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The Catbird Speaks 7.7.17 – Midseason Top 50 Prospects with Craig Goldstein

Baseball Prospectus minor league editor Craig Goldstein (@cdgoldstein) joined Collin and Nick to talk prospects after BP released its Midseason Top 50 Prospects list on Thursday. Among the specific topics: -Why Reynaldo Lopez was omitted from the Top 50. -The difficulty of slotting in the newly signed Luis Robert. -Why they prospect team has always […]

MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Four White Sox on BP’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list

Baseball Prospectus posted its midseason Top 50 prospects Thursday, which more than anything provides us with a glimpse of how evaluators believe the top prospects in baseball have progressed since the season began. Before the season, BP had four White Sox prospects in its Top 50 and six in the Top 101, which of course […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

South Side Spring Training 5: Abreu’s past in the spotlight again

1. Another detail from Jose Abreu’s journey to America emerged on Wednesday, as the first baseman testified that he swallowed a page from his fake passport during a flight from Haiti to Miami. The White Sox first baseman was forced to re-live that moment and those days and weeks leading up to it because he was called […]

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Alex Reyes Injury Brings Sobering Thoughts

It’s no secret that all pitchers carry injury risk. Even more concern surrounds young pitchers who may not have adjusted properly to the workload required to play professional baseball. This is evident in the many different forms of innings limits we’ve seen around the league in recent years, most notably in the cases of Stephen […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

10 days ’til camp and not much going on

We’re 10 days from pitchers and catcher reporting to camp in Glendale, Ariz., and there isn’t much going on. A recap of White Sox-related news over the last couple of days: Jose Quintana trade rumors resurfaced Wednesday when USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted that the Rangers had increased their pursuit of the White Sox lefty. […]

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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Introducing the 2017 Chicago White Sox Spring Training Non-Roster Invites

It hardly seems possible that pitchers and catchers are already reporting in less than a month, but somehow that’s where we’re currently sitting. The White Sox have issued 19 non-roster invitations for Spring Training thus far, with eight of those invites being free agents. Your friends and coworkers will come to you over the next […]

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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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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 […]

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Sale is gone – BPSS Roundtable

On Tuesday, the White Sox executed the first and most daring step of long-rumored rebuild: they traded Chris Sale to Boston in return for top-prospect Yoan Moncada, extremely live arm Michael Kopech, a far from irrelevant secondary prospect Luis Basabe and right-handed relief prospect Victor Diaz. While we can look at this package, see a […]