MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

White Sox taking familiar approach to build winning environment

The 1999 Chicago White Sox were a team in transition. That wasn’t a clear cut rebuild in the same way teams often operate today, but the offseason between 1998 and 1999 saw at least something of a youth movement. Robin Ventura and Albert Belle were allowed to depart as free agents, and the team went from […]

MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

The organizational rankings are here and the White Sox are 6th

The excellent prospect staff at Baseball Prospectus has finished putting its organizational rankings together for the 2017 season. Unlike years past, the White Sox ranking is one to get excited about. As is mentioned in the article, the White Sox were in the bottom ten a year ago and now sit in the top ten. That […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

The Oddity of the White Sox Rebuild

Many White Sox fans were overjoyed this offseason to finally see the team choose a direction. After years of being “mired in mediocrity,” fans and management alike were tired of providing half-measures to try to compete in the present. With that in mind, Rick Hahn pulled off incredible back-to-back trades during the Winter Meetings. In […]

MLB: Winter Meetings

Commitment to rebuild means commitment to patience

Last weekend’s SoxFest event provided us with our first look at the 2017 White Sox as they’ll likely be constructed. It also gave Rick Hahn his first opportunity to speak about the challenges the team faces as it undergoes its most drastic rebuild in two decades. Hahn’s statements throughout the weekend, both to reporters and […]

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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 […]

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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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White Sox rebuild off to the inspiring start it needed

A funny thing happened on the way to me putting together a sentimental retrospective about getting to watch the beginning of Chris Sale‘s career: the White Sox knocked away my focus with their massive Adam Eaton trade. The second shocking blockbuster vaulted the Sox’ still growing farm system into the top-10 in baseball, before they have […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

White Sox send Adam Eaton to D.C.

White Sox Teardown: Part 2 featured another very good and popular player shipped away for a solid haul of prospects. The White Sox sent Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday for a trio of prospects, according to multiple media reports. The prospects, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning, are all right-handed pitchers […]