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The Catbird Speaks 7.21.17 – Another trade, Moncada’s promotion, and more

Collin Whitchurch (@cowhitchurch) and Nick Schaefer (@Nick_BPSS) got together to react to the latest White Sox trade as well as the promotion of heralded prospect Yoan Moncada. Among the talking points: -The return for Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle. -The high difference of opinions on Blake Rutherford. -Whether trading Kahnle was the right […]

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White Sox send Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle to Yankees; Moncada called up

After a long night in which news slowly seeped out via Twitter over the course of the White Sox 1-0 loss to Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, the White Sox announced a blockbuster trade with the New York  Yankees that sent Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to New York for prospects Blake Rutherford, […]

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The Catbird Speaks 7.13.17 – Jose Quintana Trade Reactions

A mere hours after the news of the White Sox trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs broke, Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer got together to give us some instant reactions. Among the topics: -The trade market for Quintana, why they didn’t trade him earlier, and why they said yes this time around. […]

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South Side Morning 5: White Sox record a base hit

1. While the story of a weekend series at Coors Field was that the White Sox’ overworked, overmatched pitching staff struggling to record outs against a good offense in a terrible environment for pitchers, the White Sox very nearly flipped that narrative on its head Sunday when Kyle Freeland came two outs away from throwing […]

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The Catbird Speaks 7.7.17 – Midseason Top 50 Prospects with Craig Goldstein

Baseball Prospectus minor league editor Craig Goldstein (@cdgoldstein) joined Collin and Nick to talk prospects after BP released its Midseason Top 50 Prospects list on Thursday. Among the specific topics: -Why Reynaldo Lopez was omitted from the Top 50. -The difficulty of slotting in the newly signed Luis Robert. -Why they prospect team has always […]

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Four White Sox on BP’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list

Baseball Prospectus posted its midseason Top 50 prospects Thursday, which more than anything provides us with a glimpse of how evaluators believe the top prospects in baseball have progressed since the season began. Before the season, BP had four White Sox prospects in its Top 50 and six in the Top 101, which of course […]