MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Depth still matters for teams like the White Sox

The reasons why the White Sox found themselves in a position where contention no longer seemed palpable are aplenty. In order for a team to get to a point where selling off their two best players for prospects and pushing their competitive window back several years seems like the best course of action, plenty of poor […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

A Systemic Paucity of Outfielders

White Sox fans my age grew up with stacked outfields.  Tim Raines, Bo Jackson, Ellis Burks, Albert Belle, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Lee … Fast forward to 2017 and, well, I’m a pretty big fan of Melky Cabrera, but this year’s outfield does not look like the ones of old, and that’s even before acknowledging Cabrera will […]

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Avisail Garcia’s chances of a turnaround

The built up mass, the pulsating bubble of anxiety exacerbated by every sub-replacement straggler wasting plate appearances on the White Sox major league roster while they were trying desperately to contend, deflated quickly when Chris Sale was traded to Boston last month. There stopped being a generational superstar’s prime for the Sox to waste once the […]

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Who will be soaking up plate appearances at DH for the 2017 White Sox

In our neverending series of staring and tilting our heads quizzically at the White Sox post-teardown roster like a dog listening to their owner shuffle through new ringtones, let’s ponder a role that’s especially poorly suited to a rebuild: the designated hitter. It’s not exactly a developmental position. The only qualified DHs under the age […]

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The only time of year Rymer Liriano gets top billing

Story juxtaposition is one of those things we like to discuss so much, we have developed a built-in reflex for qualifying that it’s completely meaningless, so that we can smoothly transition back to discussing it. The White Sox making a waiver claim for Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano isn’t something we should compare to the Cubs being busy […]