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Today in wondering what’s holding up the trade market

There is no more comforting level of certainty like being in ideological lockstep with Scott Merkin. I agree with his bold prediction that Jose Quintana will be moved before Spring Training. There are too many interested parties, he checks too many boxes for teams looking to both control costs and add a frontline starter, with […]

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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 […]

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Maybe the White Sox will do something this week

A new Collective Barganing Agreement in place, the Winter Meetings opening this weekend, and scores of Chris Sale rumors circulating have eliminated any conceivable obstacle to the beginning of the teardown. They might as well. Beyond strangely and cryptically half-committing to a rebuild already, the White Sox offseason has been listless and inactive, unless it’s interpreted […]

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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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White Sox 3, Indians 0: Rodon pushes back Cleveland’s clinch party

With the Tigers getting poleaxed by Royals on their own field at the time of this writing, the Indians just needed a victory against the deeply scuffling White Sox to be celebrating an AL Central title in their clubhouse Sunday afternoon. Which…wouldn’t be the end of the world. It’s not like the White Sox have skin […]

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White Sox 8, Indians 1: All Bad Things Must End

The Cleveland Indians came into Saturday night’s game with a magic number of two, and the apparent assurance that they would get to clinch the AL Central during this series. The White Sox somehow managed to postpone that ignominious dishonor for at least another night by beating Cleveland 8-1. 1. The Sox got off to […]