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Rough times for Sox, but positive strides in Phegley, Beckham

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) The White Sox (34-51) were swept for the seventh time this season. They lost for the ninth time in the past 11 games. They haven’t moved from the bottom of the AL Central since early June. Giving you the play by play from this weekend’s sweep isn’t going to make anyone feel better. With a make-up game against the Cubs tonight and a road trip to Detroit and Philadelphia, Sox ...

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Sox snap Orioles winning streak, and other Southsider Updates

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) If there ever was a good game to watch this season (and lately there aren’t many), this was the one. The White Sox (33-47) had it all together for once. No errors and solid defense, Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie hit home runs, Gordon Beckham had three hits, John Danks pitched into the eighth, and the White Sox topped the hot Baltimore Orioles (47-37) with a 5-2 victory Tuesd ...

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Chicago could, and should, have two Gold Glove second basemen

When it comes to second basemen in Chicago, defense has always been a key component. The White Sox had the first ever AL Gold Glove winner at second base in Nellie Fox, who won it three times, while the Cubs had Ryne Sandberg win nine consecutive NL Gold Glove awards. This season, each side of town has a real chance to put more second base Gold Glove awards in their trophy cases, as Gordon Beckham of the Wh ...

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What’s Wrong With Gordon Beckham?

2009 was such a promising year with the young Beckham touting a 343 OBP, 811 OPS, a pretty decent contact rate of 84%, a really good power rating, and a batting average of 279 nearly matching his xBA of 283. The future for this young second baseman sure looked bright. But the proverbial light on his future has dimmed to the point of being extinguished. Instead of improving, Beckham became worse offensively. ...

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Let’s Talk Lineups

Though not much has changed personnel wise as as far as the White Sox offense goes, there certainly will need to be some key decisions made by manager Ozzie Guillen for the 2011 campaign. The Sox added Adam Dunn, and will see either Brent Morel or Dayan Viciedo compete heavily for the 3rd base position.  Other than those two spots, the roster remains nearly identical to last year. So how do you line em up? ...

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Stop Losing to the Orioles!

While the Twins are in the middle of being 4-game swept by the Rangers, the Sox are falling to the Orioles, at home. Yesterday night, the White Sox won a big game cutting the division lead to 3.5 games.  Today they had a golden opportunity to make that lead 2.5.  But instead, in a matchup between perennial star Mark Buehrle, and struggling youngster Brian Matusz, the Sox fall 4-2. In one inning Konerko, Que ...

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What has happened to Gordon Beckham?

With the 8th pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball entry Draft the Chicago White Sox select GORDON BECKHAM from the University of Georgia.  When the Sox made this pick, many Sox were already calling for Gordon to be their savior.  He had power, speed, and had a very good glove over at shortstop. Essentially he was a prospect that could really do anything. Beckham spent the 2008 season in the Sox minor leag ...

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Sweaty Freddy Comes Up LARGE in Sox win

Over the last couple years the Sox biggest rival was not the Cubs, Twins or Tigers.  The biggest rival was the Metrodome.  Many Sox losses took place there and so did much fruastration.  Well, the Twins don't play in the Metrodome anymore, they play in the newest of Baseball stadiums, Target Field. The Sox had one of their biggest innings of the season as AJ and Alexei both cranked out 2 run doubles in the ...

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Peavy the Great shuts down Toronto

As I said last week, Jake might have been hearing the chants of Cy Young! Cy Young! Cy Young!  Tonight, more and more people might have been starting those chants.  Jake was excellent as he took a perfect game into the 6th inning.  However the clock struck mid night for his no hit bid as John Buck took him deep.  Peavy went 8 innings giving up only 2 runs on 3 hits while striking out 8.  Only other pitcher ...

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Extra Innings Doom South Siders

At least they scored runs this time! Coming fresh off a sweep last night the Sox were dropped by the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 in 12 innings. The game was scoreless through 4 as both pitchers were excellent.  John Buck broke the tie in the 5th with his 2 run homer run to left center field.  Mark Kotsay countered with a 2 run home run of his own to deep center field. In the bottom half of the 6th the Sox took th ...

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