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Maybe the White Sox will do something this week

A new Collective Barganing Agreement in place, the Winter Meetings opening this weekend, and scores of Chris Sale rumors circulating have eliminated any conceivable obstacle to the beginning of the teardown. They might as well. Beyond strangely and cryptically half-committing to a rebuild already, the White Sox offseason has been listless and inactive, unless it’s interpreted […]

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Transactions Analysis: Brett Lawrie and Avisail Garcia

The White Sox declared themselves dead before the end of July and basically the only thing they’ve done since is awkwardly let Robin Ventura kind of fire himself and float uninspiring rumors about trying to trade Chris Sale.  Well, we finally had some news last night as Avisail Garcia and Brett Lawrie avoided arbitration and reached […]

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The only time of year Rymer Liriano gets top billing

Story juxtaposition is one of those things we like to discuss so much, we have developed a built-in reflex for qualifying that it’s completely meaningless, so that we can smoothly transition back to discussing it. The White Sox making a waiver claim for Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano isn’t something we should compare to the Cubs being busy […]

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BP South Side 2016-17 Offseason Plan – Part 1

What should the White Sox do to redeem this perpetual mess? Let’s discuss with somewhat reasonable parameters. Our first session will be firing through basic decisions: player options, non-tender decisions and outgoing free agents, hugs. The second session will be about trading Chris Sale and raiding nearby buildings for copper piping. Player Options Pick up […]

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South Side Morning 5: A select sample of people have spoken

1. They’re still doing that ESPN ultimate franchise rankings thing, and allegedly only for 14 years now, even though I remember reading their first version in a physical magazine that I purchased from a news stand, so I’m pretty sure it was in 1977. It’s basically one big customer satisfaction survey, so it should not […]

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Indians 10, White Sox 4: Making the season worth ending

Thanks to some early offensive fireworks, it wasn’t immediately obvious to newcomers which team was fighting for the best record in the American League Friday night in Cleveland, and which was straining for a reason to keep going, but these things have a certain, brutal way of self-correcting. Despite staking themselves to a pair of […]