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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 […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox

When is the next time a Hall of Fame plaque will feature a White Sox cap?

When Frank Thomas was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 it was the culmination of the career of one of the greatest players in White Sox history. It was also likely the last time for the foreseeable future we’ll see a player enter Cooperstown with a White Sox cap adorned on his […]

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South Side Morning 5: Is anything more important than that alarm clock

1. The venerable Bruce Levine reported this week that talks for Jose Quintana are intensifying, that interested parties are sweetening their offers, and that more teams are involved than the publicly discussed bids by the Yankees, Astros and Pirates. Since Quintana is the best player on the trade market, and the return for him would […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Maybe the White Sox will do something this week

A new Collective Barganing Agreement in place, the Winter Meetings opening this weekend, and scores of Chris Sale┬árumors circulating have eliminated any conceivable obstacle to the beginning of the teardown. They might as well. Beyond strangely and cryptically half-committing to a rebuild already, the White Sox offseason has been listless and inactive, unless it’s interpreted […]