MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

Fulmer and Burger and Collins, Oh My

Talent can be acquired without the use of first round draft picks.  Jose Ramirez was an international amateur free agent,  Paul Goldschmidt was an 8th round pick, J.D. Martinez 20th round, Mookie Betts 5th round, and Giancarlo Stanton was a second rounder for the Marlins before becoming a trade acquisition for the Yankees. Still, if […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers

What Does 2018 Mean?

The fun part of the season came and went rather quickly.  The White Sox went 17-12 in August, despite series against the surging Rays, Cleveland, the Yankees and a few games against the Red Sox.  During that run, they allowed only 4.38 runs per nine, as Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and the newly-arrived Michael Kopech […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees

The White Sox Are Good?

Following a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night, the White Sox moved to 10-3 over their last 13 games. The simplest explanation here is, “12 of those games were against the Twins, Tigers, and Royals,” but at least they’re averaging 5.6 runs per game over that stretch while only allowing 3.7, […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

Abreu Injured, Avilan Traded, Burr Up

After what has felt like months of baseball purgatory, the White Sox are suddenly a font of activity.  Despite the rain, Michael Kopech’s first two major league innings were plenty entertaining.  On top of Collin’s salient observations, we learned Kopech boasts elite spin rate  to pair with his elite velocity. Then, right before Carlos Rodon […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

Checking The Prospects Beyond The Big Two

Michael Kopech has joined Eloy Jimenez in taking a sledgehammer to the doors of the majors.  Over his last five outings, Kopech has thrown 31 innings–over six innings a start–and over that time he has a 2.32 ERA with 41 strikeouts against only 4 walks.  That last bit is probably the most important statistical element […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Rodon, The Rebuild & The Trade Deadline

The Rebuild has always been about more than the handful of players acquired for Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and Adam Eaton, as crucial as they may be.  After all, Carlos Rodon represents the highest draft pick in the organization, the reward for losing 99 games in 2013, back when the White Sox still fancied themselves […]