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South Side Sox 5 hours ago
Sharing Sox Podcast 16: Tender is the Night

Sharing Sox Podcast 16: Tender is the Night

Mazara may love company, but does the company love him? Sox get shared three ways this time, with returning guest fan Eric Loughlin joining SSS duty geezer Leigh Allan and his and west cost correspondent, Will, as they pretend to know what they’re talking about. Today, it’s mostly about tender and non-tender decisions. mostly by the White Sox, but with a few others thrown in. The podcast was recorded just two hours before the tender deadline, so of course most teams hadn’t announced any decisions yet. Oh, yes, there are also a mentions about any team officials who might...

Miguel Cairo jumped at the opportunity to join the Chicago White Sox staff as bench coach: ‘It’s amazing the kind of players that they have’

Miguel Cairo played for manager Tony La Russa for parts of four seasons in St. Louis. The two are reunited with Cairo taking over as the new bench coach for the Chicago White Sox.
South Side Sox 19 hours ago
Rodón and Mazara non-tendered

Rodón and Mazara non-tendered

A first-rounder who never really found his footing, Carlos Rodón had an injury-marred 2020 that ended horribly, in Cleveland and Oakland. Now is White Sox career is likely over. | David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Jace Fry the is first arb-eligible to fall, signing for 2021 at less than a million As widely anticipated, both Carlos Rodón and Nomar Mazara were non-tendered by the White Sox on Wednesday, likely ending both of their White Sox careers. “A great deal of consideration and analysis goes into our decisions to forego the arbitration process and instead engage...
The Chicago White Sox decline to tender contracts to pitcher Carlos Rodon and right fielder Nomar Mazara

The Chicago White Sox decline to tender contracts to pitcher Carlos Rodon and right fielder Nomar Mazara

The Chicago White Sox declined to tender 2021 contracts to left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon and outfielder Nomar Mazara. The Sox also agreed to terms on a one-year, $862,500 contract with reliever Jace Fry, avoiding arbitration.
Change of plea hearing for Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa’s DUI case is scheduled for the end of the month

Change of plea hearing for Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa’s DUI case is scheduled for the end of the month

A change of plea hearing for Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa’s DUI case has been scheduled for Dec. 21, according to the Maricopa County Justice Courts website.
Ethan Katz and Miguel Cairo highlight Tony La Russa’s coaching staff with the Chicago White Sox

Ethan Katz and Miguel Cairo highlight Tony La Russa’s coaching staff with the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox on Tuesday announced their 2021 coaching staff, highlighted by the additions of Ethan Katz as pitching coach and Miguel Cairo as bench coach for new manager Tony La Russa.
South Side Sox Dec 1, 2020
White Sox complete coaching staff

White Sox complete coaching staff

In what’s best considered a lateral move, Joe McEwing shifts from White Sox bench coach to third base. | Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports McEwing returns, as third-base coach; Howie Clark gets the call from Charlotte as assistant hitting coach On Tuesday, the White Sox filled out their coaching staff, adding a new assistant hitting instructor (Howie Clark) and analytics coordinator (Shelley Duncan), in addition to new coaches already leaked (pitching coach Ethan Katz and bench coach Miguel Cairo). Joe McEwing sticks with the club, moving from bench coach to third-base...
South Side Sox Dec 1, 2020
South Side Sox Podcast 12: Surplus Values and Minor League Contraction

South Side Sox Podcast 12: Surplus Values and Minor League Contraction

Will future White Sox slugger Kris Bryant lead the charge to tag out service time manipulation in the next collective bargaining agreement? | David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Brett Ballantini talks with Colleen Sullivan about the best and worst deals of last offseason, and the rise of the proletariat class in minor league baseball Colleen Sullivan hops back on the podcast and pays only cursory attention to the Houston Trashcans and New York Mets, as we discuss Brett’s recent series of surplus value articles, and more: Colleen has a clear favorite move of last offseason...
South Side Sox Nov 30, 2020
Bon voyage to the Voyagers

