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South Side Morning 5: White Sox record a base hit

1. While the story of a weekend series at Coors Field was that the White Sox’ overworked, overmatched pitching staff struggling to record outs against a good offense in a terrible environment for pitchers, the White Sox very nearly flipped that narrative on its head Sunday when Kyle Freeland came two outs away from throwing […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

Checking in on White Sox trade targets

On the eve of the season, we posted a set of expectations for the players on the White Sox roster. Given the shape of the roster and the trades over the winter, it’s not surprising that our expectations for several of the players was that they’d get traded during the course of the year. While […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: Derek Holland is Sliding Back Into Relevancy

1. When Derek Holland is at his best, as he was in Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Royals, he’s keeping hitters off balance with a fixture of perfectly placed fastballs and offspeed stuff out of the zone. During his peak seasons, 2011 and 2013, the whiff percentage on his curveball was 21 percent and 23 […]

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Appreciating Nate Jones while he’s still ours

The White Sox loudly announced to the world that they were rebuilding this winter by shipping out their two best players on consecutive days. And then stopped. Completely. Which is both totally understandable and incredibly frustrating. It makes sense to hold on to Jose Quintana if the Astros and the Pirates aren’t willing to pay the freight […]

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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 […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

The last White Sox rumor roundup of 2016

The White Sox have done a lot. They acquired seven prospects in two days time at the start of this month, and I don’t think we’ve even written anything about Victor Diaz yet, other than “the White Sox also acquired Victor Diaz.” He’s a 22-year-old reliever who has only reached A-Ball and has some control […]

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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 […]