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What is the White Sox core, and is it too early to be building around it?

I titled this blog post because that’s what pseudo-writers do, they title things.  It’s like gift wrapping or a table spoon of sugar in your coffee rather than a teaspoon.  It’s somehow superfluous and necessary at the same time.  The reason I prefaced this article with a rambling explanation for the title is because I... Read more »

Trades not made...

Let’s take an inventory. If the 2019 season were to start today, the Sox would be starting a 4th outfielder in left field (Nicky Delmonico), a 4th outfielder in center field (Adam Engel), an oft-injured former top prospect that missed 69 games last year in right field (Avi Garcia), and a back up infielder at third base (Yolmer Sanchez).... Read more »

Trades, those made and those not made

Year 3 of the rebuild is upon us.  Is it too early for reflection and assessment?  Of course it isn’t!!!  So let’s get started! The Big Trades: Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox for 2B Yoan Moncada, P Michael Kopech, OF Luis Basabe, P Victor Diaz Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs for OF Eloy Jimenez,... Read more »
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Why Bryce Harper?

In this White Sox offseason on Thanksgiving Day, I want you to ask why? Why sign Bryce Harper?  Let’s make an easy assumption.  Although there were murmurs of owner collusion last year because some free agents didn’t get paid the way they expected to, Harper has nothing to worry about. Let’s peg him for 10 years... Read more »

Random winter thoughts about 2019 and beyond...

I am speaking for me because I am the only person I can speak for. I am a devout Sox fan, and I do not want Manny Machado sitting next to me at Sox Park eating a hot dog, much less playing shortstop or third base for my favorite team.  Any guy that says he... Read more »

Intuition:

A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning. I have no idea what our White Sox are going to do to prepare for 2019.  I assume Rick Hahn is putting on a brave face and pretending he knew all along everything was going to look like it does in... Read more »
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Many more questions than answers

Please allow me to channel the energy of every White Sox fan, from Bridgeport to Bridgeview, from Calumet City to Rockford.  I want to take responsibility for what you’re feeling, all your frustrations, and all your angst.  I’ll do my best to shape your emotions into questions, free of profanity and relatively free of accusations. ... Read more »

To my 19 readers-I'm about to be really negative

I think this would be called a diatribe by doctors, writers, and people well versed in road rage. Kind of like a new strain of Tourette’s Syndrome triggered by Donald Trump’s visage or voice. I don’t like Jason Benetti’s esoteric references.  I don’t know anything about vaudevillian films, The War of 1812, or the definition of property... Read more »

Is there a sabermetric for patience?

White Sox fans, how much patience are you going to need for this rebuild?  Is 2020 ok?  Is 2021 doable?  What about 2022?  Is that too long?  Ya know, embarking on a rebuild doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to eventually be successful. Are Sox fans reluctant to consider the possibility that the rebuilding might culminate in... Read more »
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A Nightmare on 35th Street

Before I get started, how does Eloy Jimenez feel about not getting called up before or along with Michael Kopech, who will be starting for the Chicago White Sox in about 36 minutes from this writing? Jimenez is hitting .326/.374/.580 with 21 home runs, 69 runs batted in, and 48 extra base hits between Double A... Read more »