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2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 22

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 22

Always on our minds: Jake Burger has been absent for two seasons now, but our electorate crowned him a ballot winner in his first appearance. Vote for the 22nd-best prospect in the White Sox system! Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season. Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. You’ll recall an odd Russian-bot sacking of our vote at some point last...
South Side Sox Jan 18, 2020
2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 21

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 21

On the mend: Hopefully Hamilton got all of his freak injuries out of the way in one miserable year. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire via Vote for the 20th-best prospect in the White Sox system! Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season. Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. You’ll recall an odd Russian-bot sacking of our vote at some point...
South Side Sox Jan 17, 2020
Black Jacked

Black Jacked

Let’s do the time warp again: Bet you never saw this one coming ... McDowell calls out the White Sox for cheating. | Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/ White Sox’s pitcher of the 1990s dings the White Sox for cheating ... before he joined the team As if this week wasn’t weird enough, Jack McDowell came out on Thursday with a claim that Tony La Russa installed a sign-stealing system at Comiskey Park when he managed the White Sox in the 1980s. Former MLB Pitcher Jack McDowell shared his thoughts on the @MacAttackWFNZ on the Astros cheating scandal, plus has a whistle-blower story of his...
South Side Sox Jan 17, 2020
FanPulse: The cheating scandal

FanPulse: The cheating scandal

Fans weigh in on the punishment, where it ranks all-time, and a shot at redemption Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged-in fans from each team. Chicago White Sox fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. With the Houston Astros-Boston Red Sox cheating scandal in full focus this week, the FanPulse AI went into alert mode, sending out a survey on Thursday measuring the pulse of what you, the fans, felt about everything that had transpired. First up, straightfowrward enough: The Nos have it, at 67%, vs. 33% yes....
Kings of Kauffman Jan 17, 2020

KC Royals’ AL Central rival White Sox will win the division

As the KC Royals have spent the offseason twiddling their thumbs, their AL Central Division foe in Chicago has done the opposite. For we KC Royals fans wondering what a team should look like after a three-year rebuild, it is worth our time to analyze what the Chicago White Sox have done. Chicago lost 284 […] KC Royals’ AL Central rival White Sox will win the division - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jan 16, 2020

Chicago White Sox: Understanding who’s running my team

One of a series of articles looking at the front office structure of each major league team. Today, we take a deep dive into the Chicago White Sox. Chicago White Sox Owner: Jerry Reinsdorf Executive Vice President: Ken Williams Senior Vice President/General Manager: Rick Hahn Reinsdorf is MLB’s senior owner, having purchased the team from […] Chicago White Sox: Understanding who’s running my team - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Jan 16, 2020
2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 20

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 20

What a relief: It took 19 picks, but a reliever finally made the cut. | Sean Williams/South Side Sox Vote for the 20th-best prospect in the White Sox system! Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season. Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. You’ll recall an odd Russian-bot sacking of our vote at some point last year around pick No. 10 or so, and we...
Rising Apple Jan 16, 2020

Mets fans have a reason to pay attention to what the White Sox do in 2020

For better or worse, New York Mets fans may want to pay attention to what the Chicago White Sox do in 2020. Which team had the best offseason? It’s not the New York Mets. It’s a team in the American League that now has a lot of guys who could have fit in with the […] Mets fans have a reason to pay attention to what the White Sox do in 2020 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Jan 14, 2020
2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 19

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 19

I’m back! Lambert was one of the many White SOx TJS victims in 2019, but he’s on the mend. | Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Vote for the 19th-best prospect in the White Sox system! Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season. Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. You’ll recall an odd Russian-bot sacking of our vote at some point last year...
South Side Sox Jan 14, 2020
Steve Cishek officially joins White Sox; Dylan Covey DFA’d

Steve Cishek officially joins White Sox; Dylan Covey DFA’d

Take it easy: Although load management is crucial, Cishek aims to be a bullpen ace for the White Sox. | Photo by Otto Greule Jr/ One year, $6 million, with an option to double those terms, officially lands an experienced, steady arm on the right side of Chicago On Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox officially added Steve Cishek to the bullpen. While it’s still officially a one-year, $6 million deal with a team option for a second year at $6 million, officially the contract reads one year at $5.25 million, with a $750,000 buyout after 2020. “We believe Steve is a solid addition to our...
South Side Sox Jan 13, 2020
South Side Hit Pen Podcast 8: The return of the Black Sox Brothers!

South Side Hit Pen Podcast 8: The return of the Black Sox Brothers!

Tommy Barbee and Leonard Gore bring the first SSHP affiliate program to you Tommy Barbee and Leonard Gore bring back their underground classic Black Sox Brothers Podcast, as the founding member of the South Side Hit Pen podcast network! The duo catches up on the White Sox offseason, from start to finish. Learn smart TSA strategies after hearing about big free agent signing news, who’s buying a season ticket package, the glory of Yasmani, Eloy Jiménez bats … where?, LuBob vs. La Pantera, and the podcast debut of Peaches.
South Side Sox Jan 12, 2020
2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 18

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 18

Simple math: Daryl Boston is explaining to Luis González how easy it might be to get some heat back as a prospect if he can just get out of hitter-unfriendly Birmingham. | Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Vote for the 18th-best prospect in the White Sox system! Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season. Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. You’ll...
South Side Sox Jan 11, 2020
2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 17

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 17

Grinder of the Week: Mendick’s phenomenal 2019 campaign dashed him right into White Sox fans’ hearts. | Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Vote for the 17th-best prospect in the White Sox system! Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season. Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. You’ll recall an odd Russian-bot sacking of our vote at some point last...
South Side Sox Jan 9, 2020
2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 16

2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 16

So young, so young: They say that Benyamin Bailey is too young, too raw to be a Top 15 prospect; SSS voters disagree. | @benyaminb18/Instagram Vote for the 16th-best prospect in the White Sox system! Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season. Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. You’ll recall an odd Russian-bot sacking of our vote at some point last...
South Side Sox Jan 9, 2020
Christmas hangover: Edwin Encarnación deal is finally official

Christmas hangover: Edwin Encarnación deal is finally official

Come Sail Away: Encarnación undoubtedly looks forward to lofting some fly balls up into the Sox Park jet stream this summer. | Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via $12 million for 2020, club option for $12 million in 2021 That one Christmas present you forgot to open, that’s just been sitting under the tree? Still EE. After the news initially broke at holiday time, the White Sox finally got around to duck-duck-goosing a player off of the 40-man roster (sorry, Kodi Medeiros) and announcing the Edwin Encarnación deal on Thursday, for real. Encarnación, who slots into the lineup as the...

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