MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

Alec Hansen’s Double-A Debut

On Monday night, Alec Hansen made his first appearance for Double-A Birmingham. Depending on your perspective, Hansen’s timetable could be construed as aggressive or conservative. After all, Hansen was drafted after three college seasons in the Big 12.  Sure, the quality of opponents isn’t quite as consistent, but if you have dominated against the best […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

Giolito Shines & Minor Leaguers Flourish

In the majors… If your first look at Lucas Giolito was in his White Sox debut, you might have concluded he profiles differently than he has all year in Triple-A.  Despite a total inability to locate or utilize his offspeed pitches, Giolito scrapped through six innings anyway relying entirely on his low-to-mid-90s heat.  And while […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

Rebuilds Aren’t Just Prospects Being Fun

If you looked at Twitter Wednesday night as the Dodgers rallied against the White Sox bullpen, overcoming a two-run deficit to win on a walk-off from Yasiel Puig, you saw some strong reactions.  Criticisms of Rick Renteria’s repeated pitching changes while chasing match ups, Dodger fans puzzled at the White Sox using Jake Petricka on […]

MLB: All Star Game-Futures Game

Minor League Promotions & Premature Free Agency Musings

News & Promotions Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins have been promoted from High-A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham. While there are only a few weeks left in the minor league season, players are human beings and when you excel in superlative fashion at your job a promotion is in order.  There’s also reason to believe that […]

MLB: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: White Sox Dominate Astros Again

After dropping 8 runs on Dallas Keuchel on Tuesday night, the White Sox scored another 7 against the Astros on Wednesday, cruising to a 7-1 victory over the American League’s best team. 1.  It was another big night for the potential bats of the future. Yoan Moncada raised his line to .196/.366/.321 by going 1-for-2 […]