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Jeremy Karll

White Sox Need to Make a Decision on the Struggling Yermín Mercedes

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Yerminator’s numbers have been trending downward since the end of April, making him a liability in the lineup

There wasn’t a better story in April than Yermín Mercedes emphatically breaking onto the baseball scene, with his chains flopping as he rounded the bases and infectious smile making him an instant fan favorite.

He’s a 28-year-old rookie who battled his way through the minor leagues. Then, when given his first extended chance in...

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Kyle Thele Brett Ballantini

South Side Sox Reacts: 2021 Surprises

Confidence is high in the White Sox — but less so in other clubs

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Chicago White Sox fans, and fans across the country.

Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the latest SB Nation Reacts Survey, 93% of White Sox fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 86% last week and 89% the week before.

While White Sox fans are feeling good...

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White Sox Trade Rumors: D-Backs' Eduardo Escobar Pursued as Madrigal Replacement

The Chicago White Sox are in discussions with the Arizona Diamondbacks about trading for infielder Eduardo Escobar, per

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White Sox reportedly discussing Eduardo Escobar trade with Diamondbacks

The talks are worth watching as a deal makes a lot of sense for both sides. 

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Mitch Ransdell

South Side Sox 2021 Player of the Week (ending June 19): Carlos Rodón

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Lós torments the Tigers and tattoos Texas in a pair of no-hit bids

While the White Sox may have met their match with the Houston Astros this week, there’s still much to be celebrated about this South Side rotation.

Carlos Rodón made the only solid appearance of the four Texas outings, carrying a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Across his seven-inning appearance, he allowed just a single earned run, keeping his sparkling clean ERA at a lemony-fresh...

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Mark Liptak

Today in White Sox History: June 21

Ted Lyons had a unique, and incredibly effective, 1942 season. He notched his 250th win before leaving for a four-year hitch in the Marines.

A milestone win for a franchise great


White Sox pitcher and future Hall-of-Famer Ted Lyons won his 250th career game, beating the Red Sox, 6-5.

That season, Lyons only pitched on Sundays, and posted this incredible statistic: In his 20 starts that year he completed all 20 games! He went 14-6 with a league-leading 2.10 ERA. At the end of the...

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Brett Ballantini Chrystal O'Keefe Joe Resis Darren Black Tommy Barbee

South Side Sox Podcast 47 — Fallen in Houston

Chrystal O’Keefe, Joe Resis, Darren Black and Tommy Barbee hop on with Brett Ballantini to discuss a disastrous weekend in Houston, and the state of the Sox moving forward

A four-game losing streak? Podcast!

Chrystal O’Keefe, Joe Resis, Tommy Barbee, Darren Black and Brett Ballantini gathered post-sweep to discuss the panic level (very low) and prospects for bringing in help to bolster the club (also, very low).

Aside from Brett forgetting Chrystal’s name, here are some chat...

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Darren Black

White Sox Minor League Update: June 20, 2021

Taylor Varnell did his job, but the bullpen and offense failed him today. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

A rainout and three losses, as Taylor Varnell and the Barons offense shine

Today's game has been postponed due to inclement weather pic.twitter.com/SiKc5cnTaW

— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) June 20, 2021

This was an odd one, not because of any player or play, but for most of this game, the teams were mirroring run production each inning. No team held a lead for...

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Mark Liptak

Today in White Sox History: June 20

Ed Farmer found his career forever changed, after a brawl on this day, 41 years ago. | Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Two huge brawls scar the day


In a game with the Yankees that the White Sox won 4-3, a record was set for the largest crowd to see a game at Comiskey Park before the upper deck was added: 43,000.


In the eighth inning of a game in St. Louis, a brawl broke out between White Sox and Browns players. As pitcher George Caster was leaving the mound he fired the ball toward...

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Ashley Sanders

Six Pack of Stats: Astros 8, White Sox 2

Welp: It was only four games in June. | FanGraphs

Houston, we had a problem. Luckily, Pittsburgh and Seattle await the swept South Siders

Houston, we had a problem.

The Chicago White Sox are swept out of Houston with struggling pitching, poor defense, and almost nonexistent extra-base hits. Luckily, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners are the two upcoming series that should help the Sox regain their confidence and swagger.

The Starters

Dallas Keuchel, in his homecoming to...

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Hannah LaMotta

Astros 8, White Sox 2: Brutal Series Sweep in Houston

Jake Lamb celebrates driving in the only runs of the game, after a two-run homer in the second inning that briefly gave the White Sox the lead. | Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

South Siders lose their fourth straight game, which shows that changes need to be made

If there’s one thing we want to do with this series, it is absolutely bury it and never speak of it again.

