Add Dunn, acquire runs.

Five years later, Kenny Williams has a center fielder. In fact, Williams has several options for center field. Last year’s mid-season waiver move to pick-up Alex Rios was a risky, and costly, acquisition, but it plugged a hole in the outfield. But in case Rios doesn’t pan out – and there’s a good chance he’ll […]

“You guys headed over here, light a match”

Though they won the World Series in 2005, for the past four seasons, the White Sox have been actually closer to hitting the rebuild button than repeating their championship feat. Kenny Williams’ quest to plug the hole in center field was finally accomplished this year by the acquisition of Alex Rios, but that may have […]

The emerging consensus around baseball is that former White Sox starting pitcher Jose Contreras is old and just about washed up. Certainly, his traditional stats of a 5-13 ERA and a 5.42 ERA do little to convince you otherwise. Which is why I was shocked when I looked at Alejandro’s White Sox WAR pie and […]

For the past few days the White Sox have gone through a torturous road trip that all but killed their post-season hopes. As a result, GM Kenny Williams traded a few of his veterans and now the team fades slowly into irrelevance. Naturally, the next step is to try and make sense of what went […]

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