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The Catbird Speaks 7.13.17 – Jose Quintana Trade Reactions

A mere hours after the news of the White Sox trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs broke, Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer got together to give us some instant reactions. Among the topics: -The trade market for Quintana, why they didn’t trade him earlier, and why they said yes this time around. […]

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South Side Morning 5: White Sox record a base hit

1. While the story of a weekend series at Coors Field was that the White Sox’ overworked, overmatched pitching staff struggling to record outs against a good offense in a terrible environment for pitchers, the White Sox very nearly flipped that narrative on its head Sunday when Kyle Freeland came two outs away from throwing […]

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The Catbird Speaks 7.7.17 – Midseason Top 50 Prospects with Craig Goldstein

Baseball Prospectus minor league editor Craig Goldstein (@cdgoldstein) joined Collin and Nick to talk prospects after BP released its Midseason Top 50 Prospects list on Thursday. Among the specific topics: -Why Reynaldo Lopez was omitted from the Top 50. -The difficulty of slotting in the newly signed Luis Robert. -Why they prospect team has always […]

MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Four White Sox on BP’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list

Baseball Prospectus posted its midseason Top 50 prospects Thursday, which more than anything provides us with a glimpse of how evaluators believe the top prospects in baseball have progressed since the season began. Before the season, BP had four White Sox prospects in its Top 50 and six in the Top 101, which of course […]

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox

Avisail Garcia is an All-Star and it’s easy to be happy for him

Avisail Garcia was named to the American League All-Star team Monday, bringing to reality something that never would’ve seemed possible just a few months ago. For most of the first half of the season, we’ve wondered aloud whether Garcia’s hot start is more mirage or the realization of talent many have long believed he’s had. […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Bumps on the Rodon

1. Ryan wrote Wednesday about the need to temper expectations for Carlos Rodon as the exciting, young left-hander made his season debut against the Yankees. But as Rodon struggled with his command in what ultimately wound up a 12-3 loss, it’s important to remember that as exciting as it is to have another supposed piece […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Sad News for Zach Putnam

1. The White Sox announced Monday that reliever Zach Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the remainder of the season. The usual rehab time for Tommy John surgery, of course, is 12-18 months, meaning it’s unlikely he’ll be able to pitch again until the 2019 season. Putnam emerged as as a […]