MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: How Did Miguel Gonzalez Do That?

1. Miguel Gonzalez’s efficiency in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the Yankees — 8.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts on just 88 pitches — showed what the White Sox can get when he’s at his best. Gonzalez is never going to blow away hitters or get them to chase his off-speed stuff with regularity, but his […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Morning 5: Avisail Garcia Keeps Going

The White Sox offense exploded Thursday night to a 10-4 win over the Indians. That win allowed them to seal the series victory over a Cleveland team that looks like it should win the AL Central with ease. It also pushed the White Sox to a .500 record of 4-4 in this early juncture of the […]

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Worrying about rotation depth

One of the problems the 2017 White Sox won’t share with their predecessors is a crippling lack of position player depth. Not because they have more depth than in the past, but because gaps on the position player side aren’t really a problem if you don’t care about winning games — if you lose a couple […]

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White Sox Baseball Is Back

Due to the World Baseball Classic, Spring Training has been bumped up this year, and the White Sox have already played two games, losing to the Dodgers on Saturday and beating the Rockies on Sunday.  As someone who inevitably fails to wholly follow this advice during his fantasy drafts, it is important to remember to […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

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 […]