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08-03

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BP Announcements: Baseball Gloves Needed for Kenyan Clinic
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Joe Hamrahi

07-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Not Dunn Yet
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Jason Collette

06-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 216: Whither the White Sox?/Dissecting Yasiel Puig's Debut
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-Years
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Bradford Doolittle and Harry Pavlidis

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

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 120: Quantifying PED Effects/Best Farm Systems in Baseball/Roleplaying Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-02

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

11-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-31

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Inside The Park: What Rick Hahn's Ascension Means for the White Sox
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Bradford Doolittle

09-12

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 12
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Daniel Rathman

08-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 25: The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 23: Benching Bryce Harper/Why We Were Wrong About the White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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Inside The Park: Ozzie Guillen and His Big Mouth
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Bradford Doolittle

07-16

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Painting the Black: The Rewritable Alex Rios
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R.J. Anderson

07-06

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Pebble Hunting: The Blind BABIP Test
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Sam Miller

06-04

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BP Unfiltered: Pictures of Chris Sale That Make Me Uncomfortable
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Ben Lindbergh

04-23

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Fantasy Beat: Humber's Change in Process
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Jason Collette

03-28

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The Platoon Advantage: Chicago's Bear
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Cee Angi

02-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Neighborly Baseball
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Nate Silver

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-04

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago White Sox
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Christina Kahrl, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-13

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On the Beat: Breaking It Open
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John Perrotto

09-01

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On the Beat: Manny Being Manny with a SAP Button
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John Perrotto

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: White Sox versus Rays
by
Nate Silver

05-22

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Prospectus Today: Central Surprise
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Joe Sheehan

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-21

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When Four Aces Don't Matter
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Brandon Isleib

06-14

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Lies, Damned Lies: The 2008 Chicago White Sox
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Nate Silver

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

06-27

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox, June 23, 2006
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Derek Jacques

03-30

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-11

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Battle of Champions
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Dave Haller

10-31

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The Week in Quotes: October 24-30
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John Erhardt

10-21

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World Series Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox
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James Click

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Jay Jaffe

10-05

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox, 10/04/05
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Jonah Keri

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox
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Nate Silver

07-26

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox, 7/24/05
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Jonah Keri

07-19

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Prospectus Today: Why Sox?
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Joe Sheehan

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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Surveying the Authors
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Baseball Prospectus

07-15

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The Week in Quotes: July 8-14
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Derek Zumsteg

03-31

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American League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

08-10

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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Ben and Sam discuss the possibility that the Nationals might enter the playoffs without either Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg, then talk about how the White Sox have defied injuries yet again and proved the pre-season predictions wrong.

Ben and Sam discuss the possibility that the Nationals might enter the playoffs without either Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg, then talk about how the White Sox have defied injuries yet again and proved the pre-season predictions wrong.

Effectively Wild Episode 23: "Benching Bryce Harper/Why We Were Wrong About the White Sox"

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Wherever he goes, Ozzie Guillen attempts to be the center of attention. And we give him exactly what he wants.

Pure as th' expanse of Heav'n; I thither went
With unexperienc't thought, and laid me downe
On the green bank, to look into the cleer
Smooth Lake, that to me seemd another Skie.
As I bent down to look, just opposite,
A Shape within the watry gleam appeard
Bending to look on me, I started back,
It started back, but pleas'd I soon returnd,
Pleas'd it returnd as soon with answering looks
Of sympathie and love; there I had fixt
Mine eyes till now, and pin'd with vain desire.
- Milton, "Paradise Lost"

No one knew it at the time, but the feeling had been circulating among us for weeks: The Ozzie Show was drawing to a close, and this September night, an innocuous Monday pregame before a meaningless late-season clash between the White Sox and Blue Jays, was to be the final performance.












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July 16, 2012 5:00 am

Painting the Black: The Rewritable Alex Rios

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R.J. Anderson

The White Sox center fielder is good, again, surprisingly (for now).

Every year, Baseball Prospectus releases a PECOTA projection for Alex Rios, and every year Rios makes us wonder why we bother by missing the mark on the forecast one way or the other. Rios’ volatility is as dizzying as it is bewildering. 

