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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 73: Cameron Butler

The White Sox were giddy to grab super prep Cameron Butler in the 15th round of the 2021 draft. | @CamButler7/Twitter

A rough adjustment to pro ball should not deter this all-everything Californian.

Cameron Butler

Center Fielder
6´0´´
175 pounds
Age: 19
SSS rank among all center fielders in the system: 4

One can say that “Cam” Butler did OK for his Big Valley Christian High team in Modesto, Calif. — and say with a smirk of understatement. All Butler did in his senior season was...

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Year of the Hamster

2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 16

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Matthew Thompson is voted the overall No. 15 prospect. Who is the 16th-best player in the White Sox system?

If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer.

In a very small vote, Matthew Thompson advanced with 25% (17 of 67 votes). Last year, Thompson was voted the No. 10 prospect. In 2020, he was No. 12.

In 2020, our No. 15 voted prospect was Benyamín Bailey, and last year it was Drew Dalquist.

First-timer Jonathan Stiever cobbled...

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Adrian Serrano

Rebranding the White Sox

After 31 years of the current logo, let’s give the logo a facelift.

From the dropping of their initial White Stockings moniker in 1904, just four years after the franchise’s founding, the White Sox have never been shy about rebranding.

So why has a team that has featured no less than 19 separate primary logos in its history been anchored down with the same logo now going on 31 years?

Don’t get me wrong — the current logo is an absolute classic. The old English “SOX” logo...

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Mark Liptak

Today in White Sox History: January 27

Sight unseen, the White Sox signed the Gooch. | Chuck Rydlewski/Getty Images

A 2005 White Sox standout arrived on the South Side.

2005

So ... who needs scouts?

(just joking ...)

White Sox GM Ken Williams signed Japanese second baseman Tadahito Iguchi after scouting him solely by watching video tape on him. Iguchi turned into a very solid second baseman and second hitter in the White Sox lineup, delivering defense, home runs and RBIs to a team that would go on to take the World...

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What’s the Best Baseball Movie of All Time?

No, The Great Escape didn’t make the cut this year. | Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Missing Hall of Fame talk? (OK, you’re not.) Hop into our weeklong vote on the best diamond flick ever.

Sure, you may be getting ballot box fatigue, with our Veterans’ Committee vote, Hall of Fame ballot, upcoming White Sox Hall of Fame, Top Prospect Polls, and whatever other joke poll I can insert into a story. But cinch it up and strap it down for a fun late-week foray into baseball on film!

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South Side Sox Podcast 81 — 2022 Hall of Fame Results, New Signings, and Movie Talk

Chrystal O’Keefe and Joe Resis join Brett Ballantini for a discussion of the Hall, two new outfielders in the system, and our baseball movie tournament.

With the results of both our South Side Sox Hall of Fame results and the BBWAA election of David Ortiz, we’re wrapping up all our Hall talk with this podcast, featuring the Indianapolis Field Office of Chrystal O’Keefe and Joe Resis, with moderator-trying-not-to-erupt-in-expletives Brett Ballantini:

The pros and cons of Ortiz in on the...

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Year of the Hamster

BBWAA Breaks From SSS, Elects David Ortiz to the Hall of Fame

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Big Papi will stroll into Cooperstown alone despite a dozen (or more) worthy candidates in 2022.

Last year, both SSS and the BBWAA failed to usher in a new member of the Hall of Fame.

In 2022, the patsies at the BBWAA did manage to push forward David Oritz into Cooperstown, while SSS held firm, with no honorees.

In spite of SSS readers being allowed to vote for more than 10 candidates, in many instances we were more stingy with our choices than the BBWAA. Overall,...

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Oscar Colas Officially Signs With White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have officially announced the signing of Cuban prospect Oscar Colas. While reports that Colas was expected to sign have existed for nearly a year, the pen has been put to paper and the ink is now dry.

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Oscar Colas Officially Signs With White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have officially announced the signing of Cuban prospect Oscar Colas. While reports that Colas was expected to sign have existed for nearly a year, the pen has been put to paper and the ink is now dry.

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Year of the Hamster

White Sox Make it Official, Welcome Oscar Colás and Erick Hernández to the South Side

The loudest secret in baseball was officially revealed today, as the White Sox inked Oscar Colás with a $2.7 million bonus. | @Colas_Oscar/Instagram

Two plum prospects will be introduced to the outfield mix in the system this summer.

The cat’s outta the bag!

While we reported last March on the signing of Oscar Colás and had enough foresight to include Colás (No. 4) and Erick Hernández (No. 14) among our 2022 Top Prospects, it’s still nice that to get official word that the...

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Announcement: A New Commenting System Is Coming to South Side Sox

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Coming Thursday, comments will look different.

