MLB: Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: These Aren’t The Pitchers You’re Looking For

1. Ryan aptly summed up the general feelings of the most exciting pitcher in White Sox history returning in an opposing uniform Tuesday, but it was nice to see everyone playing make nice in Chris Sale’s first start in Chicago wearing a Red Sox uniform since his offseason trade to Boston. Despite Sale’s often hot-headedness and some belief […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners

South Side Morning 5: Jose Quintana Falls Off A Cliff

1. Jose Quintana’s performance in Wednesday’s 8-6 loss to the Diamondbacks is tough to figure out. His first three innings were perfect — zero baserunners, five strikeouts. He seemed well on his way to his second straight stellar outing, third straight quality start, and putting all of his early season struggles to bed for good. […]

MLB: Winter Meetings

South Side Morning 5: More to say about Luis Robert

1. Since news broke Saturday that the White Sox have agreed to terms with Cuban star Luis Robert there’s been plenty of excitement about both his skill set and what that type of signing means for the White Sox future and their commitment to the future. The one piece that threw a bit of cold water on the […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

The White Sox offense is going to be bad for a while

There was never much of a doubt heading into the season that the White Sox offense would be one of the weaker aspects of the team. Even if the expected above-average contributors — Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier, Tim Anderson — performed at or around their median expectations, there were far too many unknown quantities in the […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: Tim Anderson is struggling, but it’s not panic time yet

1. Tim Anderson’s struggles have gotten to the point of being well documented, if not worrisome. He’s now accumulated about one quarter of the plate appearances he had during his rookie season, and has acknowledged the fact that he’s not performing up to his standards. “This year has been one of the toughest times of […]

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The Catbird Speaks 5.8.17 – We Called Answer Dave and he Answered

Dave Brown joined Collin and Nick to talk about the White Sox. Among the topics: -How and why Dave grew up a White Sox fan. -The White Sox better-than-expected start to the season and what it means for the future of Jose Quintana. -The surprising good starts of the likes of Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia, […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: Derek Holland is Sliding Back Into Relevancy

1. When Derek Holland is at his best, as he was in Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Royals, he’s keeping hitters off balance with a fixture of perfectly placed fastballs and offspeed stuff out of the zone. During his peak seasons, 2011 and 2013, the whiff percentage on his curveball was 21 percent and 23 […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: Jose Quintana is Just Fine

1. Jose Quintana’s early season struggles are firmly in the past after Tuesday’s gem in a 6-0 win over the Royals. He’s now thrown 14 innings in his last two starts, allowing one earned run and four walks while striking out 17. “But it’s just the Royals” you say tauntingly, as you’ve astutely observed that each of […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: It’s Not Gonna Be May

1. The White Sox optioned struggling Jacob May to Triple-A following Monday’s 7-1 loss to the Royals, a sad but not surprising conclusion to the outfielder’s tenure on the 25-man roster. May’s demotion became necessary as his playing time became more scarce. He had gone from April 23 to Monday without a start, and if he’s […]