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01-14

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Daisy Cutter: The Depths, and Depth, of Adam Dunn's Career
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Sahadev Sharma

01-13

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Prospectus Feature: The 2014 All Out-of-Position Team
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Andrew Mearns

01-12

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2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Fancy Drew
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R.J. Anderson and Jeff Quinton

12-17

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Daisy Cutter: The Value of Five-Plus Players
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Sahadev Sharma

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Melky Laughs Last
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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: What's Plan A?
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Sam Miller

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: The Serious Sox
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Zachary Levine

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam
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Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

11-19

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?
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Chris Mosch

11-07

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Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement
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Jeff Long

11-05

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Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago White Sox
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J.P. Breen

09-25

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Painting the Black: How David Price Gets The Best of Jose Abreu
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R.J. Anderson

09-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Many Moments of Paul Konerko
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BP Staff

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects
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Sam Miller

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time
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R.J. Anderson

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge
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Chris Mosch

06-27

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Crossed
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R.J. Anderson

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching
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R.J. Anderson

05-21

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BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: James Jones
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Sam Miller

04-25

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Transaction Analysis: Ranklin' Franklin
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R.J. Anderson

04-14

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Painting the Black: Portents for the Imports of Importance
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R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-24

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/24
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-10

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Rumor Roundup: Santana Signing Soon?
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Daniel Rathman

03-05

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy Johan
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R.J. Anderson

02-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 387: 2014 Season Preview Series: Chicago White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: White Sox Sign Scott Downs, Complete Groundball Bullpen
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 351: Life-Changing Lessons from Recent Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: Mark Trumbo Gets the Nod
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Felipe Paulino, Not the Steal of the Winter
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R.J. Anderson

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Fascinating Mu Thing
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Ben Carsley

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Last Call for Paul
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R.J. Anderson

11-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago White Sox
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Mike Gianella and Craig Goldstein

11-08

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One Move: American League Central
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cuba Diving
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R.J. Anderson

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Rios in Texas
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Cole

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking Down the Three-Team Trade
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Ben Lindbergh

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Crain Gained
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R.J. Anderson

07-12

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What You Need to Know: The Indians' and Orioles' Pitching Problems
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Daniel Rathman

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower
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Daniel Rathman

05-04

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Fantasy Beat: Jeremy Guthrie and His New Success
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Paul Sporer

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: Chicago White Sox
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Jason Martinez

02-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 133: 2013 Season Preview Series: Chicago White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-02

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Wezen-Ball: Breaking Down the White Sox Magazine Crossword
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Larry Granillo

12-11

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Western Front: Padres Break Bank, Won't Pay to Have it Fixed
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Geoff Young

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How Adam Dunn's career helped the world appreciate three true outcomes, and how an encounter during Dunn's worst season helped the author appreciate Dunn's patience.

When Adam Dunn joined the White Sox he brought huge expectations. He’d just come off seven consecutive seasons with at least 38 homers, he was the prototype darling of the Pre-Zobrist Stathead Era, and, maybe most importantly, he had just signed a four-year, $56 million contract. Like Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, with big money comes big expectations—I may be a little off on that quote, having been more baseball cards than comics as a kid, but you get the point.

That 2011 season was anything but Dunn living up to expectations. It was his first year in a big media market—it just so happened to coincide with my first full season covering baseball—and everyone was asking him about his struggles. Of course, that meant I had to do the same, and in doing so, Dunn’s response to a lazy question would teach me a lot about being a reporter.

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The players who played where players like them should not play.

Baseball certainly had its share of wacky storylines in 2014. From the mystery woman in the Giants’ dugout during the wild card game to the Great Wall of Dodgers to, well, the Royals’ entire playoff run, baseball maintained its heritage of bizarre occurrences. (Ben Revere even homered! Twice!) Most importantly, the longstanding tradition of Weirdball with people playing out of position continued. Last year, I wrote about the 2013 All Out-of-Position Team, a collection of players who spent time on defense in places where they were about as appropriate as Jose Canseco on The 700 Club.

Raul Ibanez never did get to center field as I had hoped, but there was definitely an impressive showing of major-league players who simply should not be associated with the positions they played. However, every appearance they made there was a treasure, truly demonstrating the strange depths baseball can occasionally reach.

