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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 […]

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White Sox 2, Tigers 0: Miguel Gonzalez is what the game’s been missing

To be honest, the Sox turning two out of every five games into a run-soaked, four-hour bullpen game was getting pretty tiresome, and also making it hard to remember how this was ever a team with even a puncher’s chance in the AL playoff race. Into a void the Sox had been filling with Anthony […]

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End of August Gallimaufry

Tomorrow is September 1st and the White Sox have 31 games left to play, and it seems like a good time to step back and take stock. 1.  Miguel Gonzalez is in the process of beginning his rehab outings. While Austin Jackson and Brett Lawrie initially had modest timetables for their absence that morphed into […]

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Royals 2, White Sox 1: Rookies perform well after Gonzalez injury, but still no offense

Conceding that the Sox cannot hit, they lost again, Danny Duffy owns them (and the rest of the league too, now), Miguel Gonzalez got hurt, and most of the results for the rest of the season are meaningless: hey hey, some good things happened Friday night! 1. Gonzalez looked really crisp for that inning he […]

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Orioles 7, White Sox 5: Offense saves best moments for garbage time

Somewhere on their way to a run of the mill loss to the AL East-leading Orioles centered on blowing opportunities to capitalize on three Baltimore errors in the first three innings, the Sox staged a dramatic near-comeback, allowing them to blow later, far more high-leverage opportunities. 1. Carlos Sanchez was already having a bad game, […]