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Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots

Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots
Welcome to June, a brand new month! A little-known Baseball Rule is that you’re allowed to totally forget your team’s performance for the preceding months when a new one begins, so everyone, congratulations on the 3-2 Chicago White Sox. 16 isn’t that many games back for the wild card, right? In fact, there are a... Read more »

Haven't We Suffered Enough: A post about Eloy Jimenez

Haven't We Suffered Enough: A post about Eloy Jimenez
The most optimistic outlook for the White Sox big league performance this year was “bad but entertaining,” between the ongoing development of players like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Lucas Giolito, and more. Instead of that, the White Sox are straight-up just bad. Moncada has gone through hot and cold streaks and injuries and is currently... Read more »

Youth is Used Pretty Well, Actually, By the Young

Youth is Used Pretty Well, Actually, By the Young
There are suddenly a bunch of talented post-teens playing major league baseball and making everyone feel bad about themselves. Juan Soto, currently the only actual teenager in big league baseball, hit a three-run home run on the first pitch of the first at-bat in his first game started for the Nationals. Ronald Acuña, who turned... Read more »
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FutureSox Consulting, Available For Immediate Hire

FutureSox Consulting, Available For Immediate Hire
The White Sox, you guys, are really bad. While it’s not true that there’s absolutely nothing good about them, it is true that there is almost absolutely nothing good about them. There’s a lot that needs to be fixed before this turns into a competitive club, from the top of the major league team to the... Read more »

Sad about Jake Burger? Read this and continue to be sad

Sad about Jake Burger? Read this and continue to be sad
It’s apparent that Jake Burger was not sufficiently dunked in the River Styx as a child, as we learn of his second tear of his Achilles tendon, completely resetting his rehab and starting the recovery clock at twelve months… again. This is upsetting for obvious reasons! Burger will be 23 before he even steps on a field... Read more »

A Tale of Two Basabes

A Tale of Two Basabes
Alternate title: How many times can we say “Basabe” in one post? It’s a good time to be Luis Basabe. Now 21 years old, Basabe was signed for $450,000 as an international free agent at age 16 by the Boston Red Sox. Since then, Luis has steadily risen through the minor leagues. The switch-hitter’s statistical... Read more »
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Players of Clandestiny - Lesser-Recognized Performances of 2018

Players of Clandestiny - Lesser-Recognized Performances of 2018
It’s an exciting time to be into White Sox prospects, much more than it is to be into White Sox major league baseball play. Everyone knows about the Micker Adolfos and Michael Kopechs of the system and what they’ve been doing so far. But the four stateside teams are awash with talent, and a few performances may... Read more »

Dashing Through the Accumulated Weight of History, Laughing All the Way (ha ha ha!)

Dashing Through the Accumulated Weight of History, Laughing All the Way (ha ha ha!)
It’s been a Dash-heavy week, and this is a Dash-heavy post, with two already in the first sentence and a third to follow almost immediately. Winston-Salem has been the talk of the White Sox minor league system, with impressive offensive showings and pitching performances to back it up. Our Chuck Garfien has the breakdown of... Read more »

Scouting Reports From Someone Who Is Not a Scout

Scouting Reports From Someone Who Is Not a Scout
I think it says a lot about the mental composition of a person when they manage to avoid looking at fighter jets in a pyramid formation streaming across the Arizona mid-day sky just beyond center field. There’s a military base not far from Camelback Ranch in Glendale, and in mid-March, the Blue Angels spent a... Read more »
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Go West, Future Sox

Go West, Future Sox
The American southwest is a bizarre place. You may already know this; I first figured it out eight years ago, during my first spring training foray into Arizona. It’s a land with a Jack-in-the-Box on every corner, a traveling carnival in every parking lot, and so much baseball it can sometimes feel like you’ve descended... Read more »
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