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Royals 6, White Sox 5: Shields got a quality start

In a lot of traditional respects, the White Sox lost a heartbreaker Saturday night. After a thrilling Carlos Rodon start Friday, and Chris Sale set for the finale, they were tantalizingly close to an improbable opportunity to sweep the defending champion Royals, right on the heels of their second series win over a non-Twins AL […]

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Twins 11, White Sox 3: What are we doing here, guys?

The White Sox are contractually committed to James Shields through 2018, he is unmovable in his current state, and they have plenty of reasons for being invested in his recovery, whatever potential for it there may still be. But as each disaster piles on top of each other, they will be pressed to answer if […]

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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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Phillies 5, White Sox 3: A non-humiliating Shields loss

Recently, James Shields had been sliding back to his old habits of getting completely annihilated while pitching in a White Sox uniform. Coming into Wednesday night, Shields had allowed six earned runs in each of his August starts, given up nine home runs in 14 innings of work, only lasted 14 innings in four starts, been crushed […]

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White Sox 8, Marlins 7: There Are Non-Shields Positives Here

The White Sox have killed their own season and they are now they are inflicting serious wounds on the Marlins’ Wild Card hopes.  In the process, we gained another datapoint in the “James Shields‘ career is over but for his contract” column. –The Marlins certainly had the edge on paper this evening.  Adam Conley has […]