MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

A Systemic Paucity of Outfielders

White Sox fans my age grew up with stacked outfields.  Tim Raines, Bo Jackson, Ellis Burks, Albert Belle, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Lee … Fast forward to 2017 and, well, I’m a pretty big fan of Melky Cabrera, but this year’s outfield does not look like the ones of old, and that’s even before acknowledging Cabrera will […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

This is probably your 2017 White Sox roster

The White Sox report to camp in about two weeks and, as I wrote about yesterday, we’re coming off of a winter in which there were no ill-fated, half-assed attempts to construct a contender. Rick Hahn & Co. picked a lane and stuck to it, and despite an already impressive prospect haul in the deals […]

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Avisail Garcia’s chances of a turnaround

The built up mass, the pulsating bubble of anxiety exacerbated by every sub-replacement straggler wasting plate appearances on the White Sox major league roster while they were trying desperately to contend, deflated quickly when Chris Sale was traded to Boston last month. There stopped being a generational superstar’s prime for the Sox to waste once the […]

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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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The only time of year Rymer Liriano gets top billing

Story juxtaposition is one of those things we like to discuss so much, we have developed a built-in reflex for qualifying that it’s completely meaningless, so that we can smoothly transition back to discussing it. The White Sox making a waiver claim for Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano isn’t something we should compare to the Cubs being busy […]

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White Sox 8, Indians 1: All Bad Things Must End

The Cleveland Indians came into Saturday night’s game with a magic number of two, and the apparent assurance that they would get to clinch the AL Central during this series. The White Sox somehow managed to postpone that ignominious dishonor for at least another night by beating Cleveland 8-1. 1. The Sox got off to […]

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Indians 10, White Sox 4: Making the season worth ending

Thanks to some early offensive fireworks, it wasn’t immediately obvious to newcomers which team was fighting for the best record in the American League Friday night in Cleveland, and which was straining for a reason to keep going, but these things have a certain, brutal way of self-correcting. Despite staking themselves to a pair of […]

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Phillies 7, White Sox 6 : James Shields allows a bunch of runs

Fan favorite James Shields took the bump in an interleague contest Tuesday against one of the four teams with TAv lower than the White Sox. Seven runs crossed the plate under his watch, and the Phillies grabbed the opener of this short, two-game series. Not much excitement in this one until the end, but the […]