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05-20

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Some Projection Left: Frankie Say Re...liever?
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Christopher Crawford

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco
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R.J. Anderson

05-15

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Daisy Cutter: Shark Tank
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Sahadev Sharma

05-14

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Carlos Rodon
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Doug Thorburn

05-04

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Raising Aces: Postmortem: Chris Sale vs. the Minnesota Twins
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Doug Thorburn

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
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Chris Mosch

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Silence!
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Daniel Rathman

04-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Retaliation, and Pitchers Hitting Pitchers
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Sam Miller

04-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders
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Matthew Trueblood

04-24

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Daisy Cutter: Carlos Rodon and the White Sox' Ace Development Program
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Sahadev Sharma

04-21

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What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-20

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The Call-Up: Carlos Rodon
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

04-01

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Every Team's Moneyball: Chicago White Sox: The Cuban Way
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Mauricio Rubio

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: Good Eaton
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R.J. Anderson

03-20

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Daisy Cutter: In Search of Jose Abreu's Weakness
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Sahadev Sharma

02-18

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Daisy Cutter: PECOTA vs. the White Sox, Take 12
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Sahadev Sharma

02-06

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Daisy Cutter: Baseball's Greatest One-Hit Wonder
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Sahadev Sharma

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich
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R.J. Anderson

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

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May 20, 2015 5:00 am

Some Projection Left: Frankie Say Re...liever?

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Christopher Crawford

Opinions vary on what pitcher Frankie Montellas could be in the future, and the gap is wide on his potential floor and ceiling.

If there’s a pitching prospect who draws as many conflicting opinions as Luis Severino, it’s Frankie Montas. Acquired from the Red Sox in the deal that saw Jake Peavy head to Boston, Montas has made vast improvements in his time in the White Sox system, and several scouts I spoke with believed he was one of the most promising right-handed pitching prospects in baseball.

Other scouts however, were far less kind, and believed that Montas had too many red flags to be ranked highly, suggesting that the bullpen was the more likely landing spot for the 22 year-old from San Cristobal. To get an idea of why the opinions varied so much, I spoke with two scouts who had seen the right-hander on multiple occasions—one high on his future, one low—as to why they came to their respective conclusions.

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May 18, 2015 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco

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R.J. Anderson

Just in time to delay his free agency, Maikel Franco gets the call. Meanwhile, Joe Blanton resurfaces to eat innings in KC and Carlos Sanchez arrives to save the White Sox at the keystone.

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What's the matter with Samardzija?

Nearly any way you slice it, Jeff Samardzija’s story is one of repeatedly proving the doubters wrong. The right-hander has gone from hyped prospect—more due to name recognition than his performance on the field—to disappointment, to nearly being released, to having a strong season out of the ‘pen, to succeeding and sticking as a starter, to eventually emerging as one of the better ones in the game last summer. Every step of the way, there were few who believed he'd find his footing, and every step of the way, Samardzija added more believers. After spending his entire career with the Chicago Cubs organization, Samardzija found himself traded for the second time in the span of a few months this offseason, returning to Chicago, this time on the South Side.

Acquiring the former Notre Dame football star was supposed to give the White Sox quite the imposing front of the rotation, with Samardzija slotting in nicely between perennial Cy Young candidate Chris Sale, and Jose Quintana, who has his own surprising success story to tell. But seven starts into his Sox career, Samardzija has not been close to what most expected: A 4.80 ERA, 4.27 DRA, 102 cFIP (the latter two indicate he’s not just getting bad lucked), with a couple of career-worsts as a starter: a 17.7 percent strikeout rate and 35.1 percent groundball rate.

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May 14, 2015 6:01 am

Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Carlos Rodon

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Doug Thorburn

The White Sox prized lefty prospect lived up to the hype in his debut, but how did he grade mechanically?

The third pick of the 2014 draft, Caros Rodon needed less than 35 innings of minor-league ball before the White Sox introduced him to the show. The South Siders called up the young southpaw in mid-April and started him off in the bullpen, giving him three stints—two of the multi-inning variety—in games where the White Sox were trailing. But on Saturday, he had the first start of his big-league career, taking the ball in an interleague matchup with the Cincinnati Reds. It was the second game of a day-night doubleheader, as a makeup for the previous day's rainout, but the rookie's starting debut overshadowed the events of game one.

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An analysis of a disastrous start from one of the game's best pitchers.

The stage was set. The scoreboard operator had a pile of zeroes at the ready. Gunslinger Chris Sale was in town, and he had established a reputation for blanking opponents.

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May 1, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Sold!

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Chris Mosch

Chris Sale doesn't get much help from his defense, neither does Jacob deGrom, Ryan Howard and Mike Moustakas handle the shift differently, and Mike Leake let's hit bat do the talking when it comes his opinion on the DH in the NL.

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April 30, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Silence!

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles win the weirdest one, the Astros roll, the Yankees and Rays go deep, and the best defensive play of the day.

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Would Yordano Ventura act this way if he pitched in the NL?

As many a pundit has pointed out this week, Yordano Ventura might not have so much fightin' spirit if he pitched in the NL and knew he had to bat. But does retaliation against pitchers really exist? Two years ago we looked at that question. This piece originally ran on March 15, 2013.

An accepted piece of baseball wisdom that I understood growing up is that a pitcher is less likely to go headhunting if he has to step into the box himself. As J.C. Bradbury and Douglas J. Drinen wrote in the 2007 article “Crime and punishment in Major League Baseball: the case of the designated hitter and hit batters,”

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April 27, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders

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Matthew Trueblood

Taking a look at the teams who should find it easiest to upgrade.

It’s the time of year when what has happened to date begins to really carry weight. The Mets have surpassed the Nationals as the most likely team to win the NL East, even though we all know that the Mets’ hot start and the Nationals’ cold one are only loosely indicative of real differences between the talent we thought each team had and the talent they actually have. The Brewers were fringe contenders when the season began; they’re non-factors now. The Royals were long-shot dreamers; they’re now serious postseason hopefuls, though not yet favorites.

Still, in most cases, we should assume that the level of play we expected from a team before the season is still its true talent level. Only injuries should be changing any minds about that at this point. What we thought we knew about each team, about each player and position, we should generally still believe.

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South Side's hottest new thing hops on a track that has done very well for the White Sox.

He’s one of the top pitching prospects in the game; in any other city his would have been the debut that set the town abuzz. However, Carlos Rodon’s arrival in Chicago didn’t lead to any national writers lurking in the clubhouse or SportsCenter segments dedicated to his impending unveiling. There was a solid media contingent surrounding him when he spoke prior to Monday’s game in the White Sox dugout, but it was nothing compared to the circus that Kris Byrant generated a week ago.

“Nah, I want to go under the radar,” Rodon said when asked if he had hoped for the same hype Bryant received.

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April 21, 2015 9:54 am

What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015

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Chris Mosch

Trevor Bauer is on again, the Tigers are on again, and other things are also on again.

The Monday Takeaway

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April 20, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Carlos Rodon

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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

Another phenom clears 12 days away from Chicago.

The situation: Since Madison Bumgarner's final pitch of the 2014 World Series, the White Sox have revamped their roster as much as any team in baseball other than the Padres; and while it’s far too early to panic, the moves haven’t provided early success as Chicago sits at 4-7. After two quality starts at Triple-A Charlotte, Rodon getse the call-up on Monday as the Pale Hose hope their top pitching prospect can make a difference out of the bullpen.

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