The Chicago White Sox have been swept by the Houston Astros in this four-game series at Minute Maid Park, ending on...

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Hannah LaMotta

Gamethread: White Sox at Astros

Dallas Keuchel tips his cap after a warm welcome from the Houston Astros in his return to Minute Maid Park. | Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Keuchel returns to Minute Maid Park, trying to help sidestep a four-game sweep

Happy Father's Day, #SoxDads! pic.twitter.com/DP4DJZJ5X2

— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 20, 2021

Happy Sunday, Sox fans!

The Chicago White Sox will take on the Houston Astros in the final game of their four-game set, and will look to celebrate this Father’s...

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Janice Scurio Sam Sherman

North Side Sox Podcast 17: DJ Gladney (Diary of a Cannon Baller)

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In this new North Side Sox segment, we bring you up close and personal to minor league life

In this new segment from your friends at the North Side Sox Podcast, we invite you to get to know the guys of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, the White Sox Low-A affiliate in the East League.

We’re especially excited to bring you a hometown guy for our inaugural episode: Ballers third baseman DJ Gladney. The 19-year-old (soon to be 20) was drafted by the White Sox in the...

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Brett Ballantini

White Sox Minor League Update: June 19

Jason Bilous or Bailey Horn could have gotten the lead art today as well, but Jerry Burke was ruthlessly efficient in the Dash win. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

Three wins, and three amazing starting pitching performances from Jason Bilous, Jerry Burke and Bailey Horn

WOOF. In the three affiliate wins tonight, the starters combined for 15 innings, TWO HITS and 20 Ks. But just two wins!

Hey, anyone else notice I’m the only one so far this year with a winning recap record? No? OK. Who...

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Jeremy Karll

Six Pack of Stats: Astros 7, White Sox 3

Houston has been in control for the majority of this series so far. | FanGraphs

The South Siders couldn’t recover from Houston’s four-run third inning

One more game, and the White Sox (43-28) can leave Houston. A 7-3 loss to the Astros on Saturday adds to arguably the most frustrating three-game stretch of the season, but there’s still a chance to salvage a win on Sunday.

The Starters

Lance Lynn gave up five earned runs in his previous five starts, spanning 31 innings. The Astros...

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Leigh Allan

White Sox fall to Astros, 7-3

His 1,500th career strikeout was the only highlight for Lance Lynn tonight. | Bob Levey/Getty Images

Sort of in-between getting slaughtered on Thursday and walked-off on Friday

Lance Lynn celebrated getting his 1,500th career strikeout by then getting pummeled by the Houston Astros, something that happened to him regularly when he pitched for Texas. The first time through the lineup went just fine, five strikeouts and one unearned run following a Yoán Moncada throwing error. But the second...

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Leigh Allan

Gamethread: White Sox at Astros

Not actually Lance Lynn vs. Framber Valdez, but a possible extra inning alternative to a man on second | Photo by Henry Guttmann Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

At least it’s a lefty this time

After scoring only three runs combined against Houston righthanders in the first two games of the series, the White Sox are probably pretty happy to be getting a southpaw to bat against in game three. The problem is the southpaw in question, who will be facing Lance Lynn.

Framber Valdez...

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Mark Liptak

Today in White Sox History: June 19

All the hits for the team and singing the National Anthem? Lamar Johnson, have a day


The Sox celebrated Eddie Collins Day at Comiskey Park. Collins would be admitted into the Hall of Fame in 1939 and was one of the finest second baseman in major league history. He played 12 seasons with the White Sox and is the only member of the 3,000-hit club to get that safety in a White Sox uniform.


Wilbur Wood threw his last good game for the White Sox as he beat the A’s, 2-1, in the...

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James Fox

White Sox Deadline Additions? Trust the Pro Scouts

Need left field help? Right field? Center? Starling Marte can provide all three, at a reasonable cost. | Justin Berl/Getty Images

The group is on a hot streak this year, so prospective improvements to the active roster are in good hands

During Rick Hahn’s tenure as general manager of the White Sox, the pro scouting department has been rightly questioned, as bad money was too often spent and mistakes were all too familiar.

While changes to that department have occurred, they’re...

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Julie Brady

White Sox Minor League Update: June 18, 2021

Tim Beckham is having quite! a! week! | Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights

Let’s look forward to tomorrow!

Box score link

The Knights only hit two home runs tonight, and it was not enough to overcome the four allowed by starting pitcher Jonathan Stiever. When he struggles, he tends to give up the long ball, and the Knights ballpark is one that lends itself to that kind of thing.

So definitely an outing to forget for Stiever, who didn’t survive the sixth inning; he gave up six runs, walking...

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