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Matt Hoeppner

Born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago. Graduate of Michigan State University's J-School. Fourth generation Sox fan. Pitch F/X and Statcast operator in Detroit and occasional play-by-play announcer for Michigan Regional Sports Network.

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White Sox set to call up Reynaldo Lopez

It appears that the White Sox are ready to promote the first of their highly touted pitching prospects to the majors, as Rick Hahn announced today that Reynaldo Lopez would be joining the White Sox rotation.  He will make his White Sox debut Friday at home against the Royals. Lopez is rated as the Sox sixth best prospect and checks in at 59th on both th ...

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White Sox maximize return in Jose Quintana deal

The White Sox finally pulled the trigger on a trade for Jose Quintana on Thursday, which wasn’t that big of a surprise.  The surprise was that they made the deal with the team across town, the Cubs.  Despite pitching being an obvious concern for the Cubs lately, they had not really come up in any of the recent rumors surrounding Quintana.  So to see these two teams pull of a trade of this magnitude without ...

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White Sox Broadcast Booth: From Hawk to Jason

For as long as I can remember, Hawk Harrelson has been the voice bringing me White Sox baseball on television.  Hawk has been the voice of my summer since I was seven years old, until now.  It was announced Wednesday that next year will be Hawk’s last as a broadcaster, and even that will come with a reduced slate of home games.  It truly is the end of an era. I watched baseball in the time before Hawk retur ...

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What the Luis Robert deal means for the White Sox

The White Sox landed another huge piece for their rebuild over the weekend when they agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Luis Robert. The 19-year-old was reportedly down to the White Sox and the Cardinals as his teams of choice.  The Sox pitched Robert on their rich Cuban heritage, with some help from manager Rick Renteria, and fellow Cuban players Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada. It was a big get for the Sox ...

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Matt Davidson’s hot start a nice sign for Sox

Yesterday we took a look at Avisail Garcia’s fantastic start to the season.  Apparently I wasn’t the only one with him in mind because Brian Kenny at MLB Network dove into the same numbers I did with Garcia.  Avi then went out and went 2-2 with a walk, and RBI and two runs scored last night to raise his average to .382 on the year. Today we are going to look at one of the other hot starters for the Sox, Mat ...

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Is Avisail Garcia finally breaking out?

We are a month into the 2017 baseball season and there have been quite a few surprises on the South Side.  Notwithstanding fact that the White Sox sit at 13-11, just a half game back of first place, there have been some individual surprise performances as well.  The two most notable of which are Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson. We will start with Avisail Garcia today and get to Davidson tomorrow.  The 25-y ...

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Jacob May looks to be the White Sox starter in CF

With the trading of Peter Bourjos to the Rays, it appears that Jacob May will be the White Sox starting centerfielder when they open the season next Monday.  While there has been no official word on the matter yet, it seems like we are just waiting for the formal announcement. May comes into the season at number 18 on the Sox prospects list according to  The 25-year-old was a third round pick by th ...

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White Sox to retire Mark Buehrle’s number

The White Sox announced today that they will retire Mark Buehrle’s number 56 before the game on June 24th this season.  Buehrle will become the 11th White Sox player to have his number retired by the club. Buehrle was always a fan favorite on the south side and along with Paul Konerko, were the core of the team throughout the first decade of the 2000’s, one of the most successful periods in team history.  I ...

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White Sox sign pitcher Derek Holland

After spending the Winter Meetings making moves to acquire players to help the team down the road, the White Sox made a move for next season on Tuesday afternoon signing pitcher Derek Holland to a one year deal. Holland is a 30-year-old left hander, who has spent his entire career with the Texas Rangers.  He compiled a 62-50 record with a 4.35 ERA o ...

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A closer look at the Adam Eaton trade

The full overhaul of the White Sox continued Wednesday afternoon with the trading of Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals.  If there was any doubt after the Chris Sale trade that the White Sox are committing to a full tear down, that doubt was washed away with the news of the Eaton deal. Eaton becomes the second of the Sox young, controllable, assets to be sent elsewhere following the trade of Chris Sale ...

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