Pitcher: Adam Dunn
After 462 homers in just 14 seasons, the big lefty surprisingly decided to call it a career early, just a month before his 35th birthday. While it is a bit disappointing that fans won’t get to see Dunn moonshots anymore, he at least gave them one thrill they likely never expected to see: one inning on the mound.


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January 12, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

A system on the rise with elite talent at the top and some future contributors sprinkled in.

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January 8, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Yankees Fancy Drew

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R.J. Anderson and Jeff Quinton

The Yankees and White Sox fill their keystones, and the Phillies nab a cheap starter.

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It can be difficult for two teams to balance the value of a pitcher with his impending free agency.

Over a month ago when now-debunked rumors surfaced that the Cubs and Nationals were interested in a deal that would have sent Jordan Zimmermann to the North Side, I immediately questioned, well, for what, exactly? Sure, Zimmermann is a hugely valuable pitcher, one of the better arms in all of baseball, but there were too many obstacles keeping a (to my mind) sensible deal from happening.

The Nats are coming off a great year and are still on the upswing, expected to be clear leaders for the NL East this season and possibly for some years after that. The Cubs are attempting to build a contender for 2015, but would they really give up some of the best prospects in baseball for one year of control of Zimmermann? It seemed contradictory to everything they’d been working toward over the past few years. And unless the Nats are going to turn around and sign someone like Max Scherzer, they’d likely want someone(s) who could immediately aid them in a potential 2015 World Series run.

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December 15, 2014 12:57 am

Transaction Analysis: Melky Laughs Last

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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

The White Sox continue to upgrade their many positions of doom, signing Melky Cabrera to a three-year deal.

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December 10, 2014 12:50 am

Transaction Analysis: What's Plan A?

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Sam Miller

Oakland is tearing down a team that had the best run differential in baseball last year. Is this consistent with last summer's trades?

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December 9, 2014 2:13 am

Transaction Analysis: The Serious Sox

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Zachary Levine

LaRoche and Duke were the just the appetizers in the White Sox' big offseason.

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam

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Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

The White Sox continue to follow through on their vow to be aggressive this offseason, signing Adam LaRoche to bat in the middle of the order.



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November 19, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?

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Chris Mosch

Why more rumors are popping up in Miami, and where Alexei Ramirez might go.

Marlins not done after extending Stanton?
Even after giving Giancarlo Stanton the richest contract in professional sports history, the Marlins might still have some financial flexibility, at least in the short-term future.

ESPN’s Jayson Stark wrote yesterday that Stanton’s record contract with the Marlins is heavily backloaded, paying him $107 million over the first six years of the deal and $218 million over the next seven if he chooses not to opt out. His reasoning for structuring his contract in such a way appears to be the desire for the Marlins to have enough financial flexibility to build a contending team before his opt-out clause in 2020.


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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement

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Jeff Long

Which managers stood out for their ability to get their best pitchers in the biggest situations this year?

Remember that time when Buck Showalter was being lauded as an on-field tactician far superious to his opponents in the ALDS and ALCS? I do. Much of that praise was heaped on Showalter for his deft use of his bullpen, putting guys like Andrew Miller, Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day, and Zach Britton in high-leverage spots. Before we go anointing Buck the bullpen whisperer, we should take a look at this:

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November 5, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago White Sox

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J.P. Breen

Built around two superstars, the White Sox are not likely to contend, but they'll field useful fantasy assets.

The Chicago White Sox are a fascinating team because they possess two superstars—Chris Sale and Jose Abreu—yet remained decidedly poor. They won 73 games and do not project to contend in the American League Central in 2015, barring some unexpected steps forward and/or a crazy offseason. Some intriguing young talent exists in the everyday lineup; however, the back end of the starting rotation could a shambles once again, and the hell if anyone knows what their bullpen is going to offer fantasy owners.

Again, despite a pessimistic outlook for the team as we head into the upcoming campaign, numerous useful fantasy options should be available. In a few cases, it could present an opportunity for some owners to capitalize on a down-and-out team to which opposing owners have stopped paying attention. And, of course, we’ll all be paying attention to the White Sox during spring training in an attempt to decipher their plans regarding Carlos Rodon because he could be an immediate fantasy weapon.

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