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Fixing the Farm: the Nature vs. the Nurture of the Beast

It’s no secret that the offseason is long, boring, and at times completely devoid of content. As a consumer of content, this is incredibly disheartening and depressing. As a producer of content, it’s somehow worse. That is why I have turned to the great former Baseball Prospectus podcast, Up and In. The soothing tones of […]

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A small concession in the Chris Sale trade market for the sake of optics

Given middle of the road franchise ambitions, middle of the road talent, and middle of the road results, it’s understandable that the White Sox fan base has recently found an appeal to extremism. They now crave the most extreme rebuild possible, and holding out for the biggest trade return possible for their impressive crop of […]

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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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What can the White Sox take away from the World Series – LATE

At press time, the World Series finale was still undecided. We had no choice but to publish what we had. Congratulations to the [Cleveland Indians/Chicago Cubs]!!! The drought is over!!! While it would be sweeter if the Sox were in it themselves, it’s encouraging to see validation that [AL Central baseball is not total garbage like […]

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The Perils of a Rebuild

As a general matter, I become extremely suspicious when the White Sox are, inevitably, compared to the Cubs. More often than not, it is done to force a narrative rather than to provide any meaningful analysis as to what is occurring on the field. Of late, the comparisons have proliferated but, mercifully, they have at least […]

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Cubs 8, White Sox 1: No-no bid gives way to blowout

Taking the bump Wednesday night in lieu of the internationally renowned fashion guru, Chris Sale, was Anthony Ranaudo. You know, that guy that the Sox murdered and then immediately acquired. No, not that one. This one. He squared off against Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel, as the Sox dropped the first of two at Wrigley. • What looked like a blowout waiting […]

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White Sox 5, Cubs 4: Sox waste Gonzalez gem, then walk off for the third time in a row

When the No. 5 starter gets lined up against the opposing team’s ace, it’s typically good work to just to keep it competitive. When the No. 5 starter is a preseason waiver wire grab and the opposing ace is the reigning NL Cy Young, well then… And yet, Miguel Gonzalez was up to the task, […]