Posts From John Keller

Chicago White Sox Top 5 Prospects Post-Trade Deadline

The White Sox farm system has fallen to one of the worst in baseball in 2021. That doesn’t mean it’s a failure by the organization. It means their recent top prospects have made the big club.

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2021 MLB Draft Recap: Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have had a mixed bag of success with their recent drafts. This year they mixed in a variety of college and high schoolers as well as a fairly even distribution of position players and pitchers.

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2021 MLB Draft Recap: Chicago White Sox

Leading up to the draft, three names kept coming up in expert’s mocks for the Chicago White Sox first-round pick: Colson Montgomery, Max Muncy, and Wes Kath. Things could not have worked out better for the White Sox; Montgomery fell to them in the first round and Kath lasted to the second.

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MLB Midseason Awards

The All-Star Game isn’t exactly the halfway point in the season (most teams have played close to 90 games at this point) but it’s a logical stopping point to access which players are dominating. I did this exercise at the quarter-point in the season, it’s interesting to see how things have changed (or not) since then. As the season goes on, we’ll do this again at the three quarters through the year and then at the end of the season. A Rookie of the Year category has been added for this checkpoint and will be included in the two editions later in the season.

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Chicago Cubs

Since their World Series victory in 2016, the Cubs have made the playoffs three out of four seasons but won just one series. The team went from long-time lovable losers to a team that was a legitimate underachiever.

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Chicago White Sox

It’s incredible that the Chicago White Sox have played so well in 2021 considering all their injuries. Rick Hahn, the White Sox general manager, is aggressive when it comes to trades. He has built the team up over the years to get to the position they are in now.

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Chicago Bears True or False: July Edition

As the summer heats up, NFL training camps get closer and closer to opening. The Bears will report to Halas Hall in Lake Forest, IL on Tuesday, July 27. It is expected that the biggest decisions the Bears’ coaching staff will have to make will be on the offensive side of the ball.

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Fatal Flaws – American League Contenders

As of Tuesday, June 8, it appears that there are eight legitimate contenders in the American League. We will take a quick look at each and speculate on what weakness could be their downfall.

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MLB Edition: Did You Realize…?

Now that we’re a couple of months into the season, it is interesting to look at some advanced stats that are surprising from various players. So let’s focus on players that have been flying under the radar.

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