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 […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

Fun With White Sox PECOTA Player Comparisons

PECOTA Day brings me a lot of joy for a lot of reasons, but one of the most fun aspects of its release, at least to me, is looking at the player comparisons. Like last year, I’ve picked out some of my favorite White Sox player comparisons — fun, unusual, exciting — as we continue […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

PECOTA and the 2018 White Sox

Wednesday was PECOTA Day at the Baseball Prospectus, the day when our projection system spits out how it thinks the new season will unfold. You can view the full projections over at Baseball Prospectus, and the work that goes into them always make it worth your while, but let’s dive into some of the more noteworthy projections […]

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The Catbird Speaks 1.26.18 – Roster Construction

We’re less than one month from pitchers and catchers reporting, so Collin and Nick got together to talk about what the White Sox roster looks like, as well as reactions to the latest Hot Stove dealings and the 2018 Hall of Fame class. Among the talking points: -The Brewers’ acquisitions of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo […]

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Jim Thome isn’t our guy, but it definitely feels like he is

Jim Thome isn’t our guy. You know how teams have their guy? Some of them are easy to pick out. Frank Thomas is obviously our guy. Paul Konerko? Mark Buehrle? Maybe shy of Hall of Fame standards, but they’re our guys. Derek Jeter is a Yankee. The newly-elected Trevor Hoffman is a Padre. He’s their guy, even if he bounced […]

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BP South Side is looking for writers to contribute unique, insightful posts on a semi-regular basis. Interested? Read on. For the last two years, BP South Side has sought to provide unique, critical, and entertaining perspectives on the Chicago White Sox, and with the 2018 season on the horizon we’re looking for writers ready, willing, […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

White Sox acquire Joakim Soria, Luis Avilan, cash for Jake Peter

The White Sox made a shrewd move Thursday night, acquiring relievers Joakim Soria and Luis Avilan, and cash considerations in a three-team trade with the Royals and Dodgers. Minor league utility infielder Jake Peter was sent to the Dodgers as part of the exchange. After the “All Relievers Must Go” mega sale last season, as […]

MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians

Taking stock of the AL Central

The offseason has been quiet thus far, both in terms of the overall scope of the league (with a few exceptions) and, more specifically, in the AL Central. But while the transactions those teams have made haven’t necessarily moved the needle yet, it’s worth taking stock of the state of those respective teams, moves they’ve […]