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White Sox Baseball Is Back

Due to the World Baseball Classic, Spring Training has been bumped up this year, and the White Sox have already played two games, losing to the Dodgers on Saturday and beating the Rockies on Sunday.  As someone who inevitably fails to wholly follow this advice during his fantasy drafts, it is important to remember to […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Sizing Up The Competition: Kansas City Royals

This is part two of a four-part series looking at the potential strength of the AL Central in the mid-term, given that the White Sox are no longer concerned with 2017.  Today we turn to the familiar bête noire of Kansas City. In a sense, the Royals had some of the same tough decisions to make as the […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves

Sizing Up The Competition: Detroit Tigers

Typically this time of year, we eagerly check the PECOTA projections to see what it thinks of the White Sox’ chances to compete in the AL Central. For the first time in years, however, competing in the immediate term is irrelevant. While you could certainly debate how to sequence the non-Cleveland teams in the division, […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

A Systemic Paucity of Outfielders

White Sox fans my age grew up with stacked outfields.  Tim Raines, Bo Jackson, Ellis Burks, Albert Belle, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Lee … Fast forward to 2017 and, well, I’m a pretty big fan of Melky Cabrera, but this year’s outfield does not look like the ones of old, and that’s even before acknowledging Cabrera will […]

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Secondary Impacts (and Benefits) of a Rebuild

Rebuilding is not just selling off present pieces for future ones, although obviously when you’re trading cornerstone players like Chris Sale and Adam Eaton it is absolutely crucial to make sure you get the best return you can. And yes, that makes the major league team worse, so your draft position goes up. But there are […]