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Is Rick Hahn hinting at a serious pursuit of Manny Machado?

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn gave his final media conference of the season yesterday prior to the team's final home game of the season. He fielded a number of questions regarding the team's outlook for 2019, but perhaps lost in the canned responses and typical Hahn-speak was an intriguing pattern regarding the White Sox ...

Photographer Laura Wolff’s Top Shots from the 2018 Charlotte Knights Season

Once again, the Charlotte Knights had their fair share of talent on the team this season. Prospects like Michael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez did not disappoint, and gave fans glimpses of what's to come in the future. So, with another season of baseball complete in the Queen City, it's time to take a look back ...

He Gone: Thank You to a Legend

"That ball is hit high and deep... STRETCH! GET ON BACK THERE! HE LOOKS UP, YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOAAAARD, YES! YES! A walk-off homer for Paul Konerko, and the White Sox win this one 5-4! MERCY!" ..... And with that, I take a breath, stand up, and turn off my PlayStation. I've ...

If It Comes Down to It, Palka or Davidson as Designated Hitter?

With all the hype surrounding "Palkamania", there's still no total clarity on the future of lefty slugger Daniel Palka. In all likelihood though, the White Sox will at some point face the choice between Palka and Matt Davidson for a designated hitter roster spot. A plethora of impressive prospects are making their way up the ...

Tim Anderson is Playing like an Elite Defensive Shortstop

White Sox Trivia: Which two players started 60+ games at shortstop for the White Sox in 2016? If you guessed Jimmy Rollins and Tyler Saladino, you are not only correct, but 2016 was probably a rough time for you as a Sox fan. Looking back at that season, the argument could be made that Tim ...

The Mourning After: Kopech Needs TJ

The dip in velocity from his last start makes a lot more sense now... Michael Kopech needs Tommy John Surgery. The announcement came around mid-afternoon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/1038176341735211008 You could see the disappointment in Kopech's face as he was interviewed by the media. He's been electric and exciting since he's come up, and it's awful ...

Are the White Sox on the same trajectory as the Cubs?

The White Sox rebuild is often compared to that of the Cubs, and for obvious reasons. Not only do the teams play in the same city, but the results of the Cubs rebuild have made themselves clear, and there may be more to come. Their first playoff season was in 2015, during which they won ...

Starting Rotation Restores Faith in White Sox Rebuild and Baseball Fun

Remember last season when the White Sox were throwing out David Holmberg, Mike Pelfrey, Chris Volstad, Derek Holland, and Miguel Gonzalez to start games? Those were some good times. Well, not really but either way, it seems like such a long time ago that the White Sox appeared so far away from being any kind ...

Yoan Moncada and the Frustrations of a Rebuild

Among other intriguing storylines making waves through White Sox fan chatter, the question of "Is Yoan Moncada a bust?" has risen in volume lately. While a fair percentage of South Sider fans are ready to make that assertion, it seems that most people are willing to defend the 23 year-old second baseman. All three of ...

Jace Fry is really good

Earned run average (ERA) is probably the most prominent pitching statistic referenced by fans and media, and for good reason. Despite its flaws, it still does a pretty solid job of telling the story on how effective most pitchers have been, even in the age of advanced stats. However, ERA for relievers can be misleading. ...