The trend dates back to 2008. Rios had made back-to-back All-Star Game appearances, and the Jays had no reason to believe those would be the last. Toronto wanted to secure Rios and his intriguing blend of power and speed, and so they nailed down a contract extension— the damage: seven years and more than $69 million. Rios played well enough through the season’s end to bring his three-year line to .296/.347/.489. Over the time, his seasonal averages included 19 home runs, 41 doubles, and 21 stolen bases.

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Can you tell which pitches will leads to hits and which will lead to outs without seeing the results?

If we want to evaluate a pitch, there are few things we can focus on. We can look at the qualities of the pitch itself as it moves toward home plate, including movement, pitch type, and location. We can look at the catcher's glove, to see how much it moves from its target. We can look at the batter, to see how balanced he is as he swings at it. And we can look at the result: hit, out, stung, dribbled. I have a theory, which is that we (non-scouts) are mostly unable to make much of the first, second and third ways. That, mostly, we only remember the fourth.

So what follows is an experiment. I don't know what the point of this experiment is or what it will show. I don't know the best way to conduct this experiment. This might be an experiment I revisit in a better form someday in the future. But the experiment is simple, and I think it will be interesting, and I can't wait.

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Chris Sale pitches well once again, and once again looks disgusting doing it.

In four games from last Tuesday through last Saturday, the Mariners scored 45 runs, which was roughly the same number of runs that they'd scored in the previous two seasons combined. Yesterday, the universe acted to restore order, using Chris Sale as its agent. Sale pitched a complete game against the M's in Chicago, limiting them to two runs on two walks and five hits and pulling the string on Hawk Harrelson's back that makes him say "He gone!" on eight separate occasions.

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April 23, 2012 12:08 pm

Fantasy Beat: Humber's Change in Process

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Jason Collette

A look at how Phil Humber has changed the way he is attacking batters

In our preseason fantasy baseball awards piece a few weeks ago, I was the lucky guy who told everyone that Philip Humber would be the best $1 pitcher you could pick up in a mixed league. While I am patting myself on the back, please try to ignore the fact I also told you that Homer Bailey would be the Comeback Player of the Year this season instead of the player you wish you could just throw back into the free agent pool already.

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Kenny Williams and Teddy Ruxpin or: Why the White Sox can't have nice things.

At age 6, I had my first best friend. I do not remember why I was chosen as companion and owner of this particular Teddy Ruxpin, but he was mine. This robot-bear existed solely to read children’s stories via a tape player tucked in his stomach pouch. But it was easy for me, a wallflower with a stuffed animal obsession, to relate to the animatronic bear on a deeper level. I would rewind his cassette tape with a No. 2 pencil, surgically insert the tape into his stomach pouch, secure the Velcro, and we’d talk. He told me stories, stories I knew by heart, that six-year old me looked forward to more than most things— including, but not limited to, reruns of M*A*S*H, tee ball practice, and riding my Cabbage Patch Big Wheel.

What I do remember is a value that was instilled in me long before Mr. Ruxpin came to live with my family: Taking care of oneself and one’s possessions was of utmost importance. Caring for everything, even toys, was a reflection of something larger. It was indicative of a certain self-possession that always seemed important. Fortunately, caring for Teddy was easy.

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Nate wonders about an overflow effect in two-team markets and finds some surprising results.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

Bradford Doolittle wrote about the divergent directions of the Cubs and White Sox on Thursday, but how might the dire outlook for the White Sox and the hope on the horizon for the Cubs impact attendance in the Second City? See what Nate had to say on the subject in the article reproduced below, which originally ran as a "Lies, Damned Lies" column on April 12, 2006.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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October 4, 2010 8:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago White Sox

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Christina Kahrl, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

If Jake Peavy is healthy and Paul Konerko re-signs, do they have enough to catch the Twins in the American League Central?

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade—whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

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September 13, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Breaking It Open

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John Perrotto

The Twins have a big lead on the White Sox heading into their AL Central showdown, along with other news and notes from around the majors.

The Twins have all but turned the American League Central race into a rout. That is seemingly unthinkable in a division noted for balance in recent years, the races so close each of the last two seasons that it took a tiebreaker game to determine the champion.

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September 1, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Manny Being Manny with a SAP Button

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John Perrotto

Manny Ramirez has an odd first press conference with the White Sox, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Very little information was revealed by Manny Ramirez in the mercurial slugger's introductory press conference Tuesday afternoon. In fact, about the only thing that was clear during the bizarre 10-minute affair was that non-answers and clichés spoken in Spanish translate into non-answers and clichés in English.

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