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White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways
Facing a series against the last place Twins, and an exhaustive four-game weekend tilt with the Yankees, the White Sox obligations were clear: win the first series, hold their own in the latter. 4-3!  Mission accomplished!  Though, in odd fashion. Offense Two games this week saw the White Sox offense crank out 26 runs combined;... Read more »

This is the Rios we want

This is the Rios we want
Whether it’s the curse of the five-tool player being inflicted upon him, or the curse of Alex Rios being inflicted on others, ascribing the proper expectations upon the 31 year-old outfielder has always been a challenge. Toronto was excited at how his tools and athleticism would age enough to sign him through 2014 when he... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch
“It’s baseball,” Konerko said. “You catch teams in different moments during the season, a series here and there. There’s a lot of parity in the game now. I don’t read too much into that.” -a quote from Paul Konerko stuffed at the end of Dave Van Dyck’s article on Philip Humber There’s truth to that,... Read more »
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1st place roster shuffling

1st place roster shuffling
Thursday saw a wave of news about the White Sox roster–mostly on the outer margins.  The minutiae of shifting around reserve outfielders and spot starters can lend a strong feeling of pointlessness at times, but this is a 1st place team after all, so tales of roster shifting and shuffling become more exciting if you can... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Rios, Hudson, bullpen, steer the Sox away from sweep

Instant Rationalization - Rios, Hudson, bullpen, steer the Sox away from sweep
So long that it ends in a win, every game can be thought of as a fun little ride, with all of the various disconcerting things that occurred a long the way just being the set up to an inevitable happy ending. Jake Peavy walked five, and needed 117 pitches to make it through six... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Nice try, Jose

Instant Rationalization - Nice try, Jose
The fourth test of whether or not Jose Quintana’s vast array of 92 mph fastballs could make it through a major league lineup multiple times went as well as the other three. Sure, he only had one strikeout. Sure, he looked eminently hittable all night and depended on incredible defense from Orlando Hudson and multiple... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 5/28-6/3 - This week's episode features lots of wins

White Sox Week That Was: 5/28-6/3 - This week's episode features lots of wins
For the most part, the White Sox spent the week riding the hot streak that last weekend’s emphatic offensive demolition of then-1st place Cleveland kickstarted. Floyd has been terrible, Danks is hurt, Philip Humber has an ERA over 5.00, and the one loss this week featured 10 runs being allowed to the Seattle Mariners, whose offense... Read more »

We're just focusing on our focus

We're just focusing on our focus
During the most recent episode of the Baseball Prospectus’ podcast, hosts Kevin Goldstein and Jason Parks fielded a question from a reader that asked how many teams would commit $10 million to sign top pitching prospect Archie Bradley to an 8-year deal.  Goldstein and Parks quipped that every team would jump at such an absurd... Read more »

A trade for Floyd would make more sense if the White Sox were still rebuilding

A trade for Floyd would make more sense if the White Sox were still rebuilding
All White Sox trade rumors–especially ones that pop up improbably in the middle of Spring Training–are subject to the Code of Silence caveat. JJ Stankevitz: When you put together these lists, a lot of times it seems that a rumor comes out that team X is looking at player Y, do a lot of these rumors... Read more »
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Reinsdorf tries clear out the fuss so everyone can focus on non-roster invites

Reinsdorf tries clear out the fuss so everyone can focus on non-roster invites
There had been some word of trouble on the horizon.  Specifically… @OzzieGuillen I will kill peoples fellings no mercy i turn the page but they no let me a long then get ready going to be bad 20 Jan via Twitter for iPad In response to that, Jerry Reinsdorf–probably the very best man for the job of... Read more »