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South Side Sox 13 hours ago
“We’ve Got Players at Home”

“We’ve Got Players at Home”

Announcing the debut of “the O’Keefe,” available in both second base and right field models. As December approaches and hot stove season is keeping MLB fans warm, Chicago remains ice cold. The White Sox big “splashes” in the free agency pool have been keeping Craig Kimbrel, signing Kendall Graveman and signing Leury García to a three-year deal. Just ignore the need for ANY depth in right field, second base, another starting pitcher, perhaps a backup catcher and whatever hole I’m likely missing. The White Sox don’t need Marcus Semien. We have Marcus Semien at...
South Side Sox 14 hours ago
White Sox Deep Dive: Charlotte Right-Handed Starting Pitchers

White Sox Deep Dive: Charlotte Right-Handed Starting Pitchers

Jimmy Lambert ranks 13th among all White Sox prospects per MLB Pipeline. | David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The “taxi squad” for the majors is neither deep nor rich. “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the Chicago White Sox organization. Each position is broken into a five-part series: Depth in the rookie levels (Dominican and Arizona) Depth in A-ball (Kannapolis and Winston-Salem) Depth in the higher levels (Birmingham and Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on a White Sox player Free agent options While Kannapolis and the rookie leagues...
South Side Sox 21 hours ago
Andrew Vaughn is Still Too Good to Trade

Andrew Vaughn is Still Too Good to Trade

Despite a injury-induced slump to end 2021, the sky is still the limit for Andrew Vaughn. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Don’t let rookie struggles fool you — here’s why he still looks like a future All-Star hitter. Though it’s gotten a fair amount of play on the internet, the idea of going into 2022 with some sort of Andrew Vaughn/Gavin Sheets platoon in right field wasn’t simply conjured up by an overanxious fanbase. It was broached by Rick Hahn in a press conference. It might have been unthinkable a year ago, but even though there’s very little chance...
South Side Sox 21 hours ago
White Sox Deep Dive: Birmingham right-handed starters

White Sox Deep Dive: Birmingham right-handed starters

Davis Martin took off after his promotion to Birmingham late in 2021, and has an outside shot at Charlotte in 2022. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox This bevy of Barons talent is mostly caught between rotation and relief roles. “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the Chicago White Sox organization. Each position is broken into a five-part series: Depth in the rookie levels (Dominican and Arizona) Depth in A-ball (Kannapolis and Winston-Salem) Depth in the higher levels (Birmingham and Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on a White Sox...
South Side Sox 22 hours ago
Sharing Sox Podcast 60: Look Out for a Lockout Edition

Sharing Sox Podcast 60: Look Out for a Lockout Edition

Not that you could tell with the White Sox. Having checked with their lawyers and been assured it’s OK to talk about players and teams during the lockout as long as no money changes hands, SSS duty geezer Leigh Allan and his son and west coast correspondent, Will, wade into the morass that is Major League Baseball and try to figure out if the owners’ proposal for a seven-team-per-league-one-guy-gets-a-bye-others-pick-their-opponents-and-the-winner-is-whoever’s-mascot-can-jump-more-rows-into-the-crowd playoff system was merely meant as a bit of levity, or if they really...
South Side Sox Dec 2, 2021
White Sox Deep Dive: Winston-Salem Right-Handed Starters

White Sox Deep Dive: Winston-Salem Right-Handed Starters

Jerry Burke had a strong Single-A season in 2021. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox The Dash righties may have left something to be desired in 2021, but look out next year. “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the Chicago White Sox organization. Each position is broken into a five-part series: Depth in the rookie levels (Dominican and Arizona) Depth in A-ball (Kannapolis and Winston-Salem) Depth in the higher levels (Birmingham and Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail a White Sox player Free agent options This time around, we split up the Single-A...
South Side Sox Dec 2, 2021
Leury Legend Gets His Due!

Leury Legend Gets His Due!

García is back, and Breaking T celebrates. The White Sox indeed did make a free agent acquisition or two before the lockout, so it’s well past time to raise our glasses to the Legend himself: Leury Legend, that is. He’s the longest-tenured current White Sox player, and when he’s done, he could well crack the list of all-time White Sox. Can you believe it? Welcome back, Leury! Celebrate the White Sox moments of your life with the entire Chicago W Collection at Breaking T, where you can peruse everything available. Or, if you want to read all my terrific...
South Side Sox Dec 2, 2021
South Side Sox Slackcast 5: A Seat at the Table

