MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

Waiting on Luis Robert

Sometimes there’s a blind spot. An uncorrectable weakness. A seemingly systemic Achilles’ heel that exists for reasons that don’t quite make sense. Think of the Chicago Bears’ practically perennial ineptitude at developing quarterbacks. You can recognize the flaw. It’s glaringly obvious as it stares you in the face, year in and year out. But there’s […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

White Sox Make First Wave of Spring Training Roster Moves

The White Sox announced a number of roster moves Tuesday afternoon, the bulk of which are unsurprising, although a couple were at least worth some thought.  As for obvious moves, the injured Jake Burger was assigned to minor league camp.  So too was Jordan Guerrero, who has yet to pitch above Double-A, and defensive specialist […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

South Side Spring Training 3: This is March

It’s officially the best month of the year as the Academy Awards, March Madness, and this author’s birthday (the target audience of this intro consists of me and maybe my family, if we’re being honest) serve as welcomed distractions from the monotony of meaningless Spring Training games. Before we know it real, live, baseball games that matter […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox

South Side Spring Training 5: Oh No, Jake Burger

1. I have declared myself as the president of the Jake Burger Fan Club and anyone who would like to challenge my spot on the throne is welcome to fight me on that waterfall in Wakanda. — Collin Whitchurch (@cowhitchurch) February 26, 2018 As you’ll see from the time stamp on this tweet, I made […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers

South Side Spring Training 5: We Have Our First Injury

1. The fact that Micker Adolfo’s UCL injury doesn’t appear as serious as the team initially thought is obviously good news for the young outfielder who’s battled his share of misfortune during his four years in the system. Adolfo had a breakout season in Low-A Kannapolis in 2017, both in terms of production and his […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

Does anything actually matter in spring training games?

No. Look nobody has ever accused me of burying a lede, but while the short and simple answer to the question is “no”, there are individual elements of these games that matter both from a roster-building and developmental standpoint. The White Sox begin their Cactus League schedule today against the Dodgers. Dylan Covey will start, and Tyler […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Spring Training 5: Baseball Activities

Most of the White Sox have been in camp for close to a week now, but Monday was the official first full-squad workout, with everyone reporting save for Jose Rondon, Bruce Rondon, Jose Ruiz, and Alfredo Gonzalez, all of whom have been delayed because of visa issues. With actual baseball activities finally in full swing, […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers

South Side Morning 5: Training Days

1. The day we’ve all been waiting for, that signals the start of another long wait, is finally here. White Sox pitchers and catcher officially report to Spring Training in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday, and with it comes pictures and videos of world class athletes doing things like hitting baseballs off tees and playing catch […]

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