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The Catbird Speaks 7.15.18 – White Sox Prospects With Jeff Paternostro

Jeff Paternostro, the head of Baseball Prospectus’ prospect team, joins Nick Schaefer to discuss the list, the White Sox prospects on it, the system in general, and the organization’s future. –Eloy Jimenez; –Michael Kopech; –Dylan Cease; –Luis Robert; –Bryce Harper?! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecatbirdspeaks/2018/07/14/the-2018-midseason-50-prospect-podcast-feat-jeff-paternostro.mp3

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

South Side Morning 5: Done With Houston

The White Sox dropped their fourth straight in Houston on Sunday afternoon and have now lost nine of their last 11 games.  They remain on pace to win 50-something games, which is apparently not even noteworthy as they are still five games ahead of the hapless Orioles and Royals.  Unlike those squads, the White Sox don’t look to […]

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South Side Morning 5: White Sox Troll Twins

Rooting against your team is unnatural.  In 2018, legions of fans in almost every sport have been persuaded to root for losses in order to recoup higher draft picks.  There’s a cold logic to it, and as an analyst, I can explain the cold logic and whether I believe it is correct or incorrect depending […]

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Let’s Talk About Lucas Giolito

For all of the positive developments in the organization of late, 2018 has been a harsh reminder of the realities of relying on prospects.  It’s so easy to look at a minor leaguer and imagine them hitting their ceiling, shoring up their weaknesses, and filling out future lineup cards riddled with homegrown All Stars.  Much as […]

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State of the Outfield

The White Sox have had the worst outfield in baseball this year, with a wRC+ of 69 collectively.  The 29th ranked team is the Orioles at 82.  This isn’t particularly surprising, as the three best outfielders coming into the season–Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia, and Nicky Delmonico–have been hurt for most of the year, and it’s […]