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South Side Sox May 19, 2016

What's (not) working for the White Sox at the quarter pole

The stars have more help than last year, but Rick Hahn and Robin Ventura will have to work to avoid other areas from collapsing If somebody told you, a White Sox fan, that your team would be eight games over .500 through the first quarter of the season, you'd probably complain about John Danks. Then, if somebody told you that Danks would be gone after a month, you'd probably be relatively pleased. It isn't quite that simple, of course, as the White Sox backed into the quarter pole by losing four straight. That makes it a little more difficult to issue a forecast. Few expected the White Sox...
South Side Sox May 6, 2016

South Side Sox LIVE: Revolving 5th starter

With Erik Johnson's less than stellar performance against the Boston Red Sox, fans could see several pitchers try to fill the void left by John Danks. South Side Sox LIVE! stream will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of White Sox vs. Red Sox. To listen, click play below: Rundown: Will this be the final start as a White Sox for Erik Johnson? If it is, who get's the next opportunity to start? Tim Lincecum's audition is tomorrow and the White Sox will be in attendance. How serious could the Sox be in signing him? Recap the Boston series. Preview the weekend's Minnesota Twins series.
Twinkie Town May 5, 2016

Series Preview: Twins at White Sox

The floundering Twins head to Chicago for a three game series. In case you haven't been keeping up on things, the White Sox have the best record in the American League, and they're doing it mostly on the strength of their pitching. They have a team ERA of 2.67, the 3rd lowest in the league (the Cubs hold the lowest ERA, at 2.37). They're playing a rubber match today, hosting David Ortiz and the Red Sox (a great band name). In White Sox news: on May 3rd they DFA'd starter John Danks, eating a bunch of his salary in the process. In 22.1 innings this year he had given up 18 ER, and also...
South Side Sox May 5, 2016

Terrerobytes: John Danks bids farewell as DFA day arrives

Plus: Weather isn't cooperating with Avisail Garcia's hamstring, FanGraphs falls in love with Jose Quintana, and Adam Eaton's defense is still great John Danks wore a White Sox uniform for every day of his nine-plus MLB seasons. He spent enough time with the franchise to end up on several leaderboards, some better than others: 11th in starts (247) Sixth in strikeouts (1,102) Fourth in home runs allowed (197) Tied for 10th in losses (104) Which is why he's getting as much (e-)ink as he's received, even though his impact has been diminished for years. His time with the White Sox will...
South Side Sox May 4, 2016

White Sox give the people what they want with John Danks DFA

He didn't live up to his salary, but he served a purpose until this year There's a funny moment during the media session Rick Hahn held on Tuesday to announce the White Sox' impending DFA of John Danks. He began with a 2½-minute opening statement about the decision, wrapping up with: "We're going to use this as an opportunity again to try to get improved production out of this spot, and also to get our guys an extra day of rest here and there if possible. So it's going to be, again, a fluid situation here going forward with Erik Johnson starting on Thursday to start us off." Then, after...

White Sox to cut lefty Danks after 10 seasons

White Sox to cut lefty Danks after 10 seasons
South Side Sox May 3, 2016

White Sox DFA John Danks

We'll always have the Blackout Game. The White Sox announced this afternoon that John Danks has been designated for assignment. While 2015 wasn't a great year for Danks, it showed some improvements.  He mixed in his curveball more and seemed to have a bit more control with his pitches.  Walks and strikeouts per nine innings improved and he had a post-surgery low FIP of 4.49.  He even saw some velocity improvements on his fastball in the second half, so things were looking like he'd at least be an OK fifth starter until someone in the minors could step up if needed this...
South Side Sox May 3, 2016

Under New Management - A Boston Red Sox preview

A look ahead at the current AL East frontrunners On August 4, 2015, the Detroit Tigers made the surprising decision to release team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski. The Tigers were in the midst of a difficult season and the twin anchors of a barren farm system and heavyweight contracts to aging players were threatening to drag the franchise into the abyss. Whether desperate times called for this specific desperate measure was questionable; Dombrowski is respected as one of the best executives in the game. However, the on-field frustration and the general impatience of owner...
South Side Sox May 3, 2016

White Sox bring electric road show home

First-place performance generating buzz and ticket sales, which the Sox seek to sustain at U.S. Cellular Field So far this season, the White Sox have shed comparisons to their 2015 selves rather easily. Hopefully they're game for the next challenge on this quest, which is to keep excitement alive at home. Last year, the White Sox botched two homestands at crucial times. In mid-May, they reached .500 with a 5-1 road trip through Milwaukee and Oakland, and their return was initially triumphant (the Chris Sale-Corey Kluber game). But the Sox went on to lose the next three to the Indians, then...
South Side Sox May 2, 2016

Podcast: Are these White Sox destined for greatness?

A friend of the podcast, Dan Szymborski, joins the show to share the updated ZiPS projections are envisioning a windy city World Series. Here is the show rundown: We recap the craziness that was the four-game split with the Baltimore Orioles. Why it shouldn't be a surprise that John Danks and Mat Latos struggled against a high-octane offense, how Jose Abreu has changed his approach to hitting, and evaluate if Jerry Sands and Carlos Sanchez will continue to get at-bats. After a month of play, ZiPS is now projecting the Chicago White Sox to not only win the American League Central, but...

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