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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 »

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority
In the shiny new Baseball Prospectus’ Annual for 2012, Gavin Floyd’s player comment starts out with “Blessed with the best stuff on the staff”, which is a fun little reminder since he spent most of 2011 refining his hard slider into more of a cutter, trading whiffs for control.  The comment went on to say... Read more »
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Ghosts of SoxFests past

The spin that came out of this year’s SoxFest sounds a little weird, but it’s nothing compared to how the rationale coming out the SoxFests of previous years sounds now.  Click the title to read at Southside Showdown   Follow White Sox Observer on Twitter @ JRFegan and on Facebook

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough
This off-season didn’t feature the most imposing crop of free agent shortstops. Rafael Furcal played only 87 games last season and posted an 81 wRC+, and landed a 2-year deal worth $14 million from the Cardinals…who were mostly praised for the signing.  And yet even in these waters, no one bit on 37 year-old Orlando... Read more »

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game

Much better moments in White Sox History - The Blackout Game
Perhaps I’m a bit of a sap, but all this talk of rebuilding and possibly competent attempts to be competitive are kind of, well, sad.  Ripe for uproarious mockery for sure, but still kind of sad.  In an effort to pep things up, and being the proud owner a robust iTunes gift card, I’d though... Read more »
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You missed so much stuff!!!

You missed so much stuff!!!
This would be one of those lulls of sorts in the White Sox news cycle.  So much so that I don’t even have anything to add to that thought.  It’s a lull.  Luuuullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllz. Waiting for trades has offered a lot of time to ponder just what kind of pie-in-the-sky type scenario with the current roster... Read more »

Winter Meetings Preview!!!

Winter Meetings Preview!!!
It’s finally here! The week that every White Sox fan has been looking forward to since that awful series against the Yankees in August–it’s the MLB Winter Meetings! This December, representatives from all30 Major League teams–and various other hangers-on–will head to Dallas to live like the Texans do; by making crazy deals and swapping assets... Read more »

This is why we don't have meetings

This is why we don't have meetings
This past Tuesday and Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox held organizational meetings for the first time since 2007.  Why they waited so long is a matter for debate. Tuesday, November 8th, 8:00 AM (Scottsdale, AZ) Kenny Williams: First of all, let’s all thank Paul for allowing us use of his rumpus room on such short... Read more »
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Six years ago...and very much right now

Six years ago...and very much right now
On October 26th, 2005, the Chicago White Sox captured their first World Series in 88 years.  For any team, winning a championship is a stand-alone moment in franchise history, but perhaps more so for the White Sox. Their triumph was not a culmination of years of buildup, and despite a formidable 2006 squad, did not... Read more »