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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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How the White Sox dive into the Cuban market and reap its rewards.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the external Cuban pursuits of the White Sox and internal player development habits of the Reds.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

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March 23, 2015 11:45 am

Transaction Analysis: Good Eaton

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R.J. Anderson

Adam Eaton joins the extension class.

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March 20, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: In Search of Jose Abreu's Weakness

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Sahadev Sharma

The league tried adjusting to Jose Abreu last season but he kept adjusting right back.

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February 18, 2015 6:00 am

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

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Sahadev Sharma

The annual battle between our projections and the South Side.

It’s become an annual tradition on the South Side of Chicago for someone to inevitably take issue with the PECOTA projections for the Chicago White Sox. I’ll admit, this year I can see where those people are coming from. With all the improvements the team has made—overhauling one of the worst bullpens I can remember watching on a regular basis; bolstering both the rotation and lineup with proven commodities—it’s a little odd to see a projection of 78 wins, just five more than last season’s disappointing total. However, it certainly isn’t the first time PECOTA has had Chicagoans scratching their heads when it came to the White Sox.

What stands out in my memory is the pre-2007 projection of the Sox to finish with 73 wins, prompting then-general manager Kenny Williams to say this:

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February 6, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Baseball's Greatest One-Hit Wonder

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Sahadev Sharma

Finding the man who had only one great season but a huge impact nonetheless.

There has been much excitement since it was announced that Harper Lee would finally be releasing a second book. Who wouldn’t be pumped to read more adventures with Scout, Atticus Finch, that one dude, and that other person? Ah, I love To Kill a Mockingbird. The way they just [clenches fist] kill all those mockingbirds. Okay, truth time, I haven’t actually read To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s on my to-do list, I swear, I just haven’t gotten to it yet. By all accounts, it’s quite wonderful, I’m sure I’ll love it when I finally get to it. I have fond memories of my brother doing pretty much every single book report he ever did as a child on that book. I mean, he bestowed the middle name Atticus upon one of his children, so yeah, he’s a fan.

Still, when I heard the news, my mind, as it tends to do no matter the subject, went to baseball. Is there a Harper Lee in the baseball world?

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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich

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R.J. Anderson

Geo Soto goes to the other side of Chicago, Jonny Gomes goes back to the NL, Vogelsong returns to SF and Ichiro is going to be a Marlin.

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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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