AL Central

Lucas Giolitio Is Coming Into His Own

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By: Mark Lester   Just a few weeks ago, I was talking about how the White Sox five starting pitchers were one of, if not the worst pitching staffs in baseball. For the most part, that still appears to be the case. The starting pitching rotation ranks 29th in ERA, 29th in WHIP, 29th in BB/9, 30th in H/9, and 27th in HR/9. It doesn’t take an expert to look at that and make the assertion that the pitching situation is pretty terrible on the South Side. But it hasn’t been all doom and gloom; in fact, one pitcher on...

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Jose Abreu's Potential Trade Destinations

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By: Mark Lester   For six years now, the White Sox have been mediocre at best and terrible at worst. For a team where it’s been almost impossible to look on the bright side for so many seasons,  a constant positive since 2014 has been AL RoY and All-Star first-baseman José Abreu. He has about 20 career WAR and a career slash of .294/.353/.516. This year, he bounced back from a slow start to the year and is currently leading the AL in RBIs with 33 after only a month of play. Meanwhile, his team is 16-19 and pretty much...

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The Indians Should Start Hitting The Panic Button

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By: Noah Wright   The Cleveland Indians in one of the easiest divisions in baseball. As long as guys performed as they’re supposed to, and players didn’t go down with severe injuries, they were almost guaranteed the division. However, the two things that the Indians needed to go right didn’t. Players aren’t performing to expectations, and the team has had some pretty severe injuries. For starters, their star shortstop, Francisco Lindor, started the year on the IL. That was after he performed extremely well, with a .277/.352/.519 line in 745 PA’s, with 38 long balls, 25 stolen bases, and 2.5...

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White Sox Report Card: April

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By: Mark Lester   After 6 months of waiting for baseball to come back, the first month of the 2019 season seemed to pass by pretty quickly for me. For you Red Sox fans, I’d guess it’s felt like an eternity, since it’s normally the other Sox that are stuck below .500. Now we’re both in the same boat, the main difference being is that the Southsiders are performing ABOVE expectations, which, granted isn’t saying much. The White Sox as of April 30th, the White Sox are 12-14 with a matching Pythagorean W-L of 12-14, good for 4th in the...

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The 2019 White Sox Are Looking...Better

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By: Mark Lester   Anyone with a pair of eyes and some common sense could tell you that the 2018 White Sox were an absolute trainwreck. They allowed 848 runs while scoring only 656 for a Pythagorean W-L (win-loss record based on run differential) total of 62 wins and 100 losses. Their actual win-loss record was the same, at 62-100. Perhaps the most notable thing about this team was how fast they plummeted to the bottom of the standings, starting off the year with an abysmal record of 5-16. This year is a different story. Though it doesn’t sound very...

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