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If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine

If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine
We’re not White Sox fans because we’re optimists. Or maybe we are, actually, I don’t know — why else would we still follow a team that has made the playoffs nine times in its 100+ year existence? In either case, here we are. Our top 80 prospects all need elbow surgery. The major league roster... Read more »

Dash Do Not Get Their Ducks In A Row, Drop Doubleheader

Dash Do Not Get Their Ducks In A Row, Drop Doubleheader
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Dash played two against the Down East Wood Ducks on Sunday, and like many things in life, there was both good and bad. They dropped game one 2-1 in extras (“extras” in the world of minor league doubleheaders is anything after seven innings) and game two 9-0, gathering exactly one hit in doing... Read more »

Ducks Down Dash; Don't Doubt Dedelow

Ducks Down Dash; Don't Doubt Dedelow
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Dash found themselves in a hole early on last night that they were unable to climb out of, and if that’s not relatable, I don’t know what is. The Dash this season look much different from the Dash last season; in fact, the Dash from last season look a lot like... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/29 to 5/5

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/29 to 5/5
TINSTAAPP. After only a year in the White Sox’ farm system, LHP Carlos Rodón made his major league debut. An NC State product, Rodón was polished when the Sox took him 3rd overall in the 2014 MLB draft. Five years and 529 innings later and what do we really know about Rodón? A pitcher of... Read more »

April Showers Bring...Minor League Promotions Aplenty!

April Showers Bring...Minor League Promotions Aplenty!
It’s not quite May yet and 21-year-old outfielder Luis Robert has already earned a promotion to Double-A Birmingham. Luis Robert promoted to Birmingham — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) April 30, 2019 “La Pantera” has arrived. Join us in welcoming Luis Robert to Birmingham!#BuiltInBham | #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/aOMgdY1D2G — Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) April 30, 2019 Robert has played... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28
Baseball’s No. 1 prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his debut April 26 to a packed Rogers Centre. The hype and buzz preceding his debut with deafening, the Blue Jays’ service time manipulation was maddening and the cheers after he recorded his first hit were jubilant. Which brings us to the White Sox. The top 10... Read more »
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2019 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview

2019 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview
Thursday, April 4th kicks off another season of Carolina League play where the defending first-and-second-half champion Winston-Salem Dash hope to make it two postseason appearances in a row. 2018 will be tough to top after the Dash finished 30 games above .500, but there is still more than enough talent expected at the White Sox Advanced-A... Read more »

2019 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview

2019 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview
The Kannapolis Intimidators open the 2019 season at home against the Rome Braves on Thursday April 4th at 7:00PM ET. Ryan Newman will be the manager of the Intimidators after being in Birmingham last season with the Barons. Jose Bautista is returning to the South Atlantic League as pitching coach. Cole Armstrong will be the... Read more »

Inside the Top 30: A Thrilling Subplot

Inside the Top 30: A Thrilling Subplot
Our latest Top 30 list is fascinating not only in terms of the overall projections but the subplots that play out beneath the surface. One of the more challenging aspects of the process is separating the pack of outfielders that are jammed up in the latter half of the top 15 of our rankings. The... Read more »
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Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects

Sox Draft Philosophy Focused On Long-Term Results, Not Top 100 Prospects
It’s a fool’s errand to judge draft classes in any sport in the immediacy in which many of us do so. In baseball, it’s especially tough to grasp. The White Sox have one of the deepest farm systems in the sport and publications have painted a rosy picture to even the most casual of baseball... Read more »
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