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Today in wondering what’s holding up the trade market

There is no more comforting level of certainty like being in ideological lockstep with Scott Merkin. I agree with his bold prediction that Jose Quintana will be moved before Spring Training. There are too many interested parties, he checks too many boxes for teams looking to both control costs and add a frontline starter, with […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

The last White Sox rumor roundup of 2016

The White Sox have done a lot. They acquired seven prospects in two days time at the start of this month, and I don’t think we’ve even written anything about Victor Diaz yet, other than “the White Sox also acquired Victor Diaz.” He’s a 22-year-old reliever who has only reached A-Ball and has some control […]

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Friday White Sox rumor jamboree

Within the last week, the White Sox re-signed right-hander Blake Smith, the 29-year-old converted outfielder who made his major league debut this past September. So there hasn’t really been a dead spot in their Winter transformation, but Thursday probably did more to shape the market for the rest of their franchise-altering teardown than anything since […]

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Who is left to trade?

BP South Side has a house style that involves linking player names to their Baseball Prospectus player pages, and it’s necessary to make all of these links manually, so know that I am definitely not intentionally embellishing this list of still tradable players on the White Sox major league roster. Jose Quintana, Jose Abreu, Nate […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox

It sure seems like Chris Sale is about to be traded

The Winter Meetings are in full swing over in National Harbor, Md., and a lot of very smart and well-sourced reporters turned the Hot Stove temperature up to max Monday night with reports that the White Sox are moving closer to dealing Chris Sale. Sources: Legitimate chance of Sale trade to #Nationals. Robles, Giolito would […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Friday 5 – Everyone should trade for Chris Sale

1. Rare is it that two teams engineer a trade with one another that seems to prepare both for the coming war, but it helps that the Astros are gunning to make Sports Illustrated’s prediction look prescient and the Yankees are building a prospect army. The Astros continued a buy-in for 2017 by trading for […]

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What is this going to look like?

This feels realer than the countless other times. The long-pondered White Sox rebuild rumors have more meat to them because the franchise-altering move to trade Chris Sale is being put at the forefront of reports, and the long-pondered Sale trade has more meat to it because it’s staked into these rebuild talks rather than some […]

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Finding fair value for Sale is long, difficult, massively important process

The Chicago White Sox appear to be headed toward a rebuild. Buster Olney just reaffirmed this the other day, and summed up the central thesis of this post while he was at it. White Sox currently focused on a rebuild, but it’s unclear whether they’ll find offers acceptable to them for Chris Sale, Jose Abreu, […]