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A first look at the White Sox PECOTA projections

It’s PECOTA release day at Baseball Prospectus, and with that comes our first peek at how the White Sox will fare in 2017. It’s no secret that the White Sox aren’t expected to contend this season, but individual player projections are still important. For players like Tim Anderson and Carlos Rodon, we get a first […]

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White Sox pitchers and tunneling

In our continuing series of digesting Jeff Long, Jonathan Judge and Harry Pavlidis’ landmark research into new frontiers of pitching analysis and lazily parroting it from a White Sox perspective, comes now a look into tunneling. To their credit, tunneling might be an even more difficult concept to quickly synopsize than the information involved in […]

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New command and control pitching metrics and the White Sox

The Baseball Prospectus stats team has unleashed a new measurement on the baseball world and now we are straggling behind, desperate to catch up. Using a similar process to how they isolated catcher impact on extra strikes being called, they have isolated pitcher impact on the same result. In addition, Harry Pavlidis, Jeff Long and […]

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Which White Sox Player is a Robot?

Occasionally I get a case of crippling insomnia that keeps me up for basically the entire night. During those hours of restlessness, I think about a plethora of very weird things. One of those recent weird things was about the possibility of some sort of robot humans already existing in our midst. I know this […]

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South Side Morning 5: I cannot pretend that there is anything happening

By all means, the White Sox should have a firm price they stick by for all of their insanely valuable trade assets, and maybe even some of their only moderately valuable trade assets. By all means, they are not running late on the market that is slow-developing and was stalled by the holidays, and still […]

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Rebuild rumors: Jose Quintana forever?

As a student of 20th century history, I have read first-hand accounts of some of the most horrifying atrocities imaginable. Brutal slaughter, permanent displacement, human cruelty once thought impossible. And yet there is always still room for a new level of shock and disgust: “One GM said [Jose] Quintana was ‘conspicuous by his absence in […]

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Hunt for a cheaper new core

Reassuring or frustrating depending on your perspective or relative sense of exhaustion, the possible/likely/implied White Sox move toward a rebuild has opened general manager Rick Hahn to discussing the team’s situation in more frank terms. From Dan Hayes: “When you look at the top end of our roster, arguably we could measure up against anybody. […]

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Some Final Thoughts on The Cubs and The Off-Season Ahead for the White Sox

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series and I sit here jealous of the team and its fans. The World Series was tough for me to watch not because I don’t like the Cubs (they’re a pretty fun team to watch) nor because some Cubs fans can be unbearable (every fanbase has meatballs, the Cubs […]

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White Sox 3, Indians 0: Rodon pushes back Cleveland’s clinch party

With the Tigers getting poleaxed by Royals on their own field at the time of this writing, the Indians just needed a victory against the deeply scuffling White Sox to be celebrating an AL Central title in their clubhouse Sunday afternoon. Which…wouldn’t be the end of the world. It’s not like the White Sox have skin […]