Bon voyage to the Voyagers

Anderson Comas takes a rip during the final Great Falls season as a White Sox affiliate. From here, Comas will take a step down to Arizona, or up to (presumably, still) Kannapolis. | Great Falls Voyagers As the Pioneer League becomes an unaffiliated, independent league, the White Sox lose a rookie club After grumbling and rumbling over trimming down the minors and rendering whole leagues obsolete, Major League Baseball today made some elements of their anti-baseball plan official. Of most importance to the White Sox, the Pioneer League is now an unaffiliated,...
South Side Sox Nov 30, 2020
How did Rick Hahn do?

How did Rick Hahn do?

The two biggest successes among Hahn moves for 2020? A couple of Cubans. | Photo by Quinn Harris/ Using surplus value, the hits and misses from 2020 add up to ... a wash With the publication of this year’s hitting and pitching surplus value reports — bastardized though they were with just 60 games to extrapolate from — we can start making some judgments on how GM Rick Hahn’s ballyhooed offseason turned out. As you’ll see below, there were some sexy hits — and ugly misses. Believe it or not, the bulk of the success came from the White Sox core already in...
South Side Sox Nov 28, 2020
2020 Final Value Survey: Pitchers

2020 Final Value Survey: Pitchers

For another year, Lucas Giolito was the White Sox value leader on the mound. | Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via For another year, Lucas Giolito was the value leader on the mound — and this summer, the competition wasn’t close Friday saw the offense getting some Value Survey treatment, and it was a pretty positive report, given how poor the offense has been on the South Side over the past few seasons. Today, let’s take a look at the pitchers. I deleted my spoilers from yesterday’s story to keep a bit of intrigue, but the wide-angle here is: not so...
Column: Mike Tyson’s comeback attempt has included rebuilding his reputation. That’s something new Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa can learn from.

Column: Mike Tyson’s comeback attempt has included rebuilding his reputation. That’s something new Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa can learn from.

It might sound a little crazy, but new Chicago White Sox manager can learn a thing or two from Mike Tyson, who has rebuilt his reputation as he stages a comeback to boxing.
South Side Sox Nov 27, 2020
2020 Final Value Survey: Hitters

2020 Final Value Survey: Hitters

This sweet pairing of players happen to be the two best hitting values on the White Sox for 2020. | Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ Longtime leader Tim Anderson is supplanted by another star teammate as White Sox surplus value champion It’s been quite a while since I published a Value Survey here at South Side Sox (and frankly, I don’t remember whether I did any during the season in South Side Hit Pen exile). And as you all know, 2020 has been a really weird season year. So, a refresher is due. I know how all of you are just enthralled with my fake stats...
South Side Sox Nov 26, 2020
Sharing Sox Podcast 15: Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharing Sox Podcast 15: Happy Thanksgiving!

In which we travel from Cairo to Tampa Bay In Sharing Sox 15, SSS duty geezer Leigh Allan and his son and SSS west coast correspondent, Will, once again pretend to know what they’re talking about, as they look at the latest White Sox coaching hire (giveaway: they’re both longtime Miguel Cairo fans) and delve into all sorts of dream scenarios of possible trades for Blake Snell (giveaway: they both reeeeaaallly want him). Listen below, on our built-in Megaphone player: or follow along with every episode at Apple Podcasts or Spotify. And if you really want the full-on...
South Side Sox Nov 25, 2020
Tim Anderson trots out turkeys in Tuscaloosa

Tim Anderson trots out turkeys in Tuscaloosa

Chicago White Sox The heartbeat of the White Sox just keeps on giving back Tuesday evening, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and his wife Bria donated 205 turkeys to families living in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala., with their annual Homepla7e Turkey Drive, held at Hillcrest High School and this year delivered via a socially-distant drive-thru. Throughout his career, Anderson has been committed to supporting families in need. In addition to this annual turkey drive, the 2020 Silver Slugger Award winner created Anderson’s League of Leaders (ALOL) to provide youth...

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