South Side Sox Slackcast 5: A Seat at the Table

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Do salary limitations cap how good the White Sox can be? The abrupt and unsatisfying end to the offseason (let’s face it people, if the season gets rolling in spring, the “offseason” is just going to be another two or three days of madcap spending) is not only due to the owners locking out players. In some eyes, it’s also about the White Sox making a lax attempt to improve, as options fall off the board. The middle infield market was as robust as you’ll ever see, with several potential Hall of Fame talents on the board — and the...
South Side Sox Dec 2, 2021
White Sox Deep Dive: Kannapolis Right-Handed Starters

White Sox Deep Dive: Kannapolis Right-Handed Starters

Though 2021 was a setback, Jared Kelley still enters 2022 as the top-rated Stateside starter in the White Sox system. | Sean Williams/South Side Sox The mother lode of talent resided with the Cannon Ballers in 2021. “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the Chicago White Sox organization. Each position is broken into a five-part series: Depth in the rookie levels (Dominican and Arizona) Depth in A-ball (Kannapolis and Winston-Salem) Depth in the higher levels (Birmingham and Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on a White Sox player Free agent...
South Side Sox Dec 2, 2021
Today in White Sox History: December 2

Today in White Sox History: December 2

Impossible to understate: Dick Allen kept the White Sox in Chicago. | Set Number: X17724 TK2 R2 F35 Dick Allen comes to town, on a monumental trading day for Roland Hemond. 1971 It was the trade that perhaps saved the franchise. White Sox player personnel director Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tommy John and infielder Steve Huntz to the Dodgers for slugger Dick Allen. Allen, one of the most prolific talents in the game, marched to his own drummer and was deemed difficult to handle by other teams and managers. White Sox skipper Chuck Tanner, who knew the Allen family for...
South Side Sox Dec 1, 2021
White Sox Deep Dive: Right-Handed Rookie League Starters

White Sox Deep Dive: Right-Handed Rookie League Starters

Norge Vera dominated the DSL in 2021. Where will he pitch in 2022? | @MLBPipeline Three of the organization’s Top 30 prospects are found here, including the dominant Norge Vera. “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the Chicago White Sox organization. Each position is broken into a five-part series: Depth in the rookie levels (Dominican and Arizona) Depth in A-ball (Kannapolis and Winston-Salem) Depth in the higher levels (Birmingham and Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on a White Sox player Free agent options While most of the top...

LaMarr Hoyt, the 1983 AL Cy Young winner for the Chicago White Sox, dies at 66: ‘What a great competitor’

LaMarr Hoyt, the 1983 American League Cy Young for the Chicago White Sox, died Monday in Columbia, S.C., following a lengthy illness. He was 66.
South Side Sox Dec 1, 2021
South Side Sox Podcast 76 — Splurging on Leury and Graveman, MLB Hot Stove, Veterans Ballot

South Side Sox Podcast 76 — Splurging on Leury and Graveman, MLB Hot Stove, Veterans Ballot

Whew, we try to pack in all the White Sox offseason activity, contrast it with the overall action around baseball, and talk Minnie, Dick, and LaMarr Hoyt. Boy howdy, we’re back, and when not modeling delicious South Side Hit Pen White Sox ware, we’re trying to catch up with the breathless pace of Hot Stove action. Including two big White Sox moves! Ahem. In the second half, we dig into the likely outcomes of the Golden Days Era ballot, announced on Sunday, and debate whether Minnie Miñoso or Dick Allen will make the cut this time. It’s a jam-packed podcast: Did Rick...
South Side Sox Dec 1, 2021
LaMarr Hoyt, 1955-2021

LaMarr Hoyt, 1955-2021

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via The ace of the Winning Ugly White Sox, gone too soon. Former White Sox front office executive Dan Evans broke the news on Tuesday morning that LaMarr Hoyt, the 1983 American League Cy Young winner and White Sox pitcher from 1979-84, died at the age of 66. Hoyt came to the White Sox as part of a four-player deal with the Yankees, literally right before the club headed north to open the season on April 5, 1977. Bucky Dent was the player sent to the Bronx, because White Sox owner Bill Veeck couldn’t get him to agree to a new contract. Hoyt...
South Side Sox Dec 1, 2021
Deep Dive: Free Agent Right Fielders

Deep Dive: Free Agent Right Fielders

Nicholas Castellanos has wreaked much havoc against the White Sox throughout his career, and had the loudest bWAR of any right fielder on this list. | Meg Vogel / USA TODAY NETWORK Options abound, whether with long-term free agents or short-term buys. “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position is made up of five parts: Depth in the Rookie Leagues (Dominican and Arizona) Depth in A-Ball (Kannapolis and Winston-Salem) Depth in the higher levels (Birmingham and Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on a White Sox...

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