Hey everyone. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation.

This Thursday will be a big day for us: All of our MLB communities will be moving our comments to a new platform, developed especially for SB Nation, and I’m excited about the change.

Some of you may already be familiar with this new platform, as it rolled out to our NFL communities in 2020 and to many of our soccer sites...

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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 74: Godwin Bennett

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This mystery right fielder ended 2021 on fire.

Godwin Bennett

Right Fielder
6´2´´
170 pounds
Age: 19
SSS rank among all right fielders in the system: 8

Not much is known about this young Nicaraguan, but Godwin Bennett arguably produced the best season of any right fielder who finished the season in the White Sox rookie leagues. Signing after 2021’s International Signing Day on March 25, he actually got off to a fairly slow start. However, once the...

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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 75: Logan Glass

Better contact will be the name of the game for Logan Glass in 2022. | Sean Williams/South Side Sox

Still packed with promise, this fleet outfielder will need to focus on contact this summer.

Logan Glass

Center Fielder
6´4´´
215 pounds
Age: 20
SSS rank among all center fielders in the system: 5
2020 SSSP Top Prospect Ranking: 55
2021 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 49

Logan Glass was quite the physical specimen for his Mustang H.S. (Okla.) varsity squad. According to Prep Baseball Report, he’s got a...

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Mark Liptak

Today in White Sox History: January 24

One of Chicago’s all-time best examples of buying low and selling high, Estaban Loaiza arrived on the South Side on this day, 19 years ago.

Buying low, and selling high.

2003

Sometimes luck plays a part in things ... sometimes a very big part.

On this date, Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams signed free agent pitcher Esteban Loaiza to a $500,000 contract, a massive discount from the $6.05 million he’d made in 2002 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Loaiza was expected to round out...

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Brett Ballantini

Congratulations to the SSS Hall of Fame Class of 2022: [symphony of sad trombones]

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David Ortiz and Mark Buehrle come close, but for the second straight year, no players are elected.

Last year’s election was so unique, we just had to double our fun in 2022!

For the second time in the 12 years of the South Side Sox Hall of Fame voting — and the second straight year! — we have elected zero candidates from our regular Cooperstown ballot. The fewest prior inductees had been way back in 2012, when Barry Larkin was enshrined all...

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Year of the Hamster

2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 15

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Erick Hernández is voted the overall No. 14 prospect. Who is the 15th-best player in the White Sox system?

If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer.

Erick Hernández makes it a second “unofficial” prospect to advance among our Top 14. Though he has yet to sign, his Instagram account says he is a member of the White Sox, so what more do you need to know? Nonetheless, Hernández earned 37% (43 of 116 votes). Aside from Drew...

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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 76: Dario Borrero

There is some exciting upside in Dario Borrero, in spite of a small sample size to date. | @BenBadler/Twitter

Despite the small sample size, this teen’s offensive tool box intrigues.

Dario Borrero

First Baseman
6´5´´
190 pounds
Age: 18
SSS rank among all first basemen in the system: 3

At his age (well, any age, really), Dario Borrero is a large individual.

When the Venezuela native was signed by Marco Paddy to a minor league contract, he had this to say: “He’s going to have a...

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Mark Liptak

Today in White Sox History: January 22

Danny Tartabull had one hell of a single season in Chicago. | Focus on Sport/Getty Images

The brief Danny Tartabull Era begins.

1960

The White Sox introduced the first Major League Baseball jersey that had a player’s name on the back. It was the brainchild of owner Bill Veeck. At first the name was only on the road jersey, but over time, teams stitched names on the backs of both road and home uniforms.

1996

The White Sox dealt minor leaguers Charles Poe and Andrew Lorraine to the Oakland...

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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 77: Craig Dedelow

Can Craig Dedelow follow in Gavin Sheets’ footsteps, as a lefty bat unleashed in Charlotte? | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

A trip to Charlotte could reawaken some of this right fielder’s gaudy power numbers.

Craig Dedelow

Right Fielder
6´4´´
210 pounds
Age: 27
SSS rank among all right fielders in the system: 9
2019 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 86
2020 SSHP Top Prospect Ranking: 45

Craig Dedelow was a three-sport athlete in high school for a short time, before a broken arm ended his prep...

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Leigh Allan

Lockout Cryptosoxery #6

Advice that goes totally unheeded today.

This week’s Cryptosoxery quiz is a piece of advice from an all-time White Sox great who might today be relegated to being a fill-in in Double-A.

First, though, the answer to last week’s quiz, a quote from a Hall of Fame pitcher who had a brief stint managing with the White Sox.

I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar. — Bob Lemon

Sentiments White Sox fans can heartily empathize with.

Lemon was named Manager of...

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