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A first look at the White Sox PECOTA projections

It’s PECOTA release day at Baseball Prospectus, and with that comes our first peek at how the White Sox will fare in 2017. It’s no secret that the White Sox aren’t expected to contend this season, but individual player projections are still important. For players like Tim Anderson and Carlos Rodon, we get a first […]

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White Sox pitchers and tunneling

In our continuing series of digesting Jeff Long, Jonathan Judge and Harry Pavlidis’ landmark research into new frontiers of pitching analysis and lazily parroting it from a White Sox perspective, comes now a look into tunneling. To their credit, tunneling might be an even more difficult concept to quickly synopsize than the information involved in […]

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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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BP South Side 2016-17 Offseason Plan – Part 1

What should the White Sox do to redeem this perpetual mess? Let’s discuss with somewhat reasonable parameters. Our first session will be firing through basic decisions: player options, non-tender decisions and outgoing free agents, hugs. The second session will be about trading Chris Sale and raiding nearby buildings for copper piping. Player Options Pick up […]

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White Sox 1, Rays 0: One last Miguel Gonzalez gem for the road

Buried in the melancholy and disappointment of the 2016 White Sox season has been a small, quiet story of a journeyman pitcher who stared down a path that would lead to more waiver wires, non-guaranteed deals and the likely end of his career, and turned it around. Miguel Gonzalez, the former Mexican League hurler who […]

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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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Royals 3, White Sox 2: Good Miguel Gonzalez Start Wasted

It’s no secret that the White Sox have struggled playing at Kauffman Stadium this season. They’ve won just two games at the Royals home park this season, with one of those coming Friday thanks to Chris Sale‘s complete game gem. With Miguel Gonzalez on the mound against Jason Vargas, the White Sox continued their Kansas […]

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White Sox 11, Indians 4: A run in every inning and a few extra for good luck

Throughout a 162-game season there are short games and long games; this was one of the long ones. A long game in September for a team well out of the playoff race can be boring to say the least. Despite this showdown with the Indians’ more boring qualities, it provided plenty of encouragement for the […]