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SSHP Podcast 21: baseball bracketology

Live from Florida, it’s a deep dive into Owen Schoenfeld’s baseball bracketology, including sleepers for 2020 and some upset specials — most centering around the truncated season ahead.

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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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SSHP Podcast 20: 2020 promotions

Want to know when to receive a free Buster Posey neck pillow? Circular beach towel … in Cleveland? Something called a … sleeveless hoodie? Tune in, and learn.

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Posted in White Sox Game Recap

Kopech throws 100, but Sox offense lags behind

Let’s put it this way: Michael Kopech was on fire, and that was the most important development of the day.

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(Spring) 1919 World Series rematch ends in 3-3 tie (sans Mafia or bans)

A ninth-inning rally tied it, behind — who else? — Yermín Mercedes.

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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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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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Potential White Sox lineups for 2020

Let’s take a look at how Chicago’s lethal 2020 lineups should play out.

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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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Hitter’s Camp Day 2: Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal talks offseason workouts, and his undeniable excitement over the White Sox future, on Day 2 of Hitter’s Camp at Camelback.

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First taste of spring: Batting cages, Camelback Ranch

The sights and sounds of spring training, a couple of weeks early.

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South Side Hit Pen Podcast 8: The return of the Black Sox Brothers!

It’s the BSBP debut, with hot stove talk, pet cameos, and thigh talk!

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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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Fixing a Hole: White Sox still looking to patch rotation

With Gio in the fold, the White Sox must be held to their promise to add more premium pitching: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dallas Keuchel or David Price.

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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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South Side Hit Pen Podcast: Episode 1

Try not to shed a tiny tear as we talk about “No. 1 free agent target” Zack Wheeler. We also pump up the volume on Yasiel Puig, take a victory lap with Yasmani Grandal, and work the mailbag.

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Wheels down, it’s time to show (R)yu the money

Plan B after Zack Wheeler? The White Sox could do way worse than a Cy Young runner-up who keeps contact on the ground, and soft. It’s time to target Hyun-Jin Ryu.

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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Part III, the Ugly

Is the Yasmani Grandal signing just another carrot — or a promise? In this review of some of the low points of 2019, hope spring eternal.

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Yasmani Grandal signals a welcome change for White Sox

Yasmani Grandal echoed what we’ve all been saying, for some time now: Why NOT the White Sox?

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Posted in Breaking News

The Sox signed somebody! Welcome, Yasmani Grandal!

The White Sox got free agency off to a stirring start by snatching No. 1 target Yasmani Grandal.

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Deep Dive: free-agent catchers

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

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