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Which White Sox Player is a Robot?

Occasionally I get a case of crippling insomnia that keeps me up for basically the entire night. During those hours of restlessness, I think about a plethora of very weird things. One of those recent weird things was about the possibility of some sort of robot humans already existing in our midst. I know this […]

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South Side Friday 5 – Everyone should trade for Chris Sale

1. Rare is it that two teams engineer a trade with one another that seems to prepare both for the coming war, but it helps that the Astros are gunning to make Sports Illustrated’s prediction look prescient and the Yankees are building a prospect army. The Astros continued a buy-in for 2017 by trading for […]

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Hunt for a cheaper new core

Reassuring or frustrating depending on your perspective or relative sense of exhaustion, the possible/likely/implied White Sox move toward a rebuild has opened general manager Rick Hahn to discussing the team’s situation in more frank terms. From Dan Hayes: “When you look at the top end of our roster, arguably we could measure up against anybody. […]

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Phillies 7, White Sox 6 : James Shields allows a bunch of runs

Fan favorite James Shields took the bump in an interleague contest Tuesday against one of the four teams with TAv lower than the White Sox. Seven runs crossed the plate under his watch, and the Phillies grabbed the opener of this short, two-game series. Not much excitement in this one until the end, but the […]

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Royals 10, White Sox 3: Man, this team has a lot of problems and all of them were really, really obvious today

For fans of teams out of contention late in the year, a lot of September baseball watching is about finding silver linings: young players developing, personal achievements, and really any sign of hope for the coming year. For the White Sox, this month has provided a few such opportunities: Tim Anderson has continued to develop […]

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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 […]