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Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell

Impressions from blogger call with Buddy Bell
Friday afternoon, us blogger scum got the chance to talk with White Sox Vice President and Director of Player Development, Buddy Bell.  If there is a better guy to talk about White Sox prospects with than Bell…well, then he really should promote himself better. Naturally, the conversation between Bell and the White Sox blogosphere was... 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 »

Sox Index 2/18/12

Sox Index 2/18/12
White Sox team home runs in 1959: 97 MLB rank: 16 (last) White Sox team stolen bases in 1959: 113 MLB rank: 1 Games started for White Sox by Ed Walsh in 1908: 49 Games completed: 42 Stolen bases on Ray Schalk in 1925: 29 Runners caught stealing: 62 (68%) Major League baseball players born... Read more »
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The White Sox are extremists

The White Sox are extremists
As the team-employed beat writer for the White Sox website, taking the actions of the franchise and expressing it into rational and understandable terms is very much a part of Scott Merkin’s job.  As such, picking through his piece attempting to justify the approach of the White Sox toward their farm system under Kenny Williams... Read more »

The war with PECOTA, instant gratification, the doom that is youth, and other White Sox notes

The war with PECOTA, instant gratification, the doom that is youth, and other White Sox notes
“Eat it, charlatans!”, says PECOTA // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune These White Sox nuggets are in four bite-size pieces.  Chew carefully. The incredibly respected Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections recently.  Of all the projections that dare to predict wins and losses for major league baseball teams, PECOTA has the lowest average margin of error,... Read more »