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Checking in on White Sox trade targets

On the eve of the season, we posted a set of expectations for the players on the White Sox roster. Given the shape of the roster and the trades over the winter, it’s not surprising that our expectations for several of the players was that they’d get traded during the course of the year. While […]

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Worrying about rotation depth

One of the problems the 2017 White Sox won’t share with their predecessors is a crippling lack of position player depth. Not because they have more depth than in the past, but because gaps on the position player side aren’t really a problem if you don’t care about winning games — if you lose a couple […]

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A guaranteed missed opportunity

As you’ve likely seen by now, the White Sox announced a long-term deal to rename their stadium to Guaranteed Rate Field, with the 13-year agreement going into effect November 1. From a strictly dollars and cents perspective, the news is somewhere between neutral and good; from a more important perspective, it’s an example of this […]

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White Sox takeaways from Saberseminar

The 2016 iteration of Saberseminar, a conference devoted to baseball scouting, statistics, and sports science, took place in Boston this past weekend. In roughly 12 hours of baseball presentations across two days, it was inevitable that topics relevant to every team would pop up; here are the portions of my notebook that pertain to the White Sox. In […]

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An (Art) Historical Perspective on the White Sox Season to Date

Imagine that, for whatever reason, someone lined up a number of famous artists, living or dead, and asked them to represent the 2016 baseball season. Andy Warhol might make a silkscreen of a dozen Noah Syndergaards. Caravaggio, with his penchant for depicting dramatic scenes with intense lighting, would probably paint a high-leverage at-bat from a […]