the farm systems.

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AL Central Big 3: The offenses

In the first of a three-part series leading up to the Cactus League opener, we look at how the Big 3 ALC offenses stack up.

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SSHP Podcast 13: Spring training begins!

Happy spring training! Let’s catch up with all the awesomeness that the kickoff of Cactus time provides!

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Posted in Camelback Confidential

Welcome to the La Pantera party!

Luis Robert, Yasmani Grandal and even Adam Engel go BOOM in the batter’s box.

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SSHP Podcast 12: Helmet nachos, PECOTA projections, and the small hurdle incident

Yes, there’s anticipation for the coming season, as spring training opens. But there’s also a host of new possible team promotions, site Patreon benefits and philosophical underpinnings discussed. Plus, a cameo from Mr. Wendal.

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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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La Pantera has arrived

What is it about panthers? Our newest writer, Keelin Billue, examines the mystic properties that bring a particular Pantera to Chicago.

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South Side Hit Pen Podcast No. 7: Jerry Reinsdorf can’t take it with him

The Cat comes back: But as relief pitcher or beer vendor? (Wikipedia) In what can only be termed a rollicking Hit…

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South Side Hit Pen Podcast No. 6: Luis Robert, welcome to the South Side!

James Fox, South Side Hit Pen managing editor who broke the Luis Robert extension story 10 days ago and confirmed the extension today, jumps on the the Emergency Pantera Network podcast to talk Robert, the no-risk nature of the extension, and bullpen help going forward.

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Posted in Deep Dive

Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham center fielders

The Tres Luises collectively stand as some of the brightest prospects in the organization, and none shine brighter than Robert.

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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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Posted in White Sox Minors

2019 Charlotte Knights season recap

It was a successful season in Charlotte, fueled by the MLB ball, with the Knights only eliminated from the playoff race on the season’s last day.

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2019 Birmingham Barons season recap

It was a tough year in Birmingham, but the must-watch 2019 Barons will continue as such in 2020.

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2019 Winston-Salem Dash season recap

When it is all said and done with the rebuild, the 2019 Winston-Salem Dash might have been the start of something special.

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Posted in Minor League Update

White Sox Minor League Update: September 1, 2019

The Knights’ rough week continued, but all other affiliates got victories.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 24, 2019

A split for Charlotte, but the undercard features a ton of terrible offensive games on the farm

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 20, 2019

Mostly victorious showings by the affiliates, and Luis Robert continues to torture Durham’s giant bull.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 18, 2019

In the five games played today, White Sox affiliates outscored their opponents by a combined 27-5 margin. Is that good?

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 15, 2019

John Parke was nearly perfect, while the Knights flashed some big power

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