MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Pittsburgh Pirates

A few thoughts on the White Sox apparent pursuit of Manny Machado

Wednesday’s report from Ken Rosenthal that the White Sox were “the most aggressive suitors for Orioles third baseman Manny Machado” threw the White Sox thus far quiet winter into a whirlwind. As is often the case with anonymously-sourced reports, it led to more questions and a lot of potential scenarios being thrown around. Quite simply, […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles

White Sox sign Welington Castillo; agree to terms with Danny Farquhar

The White Sox made their first significant move of the offseason Friday, signing veteran catcher Welington Castillo to a two-year, $15 million deal with a $8 million club option for 2020. Castillo somewhat represents the type of relatively cheap veteran the White Sox were expected to target this offseason, but the deal is nonetheless surprising given the […]

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The Catbird Speaks 11.17.17 – The White Sox Top 10 Prospects List

The White Sox Top 10 Prospects list was released Friday on Baseball Prospectus (read the whole thing right here), and Jarrett Seidler (@jaseidler) of BP’s prospect team joined Collin (@cowhitchurch) and Nick (@Nick_BPSS) to talk about what went into the construction of the list. Among the topics: The overall state of the White Sox farm system. […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Hypothetical landing spots for Abreu, Garcia

I’m just going to get this out of the way right from the start: I’m not advocating the White Sox trade Jose Abreu or Avisail Garcia. There are logical arguments to be made for trading either or both. That’s an argument for another day. However, while Rick Hahn indicated at this week’s GM meetings in Orlando […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

Plethora of pitching prospects puts White Sox in good position

“Prospects will break your heart” is a phrase you’ve likely read on a good number of occasions on this site and others. “Pitching prospects will break your heart” is even more apt, as any scout or evaluator can likely rattle off a good dozen or so examples of pitching prospects who failed to live up […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies

In Search of Roster Filler

The 2017 season was the ultimate transformation year for the White Sox, as from the offseason through the following trade deadline, the front office managed to almost completely turn over a roster it decided it wasn’t capable of turning into a contender. Unlike some rebuilds, the fruits of the White Sox teardown came in the form […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

White Sox Season in Review: Smith, Soto, Volstad, Ynoa

There was a surprisingly long list of unexpected bright spots on the 2017 White Sox. Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia, and Yolmer Sanchez were among the most discussed position players who far surpassed expectations coming in. Tommy Kahnle was good enough to be the centerpiece of a trade that brought back a Top 100 prospect. And […]

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White Sox Season in Review: Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam

Over the next few weeks, BP South Side will be reviewing the performance of all 51 players who suited up for the 2017 White Sox. Players whose seasons were particularly noteworthy will get their own standalone article, while smaller contributors or those who were traded/cut will be grouped together. We’ll do our best to summarize and […]