Record Date: 1/15/2023
- Chicago White Sox agree to terms with their arbitration-eligible players, including Dylan Cease. Josh and Jim look ahead to gauge Cease’s future earnings, using Lucas Giolitio and Max Fried as examples.
- Sam Mondry-Cohen, who helped build the Washington Nationals analytics platform, is joining the Chicago White Sox front office. Here’s the New York Times profile of Mondry-Cohen back in 2019.
- Rather than spending and adding multiple players to the roster, Rick Hahn has expanded the clubhouse’s support staff. Could this approach produce a bounce back from a once-promising roster core?
“Chicago Pile-1” could be used derisively if the Sox stumble again. I’d avoid it. “Manhattan Project” will only work if the Sox approach the Yankees’ payroll. “Met Lab” will only work if the Sox suddenly emulate Steve Cohen. Would “Argonne” be too obscure?
Staying with the University of Chicago, but moving away from the military-industrial-university complex, “Common Core” would address the across-the-board improvements the Sox require.
I took an American labor history coarse in college, and Chicago always figured prominently in it, so my nomination would be “Haymarket”. A nod to the working class history of the south side, and a cheeky little wink at JR.
Speakeasy should be the name. Most people don’t know Chicago’s ties to the manhattan project, lean into 1920s Chicago, this is the way to go.
My contribution would be, Slaughterhouse, after the Union stock yards.
Double entendre intended.
A very late and very long entry for the name of the new program:
Number cruncher, star maker, stacker of facts, player with statistics, and data handler to the nation.
(with big apologies to Carl Sandburg)