MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Depth still matters for teams like the White Sox

The reasons why the White Sox found themselves in a position where contention no longer seemed palpable are aplenty. In order for a team to get to a point where selling off their two best players for prospects and pushing their competitive window back several years seems like the best course of action, plenty of poor […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

It’s Spring Training time and everyone’s feelin’ fine

White Sox pitchers and catchers — as well as a good number of early-arriving position players — participated in workouts at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., for the first time Tuesday. The start of Spring Training is normally noteworthy for no other reason than because it’s the start of something. We’re still more than six […]

NFL: Camelback Ranch Aerials

Everything you need to pay attention to during Spring Training

White Sox pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Glendale, Ariz., on Tuesday and you’re lucky enough to have stumbled upon this article, which will tell you all the important things to pay attention to over the next six weeks. You’re welcome. The young guys, duh Duh. We’ve read plenty about all of the […]

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The Catbird Speaks 2.13.17 – Spring Training Preview with James Fegan

James Fegan, White Sox reporter for The Athletic Chicago and BPSouthside.com’s Editor Emeritus, returns to the podcast fresh off of his flight to Arizona for Spring Training to help us preview White Sox camp. Among the topics: -Why all the new, young arms are among the things to most look forward to at camp, -What […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

White Sox win total projection reveals a few things

The dead period between Hot Stove season and Spring Training leaves us in a state of destitution. We eagerly devour anything that even remotely resembles baseball news, scurrying under the table to feast on the crumbs of a Wily Mo Pena minor-league deal or bizarre rule change possibility. Preseason projections are the perfect meal to […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

A first look at the White Sox PECOTA projections

It’s PECOTA release day at Baseball Prospectus, and with that comes our first peek at how the White Sox will fare in 2017. It’s no secret that the White Sox aren’t expected to contend this season, but individual player projections are still important. For players like Tim Anderson and Carlos Rodon, we get a first […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

10 days ’til camp and not much going on

We’re 10 days from pitchers and catcher reporting to camp in Glendale, Ariz., and there isn’t much going on. A recap of White Sox-related news over the last couple of days: Jose Quintana trade rumors resurfaced Wednesday when USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted that the Rangers had increased their pursuit of the White Sox lefty. […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

This is probably your 2017 White Sox roster

The White Sox report to camp in about two weeks and, as I wrote about yesterday, we’re coming off of a winter in which there were no ill-fated, half-assed attempts to construct a contender. Rick Hahn & Co. picked a lane and stuck to it, and despite an already impressive prospect haul in the deals […]

MLB: Winter Meetings

Commitment to rebuild means commitment to patience

Last weekend’s SoxFest event provided us with our first look at the 2017 White Sox as they’ll likely be constructed. It also gave Rick Hahn his first opportunity to speak about the challenges the team faces as it undergoes its most drastic rebuild in two decades. Hahn’s statements throughout the weekend, both to reporters and […]