There Has To Be Something Wrong With Me

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That’s the lineup for the White Sox tonight, and I’m genuinely interested in watching this game because of that lineup.

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The Mailbag: Sox Prospects Ain’t Gettin No Respect!

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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Javier Baez’s First Career Homer

Last night I was on a plane coming back from Florida, and while I was on that plane I missed the two greatest things to happen in Chicago baseball in history. One was Adam Dunn pitching for the White Sox, and the other was Javier Baez hitting his first career home run.

A game-winner at that.

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The Mailbag: Let’s Talk Pizza

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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A Possible Home For Adam Dunn

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Thursday’s trade deadline came and went without the White Sox making a move. All your favorite White Sox trade bait is still here, from Gordon Beckham and Dayan Viciedo, to John Danks and Adam Dunn. But just because they’re still here now doesn’t mean they’ll still be here come September.

There is still the waiver deadline, in which teams can pass players through waivers, and if they go unclaimed, teams are then free to try and negotiate a trade. While I don’t expect any major changes to the Sox roster over the next month, I do think there’s a relatively decent chance that Adam Dunn could find a new home.

And those chances may have increased Thursday night.

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The Mailbag: Which Cubs Prospect Is Going To Be A Bust?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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The Mailbag: A Whole Bunch Of Bulls And White Sox Questions

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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Maybe The Yankees Can Do The White Sox A Favor

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Thanks to the Stanley Cup Final, the NBA Finals and the World Cup I haven’t spent nearly as much time paying attention to the White Sox as I normally do. And I’m grateful for it because, if you haven’t noticed, the White Sox haven’t been all that good lately.

Since improving to 31-30 earlier this month the Sox have gone and lost 11 of their last 15 games, falling all the way to last place in the AL Central, and honestly, I’m not sure they’re going to bounce back.

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Trading Bacon

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I know that the White Sox are currently 32-33 and only 3.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, but even with my history of being unreasonably optimistic about the White Sox, I’m not expecting this team to compete for the postseason this year. I just have a hard time believing this team, with no real bullpen and a starting rotation that’s actually relying on Hector Noesi, is going to contend for the long haul. Hell, they’re in the race now, but they haven’t even won as many games as they lost.

A bad division can make a team look better than it actually is.

But this team isn’t a playoff team. It’s a much better team than 2013, and it’s a lot more enjoyable to watch — THESE KIDS JUST DO NOT QUIT — but October isn’t happening in Chicago this year. In fact, the team we see in September probably won’t be the same as the one we’re watching now.

I still expect the White Sox to be sellers come the trade deadline, and one of the players I feel has a good chance of being moved is Gordon Beckham.

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