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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
by
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
by
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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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, 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. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's 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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April 6, 2009 3:36 pm

Preseason Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

BP's dirty dozen makes their prognostications to generate the wisdom of at least one small crowd.

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. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's 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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The Sox played their way into October with two dramatic wins this week, while the Rays won their division with six dramatic months. Who holds the advantage?

Each year, the White Sox graciously host a University of Chicago alumni event, where Christina Kahrl and I speak to 150 or more nerds in the U.S. Cellular Conference & Learning Center. The group gets tickets to the game too-which usually means a contest against the Orioles or the Royals, or perhaps a thrilling interleague tilt against the Pirates; clubs that don't motivate many Chicagoans to give up an afternoon from their short summers to come out to the ballpark.

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The White Sox have gotten back to their winning ways thanks to an abundance of power and a stable, strike-throwing staff.

Behind two big homers by Jermaine Dye and another good start by Javier Vazquez, the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to seven games and their lead in the AL Central to 2½ games with a 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians last night. The White Sox, largely considered a level behind the two favorites in the division, are the only AL Central team above .500, and have leads of 3½ games on the Indians, and 6½ games on the Tigers.

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The AL Central will be a dead heat, according to the BP staff, with the East and West showing more separation.

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 League. The National League predictions will follow, along with the staff picks in some fun miscellaneous categories.

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, plus the results of our preseason MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting.

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November 21, 2007 12:00 am

When Four Aces Don't Matter

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Brandon Isleib

How did a historically brilliant starting staff get no further than fourth place?

Since 1901, the major leagues have sported 2166 single team seasons, 2182 if you count the Federal League. In that time, the top 15 or so pitchers each season are generally thought of as aces, with adjusted ERA (ERA+, or ERA normalized for parks and leagues, with 100 being average) serving as the easy guide to an ace. After adding a few thresholds--22 GS/130 IP (to weed out some super-relievers from the '70s and a few rookie sensations called up in July), no fewer than nine wins, and a WHIP under 1.4 to help weed out flukes and pitchers who don't go deep enough into ballgames to get regular decisions--I got down to 1478 of these ace-level seasons, which seemed about right. It's not a perfect way of identifying aces, but since an ace is as much about perception as it is the performance, ERA+ with some qualifiers serves as a decent enough proxy. There are worse methods.

By this standard, some teams have multiple aces in a year. Forty-nine clubs had three aces (or ace-level performers, if you prefer), and five others had at least four. Here are those five, with their ERA+ listed next to their names:

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June 14, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: The 2008 Chicago White Sox

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Nate Silver

Remaking his disappointing club is job one for Kenny Williams. Nate provides some helpful suggestions.

After having gotten swept by Philadelphia, the White Sox record now stands at 27-35, and they barely have a 1-in-1000 shot of making the playoffs. Let me be honest for a second. If I had picked any other team to go 72-90 this season, and everyone thought I was an idiot for having done so, and that team in fact played down to my expectations, I would be doing a lot of gloating about that prediction. But since that team is the White Sox, a franchise that I have a great deal of affection for, it's been at best a bittersweet pill.

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There's a rising favorite in the AL Central, as our experts weigh in on everything from division winners to Matsuzaka's line.

Our annual predictions arrive this year as our Hope and Faith series comes to an end. While the beauty of spring training is that every team can think it has a chance, somebody has to take the losses. For today, we concentrate on the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American League. Tomorrow we'll conclude with the National League predictions, along with the staff picks for the World Series.

Each author'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, plus the results of our preseason MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year voting. A slight shift at the bottom of the AL East rankings, a rising favorite in the AL Central, and anarchy in the AL West highlight our staff's guesses.

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A rematch of the World Champs and the NL pennant winners is what Derek's clicker dials up this time around.

It's been a busy week for both ballclubs. The Astros had the season debut of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens on Thursday, making the decision to have Clemens go against the Minnesota Twins at home, rather than pitch against the White Sox in Chicago. Clemens was hardly dominant in a game where young phenom Francisco Liriano emerged victorious.

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BP staffers work their magic and offer their predictions for the American League this season.

When BP welcomes new contributors, we like to test them right away--usually by demanding that they take out their crystal ball. Yes, it's time to wrap up the off-season by predicting what things will look like at the conclusion of the 2006 season.

In part one of this two-part series, we focus on the American League, concentrating on the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year). Tomorrow we'll conclude with the National League predictions, along with the staff picks for the World Series representatives.

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January 11, 2006 12:00 am

Battle of Champions

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Dave Haller

The Battle of Champions comes to an end, with the Chicago White Sox reigning supreme.

Stay tuned for the Battle of Champions wrap-up on Thursday.

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The White Sox win the World Series, the Astros wait until next year, Ozzie Guillen lives in a man's world, and Paul DePodesta is fired in L.A.

"In sports, I haven't had a greater feeling."
--White Sox GM Ken Williams (Chicago Tribune)

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