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2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons were scheduled to open play on Thursday April 4th in Biloxi, Mississippi against the Shuckers. The Barons will be managed by former big leaguer Omar Vizquel this year as he ascends upward from the Carolina League. Richard Dotson returns to Birmingham as the pitching coach and Charles Poe will take over as... Read more »

A Winter League Unlike the Rest: Recap, Results and Culture

A Winter League Unlike the Rest: Recap, Results and Culture
While local reports describe weather across the Midwest at the tail end of January as “bitterly cold,” I’m doing my best to put myself in a spring-like mood. I tried to tie in some sort of “escape the cold” metaphor as it relates to the conclusion of the Winter Leagues in Venezuela, Mexico and the Dominican Republic,... Read more »

White Sox Minor Leaguers in the Winter Leagues

White Sox Minor Leaguers in the Winter Leagues
Chicago just got its first measurable snow of the winter, and the White Sox are in full offseason roster change mode. But for some minor leaguers, winter means more baseball. Each offseason, a handful or dozen prospects elect to play in one of the winter leagues in the Caribbean or even as far away as... Read more »
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White Sox Shuffle 40-man Roster

White Sox Shuffle 40-man Roster
As expected, the Chicago White Sox made a series of moves to prepare their 40-man roster before the 7pm Rule 5 protection deadline. But which moves were made, were not quite all the expected ones. Word leaked out early on some (we tweeted out Zavala and heard about Stephens early as well), but the team... Read more »

40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the 2018 Rule 5 Draft

40-Man Roster Decisions: Players Eligible for the 2018 Rule 5 Draft
The 2018 Major League Baseball season has culminated in the Boston Red Sox winning another World Series. Qualifying Offers have been extended and free agency is underway across baseball. The off-season is upon us and the team-building must continue for the White Sox. The organization has amassed a lot of talent but as is the... Read more »

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/29

White Sox Prospect Hot List, 5/29
Some fun storylines emerged in the last week on the farm. Matt Skole got his first promotion to the big leagues at 28 years old, Barons hitters just keeping bashing, Dash pitchers have turned the tables and are leading the way, and the Intimidators can’t seem to lose. Let’s look at some of the individual... Read more »
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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 »

2018 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview

2018 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview
The Winston-Salem Dash will open Carolina League play on Thursday, April 5th (today!) at 7:00 PM at Carolina. 24-year major league veteran and 3-time All Star Omar Vizquel takes the reigns as manager of the Dash in 2018. Over the past four seasons, the 11-time Gold Glove winner was a member of Brad Ausmus‘ staff... Read more »

Winter Leagues Preview - focus on White Sox prospects

Winter Leagues Preview - focus on White Sox prospects
The current focus on the offseason leagues for prospects is on the Arizona Fall League and the Fall Instructional League, both of which are well underway (and you can follow those links to our previews). But the foreign winter leagues are just getting started, with some not even open yet. There are at least 17... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 11

White Sox Minor League News and Notes - Sept. 11
In this post-season edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes, Kannapolis and Great Falls are in search of league titles, Michael Kopech picks up more post-season honors and OF Eloy Jimenez says, ‘I’m Ready’. In addition, we will update you on the rest of the happenings, news, notes and transactions regarding the White Sox... Read more »
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