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NEW KIDS ON THE SOX HAD A BUNCH OF HITS — White Sox 11, Royals 5

Tim Anderson’s placement on the 10-day injured list (strained groin) left manager Ricky Renteria with a quandry: who to lead off Saturday’s game against the Royals in Kansas City. His answer turned out to be rookie CF Luis Robert, and Robert did not disappoint. THE GOOD: Luis Robert. His career-opening six game hitting streak was […]

IT’S HARD OUT THERE FOR A PIMP: Owners cry poor, paint players as greedy

So we’re still at a stalemate in regard to Major League Baseball being played at some point in 2020, if at all. The owners have been performing a full-court press, including Cubs owner Tom Ricketts appearing on a video forum with season ticket holders to turn his pockets inside out and hope moths fly out. […]

OH, THE HUMANITY: Marquee Network Launches This Weekend

The Hindenburg. The Titanic. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge. This weekend, the much-anticipated and much-ballyhooed Marquee Network debuts. This is of relevance to the less than 50% of Chicago area homes that don’t subscribe to Comcast. While the Ricketts family (and presumably, Cubs’ Baseball Operations) have been planning this launch for years, they never thought to […]

FROM THE HOME OFFICE: Fangraphs ZiPS It.

It’s everyone’s (well, at least someone’s) favorite time of year, when seasonal projections start coming out. Fangraphs has dropped the ZiPS projections for both the White Sox and Cubs, and as you can guess, the difference in each team’s trajectory shows. Now here is a quick explanation of how these projections are cooked up: Basically, […]

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