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Alex Reyes Injury Brings Sobering Thoughts

It’s no secret that all pitchers carry injury risk. Even more concern surrounds young pitchers who may not have adjusted properly to the workload required to play professional baseball. This is evident in the many different forms of innings limits we’ve seen around the league in recent years, most notably in the cases of Stephen […]

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South Side Morning 5: Ain’t that just the way

It’s been too long. 1. Jon Heyman’s report on the White Sox being unlikely and unwilling to kickstart a rebuild or reloading of their farm system by trading Chris Sale or Jose Quintana, has three very typical elements of any update on Sox operations. –A refusal to do something radical or franchise re-shaping. –Assurance that […]

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Goodbye Is For The Best, Fulmer

As the calendar has rapidly approached the second half of August with September on the horizon, baseball has nearly reached the official checkpoint of every MLB season when teams make their “September callups”. The feeling is in the air, with folks already seeing Braves top prospect Dansby Swanson making his major league debut on Wednesday, and next White […]

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Royals 2, White Sox 1: Rookies perform well after Gonzalez injury, but still no offense

Conceding that the Sox cannot hit, they lost again, Danny Duffy owns them (and the rest of the league too, now), Miguel Gonzalez got hurt, and most of the results for the rest of the season are meaningless: hey hey, some good things happened Friday night! 1. Gonzalez looked really crisp for that inning he […]

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The year without youth

Tim Anderson forced his way to the majors ahead of any reasonable schedule, and was always going to struggle to find a foothold with his aggressive approach. He’s still highly entertaining, but the much-anticipated rookie struggles have come for him, and he’s been under a .600 OPS since July 1. Hopefully he’s been very entertaining, […]

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The Case Against Selling

The non-waiver trade deadline is still a few days off, but the White Sox have already publicly acknowledged that this season is dead. And even after a bizarre three-game winning streak at the expense of the Tigers and Cubs, their playoff odds still sit somewhere around five percent. Perhaps it was a mercy that they got crushed […]

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Tigers 7, White Sox 5: Sox make a game out of ridiculous mismatch

Between Chris Sale trade rumors, a cadre of injuries that included Brett Lawrie, and a Jacob Turner-Michael Fulmer pitching matchup, Friday night took on a very post-contention feel. It offered a glimpse of how the Sox will be playing out the string the rest of 2016: more entertaining than expected but still kind of a […]

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Angels 8, White Sox 1: Uh…hmmrph

The White Sox were probably always going to lose this game. The already meager starting pitching depth of the Charlotte Knights has been picked clean, and even with that, Anthony Ranaudo pitched Thursday, so the Sox didn’t even have the option of picking their best Triple-A starter to fill in for the injured Carlos Rodon. […]