MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

South Side Spring Training 5: Tim Anderson might be getting an extension soon

1. The news Monday that the White Sox are reportedly working on a long-term contract extension with Tim Anderson should come as a surprise to no one, considering the team’s recent history with their young building blocks and what they see in Anderson and his role in the team’s rebuild. If and when the White […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

The Oddity of the White Sox Rebuild

Many White Sox fans were overjoyed this offseason to finally see the team choose a direction. After years of being “mired in mediocrity,” fans and management alike were tired of providing half-measures to try to compete in the present. With that in mind, Rick Hahn pulled off incredible back-to-back trades during the Winter Meetings. In […]

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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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 […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

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. […]