Posts in category "MLB Draft"

Is Scott Boras Really That Bad?

Is Scott Boras Really That Bad?
As a White Sox fan I have learned through enculturation to loathe Scott Boras, the sworn enemy of the “home town discount” that for so many pre-World Series years was seemingly critical to White Sox roster building.  And I despised the man for leading to greener pastures my beloved Magglio Ordonez, whose artful inside out... Read more »

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes
Two quotes stuck out to me this week in the wake of my overindulgence of Baseball Prospectus content.  The first was Jim Callis of Baseball America saying on a podcast “you win with stars”, and the second was Steve Goldman and Ben Lindbergh asking in their preview of the White Sox, “Is this the worst offense... Read more »

The more trivial consequences of the CBA

The more trivial consequences of the CBA
The initial reaction to the new CBA rightly centered around the significant changes to player acquisition, as it stood to affect the coming off-season, and promised to drag other teams down to the White Sox odd little way of doing things. That’s pretty important since the White Sox minor league system is really, quite terrible.... Read more »
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Collective Bargaining Argreement signed, revealing more details that tick off almost everyone but the White Sox

Collective Bargaining Argreement signed, revealing more details that tick off almost everyone but the White Sox
The idea of the Collective Bargaining Agreement as an enormous and onerous set of regulations on acquiring amateur talent has been floating around for a while.  For a remarkably exhaustive rundown of all the provisions installed, Larry from South Side Sox has must-read primers on the changes to amateur talent, and to free agency. It’s... Read more »

MLB labor peace, and its annoying consequences

MLB labor peace, and its annoying consequences
The MLB owners and the players union shook hands on a new 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreement to be announced on Monday, and perhaps that’s all we should care about. The NBA has been kind enough to provide reference on how dreary and dull it can be to watch two sides grapple endlessly in a stalemate... Read more »

The White Sox didn't have a game on Monday, so you get this instead

The White Sox didn't have a game on Monday, so you get this instead
Birthday! Monday, August 15th is the birthday of former White Sox team owner, and former stadium namesake, Charles Comiskey.  I don’t imagine there was much celebration, because it tends to damper birthday celebrations when the guest of honor isn’t there.  Especially if he isn’t there because he’s dead. Celebrate Charles Comiskey’s 152nd birthday?  Why? He... Read more »
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White Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Doug Laumann speaks with bloggers

White Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Doug Laumann speaks with bloggers
Thursday brought around the monthly blogger conference call set up by White Spx Public Relations Coordinator, Marty Maloney.  For July the subject was Director of Amateur Scouting, Doug Laumann, who was brought on to discuss the recent draft, but also addressed questions relating to the team’s overall scouting approach. Thanks to the fact that the... Read more »